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Office of Institutional Advancement. GTU Photograph Collection
GTU 97-9-1  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Agency History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Office of Institutional Advancement. GTU Photograph collection
    Dates: 1965-
    Collection number: GTU 97-9-1
    Creator: Graduate Theological Union
    Collection Size: 9 boxes

    3.5 linear feet
    Repository: The Graduate Theological Union. Library.
    Berkeley, CA 94709
    Abstract: This collection consists of GTU photographs taken and collected primarily for the purpose of publishing them in the GTU newsletters Ecumenical Associates News and later Currents, as well as other publications such as the GTU View Book and GTU Catalog, and in brochures.
    Shelf location: 1/A/2-A/3
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to The Graduate Theological Union. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Graduate Theological Union as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    Office of Institutional Advancement. GTU Photograph collection, GTU 97-9-1. Graduate Theological Union Archives, Berkeley, CA.

    Acquisition Information

    Collected by the Graduate Theological Union

    Agency History

    These are photographs that were primarily used in Graduate Theological Union newsletters, Ecumenical Associates News and Currents, as well as other publications, such as the GTU View Book and GTU Catalog, and in brochures. Photographs captured events, conferences, distinguished visitors and lecturers, GTU Presidents, Deans, and faculty, and GTU buildings and member schools. Photographs of the GTU Library have been taken both to publish, and to document the building itself, and the functions within the building. Staff photos, have been taken periodically for identification purposes, to be posted on a bulletin board, or reproduced in a personnel manual so that staff may better know each other.
    The development function was first part of the President's Office. The photographs were originally filed in that office. When the function was formed into a separate Development Office, later named the Office of Institutional Advancement, the photographs were filed with that office.
    There has never been a GTU administrative policy concerning when, why, or by whom photographs are to be taken or kept. Not all events (Commencement, Convocation, annual lectures, etc.) have been photographed.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    For the original accession, including photographs from 1965-6/2000, there had been little organization of the photographs since 1965. In the mid-1990s they had been roughly sorted into broad categories in hanging files in the Office of Institutional Advancement. For the most part, they were still in their original paper envelopes from the developer. Most photographs were not identified. If they were, they were only partially identified by only the event, the individuals, or the date. Very rarely was the identification information complete. The GTU Archivist has identified the photographs in the original accession to the best of her knowledge, by researching past newsletters, and by asking people to assist in the identification. Errors are possible.
    Photographs will be added to the collection and inter-filed as received, revision dates will not be listed.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Graduate Theological Union--Photographs
    Graduate Theological Union Library--Photographs
    Berkeley (Calif.)--Photographs
    Graduate students--California--Berkeley--Photographs
    American Baptist Seminary of the West--Photographs
    Church Divinity School of the Pacific--Photographs
    Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology (Berkeley, Calif.)--Photographs
    Franciscan School of Theology (Berkeley, Calif.)--Photographs
    Pacific School of Religion (Berkeley, Calif.)--Photographs
    Starr King School for the Ministry--Photographs

    Related Material

    Related Collections: GTU 94-9-2: GTU Library. Library Images. Photographs, Building Construction, 1979-81, 1985-87. GTU 94-9-3: GTU Library. Library Images. Photographs, Library Staff and GTU Administrative Staff, ca. 1968-
    Videotapes: GTU 93-3-1: GTU: A Vision of Excellence, 1983 GTU 94-3-1: GTU 30th Anniversary Events and Inauguration of Glenn Bucher, 1993 GTU 98-1-2: GTU Convocation, Alice Walker, Speaker, 1997