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Finding Aid for the Edgar Johnson Goodspeed Papers, 1950-1951
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Edgar Johnson Goodspeed Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1950-1951
    Collection number: 128
    Creator: Goodspeed, Edgar Johnson, 1871-1962
    Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Edgar J. Goodspeed (1871-1962) taught at the University of Chicago in 1894 and wrote more than fifty books. The collection consists of an original typescript, layouts, galley proofs, page proofs, and published copy of Edgar J. Goodspeed's book titled, A Life of Jesus (1950).
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Edgar J. Goodspeed, 1951.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Edgar Johnson Goodspeed Papers (Collection 128). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 1470598 


    Goodspeed was born October 23, 1871 in Quincy, Illinois; began teaching at University of Chicago in 1894; he later became professor of the Bible and Patristic Greek; wrote more than fifty books, including translations of the Old and New Testaments, The Story of the Bible (1957), How to Read the Bible (1946), A Life of Jesus (1950), and an autobiography titled, As I Remember (1953); died January 13, 1962.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of an original typescript, layouts, galley proofs, page proofs, and published copy of Edgar J. Goodspeed's book titled, A Life of Jesus (1950). Also includes a biographical sketch, a book review, and two photographs of Dr. Goodspeed.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Goodspeed, Edgar Johnson, 1871-1962--Archives.
    Jesus Christ--Biography--Research.
    Authors, American--United States--Archival resources.
    Manuscripts for publication.