The material is arranged as received from the donor. File folders retain the original headings, with the exception of loose
materials received February 24, 2009. Nearly all items reflect Prof. Gold's personal involvement in the GTU. SEE ALSO: GTU 90-5-03, GTU Oral History Collection.
There are audiotapes and typed transcripts of oral history intervews with Victor Gold on
the formation and early years of the GTU. See the online version. SEE ALSO: Area I
collection, GTU 92-1-01.
Victor Roland Gold was born September 18, 1924 in Garden City, Kansas. He graduated from Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa,
in 1945 and from Wartburg Theological Seminary, Dubuque, Iowa, in 1946. He received his doctorate in Old Testament studies
from John Hopkins University (1951), a student of William Foxwell Albright. He served congregations in Texas, Maryland and
Michigan prior to his call as an Associate Professor of Old Testament at the Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley,
CA in 1956. He taught there for over 50 years. A student remembers that he opened his classes by saying, "I'm still doing
this because I am still learning new ways of understanding the Bible-from you, my students." He died September 17, 2008,
in Oakland, CA.
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