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Inventory of the Office Of The President And Dean. GTU Guild, 1964-1979
GTU 91-8-1 Record Group: 2, Subgroup D  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Agency History

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Office Of The President And Dean. GTU Guild,
    Date (inclusive): 1964-1979
    Accession number: GTU 91-8-1

    Record Group: 2, Subgroup D
    Shelf location: 3/E/3
    Size: Number of containers: 1 box

    Linear feet: 1 ft.
    Repository: The Graduate Theological Union.
    Berkeley, California
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    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

    [Identification of item], Office Of The President And Dean. GTU Guild, GTU 91-8-1, The Graduate Theological Union Archives, Berkeley, CA.

    Access Points

    Graduate Theological Union --History --Sources
    Women --Societies and clubs --California --Berkeley
    Women and religion --History --Sources

    Agency History

    The GTU Guild was formed as a women's auxiliary in 1968 at the request of John Dillenberger, then President of GTU, "to support and interpret the GTU to groups in the community". The guild ceased in the early 1980s.
    An early letter of invitation to membership states: "The Guild needs people who would enjoy helping with the expansion of the membership, working with the Bibliographical Center, helping with special events, working on a speakers' bureau, guiding tours of visiting dignitaries around the seminaries, serving as a hostess, or assisting with secretarial work."
    Membership included wives of the heads of the participating institutions, the women members of the Board of Trustees, and lay persons from each of the denominations represented by the seminaries. In 1970, the Guild published a handbook on the GTU: The Graduate Theological Union: Its Participants and Their Ecclesiastical Heritage. They also were active in hosting receptions, providing public tours of the seminaries, offered twice yearly programs to the public, provided speakers to community and church groups, and raised donations and gave support for acquisitions to first the Bibliographical Center, then the Common Library. In 1975-76, a Guild Scholarship was founded to provide emergency funds to students with pressing needs. Though the Guild ceased to function as a group in the early 1980's, the Scholarship continues to be given irregularly.