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Email: archives@gtu.edu
Collections with online items: 24
Physical collections: 134
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Adams (Douglas G.) Collection

Douglas Glenn Adams (1945 April 12 - 2007 July 24) was professor of Christianity and the Arts at Pacific School of Religion for 31 years and member of the core Graduate Theological Union faculty. He was an international scholar in...

Berkeley Free Church Collection

The Berkeley Free Church (South Campus Community Ministry), 1967-1972, Richard York, Pastor, operated a service ministry to the Berkeley, CA, Telegraph Ave. area transients, runaways and hippies. Services included a referral switchboard, counseling, health care, crash pads, and free food....

Board of Trustees: Art Exhibit Records

Art and other special exhibits have been displayed at the Graduate Theological Union Library since opened in 1981. This collection contains records from the the Trustees Aesthetics Committee and the art curator's office. Materials include flyers, slides and photos of...

Brown (Robert McAfee) Collection

Robert McAfee Brown, 1920-2001, was a Christian theologian, ethicist, teacher, author, preacher, and advocate for peace and justice in social, economic, and gender issues. The collection contains published and unpublished material by R.M. Brown and by various other authors.

Centers and Programs. Center for the Study of New Religious Movements

This collection documents the history of the Center for the Study of New Religious Movements from 1977-1983.

Christian World Liberation Front Collection

The collection contains records about evangelical Christians and the Jesus movement in Berkeley from 1970 through the eighties. Materials primarily represent the Christian World Liberation Front (CWLF) and the Spiritual Counterfeits Project (SCP), but also include materials on the Bay...

Culver (Elsie T.) Collection

The collection apparently was donated by Elsie Thomas Culver to the Center for Women and Religion (CWR) at the GTU around 1979. In 1992, the collection was transferred from CWR to the GTU Archives, still in its original boxes and...

DeSola (Carla) Sacred Dance Collection

The collection documents the career of Carla DeSola and sacred dance: performances, writings, photographs, videos and teaching. She has been a leader and innovator in the sacred dance community since the Sixties.

Donnelly (Dorothy Dody H.) Papers

Manuscript and audio visual collection of Dody H. Donnelly (June 29, 1920 - 2013), a professor at several seminaries within Graduate Theological Union and Catholic leader in women's rights, organization and prison reform. In 1971 she became the first full...

Hogue (Harland E.) Oral History Collection

Harland E. Hogue, 1908-1999, was professor of homiletics and church history at the Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, CA. His oral history interviews discuss his life, career, experiences, people, and general observations at PSR beginning in 1954. The interviews also...

King (Thomas Starr) Collection

Thomas Starr King (1824 - 1864) was a Unitarian and Universalist minister and popular lecturer. Son of a Universalist minister who served in New York and Massachusetts, he also served churches in the Boston area. He accepted a call to...

Larson (James Timothy): The Creative Legacy Collection

Timothy James Larson (1942-2011) served as pastor, educator, therapist and caregiver. After becoming permanently disabled, he wrote spiritual journals, memoirs and poetry. This collection includes his over 4000 page dream journal, along with other writings.

National Sanctuary Defense Fund Records

The National Sanctuary Defense Fund was established in 1984 to raise funds for the legal defense of sanctuary workers and refugees from Central America. Immigrants from El Salvador and Guatemala in particular were arrested and indicted during the 1980s for...

Oral History Collection

The class interviewed persons who were instrumental in the formation and early years of the GTU. When the collection was given, Zikmund noted that the tapes from John Dillenberger and Robert Kimball were missing. The interviewees signed release forms. These...

Remembering Theological Education at the Graduate Theological Union in the 1960s Oral History

This extensive oral history includes interviews from 79 scholars who discuss the founding of the Graduate Theological Union and issues in theological education before, after and during the 1960s. The interviews were conducted in 1993-94 by Ray F. Kibler III,...

Sanctuary Oral History Project Records

An oral history of the sanctuary movement based on interviews with religious and lay leaders in the Bay Area conducted by Eileen Purcell during 1997-1998. The interviews cover the beginning of the sanctuary movement during the Vietnam Conflict (1971-1972) and...

Schaller (The Rev. Winfred B. ) Collection

Rev. Winfred B. Schaller was a leader in the creation of the Church of Lutheran Confession (CLC). He served as editor of the CLC's first periodical, , from June 1958 until he was forced to resign in August 1970. He...

Stein (Edith ) Collection

This collection contains both original and photocopy material. The donation is from Susanne M. Batzdorff, niece of Edith Stein, who was canonized on October 13, 1998. Batzdorff assumed the role of her mother, Dr. Erna Stein Biberstein (1890-1978), the...

The Sunday Before Collection

"The Sunday Before: Sermons by Pacific Coast Pastors of the Japanese Race on the Sunday before Evacuation to Assembly Centers in the Late Spring of 1942" includes sermons delivered by Protestant ministers prior to the forced evacuation of Japanese and...

Taylor (Margaret Palmer ) Collection of Sacred Dance

Margaret Palmer, 1908-2004, was born in Oakland, Calif. She was a pioneer in the field of sacred dance in America. A daughter of a Congregational minister, the family moved to Honolulu in 1917, where she learned creative dance in school....

Temple of Religion and Tower of Peace, Golden Gate International Exposition Scrapbook

The collection includes a scrapbook collected by Fred D. Parr with correspondence, published pamphlets, event programs, and extensive news articles from California newspapers, and two versions of the book by Stanley Armstrong Hunter on the Temple of Religion and Tower...

The Transforming Spiritual Landscape of Peripheral Faith Communities, A Road Map to the Future Collectio

The Japanese American National Library, the Japanese American Religious Federation, and the Asia Project at the Graduate Theological Union presented three forums on The Transforming Spiritual Landscape of Peripheral Faith Communities beginning in October 2017.

Welch (Claude) Personal Papers

Claude Raymond Welch (1922 - 2009) was Dean and President of Graduate Theological Union from 1971 to 1982 and served as Dean from 1982 to 1987. He was a historical theologian specializing in Karl Barth and nineteenth-century theology. The collection...

Whitaker (Robert W.) Collection

Robert Whitaker was a Baptist minister who served churches in Seattle; Salem, Oregon; Oakland and Los Gatos, California. He was politically active throughout his ministry. participating in socialism, communism, pacifism, the labor movement, and the American Civil Liberties Union. He...