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Erwin Ramsdell Goodenough papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 723

Scope and Contents

The papers consist of correspondence, writings, lectures, research notes, correspondence, personal papers and photographs possibly used in some of his publications. The largest part of the papers is comprised of research materials and manuscript drafts for Erwin Goodenough's major work, Jewish Symbols in the Greco-Roman Period (published 1953-1965), as well as materials relating to The Politics of Philo Judaeus: Practice and Theory.

Dates

  • 1896-1969

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials in English and Greek.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by Erwin Ramsdell Goodenough has been transferred to Yale University. These materials may be used for non-commercial purposes without seeking permission from Yale University as the copyright holder. For other uses of these materials, please contact mssa.assist@yale.edu.

Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Erwin Ramsdell Goodenough, 1961; Cynthia G. Goodenough, 1975, 1978, 1995; Thomas Kraabel, 2003, and John D. Gordan, III, 2010, 2012; Semitic Museum, Harvard University, 2012.

Extent

25.75 Linear Feet (38 boxes)

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

https://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ms.0723

Overview

The papers consist of correspondence, writings, lectures, research notes, correspondence, personal papers and photographs possibly used in some of his publications. The largest part of the papers is comprised of research materials and manuscript drafts for Erwin Goodenough's major work, Jewish Symbols in the Greco-Roman Period (published 1953-1965), as well as materials relating to The Politics of Philo Judaeus: Practice and Theory.

Biographical / Historical

Erwin R. Goodenough, educator, received a B.A. degree from Hamilton College in 1915. He was a student at Drew Theological Seminary from 1915 to 1916, and received his S.T.B. from Garrett Biblical Institute in 1917. Goodenough studied at Harvard for three years until 1920, and received a D.Phil. degree from Oxford University in 1923. He was an instructor of history at Yale, 1923-1926; assistant professor, 1926-1931; associate professor, 1931-1934; professor of history of religion, 1934-1959; the John A. Hoober professor of religion, 1959-1962; and professor emeritus, 1962-1965.
Title
Guide to the Erwin Ramsdell Goodenough Papers
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by staff of Manuscripts and Archives
Date
February 1983
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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