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J. Leslie Dunstan papers

 Collection
Call Number: RG 284

Scope and Contents

The John Leslie Dunstan Papers, 1936-1969, document the professional work of Dunstan. The collection is arranged according to the following categories: journal, correspondence, sermons, lectures and essays, unpublished manuscripts, office files.

The correspondence (1936-1954) is that of Dunstan and Paul S. Minear, and provides detailed accounts of the life and work of both men. The sermons comprise the bulk of the collection, and are arranged as follows: undated, no Biblical text--alphabetically by title; undated--by Biblical text; dated items. The lectures and essays are arranged as follows: undated--alphabetically by title; dated items. There is a small number of items identified as unpublished manuscripts; refer to ANTS faculty-publications register for a record of Dunstan publications.

The office files are not part of the Minear gift. The files were transferred to the Andover Newton Theological School Library after Dunstan's sudden death in 1969. The material represents his current working files at that time, and documents his academic and professional responsibilities in the 1960s.

Dates

  • 1936 - 1969

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from Andover Newton Theological School Collection, 2017. A portion of the collection was donated to Andover Newton by Paul S. Minear in 1983.

Arrangement

Series I. Journal, 1960-1961

Series II. Correspondence, 1936-1954

Series III. Sermons, 1937-1966

Series IV. Lectures and Essays, 1944-1967

Series V. Unpublished Manuscripts

Series VI. Office Files, 1957-1969

Extent

4.75 Linear Feet (10 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

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

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/divinity.284

Overview

The Dunstan Papers document his professional life, primarily as a faculty member at Andover Newton Theological School. The correspondence (1936-1954) is that of Dunstan and Paul S. Minear, and provides detailed accounts of the life and work of both men during that period. Minear was a professor of Biblical Theology at Yale Divinity School.

Biographical / Historical

Chronology
1901 November 21
Born in London, England
1923
Graduated from Colby College, Maine
1923-1925
Graduate work at Boston University, School of Religious Education
1928-1933
Graduate work at Union Theological Seminary, NY
Ordained in Presbyterian Church, 1932 April 25
Director of Religious Education, Union Church, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY
1933-1938
Associate Pastor, Central Union Church, Honolulu, Hawaii
Lecturer in·Psychology and and. Philosophy of Religion, School of Religion, University of Hawaii
1935-1936
Graduate work at Westminster College, Cambridge, England
1938
Received Ph.D., Columbia University
1938-1954
Director, School of Religion, University of Hawaii
1944-1954
General Secretary of Hawaiian Evangelical Association
1954-1956
Associate Professor of Missions and Comparative Religion, Andover Theological Seminary
1956-1961
Professor of Missions and Comparative Religion, Andover
1961-1962
Montgomery Professor of Missions and Comparative Religion, Andover
1962-1969
Judson Professor of Missions and Comparative Religion, Andover Newton Theological School
1969 July 20
Died, Newton Centre, Massachusetts
Title
Guide to the J. Leslie Dunstan Papers
Author
Andover Newton Theological School and Yale Divinity Library staff
Date
2017
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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