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J. Leslie Dunstan papers

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collection is arranged according to the following categories: journal, correspondence, sermons, lectures and essays, unpublished manuscripts, office files.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 There is a small number of items identified as unpublished manuscripts; refer to ANTS faculty-publications register for a record of Dunstan publications.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.

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.


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Series V. Unpublished Manuscripts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

1936 - 1969
4.75 Linear Feet (10 boxes)
Related Names
Dunstan, J. Leslie (John Leslie), 1901-
Language of Materials