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John Winthrop Platner papers

 Collection
Call Number: RG 292

Scope and Contents

The John Winthrop Platner Papers, 1896-1921, document the professional work of Platner. Since most material is undated, dates of the collection are assigned to parallel his teaching at Harvard College and Andover Theological Seminary. The collection is arranged according to the following categories: poem, correspondence, addresses, lectures, unpublished manuscript titled "The history of early Christian literature," and miscellaneous notes and clippings. The bulk of the collection is class lectures.

Dates

  • 1896 - 1921

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from Andover Newton Theological School, 2017

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in six series: Series I. Poem

Series II. Correspondence

Series III. Addresses

Series IV. Lectures

Series V. Unpublished manuscript

Series VI. Notes and Clippings

Extent

4 Linear Feet (9 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.292

Overview

The collection documents Platner's work as a professor at Harvard College and Andover Theological seminary.

Biographical / Historical

Chronology
1865 May 15
Born in Lee, MA
1885
Graduated from Yale College
1885-1890
Private tutor
1893
Graduated from Union Theological Seminary, New York
1893-1895
European Fellow, University of Berlin
1895-1896
Instructor in History of Religion and Apologetics, Union Theological Seminary
1896-1901
Assistant Professor of Ecclesiastical History, Harvard College
1901
Received A.M., Yale College
1901 June 18
Ordained (Congregational), First Congregational Church, Cambridge, MA
1901-1904
Taylor Professor of History, Andover Theological Seminary
1904-1921
Brown Professor of Ecclesiastical History, Andover Theological Seminary
1919-1921
Dean, Andover Theological Seminary
1921 March 18
Died, Cambridge, MA
Title
Guide to the John Winthrop Platner Papers
Author
Andover Newton Theological School and Yale Divinity Library staff
Date
2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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