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William L. Holladay papers

Call Number: RG 302
Scope and Contents

The papers comprise the professional and personal correspondence, teaching files, writings, and public talks that document Holladay's career as a scholar of the Old Testament, his teaching career at both the Near East School of Theology and the Andover Newton Theological School, and his work as a minister for the United Church of Christ. The papers include Holladay's study of ancient languages, including Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek, as well as his interest in archaeology. Of particular note are the collected materials that provide a snapshot of the concerns of the American academic community living in the Middle East during the 1960s and the tensions between Israel and Palestine.

Language of Materials

Materials in the collection are primarily in English. German, Hebrew, Ancient Greek, Arabic, Aramaic, French, and Dutch are also represented in the collection.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research with the exception of student grades in Series II. Professional and teaching files, which is restricted until January 1, 2060.

Access to original born-digitial materials is restricted until processed.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright to materials authored or otherwise produced by William L. Holladay is retained by Patricia Applebaum. 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 Patricia Appelbaum, 2016.


The papers are arranged into four series: I. Correspondence, 1945-2008, II. Professional and teaching files, 1873-2012, III. Writings, speeches, and editorial work, 1946-2007, and IV. Personal papers, 1945-2002.

Majority of material found within 1960-1997
15 Linear Feet (36 boxes)
Related Names
Holladay, William Lee
Language of Materials