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Roland Herbert Bainton Papers

 Collection
Call Number: RG 75
Abstract: Extensive correspondence, writings, notes, and illustrations document Bainton's roles as lecturer, researcher, artist, world traveler, friend to the oppressed, ardent pacifist, teacher, and mentor. Bainton was born in England and emigrated first to Canada in 1898 and then to the United States in 1902. He taught church history at Yale Divinity School from 1920 to 1962, serving as Titus Street Professor of Ecclesiastical History from 1936. Bainton wrote prolifically and was an authority on...
Dates: 1886–1988

Beach Family Papers

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Call Number: RG 60
Abstract: The papers document various aspects of the lives of brothers David Nelson Beach and Harlan Page Beach, including their student days at Yale (1868-1878), Harlan's work in North China (1883-1890), and David's work as a clergyman and with the Anti-Saloon League while in Cambridge, Minneapolis and Denver. David Nelson Beach, 1848-1926, was a prominent Congregational clergyman in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Minneapolis, Minnesota and Denver, Colorado and was active in temperance reform. He was...
Dates: 1858-1961

Charitable society for the education of indigent pious young men for the ministry of the Gospel records

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Call Number: MS 1242
Abstract:

The records include a copy of a constitution, minutes of annual meetings, financial accounts, and correspondence. These papers are also known as the Connecticut Education Society Records.

Dates: 1814-1909

Gad Day family papers

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Call Number: MS 1225
Abstract: Four generations of a Connecticut and Massachusetts family, beginning with Josiah Day who is represented by his surveyor's notebook, 1742-1743. The principal figure is his great-grandson, George Edward Day,clergyman and professor at the Yale Divinity School, 1863-1895. Included in the papers are his correspondence, a diary (1832-1837), genealogical notebooks and the account book of his estate. Also represented are his father, Gad Day, with correspondence, accounts and deeds (1811-1844), his...
Dates: 1742-1910

Divinity School, Yale University, records

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Call Number: RU 167
Abstract:

The records consist of reports, minutes, lists, correspondence, subject files, daybooks, alumni records, student prize materials, and student data documenting the administrative operations of the Yale Divinity School.

Dates: 1825-1991

Eleazar Thompson Fitch Papers

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Call Number: RG 93
Abstract:

The papers consist of manuscript sermons by Fitch. Eleazar T. Fitch (1791-1871) was Livingston Professor of Divinity at Yale from 1817 to 1852, in which his main duty was the supply of the College pulpit. He was Lecturer on Homiletics at the Yale Divinity School from 1824 to 1861.

Dates: 1817-1852

Norvin Hein Papers

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Call Number: RG 310
Abstract:

The collection provides an overview of Norvin Hein's long career as professor of comparative religion with a focus on Hinduism, serving on the Yale Divinity School and Religious Studies faculties for thirty-five years from 1950 until his retirement in 1985.

Dates: 1942-2018

Interseminary Commission for Training for the Rural Ministry Records

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Call Number: RG 47
Abstract: Minutes, reports and proposals document the development and activities of the Commission, including its participation in the Associated Commissions for the Development of the Rural Church in New England. Correspondence focuses on Luther A. Weigle's involvement in the Commission. The Interseminary Commission for Training for the Rural Ministry was established in 1929, with funding from John D. Rockefeller, Jr., as a cooperative effort to provide more adequate preparation for ministers working...
Dates: 1926-1954

Liston Pope Papers

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Call Number: RG 49
Abstract: The papers document Pope's career and thought. They are primarily related to his professional work, but personal insights are also available, particularly in the correspondence with his wife and friends. The collection provides information about theological education in the United States, the activities of the ecumenical movement during the 1950s, the relationship of the church (particularly the Congregational denomination) to social concerns such as labor and race relations during the...
Dates: 1909-1984

Clarence Prouty Shedd Papers

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Call Number: RG 35
Abstract:

The collection consists of correspondence, writings, and source material related almost entirely to Shedd's professional involvement in religious work among college and university students. Clarence Prouty Shedd received the B.A. degree in 1909 and the M.A. degree in 1914, both from Clark University, and earned a B.D. in 1925 and a Ph.D. in 1932 from Yale University. He taught in the fields of Christian methods and religion in higher education at Yale University from 1923 to 1955.

Dates: 1915-1967

Theological Discussion Group Papers

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Call Number: RG 43
Abstract: The majority of the approximately 200 papers were written in connection with the Theological Discussion Group. The papers provide insight into the thoughts and Christian perspective of numerous American theologians and discuss various religious issues of the times. Papers arising from other organizations with similar intent are also contained in the collection. The Theological Discussion Group was established in 1934 as a series of two weekend retreat discussions during the academic year...
Dates: 1933-1965

Henry Hallam Tweedy Papers

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Call Number: RG 131
Abstract:

Writings and sermons of Tweedy document his theology and his career at Yale. Henry Hallam Tweedy (1868-1953) was professor of practical theology at the Yale Divinity School for thirty years.

Dates: 1895-1953

Henry Burt Wright Papers

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Call Number: RG 40
Abstract: The papers detail Wright's personal life and professional work. They are particularly useful for their documentation of his involvement in religious activity at Yale from 1894-1923 and in YMCA work during the first World War. Henry Burt Wright was born in New Haven, Connecticut on January 29, 1877. He received the B.A. (1898) and Ph.D. (1903) degrees from Yale University. He was a professor at Yale from 1903-1923. He was active in Christian work among university students and in the work of...
Dates: 1728-1928