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Merrill Isely Papers

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Call Number: RG 158
Overview: Correspondence to family members and others, dating from 1919 to 1961, provides detailed documentation of Isely's life and work in Turkey. Merrill Isely and his wife Mildred were missionaries serving under the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions in Gaziantep, Turkey for four decades beginning in 1920.
Dates: 1919-1961

Issues of Peace and War Pamphlet Collection

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Call Number: RG 61
Overview: The collection includes material from more than 170 organizations, as well as topically arranged materials. This open collection of primarily printed material centers on a core of pamphlets, reprints and notes donated to the Divinity Library by Professors Roland H. Bainton and Kenneth Scott Latourette and by Yale alumni Dana Dawson (MA 1942), Ernest Lefever (BD 1945) and Vernon H. Holloway (BD 1936, PhD 1949).
Dates: 1818-1984

Jan H. Boer Collection on Christian-Muslim Relations in Nigeria

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Call Number: RG 228
Overview: These papers are part of the sources gathered by Jan H. Boer for the writing of his eight-volume series Studies in Christian-Muslim Relations. The collection deals almost exclusively with the Nigerian situation, especially the entire history leading up to the sharia declaration and its aftermath. The materials include Nigerian magazines and newspaper clippings as well as scholarly articles and lectures, essays, and conference papers from Christian, Muslim and...
Dates: 1950-2008, bulk 1975-2008

Japan International Christian University Foundation, Inc. Records

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Call Number: RG 89
Overview: The records primarily document the operations and policies of the Japan International Christian University Foundation (JICUF) and also include documents generated by or descriptive of the International Christian University (ICU) itself. The collection provides valuable evidence about the university as well as the cooperation between Japanese and American Christians that led to its creation and success. Of interest is documentation of JICUF as a church-related non-profit support agency,...
Dates: 1911–2011

Herluf M. Jensen papers

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Call Number: RG 312
Overview: This collection documents Herluf Jensen's work with ecumenical and student Christian organizations, including the World Student Christian Federation, United Student Christian Council, a variety of Lutheran ministries, the National Council of Churches, and others. His writings focus primarily on the relation between churches and the academy, religion on university campuses, Christian mission and ethics, ecumenicalism, and contemporary political issues such as the civil rights movement and...
Dates: 1943-2002

Henry Harris Jessup Papers

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Call Number: RG 117
Overview: Correspondence, journals, diaries, writings, photographs, and collected material document the missionary work of Henry Harris Jessup and his wife Theodosia Davenport Jessup in Syria. Henry Harris Jessup (1832-1910) was a missionary in Syria from 1856 to 1910, serving under the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions and Presbyterian Mission Board . He was one of the founders of the Syrian Protestant College, later known as the American University of Beirut.
Dates: 1851-1912

Eunice Johnson Collection on Timothy Richard

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Call Number: RG 232
Overview: This collection is comprised primarily of research materials collected by Eunice Johnson in her study of Timothy Richard (1845-1919), a Welsh Baptist missionary, statesman, and educator who spent forty-five years in China. The collected resources were used by Eunice Johnson in the writing of her Ph.D. dissertation, “Educational Reform in China, 1880-1910: Timothy Richard and his Vision for Higher Education.” The collection includes photocopies and some originals of writings by and about Timothy...
Dates: 1867-2002

William Richard Johnson Papers

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Call Number: RG 6
Overview: The papers detail the life and work of William Richard Johnson, most significantly documenting the years he spent in China, 1906-1942. William Richard Johnson was born in 1878 in Cornell, Illinois. He received a B.A. degree from Northwestern University in 1905 and an M.A. degree from Columbia University Teachers College in 1937. In 1906, Johnson sailed for China to serve as a missionary for the Methodist Episcopal Church. In China, he served as a pastor, educator and school administrator. He...
Dates: 1836-1966

Keith M. Jones papers

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Call Number: RG 322
Overview: This collection contains sermons and documentation of the life and work of a prominent Congregational minister in Connecticut who was active from 1940 to 1978. Substantial and comprehensive texts of sermons preached primarily in Wethersfield, CT provide an overview of issues and concerns of mainline American churches in the mid 20th century.
Dates: 1896-2007, bulk 1920-2002

Laurence and Virginia Judd Papers

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Call Number: RG 188
Overview: This collection consists primarily of correspondence with family members, missionary colleagues, and supporting churches, which provides documentation of the life and work of Laurence and Virginia Judd. The Judds were Presbyterian missionaries and fraternal workers in Thailand from 1948 to 1970. Laurence was associate director of the Rural Life Department of the Church of Christ in Thailand from 1961 to 1970. Virginia was involved in educational work and the Church of Christ in Thailand Music...
Dates: 1943-2001

Leander E. Keck Papers

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Call Number: RG 256
Overview: Writings, lectures, course-related materials, and correspondence document the life and work of Leander E. Keck, who served as Dean of the Yale Divinity School from 1979 to 1989 and Winkley Professor of Biblical Theology from 1979, Emeritus as of January 1998.
Dates: 1950-2013

Kirkridge Retreat and Study Center records

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Call Number: RG 261
Overview: These are the official archives of Kirkridge Retreat and Study Center in Bangor, PA. Kirkridge is an ecumenical Christian center founded by John Oliver Nelson, who was influenced by George MacLeod's work with the Iona Community. Nelson was a professor of Christian vocation and director of field work at Yale Divinity School from 1950 to 1964.
Dates: 1942-2007

Elsie Clark Krug Papers

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Call Number: RG 142
Overview: Detailed correspondence, diaries, photographs, and collected material document the life and work of a young, single woman missionary in China. Elsie Clark Krug was an American Methodist missionary in Fuzhou (Foochow) from 1912 to 1918. She taught at Hwa Nan College, then in its preliminary stages a mission-supported college for women.
Dates: 1909-1985

Lacy Family Papers

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Call Number: RG 223
Overview: Correspondence, writings, and collected material document the life and work of three generations of the Lacy family. William H. Lacy directed the Foochow Mission Press and, after 1903, the Methodist Publishing House in Shanghai, while his wife Emma Nind Lacy taught at the Anglo-Chinese School in Fuzhou (Foochow) and elsewhere. Their four sons and one daughter all served as Methodist missionaries in China. Son George Carleton Lacy spent twenty years as general secretary of the American Bible...
Dates: 1905-2002

William Palmer Ladd Papers

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Call Number: RG 136
Overview: Correspondence, sermons, writings, and collected material document the work of William Palmer Ladd (1870-1941), who was Dean of Berkeley Divinity School from 1918 to 1941. Of particular interest is documentation related to charges of socialism brought against Berkeley Divinity School and its Dean following a lecture on Russia delivered at the school in December 1919.
Dates: 1897-1943

Philip C. Landers Papers

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Call Number: RG 191
Overview: Correspondence, writings, collected materials, and biographical material document the life and work of Philip C. Landers. Landers and his wife, Ethna, both pursued careers in Christian education. Landers was a founder of the "University of Life" movement in Minnesota. He later worked for the International Council of Religious Education in Chicago, which merged into the National Council of Churches, based in New York. He coordinated the nationwide introduction and interpretation of the new...
Dates: 1913-1972

Kenneth Scott Latourette Papers

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Call Number: RG 3
Overview: The papers contain extensive documentation of Latourette's personal life, scholarly activities, and involvement in various organizations. Latourette was a professor of missions and Oriental history at Yale University. He held leadership positions in the American Baptist Convention and Foreign Mission Society, American Historical Association, Far Eastern Association, International Committee of Y.M.C.A.'s, Japan International Christian University Foundation, United Board for Christian Colleges in...
Dates: 1905-1970

James Laughton Papers

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Call Number: RG 190
Overview: Letters, writings, and collected material document the life and work of James Fyfe Laughton. Laughton was born of missionary parents in China, returning to Scotland to continue his education. He later studied at Crozer Seminary in Chester , PA, was ordained to the Baptist ministry in 1912, and served as pastor of a church in Westport, New York for seven years. In 1920 he was called by the American Baptist Foreign Mission Society to direct the work of their mission ship "Fukuin Maru" sailing...
Dates: 1920-1955

Heman Lincoln papers

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Call Number: RG 290
Overview: The Heman Lincoln Papers primarily document the professional work of Lincoln as a Baptist minister and professor at Newton Theological Institution.
Dates: 1838-1887

George A. Lindbeck Papers

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Call Number: RG 172
Overview: Correspondence, writings, notes, course-related material, and collected material document the life and work of George Lindbeck, noted Yale theologian. The collection is a rich source of information about Lutheran-Roman Catholic dialogue and Vatican II. Lindbeck, the Pitkin Professor Emeritus of Historical Theology, served on the faculty of Yale Divinity School and the Yale University Religious Studies department after graduating from the Divinity School in 1946 and receiving his Ph.D. from Yale...
Dates: 1912-2007, bulk 1937-2001