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The Elsie Thomas Culver Collection

  Elsie Culver  

During World War II, Elsie Thomas Culver (1898-1988), a graduate of the Pacific School of Religion and ordained a Congregational minister (1943), worked for the Church Committee on Overseas Relief and Reconstruction (which later became Church World Service under the National Council of Churches).

The Center for Women and Religion Collection

  CWR Directors, 1979-80  
  From left, CWR Directors, Mary Cross and Barbara Waugh,
Diane Darling, no name, Jean Richardson, Kathleen Smith, Diann Neu,
and Joanne Eakin, Front, Christine Lesley and Anne Stinely. 1979-80.

Anne McGrew Bennett Collection, 1959-84

Anne McGrew Bennett outside Offices of Draft
Boards 1-4 in New York City, 1970

Day of "Civil Obedience" 1970

Sanctuary Movement

27th Anniversary18th AnniversaryFrom The Public Sanctuary Movement:  An Historical Basis of Hope: Oral Histories,  Eileen M. Purcell

Robert McAfee Brown Collection

Robert McAfee Brown at PSR

Robert McAfee Brown  taught theology and religious studies at Macalister College (St. Paul),  Union Theological Seminary (NY), Stanford University, and  Pacific School of Religion (PSR). He emerged in the sixties as one of  America's most prominent theologians and activists for social justice. 

Margaret Palmer Taylor Collection of Sacred Dance

Margaret Taylor, 1959Margaret Palmer (1908-2004) was a pioneer in sacred dance in America. Born in Oakland, California, she was a daughter of a Congregational minister. The family moved to Honolulu in 1917, where she learned creative dance in school. She continued to study dance, and earned her B.A. at Oberlin College in 1930, later attending Chicago Theological Seminary, 1931-32.

Douglas G. Adams Collection

Doug AdamsDoug Adams (1945-2007) was professor of Religion and Art at Pacific School of Religion and one of the core faculty of Graduate Theological Union for 31 years. Adams was an international scholar in religion and the arts, worship, dance and humor. 

In the following essay, Adams describes how he teaches the the use of humor in worship.

Gifts and Donations

Graduate Theological Union's Special Collections offer unique resources for students, scholars and visitors. We welcome collections, objects, and books that enhance our areas of study.  Along with grants, we are seeking donations and endowment funds to help support the preservation and digitization of our collections.

Archives and Special Collections

The GTU Archives and Special Collections seek significant materials in our areas of specialty:

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