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Records, 1938-1976

The records of the Institute for Religious and Social Studies, 1938-1976 (the bulk go up only to 1972), consist primarily of files documenting the administration of each yearly meeting of the Institute. Also included are files of various Institute programs, including the Boston and Chicago Institutes, the Institute on Ethics, the Transcultural Seminar on Tradition and Change (a student seminar, 1966-1969), and a seminar titled "Enhancement of Civilization in New York City" held during the early 1970s. Also included are a group of lecturers' files, New York, 1940s, containing transcripts of talks with related correspondence (more are scattered throughout); catalogs and brochures, 1940s-1970s; posters for the Tuesday lecture series; appraisals of the Institute by participants; and files relating to the publication of Institute books. Institute participants represented in the files either by lecture transcripts, correspondence, or participation in a discussion include: William F. Albright, Roger Baldwin, Salo W. Baron, John C. Bennett, Mary McCleod Bethune, Rabbi Ben Zion Bokser, Lyman Bryson, Henry Sloane Coffin, Henry Steele Commager, Norman Cousins, John La Farge, Robert M. MacIver, Jacques Maritain, Margaret Mead, Reinhold Niebuhr, Talcott Parsons, Joseph Proskauer, A. Philip Randolph, Harlow Shapley, Frank Lloyd Wright, Andrew Young, and many others
Archival Material, English, 1938
125.5 linear ft