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Women in Religion Collection

Collection ID

SCRC 282

Related Subject(s)

Collecting Area(s)

Description

Collection Summary

Title

Women in Religion Collection

Dates
Circa 1927-2007

Collection ID
SCRC 282

Creators
Temple University Libraries
           
Quantity
5 linear feet (12 boxes)

Repository
Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries

Language
Materials in English, French, Spanish, and German

Detailed Collection Information

Description of Collection

This is an artificial collection initiated by Temple faculty members in 1972 and continued by Wayne Maxson and later by other Temple University librarians.  Its aim was to collect documentary materials growing out of the increasing interest and action of women as they looked closely at their role in religious groups and in the church hierarchy.  The collection includes committee reports, working papers, newspaper clippings, periodicals, and resource packets.

Denominations represented include mainstream Protestant churches, African-American churches, Catholic churches, Jewish organizations, the Baha’i faith, several theological seminaries, and other religious organizations such as the World Council of Churches, The Women’s Caucus, and The Philadelphia Task Force on Women in Religion.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is arranged into 2 series as follows:


Series 1: Organizations, 1927-1990, undated
Series 2: Miscellaneous Materials, 1948-2007

Patron Information

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Temple University’s online library catalog: http://diamond.temple.edu/record=b1614228~S30

Research Access

Collection is open for research.

Collections Stored Off-Site

This collection may be housed off-site at the Library Depository, and require up to two business days to retrieve. Please review the finding aid and be prepared to identify specific materials to be retrieved. Contact the Special Collections Research Center in advance of your visit, so that materials may be relocated to the reading room for research.

Publication and Copyright Information

The Women in Religion Collection is the physical property of the Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries. Intellectual property rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for determining the identity of rights holders and obtaining their permission for publication and for other purposes where stated.

Preferred Citation

[Description and date of item], [Box/folder number], Women in Religion Collection, SPC MSS SP 037, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Note

Donated by Wayne Maxson in 1970. Collection added to by Temple University Libraries staff.

           

Index Terms

The following headings have been used to index the description of this collection in Temple University’s electronic catalog:

Subjects:

Feminist theology
Feminism – Religious aspects – Christianity
Women in church work
Deaconnesses
Ordination of women
Women and religion
Religious institutions
Women clergy
Feminism

Material Types:
Clippings
Pamphlets
Photocopies
Press Releases
Publications

Inventory

Series 1: Organizations, 1927-1990, undated

1          1          AFAMP (Pamicale Des Femmes Aspirant Au Ministere Presbyteral/Association of Women Aspiring to the Presbyteral Ministry): Newsletters and pamphlets          January 1975-January 1979

1          2          American Baptist Women: Articles, brochures, essays, and reports          1968-1973

1          3          American Baptist Women: ABC Women’s Packet          Undated

1          4          African Methodist Episcopal Church: Statement, letter, and proposal          Undated

1          5          Archives of Women in Religion: Correspondence/requests for materials (by Wayne Maxson)         1975, undated

1          6          Archives of Women in Religion: Correspondence/requests for materials (by Wayne Maxson)          1974-1975, undated

1          7          Archives of Women in Religion: Correspondence/requests for materials (by Wayne Maxson) and rolodex cards          1972-1975, undated

1          8          Baha’ i: Copies of World Order          Spring, Summer 1972

1          9          Boston University School of Theology: Bulletins and newsletters          1952-1972

1          10          Campus Ministry Women: Newsletters          April 1975-April 1995, undated

2          1          Campus Ministry Women: Newsletters          February 1978-Early Fall 1986, undated

2          2          Campus Ministry Women: Newsletters          November 1976-July 1984, undated

2          3          Center of Concern: Newsletters          June 1973-March 1981

2          4          Center of Concern: Newsletters          January 1982-July 1984

2          5          Chicago Theological Seminary: Position guide          Undated

2          6          Christian Church (Disciples of Christ): Women’s participation and report on representation          1972, 1973

2          7          Church Employed Women: Minutes and theory paper          1972, undated

2          8          Church of the Brethren: Equality for Women paper          November 1971

2          9          Cleveland Women’s Ordination Conference: Newsclippings, essays, and bibliography          1974-1987, undated

2          10          Community of Christ: Newsletters          1981-1983

2          11          Daughters of Sarah: Newsletters          January, March 1975

2          12          Deaconess Movement: Newsletters          1970-1975

2          13          Ecumenical Women’s Center: Newsletters          December 1983-Summer 1988

3          1          Ecumenical Women’s Center: Newsletters and calendars of events          January 1979-November 1983

3          2          Ecumenical Women’s Center: Newsletters and calendars of events          1978-1980, undated

3          3          Episcopal Church: Articles, booklets, and essays          1968-1973, undated

3          4          Episcopal Church: Essays, publications, and statements          1971-1972, undated

3          5          Episcopal Church: Newsclippings and newsletters          1970-1978, undated

3          6          Episcopal Peace Fellowship: Newsletters          February 1971-September 1973

4          1          Fellowship of Christian Ministeries: Newsletters          September-December 1978

4          2          Feminists for Life: copy of The Sisterlife Journal and sticker          Undated

4          3          Fuller Theological Seminary: Article and bibliography          1972, undated

4          4          Graduate Theological Union; Berkeley, California: Announcements, essays, pamphlets, and letters          1971-1974, undated

4          5          Institute For Rural And Urban Black Women Leaders: Pamphlets and song sheet          1973

4          6          Interim: Newsletters          December 1975-June 1976

4          7          Joint Educational Development: Study on sex role stereotyping in church school curricula          Spring 1972

4          8          Joint Strategy and Action Committee (JSAC): Newsletters          July 1972-January 1974

4          9          Lutheran Church Bodies: Newsletters, reports, and pamphlets          January 1981-December 1973

4          10          Lutheran Church Bodies, Adam’s Rib: Newsletters          1975-1977

4          11          Lutheran Women’s Caucus (The Well Woman): Newsletters          June 1978-Winter 1980

4          12          National Council of Catholic Laity: copies of Word (magazine of the national Council of Catholic Women)          December 1969-December 1971

4          13          National Council of Catholic Laity: Articles and copies of People (magazine of the national Council of Catholic Laity)          1972, undated     

4          14          National Council of Churches of Christ: Conference, newsclipping, and report          1972-1978

4          15          National Organization for Women Task Force on Women in Religion: Major NOW news stories on women and religion          1967-1971

5          1          National Organization for Women Task Force on Women in Religion: NOW papers on women and religion          1967-1971

5          2          National Organization for Women Task Force on Women in Religion: News releases and papers on women and religion          1972, undated

5          3          National Organization for Women Task Force on Women in Religion: Photocopied correspondence and notes          1972, undated

5          4          National Union of Theological Students and Seminarians – Women’s Caucus: Paper from the National Union of Theological Students and Seminarians          September 1972

5          5          National Women’s Conference (of the American Ethical Union): Newsletters          January 1970-June 1972

5          6          National Women’s Conference (of the American Ethical Union): AEU Reports, photocopied newsclippings, and reports          1971-1972, undated

5          7          National Women’s Conference (of the American Ethical Union): Announcements, resolutions, and statements          1950-1973, undated

5          8          New Deborah: Newsletters          November 1972-June 1975

5          9          New Jersey Right to Life Committee (Lifenotes): Newsletters          February 1987-January 1989

5          10          New York Task Force on Women within Changing Institutions: Paper and summary report          1972

5          11          North American Jewish Feminist Organization: Newsletters and study guide          1974-1975, undated

5          12          Philadelphia Task Force on Women in Religion: copies of Genesis          May 1971-February 1973

5          13          Philadelphia Task Force on Women in Religion: copies of Genesis          March 1973-May 1975

6          1          Princeton Theological Seminary: Conference notes, evaluation, letter, and newsletter          1974, undated

6          2          Radical Religion: Journal                    Spring 1974

6          3          Roman Catholic: Essays and statements          1970-1971, undated

6          4          Roman Catholic: Newspaper articles          1973, undated

6          5          Roman Catholic: Newsletters and essays          September 1970-October 1973

6          6          Sisters of Mercy: Newspaper articles, photograph, and presentation          1970, undated

6          7          Unitarian Universalist Women’s Federation: Articles, essays, and copies of the Bridge (magazine of the UUWF)          1969-1971, undated

6          8          Unitarian Universalist Women’s Federation: copies of the Bridge          September 1971-June 1972

6          9          Unitarian Universalist Women’s Federation: Newsletters          1974-1975

6          10          United Church of Christ: Newsletters          Spring 1975-January 1984

6          11          United Church of Christ: Reports and resource materials          1972-1973, undated

7          1          United Methodist Church: Newsletters and reports          1973-1974, undated

7          2          United Methodist Women’s Caucus: copies of the Yellow Ribbon (publication of the United Methodist Women’s Caucus)          October 1973-June 1976

7          3          United Presbyterian Church: Newsletters          August 1974-December 1981

7          4          United Presbyterian Church: Newsletters          1980-1987, undated

7          5          United Presbyterian Church: Newsletters          February 1974-October 1977

7          6          United Presbyterian Church: Reports of the Task Force and Standing           1970-1973

7          7          United Presbyterian Church: Mailers and resource materials from Virginia Mills (coordinator for development of Regional Task Forces)          December 1971-May 1973, undated

7          8          United Presbyterian Church: Booklets          1927-1929, undated

8          1          Vanderbilt University, Divinity School: Flyer and report          1971

8          2          Women; Dayton, Ohio: Newsletters and collection of articles written by women around the world          1970-1975, undated

8          3          Women in the Ministry: Newsletter and newspaper clippings          1977, undated

8          4          Women’s Caucus, Religious Studies: Newsletters          1972-1973

8          5          Women’s Caucus, Religious Studies: Articles and essays          1969-1971

8          6          Women’s History Research Center: Letter and list of available publications          Undated

8          7          Women’s Pulpit: copies of the Women’s Pulpit (the official journal of the International Association of Women Ministers)          1972

8          8          Working Group “Cooperation of Men and Women in the Church”: Booklets and essays          1969-1972

8          9          Working Group “Cooperation of Men and Women in the Church”: Booklets and essays          1969-1972

8          10          World Council of Churches: Essays          Undated

8          11          World Council of Churches: Booklets and interim reports          1948-1960

8          12          World Council of Churches: Essays and reports          1970, undated

8          13          World Council of Churches: Essays and reports          1957-1958, undated

9          1          World Council of Churches: Essays and reports          1961-1963, undated

9          2          World Council of Churches: Essays and reports          1954-1963, undated

9          3          World Council of Churches: Reports          1958-1971

9          4          World Council of Churches: Reports          1961-1968

9          5          Young Women’s Christian Association: Minutes and flyers          1972, undated

Series 2: Miscellaneous Materials, 1948-2007

9          6          Articles (photocopies)          1971-1974, undated

9          7          Bibliographies          1969-1976, undated

9          8          Bibliographies          1971-1973, undated

9          9          Conferences          1971-1982

10          1          Essays          1965-1974, undated

10          2          Flyers          1972-1984, undated

10          3          Journals          1971-1973, undated

10          4          Journals          1964-1983

10          5          Mailers          1975, undated

10          6          News Releases          1974-1978

10          7          Newsclippings (mounted)          1977-2007, undated

11          1          Newsclippings          1970-1974, undated

11          2          Newsclippings          1971, undated

11          3          Newsclippings          1971-1972, undated

11          4          Newsclippings          1971-1973, undated

11          5          Newsclippings          1973, undated

11          6          Newsclippings          1988-1989, undated

11          7          Newsletters          1948-1983, undated

11          8          Notes          Undated

11          9          Pamphlets          1974-1979, undated

11          10          Pins (3)          Undated

12          1          Poster          Undated

12          2          Publications          1974-1976, undated

12          3          Publications          1972-1987, undated

12          4          Publications          1971-1992

12          5          Publications          Undated

12          6          Religious Texts          January 1975, January 1976

12          7          Sermons/Speeches          1955-1973

12          8          Surveys          Undated

12          9          Miscellaneous Papers and Lists          Undated