Franklin H. Littell Papers: Series 13, “Journal” file, 1936-2008

Collection ID: 
SCRC 85
Date: 
1859-2014 (bulk 1934-2009)
Footage: 
327.8 linear feet (674 boxes) + periodicals
Collecting Area: 
 

Series 13: “Journal” file, 1930-2008, houses four chronologically arranged files that were created and maintained by Littell: Subseries 13.1: General journal; Subseries 13.2: Speaking engagement fliers and other advertisements; Subseries 13.3: Clippings (featuring Franklin H. Littell and/or his work); Subseries 13.4: Press releases.

Subseries 13.1: General journal, 1936-2008, contains what Littell called his “Journal” file, indicated by a “J” or the word “Journal” on many original folders and/or papers. Begun around 1936, this was different from a traditional diary, being a set of chronologically arranged files that house both original and carbon or photocopies of occasional journal or diary entries; writings; documents and correspondence of particular importance; papers relating to conferences and meetings he planned, attended or at which he spoke; travel documents; notes and newspaper clippings; as well as a variety of ephemera and other records related to his life and work.

For each year, there are typically general files, housing a mix of materials relating to numerous events and projects throughout the year. These events are usually sparsely documented. Following, there are a series of files pertaining specifically to single events, conferences or projects. These files usually contain more robust documentation by comparison, but few should be considered extensively documented. Note that the date of each file corresponds to the date of the event or project and does not necessarily reflect the dates of all the documents found in the folder.

There are several notable files in this series. Files from the 1930s and 1940s, when Littell was a student and active in the National Council of Methodist Youth and the peace movement are particularly worthwhile. There are two excellent files from 1965, when Littell was targeted by key leaders of the radical right, especially Billy James Hargis and members of the John Birch Society, who claimed that Littell was a politically dangerous man and a communist. The general file from 1987 houses an original copy of the 1939 photograph of Littell confronting an SS officer in Germany. This famous image, taken during his European tour in 1939, was given to Littell by his friend, Herman Will in 1987. Also of note is also a transcript from a 2005 oral history interview with Littell.

While this file system was maintained throughout his entire life, it does not offer a complete accounting of his every day to day. It is not always clear why Littell included the records he did, and some years are better represented than others. It is recommended that researchers consider this series in all inquiries; however, only after consultation of other more defined groups of records.

Note to researchers: During processing many records were removed from the “Journal” file and interfiled into other parts of the collection to accommodate research and eliminate duplication. For example, Littell meticulously kept copies of his many speeches, addresses and other writings. He filed these in several ways, including in his “Journal” file, resulting in many copies of each scattered throughout the collection. Typescripts of most of his speeches and writings were removed from this series (and others) to be filed in subseries 12.5: Speeches, lectures and article manuscripts.

487          1          Cornell College. Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials          1936
487          2          Cornell College. Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials          1937
487          3          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials          1937
487          4          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials          1938
487          5          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials          1939-1940
487          6          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials          1939-1940, undated
487          7          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials          1940-1950
487          8          Report of student meeting and other records          1941
487          9          Memoranda regarding conscription          1941
488          1          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials          1942-1944
488          2          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials          1944-1946
488          3          Martin Niemöller, response to article and other records          1945
488          4          Religious Educators Conference. National Religion and Labor Foundation, Washington, DC          May 1945
488          5          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials          January-August, 1946
488          6          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials          May-December, 1946
488          7          National Religion and Labor Conference, Detroit, MI          February 1946
488          8          Anabaptist Historical Conference, Goshen College, IN          April 1946
488          9          Regional Leadership Training Conference, Board of Education of the Methodist Church, Epworth Forest, IN          June 1946
488          10          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials          January-June, 1947
488          11          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials          July-December, 1947
488          12          Illinois State Methodist Student Movement Conference, Board of Education of the Methodist Church          March 1947
488          13          Regional Leadership Training Conference, Board of Education of the Methodist Church, Pemberton, NJ          June 1947
488          14          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials (1 of 2)          January-October, 1948
489          1          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials (2 of 2)          January-October, 1949
489          2          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials          October 1948-June 1949
489          3          Peace Team Training Conference, Mennonite Central Committee, Goshen College, Goshen, IN          June 21-25, 1948
489          4          Summer Workshop Tower Hill Camp, Chicago, IL          July 25-August 1, 1948
489          5          Cell Group Conference, Lane Hall, University of MI          October 23, 1948
489          6          Newsletter of Friends of the Christian Fellowship          March 21, 1949
489          7          Letter to Executive Committee, MFSA [Methodist Federation of Social Agencies]          October 1, 1949
489          8          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials          1950-1959, undated
489          9          "Jugendaktivität," by Franklin H. Littell, für die freikirchliche Jugendleitertagung          November 14, 1950
489          10          Letter to James Read (HICOG), regarding peace movement work          February 17, 1951
489          11          Stuttgart Ecumenical Committee          1951-1954
489          12          Pastoral letters and reports, chapel bulletins and other records pertaining to work at Boston University          1952-1953
489          13          "Religion in Germany Today," a research project          1953-1954
489          14          Notes, reports and other records          1953-1956
489          15          Die Grenzen der Staatsgewalt und das Widerstandsrecht, at Tutzing          June 1955
489          16          Newspaper clippings, memoranda, ephemera and other records          1956-1957
489          17          "Religious Life in the United States," a report (German)          September 26, 1956
489          18          Joint Constitution of the Department on the Laity and the Department on the Cooperation of men and Women in Church and Society, Yale Divinity School          July 21-23, 1957
490          1          Honorary degree from Marburg University          1957
490          2          [List of events attended by Franklin H. Littell]          1958-1965
490          3          Ancient Free and Accepted Masons Certificate, clippings, Life Magazine, and other records          1958
490          4          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials          1959
490          5          "The Laity in Historic Perspective," World Council of Churches          September 1-9, 1959
490          6          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials          1960
490          7          Fellowship Group, Perkins Theological Seminary          1960-1962
490          8          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials          1960-1969
490          9          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials          1961
490          10          "The Case for Christian Group Work"          January 1, 1961
490          11          Seminar for Preachers on Contemporary Theological Issues, Lakeview Methodist Assembly          January 10-12, 1961
490          12          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials          1962
490          13          Conference on Preserving the Democratic Process          January 25-27, 1962
491          1          Conference on Preserving the Democratic Process          January 1962
491          2          "Festschrift" for Dr. Roland H Bainton, related correspondence          May 1962
491          3          Bishop Otto Dibelius, visit to Texas          November 1962
491          4          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials          1963
491          5          National Conference on Religion and Race, Chicago, IL          January 14-17, 1963
491          6          Consultation of Church and Nation-State in the East-West Conflict, Oberlin, OH          April 26-28, 1963
491          7          "What's Ahead for Methodism?" Correspondence and controversy in The Christian Century          June 26-July 18, 1963
491          8          Methodist Student Movement Leadership Training Conference, Palestine, Texas          August 25-30, 1963
491          9          The Second Methodist Conference on Human Relations, Chicago, IL          August 26-30, 1963
491          10          School of the Prophets, DePauw University          September 2-6, 1963
491          11          Separation: Bane or Blessing? A Dialogue on Church and State, a conference sponsored by the Methodist Church, Indianapolis, IN          October 5, 1963
491          12          National Council of the Churches of Christ, General Assembly, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania          December 1-7, 1963
491          13          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials (1 of 2)          1964
492          1          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials (2 of 2)          1964
492          2          National Study Conference on Church and State, Sponsored by National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA (NCCC), Columbus, OH          February 4-7, 1964
492          3          "Christians, Gentiles, and Jews," by Franklin H. Littell          March 31-April 2, 1964
492          4          "The Bible and Language," draft of an address delivered to Anshe Emet Congregation, Chicago, IL          May 15, 1964
492          5          Washington Council of Churches, Washington, DC          May 17, 1964
492          6          Riverdale Retreat          June 6-7, 1964
492          7          National Council of Churches of Christ conference (NCCC), "Christians in Controversy and Conflict"          July 19-24, 1964
492          8          National Council of Churches of Christ conference (NCCC), "Christians in Controversy and Conflict"          July 19-24, 1964
492          9          Faith in Life Week, Fargo, ND          September 30-October 1, 1964
492          10          "Mission, The Christian's Calling"          September 1, 1964
492          11          Ecumenical Dialogue and Theological Teaching, a conference sponsored by University of Chicago, Loyla University, and the National Conference of Christians and Jews          December 6-8, 1964
492          12          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials (1 of 2)          1965
492          13          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials (2 of 2)          1965
492          14          Radical Right Attack, especially Billy James Hargas. Correspondence, memoranda, clippings and other records (1 of 2)          1965
492          15          Radical Right Attack, especially Billy James Hargas. Correspondence, memoranda, clippings and other records (2 of 2)          1965
492          16          Radical Right Attack, especially the John Birch Society "Let Freedom Ring" automatic telephone dialing campaign          1965
492          17          North Shore Congregation Israel - Glencoe, IL          January 15, 1965
492          18          Chicago Theological Seminary. Ministers' Week          January 25-27, 1965
492          19          The Relevance of Faith to Modern Man: An Interreligious Conference of Laymen, Chicago, IL          February 21-22, 1965
492          20          The Church in the City, a seminar          March 16, 1965
492          21          Hawaii Conference of the United Church of Christ          June 13-16, 1965
492          22          Theological Institute on Rethinking the Ministry, California Lutheran College          July 28-31, 1965
493          1          Faith in Life Dialogue, Deluth, MN          October 29-30, 1965
493          2          Consultative Conference on Religious Studies, Southern Illinois University          November 5-6, 1965
493          3          Together with Christ Our Community, Muskegon, MN          November 7, 1965
493          4          Pope Paul VI, visit to the United Nations          November 7, 1965
493          5          Interreligious Institute, Phoenix, AZ          November 11, 1965
493          6          "Protestant Theological Education in America," a chapter published in Problems and Issues in American Seminary Education          1965
493          7          "Faith in Life Dialogue" (American Kirchentag)          1965-1966
493          8          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials (1 of 2)          1966
493          9          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials (2 of 2)          1966
493          10          Correspondence, memos, programs, newspaper clippings, photographs and other records related to his work at Iowa Weslyan College          1966
493          11          National Council of the Churches of Christ, North American Lay conference on the Ministry of the Laity in the World          January 13-16, 1966
493          12          American Center for Theological Studies (ACTS)          January 17, 1966
493          13          "Future of Urban Civilization," a paper given University of Wisconsin-Madison          January 1966
493          14          Centurion Seminar, Grand Rapids, MI          February 19, 1966
493          15          Centurion Seminar, Denver, Colorado          March 3-5, 1966
493          16          American Society of Church History Meeting, Richmond, Virginia          April 15-16, 1966
493          17          Sermon preached at Mount Vernon Methodist Church for its 125th Anniversary Service          May 15, 1966
493          18          Institute of Pastoral Ecumenism, Dubuque, Iowa          June 6-7, 1966
494          1          National Community Relations Advisory Council          June 23-26, 1966
494          2          "Religion," a chapter in Contemporary Civilization (1967)          August 1966
494          3          "Problems of Contemporary Religious Art," a lecture given by Knud Knudson at Iowa Weslyan College          October 13, 1966
494          4          Fifth National Conference on Family Life          October 14-16, 1966
494          5          Andover Newton Theological School fall lecture series and meeting with alumni, parents and friends of Iowa Wesleyan College          October 19, 1966
494          6          Consultation of Lay Schools of Theology, Indianapolis, IN          October 21-23, 1966
494          7          School of Evangelism in A Secular Society, Hollywood, CA          October 28-30, 1966
494          8          General Board of Christian Social Concerns, Committee on Resolutions Meeting          November 5, 1966
494          9          "Festschrift" and reception in honor of James Luther Adams          November 12, 1966
494          10          National Conference of Christians and Jews, 38th anniversary dinner          December 7, 1966
494          11          Fourth Annual Interreligious Institute, Loyola University, Los Angeles, CA          December 8, 1966
494          12          "Rediscovering the Laity," published in The Methodist Story          1966
494          13          "Totalitarianism: A Bibliography," Bibliographical Lecture Series, Garrett Theological Seminary Library          1966
494          14          South African libel suit: Albert S. Geyer and C.F. Beyers naude vs Adrianus Drost Pont          1966-1967
494          15          Concise Dictionary of World Religions, correspondence          1966-1968
494          16          Select correspondence on suppressing totalitarianism          1966-1967
494          17          "Sergeant Lewis Case," tailgating by highway patrol officer          1966-1968
494          18          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials          1967
494          19          Professional Training Seminars of the US Air Force Chaplains (Alaska, Japan and the Philippines), travel information, reports and other records          January 3-February 7, 1967
494          20          Iowa Area Family Life Conference          May 5-7, 1967
494          21          Six columns for Associated Church Press Syndicate          Summer 1967
494          22          North American conference on Theological Education for Ecumenical Dialogue          June 22-25, 1967
494          23          Hanover Kirchentag          June 23-24, 1967
495          1          "The Concerns of the Believers' Church," an address delivered at the Conference on the Concept of the Believer's Church, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY          June 26, 1967
495          2          Newsletter on Totalitarianism          August 15, 1967
495          3          "Introduction," Highland Park Methodist Church Leadership Conference          September 23-28, 1967
495          4          Notre Dame Ecumenical Colloquium          November 17-19, 1967
495          5          [Teaching Materials, Methodism]          December 1, 1967
495          6          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials (1 of 2)          1968
495          7          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials (2 of 2)          1968
495          8          The Southwest Region of the Interseminary Movement. St Mary's Seminary, Houston, TX          March 1-2, 1968
495          9          Lectures, Union Theological Seminary          May 1968
495          10          81st Annual Assembly, Texas Association of Christian Churches, Austin, TX          May 1-4, 1968
495          11          Laymen, Renewal and the Bible, a retreat at Stonebridge Priory, Lake Bluff, IL          May 10-11, 1968
495          12          Gannon's "Men of the Left"          May 17, 1968
495          13          Conference of the Public Responsibility of Broadcast Licenses, Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University          September 28-29, 1968
495          14          Association for the Coordination of University Religious Affairs (ACURA) Conference, Tallahassee, FL          November 11-13, 1968
496          1          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials (1 of 2)          1969
496          2          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials (2 of 2)          1969
496          3          Excerpts from a speech given at "Convo 69," a National convocation on Christian Social Concerns, Washington, DC          March 1969
496          4          "Preach-In," hosted by Cornell University          April 27, 1969
496          5          Trip to Israel          June 15-29, 1969
496          6          Thiel College Commencement (photographs)          June 1, 1969
496          7          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials (1 of 2)          1970
496          8          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials (2 of 2)          1970
496          9          "Crisis in the Middle East," excerpts from an address delivered at the Biennial Convention of the American Jewish Congress, Washington, DC          May 20-24, 1970
496          10          "Confrontation and the Christian Faith: Law and Order," outline for remarks made at the Wisconsin Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church          June 13, 1970
496          11          Believers' Church Conference: Is there a Christian Style of Life for Our Age?" Chicago Theological Seminary          June 29-July 2, 1970
496          12          "The Crisis in Faith and Order," excerpts from address delivered at United Church Board for Homeland Ministries Conference, Baltimore, MD          October 26, 1970
496          13          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials (1 of 2)          1971
496          14          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials (2 of 2)          1971
496          15          The Advocates, a television program regarding prayer in schools (Franklin H. Littell may have written the narrative)          March 5-9, 1971
496          16          Excerpts from an address delivered to the Associated Church Press, Philadelphia, PA          April 14, 1971
496          17          Emergency Conference on Israel and Jerusalem, sponsored by the National Conference of Christians and Jews          May 19, 1971
497          1          "Observations on a trip to Israel" and other documents          July 21-August 20, 1971
497          2          Fourth International Congress for Luther Research, held under the auspices of The Foundation for Reformation Research, Concordia Seminary          August 22-27, 1971
497          3          American Jewish Committee Annual Dinner Meeting, Human Relations Award (Franklin H. Littell as recipient)          October 27, 1971
497          4          New England Leadership Conference on the Middle East          November 7, 1971
497          5          "Relevance on Middle East" and others, response to Mohammed T. Mehdi's letter, "Israel: Is it a Democracy?" New York Times          1971
497          6          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials          1972
497          7          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials          1973
497          8          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials          1974
497          9          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials (1 of 2)          1975
497          10          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials (2 of 2)          1975
497          11          International Scholars Conference, New York, NY          March 2-6, 1975
497          12          Madison lectures          April 10-13, 1975
497          13          60th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide          April 1975
497          14          Hamburg Conference on the Holocaust and Church Struggle          June 8-11, 1975
498          1          "Consultation '75"          October 13-14, 1975
498          2          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials          1976
498          3          "Hancock Conference" on communes          September 30-October 3, 1976
498          4          University of Washington, Walker-Ames Professor          October 19-28, 1976
498          5          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials (1 of 2)          1977
498          6          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials (2 of 2)          1977
498          7          First Western Regional Conference on the Holocaust          February 17, 1977
498          8          Concordia Conferences          1977
498          9          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials          1978
498          10          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials          1979
498          11          International Bonhoeffer Conference          August 24-27, 1979
498          12          Jerusalem Conference on International Terrorism          July 1-5, 1979
498          13          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials (1 of 3)          1980
499          1          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials (2 of 3)          1980
499          2          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials (3 of 3)          1980
499          3          Annals of the American Academy of Political Social Science          July 1980
499          4          Holocaust Institute, Cornell College          Spring 1980
499          5          United Nations Protests meetings          December 7, 1980
499          6          Holocaust meetings, Charlotte, NC          April 13, 1980
499          7          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials (1 of 2)          1981
499          8          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials (2 of 2)          1981
499          9          Trip to Israel and other places, financial records          1981
590          3          "Telepulse Interview with Franklin H. Littell" (audio cassette) (item number 1)          January 11, 1981
499          10          "Holocaust: Never Again," a community conference, Orlando, FL          March 22-23, 1981
499          11          International Liberators Conference          October 26-28, 1981
500          1          Duquesne University History          October 12, 1981
500          2          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials          1982
500          3          Religious Liberty Conference          March 12-14, 1982
500          4          Correspondence          July 1982
500          5          Maine Holocaust Conference, Bates College          October 12, 1982
500          6          Israel Trip          December 13-18, 1982
500          7          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials (1 of 2)          1983
500          8          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials (2 of 2)          1983
500          9          "Us and Them: Lessons of the Holocaust. A Humanities Symposium," Viterbo College          March 2-3, 1983
500          10          World Conference on Soviet Jewry          March 15-17, 1983
500          11          "The Holocaust: History for Today Conference," Seattle University          April 17-18, 1983
500          12          Memorial to the Six Million Martyrs          April 10, 1983
500          13          "American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors"          April 10-13, 1983
500          14          "Roots of the Holocaust Conference," Buffalo, NY          April 23-24, 1983
500          15          Teachers' Institute, Yad Vashem          July 4-22, 1983
500          16          "The Search for Peace: Our Responsibility as Jews and Christians," International Colloquium, Amersfoort, Netherlands          August 21-24, 1983
500          17          Second International Scholars Colloquium on America, Holy Land Studies, Washington, DC          August 30-September 1, 1983
500          18          Los Angeles Seminar on Antisemitism          October 9, 1983
501          1          "Religious Freedom East and West: The Human Rights Issue for the Eighties," Washington, DC          July 10-11, 1983
501          2          Jonathan Sachs' wedding          October 15, 1983
501          3          "Action Conference on Religious Liberties," North American Religious Liberties Association          November 18-20, 1983
584          3          Various Holocaust conferences          1983
501          4          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials (1 of 3)          1984
501          5          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials (2 of 3)          1984
501          6          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials (3 of 3)          1984
590          4          "Interview with Franklin H. Littell." WFLA, Tampa, FL (audio cassette) (item number 1)          1984
501          7          Speaking engagements repayment          1984
501          8          American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors, Western States Regional Conference, Los Angeles, CA          March 10-11, 1984
501          9          "A Half Century After Barmen: Religion, Totalitarianism and Human Freedom in the Modern World," an International Symposium, Seattle, WA          April 25-28, 1984
501          10          "A March and Rally for Religious Freedom"          August 28, 1984
501          11          Faith in Humankind: Rescuers of Jews during the Holocaust          September 17-19, 1984
501          12          Colloquium on Schwenckfeld and the Schwekfelders          September 17-23, 1984
584          4          Colloquium on Schwenkfelders          September 1984
501          13          Heschel-Niebuhr Symposium          October 28, 1984
502          1          [Evangelical Academies Conference]          November 29-30, 1984
502          2          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials          1985
502          3          Speaking engagements, payment          1985
502          4          Freedom and responsibility in the Writings of Thornton Wilder, Center for the Study of Federalism, Temple University          February 3-5, 1985
502          5          Danish eviction case vs. Scientology, telegram and notes          April 10, 1985
502          6          "Bitburg Controversy," response          April 12, 1985
502          7          Detroit Community Awards Ceremony          April 19, 1985
502          8          American gathering and Federation of Jewish Holocaust Survivors          April 21-23, 1985
502          9          United States Air Force Chaplains          May 13, 1985
502          10          The Evangelical Roundtable          July 5, 1985
502          11          Yad Vashem Teachers' Institute          July 4-26, 1985
502          12          International Religious Liberty Working Group Conference          July 23-26, 1985
502          13          "Cultism: A Conference for Scholars and Policy Makers," Racine, WI          September 9-11, 1985
503          1          United State Air Force Chaplain Conference. Kirkland Air Force Base, New Mexico          October 7-9, 1985
503          2          William O Douglas Institute          October 16, 1985
503          3          Vidal Sassoon Institute Program, New York, NY          October 27, 1985
503          4          Symposium on Nostra Aetate, Notre Dame, IN          October 28-29, 1985
503          5          Journal of Ecumenical Studies, Religious Liberty Conference          November 3-8, 1985
503          6          "Present Day Antisemitism," a seminar at the Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism          December 29-31, 1985
503          7          Leon Bass Case: Who Liberated the [Concentration] Camps?          December 1985
503          8          Correspondences, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials          1986
590          7          Lecture given by Yehuda Bauer (introductions by Franklin Littell) (audio cassette) (item number 2)          1986
503          9          Temple University. Department of Religion retreat          January 1986
503          10          Teaching the Holocaust: A Seminar for High School Teachers          January 1986
503          11          Freedom and Responsibility in the Writings of Mark Twain, Center for the Study of Federalism, Temple University          April 20-22, 1986
503          12          The National Workshop on Christian-Jewish Relations, Baltimore, MD          May 13-16, 1986
503          13          Strochlitz Institute of Holocaust Studies, Conference          June 1-5, 1986
503          14          Extremism in Israel and the United States: Assessment and Prognosis, The 22nd Annual America-Israel Dialogue          July 14-17, 1986
503          15          World Council of Churches and the Lutheran World Federation Consultation: New Religious Movements, Amsterdam          September 7-13, 1986
504          1          World Council of Churches and the Lutheran World Federation Consultation: New Religious Movements, Amsterdam          September 7-13, 1986
504          2          World Council of Churches and the Lutheran World Federation Consultation: New Religious Movements - Amsterdam          September 7-13, 1986
504          3          Savannah Jewish Federation, annual meeting          September 19, 1986
504          4          The Legacy of Religious Freedom in America: A Reappraisal, Seattle, WA          November 5-7, 1986
504          5          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and other collected materials. Folder includes original 1939 photograph of Littell confronting an SS officer, with accompanying letter from Herman Will          1987
590          7          Lecture given by Yitz Greenberg (discusses Franklin Littell, Roy and Alice Eckardt, the Holocaust, and interfaith relations) (audio cassette) (item number 3)          1987
504          6          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials          1987
504          7          Klein Foundation Award nomination          1987
504          8          Response to papal visit with Kurt Waldheim          1987
504          9          National Association of Independent Schools. 25th Anniversary Conference, Boston, MA          February 25, 1987
505          1          "The Other Victims Conference: Non-Jews Persecuted and Murdered by the Nazis," United States Holocaust Memorial Council          February 23-25, 1987
505          2          Consultation of New Religious Movement          April 27, 1987
505          3          "The Armenian Genocide in Perspective," Philadelphia, PA          June 1987
505          4          Holy Land Studies, international conference          July 13-23, 1987
505          5          "Ritual, Symbol and Participation in the Quest for Interfaith Cooperation," Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia, Canada          August 19-25, 1987
505          6          Consultations on German Religious Liberty Conference          October 5-8, 1987
505          7          Consultation on Clergy Malpractice, (Nally Case)          October 27, 1987
505          8          Response to Guenter Lewy's "Does American Need a Verfassungsschutzbericht?"          November-December 1987
505          9          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials          1988
505          10          Speaking engagements, payments          1988
505          11          Reagan Administration executive forum          January 19, 1988
506          1          Federalism Colloquium on Sinclair Lewis, Center for the Study of Federalism, Temple University          February 14-16, 1988
506          2          Annual Scholars Conference, Kent State          March 19-20, 1988
506          3          Deutschland und das heilige Land in 19. Jahrhundert          March 24-25, 1988
506          4          Hoffberger Foundation, Inc., presentation          April 6, 1988
506          5          United Methodist Church Historians' Meeting, St. Louis. MO          April 24-25, 1988
506          6          "The Holocaust: To Remember Why, To Remember Who, To Remember for Ourselves"          April 28, 1988
506          7          Pergamon Press gala dinner and dance          June 11, 1988
506          8          Navy personnel training, Warminster, PA          June 2, 1988
506          9          Trip to Jerusalem          July 6-8, 19-28, 1988
506          10          Conference celebrating Elie Wiesel's birthday          September 29, 1988
506          11          Inauguration of Dr. F Thomas Trotter, Alaska Pacific University          October 1, 1988
506          12          Newspaper clippings and other materials on religious liberty for lecture at Baylor University          October 24, 1988
506          13          Teresa Heinz Luncheon          October 25, 1988
506          14          Lecture at Trinity Church of the North Shore, Wilmette, IL          November 6, 1988
506          15          "The Holocaust Kristallnacht: 50 Years Later," student/teacher conference, Reno/Las Vegas, NV          November 9-10, 1988
506          16          Third Annual Humanitarian Award, honoring Erna I Gans, Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois          November 13, 1988
506          17          "To Serve the Present Age: Consultations on Evangelicals and American Public Life," sponsored by the Institute for the Study of American Evangelicals          November 17-19, 1988
506          18          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials (1 of 2)          1989
507          1          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials (2 of 2)          1989
507          2          Templeton Award, nomination          1989
507          3          Anne Frank In The World: A Pictorial Exhibit, Monroe Community College, Rochester, NY          January 15, 1989
507          4          Stephen S. Wise Temple, scholar-in-residence weekend          February 24-26, 1989
507          5          Believer's Church Conference, Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary          March 30-April 1, 1989
507          6          "How Believers Account for Others' Beliefs: A conference on religious Education for Dialogue and Peace," University of Minnesota          April 4-9, 1989
507          7          "First national Conference on Black-Jewish Relations," Dillard University          April 6-7, 1989
507          8          "Christianity Confronts Judaism: A Christian Minister's Perspective," scholar-in-residence, Temple Sholom in Broomall          April 28-30, 1989
507          9          Yom Ha'Shoah, Baltimore, MD          April 30, 1989
507          10          6th Annual Israel Goldstein Holocaust Lecture          May 3-10, 1989
507          11          Second International Conference on Ways to Promote the 1981 United Nations Declaration, Warsaw, Poland          May 12-18, 1989
507          12          40 Jahre Grundgesetz der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Hamburg, Germany          May 20, 1989
507          13          Trip to Jerusalem          July 5-16, 1989
507          14          The Third Frederick Neuman Symposium on Theological Interpretation of Scripture, Princeton Theological Seminary          October 13-16, 1989
507          15          Establishing the Legacy: The First International Conference for Organizations and Institutions Which Commemorate the Holocaust, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem          October 28-November 3, 1989
508          1          40 Jahre Bundesrepublik - 40 Jahre Juden und Christen im Gespräch, eine Tagung des Deutschen Koordinierungsrats, Berlin, Germany          November 3-5, 1989
508          2          Lessons and Legacies: The Meaning of the Holocaust in A Changing World, an international conference, Northwestern University          November 11-13, 1989
508          3          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials          1990
508          4          Winnetka Interfaith Council, response to Holocaust denier, Safet Sarich          April-May, 1990
508          5          "Reinhold Niebuhr and the Jewish People," Elmhurst College          April 18, 1990
508          6          Yam Hashoah address, Ventnor, NJ          April 22, 1990
508          7          First Biannual Conference on Christianity and the Holocaust, Holocaust Resource Center, Rider College          April 22-23, 1990
508          8          Morton A. Klein (Philadelphia Volunteer Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America), controversy          May 13-15, 1990
508          9          Jerusalem Rally, Philadelphia, PA          May 23, 1990
508          10          Assembly of World Religions: Transmitting Our Heritage to Youth and Society, San Francisco, CA          August 15-21, 1990
508          11          Trip to Europe and Israel          October 21-28, 1990
508          12          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials          1991
508          13          Annenberg Research Institute application          January 15, 1991
508          14          Encyclopedia of Jewish-American History and Culture          February 1, 1991
508          15          Yom Hashoah in Twin Cities, Interfaith Holocaust Remembrance Service, American Jewish Committee and Bridges for Peace          April 7, 1991
508          16          "The Universal Implications of the Holocaust," Governor's Conference, Reno, NA          April 23-24, 1991
508          17          "Freedom and responsibility in Contemporary American Western Literature," Center for the Study of Federalism, Temple University          May 4-7, 1991
508          18          Presentation of the Third Ladislaus Laszt International Ecumenical Award, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev          May 27, 1991
509          1          "Christian Primitivism and Modernism: Coming to Terms with Our Age," Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA (audio cassette)          June 6-9, 1991
509          2          "Communal Societies: Values and Structures," Third Triennial Conference of International Communal Studies Association, Elizabethtown College          June 25-28, 1991
509          3          "Holocaust education for the 1990s: Issues, Tasks, Goals," a teacher's conference, Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois and Roosevelt University, Skokie, IL          October 6, 1991
509          4          International Conference: Kristallnacht, Berlin, Germany          November 7-11, 1991
509          5          Celebrating 40 Years of Youth ministry, 1941-1999: Commemorating the First National Conference of the Methodist Youth Fellowship, August 29-Sept 2, 1941          August 2-4, 1991
509          6          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials          1922
509          7          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials          1922
509          8          West Chester University, Muslim speaker controversy          1992
509          9          Response to "The Cross: Should a Symbol Betrayed Be Reclaimed?" by Mary C Boys          March 28, 1992
509          10          "God: The Contemporary Discussion on the Quest for Peace and the Ultimate," New Ecumenical Research Association international conference, France          May 7-12, 1992
509          11          Assembly of World Religions, Seoul, Korea          August 24-30, 1992
509          12          "Freedom and Responsibility in the Writings of Bernard Malamud," Center for the Study of Federalism, Temple University          September 12-14, 1992
509          13          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials          1993
510          1          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials          1993
590          7          “Remembering the Holocaust,” interview with Franklin Littell, Wisconsin Public Radio (audio cassette) (item number 1)          1993
510          2          Jewish Heritage lecture series, Center for Jewish Studies, University of Wisconsin          April 17-20, 1993
510          3          South Hills Community Interfaith Holocaust Observance, Southminster Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh, PA          April 20, 1993
510          4          "The Jewish People in the 20th Century: Fifty Years after the Holocaust," International Conference, Yad Vashem          June 17, 1993
510          5          Interfaith Holocaust Remembrance Service, Anti-Defamation League, Houston, Texas          April 27, 1993
510          6          Volunteer Recognition Evening, Jewish Family and Children's Service          May 6, 1993
510          7          Princeton Jewish Student Center, lecture          June 9, 1993
510          8          Rafael Lemkin Lecture, Hamilton College          September 27, 1993
510          9          Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teachers (includes photographs)          September 23, 1993
510          10          Lecture at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University          October 20, 1993
510          11          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials          1994
510          12          Lecture at University of Wisconsin          February 12-16, 1994
510          13          "The Family," correspondence          February 23, 1994
510          14          Waco Council on Peace and Justice          April 26, 1994
510          15          March of the Living International Distinguished Educators Program          April 4-7, 1994
510          16          23rd Annual Founders Dinner and 21st Annual Academic Conference, American Friends of the Hebrew University          June 24-27, 1994
510          17          "Pilgrimage to Auschwitz: 50th Anniversary of the Revolt of the Sonderkommandos," sponsored by the Rosa Robota Foundation          October 3-9, 1994
510          18          Anabaptists Visions in the 20th Century: Ideas and Outreach, Goshen College          October 13-15, 1994
510          19          Leadership Through Learning event, Hebrew Union College          October 23, 1994
510          20          14th Annual Teachers' Seminar, Holocaust Remembrance Committee, Jewish Federation of Greater Toronto          November 7-8, 1994
510          21          Report on Remembering for the Future II          November 11, 1994
511          1          Meeting regarding Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry and Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism          November 17, 1994
511          2          "Freedom and Responsibility in the Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne," Center for the Study of Federalism, Temple University          November 19-20, 1994
511          3          "Hate in the extreme: The Holocaust and the World Today," Rockland County, New York, Board of Cooperative Educational Services          December 5, 1994
511          4          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials          1995
511          5          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials          1995-1996
511          6          "The Spirit and Sword: Jehovah's Witnesses Expose the Third Reich," interview by Awake! Magazine (includes audio cassette)          February 10, 1995
511          7          "Problems of Genocide," an international conference, Yerevan, Armenia          April 21-24, 1995
511          8          Memorial for Carl Hermann Voss, New York, NY          May 21, 1995
511          9          First Conference of the Association of Genocide Scholars, Williamsburg, VA          June 14-16, 1995
511          10          Teacher's Institute on Holocaust Studies, Davie, FL          June 21-22, 1995
511          11          Controversy over Public Education, Dallas, TX          September 12, 1995
511          12          Correspondence regarding possible trip to Korea          October 10-23, 1995
511          13          International Ecumenical Conference, The Inter-religious Federation for World Peace, Montevideo, Uruguay          December 8-17, 1995
512          1          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials          1996
590          4          "Interview with Franklin H. Littell." Religion and Society. (audio cassette) (item number 2)          1996
512          2          Trip to Germany, especially receipt of Buber-Rosenzweig Medal          February 28-March 18, 1996
512          3          Trip to Germany, especially receipt of Buber-Rosenzweig Medal          February 28-March 18, 1996
584          5          Countering the Language of Assault Without Compromising the First Amendment (Valentine Colloquium)          1995-1996
512          4          "Personal Report by Franklin Littell on Germany trip 2/28-3/18/96" and related records, especially relating to the awarding of the Buber-Rosenzweig Medal          1996
512          5          "Freedom and Responsibility in the Works of Willa Cather," Center for the Study of Federalism, Temple University, a Liberty Fund conference at Big Sky, MT          August 24-26, 1996
512          6          15th National Workshop on Christian-Jewish Relations, Stamford, Connecticut          October 27-30, 1996
512          7          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials          1997
512          8          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials          1997
512          9          "In Search of the Self," a conference on Ramtha-Yelm, Washington (1 of 2)          February 8-9, 1997
512          10          "In Search of the Self," a conference on Ramtha-Yelm, Washington (2 of 2)          February 8-9, 1997
513          1          "To Serve The Present Age: Historians and the Modern Church: A Festschrift for Donald Durnbaugh"          October 2-4, 1997
584          6          "Sunday Dialogue Group"          1997
513          2          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials          1998
513          3          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials          1998
513          4          "Religious Freedom & the New Millennium," International Collation for Religious Freedom, Washington, DC          April 17-19, 1998
513          5          "Christianity and Judaism: History, the Holocaust and Reconciliation in the Third Millennium," The Fifth Biennial Conference on Christianity and the Holocaust, Rider University          October 10-19, 1998
513          6          "Christianity and Judaism: History, the Holocaust and Reconciliation in the Third Millennium," The Fifth Biennial Conference on Christianity and the Holocaust, Rider University          October 18-19, 1998
513          7          Lecture, West Chester Holocaust Commission, West Chester, NY          March 11, 1998
513          8          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials          1999
513          9          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials          1999
590          5          "Interview on Radiotimes." NPR. (audio cassette) (4 tapes)          April 19, 1999
513          10          "Religion and Liberty in the Free Church Tradition," a conference, Santa Fe, NM          May 6-9, 1999
513          11          "The Arts, Spirituality, and the Holocaust," Austin, TX          October 23-26, 1999
513          12          "Bonhoeffer's Dilemma: The Ethics of Violence," Pennsylvania State University          October 28-31, 1999
513          13          Confronting Genocide in the 21st Century Through Holocaust Education," Center for the Study of Jewish Heroism, Tel Aviv, Israel          October 31-November 1, 1999
513          14          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials          2000
513          15          "The Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust," Stockholm, Sweden          January 26-28, 2000
514          1          "The Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust," Stockholm, Sweden          January 26-28, 2000
514          2          "The Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust," Stockholm, Sweden          January 26-28, 2000
514          3          Gandhi's Truth: A Global Dialogue on its Significance in the 21st Century," Christian Brothers University, Memphis, TN          February 25-26, 2000
514          4          The Past as Prologue: Reflections and Projections: A Decennial Symposium, the Robert Foster Cherry Awards for Great Teachers, Baylor University          October 1-3, 2000
514          5          "Developments in Jewish-Catholic Relations: A New Spirit for the New Millennium," Newman Center of the University of Pennsylvania          November 6, 2000
584          7          Public Condemnation of Syrian Holocaust Denial in New York Times         2000
514          6          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials          2001-2002
514          7          A Christian Holocaust Remembrance Service, National Shrine of the Little Flower, Royal Oak, MI          March 25, 2001
514          8          The Philosopher as Witness: Jewish Philosophy after the Holocaust, Celebrating the 85th Birthday of Emil Fackheim          June 20-22, 2001
514          9          28th Annual Conference of the Communal Studies Association, New Harmony, Indiana          September 27-29, 2001
514          10          "Confronting Evil in Religious and Secular Life," the Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education, Hebrew Union College          April 2002
514          11          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials          2003-2004
514          12          A Timely Interview with a Die-Hard Republican          February 27, 2005
514          13          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials          2005-2008
514          14          Correspondence, writings, ephemera and/or other collected materials          undated
590          6          Unidentified audio recordings (2 microcassettes)          Undated

Subseries 13.2: Speaking engagement fliers and other advertisements, 1937-2006, houses chronologically arranged files of fliers and advertisements for Littell’s many speaking and other engagements. See also Subseries 12.5: Speeches, lectures and article manuscripts.

515          1          1941-1953
515          2          1954-1958
515          3          1959-1960
515          4          1961
515          5          1962
515          6          1962
515          7          1963
515          8          1963
516          1          1963
516          2          1964
516          3          1964
516          4          1965
516          5          1965-1966
593          6          1965-2004
517          1          1966-1967
517          2          1967
517          3          January-May, 1968
517          4          June-December, 1968
517          5          January-March, 1969
518          1          April 1969
518          2          May-December, 1969
518          3          1970-1972
518          4          1973-1974
518          5          1975
518          6          1976
518          7          1976-1977
519          1          1977
519          2          1978
519          3          1978-1979
584          8          1978-2000, undated
519          4          1980-1982
519          5          1982
519          6          1983
519          7          1984-1985
520          1          1986-1987
520          2          1987-1989
520          3          1990-1993
520          4          1994-1995
520          5          1996-1998
520          6          1999-2006, undated

Subseries 13.3: Clippings (featuring Franklin H. Littell and/or his work), 1942-2007, houses chronologically arranged newspaper and magazine clippings in which Littell or his work are featured.

520          7          1942-1956, undated
521          1          1957-1959, undated
521          2          1960, undated
521          3          January-May, 1961
521          4          June-December, 1961, undated
521          5          February-August, 1962
521          6          September-December, 1962, undated
521          7          January-May, 1963
521          8          June-December, 1963
521          9          1963, undated
521          10          January-May, 1964
522          1          1964-1965
522          2          1964-1965, undated
522          3          January-March, 1966
522          4          April-June, 1966
523          5          July-September, 1966
522          6          October, 1966
522          7          November, 1966
522          8          December, 1966
522          9          January-February, 1967
522          10          March, 1967
522          11          April 1967
522          12          May 1967
523          1          June 1967
523          2          July-September, 1967
523          3          October 1967, undated
523          4          November-December, 1967, undated
523          5          January-February, 1968
523          6          March-May, 1968
523          7          June-October, 1968
523          8          November-December, 1968
523          9          1969
524          1          1969-January 1970, undated
524          2          February-March, 1970
524          3          April 1970
524          4          March-December, 1970, undated
524          5          January-April, 1971
524          6          May-October, 1971
524          7          November-December, 1971, undated
524          8          January-February, 1972
524          9          March-May, 1972
524          10          June-November, 1972, undated
524          11          1973
524          12          1974
525          1          January-May, 1975
525          2          June-December, 1975
525          3          January-June, 1976
525          4          July-December, 1976, undated
525          5          January-June, 1977
525          6          July-December, 1977, undated
584          9          1977-1978
525          7          January-April, 1978
525          8          May-December, 1978, undated
526          1          January-April, 1979
526          2          May-December, 1979, undated
526          3          1980, undated
526          4          January-May, 1981
526          5          June-December, 1981, undated
526          6          1982
526          7          1983, undated
526          8          1984-1985, undated
526          9          1986
527          1          1987
527          2          1988
527          3          1989-1990
527          4          1991
527          5          1992-1993
527          6          1994-2007
527          7          undated

Subseries 13.4: Press releases, 1949-1993, contains a small file of chronologically arranged press releases, pertaining to many areas of Littell’s life and concerns.

527          8          1949-1959
527          9          1960-1961
527          10          1962-1966
527          11          1966-1967
528          1          1968-1976
528          2          1976-1988
528          3          1984-1993, undated

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Collection Overview

Series 1: General correspondence, 1940-2009
Series 2: Youth work, 1934-1991 (bulk 1936-1945)
Series 3: Germany, 1934-2005 (bulk 1949-1960)
Series 4: Academic appointments, 1946-2012 (bulk 1951-1996)
Series 5: Holocaust remembrance work, 1950-2014 (bulk 1970-2009)
Series 6: Institute for American Democracy, 1949-1980s (bulk 1966-1976)
Series 7: Organized support for the State of Israel, 1969-2008
Series 8: Religious Liberty work, 1970-2006 (bulk 1981-1999)
Series 9: Waco Branch Davidian Disaster, Texas, 1993-2003 (bulk 1993-1996)
Series 10: Small projects file, 1948-2008 (bulk 1955-1995)
Series 11: Professional affiliations, 1950-2008
Series 12: Research, writing and speaking, 1938-2006
Series 13: “Journal” file, 1936-2008
Series 14: Personal and family papers, 1859-2010 (bulk 1934-2000)
Series 15: General reference, 1863-2006 (bulk 1940-1990)