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Guide to the Kimball School of Theology papers,1906-1930
Kimball School of Theology papers
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Guide to the Kimball School of Theology papers,1906-1930

Title

Guide to the Kimball School of Theology papers,1906-1930

Summary

The Kimball School of Theology papers contain business records, Board of Education and Trustees correspondence, correspondence with various members of the faculty, school bulletins and catalogs, alumni association records and minutes of the student association.

Source Format

Collection Guide

Date

1906-1930

Repository

Willamette University University Archives and Special Collections

Repository Address

900 State Street; Salem, Oregon; 97301 USA; Phone: 503/370/6764; Fax: 503/370/6141; Email: archives@willamette.edu; URL: http://library.willamette.edu/archives/

Location of Collection

Mark O. Hatfield Library

Collection Number

WUA045

Language

Materials are in English.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged in alphabetical order.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Kimball College of Theology of Willamette University was organized by the University Trustees on January 31, 1906, by the election of Henry D. Kimball, D.D., as Dean. The school building, located on the campus of the university, was dedicated October 1, 1906. To provide greater independence, the college was incorporated as an independent institution December 4, 1907 and on May 21, 1918 supplementary articles of incorporation were filed in the state offices, changing the name from Kimball College of Theology to Kimball School of Theology.

The aim of the college, according to the first bulletin, was to “assist young men who seem called to the Christian ministry to qualify themselves for their great work…Those of either sex who desire to fit themselves for larger usefulness in Christian work will be admitted to all class privileges upon the same terms as candidates for the ministry.” In the 1920s Kimball added a M.A. in Theology to the degree offerings.

Finances were always challenging, due in part to the school’s small endowment and the fact that other schools of Theology were coming to the West Coast. The Kimball Board finally decided to close the school in June, 1930. The hope, at the time, was to reopen to school when financial considerations were more favorable, but this never happened.

Geographic Place Names

Oregon

Quantity

3 linear feet

Content Description

The Kimball School of Theology papers contains business records, Board of Education and Trustees correspondence, correspondence with various members of the faculty, school bulletins and catalogs, alumni association records and minutes of the student association. There are also folders of Dr. Kimball’s sermon and lecture notes and a copy of the school commencement song.

Names

Hertzog, W. H.

Kimball, Dr. Henry D.

Pickering, Rex

Sherwood, Edwin A.

Smith, C.W.

Vogt, Dr. Paul L. Kimball School of Theology

Related Materials

The Robert M. Gatke Research Collection

The Edwin A. Sherwood “Land of the Rhine” Lantern Slides and Lecture Notes collection

Subject

Kimball School of Theology

Willamette University

University Archives and Records Collection

Genre Form

correspondence

Restrictions on Access

These papers are open to researchers.

Restrictions on Use

Library acts as “fair use” reproduction agent.; For further information, see the section on copyright in the Regulations and Procedures of the Willamette University Archives and Special Collections.; Copyright Information: Before material from collections at Willamette University Archives and Special Collections may be quoted in print, or otherwise reproduced, in whole or in part, in any publication, permission must be obtained from (1) the owner of the physical property, and (2) the holder of the copyright. It is the particular responsibility of the researcher to obtain both sets of permission. Persons wishing to quote from materials in any collections held by University Archives and Special Collections should consult the University Archivist. Reproduction of any item must contain a complete citation to the original.

Collection

Finding Aids

Title

Kimball School of Theology papers