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Elbert Russell Writings

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-133

Scope and Contents

This collection contains primarily published articles, sermons, stories, and poems by Elbert Russell.

Dates

  • 1893-1951

Creator

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Collection is open for research.

Copyright and Rights Information

Copyright has not been assigned to Friends Historical Library All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in to the Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Friends Historical Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by reader.

Biographical / Historical

Elbert Russell (1871-1951) was a Quaker teacher, historian, and writer. His was a leading voice in bringing the insights of liberal, British Friends on the primacy of revelation and the importance of scholarship in the renewal of faith into American Quakerism. Russell accepted the pastoral system but was opposed to the revivals of the holiness movement. Starting iin 1895, he was a professor of Bible at Earlham College, where he also served as chaplain. He resigned his position in 1915 after his proposal to strengthen the Quaker nature of the college, by building a large meeting house on campus for both students and the yearly meeting, was rejected. He later taught at Johns Hopkins, then became Dean at Duke University.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language

English

Overview

Elbert Russell (1871-1951) was a Quaker teacher, historian, and writer. His was a leading voice in bringing the insights of liberal, British Friends on the primacy of revelation and the importance of scholarship in the renewal of faith into American Quakerism. He was professor of Bible at Earlham College starting in 1895 and also served as chaplain. He resigned his position in 1915, later taught at Johns Hopkins, and then became Dean at Duke University. This collection contains primarily published articles, sermons, stories, and poems by Elbert Russell.

Physical Location

For current information on the location of materials, please consult the Library's online catalog

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donor: Marcia Russell Gobbel, 1965

Processing Information

Collection was arranged in categories when received. Described and stored in Record Group 5.
Title
An Inventory of the Elbert Russell Writings, 1893-1951
Author
FHL staff
Date
19650
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Language of description note
English
Sponsor
Encoding made possible by a grant by the Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation to the Philadelphia Consortium of Special Collections Libraries

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