Elbert Russell Writings
Scope and Contents
This collection contains primarily published articles, sermons, stories, and poems by Elbert Russell.
- Russell, Elbert, 1871-1951 (Person)
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Collection is open for research.
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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.
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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.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donor: Marcia Russell Gobbel, 1965
Collection was arranged in categories when received. Described and stored in Record Group 5.
- An Inventory of the Elbert Russell Writings, 1893-1951
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Encoding made possible by a grant by the Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation to the Philadelphia Consortium of Special Collections Libraries
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