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Howard Brinton recordings

Identifier: HC.MC-1318

Scope and Contents

This collection contains recordings of lectures compiled by Howard Brinton. Brinton listened to these lectures to ensure that his new ideas for lectures would not be redundant. The collection also includes a recorded copy of Sybil Bayles's "Religious Philosophy," recorded by Bayles and given to Brinton on his birthday in 1972.


  • Creation: 1968-1969


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical Note

Howard Haines Brinton was born a Friend in West Chester, Pennsylvania on July 24, 1884, son of Edward and Ruthanna Brown Brinton. He married Anna Shipley Cox in 1921, with whom he had four children, and Yukiko Takahashi in 1972. He received a bachelor's from Haverford College in 1904 and a master's in 1905, also from Haverford. He also received a master's in 1909, from Harvard University and a Ph.D. from the University of California in 1924.

Brinton taught at Friends Boarding School in Barnesville, Ohio (1906-1908), and then at Pickering College (1909-1915). He was a professor of mathematics at Guilford College (1915-1919), where he also served as acting president and dean. Howard Haines Brinton was faculty advisor to the Guilfordian (student newspaper at Guilford College) at least for the period 1917-1918.

He was secretary and publicity director of the American Friends Service Committee (1919-1920) and director of the child feeding program in the Plebiscite area of Upper Silesia (1920-1921). In 1927, Howard Haines Brinton was recorded a minister in the Society of Friends. He returned to teach physics at Earlham College (1922-1928) and religion at Mills College (1928-1936). Brinton served as acting director and lecturer at Pendle Hill Graduate School of Religion & Social Study (1934-1935) and director (1936-1952). He continued to be active as the Swarthmore lecturer in London (1931), resident fellow and lecturer at Selly Oak in England (1931), lecturer at Haverford College (1932, 1945, and 1949), William Penn lecturer in Philadelphia (1932 and 1938), lecturer at Bryn Mawr College, (1934 and 1936), and Dudleian lecturer at Harvard (1949). He was a representative of the American Friends Service Committee in Japan (1952-1954). Howard Haines Brinton was author of several books, including Friends for 300 Years (1952), The Mystic Will (1930), Creative Worship (1931), Divine Human Society (1938), and was editor and contributor to Children of Light (1938), Quaker Education (1940), Byways in Quaker History (1944), and Creative Worship and other Essays (1963). He was also author of pamphlets published by Pendle Hill. Howard Brinton died in 1973.


0.64 linear ft. (2 boxes)

Language of Materials



This collection contains recordings of lectures compiled by Howard Brinton.


This collection is arranged in one series, Recordings.

Related Materials

HC.MC.1189 Howard Haines Brinton and Anna Shipley Cox Brinton papers

Processing Information

Processed by Alexandra Stern; completed February, 2019.

Howard Brinton recordings, 1968-1969
Alexandra Stern
February, 2019
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