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Papers of George Arthur Buttrick

Repository: Harvard University. Archives

Collection Description (Extant): George Arthur Buttrick (1892-1980) was Minister of Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York City (1927-1954) and Preacher to the University and Plummer Professor of Christian Morals at Harvard University (1954-1960). He was also active on social and political issues, including anti-war and civil rights, and the debates between progressive and conservative Protestants, particularly within the Presbyterian Church.

Summary: These papers document the preaching and teaching activities of George Arthur Buttrick in addition to his work on social and political issues. Contents consist of correspondence, sermons, speeches, diaries, photographs, course materials, notebooks, manuscripts of publications and lectures, letters of recommendation, appointment books, audio tapes, diplomas and honorary degrees, scrapbooks, and memorabilia. A later addition to the collection are excerpts of an interview; Buttrick was interviewed by Charles N. Davidson in April, 1974.

Collection URL:|library/m/aleph|002595963 External Link

Date(s): 1909-1980

Digital Status: No

Extent: 36 cubic feet of manuscripts in 110 containers

Language: English

Interviewees: George Arthur Buttrick

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights


Civil rights workers
Civil rights--Religious aspects--Christianity
Harvard University
Presbyterian Church


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