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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the Journal of Religion Records 1915-1950

© 2006 University of Chicago Library

Descriptive Summary

Title:

Journal of Religion. Records

Dates:

1915-1950

Size:

10.5 linear ft. ( 21 boxes)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

The Journal of Religion Records consist of correspondence from the editorial offices of the Journal of Religion and its two predecessors, The Biblical World and the American Journal of Theology. The correspondence concerns articles and book reviews submitted, subscriptions, budgets and financial matters, and printing arrangements with the University of Chicago Press.

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Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Journal of Religion. Records, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Historical Note

Founded in 1921, the Journal of Religion was part of a long lineage of religious history and studies journals. One of the journals that the Journal of Religion grew out of was The Biblical World, which in turn was a continuation of a journal founded by William Rainey Harper in 1882. First known as The Hebrew Student, it was re-titled The Old Testament Student and The Old and New Testament Student before becoming The Biblical World in 1893. Harper edited the journal until his death in 1906. The position of editor passed first to Ernest DeWitt Burton, then to Shailer Mathews in 1913. The journal solicited articles on Biblical scholarship, examining historical subjects as well as current religious issues. It was aimed at a popular rather than a strictly academic audience.

Founded in 1897, the American Journal of Theology featured articles of a more technical and scholarly nature than The Biblical World. The title page stated that the "Faculty of the Divinity School" edited the journal, although by 1915 it was acknowledged that most of the faculty members were not directly involved in its production. The journal was reorganized in that year and two managing editors were named, Gerald B. Smith and Shirley Jackson Case, who served through 1920.

The Biblical World and the American Journal of Theology were each published by the Divinity School and managed by a single board of editors. Due to financial difficulties with both publications, it was decided to merge them under a new title, the Journal of Religion, which appeared beginning in 1921 with Gerald Smith as editor. Although intended to combine the features of its two predecessors, the new journal increasingly emphasized the scholarly side of theological studies.

Smith served as editor until 1926, when he was replaced by Shirley J. Case. Upon Case's retirement from the University in 1939, the editorship was given to John Knox (1939

Scope Note

The Journal of Religion Records consist of correspondence from the editorial offices of the Journal of Religion and its two predecessors, The Biblical World and the American Journal of Theology. The correspondence concerns articles and book reviews submitted, subscriptions, budgets and financial matters, and printing arrangements with the University of Chicago Press

The collection is divided into three series: Series I: The Biblical World Correspondence; Series II: American Journal of Theology Correspondence; and Series III: Journal of Religion Correspondence.

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Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Series I: The Biblical World Correspondence

Box 1   Folder 1

1915, A-B

Box 1   Folder 2

1915, C-F

Box 1   Folder 3

1915, G-J

Box 1   Folder 4

1915, K-L

Box 1   Folder 5

1915, M-O

Box 1   Folder 6

1915, P-Q

Box 1   Folder 7

1915, R-S

Box 1   Folder 8

1915, T-Z

Box 1   Folder 9

1916, A-B

Box 1   Folder 10

1916, C-D

Box 1   Folder 11

1916, E-G

Box 1   Folder 12

1916, H-L

Box 2    Folder 1

1916, M-O

Box 2    Folder 2

1916, P-Q

Box 2    Folder 3

1916, R-S

Box 2    Folder 4

1916, T-Z

Box 2    Folder 5

1917 - June 1918, A-B

Box 2    Folder 6

1917 - June 1918, C-D

Box 2    Folder 7

1917 - June 1918, E-G

Box 2    Folder 8

1917 - June 1918, H-J

Box 2    Folder 9

1917 - June 1918, K-L

Box 2    Folder 10

1917 - June 1918, M-O

Box 3    Folder 1

1917 - June 1918, P-Q

Box 3    Folder 2

1917 - June 1918, R-S

Box 3    Folder 3

1917 - June 1918, T-Z

Box 3    Folder 4

July 1918 - December 1919, A-B

Box 3    Folder 5

July 1918 - December 1919, C-D

Box 3    Folder 6

July 1918 - December 1919, E-G

Box 3    Folder 7

July 1918 - December 1919, H-L

Box 3    Folder 8

July 1918 - December 1919, M-O

Box 3    Folder 9

July 1918 - December 1919, P-Q

Box 3    Folder 10

July 1918 - December 1919, R-S

Box 4    Folder 1

July 1918 - December 1919, T-Z

Box 4    Folder 2

1920 - March 1921, A-B

Box 4    Folder 3

1920 - March 1921, C-D

Box 4    Folder 4

1920 - March 1921, E-G

Box 4    Folder 5

1920 - March 1921, H-L

Box 4    Folder 6

1920 - March 1921, M-O

Box 4    Folder 7

1920 - March 1921, P-R

Box 4    Folder 8

1920 - March 1921, S-Z

Series II: American Journal of Theology Correspondence

Box 4    Folder 9

November 1915 - February 1917, A-B

Box 4    Folder 10

November 1915 - February 1917, C-D

Box 4    Folder 11

November 1915 - February 1917, E-G

Box 4    Folder 12

November 1915 - February 1917, H-L

Box 5    Folder 1

November 1915 - February 1917, M-O

Box 5    Folder 2

November 1915 - February 1917, P-Q

Box 5    Folder 3

November 1915 - February 1917, R-S

Box 5    Folder 4

November 1915 - February 1917, T-Z

Box 5    Folder 5

March 1917 - June 1918, A-B

Box 5    Folder 6

March 1917 - June 1918, C-F

Box 5    Folder 7

March 1917 - June 1918, G-L

Box 5    Folder 8

March 1917 - June 1918, M-O

Box 5    Folder 9

March 1917 - June 1918, P-R

Box 5    Folder 10

March 1917 - June 1918, S-Z

Box 6    Folder 1

July 1918 - 1919, A-B

Box 6    Folder 2

July 1918 - 1919, C-F

Box 6    Folder 3

July 1918 - 1919, G-J

Box 6    Folder 4

July 1918 - 1919, K-O

Box 6    Folder 5

July 1918 - 1919, P-Q

Box 6    Folder 6

July 1918 - 1919, R-S

Box 6    Folder 7

July 1918 - 1919, T-Z

Box 6    Folder 8

1920 - March 1921, A-B

Box 6    Folder 9

1920 - March 1921, C-F

Box 6    Folder 10

1920 - March 1921, G-L

Box 6    Folder 11

1920 - March 1921, M-O

Box 6    Folder 12

1920 - March 1921, P-R

Box 7    Folder 1

1920 - March 1921, S-Z

Series III: Journal of Religion Correspondence

Box 7   Folder 2

August 1920 - May 1921, A-B

Box 7   Folder 3

August 1920 - May 1921, C-D

Box 7   Folder 4

August 1920 - May 1921, E-G

Box 7   Folder 5

August 1920 - May 1921, H-J

Box 7   Folder 6

August 1920 - May 1921, K-M

Box 7   Folder 7

August 1920 - May 1921, N-Q

Box 7   Folder 8

August 1920 - May 1921, R-S

Box 7   Folder 9

August 1920 - May 1921, T-Z

Box 7   Folder 10

Financial file, 1921-1925

Box 7   Folder 11

June 1921 - June 1922, A-B

Box 8    Folder 1

June 1921 - June 1922, C

Box 8    Folder 2

June 1921 - June 1922, D-G

Box 8    Folder 3

June 1921 - June 1922, H-J

Box 8    Folder 4

June 1921 - June 1922, K-L

Box 8    Folder 5

June 1921 - June 1922, M-O

Box 8    Folder 6

June 1921 - June 1922, P-R

Box 8    Folder 7

June 1921 - June 1922, S

Box 8    Folder 8

June 1921 - June 1922, T-Z

Box 8    Folder 9

July 1922 - October 1923, A-B

Box 8    Folder 10

July 1922 - October 1923, C-D

Box 8    Folder 11

July 1922 - October 1923, E-G

Box 9    Folder 1

July 1922 - October 1923, H-J

Box 9    Folder 2

July 1922 - October 1923, K-L

Box 9    Folder 3

July 1922 - October 1923, M-O

Box 9    Folder 4

July 1922 - October 1923, P-R

Box 9    Folder 5

July 1922 - October 1923, S

Box 9    Folder 6

July 1922 - October 1923, T-Z

Box 9    Folder 7

November 1923 - December 1924, A-B

Box 9    Folder 8

November 1923 - December 1924, C-D

Box 9    Folder 9

November 1923 - December 1924, E-G

Box 9    Folder 10

November 1923 - December 1924, H-J

Box 9    Folder 11

November 1923 - December 1924, K-M

Box 9    Folder 12

November 1923 - December 1924, N-R

Box 9    Folder 13

November 1923 - December 1924, S

Box 10    Folder 1

November 1923 - December 1924, T-Z

Box 10    Folder 2

January - October 1925, A-B

Box 10    Folder 3

January - October 1925, C-F

Box 10    Folder 4

January - October 1925, G-J

Box 10    Folder 5

January - October 1925, K-M

Box 10    Folder 6

January - October 1925, N-R

Box 10    Folder 7

January - October 1925, S

Box 10    Folder 8

January - October 1925, T-Z

Box 10    Folder 9

November 1925 - December 1926, A-B

Box 10    Folder 10

November 1925 - December 1926, C-D

Box 10    Folder 11

November 1925 - December 1926, E-G

Box 10    Folder 12

November 1925 - December 1926, H-L

Box 10    Folder 13

November 1925 - December 1926, M-O

Box 11    Folder 1

November 1925 - December 1926, P-R

Box 11    Folder 2

November 1925 - December 1926, S

Box 11    Folder 3

November 1925 - December 1926, T-Z

Box 11    Folder 4

Financial file, 1927-1928

Box 11    Folder 5

January 1927 - February 1928, A-B

Box 11    Folder 6

January 1927 - February 1928, C-D

Box 11    Folder 7

January 1927 - February 1928, E-G

Box 11    Folder 8

January 1927 - February 1928, H-J

Box 11    Folder 9

January 1927 - February 1928, K-L

Box 11    Folder 10

January 1927 - February 1928, M-O

Box 11    Folder 11

January 1927 - February 1928, P-R

Box 11    Folder 12

January 1927 - February 1928, S-Z

Box 11    Folder 13

March 1928 - December 1929, A

Box 12    Folder 1

March 1928 - December 1929, B

Box 12    Folder 2

March 1928 - December 1929, C

Box 12    Folder 3

March 1928 - December 1929, D

Box 12    Folder 4

March 1928 - December 1929, E-F

Box 12    Folder 5

March 1928 - December 1929, G

Box 12    Folder 6

March 1928 - December 1929, H-J

Box 12    Folder 7

March 1928 - December 1929, K-L

Box 12    Folder 8

March 1928 - December 1929, M

Box 12    Folder 9

March 1928 - December 1929, N-Q

Box 12    Folder 10

March 1928 - December 1929, R

Box 12    Folder 11

March 1928 - December 1929, S

Box 13    Folder 1

March 1928 - December 1929, T-Z

Box 13    Folder 2

1930, A-B

Box 13    Folder 3

1930, C

Box 13    Folder 4

1930, D

Box 13    Folder 5

1930, E-F

Box 13    Folder 6

1930, G-J

Box 13    Folder 7

1930, K-L

Box 13    Folder 8

1930, M

Box 13    Folder 9

1930, N-Q

Box 13    Folder 10

1930, R-S

Box 14    Folder 1

1930, T-Z

Box 14    Folder 2

1931, A-B

Box 14    Folder 3

1931, C-D

Box 14    Folder 4

1931, E-G

Box 14    Folder 5

1931, H-J

Box 14    Folder 6

1931, K-M

Box 14    Folder 7

1931, N-R

Box 14    Folder 8

1931, S

Box 14    Folder 9

1931, T-Z

Box 14    Folder 10

1932, A-B

Box 15    Folder 1

1932, C-D

Box 15    Folder 2

1932, E-G

Box 15    Folder 3

1932, H-J

Box 15    Folder 4

1932, K-M

Box 15    Folder 5

1932, N-R

Box 15    Folder 6

1932, S-Z

Box 15    Folder 7

1933, A-B

Box 15    Folder 8

1933, C-D

Box 15    Folder 9

1933, E-J

Box 15    Folder 10

1933, K-M

Box 16    Folder 1

1933, N-R

Box 16    Folder 2

1933, S-Z

Box 16    Folder 3

1934, A-C

Box 16    Folder 4

1934, D-J

Box 16    Folder 5

1934, K-Q

Box 16    Folder 6

1934, R-S

Box 16    Folder 7

1934, T-Z

Box 16    Folder 8

1935, A-C

Box 16    Folder 9

1935, D-J

Box 16    Folder 10

1935, K-M

Box 16    Folder 11

1935, N-R

Box 17    Folder 1

1935, S-Z

Box 17    Folder 2

1936, A-C

Box 17    Folder 3

1936, D-J

Box 17    Folder 4

1936, K-R

Box 17    Folder 5

1936, S-Z

Box 17    Folder 6

1937, A

Box 17    Folder 7

1937, B

Box 17    Folder 8

1937, C-D

Box 17    Folder 9

1937, E-J

Box 17    Folder 10

1937, K-O

Box 17    Folder 11

1937, P-R

Box 18    Folder 1

1937, S-Z

Box 18    Folder 2

1938, A

Box 18    Folder 3

1938, B

Box 18    Folder 4

1938, C-F

Box 18    Folder 5

1938, G-L

Box 18    Folder 6

1938, M-O

Box 18    Folder 7

1938, P-Q

Box 18    Folder 8

1938, R-S

Box 18    Folder 9

1938, T-Z

Box 18    Folder 10

1939, A-C

Box 18    Folder 11

1939, Case memorial volume

Box 19    Folder 1

1939, D-F

Box 19    Folder 2

1939, G

Box 19    Folder 3

1939, H-L

Box 19    Folder 4

1939, M-O

Box 19    Folder 5

1939, P-R

Box 19    Folder 6

1939, Publishers

Box 19    Folder 7

1939, S

Box 19    Folder 8

1939, T-Z

Box 19    Folder 9

1944-1945, A-B

Box 19    Folder 10

1944-1945, C

Box 19    Folder 11

1944-1945, D-F

Box 20    Folder 1

1944-1945, G-J

Box 20    Folder 2

1944-1945, K-L

Box 20    Folder 3

1944-1945, M-O

Box 20    Folder 4

1944-1945, P-S

Box 20    Folder 5

1944-1945, T-Z

Box 20    Folder 6

1946, A-B

Box 20    Folder 7

1946, C-F

Box 20    Folder 8

1946, G-J

Box 20    Folder 9

1946, K-L

Box 20    Folder 10

1946, M-R

Box 20    Folder 11

1946, S-Z

Box 21    Folder 1

1947, A-C

Box 21    Folder 2

1947, D-G

Box 21    Folder 3

1947, H-L

Box 21    Folder 4

1947, M-R

Box 21    Folder 5

1947, S-Z

Box 21    Folder 6

1948-1950, A-B

Box 21    Folder 7

1948-1950, C

Box 21    Folder 8

1948-1950, Case memorial issue

Box 21    Folder 9

1948-1950, D-F

Box 21    Folder 10

1948-1950, G-J

Box 21    Folder 11

1948-1950, K

Box 21    Folder 12

1948-1950, L