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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the Robert W. Spike Papers 1949-1966

© 2006 University of Chicago Library

Descriptive Summary

Title:

Spike, Robert W. Papers

Dates:

1949-1966

Size:

1.5 linear ft. (3 boxes)

Repository:

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

Abstract:

Robert W. Spike (1923-1966) was Director of the Commission on Religion and Race of the National Council of Churches and Professor of Ministry and Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program in the Divinity School of the University of Chicago. A leader in mobilizing church involvement in the civil rights movement, Spike was murdered less than a year after assuming his post in Chicago. The Papers contain correspondence, sermons, articles, tape recordings, notes relating to the history of the Christian church and civil rights history.

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Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Spike, Robert W. Papers, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Historical Note

Robert W. Spike (1923-1966) was Director of the Commission on Religion and Race of the National Council of Churches and Professor of Ministry and Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program in the Divinity School of the University of Chicago. A leader in mobilizing church involvement in the civil rights movement, Spike was murdered less than a year after assuming his post in Chicago.

Scope Note

The collection contains correspondence, sermons, articles, tape recordings, notes relating to the history of the Christian church and civil rights history.

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Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Box 1   Folder 1

General Correspondence, 1966

Box 1   Folder 2

Correspondence, National Council on the Humanities, 1966

Box 1   Folder 3-6

White House Conference on Civil Rights: "To Fulfill These Rights"

Box 1   Folder 7

Speeches and notes

  • Speech Notes for Vanderbilt Lecture, ESCRU-Detroit, February, 1966
  • Printed Pamphlet "Civil Rights Involvement-Model For Mission," A Message to Churchmen by RWS, ed., Detroit Industrial Mission, November 1965
  • Speech Notes for "A New World and The Same Old Man," Atlanta University, March 7, 1966
  • Address to the Consultation on Equal Opportunity in Employment, National Council of Churches, "Equal Employment Opportunity as a Responsibility of the Total Community," April 16, 1966
  • Roger Williams Fellowship Address: "The Obsolescence of Theological Labels," May 11, 1966
  • Statement Read to Hayes Redman Office in White House, May 17, 1966
Box 1   Folder 8

Correspondence and Address, Brown University Baccalaureate Service, June 5, 1966

Box 1   Folder 9

Sermons delivered at Rockefeller Memorial Chapel of the University of Chicago, 1967-1966

Box 1   Folder 10

Articles for Christianity and Crisis

  • "The Fissure Becomes a Crevasse," January 1966
  • "The Need for a New Working Liberal Political Movement," August 1966
  • Editorial for Christianity and Crisis, August 1966
Box 1   Folder 11

Biographies

  • Memorial Service for R.W. Spike, October 28, 1966
  • Correspondence regarding Memorial Service
Box 1   Folder 12

Tape Recording of three lectures by RWS given at a Student Conference sponsored by the American Baptist Convention, Green Lake, Wisconsin, August 29-31, 1966

Box 2   Folder 1

World Council of Churches (WCC), North American Working Group, Missionary Structure of the Congregations, 1963-1965

Box 2   Folder 2

World Council of Churches (WCC), Bossey, Switzerland, meeting, Department of Studies in Evangelism, 1964

Box 2   Folder 3

World Council of Churches (WCC), general, correspondence, 1963-1965

Box 2   Folder 4

Christian Faith and Life Community, 1962

Box 2   Folder 5

"Judson Newsnotes," mimeographs, 1949-1955

Box 2   Folder 6

Personal, 1956-1963

Box 2   Folder 7

National Council, National Parks Ministry, 1961-1962

Box 2   Folder 8

Peake Publications, formerly Bede House

Box 3   Folder 1

Toronto, International YMCA Secretary, May 22-27, 1960

Box 3   Folder 2

Union Seminary Course, Dr. Douglas, 1963

Box 3   Folder 3

Union Seminary Course, Church and Community, Dr. Fukuyama and Dr. Spike, 1962

Box 3   Folder 4

Baptism

Box 3   Folder 5

European trip, 1957

Box 3   Folder 6

James Baldwin

Box 3   Folder 7

Evangelism, Meeting of the Committee on Writing, Wainwright House, Rye, New York, November 12, 1957

Box 3   Folder 8

Book, criticism on work of five contemporary writers

Box 3   Folder 9

Expense sheets, 1963, 1964

Box 3   Folder 10

Expense sheets, duplicate bills, 1963, 1964

Box 3   Folder 11

Louis Marsh, 1963

Box 3   Folder 12

Ben Moring, Rev. Alvin T. Moring, 1962-1964

Box 3   Folder 13

Churches and the Mass Media, Committee of the National Council of Churches

Box 3   Folder 14

Association Press, 1960

Box 3   Folder 15

Judson Church

Box 3   Folder 16

Robert W. Spike, reprints

Box 3   Folder 17

General Secretary for Program, job descriptions

Box 3   Folder 18

Evangelism, Advisory Committee, minutes, November 11-12, 1957

Box 3   Folder 19

Judson Memorial Church

Box 3   Folder 20

Las Vegas Project, Rick Mawson, 1963

Box 4   Folder 1

Leisure Time Witness Studies, National Council of Churches

Box 4   Folder 2

Commission on Religion and Race

Box 4   Folder 3

Correspondence, 1965