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Guide to the George Pickering Papers 1951-2006

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

Pickering, George. Papers

Dates:

1951-2006

Size:

10 linear feet (19 boxes)

Repository:

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

Abstract:

George W. Pickering (1938 – May 11, 2002) was a professor of Religious Studies at the University of Detroit Mercy, teaching social ethics, Christian social thought, American Religion and theories and issues of justice, religion, and science. His research and teaching focused on questions of ethics and civil rights in American society. Along with Alan B. Anderson, he co-authored Confronting the Color Line: The Broken Promise of the Civil Rights Movement in Chicago, which received the Myers Award from the University of Arkansas’ Gustavus Myers Center for Human Rights. At the time of his death, he was working on an intellectual biography of James Luther Adams, a Unitarian Universalist theologian. This collection contains essays and notes from Pickering’s undergraduate and graduate studies; journal entries; lecture notes and syllabi from his teaching career; materials and manuscripts from his major published and unpublished book projects; published articles and essay drafts; handwritten and typescript research notes; speeches and sermons; annotated essays and articles by other academics used in Pickering’s research; and photographs.

Information on Use

Access

This collection is open for research, with the exception of materials in Series VII. This series contains restricted personnel files and student files. Material in Box 18 is restricted for fifty years from the date of record creation. Material in Box 19 is restricted for eighty years from the date of record creation.

Citation

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

Biographical Note

George W. Pickering (1938-May 11, 2002) was a professor of Religious Studies at the University of Detroit Mercy, teaching social ethics, Christian social thought, American Religion and theories and issues of justice, religion, and science. Pickering received his Bachelors in History from Bates College in 1959, where he completed an Honors thesis on Albert Camus. He met his wife Elizabeth Anson Pickering during his time at Bates. Pickering received his Bachelors of Divinity (1963), Masters (1966), and Ph.D. (1975) from the University of Chicago.

Pickering served as the director of research for the Church Foundation of Greater Chicago from 1966-1968 and at The Commons: A Social Ethics Institute from 1968-1970. In 1970, before the completion of his doctoral dissertation, he accepted a teaching position at University of Detroit Mercy, where he would teach for 32 years. Along with Alan Anderson, he co-authored Confronting the Color Line: The Broken Promise of the Civil Rights Movement in Chicago, which received the Myers Award from the University of Arkansas’ Gustavus Myers Center for Human Rights. Pickering was a regular on the long-running panel show “Ask the Professor” for much of his time at the University of Detroit Mercy. At the time of his death, he was working on an intellectual biography of James Luther Adams, a Unitarian Universalist theologian. Pickering announced his retirement in the spring of 2002 and died on May 11, 2002. Pickering was survived by his wife, Betty; a daughter; a son; and two grandchildren.

Scope Note

This collection is arranged in seven series:

Series I: Personal

Series II: Correspondence

Series III: Teaching

Series IV: Writings

Series V: Writings by Others

Series VI: Photos

Series VII: Restricted

Series IV is broken down further into four subseries: Subseries 1: Books; Subseries 2: Essays and Articles; Subseries 3: Public Speaking Engagements; and Subseries 4: Research.

This collection contains work from Pickering’s undergraduate and graduate years, unpublished essay drafts, published articles, handwritten and typescript research notes, handwritten journal entries, book manuscripts, playbills, drafts of public lectures, and photographs. The collection dates between 1959 and 2002. Materials are arranged chronologically unless otherwise noted.

Series I: Personal contains work from Pickering’s undergraduate and graduate years, as well as journal entries written between 1975 and 1989.

Series II: Correspondence contains personal and professional correspondence written by Pickering between 1966 and 2000.

Series III: Teaching contains documents from Pickering’s thirty-two year teaching career at the University of Detroit (now University of Detroit Mercy), including syllabi and lecture notes.

Series IV: Writings contains Pickering’s professional written work over the course of his career. It is broken down into four subseries:

Subseries 1: Books contains typescript manuscript drafts and handwritten research notes for Pickering’s two major book projects, The Color Line and an unpublished intellectual biography of James Luther Adams. This collection also contains manuscript drafts of two other unpublished book projects entitled An Analysis of Social and Ethical Issues in Energy Use and The Polarizing Atom. Materials are arranged alphabetically by book title and then chronologically within that arrangement.

Subseries 2: Essays contains unpublished essay drafts and published articles.

Subseries 3: Research contains Pickering’s handwritten and typescript research notes.

Subseries 4: Public Speaking Engagements contains Pickering’s sermons and speeches.

Series V: Writings by Others contains articles and essays saved by Pickering, many of which he annotated. Materials are arranged alphabetically by the author’s last name. If the author is unknown, the publishing institution’s name is used.

Series VI: Photos contains personal and professional photographs of Pickering.

Series VII: Restricted contains material restricted for fifty and for eighty years, including Pickering’s application for tenure, his letters of reference for former colleagues, and his letters of reference for former students. Material in Box 18 is restricted for fifty years from the date of record creation. Material in Box 19 is restricted for eighty years from the date of record creation.

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Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Series I: Personal

Box 1   Folder 1

Notes and Papers – Bates College, 1957-1959

Box 1   Folder 2

Essays – Bates College, 1958-1959

Box 1   Folder 3

Notes – Campus Ministry Committee, 1958

Box 1   Folder 4

Class Notes, 1959-1961

Box 1   Folder 5

Undergraduate and Graduate Handwritten Notes and Typescript Papers, 1959-1967

Box 1   Folder 6

Undergraduate and Graduate Handwritten Notes and Typescript Papers, 1959-1967

Box 1   Folder 7

Playbills, 1959-1968

Box 1   Folder 8

Grade Reports and Registrar Documentation – Bates College and the University of Chicago, 1959-1970

Box 1   Folder 9

Ecclesiastical Polity – Class notes, 1959

Box 1   Folder 10

Thesis – Bates College, 1959

Box 1   Folder 11

Notes – Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1960-1961

Box 2   Folder 1

Notes – Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1960-1961

Box 2   Folder 2

Notes and Papers, 1960-1961

Box 2   Folder 3

Ethics 301-2-3 – Notebook, circa 1960-1965

Box 2   Folder 4

“Harnack, Vol. 1” – Class notebook, circa 1960-1965

Box 2   Folder 5

“Religion in American Life” – Class notebook, circa 1960-1965

Box 2   Folder 6

“The Book of Kings as History” – Typescript essay for Professor Rylaarsdam, 1960

Box 2   Folder 7

“The Ecumenical Task and the American Scene” – Typescript essay, 1960

Box 2   Folder 8

“An Investigation into the Theological Basis of John Woolman’s Ethics” – Typescript term paper, 1960

Box 2   Folder 9

“Iranaeus and the Apostolic Tradition” – Typescript term paper, 1960

Box 2   Folder 10

“Mod. C.H.,” 1960

Box 2   Folder 11

“Small Town in Mass Society” -- Typescript essay for Ethics and Society 301, 1960

Box 2   Folder 12

African Politics bibliography, circa 1961-1964

Box 3   Folder 1

Class notes and research, 1961-1964

Box 3   Folder 2

“An Essay on the Transformative Role of the Church, Presented to Professor Pitcher,” 1961

Box 3   Folder 3

“Exam Paper on Tillich for ES 302,” 1961

Box 3   Folder 4

Niebuhr paper – Photocopied handwritten paper, 1961

Box 3   Folder 5

OT 303 – Class Notebook, 1961

Box 3   Folder 6

“Renewing Chicago in the ‘60s: A Lecture and Discussion Series,” 1961

Box 3   Folder 7

“Resolution and Propositions: An Essay in Anticipation” – Essay for Professor Fitzpatrick, 1961

Box 3   Folder 8

“What is Liberalism, As Seen in Selected Work of Schleiermacher, Harnack, and Otto” – Typescript essay for OT303, 1961

Box 3   Folder 9

“A Preliminary Investigation of the Problem of Religion and Leisure” – Term paper for Professor Winter, 1962

Box 3   Folder 10

Study Paper for CFA Retreat, 1962

Box 3   Folder 11

EDUC 416: Black Religions – Bibliography, 1963-1970

Box 4   Folder 1

African Nationalism and Russian Politics – Class Notebook, 1962

Box 4   Folder 2

“Ernest Troeltsch and the Living Present: An Interpretation” – Typescript Essay, 1963

Box 4   Folder 3

“The Open Society and Its Enemies: Volume Two” – Typescript Essay for Philosophy 353, 1963

Box 4   Folder 4

“The Appeal to History in the Theology of Reinhold Niebuhr” – Essay for SS530, 1964

Box 4   Folder 5

“Chicago and Community Organizations” – Handwritten notes, 1946

Box 4   Folder 6

“Constructive Ethics” – Notebook, 1964

Box 4   Folder 7

“Faith and Common Humanity: An Essay in Christology” – Typescript essay, 1964

Box 4   Folder 8

“Henry Nelson Wieman and the Method of Theological Ethics” – Essay for Professors Pitcher and Haroutunian, 1964

Box 4   Folder 9

“Religion, Ethics, and the Sociology of Religion” – Essay for Professor Winter—Typescript essay, 1964

Box 4   Folder 10

“Anthropology Is the Study of Man” – Typescript essay, 1965

Box 4   Folder 11

University of Chicago Divinity School Association – Agenda, Minutes, and Roster, 1965

Box 4   Folder 12

“Church and Race” – Typescript essay, 1966

Box 4   Folder 13

Job offer – Church Federation of Greater Chicago, 1966

Box 4   Folder 14

“Jonathan Edwards and the Nature of True Religion” – Typescript essay, 1965

Box 4   Folder 15

National Student YMCA and YWCA – Handouts and schedules, 1966-1967

Box 4   Folder 16

“The Attachments of Men to Each Other” – Typescript essay, 1968

Box 4   Folder 17

“Suburban Power and Social Change” – Typescript seminar paper, 1968

Box 4   Folder 18

“UD Prof Raps Lenore’s Blast at Dr. King” – Photocopied newspaper article, circa 1970

Box 4   Folder 19

Conference papers and materials, 1973-1974

Box 4   Folder 20

“American Tradition: Social Ethics” – Divinity School Bibliography, 1973

Box 4   Folder 21

Pitcher, Alvin – Letter to John Porter concerning George Pickering’s doctoral dissertation (2 copies), 1975

Box 5   Folder 1

Handwritten journal entries, 1975-1981

Box 5   Folder 2

Fellowship application – National Humanities Center, 1981

Box 5   Folder 3

Professional curriculum vitae, circa 1981

Box 5   Folder 4

Photocopied handwritten notes and journal entries, 1982

Box 5   Folder 5

Handwritten journal entries, 1983-1989

Box 5   Folder 6

“Quadra Project” – Poetry, calendar, and artwork, 1983

Box 5   Folder 7

Letter to colleagues at University of Detroit announcing move, 1984

Box 5   Folder 8

Human Rights in Process Perspective Conference – Schedule and papers, 1999

Box 5   Folder 9

“Ethics is the Source for Principles of Right Action” – Photocopied handwritten essay, undated

Box 5   Folder 10

Memo to Religious Studies Faculty, undated

Box 5   Folder 11

Miscellaneous Notes and Papers, undated

Series II: Correspondence

Box 5   Folder 12

Personal and Professional Correspondence, 1966-1987

Box 5   Folder 13

Personal and Professional Correspondence, 1989-2000

Series III: Teaching

Box 5   Folder 14

Social Ethics – Lecture Notes, 1970

Box 5   Folder 15

“C42 465, American Religious Social Thought” – Syllabus and course notes, 1975

Box 5   Folder 16

RS 217: Religion in America – Exam and Notes, 1977

Box 5   Folder 17

SOC 350: Voices of the ‘70s, 1977

Box 5   Folder 18

Course Descriptions and Syllabi, 1981-1995

Box 6   Folder 1

University of Detroit Professors Union – Typescript agenda and proposed contact amendments, 1982

Box 6   Folder 2

“The Professions” – Three student papers for RS361, 1982

Box 6   Folder 3

Curriculum vitae and annual reports for dean’s office, 1989-1990

Box 6   Folder 4

RS 100 – handwritten notes, 1989

Box 6   Folder 5

“A Guide for Writing Analytical Papers,” 1992

Box 6   Folder 6

RS 313: Christianity, 1993

Box 6   Folder 7

RS 349/549: American Religious Social Thought – Syllabus and photocopied lecture notes, 1993

Box 6   Folder 8

RS 545 – Handwritten Notes, 1994

Box 6   Folder 9

RS 240 – Syllabus and class list, 1999

Box 6   Folder 10

RS 349/549: American Religious Social Thought – Syllabus (2 copies), 2000

Box 6   Folder 11

RS 100 – Syllabus and Midterm Exam, 2000

Box 6   Folder 12

RS 217 – Course Outlines, circa 2001

Box 6   Folder 13

C22105: On Friendship – Photocopied handwritten notes and typescript syllabus, undated

Box 6   Folder 14

“Liberal and Radical Movements” – Photocopied handwritten lecture notes, undated

Box 6   Folder 15

Social Gospel – Photocopied handwritten lecture notes, undated

Series IV: Writings

Subseries 1: Books

Box 7   Folder 1

An Analysis of Social and Ethical Issues in Energy Use – Typescript Manuscript, 1982

Box 7   Folder 2

Color Line – Photocopied handwritten manuscript and notes, 1965

Box 7   Folder 3

Color Line Materials – Handwritten and typescript notes, 1964-1980

Box 7   Folder 4

Color Line Materials – Handwritten and typescript notes, 1964-1980

Box 7   Folder 5

“The Case of the Color Line” – Typescript essay draft, 1981

Box 7   Folder 6

“American Creeds in Competition: A Problem of Faith and Justice” – Typescript lecture – from Confronting the Color Line, 1985

Box 7   Folder 7

“Children of the Color Line,” 1987

Box 7   Folder 8

The Color Line – Introduction and first chapter – Typescript manuscript, undated

Box 7   Folder 9

The Color Line – Typescript and handwritten manuscript, undated

Box 8   Folder 1

The Color Line – Typescript and handwritten manuscript, undated

Box 8   Folder 2

The Color Line – Typescript and handwritten manuscript, undated

Box 8   Folder 3

The Color Line – Typescript manuscript, undated

Box 8   Folder 4

The Color Line – Typescript manuscript, undated

Box 8   Folder 5

The Color Line – Typescript manuscript, undated

Box 9   Folder 1

The Color Line – Miscellaneous handwritten and typescript notes, undated

Box 9   Folder 2

“The Problems of Faith and Justice” – Chapter XV of The Color Line – Typescript manuscript, undated

Box 9   Folder 3

James Luther Adams bibliographies, 1989-1990

Box 9   Folder 4

James Luther Adams book – Typescript manuscript, 1989-1993

Box 9   Folder 5

“The Place of James Luther Adams in American Religious Social Thought” – handwritten notes and typescript essay draft, circa 1989

Box 9   Folder 6

Notes on James Luther Adams, 1990-2002

Box 9   Folder 7

Notes on James Luther Adams, 1990-2002

Box 9   Folder 8

Notes on James Luther Adams, 1990-2002

Box 9   Folder 9

“James Luther Adams and the Democratic Prospect” – Grant report to the Lilly Endowment, 1990

Box 9   Folder 10

“James Luther Adams: The Development of His Thought” – Project proposal, circa 1990

Box 10   Folder 1

“James Luther Adams and the Democratic Prospect” – Report to Lilly Endowment and Handwritten Notes, 1990

Box 10   Folder 2

James Luther Adams paper accessions, 1993

Box 10   Folder 3

“Theology as Social Ethics: The Unfinished Business of James Luther Adams,” 1993

Box 10   Folder 4

“James Luther Adams: Religious Liberalism in History and Biography” – Conference paper, 1994

Box 10   Folder 5

Adams, James Luther – Voluntary Associations – photocopied book, 1995

Box 10   Folder 6

“Theology as Social Ethics: Reflections on James Luther Adams,” 1995

Box 10   Folder 7

“Theology as Social Ethics: James Luther Adams,” 1996

Box 10   Folder 8

Correspondence with James Luther Adams Foundation, 1997-1998

Box 10   Folder 9

Progress report on James Luther Adams project, 1998

Box 10   Folder 10

“Proposal to the Lilly Endowment for the Religion in Urban America Program” and Nature, Polis, and Ethics: Chicago Regional Planning, 2000-2002

Box 10   Folder 11

James Luther Adams – Typescript essay drafts, 2000

Box 10   Folder 12

“Remarks on Jefferson and James Luther Adams,” 2000

Box 10   Folder 13

“What’s Wrong with Religious Liberalism? The James Luther Adams Lecture for 2000,” 2000

Box 10   Folder 14

James Luther Adams book – typescript manuscript, 2002

Box 11   Folder 1

Adams, James Luther – Transcripts of lectures, undated

Box 11   Folder 2

Adams, James Luther – Transcripts of lectures, undated

Box 11   Folder 3

“When Reagan Talked about the L Word – On James Luther Adams” – Typescript essay draft, undated

Box 11   Folder 4

“The Polarizing Atom” – Typescript manuscript, undated

Box 11   Folder 5

“The Polarizing Atom: An Abuse of Science” – Typescript manuscript and handwritten notes, undated

Subseries 2: Essays and Articles

Box 11   Folder 6

Annotated bibliography of Pickering’s papers, 2006

  • This folder contains an annotated bibliography describing a large portion of the articles and essay drafts contained within this series.
Box 11   Folder 7

Report on Student Affairs – University of Michigan, 1962

Box 11   Folder 8

“Concerning the Public Realm” – Typescript essay draft (2 copies) and handwritten notes, 1965

Box 11   Folder 9

“A Social Conflict and Social Change Project: A Church-University Cooperative Project,” 1966

Box 11   Folder 10

“Fooling Around with the Social Order” – Essay in The Intercollegian, 1967

Box 11   Folder 11

“A Working Paper on the Problems of Teaching the Pursuit of Justice” – Typescript essay draft (2 copies) and handwritten notes, 1967

Box 11   Folder 12

“A City is First and Foremost a Political Reality” – Typescript essay, 1968

Box 11   Folder 13

“The University, the City, and the Church” – Typescript essay draft, 1968

Box 11   Folder 14

“Contextual Statement on Policy Perspective on Racial Justice” – The Commons, 1969

Box 12   Folder 1

Reflections on Chicago: A Case Study of Planning as an Urban Problem,” 1969

Box 12   Folder 2

“Toward the Definition of an Issue” – Paper for the Commons, 1969

Box 12   Folder 3

“Voluntary Associations in American Public Life” – Paper for the Commons, 1969

Box 12   Folder 4

“FYI: Reflections on the Appeal to Necessity” – Newspaper clipping (2 copies), circa 1970-1975

Box 12   Folder 5

“American Racism: A House Divided” – Typescript essay, handwritten notes, and news clipping, 1970

Box 12   Folder 6

“The Urban Training Center for Christian Mission: An Analysis and Interpretation,” 1970

Box 12   Folder 7

“About a Year Ago: Re: Racial Conflict in Detroit Public Schools,” 1971

Box 12   Folder 8

“Critical Summary of the Consultation on Religion and Politics Held in Chicago” – 2 copies, 1971

Box 12   Folder 9

“The Problem of Racism in American Life” – Typescript draft, 1972

Box 12   Folder 10

“Is a Catholic University Still Possible?” – Essay in Commonweal, 1977

Box 12   Folder 11

“Corporations, Energy, and Technology” – Typescript draft, 1977

Box 12   Folder 12

“Reflections on the Task of Social Ethics” – Handwritten notes and drafts, 1971-1986

Box 12   Folder 13

“Technology, Values, and Education” – Typescript essay draft and bound volume, 1971

Box 12   Folder 14

“Theological Considerations in the Study of Religion” – Paper for the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (2 copies), 1973

Box 12   Folder 15

“Reflections on the Task of Social Ethics,” 1977

Box 12   Folder 16

“Reflections on the Task of Social Ethics” – Typescript draft (2 copies), 1977

Box 12   Folder 17

“Energy Policy: A Challenge to the Churches” – Essay for The Christian Century, 1978

Box 12   Folder 18

“Regulative Principles, Institutional Realities, and Institutional Conflicts: The Energy Example,” 1978

Box 12   Folder 19

“Science and Society in the Seventies” – Article for Sixth Life Sciences Symposium, 1978

Box 12   Folder 20

“National Council of Churches of Christ Energy Policy Statement” – Typescript essay draft, circa 1978

Box 12   Folder 21

“Integrating the Technical and Ethical Aspects of Energy Options and Policies” – Conference proposal, 1978

Box 12   Folder 22

“Alternative Policy Statement on the Ethical Institution of Energy Production and Use,” 1978

Box 12   Folder 23

“Energy and Well-Being: Whose?” -- Essay in Electric Perspectives, 1979

Box 12   Folder 24

“Ethics as the Source, Medium, and Good of Public Controversy” – Typescript essay draft and handwritten notes, 1979

Box 12   Folder 25

“Nuclear Energy: The Moral Dimension” – Typescript essay draft, 1979

Box 13   Folder 1

Proposal for the Symposium on Ethical Considerations in the Development of National Energy Policy, 1979

Box 13   Folder 2

Energy Policy Essays, 1980

Box 13   Folder 3

“Integrating Ethical and Technical Considerations in the Energy Debate” – Essay for the Canadian Nuclear Association, 1980

Box 13   Folder 4

“Passages: Rites and Rights” – Paper for the American Society for Christian Ethics, 1980

Box 13   Folder 5

“Ethics and Technology” – Typescript essay draft, 1981

Box 13   Folder 6

“Proposal for Northern Campus” – Typescript draft, 1982

Box 13   Folder 7

Environment Assessment for the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management, 1985

Box 13   Folder 8

“Five Year Plan for Leadership Council for Metropolitan Open Communities,” 1985

Box 13   Folder 9

“Morality in the Nuclear Age” – Typescript essay draft, 1985

Box 13   Folder 10

“Technology as Social Fate or Cultural Metaphor” – Article for Nexus, UT-Austin, 1985

Box 13   Folder 11

“The American Nuclear Power Program” – American Nuclear Society News – photocopied newspaper article, 1987

Box 13   Folder 12

“It’s Not the Sixties” – Typescript essay draft, 1987

Box 13   Folder 13

“On Brotherhood” – Typescript essay draft (2 copies), 1987

Box 13   Folder 14

“Secular Humanism in Its Own Voice: Allan Bloom’s The Closing of the American Mind” – Typescript essay draft, 1987

Box 13   Folder 15

“When Tolstoy Turned Fifty” – Typescript essay draft, 1987

Box 13   Folder 16

“Democratic Faith and the Issue of Racial Justice” – Typescript essay draft, 1988

Box 13   Folder 17

The Capitalist Spirit – Typescript Book Review, 1989

Box 13   Folder 18

“Why Is Salman Rushdie ‘Old News’ While Still Living in Terror?” – Typescript essay draft, 1989

Box 13   Folder 19

“Lethargy and Energy: On Waking from a Dream” – Typescript essay draft, 1990

Box 13   Folder 20

“On Minding Our Own Business (Abortion)” – Typescript essay draft, 1990

Box 13   Folder 21

“The Politics of Radiation” – Typescript essay draft, 1990

Box 13   Folder 22

“Why Saddam Has Us Over a Barrel” – Article in The Sunday Journal, 1990

Box 13   Folder 23

“Why Risk the Spread of Nuclear Weapons?” – Op-Ed, 1991

Box 13   Folder 24

“Dinner Talk” – Typescript short story draft, 1992

Box 13   Folder 25

“How Are You Going to Take Your Life?” – Typescript essay draft, 1992

Box 13   Folder 26

“Sleep My Child and Peace Attend Thee: Radical Secular Humanism” – Typescript essay draft, 1992

Box 13   Folder 27

“Stay Alive” – Typescript short story, 1992

Box 13   Folder 28

“Friendship, the Moral Life, the Love of God, and AIDS” – Typescript essay draft, 1993

Box 13   Folder 29

“We Are All Taking a Beating” – Typescript essay draft, 1993

Box 13   Folder 30

“Lighten Up: Lake Erie will Survive” – Typescript essay draft, 1994

Box 13   Folder 31

“Religious Meanings of the Civil Rights Movement” – Criterion – Photocopied article, 1995

Box 13   Folder 32

Center for Religion – Mission Statement and Newsletter, 1997

Box 13   Folder 33

“Does Dialogue Matter?” – Openings Newsletter, 1998

Box 13   Folder 34

“The Papacy Speak ‘From the Heart of the Church’” – Typescript essay draft, 1999

Box 13   Folder 35

“Calvin’s Ethics” – Typescript essay draft, undated

Box 13   Folder 36

“The Case of Nuclear Power” – Typescript essay draft, undated

Box 13   Folder 37

“The Church, the Pastorate, the Intern, and the University” – Typescript essay draft, undated

Box 13   Folder 38

“The Ecumenical Institute: An Analysis and Interpretation,” undated

Box 13   Folder 39

“Fairness Issues in the New Federalism: A Proposal to Monitor the Local Implementation of the Nuclear Waste Policy Act,” undated

Box 13   Folder 40

“From Edison to Jefferson: The Complicated Quest for Community in America” – Typescript essay draft, undated

Box 13   Folder 41

“Introduction: Why Is Energy a Social Justice Problem?” – Typescript essay draft, undated

Box 13   Folder 42

Book Review – Gunnar Myrdal and Black-White Relations, by David W. Southern, undated

Box 13   Folder 43

“Nuclear Reaction: Military-Civilian Program is Bad Policy” – Photocopied newspaper article, undated

Box 13   Folder 44

“On Social Ethics and the Liberal Arts” – Typescript essay draft, undated

Box 13   Folder 45

“Property Rights: Another Relational Perspective” – Typescript essay draft, undated

Box 13   Folder 46

“Relation of Religion and Politics” – Handwritten essay, undated

Box 13   Folder 47

“Religious Education Is Education” – Typescript essay draft, undated

Box 13   Folder 48

“The Road Not Taken – And Wisely So” – Energy Policy – Typescript essay, undated

Box 13   Folder 49

“On Community” – Photocopied handwritten and typescript essay draft, undated

Box 13   Folder 50

“Social Ethics in the American Context” – Typescript essay draft, undated

Box 13   Folder 51

“Sociology of the Churches” – Typescript essay draft, undated

Box 14   Folder 1

Book review – Soul in Society by Gary Dorrien – Typescript draft and handwritten notes, undated

Box 14   Folder 2

“The True Cost of Imported Oil” – Typescript draft, undated

Box 14   Folder 3

“True Costs, Like True Love, Are Hard to Measure” – Typescript essay draft, undated

Box 14   Folder 4

“What Can Metaphysical Properties Do for the Theory and Practice of Religion and Politics?” – Typescript essay draft (3 copies), undated

Subseries 3: Research

Box 14   Folder 5

Segregation in Chicago Schools – Statements, petition, map, 1952-1965

Box 14   Folder 6

“The Public Realm” – Handwritten notes, 1961

Box 14   Folder 7

Handwritten and typescript notes (miscellaneous), 1969-1985

Box 14   Folder 8

Calvin, Economics, and Energy – Papers and handwritten notes, 1980-1984

Box 14   Folder 9

Religion in America, Notes – 1985

Box 14   Folder 10

Troeltsch Notes – Handwritten and typescript notes, 1995

Box 14   Folder 11

“Basis of Justice” – Handwritten notes, 2001

Box 14   Folder 12

Constructive Theological Ethics – Handwritten and typescript notes, undated

Box 14   Folder 13

“The Doctrine of Creation” – Handwritten notes, undated

Box 14   Folder 14

Emergence of Large Religious Organizations – Handwritten notes, undated

Box 14   Folder 15

“Eschatology and Ethics in the Teachings of Jesus” – Photocopied handwritten notes, undated

Box 14   Folder 16

“An Interpretation of the Teaching of Jesus” – Photocopied handwritten notes, undated

Box 14   Folder 17

“Radical Thought and Action” Reading Notes – Photocopied handwritten notes, undated

Box 14   Folder 18

Religion and Society – Photocopied handwritten notes, undated

Box 14   Folder 19

Religion research – Photocopied handwritten and typescript notes, undated

Box 14   Folder 20

“Theological Developments, Religious Developments” – Photocopied handwritten notes, undated

Subseries 4: Public Speaking Engagements

Box 15   Folder 1

“Everything is Yours: A Sermon on I Corinthians 3:18-23,” 1961

Box 15   Folder 2

“The Responsible Church” – Sermon, 1961

Box 15   Folder 3

“The Spirit of Theology: A Sermon Based on Romans Twelve,” 1961

Box 15   Folder 4

“Death of Civil Rights Movement” – Speech at NSAY, 1966

Box 15   Folder 5

“The Voluntary Sector: Organizing for Peace” – Address at the Convocation on Pacem, 1967

Box 15   Folder 6

Midwest Public Television Programming Conference – Speech, 1970

Box 15   Folder 7

“Desegregation: Chicago Background” – Conference Proceedings of American Issues Forum, Chicago, 1976

Box 15   Folder 8

Public Testimony before the Cluff Lake Board of Inquiry, 1977

Box 15   Folder 9

“The Ethics of Nuclear Power” – Lecture at a PECo Energy Education Advisory Council, 1978

Box 15   Folder 10

“Light and Water” – Statement for Public Hearing at Lansing City Council, 1979

Box 15   Folder 11

Presentation at MECA Spring Conference, 1979

Box 15   Folder 12

“Religious Pluralism and the Problem of Common Institutions” – Lecture at University of North Carolina-Greensboro, 1982

Box 15   Folder 13

Summary of Remarks on Nuclear Energy at Fifth World Media Conference, 1982

Box 15   Folder 14

Consultation on Ethics and Nuclear Power, University of Texas –Austin, 1985

Box 15   Folder 15

Speech to Association of Private Enterprise – Photocopied handwritten notes, 1985

Box 15   Folder 16

Remarks to the New Student Assembly, 1986

Box 15   Folder 17

Wedding Order of Service – 1988

Box 15   Folder 18

“Rethinking the Humanities for the 1990s” – Public Address at the Atlanta University Consultation, 1989

Box 15   Folder 19

“James Luther Adams: A Personal Tribute” – Sermon, 1990

Box 15   Folder 20

“For Jim, From George” – Speech given at James Luther Adams’ Ninetieth Birthday, 1991

Box 15   Folder 21

“The Atom and Human Values” – Lecture at the American Nuclear Society Annual Meeting, 1992

Box 15   Folder 22

“Interagency Collaboration” – Public lecture, undated

Box 15   Folder 23

“The Past and the Prospects for Social Ethics: A Panel Discussion,” undated

Series V: Writings by Others

Box 15   Folder 24

American Social Science Association – photocopy and photocopied notes, undated

Box 15   Folder 25

Anderson, Alan – “Who Killed the Civil Rights Movement – In Chicago?”, undated

Box 15   Folder 26

Auer, Nancy E. – “The Man with the Flower” – Oral Examination in History of Religions, 1965

Box 15   Folder 27

Benne, Robert – “A Christian Theory of Responsibility” – Oral Examination, 1970

Box 15   Folder 28

Berman, Laura – “The Nature of Friendship” – Newspaper clipping, 1970

Box 15   Folder 29

Bober, Norman E. – “By Their Fruits You Shall Know Them” – Master’s thesis, 1973

Box 15   Folder 30

Brattell, Richard Alan – “Supremacy by Any Means Necessary” – Master’s thesis, 2001

Box 15   Folder 31

Capo, James A. – “Network Watergate Coverage Patterns” and “The Shallow Silence of the Media World,” 1983

Box 15   Folder 32

Chicago Journalism Review, 1970

Box 15   Folder 33

Cochran, Thomas C. – “The Inner Revolution: Essays on the Social Sciences in History,” 1964

Box 15   Folder 34

Cohen, Mitchel – “Beware the Violence Initiative Project,” 2001

Box 16   Folder 1

Coordinating Council of Community Organizations – Papers and statements, 1965-1967

Box 16   Folder 2

Copeland, Warren – Articles and Correspondence, 1999-2000

Box 16   Folder 3

Coventry 68 – “People and Cities: Study Notes for Workshops” – Pamphlets, 1968

Box 16   Folder 4

Criterion Journal, 1965

Box 16   Folder 5

Dean, William D. – “Relativity and Ontology” – Oral Examination, 1966

Box 16   Folder 6

“The Earth Charter,” 2000

Box 16   Folder 7

Evans, Randall – “The (Greek) Tragedy of Black Religion,” 1973

Box 16   Folder 8

Freeman, Kenneth – “Self-Identity and Responsibility in Process Philosophy,” undated

Box 16   Folder 9

Gilliams, Reverend Sheila H. – “A Proposal for a Research Project at the Riverside Church in the City of New York” – circa 1990

Box 16   Folder 10

Hanson, Bruce and Daniel Little – “The Common Consultation Proposal,” 1969

Box 16   Folder 11

Harrington, Michael – “American Power in the 20th Century,” 1967

Box 16   Folder 12

Howe, Brian – “Protestant Churches and the War on Poverty,” 1967

Box 16   Folder 13

Hughes, E.C. – “Max Weber’s Proposal for the Sociological Study of Voluntary Associations” and bibliography, 1971

Box 16   Folder 14

Keeling, L. Bryant – “Meaning and Deity in the Philosophy of Charles Hartshorne” and Oral Exam, 1965

Box 16   Folder 15

Lane, Bob – “Black Capitalism: Introduction,” 1970

Box 16   Folder 16

Lee, Richard Wayne – “Strained Bedfellows,” 1995

Box 16   Folder 17

Little, G. Daniel – “The Commons: An Institute of the Independent Sector” – Proposal of Organizing Committee, 1968

Box 16   Folder 18

Livezey, Lois Gehr – Articles, 1997

Box 16   Folder 19

Long, Jerome H. – Chapter of dissertation, 1973

Box 16   Folder 20

Lovin, Robert Warren – “The Constitution as Covenant” – Doctoral Dissertation, 1978

Box 16   Folder 21

Lumen, Richard – “The Michigan Garbage Scroll: A New Edition,” undated

Box 16   Folder 22

Meier, August and Elliott Rudwick – “The Boycott Movement Against Jim Crow Streetcars,” 1969

Box 17   Folder 1

Meland, Bernard E. – “How is Culture a Source for Theology?” – in Criterion, 1964

Box 17   Folder 2

Mikelson, Thomas – “The Role of the Church in Relation to the Bible is to Keep it Alive,” 1966

Box 17   Folder 3

Mikelson, Thomas – Response to George Pickering’s “Solitude and Democracy,” 1991

Box 17   Folder 4

Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party Bulletin, 1965

Box 17   Folder 5

Muehl, William – “The Specter of Economic Man,” undated

Box 17   Folder 6

Mondlane, Eduardo C. – “The Mozambique Education Project,” undated

Box 17   Folder 7

Moore, Robert A. – “Psychiatry: Alcoholism” – Syllabus and article, 1959

Box 17   Folder 8

Newsweek – “Which Way for the Negro Now?”, 1967

Box 17   Folder 9

Nixon statements – Newspaper clippings, 1975

Box 17   Folder 10

O’Malley, John W. – “Reform, Historical Consciousness, and Vatican II Aggiornamento,” 1971

Box 17   Folder 11

Orfield, Myron – “Detroit Metropolitics: A Regional Agenda for Community and Stability, Executive Summary,” 1999

Box 17   Folder 12

Orfield, Gary – “Schools More Separate: Consequences of a Decade of Resegregation,” 2001

Box 17   Folder 13

Page, Benjamin I. and Robert Shapiro – Typescript Excerpts from The Rational Public (2 copies), 1992

Box 17   Folder 14

Paris, Peter – Proposal for a seminar for African, African-American, and Caribbean religious scholars, 1998

Box 17   Folder 15

Pellauer, Mary – “Ethics that Celebrate Women’s Sexuality” and “Cherishing Our Sensual Selves,” 1993-1994

Box 17   Folder 16

Pitcher, Alvin – “The Importance of Being Human,” 1961

Box 17   Folder 17

Points, G. Phillip – “History, Truth, and Theological Methodology” – Oral Exam, 1966

Box 17   Folder 18

Press coverage of the Chicago Civil Rights Movement, 1962-1963

Box 17   Folder 19

Schleisinger, Arthur – “A Critical Period in American Religion,” undated

Box 17   Folder 20

“School Integration; Community Preparation and the Role of the Churches” – Report of Consultation, 1975

Box 17   Folder 21

The Society for the Scientific Study of Religion – Newsletter, 1966

Box 17   Folder 22

Townes, Emilie M. – “Living in the New Jerusalem,” from Womanist Perspectives on Suffering and Evil, 1995

Box 17   Folder 23

Voting Rights Act – Full text – Pamphlet, 1964

Box 17   Folder 24

“The War on Poverty: The Economic Opportunity Act of 1964” – Pamphlet prepared for the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, 1964

Box 17   Folder 25

Winter, Gibson – “Methodological Reflection on ‘The Religious Factor’” – Student paper for EOS 552, undated

Box 17   Folder 26

Winter, Gibson, and Alvin Pitcher – “Religious Social Ethics: Theology American Style,” circa 1973

Box 17   Folder 27

Winters, Stanley B. – “Urban Renewal and Civil Rights,” 1964

Series VI: Photographs

Box 17   Folder 28

Personal photographs, 1997

Series VII: Restricted

This series contains restricted materials. Box 18 contains materials restricted for fifty years from the date of record creation. Box 19 contains material restricted for eighty years from the date of record creation.

Box 18   Folder 1

Application for tenure – Board review, appeal, letters of recommendation for Pickering, 1975

Box 18   Folder 2

Letters of recommendation for former colleagues, 1972-1983

Box 19   Folder 1

Letters of recommendation for former students, 1973-1980