The collection pertains almost exclusively to the New Religious Movements. There is a small amount of personal material that
reflects Dr. Judah's interest in tennis and ballroom dancing. The 1994 interview is contained in the personal material.
This interview is Dr. Judah"s life history in his own words.
J. Stillson Judah was born on July 7, 1911 in Leavenworth, WA. He received an A.B. in Philosophy and Oriental Studies from
the University of Washington in 1934 and did his graduate work at the University of California, Berkeley in both 1940-1941
and in 1966-1969. He received his Library Certificate from the University of California in 1941. He served in Japan from
1945-46 as Japanese language interpreter for the 5th Fleet. In 1941-1969, he served at the librarian at the Pacific School
of Religion in Berkeley, CA. He was the editor and compiler of Index to Religious Periodical Literature from 1949-1952.
Under his leadership, seven separate seminary library collections were integrated into the Graduate Theological Union Common
Library. He became GTU's first librarian in 1966. He also served as Professor, History of Religions at GTU from 1969 until
his retirement in 1976.
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