The Daniel C. Holtom Papers include letters, published and
unpublished articles, printed items, photographs, clippings, and manuscript writings.
Daniel Clarence Holtom was among the first American scholars to study Shinto in Japan.
He was born in Michigan in 1884, earned degrees from Kalamazoo College, The University
of Chicago, and Newton Theological Seminary. He was ordained in the Baptist ministry in
1910 and went immediately to Japan as a missionary. In Japan he was professor of modern
languages at Tokyo Gakuin, professor of church history in the Tokyo Japanese Theological
Seminary, and professor of the history of religion and church history in the Kanto
Gakuin of Yokohama. Dr. Holtom was dean of theology in the Aoyama Gakuin of Tokyo from
1936-1940. When he returned to the United States he was Haskell Lecturer at The
University of Chicago then lectured at Colgate-Rochester Divinity School and taught
Japanese language at Redlands University. He died in 1962 in San Gabriel, California.
3.5 linear feet (4 boxes)
All requests for permission to publish must be submitted in writing to Special