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Guide to the Alexander Miller Papers
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Description
These papers document a small portion of Miller's professional life. They consist primarily of manuscript and typescript articles, lectures, and essays; correspondence and records pertaining to his publications; and reprints, articles, and clippings of his published work. Other items include correspondence, biographical materials, and two photographs. The correspondent in the "Shadwell group" letters is W. G. Symons (who signs his letters "Christopher"); also included is a circular letter by Anne and Martyn Grubb. All of the letters pertain to ecumenical work among local communities in Great Britain and in the Student Christian Movement. The publishing correspondence includes several letters from Werner Koch, his German translator, that concern theological issues of the late 1940s; there are also letters pertaining to the Student Christian Movement in Europe.
Background
Alexander Miller came to Stanford University in 1950 to inaugurate the curriculum in Religious Studies. He was ordained in the Presbyterian Church of New Zealand in 1937, and held pastorates there and in Scotland and England before coming to Stanford. From 1943 to 1945 he was associated with Sir George MacLeod in the Iona Community in Scotland. Throughout his career he was associated with the Student Christian Movement. He was the author of several books, including THE CHRISTIAN SIGNIFICANCE OF KARL MARX, FAITH AND LEARNING, and THE MAN IN THE MIRROR. In 1958 the Pacific School of Religion conferred upon him an honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity.
Extent
1 linear foot
Restrictions
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
Availability
This collection is open for research.