Inventory of the Harland E. Hogue Oral History Collection

David Stiver
Graduate Theological Union Archives
Graduate Theological Union
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Graduate Theological Union. All rights reserved.

Inventory of the Harland E. Hogue Oral History Collection

Collection number:

Graduate Theological Union Archives

Graduate Theological Union

Berkeley, California
Processed by:
David Stiver
Date Completed:
April 19, 2011
Encoded by:
David Stiver
© 2011 Graduate Theological Union. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Harland E. Hogue oral history collection
Dates: 1930-1998
Creator: Hogue, Harland E. (Harland Edwin), 1908-1999
Creator: Adams, Doug (Douglas G.), 1945-2007
Collection Size: .5 linear feet (1 5 inch box); 8 audio files
Repository: The Graduate Theological Union. Library.
Berkeley, CA 94709
Abstract: Harland E. Hogue, 1908-1999, was professor of homiletics and church history at the Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, CA. His oral history interviews discuss his life, career, experiences, people, and general observations at PSR beginning in 1954. The interviews also include his experiences as a student at the San Francisco Theological Seminary, as a proferssor at the founding of the Graduate Theological Union, and his review of seminary education in the 20th century.
Physical location: 4/C/1
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English
Oral history audio files from this collection.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright of oral history assigned to the Graduate Theological Union. Copyright of other audio cassettes has not been assigned to the Graduate Theological Union.

Preferred Citation

Harland E. Hogue oral history collection, Graduate Theological Union Archives, Berkeley, CA.

Acquisition Information

Oral history tapes and transcripts donated October 31, 1997. Additional audio casettes transferred from Doug Adams Collection on June 10, 2010.

Biography / Administrative History

Harland E. Hogue, 1908-1999, was Carl Patton Professor of Homiletics at the Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, CA, from 1954 to 1975 and served as chair of the doctoral faculty at Graduate Theological Union in the fields of History and Worship, Preaching and the Arts. A highly respected scholar in American church history, he was also well known as an outstanding preacher.
Hogue received a BS from Monmouth College, a BD from San Francisco Theological Seminary, a PhD from Columbia University and a DD from Monmouth College. He served as pastor of First United Presbyterian Church in San Diego (1933-37) and First Presbyterian Church in Pomona (1937-42.He taught for 12 years at Scripps College and Claremont Graduate School (1942-54) before coming to PSR.
After retiring, Hogue served as interim pastor at Skyline Community Church, was pastor emeritus at Orinda Community Church, and taught at Patten College in Oakland.
Hogue wrote two volumes on the history of PSR. His successor in the Carl Patton chair, Doug Adams, was a former student and became a very close friend. Adams interviewed Hogue for the oral history, creating a dynamic interchange between the two. His oral history interviews discuss his life, career, experiences, people, and general observations there beginning 1954. The interviews also include his experiences at the San Francisco Theological Seminary where he had earlier been a student, and the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA, after its incorporation in 1962.

Scope and Content of Collection

The original collection consisted of 8 audiotapes and transcripts from an oral history interview of Harland Hogue by Doug Adams. An additional 11 audio cassettes of sermons, lectures and events were added on June 22, 2010, from the Doug Adams Collection.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged as oral history and then as sermons and lectures by chronology.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Pacific School of Religion (Berkeley, Calif.)
Graduate Theological Union.
San Francisco Theological Seminary.
Faculty--Pacific School of Religion (Berkeley, Calif.)
Scholars--Biography.
Oral history.

Other Finding Aids

Douglas G. Adams Collection, GTU 2008-1-01

Related Material

His books include the following:
Christian Faith and the Campus Mind. New York: Abbingdon, 1949.
Christian Seed in Western Soil : Pacific School of Religion through a Century. Berkeley, Calif. : Pacific School of Religion, 1965.
Christian Seed In Western Soil. / Part 2, Pacific School Of Religion 1966-1983. Berkeley, Calif. : Pacific School of Religion, 1987.
Prophets And Paupers : Religion In The California Gold Rush, 1848-1869. San Francisco, Calif. : International Scholars Publications, 1996.