Inventory of the Office of The President and Dean. John Dillenberger Papers, 1963-71

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Inventory of the Office of The President and Dean. John Dillenberger Papers, 1963-71

Accession number: GTU 89-7-1

Shelf location: 3/A/3-B/1; Record Group: RG 2

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Processed by:
Kay Schellhase, Archivist, Lucinda Glenn Rand, Archivist
Additions and revisions:
Revised 12/1991; 9/1994; 6/1992; 3/1996; 5/1997
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Xiuzhi Zhou
© 1999 Graduate Theological Union. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Office of The President And Dean. John Dillenberger Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1963-71
Accession number: GTU 89-7-1
Shelf location: 3/A/3-B/1; Record Group: RG 2
Creator: Dillenberger, John
Size: 19 boxes, 11 ft.
Repository: The Graduate Theological Union.
Berkeley, California
Introduction: John Dillenberger became assistant dean of the GTU in 1963 and served as dean from June 1, 1963 to July 1971. He held the additional title of GTU President from 1967 until he left these administrative posts in 1971. The records of his years at the GTU include chronological files, files relating to the GTU library, and Dr. Dillenberger's day books. Minutes of Board and Executive Committee meetings are found in Record Group 1. The GTU History files, Box 13, contain pre-GTU planning materials beginning 1959.
Language: English.

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  • 1) 1 ff, Dillenberger resignation. This file is restricted. Please see Archivist if need further information.
  • 2) The Archivist reserves the right to restrict access to records pertaining to individual student performance, and any other material pertaining to an individual deemed private and/or confidential. Please see Archivist if need further information.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Office Of The President And Dean. John Dillenberger Papers, GTU 89-7-1, The Graduate Theological Union Archives, Berkeley, CA.

Access Points

Graduate Theological Union -- Administration
Graduate Theological Union -- History -- Sources
Graduate Theological Union -- Presidents
Graduate Theological Union -- Curricula
Graduate Theological Union -- Faculty
Graduate Theolgoical Union -- Bibliographical Center
Graduate Theolgoical Union -- Library
Theological Seminaries -- California -- Berkeley -- History -- Sources
Theology -- Study and teaching (graduate) -- California -- Berkeley
Berkeley (Calif.) -- Religion - History

Agency History

Although negotiations for cooperation among Bay Area seminaries had begun at least as early as 1958, articles incorporating the Graduate Theological Union were signed in September of 1962. The GTU administers academic doctoral programs for the member seminaries. The records in this accession date from 1959 to 1971, preceeding and during the administration of dean and president John Dillenberger. In these formative years, the six Protestant and three Roman Catholic schools that comprise the GTU became members; the Common Library came into existence; relationships with UCB were established; and several centers, such as those for Judaic Studies and Urban-Black Studies were founded and attached to the GTU.

Series Description



Box Box 1-4

Chron files. 9/63-6/71. 3 1/2 ft. Chronological.


Mainly copies of letters sent; includes some minutes and memos.



Box Box 5

Cabinet meetings. 6/63-5/71. 5 in. Chronological.


Minutes, agendas, logs, memos, reports.

Box Box 6

Faculty meetings. 5/63-68. 5/70-71. 5 in. Chronological.


Minutes, agendas, memos, reports.

Box Box 7

Heads of Institutions. 1/68-6/71. 4 in. Chronological.


Logs, agendas, reports, memos, corresp.

Box Box 8

Graduate Council. 11/69-5/71. 1 in. Chronological.


Coordinating Council on Basic Theological Education. 1/69-5/70. 1 in. Chronological.


Coordingating Committee of CCBTE. 11/68-5/69. 1/4 in. Chronological.


M.A. Committee. 1966-5/71. 1 in. Chronological. Includes Committee on M.A. and Professional Degree Program, 1970.


Curriculum Committee. 8/64-3/69. 1/2 in. Chronological.


Deans and Registrars. 1970-71. 1/8 in. Chronological.


Committee on Faculty Designations, 1965-66, 1 ff


Faculty Reorganization Committee, 1970, 1 ff


Area II Meeting, 6/6/70, 1 ff



Box Box 9

AATS Accreditation. 1969-71. 4 in. Unarranged.


Reports, correspondence, articles related to AATS.

Box Box 10

WASC Accreditation. 1965-71. 2 in. Chronological.


Library Files

Additional Note

(See also Box 13 and Box 19)
Box Box 11

Correspondence. 1962-71. 3 in. Chronological.


Documents. 1951-69. 1 in. Chronological.


Agreements. 1969-71. 1 in. Chronological.

Box Box 12

Reports. 1968-70. 2 in. Unarranged.


General, Miles-Skipper, Morris-Clebsch.


Master Plan. 1968-71. 3 in. Unarranged.


Subject Files 1959-71.

Additional Note

30 in. Alphabetical. See also, Box 19.
Box Box 13

Alamo Black Clergy


The American Jewish Committee, AJC Anti-Semitism Conference, 1968


Archdiocese of San Francisco


Area Diagnostic Examinations


Articles of Incorporation -- By-laws


Berkeley Center for Human Interaction


Black Repression, GTU Faculty Committee on


Bonthisu, Robert




Brochures, GTU information, c. 1965, 1967


California Institute of Asian Studies


Campus Unrest, 1970


Catholic Institutions, Contacts and Presence


Catholic Microfilm Center


Center for Hermeneutical Studies






Continuing Education


Dissertation and Prospecti Index, 1969-70




Draft Counseling


Ecumenical Associates


Experimental College at the GTU, 1968-70


Faculty Organization


GTU Conference, "The Religious Community, American Society, and the War in Vietnam", 1/15/70


GTU Guild


GTU History -- Berkeley Baptist Divinity School, GTU Development to 1964, Graduate Project-Bay Area, 1959-62, Interseminary Cooperative Program Committee


GTU Library, Logs and Reports, 6/63-10/68


GTU Name, Use of


GTU Programs and Objectives, Descriptions


GTU Student Association (See also: GTU 93-4-1, GTU Student Association)


GTU Summer Session, 1967, 1968


GTU -- The Case for the GTU, c. 1965


GTU -- What Difference does the GTU Make?, 1968


GTU -- What is the GTU?, 1964


Greek Orthodox


Harshbarger, Luther -- Danforth Foundation




Institute for Buddhist Studies


Institute for Thomistic And Ecumentical Studies


Institute of Lay Theology


Jewish Institutions and Contacts


Judaic Studies Center Proposal, 1966


Robert Johnston Company


Laucks, Irving F.


Lutheran Chair in Religion

Box Box 14

McCormick Theological Seminary


National Advisory Committee


Overall Faculty Needs -- Committee and Final Report


Participating Seminaries: Application forms, Signed Agreements, 1964, 1970


Phillips, Wendell


Presidential Search Committee


Public Events Committee


Radio Station Proposal


Schools, Misc.


Schools --


Business Advisory Committee


Business Managers


ABSW Correspondence


California Baptist Theological Semianry at Covina


CDSP Correspondence


Dean --


Walter Wagoner


Lynwood Walker


Joseph Wall


Dean's Search Committee


Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary






PSR -- PSR Library




St. Albert's College






Splintered Scholars, Robert Shukraft, 1968


Stanford University -- John Dillenberger speech, 1971


Statistical Tables


St. Patrick's Seminary, 1964-71


Student Publications


Summer School


Union Theological Seminary


UCB Religious Studies, Establishment and Cooperation, 1962-71


University of Notre Dame


University of San Francisco


Urban-Black Studies -- Center, Committee and Documents, Memorandum


Vanderbilt University


Visiting Scholars, 1966-71


Day Books. 1965-71.

Additional Note

15 in. Chronological.
Box Box 15

Appointment Calendars, sometimes with notations. Bound volumes.


Minutes 1967-72.

Additional Note

2 in. Chronological.
Box Box 16

Heads of Institutions


duplicates in original binder.


Minutes 1964-72.

Additional Note

2 in. Chronological.
Box Box 17



duplicates in original binder.


Minutes 1963-70.

Additional Note

2 in. Chronological.
Box Box 18



duplicates in original binder.


Subject Files

Box Box 19, Folder ff 1-5

Arthur Little Studies, 1965-66


1. A Development Plan Concept for the GTU, 1965


2. GTU, Memorandum Report to the Trustees, 1966


3. Cooperative Course Offerings and Coordinated Scheduling, 1966


4. Ad Hoc Curriculum Committee, Study of the Master Schedule, 1965


5. Alma College Relocation Study, 1965

Folder ff 6-7

John Dillenberger, photographs and resume, 1958-ca. 1972 (2 negatives in, GTU Negatives Box 1, ff 7, 1/A/3)

Folder ff 8-9

Jane Dillenberger, photographs and resume, ca. 1964, ca. 1972

Folder ff 10

GTU Library history: merger, progress, ca. 1963-70

Folder ff 11

Intermural Memo (newsletter), 1968, 3 issues