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bMS 519

Pfeiffer, Robert H. (Robert Henry), 1892-1958. Papers, 1928-1957: A Finding Aid.

Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: bMS 519
Repository: Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University
Creator: Pfeiffer, Robert H. (Robert Henry), 1892-1958.
Title: Pfeiffer, Robert H. (Robert Henry), 1892-1958. Papers, 1928-1957.
Date(s): 1928-1957.
Date(s): 1929
Date(s): 1941
Date(s): 1949
Date(s): 1957
Date(s): 1961
Date(s): 1949
Date(s): 1950-1957
Date(s): 1942-1957
Date(s): 1931-1957
Date(s): 1947-1957
Quantity: 4 boxes
Abstract: Papers of Methodist minister Robert Henry Pfeiffer, including lecture notes, articles, addresses, correspondence, and biographical material. The papers span 1928-1957.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Matilde Pfeiffer.

Access:

There are no restrictions on access to this collection.

Related Materials

For related collections, please see bMS 448.

Biographical / Historical

Robert Henry Pfeiffer (1892-1958) was born in Bologna, Italy. He received his MA and PhD from Harvard University. He was ordained as a Methodist minister in 1916 and held a pastorate in Sanborn, New York, from 1916 to 1919. In 1922, he was hired as a professor at Harvard University and he was appointed Hancock Professor of Hebrew and Other Oriental Languages in 1953. He also served as a professor at Boston University's School of Theology. He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in anthropology in 1928 and served as Annual Professor for the Baghdad School of the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) from 1928 to 1929. Pfeiffer also served as the curator to Harvard's Semitic Museum. He is the author of numerous books, including Excavations at Nuzi (1929), Introduction to the Old Testament (1941), History of the New Testament Times, With an Introduction to the Apocrypha (1949), The Books of the Old Testament (1957), and Religion in the Old Testament: The History of a Spiritual Triumph (1961).

Arrangement

Organized into the following series:

Scope and Contents

This collection is divided into seven series. The first series consists of page proofs for Pfeiffer's History of New Testament Times, With an Introduction to the Apocrypha. The second series contains lecture notes for courses Pfeiffer taught at Boston University's School of Theology. The third series consists of articles listed alphabetically by title. Series four is addresses listed chronologically. The fifth series contains correspondence, mostly letters to Pfeiffer, arranged alphabetically by correspondent, followed by miscellaneous letters arranged by date. Series six contains miscellaneous professional papers. The seventh and final series consists of biographical material on Pfeiffer, such as family correspondence and legal documents.

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