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bMS 595

Barth, Joseph. Papers, 1932-1983: A Finding Aid.

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

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: bMS 595
Repository: Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University
Creator: Barth, Joseph.
Title: Barth, Joseph. Papers, 1932-1983.
Date(s): 1932-1983.
Quantity: 55 boxes
Abstract: Joseph Nicholas Barth (1906-1988) was pastor of congregations in Massachusetts and Florida, trustee of the Meadville Theological School, chairman of the Interracial Committee of the Boston Council of Churches, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Boston Center for Adult Education. Papers include sermons; graduate course work; manuscripts of Barthe's lectures; personal files from various ministerial settlements, including Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago and King's Chapel in Boston; correspondence files; and personal writings.

Biographical / Historical

Joseph Nicholas Barth (1906-1988) was born in Salina, Kansas. He attended a number of schools, including Creighton University and Wesleyan University. In 1934 he married Ramona Sawyer and they had five children. He received a PhB in 1935 from the University of Chicago and a BD from Meadville Theological School, which in 1956 also granted him a DD. Barth had a short academic career, teaching at the University of Puerto Rico. He served as pastor for three congregations in Massachusetts and Florida. He was also a trustee of the Meadville Theological School, chairman of the Interracial Committee of the Boston Council of Churches, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Boston Center for Adult Education. He wrote articles for several journals and published a book entitled The Art of Staying Sane, which was published by the Beacon Hill Press.

Arrangement

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Scope and Contents

The bulk of this collection is comprised of sermons, 1937-1975. Other papers include Barth's graduate course work; manuscripts of his lectures; personal files from various ministerial settlements, including Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago and King's Chapel in Boston; correspondence files; and personal writings.

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