An Inventory of the Elbert Russell Writings, 1893-1951

(1 box; 0.5 linear ft.)

RG 5/133


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Abstract
Elbert Russell (1871-1951) was a Quaker teacher, historian, and writer. His was a leading voice in bringing the insights of liberal, British Friends on the primacy of revelation and the importance of scholarship in the renewal of faith into American Quakerism. He was professor of Bible at Earlham College starting in 1895 and also served as chaplain. He resigned his position in 1915, later taught at Johns Hopkins, and then became Dean at Duke University. This collection contains primarily published articles, sermons, stories, and poems by Elbert Russell.

Background note:
BIOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL Elbert Russell (1871-1951) was a Quaker teacher, historian, and writer. His was a leading voice in bringing the insights of liberal, British Friends on the primacy of revelation and the importance of scholarship in the renewal of faith into American Quakerism. Russell accepted the pastoral system but was opposed to the revivals of the holiness movement. Starting iin 1895, he was a professor of Bible at Earlham College, where he also served as chaplain. He resigned his position in 1915 after his proposal to strengthen the Quaker nature of the college, by building a large meeting house on campus for both students and the yearly meeting, was rejected. He later taught at Johns Hopkins, then became Dean at Duke University.

Scope and content
SCOPE AND CONTENT This collection contains primarily published articles, sermons, stories, and poems by Elbert Russell.


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Subjects
  • Quaker authors
  • Quaker--Theology
  • Sermons
  • Theology, 20th century--Quaker
  • Allen, William Charles, 1857-
  • Peace -- Religious aspects -- Society of Friends -- History -- Sources
  • World War, 1914-1918 -- Conscientious objectors -- Great Britain -- Sources
Additional Authors and Contributors
  • Russell, Elbert, 1871-1951
Credits
Processed by: Finding Aid Prepared by FHL staff
Date: 19650
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Inventory

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE RECORDS
Notes
Note to Researchers: To request materials, please note both the location and box numbers shown below:

Poems published in The Earlhamite, 1893-1912

My Genia 10/1893 Box 1

An Apparent Failure 5/1899 Box 1

In the April Snow 3/1912 Box 1

Prayers, ca. 1941

Simplicity 1941 or 1942 Box 1

Truth and Truthfulness 1941 or 1942 Box 1

On Marriage, ca. 1926-1949

Until Death Do Us Part by 1926 Box 1

Our Quaker Ideals of Marriage 9/1949 Box 1

General Stories and Articles, 1909-ca. 1944

Quaint Old Kendal of Kendal Green Fame 1909 Box 1

The Little Girl God Forgot probably 1925 Box 1

If Mother Were Not my Mother
Published in the Friends Intelligencer
2/19/1927 Box 1

Washington's Greatness 1934 (?) Box 1

East of Suez
Sent to American Friend and Friends Intelligencer.
3/3/193 Box 1

Gone With the Wind 1944 (?) Box 1

Stories of Bible Characters and Places, 1902-1925

Published in The American Friend

Esau and Jacob 9/4/1902 Box 1

The Opening of Eyes to the Blind 4/28/1910 Box 1

The House of Omri 1912 Box 1

Lot
The American Friend
8/17/1911 Box 1

Isaac and Rebecah 1-12-1911 Box 1

Published in the Friends Intelligencer

Walking With God 3/8/1924 Box 1

Not This Man But Barrabbas
Possibly published elsewhere or unpublished.
1925 (?) Box 1

Mary and the Master 8/8/1925 Box 1

At the Sign of the Pitcher 9/5/1925 Box 1

Present Day Problems, 1921-1932
All published in the Friends Intelligencer except "An Appreciation."


Dare We Trust Them With It 1921 Box 1

The Appeal of the Far East 2/26/1921 Box 1

An Appreciation (Marcia Doan)
Published in The Quaker.
7/22/1921 Box 1

The Cult of Pleasure 1/19/1929 Box 1

A New World Power at Geneva 12/13/1924 Box 1

The Price of Free Institutions 10/16/1926 Box 1

The Good Citizen's Oath of Office 1/12/1929 Box 1

Social Repentance 6/7/1930 Box 1

Man or Mule 8/23/1930 Box 1

The Human Element in Industry... The Laundryman's Guide 1/1932 Box 1

Articles on Christianity, 1924-ca. 1945

Keeping the Faith
Published in the Friends Intelligencer
10/4/1924 Box 1

What Christmas Brought
Published in the Friends Intelligencer
1927 Box 1

The Door Being Shut in Fear
Published in the Friends Intelligencer
9/22/1928 Box 1

Does Jesus Provide an Adequate Philosophy of Life?
Published in Beacon Lights No.3
1934 Box 1

Others
Published in Beacon Lights No.4
1934 Box 1

St. Paul on Sectarianism
Published in The American Friend
8/17/1939 Box 1

The Teaching of Jesus ca.1942-45 Box 1

Articles on Quaker Subjects, 1910-1937

A Society of Peace-makers
Published in the Friends Intelligencer
4/5/1919 Box 1

Allen Jay
Published in The American Friend
6/9/1910 Box 1

An Appeal to Young Friends
Published in The American Friend
3/17/1910 Box 1

The Christian Life
First William Penn Lecture
1916 Box 1

The Quaker Challenge to a World of Force. 4/1921 (pamphlet) Box 1

The Quakerism of George Fox
Published in the Friends Intelligencer
1/14/1922 Box 1

Meeting for Worship
Published in the Friends Intelligencer
6/24/1922 Box 1

Attitudes of Worship
Continued as part of a series.
Box 1

Worship and Christian Living Box 1

Public Prayer
Published in the Friends Intelligencer
10/13/1923 Box 1

As Truth Leads
Published in the Friends Intelligencer
7/14/1928 Box 1

Impressions of the Friends World Conference
Published in the Friends Intelligencer
10/2/1937 Box 1

Quakerism and Modern Bible Study
Published in the Friends Intelligencer 7/7/1951; also in The Washington Conference by William I. Hull
Box 1

The Seed Picker, 1926

From a series called "The Seed Picker" by Spermologos for over a year in the Friends Intelligencer. 1926 (2 articles) Box 1

Chapel Talks, 1913-1929

The Pattern of Christianity
Also published in The American Friend.
5/15/1913 Box 1

Thou Hast Gained a Brother
Condensed in Christian Brotherhood No. 38 and in Friends Intelligencer.
6/29/1929 Box 1

Tales of a Parson (complete set):

Stories written mostly at Earlham College for presentation in Chapel
List of titles in folder.
Box 1