4 linear feet (4 boxes)
This collection consists of the materials collected by Vetter in order to create a website that would provide information about the Ingersoll Lectures. Currently the website includes the year, title, and name of each lecturer: http://www.harvardsquarelibrary.org/immortality/. Vetter intended to include more information about the lectures, but his project did not receive sufficient funding in order to do this.
The bulk of this collection is found in the first series, which is arranged chronologically by year of presentation and contains biographical information on each of the Ingersoll lecturers. Materials in these files include copies of the lecture (when available), pictures and encyclopedia articles on the lecturer, and publications by or about the lecturer. Some of the lecturers described are William James, Kirsopp Lake, Howard Thurman, Paul Tillich, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Marian Wright Edelman, and Jean-Luc Marion. The second series includes research materials on the subject of immortality. These materials include journal, newpaper, magazine and encyclopedia articles, and lists of books on immortality. This series also includes project proposals, progress reports, correspondence with potential publishers, and essays and dissertations written about the history of the Ingersoll Lectures.
Biographical / Historical
- Series I. Biographical information on lecturers
- Series II. Vetter’s research on immortality and the history of the lectures
- Vetter, Herbert. Papers, 1896-2006: A Finding Aid.
- Andover-Harvard Theological Library
- EAD ID
Part of the Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School Repository
Special Collections at Andover-Harvard Theological Library preserves and makes accessible primary source materials documenting the history of religion and theology, with particular historical emphasis on American liberal religious traditions. Though the historical strengths of the collections have been in the field of Christianity, other religious traditions are increasingly reflected, in step with Harvard Divinity School's evolving focus on global religious studies.
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