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Heinrich Emil Brunner papers, 1923 -- 1966

Summary Information

Abstract

Heinrich Emil Brunner (1889-1966); Hines fellow at UTS, 1919-1920, Swiss Reform pastor in Obstalden, Switzerland, and Professor at the University of Zurich. The collection consists of correspondence between Brunner and Olive Dutcher-Doggett, who was Professor of Biblical History at Wellesley College.

At a Glance

Bib ID 4492436 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Brunner, Emil, 1889-1966 ; Dutcher-Doggett, Olive
Title Heinrich Emil Brunner papers, 1923 -- 1966
Physical Description 1 box (1 box; 0.5 linear feet )
Language(s) German , English .
Access

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Onsite storage.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in one series in chronological order.

Description

Scope and Contents

This collection contains 97 letters written by Brunner to Olive Dutcher-Doggett. The letters are largely written from Switzerland, where Brunner was teaching, to Wellesley, Massachusetts where Dutcher-Doggett was a professor. The bulk of the correspondence is written in German, although 13 letters are in English. The letters indicate that the scholars had a personal friendship centered on their shared academic interests; on several occasions, Brunner asks for Dutcher-Doggett's evaluation of his work. The letters also cover personal matters, including Brunner's feelings about God, and his hopes, joys, and anxieties.

  • Heinrich Emil Brunner papers, 1923 -- 1966

    This series contains 97 letters written by Brunner to Olive Dutcher-Doggett. The letters are largely written from Switzerland, where Brunner was teaching, to Wellesley, Massachusetts where Dutcher-Doggett was a professor. The bulk of the correspondence is written in German, although 13 letters are in English. The letters indicate that the scholars had a personal friendship centered on their shared academic interests; on several occasions, Brunner asks for Dutcher-Doggett's evaluation of his work. The letters also cover personal matters, including Brunner's feelings about God, and his hopes, joys, and anxieties.

Burke Library record group:

Union Theological Seminary Archives: UTS 1, papers of faculty and students

Using the Collection

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Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Onsite storage.

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Preferred Citation

Item Description, UTS1: Heinrich Emil brunner papers, 1923-1966, box #, folder #, The Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University in the City of New York.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

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Processing Information

Letters were cataloged by Lynn A. Grove on 1988-07-07. The Brunner papers were processed and the finding aid was created by Benjamin Perry in 2012. In 2015, the collection was updated by Brigette Kamsler with the support of the Henry Luce Foundation; metal clips were removed, folded items were flattened, materials were placed in new acid-free folders and boxes, and the name of the collection was changed from "H. Emil Brunner Correspondence" or "H. Emil Brunner Letters" to the Heinrich Emil Brunner papers. The finding aid was edited by Leah Edelman in 2020.

Subject Headings

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Heinrich Emil Brunner, born in 1889, studied at the University of Zürich from 1908 to 1913, receiving a doctorate in theology. Ordained in the Swiss Reform Church in 1912, he subsequently served as pastor at a small church in Obstalden, Switzerland from 1916 to 1924. A recipient of the Hines fellowship, Brunner also studied at Union Theological Seminary in New York from 1919 to 1920. Brunner went on to teach systematics and practical theology at the University of Zürich from 1924 to 1953. He was a central figure in the neo-orthodox theological movement, publishing several volumes on the dogmatics of the Christian church. Brunner died in 1966.

Olive Dutcher-Doggett first met Brunner in 1921 while he was serving as pastor at the Obstalden church. Dutcher-Doggett attended Union from 1901-1903, and again from 1912 to 1913 when she received her diploma. After attending Union she was Professor of Biblical History at Vassar College from 1914 to 1917, and then at Wellesley College from 1917 to 1934.