|Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary|
At a Glance
This collection is arranged in one series in original order.
Scope and Contents
This collection contains one folder of lectures and notes related to the history and nature of apologetic.
Burke Library record group:
Auburn Theological Seminary Archives: AUB 2, papers of faculty and students
Using the Collection
Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
The following boxes are located offsite: Box 1. Please note that requests for use of boxes held in offsite storage must be made three business days in advance.
Conditions Governing Use
Some material in this collection may be protected by copyright and other rights. Information concerning copyright, fair use, and reproduction requests can be consulted at Columbia's Copyright Advisory Office.
Item description, AUB2: Allen Macy Dulles papers, 1930, box #, folder #, The Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University in the City of New York.
AUB1: Auburn Theological Seminary Records, 1818-2001, box #, folder #, The Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University in the City of New York.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Edith Dulles, date unknown.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary
Material was cataloged by Lynn A. Grove on 1988-07-07. Materials were removed from their original binder and placed in a new acid-free folder and box. The finding aid was created by David Mucz in 2015 with the support of the Henry Luce Foundation, and edited by Leah Edelman in 2021.
2021-04-06 PDF converted to EAD and description updated by Leah Edelman.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Allen Macy Dulles, a theologian and pastor, was born on August 19, 1854 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and died November 13, 1930 in Auburn, New York. He married Edith Foster on January 13, 1886. Dulles was the son of Reverend John Welsh Dulles, a Presbyterian missionary in Maras, India, and Harriet Dulles. He graduated from Princeton with a Bachelors degree in 1875 and a Masters degree in 1878, and from the Princeton Theological Seminary in 1879. Dulles then traveled abroad to Leipzig University and Gottingen in Germany. Finally he received a doctoral degree from Hamilton College in 1901. Dulles engaged in archaeological research in the Sinaitic Peninsula of Egypt in 1881, then became pastor of the Trumbull Avenue Presbyterian Church of Detroit Michigan until 1887, before serving as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Watertown, New York for eighteen years. He later became professor of theology at the Auburn Theological Seminary in 1904. Dulles was an ardent Christian who mixed theological liberalism with austere devotion. With his wife he raised five children, three of whom (John Foster Dulles, Allen Welsh Dulles, and Eleanor Lansing Dulles) would go on to have distinguished careers within the American government.