Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary

Albert Schweitzer papers, 1949; 1966

Albert Schweitzer papers, 1949; 1966

This series is open for research.

1.75 linear feet; 1.75 linear feet; 1 OS box and 1 manuscript box

This series contains a lecture in German titled "Goethe: His Personality and Work" given by Schweitzer in July 1949 at the International Goethe Convocation in Aspen, Colorado (this was the only time Schweitzer ever visited the United States). The lecture is recorded on two vinyl 78rpm records, with an introduction by G. A. Borgese and translation by Thornton Wilder. This series also contains a booklet from the Albert Schweitzer International Convocation held in Aspen in May 1966. The convocation continued the work that began with Schweitzer's visit to the United States in 1949, and was divided into seven sessions with multiple scholars discussing topics including Schweitzer's humanitarian contributions, his contributions to music and the arts, and his contributions to theology and philosophy.

This series is arranged chronologically.

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Box 1 OS "Goethe: His Personality and Work" lecture, 1949

Box 2 Albert Schweitzer International Convocation record booklet, 1966