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A.Roy Eckardt Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC MS 0149
A. Roy Eckardt Papers contain drafts of publications, published books and articles, correspondence, scrapbooks, audio recordings about Judaism, Christianity, Jewish-Christian relations, Holocaust. There are also family and personal material, Lehigh University administrative documents.

Dates

  • 1939 - 1998
  • Majority of material found within 1966 - 1994

Creator

Extent

37 Linear Feet : 32 boxes ; 11 cartons

Overview

A. Roy Eckardt Papers contain drafts of publications, published books and articles, correspondence, scrapbooks, audio recordings about Judaism, Christianity, Jewish-Christian relations, Holocaust. There are also family and personal material, Lehigh University administrative documents.

Biographical / Historical

Arthur Roy Eckardt was born in 1918. He earned a B.A. from Brooklyn College, a master’s at Yale and a doctorate at Columbia. Eckardt came to Lehigh in 1951 and served as chairman of the Department of Religion from then until retiring in 1980. A prolific author of books and articles on moral philosophy and the theology of politics, Roy was one of the world’s leading authorities on the Holocaust and relations between Christians and Jews. As an administrator, editor, and writer, he had an enormous impact on the study of religion both at Lehigh and throughout the United States. He wrote 18 books and many articles on moral philosophy and the theology of politics, some of them with his wife, Alice. Eckardt was special consultant to the President's Commission on the Holocaust under President Jimmy Carter, and was subsequently named special adviser to the chairman of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council. Roy Eckardt died in 1998.

Arrangement

Series1: Subject Files – including correspondence – arranged alphabetically. Boxes 1 to 9

Series 2: Publications 2.a: Articles (Journal, magazine, newspaper publications) 2.b. Books

Series 3: Misc. and Other files

Series 4: Personal/Family Student and early years “Scrapbook Material” 3 folders Alice & Roy: Clippings about their engagement, wedding, first house, etc. Valentine’s Day and other material

Series 5: Alice E. Eckardt Professional files Includes Alice and Roy’s Lehigh year activities Series: Audio Recordings: Tapes and cassettes Series 6: (items from 2012) 11 cartons of Roy Eckardt publications picked up in 2012 from Alice Eckardt’s home. Series 7: (books from 2015)

Related Materials

Alice Eckardt Papers and publications

Separated Materials

From Box 25: “A History of Christian Thought” by Paul Tillich. Professor Union Theological seminary. Typescript of lectures delivered in Spring 1953.

Materials Specific Details

Donated by Alice Eckardt, 1999. The second installment of books transferred in November 2012.
Title
Eckardt Papers
Status
completed
Author
Special Collections staff
Date
Inventory started Mary Boltz, 1999 – Inventory continued April 2012 -- ArchiesSpace: January 30, 2019 Shaena
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Revision Statements

  • 2012-04: Finding Aid Revised
  • 2012-12: Finding Aid Final

Repository Details

Part of the Lehigh University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Lehigh University
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Bethlehem PA 18045 USA
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