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|Call Number:||Record Group No. 50|
|Creator:||Macintosh, Douglas Clyde, 1877-1948.|
|Title:||Douglas Clyde Macintosh Papers|
|Physical Description:||Total archival boxes 6 + 2 oversize; total linear footage 5'|
|Language(s):||Materials in English.|
|Summary:||Letters, writings, and memorabilia document Macintosh's life and work. Douglas Clyde Macintosh was Professor of Theology at Yale from 1909 to 1942.|
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Gift of the Macintosh family.
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Douglas Clyde Macintosh Papers, Record Group No. 50, Special Collections, Yale Divinity School Library.
|1877||Born in Canada|
|1903||B.A., McMaster University, Toronto|
Professor of Bible and Systematic Theology at Brandon College, Manitoba
|1909||Ph.D., University of Chicago|
|1909-1916||Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology, YDS|
|WWI||Chaplain to Canadian forces in France; YMCA worker with American troops|
|1916-1933||Dwight Professor of Theology, YDS|
|1920-1938||Chairman of the Religion Department, Yale|
|1924-1925||Nathaniel W. Taylor Lecturer|
|1926||D.D., Colgate University|
|1931||Denied U.S. citizenship by Supreme Court, for refusal in advance to bear arms in defense of U.S.|
|1932||LL.D., McMaster University|
|1933-1942||Dwight Professor of Theology and Philosophy of Religion|
|1942||Suffered paralytic stroke|
|1948||Died in Hamden, Connecticut|
Description of the Papers
This collection provides a good overview of Macintosh's professional life, which was spent primarily at Yale Divinity School. The correspondence in Series I is not extensive, but includes letters from colleagues such as John Baillie, Josiah Royce, and Henry Nelson Wieman. Macintosh's thoughts on theological subjects are expressed in a few letters, but most are more routine exchanges related to his writings, students, and engagements.
The Writings of Series II include offprints and published pamphlets as well as typescript manuscripts. One of these manuscripts "The Plain Man's Soliloquy" has not been published.
The Notes of Series III include extensive handwritten notes taken by Macintosh and notes taken by a student in Macintosh's Systematic Theology course in 1940.
Most significant among the biographical materials of Series IV is a large scrapbook that includes correspondence, clippings, and documents related to Macintosh's citizenship case. A native of Canada, Macintosh was denied United States citizenship by the Supreme Court because of his stance against bearing arms.