Arthur O. Roberts Papers, 1894-2009  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Roberts, Arthur O., 1922-
Title
Arthur O. Roberts Papers
Dates
1894-2009 (inclusive)
Quantity
22.5 cubic feet
Collection Number
MS 4 (collection)
Summary
Arthur O. Roberts (1922-) is a prolific Quaker writer who spent many years on the faculty of George Fox College (now George Fox University). This collection consists of a variety of materials including correspondence, writings, research materials, planning documents, lecture and curriculum notes, and manuscripts (literary).
Repository
George Fox University Archives
George Fox University Archives
416 N. Meridian Street
Newberg, OR
97132
Telephone: 503-554-2415
Fax: 530-554-3599
archives@georgefox.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is available for research

Languages
English
Sponsor
Sponsored by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Arthur O. Roberts (1922-) is a prolific Quaker writer who spent many years on the faculty of George Fox College (now George Fox University) after receiving his doctorate from Boston University in 1953. While at the college he was instrumental in researching Quaker historical themes and developing the George Fox College Peace Center. Some of his writings include Tomorrow Is Growing Old: Stories of the Quakers in Alaska; Through Flaming Sword: The Life and Legacy of George Fox; and Children of the Light: A Christian Musical, based on the journal of George Fox. During his many years of professorship at George Fox, Dr. Roberts also participated in the Quaker Theological Discussion Group, Quakers Uniting in Publications (QUIP), Friends World Council for Consultation (FWCC), and the American Friends Service Committee. He contributes significantly to several publications about Quaker concerns. His relationship with the Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends is deep, particularly with the formation of such programs as the Chicano Ministries (Mexican-American ministries) and Elder Hostel at Tilikum, a retreat center that is affiliated with the university.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection consists of a variety of materials including correspondence, addresses, membership lists, sermons, writings, research materials, newsletters, clippings, playscripts, music scores, annual reports, planning documents, lecture and curriculum notes, manuscripts (literary). There are some biographical writings, including his publication, The Automobile as Icon: Autobiographical Reflections (1986). Interspersed within are audio cassettes of sermons and lectures, reel-to-reel tapes, some microfilm, and photographs. There is a collection of original diaries and correspondence of John Frederick Hanson that provided research for Dr. Roberts' article about Hanson. There is also an extensive collection of copied materials from original documents relating to the Friends in Alaska, used by Dr. Roberts in preparation for his book, Tomorrow is Growing Old: Stories of the Quakers in Alaska.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends Church
  • Peace--Study and Teaching
  • Quaker
  • Personal Names :
  • Roberts, Arthur O., 1922-