- Montana School of Religion
- The Montana School of Religion Records
- 1924-1958 (inclusive)19241958
- 2.0 linear feet
- Collection Number
- Mss 608
- The collection contains the records of The Montana School of Religion from 1924 to 1958. The collection includes financial records, especially from fundraisers, articles of incorporation, minutes of Montana School of Religion Board meetings, and information from student activities and conferences.
- University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library
University of Montana
32 Campus Dr. #9936
- Access Restrictions
Researchers must use collection in accordance with the policies of Archives and Special Collections, the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, and The University of Montana--Missoula.
Historical NoteReturn to Top
The Montana School of Religion was incorporated in 1924, through the cooperative efforts of President Charles H. Clapp of the University, the Law School, and the Missoula Ministerial Association. William L. Young was its first director. The Montana School of Religion was not an organic part of the University. As an affiliate, however, the director was still responsible to the University and a Board of Trustees representing cooperating denominations. Students could not receive a degree in Religious Studies, but they could take up to 15 credits in courses offered by the school. The purpose of the school was to help students “make the proper adjustments in their religious thinking at the same time that they are making their readjustments in other realms of thought” and to develop a lay Christian leadership. At the same time, the school also emphasized its non-sectarian nature.
The Montana School of Religion became defunct sometime in the late 1960s. A Department of Religious Studies that was directly affiliated with the University started in 1969.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The collection contains the records of The Montana School of Religion from 1924 to 1958. The collection includes financial records, especially from fundraisers, articles of incorporation, minutes of Montana School of Religion Board meetings, and information from student activities and conferences. Items of note include a student survey of religious preferences and a proposal for a Religious Center at Montana State University (now The University of Montana) in Missoula, Montana.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. and any other applicable statutes. Copyright status unknown.
[Name of document or photograph number], Montana School of Religion Records, Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, The University of Montana--Missoula.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
The custodial history is unknown.
The source and date of acquisition are unknown.
The original folders titles were maintained, but the original folders were replaced with acid-free ones during processing. Materials are arranged chronologically by year.
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
|1/1||The Montana School of Religion, Articles of Incorporation||1924|
|1/2||The Montana School of Religion Corporate Records, ledger||1924-1938|
|1/3||School of Religion, "Volume II of Corporate Records,"||1928-1949|
|1/4||School of Religion Annual Reports||1924-1936|
|1/5||School of Religion-General||1929-1950 and undated|
|1/6||Baty, Henry; American University, Beirut, Lebanon||1945-1947|
|1/7||Religious Emphasis Week||1946-1953|
|1/8||School of Religion Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes, Student Christian Association Minutes||1947-1948|
|2/1||Finances Before 1949|
|2/2||Finances Before 1949|
|2/4||Finances, Special Spring Drive||1950-1951|
|2/5||School of Religion Director||1949-1951|
|2/6||School of Religion Board||1949-1954|
|3/1||Promotion||1950-1951 and undated|
|3/2||School of Religion-Miscellaneous, mailing lists, and other materials||1951-1954|
|3/3||School of Religion Drive||1952|
|3/4||School of Religion Drive||1953|
|3/5||Class Enrollments-School of Religion||1954-1955|
|3/6||Student Christian Association Cabinet Business President||1955-1957|
|4/2||School of Religion Drive||1955-1956|
|4/3||A Survey of Religious Preference of Students at Montana State University||1956|
|4/5||Job Analysis-Assistant Director, School of Religion||1956-1957|
|4/7||Ecumenical Student Conference||1957|
|4/8||Ecumenical Student Conference Applications||circa 1957|
|4/9||Montana School of Religion-Meeting of Denominational Leaders||1958|
|4/10||Policy and purpose||undated|
|4/11||Proposed Religious Center at Montana State University, Missoula, Montana||undated|
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- College students--Religious life--Montana--Missoula
- Religion--Study and teaching--Montana--Missoula
- University of Montana--Missoula
- University of Montana--Missoula--Students--Religious life