I.E. Howard papers, 1940-1974

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Howard, Irving E.
Title
I.E. Howard papers
Dates
1940-1974 (inclusive)
1945-1967 (bulk)
Quantity
3 linear feet, (2 containers)  :  2 record storage boxes
Collection Number
Coll 645
Summary
Irving E. Howard was a conservative Congregational minister, professor of finance, author, and Associate Editor of Christian Economics. The papers contain subject files, correspondence, periodicals, newsletters, pamphlets, booklets, press releases, and manuscripts.
Repository
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
UO Libraries--SCUA
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR
97403-1299
Telephone: 5413463068
spcarref@uoregon.edu
Access Restrictions
Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

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Languages
English

Historical NoteReturn to Top

Rev. Irving E. Howard was a Congregational minister, professor of finance, author, and Associate Editor of Christian Economics.

Howard earned a Bachelor of Theology degree from Gordon Divinity School. He served as minister of the Hope Congregational Church in Worcester, Massachusetts.

He studied economics at New York University and was a Professor of Finance at Nichols College in Dudley, Massachusetts.

Howard was an Associate Editor of the Christian Freedom Foundation's publication Christian Economics. He wrote several articles promoting Christian rationales for capitalism. He also wrote a book, The Christian Alternative to Socialism, published in 1966.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The I.E. Howard papers contain subject files, correspondence, periodicals, newsletters, pamphlets, booklets, press releases, and manuscripts collected by Irving E. Howard, a conservative Congregational minister, professor of finance, author, and Associate Editor of Christian Economics. The papers document the Christian Church's stance on social issues, such as race, labor unions, economics, and politics in the United States from 1940 to 1974. The papers also document disagreements between and within Christian denominations regarding these issues. A significant portion of the material is related to a proposed merger of the General Council of the Congregational Christian Churches with the Evangelical and Reformed Church to form the United Church of Christ.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Christian union
  • Christianity -- Economic aspects
  • Christianity and politics -- United States
  • Church and social problems
  • Communism and Christianity
  • Congregational churches -- Clergy
  • Congregational churches -- Relations -- Evangelical and Reformed Church
  • Conservatives -- United States