Donald Woods Shriver, Jr. Papers 1965-1969

Size
0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Call number
MSS 00156
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The Donald Woods Shriver Papers consist of three typed documents. In the 1965 sermon "The Case of the King of the Jews," Shriver imagines the events leading to Jesus's crucifixion from the point of view of Pontius Pilate. "Justice and Compromise at Chicago: The Case of North Carolina" contains Shriver's reflections on racial politics and the credentials debate after his participation in the North Carolina delegation to the 1968 Democratic National Convention. "Memo to a Young McCarthyite from an Older One," dated 1969, discusses idealism and compromise in politics after peace candidate Eugene McCarthy lost the 1968 Democratic presidential nomination to Hubert Humphrey.

Presbyterian minister and former North Carolina State University faculty member Donald Woods Shriver, Jr. (1927- ) received his B.A. from Davidson College in 1951, his B.D. from Union Theological Seminary in 1955, his S.T.M. from Yale University Divinity School in 1957, and his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1963. Shriver began his career at N.C. State in 1962 as the Presbyterian University Minister. He joined the N.C. State faculty in 1964 as the director of Experimental Study of Religion in Society at the School of Liberal Arts under a grant from the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation, and held this position until 1968. In 1965, Shriver became an adjunct assistant professor of religion, and became an associate professor of religion, as well as the director of the University Program on Science and Society, in 1968.

Biographical/historical note

Presbyterian minister and former North Carolina State University faculty member Donald Woods Shriver, Jr. (1927- ) received his B.A. from Davidson College in 1951, his B.D. from Union Theological Seminary in 1955, his S.T.M. from Yale University Divinity School in 1957, and his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1963. Shriver began his career at N.C. State in 1962 as the Presbyterian University Minister. He joined the N.C. State faculty in 1964 as the director of Experimental Study of Religion in Society at the School of Liberal Arts under a grant from the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation, and held this position until 1968. In 1965, Shriver became an adjunct assistant professor of religion, and became an associate professor of religion, as well as the director of the University Program on Science and Society, in 1968. Professional memberships throughout his career include the American Society of Christian Ethics, the Society for Religion in Higher Education, and the Society for Scientific Study in Religion, and the American Civil Liberties Union. His publications include Spindles and Spires: A Re-Study of Religion and Social Change in Gastonia (Atlanta: John Knox Press 1976), Beyond Success: Corporations and Their Critics in the ’Nineties (Oxford University Press, 1991), An Ethic For Enemies: Forgiveness in Politics (Oxford University Press, 1995 and 1997), and Honest Patriots (Oxford University Press, 2005). He is a former president of the Union Theological Seminary in New York, was a Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin from January until May 1999.

Scope/content

The Donald Woods Shriver Papers consist of three typed documents. In the 1965 sermon "The Case of the King of the Jews," Shriver imagines the events leading to Jesus's crucifixion from the point of view of Pontius Pilate. "Justice and Compromise at Chicago: The Case of North Carolina" contains Shriver's reflections on racial politics and the credentials debate after his participation in the North Carolina delegation to the 1968 Democratic National Convention. "Memo to a Young McCarthyite from an Older One," dated 1969, discusses idealism and compromise in politics after peace candidate Eugene McCarthy lost the 1968 Democratic presidential nomination to Hubert Humphrey.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Donald Woods Shriver, Jr. Papers, MSS 00156, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Transferred from Provost's Office, 1971 [?]

Processing information

Processed by Special Collections staff, 2005; updated by Susan C. Rodriguez, 2015 December.

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Collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice. Because of the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access will require additional advanced notice. Copies of digital files will be provided for use in the SCRC Reading Room upon request.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Donald Woods Shriver, Jr. Papers, MSS 00156, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.