RG 23/H3

Inventory to the Records of the Rutgers University Chaplain (Bradford S. Abernethy), 1928-1974

By Caryn Radick

July 2006

Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Rutgers University. Office of the University Chaplain (Bradford S. Abernethy)
Title: Inventory to the Records of the Rutgers University Chaplain (Bradford S. Abernethy)
Dates: 1928-1974
Quantity: 34 manuscript boxes (11.25 cu. ft.)
Abstract: The records of the Rutgers University Chaplain detail Bradford S. Abernethy's role and responsibilities at Rutgers as its religious leader. Many of Abernethy's papers contain material regarding his affiliations with religious and foreign exchange associations. They also demonstrate his concern with issues such as civil rights, conflict, and international relief efforts. Other papers detail the business matters of the use and maintenance of Kirkpatrick Chapel. The papers are divided into seven series, I. General Correspondence, II. Subject Files, III. Chapel Files, IV. International Organizations, Foreign Exchanges and Students Files, V. National Association of College and University Chaplains (NACUC) Files, VI. Writings, and VII. Photographs.
Collection No.: RG 23/H3
Language: English
Repository: Rutgers University Libraries. Special Collections and University Archives

Administrative History

The position of Rutgers University Chaplain was created by the Board of Trustees in October 1926. Prior to the creation of this position, duties such as arranging for chapel preachers rested with the college President. The first Rutgers Chaplain was Dr. Stanley White, a Presbyterian minister who held the position between 1926 and 1928. As chaplain, his main duty was "oversight of the religious and spiritual interests of the university." (1) He was also expected to serve as an adviser to students and the Y.M.C.A.

White's successor was Colonel John Thomas Axton, former Chief of Chaplains of the U.S. Army, who had officiated at the burial of the Unknown Soldier in 1921. (2) Axton left Rutgers in 1931 after suffering a stroke. Fraser Metzger, Dean of Men was Acting Chaplain between Axton's departure and 1944, when he officially became Chaplain. (3) He held this position for a short term, retiring from Rutgers June 30, 1945.

Bradford S. Abernethy, a Baptist minister, came to Rutgers in August 1945 in the capacity of Student Counselor and University Chaplain. In 1946 he was also given the teaching position of Hill Professor of Bible and Ethics. As the new chaplain, Abernethy worked under the office of the Dean of Men (Earl Reed Silvers) and was given "particular responsibility for the guidance and development of the spiritual life of the campus." (4) As Chaplain, Abernethy was responsible for overseeing religious services at Kirkpatrick Chapel, organizing conferences and events, and directing religious life at Rutgers. Between 1945 and his retirement in 1974 Abernethy was also involved in religious, academic, and foreign exchange. He also instituted a program of open house evenings for Rutgers and New Jersey College for Women (later Douglass) students and coauthored a booklet about entertaining students ("At Home to Students") with his wife Jean in 1949. A proponent of international relief and foreign exchange organizations, Abernethy traveled extensively during his time at Rutgers. In 1968, he became a Program Associate for Rutgers International Center.

After Abernethy's departure, Rutgers did not continue the position of University Chaplain. Instead, a new position that kept many of the chaplain's duties was created—The Coordinator of Religious Affairs. Reverend Robert J. Tanksley was named to this position in October 1974. According to a Rutgers press release Tanksley's duties were, "a broadening of the role of former University Chaplain Bradford S. Abernethy." (5) Tanksley remained at Rutgers in that capacity until 1981, when the position was eliminated as the result of a budget crisis. After that, religious affairs duties were taken over by the Provosts of the three Rutgers campuses. (6) After the elimination of the New Brunswick Provost position in the mid 1990s, religious affairs at Rutgers were managed by the Office of Student Affairs. Since Abernethy's departure, various religious leaders have been associated with the university and its campus ministries, but no campus religious leader has been designated as the official Chaplain.

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Notes

(1) See "New Chaplain to be Adviser to Y.M.C.A." The Daily Home News. November 12, 1926. Available from Rutgers University Archives Stanley White biographical file, R-BIO Faculty: White, Stanley.

(2) "Colonel John T. Axton, Rutgers Chaplain, Lays Wreath At Tomb of Unknown Soldier in Arlington Cemetery," The Sunday Times. New Brunswick, NJ: November 18, 1928. Available from Rutgers University Archives John Axton biographical file, R-BIO Faculty: Axton, John.

(3) For a history of chapel attendence at Rutgers, see Historical Note on Chapel Attendence in Inventory to the Rutgers College Dean of Men (Fraser Metzger), Available from Special Collections and University Archives.

(4) "Name Counsellor to Rutgers Staff," The Daily Home News. May 28, 1945. Available from Rutgers University Archives Bradford S. Abernethy biographical file, R-BIO Faculty: Abernethy, Bradford S.

(5) See Rutgers News Service Press Release October 21, 1974 in the Records of the Office of the Rutgers University President (Edward J. Bloustein), Religious Affairs folder.

(6) See Valerie Hendy, "Tanksley a Victim of Budget" Home News 1981. in the Records of the Office of the Rutgers University President (Edward Bloustein), Religious Affairs folder.

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Biographical Sketch of Bradford S. Abernethy

Bradford Sherman Abernethy was born April 19, 1909 in Berwyn, Illinois. He was the son of Dr. William S. Abernethy, who later became pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church in Washington, DC. Bradford Abernethy received his AB degree from Haverford College in Haverford, Pennsylvania in 1930. He then attended Colgate-Rochester Divinity School, in New York, receiving his BD in 1933. After leaving Colgate he received a fellowship to study at Oxford and Edinburgh. (1)

After returning to the States, Abernethy served as Pastor of the First Baptist Church in Columbia, Missouri between 1935 and 1941. In 1941, he accepted a position on the staff of the Federal Council of Churches in New York. He began looking for a college chaplaincy position soon after, and came to Rutgers as Student Counselor and Chaplain in 1945. He was appointed Hill Professor of Bible and Ethics in 1946.

While at Colgate-Rochester, he met [Mary] Jean Beaven, daughter of the school's president Dr. A. W. Beaven and married her in 1933. They had three children: David, born in 1937; William, born in 1939; and Barbara, born in 1944. Jean held an AB in sociology from Mt. Holyoke and a master's from the University of Missouri. She lectured in home economics at Douglass, was an author and editor, and worked with Abernethy in his relief efforts and the open houses he held for students. While at Rutgers, the Abernethy family lived at 147 College Avenue, later moving to 116 College Avenue.

During his tenure at Rutgers, Abernethy became heavily involved in foreign exchange and international relief organizations, such as American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), Operation Crossroads Africa, and World University Service. He took a leave of absence in 1953 until 1955 to direct the AFSC European Student Seminar Program. His involvement in other programs took him to Europe and Africa several times as well. In 1968, the Abernethys lived in Lagos, Nigeria for three months to direct relief efforts for war victims in Nigeria and Biafra. Abernethy also was a civil rights advocate and proponent of sex education.

Abernethy retired from Rutgers in 1974 and continued preaching and teaching abroad. Jean Beaven Abernethy died in 1995 after more than sixty years of marriage. Bradford died in 1998, at the age of 89, in Menlo Park, California.

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Notes

(1) Information in this section about Bradford and Jean Abernethy can be found in the Rutgers University Archives biographical file for Bradford S. Abernethy: R-BIO Faculty, Abernethy, Bradford S.

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Scope and Content Note

Abernethy's papers reveal the large extent of responsibilities that fell to him as University Chaplain and those that he took on as a result of his interests. The General Correspondence series reveals the many ways he was called upon to assist students and other members of the community. The correspondence shows that Abernethy was often a respected adviser to members of the Rutgers community.

The Subject Files series largely pertains to Abernethy's duties at Rutgers although it also includes some personal files and some pertaining to religious organizations and conferences. The files in this series demonstrate Abernethy's involvement at Rutgers, from arranging lectures to arranging parking for religious leaders. As Chaplain, he was sometimes called upon to weigh in on personal and professional disputes or to bend his efforts to charitable endeavors such as the Campus Chest. He even traveled to Georgia to testify on behalf of Rutgers alumnus Donald Harris, who had been arrested for inciting an insurrection for voter registration activities in 1963 (See Series II description for more information). Abernethy was also contacted regarding the availability of Kirkpatrick chapel for weddings and other events and sometimes was called upon to perform the wedding service, as seen in the "Wedding Correspondence" folder.

As Chaplain, Abernethy was responsible for arranging the services at Kirkpatrick Chapel and for managing the finances relating to holding these services (for example, arranging payment for choir, flowers, upholstery, vestments, speakers' honoraria, and music). He also ran lecture series, conferences, and held open houses in his home for Rutgers and New Jersey College for Women (later Douglass) students. The papers found in the Chapel Files series demonstrate the extent to which he oversaw the running of these services and the details he was responsible for managing.

The International Organizations, Foreign Exchanges and Students Files series documents Abernethy's extensive participation in the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC). During his time at Rutgers, Abernethy even took a leave of absence to serve as AFSC's European Seminar director in Geneva, Switzerland. Abernethy also worked with Operation Crossroads Africa, and went to Sierra Leone in 1958. Over the following years he helped many Rutgers and Douglass students participate in the Operation Crossroads Africa Program.

The National Association of College and University Chaplains (NACUC) Files series contains files pertaining to that organization, in which Abernethy was also very active. He served as its president from 1947 to 1948. From 1959 to 1961 he ran its Information Service, which attempted to match up members of clergy with colleges and universities who had such a position open. Many of the files pertain to their conferences.

The Writings series contains mostly material written by Abernethy including articles, speeches, sermaons, and radio broadcasts. Also included are research materials Abernethy used for his writing and correspondence about his writings. The drafts and correspondence related to Bradford and Jean's booklet "At Home to Students" are also contained in this series.

The Photographs series consists of photographs that were found in the other series in this collection. Subjects of these photos include trips abroad, open houses, and the Abernethy family.

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Arrangement Note

Records of the University Chaplain are arranged into seven series.

I. General Correspondence, 1947-1951
II. Subject Files, 1933-1974
III. Chapel Files, 1928-1974
IV. International Organizations, Foreign Exchanges and Students Files, 1932-1966
V. National Association of College and University Chaplains Files, 1947-1964
VI. Writings,1940-1957
VII. Photographs, ca. 1947-1972

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Related Material

Two biographical files on Bradford S. Abernethy are available from the Rutgers University Archives Faculty Biographies Collection (R-BIO Faculty). This collection also includes files for Rutgers Chaplains Stanford White, John Axton, Behrend Mehrtens (who acted as Chaplain during Abernethy's leave of absence between 1953 and 1955), and Fraser Metzger.

The Records the Office of the President (John Martin Thomas) contains a folder labeled "Chaplain (Definition of Position and Duties)," relating to the duties of the newly-established position of Chaplain. For more information, see Inventory to the Records of the Office of the President (John Martin Thomas), 1902-1932 (1925-1930, bulk).

The Records of the Rutgers College Office of the Dean of Men (Fraser Metzger) contains material about the duties of the University Chaplain (Metzger was Acting Chaplain between 1933 and 1945). For more information, see Inventory to the Records of the Rutgers College Office of Dean of Men, 1928-1947 .

Material on Religious Affairs at Rutgers after Abernethy's retirement can be found in the papers of Rutgers President, Edward J. Bloustein, "Religious Affairs" folder.

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Separated Material

The National Association of College and University Chaplains (NACUC) Files folders contained Personal Data Forms of members of clergy hoping to take advantage of NACUC's Information Service. This service was intended to make available information about clergy members seeking to work at an institution of higher education to facilitate the hiring of interested parties. However, Abernethy, who ran the service between 1959 and 1961, found that it was difficult to learn of opportunities, and discontinued the service. Although some Personal Data Forms have been kept, more than sixty were sent to Yale University's Archives of the National Association of College and University Chaplains and Directors of Religious Life (NACUC)(Record Group No. 167) held at the Yale University Library, Divinity Library Special Collections. The few College Data Forms collected by Abernethy remain at Rutgers.

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Restrictions

Boxes 1 through 34 are available for access at Rutgers University Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.

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Name and Subject Tracings

Researchers can facilitate access to related materials in other collections by searching the Rutgers University Libraries' online public catalog (IRIS) and other union catalogs under the following index terms used for people, organizations, and subjects represented in these records.

Personal Names

Abernethy, Bradford S.
Abernethy, Jean Beaven, 1912-
Booth, Nora R. 1912-
Ciardi, John, 1916-1986
Clothier, Robert C. (Robert Clarkson), 1885-1970.
Cousins, Norman
Drinkwater, David 1912-
Harris, Donald S.
Jones, Lewis Webster
Lambelet, Clarence A.
Robinson, James H., 1907-1972

Corporate Names

American Friends Service Committee
Campus Chest
CARE/International
Danforth Foundation, (St. Louis, Mo.)
International Student Service
National Association of College and University Chaplains
National Association of College and University Chaplains. Information Service
National Conference of Christians and Jews
Operation Crossroads Africa
Rutgers University. Protestant Foundation for Students at Rutgers University
Rutgers University--Bicentennial
Rutgers University--History--20th Century
Rutgers University--Kirkpatrick Chapel
Rutgers University--Students--Political activity
World Student Service Fund
World University Service

Subject Headings

African Americans--Civil Rights--Georgia--Americus
African Americans--Civil Rights--United States
Chapels
Charities
Church Buildings
Church Buildings--Interdenominational Use
Church Bulletins
Church Supplies
Civil Rights
Clergy
College Chaplains
College Chaplains--New Jersey
College Students--Religious Life--New Jersey
International Relief
Race Relations
Sex Instruction
Student Exchange Programs
Student Movements--New Jersey--New Brunswick
Students, Foreign
Universities and Colleges--New Jersey

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Rutgers University. Office of the Chaplain (Bradford S. Abernethy). Records, 1928-1974 (RG 23/H3), Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries.

Processing Note

The records of Bradford S. Abernethy were preliminarily processed in Spring 2006 as a class project for the Manuscripts and Archives class offered as part of the Master's in Library and Information Studies program at Rutgers. The students in this class refoldered and arranged and described the contents of individual manuscript boxes.

After examining the contents of the folders, the processor arranged the collection into its seven series and combined the students' information to produce the finding aid. Further, the processor removed the photographs found throughout the collection to a separate series entitled "Photographs." Cross reference sheets exist within the original folders to mark the place in which the photo was found.

Some material was removed from the collection and discarded. These include duplicate material, petty cash receipts, brochures, and posters. Examples were kept of the latter three types to give an indication of materials found in Abernethy's papers.

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Bibliography

"Abernethy, New Student Counselor, Shows Reporter How to Graduate," The Targum. October 31, 1945 Available from Alexander Library Current Microforms and Periodicals and in Rutgers University Archives R-BIO Faculty, Abernethy, Bradford S.

"Biographical Statement of Rev. Bradford S. Abernethy," Available from Bradford S. Abernethy biographical file in Rutgers University Archives R-BIO Faculty: Abernethy, Bradford S.

"New Chaplain to be Adviser to Y.M.C.A." The Daily Home News , November 12, 1926. Available from Stanley White biographical file in Rutgers University Archives R-BIO Faculty: White, Stanley.

"Colonel John T. Axton, Rutger Chaplain, Lays Wreath At Tomb of Unknown Soldier in Arlington Cemetery," The Sunday Times, New Brunswick, NJ: November 18, 1928. Available from the John Axton biographical file in Rutgers University Archives R-BIO Faculty, R-BIO Faculty: Axton, John.

Rutgers News Service Press Release, October 21, 1974 New Brunswick, NJ: Available from the Records of the Office of the Rutgers University President (Edward J. Bloustein), "Religious Affairs" folder, in Rutgers University Archives.

Hendy, Valerie "Tanksley a Victim of Budget," Home News, New Brunswick, NJ: 1981. Available from the Records of the Office of the Rutgers University President (Edward J. Bloustein), "Religious Affairs" folder in Rutgers University Archives.

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Detailed Description of the Papers/Container List

This section provides descriptions of the materials found within each series. Each series description is followed by a container list, which gives the titles of the folders and their locations in the numbered boxes that comprise this collection.

I. General Correspondence, 1947-1951
Arrangement: The General Correspondence series is arranged alphabetically. Material in the folders is in reverse chronological order. Although the letters are usually filed by sender or recipient, they are occasionally filed under an organization name or a third party name. The name under which the letter was filed is often found underlined in red ink.
Summary: The General Correspondence series contains letters to Abernethy and copies of letters from him. It does not contain a large body of correspondence with any one person, but letters from people with whom he may have corresponded once or twice. Any larger correspondence can be found under last name in the Subject Files series. The topics of these letters include business and personal matters. Some are related to Rutgers business or students, others to organizations in which he was involved. The correspondence also includes invitations and recommendations for former students and colleagues.
Box Folder
1 1 General Correspondence "A," 1947-1951
2 General Correspondence "B," 1948-1951
3 General Correspondence "C," 1948-1951
4 General Correspondence "D," 1949-1951
5 General Correspondence "E," 1948-1950
6 General Correspondence "F," 1949-1950
7 General Correspondence "G," 1948-1950
8 General Correspondence "H," 1949-1951
9 General Correspondence "I," 1949-1951
10 General Correspondence "J," 1947-1951
11 General Correspondence "K," 1948-1951
12 General Correspondence "L," 1948-1951
13 General Correspondence "M," 1947-1951
14 General Correspondence "N," 1948-1951
Box Folder
2 1 General Correspondence "O," 1948-1951
2 General Correspondence "P," 1948-1950
3 General Correspondence "Q," 1950
4 General Correspondence "R," 1947-1951
5 General Correspondence "S," 1947-1951
6 General Correspondence "T," 1947-1951
7 General Correspondence "U," 1948-1949
8 General Correspondence "V," 1947-1951
9 General Correspondence "W," 1947-1951
10 General Correspondence "Y," 1948-1951
11 General Correspondence "Z," 1947-1950
II. Subject Files, 1933-1974
Arrangement: The Subject Files series is arranged alphabetically. Material in the folders is in reverse chronological order.
Summary:The Subject Files series details Abernethy's involvement at Rutgers. For example, during the university Bicentennial in 1966, Rutgers conducted a service that reproduced the type of service that might have been held by the Dutch Reformed Church at the time of Rutgers' founding, complete with costumes and wigs (see Bicentennial Celebration (Rutgers)—Correspondence and Programs—(Dutch) Reformed Church in America Service" folder). Eight folders pertain to the Campus Chest, an annual charitable drive whose proceeds went to a set of designated charities. The files are devoted to fundraising efforts at Rutgers, along with records of Rutgers contributions to charities including Unicef, the United Negro College Fund.
Perhaps one of the more significant files is that labeled "Harris Case" which contains information about Rutgers class of 1963 alumnus Donald Harris. In the summer of 1963 Harris went to Americus, Georgia to participate in a voter registration drive and support desegregation activities. Because of their activities, Harris and several others were arrested August 8 for inciting insurrection, a charge that, if leading to conviction, was eligible for the death penalty. After this occurrence, Rutgers and Abernethy mobilized to help Harris. Rutgers held rallies and events to benefit and show support for Harris. Abernethy, who had known him during his time at Rutgers, traveled to Americus to testify on his behalf. Although Abernethy was ultimately not called to the stand, he was able to visit with Harris in his cell and inform the Rutgers community about his condition. Harris and the others were released in November after the court ruled the insurrection statute unconstitutional. Abernethy's file consists of news clippings and correspondence.
Other files of interest include the "Crew Trip to Europe" files, which document an exchange of Rutgers crew members to the Netherlands in 1947. The Freshman Orientation folders document Abernethy's participation in the yearly freshman orientation and some discussion as to whether incoming freshman (or anyone else) should be requested to list a religious preference when entering Rutgers. The "Human Sexuality, Committee on," "Lectures on Marriage and the Family" and "Marriage Preparation Course" files document Abernethy's advocacy of sex education and participation in debates regarding it.
The largest number of files pertaining to one subject in this series are the seventeen "Protestant Foundation" files. These files contain information about the Protestant Foundation for Students at Rutgers University, an organization for providing a united Protestant Ministry (ie, one consisting of different Protestant denominations) for the New Brunswick Campus of Rutgers. The foundation had a minister at Rutgers and provided opportuities for students and faculty such as study groups and lecture series.
Box Folder
2 12 Annual Reports—University Chaplain, 1945-1961 (Bulk 1945-1952)
13 Appleton Prize—Essays and Correspondence, 1956-1964, Bulk1960-1964
14 Bannier, J. H.—Correspondence, 1948-1949
15 Bennett, Dudley (Campus Christian Foundation), Correspondence, 1964-1966
16 Bertram, Paul (Associate Dean of the Graduate School), Correspondence, November 1966
17 Bicentennial Celebration (Rutgers)—Chapel Preachers, 1966-1967
18 Bicentennial Celebration (Rutgers)—Correspondence, Reports, programs, 1964-1966
19 Bicentennial Celebration (Rutgers)—Correspondence and Programs—(Dutch) Reformed Church in America Service (April 17, 1966), February 1966-March 1969
20 Brown, Peter G. (Student)—Correspondence, December 1964
21 Budget: Expense Account Receipts, 1969-1973
22 Budget: Student Services, 1965 (2); 1973 to 1974 1965, 1973-1974
23 Budget: Student Services, Information and Forms Budget, 1972-1973
Box Folder
3 1 Campus Chest—Correspondence, Promotional Materials, Donation Receipts, 1950-1956
2 Campus Chest—Correspondence, Promotional Materials, Donation Receipts, 1957-1960
3 Campus Chest—Correspondence, Promotional Materials, Donation Receipts, 1961
4 Campus Chest—Correspondence, Promotional Materials, Donation Receipts, 1962-1963
5 Campus Chest—Correspondence, Promotional Materials, Donation Receipts, 1964-1966
6 Campus Chest—Douglass Chest Drive, 1959-1961
7 Campus Chest—Faculty-Student Dinner, March 1951-April 1951
8 Campus Chest—Reports, 1959-1960
9 Campus Conference on Religion, 1958-1959
10 Campus Conference on Religion, 1960
11 Campus Programs—Religion in Life Series, 1958
12 Canterbury Club—Correspondence, Promotional Materials, Reports etc., 1956-1967
Box Folder
4 1 "C.A.R.E" (Cooperative for American Remittances to Europe, Inc.) Fundraiser/Correspondence, 1948-1949
2 Chaplaincy Future, 1973
3 Chaplain’s Advisory Board, 1964
4 Chaplain’s Workshop, 1963
5 Christian Association, 1952-1957
6 Clergy Club, 1957-1965
7 Clothier, Robert C. (President), 1946-1947
8 Clothier, Robert C. (President), 1948-1949
9 Columbia Church, 1957
10 Committee of Concern, 1967
11 Committee of One Thousand, 1948
12 Cremers, Louis—Correspondence 1951
13 Crew Trip to Europe—Correspondence, January-August 1947
14 Crew Trip to Europe—Preparations, March 1947-August 1947
15 Crew Trip to Europe—Transportation, January 1947-August 1947
Box Folder
5 1 Curriculum Committee, 1952-1953
2 Danforth Associates, April 1961-December 1961, August 1967- September 1967
3 Danforth Foundation, Arnold Harms, January-April 1964
4 Danforth Foundation, General, May 1955-April 1960
5 Dean of Men’s Office, Correspondence and Memos, May 1947-October 1964
6 Denker, David, Correspondence, February 1961-May 1963
7 Displaced Person Students Committee, Progress Report, 1949-1950
8 Draft: Personal, 1940-1945
9 Dutch Correspondence, 1946-1948
10 Easton, Elmer C., Dean of Engineering, September 1955, February 1956, October 1958
11 Edinburgh, University of, Correspondence, February 1933-February 1938
12 English Department, Correspondence, 1959-1964
13 Experiment in International Living, December 1959-January 1961
14 Faculty Christian Fellowship, Correspondence, October 1953-March 1957, 1965
15 Faculty Religious Affiliations, Survey and Correspondence, November 1957
16 FanÝ (Denmark) Fellowship, August 1934-May 1935
Box Folder
6 1 Federal Council of the Churches Of Christ in America, July 1945-May 1947
2 Feeler (Job Search) File, March 1943- March 1944
3 Fraternities: Correspondence, 1955-1962, 1964-1965
4 Fraternities: Correspondence, 1967-1969
5 Freshmen Form Letters, 1953, 1956-1959, 1963
6 Freshman Orientation, 1958-1961
7 Freshman Orientation, 1962
8 Freshman Orientation, 1963
9 Freshman Orientation, 1964
10 Freshman Orientation, 1965
11 Graduate Faculty, 1950, 1955
12 Graz, University of, 1951-1953
13 Harris Case, 1963-1965
Box Folder
7 1 Housing, 1947-1967
2 Human Relations Council, 1963-1965
3 Human Rights, University Committee on, March 18, 1964
4 Human Sexuality, Committee on, 1973-1974
5 Human Subjects, Committee on, 1972-1974
6 Hungarian Program, 1957-1958, 1961
7 Hungarian Scientists, 1962-1965
8 Iberia (Airline), 1953-1955
9 India Correspondence, 1950
10 India Correspondence, 1952-1953
Box Folder
8 1 Indira Gandhi’s Daring Device (Play)—Correspondence and Articles, 1966-1967
2 International Center, 1972-1974
3 Jewish Chautauqua Society, 1955
4 Johnson, Albert S.—Correspondence, 1949-1956
5 Jones, Lewis W.—Correspondence, 1952-1955
6 Jones, Lewis W.—Correspondence, 1953-1958
7 Law School Convocations, 1957-1962
8 Lecture Series, 1955-1956
9 Lecture Series, 1963-1964
10 Lecture Series, Tuesday Noon, 1964
11 Lectures on Marriage and the Family, 1949-1951
12 Lectures on Marriage and the Family, Correspondence, 1951
13 Library, 1964-1965
14 Marriage Preparation Course, 1955-1959
Box Folder
9 1 Meder, Albert E.—Memos, 1947-1956
2 Metzger, Karl—Memos, November 1950-May 1955
3 Metzger, Karl—Memos, November 1955-February 1963
4 Michigan Conference (Religion and the State University), October 1958-November 1958
5 Michigan Conference (Religion and the State University)—Correspondence, October 1958-November 1958
6 Minnesota Conference (Religion in State Universities), 1949
7 Music Department, 1959, 1961, 1964
8 National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Conference, 1966
9 National Council of Christians and Jews—Reports and Correspondence, 1955-1956
10 Newark Convocations, 1960-1966
11 New York Times Letter, 1960
12 Other College Chapels (Speaking Engagements), 1948-1949
13 Owen, Dean Harry, 1952-1956
14 Parking and Transportation, 1961-1964
15 Photographs, ca. 1965-1969
Box Folder
10 1 Protestant Council, 1952-1960
2 Protestant Council, 1961-1963
3 Protestant Counselor, December 1949-June 1951
4 Protestant Counselor, August 1951-December 1953
5 Protestant Foundation, 1954-1955
6 Protestant Foundation, 1956
7 Protestant Foundation, 1957-1958
8 Protestant Foundation, 1959
9 Protestant Foundation, 1960-1961
10 Protestant Foundation, January 1962-March 1962
Box Folder
11 1 Protestant Foundation, April 1962-December 1962
2 Protestant Foundation, 1963
3 Protestant Foundation, January 1964-April 1964
4 Protestant Foundation, May 1964-December 1964
5 Protestant Foundation, 1965
6 Protestant Foundation, 1966
7 Protestant Foundation, 1967-1970
8 Protestant Foundation—Board of Trustees, 1956-1957
9 Protestant Foundation—Board of Trustees, May 10, 1960
10 Protestant Foundation—Proposed Building, 1960
11 Protestant Foundation—Survey Reports by David Sageser, 1956-1957
Box Folder
12 1 Race Data, December 1968-February 1969
2 Race Data, March 1969-September 1971
3 Religion at Rutgers, 1947, 1950, 1952, 1954
4 Religion in Life Week, March 6-9, 1955, 1953-1955
5 Religious Council, Rutgers, 1953-1958
6 Religious Council, Rutgers, 1959-1961
7 Religious Work Correspondence, 1958-1961
8 Replacement, 1953
9 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 1956-1964
10 Rutgers University Press, 1959-1961
11 Seminar Series, 1962-1963
12 Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, 1963
13 South Jersey, College of, 1950-1963
14 Staff Meetings, 1955-1956
Box Folder
13 1 Staff Meetings, 1957-1960
2 Staff Meetings, 1961-1962
3 Staff Meetings, 1962-1963
4 Staff Meetings, 1963-1964
5 Staff Meetings, 1964-1965
6 Steering Committee for Conference on Institutional Racism, January 1974-May 1974
7 Stonier Graduate School of Banking, 1955-1959, 1961, 1962, 1965, 1971, 1974
8 Stonier Graduate School of Banking—Chapel Services and Commencement Programs, 1955-1971
9 Students—Letters, 1951, nd
10 Summer Session, 1957-1959
11 Susman Report: Coordinating Committee, 1969-1971
12 Susman Report ("The Reconstruction of an American College: Some Proposals for Rutgers College"), 1968
13 Targum, 1956-1965
14 Town-Gown Talks (Vietnam), ca. 1970
15 T.M.T (TransMarine Tour), May 1952-September 1952
Box Folder
14 1 United Student Christian Council (USCC), 1949-1955
2 United Student Christian Council (USCC), 1958-1964
3 University Heights Program, 1958-1963
4 University Outing Club, 1936, 1945-1949
5 Van Goor Memorial, 1964-1967
6 Van Goor, Robert—Correspondence, 1949-1950
7 Vatican Council Clippings, 1964
8 Weddings- Correspondence, 1964-1950
9 Zingg, Wherry, 1955
III. Chapel Files, 1928-1974
Arrangement: The Chapel Files are arranged alphabetically. Material in the folders is in reverse chronological order.
Summary: The Chapel Files series consists of materials related to Abernethy's day-to-day running of Kirkpatrick Chapel. This series includes Sunday Service Chapel Programs from 1941 until 1972. The "Chapel Preachers and Speakers" files contain correspondence documenting Abernethy's arrangements to have guest speakers for the Sunday service, sometimes needing to make arrangements more than a year in advance.
The folders referring to financing and funds document how Abernethy managed funds used to pay for Chapel needs such as flowers, robes, and music. The Chapel Services Expense Fund drew from three endowments and paid for flowers, dry cleaning, the choir, the ushers' annual dinner, entertaining, printed programs, and music for the chapel. The Bergen Income, refers to the Rebecca M. Bergen Memorial Fund, which was used to pay honoraria for chapel speakers. The Chapel Fellowship Fund paid for chapel supplies, but was also used for donations and aid to students wishing to participate in exchanges and programs.
Box Folder
14 10 Chapel Alterations, March 1955-February 1963
11 Chapel Board, October 1962-April 1964
12 Chapel Board, September 1964-April 1966
13 Chapel Board, October 1966-July 1967
14 Chapel Board, August 1967-December 1967
15 Chapel Board, January 1968-December 1968
Box Folder
15 1 Chapel Board, August 1969-December 1970
2 Chapel Board, January 1971–April 1971
3 Chapel Board, May 1971-June 1972
4 Chapel Choir, 1963-1973
5 Chapel—Church-State Relations, 1962-67
6 Chapel Equipment, 1957-1967
7 Chapel Finances, 1956-1959
8 Chapel Finances, 1960-1961
9 Chapel Finances: Bergen Income Fund (Speakers), 1963-1967
Box Folder
16 1 Chapel Finances: Bergen Income Fund (Speakers), 1968-1972
2 Chapel Finances: Chapel Fellowship Fund, 1963-1969
3 Chapel Finances: Chapel Fellowship Fund, 1971-1972
4 Chapel Finances: Chapel Service Expense Fund, 1960-1962
5 Chapel Finances: Chapel Service Expense Fund, 1963-1965
6 Chapel Finances: Chapel Service Expense Fund, 1965-1968
7 Chapel Finances: Chapel Service Expense Fund, 1969-1972
8 Chapel Flowers, 1966-1968
9 Chapel Forms and Letters, 1946-1947
10 Chapel Future, 1957
11 Chapel Preachers and Speakers, 1928-1948
12 Chapel Preachers and Speakers, November 1945-May 1947
Box Folder
17 1 Chapel Preachers and Speakers, June 1947-May 1948
2 Chapel Preachers and Speakers, December 1949-May 1951
3 Chapel Preachers and Speakers, June 1951-April 1952
4 Chapel Preachers and Speakers, May 1952-October 1953
5 Chapel Preachers and Speakers, January 1954, April 1955-May 1956
6 Chapel Preachers and Speakers, February 1956-April 1957
7 Chapel Preachers and Speakers, May 1957-April 1958
8 Chapel Preachers and Speakers, May 1958-May 1959
Box Folder
18 1 Chapel Preachers and Speakers, June 1959-April 1960
2 Chapel Preachers and Speakers, May 1960-May 1961
3 Chapel Preachers and Speakers, June 1961-April 1962
4 Chapel Preachers and Speakers, May 1962-May 1963
5 Chapel Preachers and Speakers, June 1963-May 1964
6 Chapel Preachers and Speakers, June 1964-April 1965
7 Chapel Preachers and Speakers, May 1965-June 1966
8 Chapel Preachers and Speakers, July 1966-April 1967
Box Folder
19 1 Chapel Preachers and Speakers, May 1967-June 1968
2 Chapel Preachers and Speakers, September 1968-May 1969
3 Chapel Preachers and Speakers, June 1969-June 1970
4 Chapel Preachers and Speakers, September 1970-May 1971
5 Chapel Preachers and Speakers, June 1971-May 1972
6 Chapel Programs, 1941, May 1943-May 1945
7 Chapel Programs, October 1945-June 1946
8 Chapel Programs, September 1946-June 1947
9 Chapel Programs, September 1947-June 1948
10 Chapel Programs, September 1948-May 1949
11 Chapel Programs, September 1949-May 1950
12 Chapel Programs, September 1950-May 1951
13 Chapel Programs, September 1951-May 1952
Box Folder
20 1 Chapel Programs, September 1952-May 1953
2 Chapel Programs, September 1953-May 1954
3 Chapel Programs, September 1954-May 1955
4 Chapel Programs, September 1955-May 1956
5 Chapel Programs, September 1956-May 1957
6 Chapel Programs, September 1957-May 1958
7 Chapel Programs, September 1958-May 1959
8 Chapel Programs, September 1959-May 1960
9 Chapel Programs, September 1960-May 1961
10 Chapel Programs, September 1961-May 1962
11 Chapel Programs, September 1962-May 1963
12 Chapel Programs, September 1963-May 1964
13 Chapel Programs, September 1964-May 1965
14 Chapel Programs, September 1965-May 1966
Box Folder
21 1 Chapel Programs, September 1966-May 1967
2 Chapel Programs, September 1967-May 1968
3 Chapel Programs, September 1968-May 1969
4 Chapel Programs, September 1969-May 1970
5 Chapel Programs, September 1970-May 1971
6 Chapel Programs, September 1971-May 1972
7 Chapel Reservations, 1956-1963
8 Chapel Reservations, 1964-1966
9 Chapel Self-Study, 1966
10 Chapel Ushers, 1964-1974
11 Good Friday, 1960-1973
12 Meditation Chapel, 1962
IV. International Organizations, Foreign Exchanges and Students Files, 1932-1966
Arrangement: The International Organizations, Foreign Exchanges and Students Files series is arranged in alphabetical order. Material in the folders is in reverse chronological order.
Summary: This series shows the level of dedication Abernethy had to promoting foreign exchanges and supporting international relief organizations. His participation in the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), Operation Crossroads Africa, and the World University Service organizations was extensive. He was also active in looking after the welfare of foreign students at Rutgers.
The majority of the files in this series are for AFSC, a Society of Friends organization that promoted foreign exchanges and sponsored seminars and camps that brought people of diverse backgrounds together to discuss issues of the day. Abernethy's files reflect his deep level of involvement, which included taking a year and a half leave from Rutgers to act as the director of European seminars in Geneva, Switzerland from 1953-1955. He also led a seminar in Lake Tahoe.
Several folders document Abernethy's activities on AFSC's International Students Program Committee, which later became the International Conferences and Seminar Programs Committee. These folders contain meeting minutes and agendas for the committee along with correspondence.
The Operation Crossroads Africa files show Abernethy's activities in this organization, which sent Americans, mostly college students, to Africa during the summer to work with young people. Abernethy and his wife went to Sierra Leone with Crossroads in 1958. Abernethy also encouraged Rutgers and Douglass students to participate in this program (see folders labeled "Operation Crossroads Africa—Rutgers Applicants) and was often able to give them financial aid.
World University Service files pertain to an organization that originated as World Student Relief with the intention of giving aid to students affected by World War II (it existed as a smaller organization in the 1920s after World War I, but later expanded). A number of organizations existed under its umbrella, including the International Student Service, and the World Student Service Fund.
This series also includes files on foreign students at Rutgers. These demonstrate the concerns Abernethy and the Rutgers community had regarding foreign students. For example, the "Rutgers Foreign Students" files contain letters inviting foreign students to Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations.
Box Folder
22 1 American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)—Committee for Exploration of Youth Service Abroad, 1960
2 American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)—Correspondence, 1932, 1940-1945
3 American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)—Correspondence, 1952-1953
4 American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)—Correspondence, 1955
5 American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)—Correspondence, 1956-1957
6 American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)—Correspondence, 1958-1959
7 American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)—Correspondence, 1960
8 American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)—Correspondence, January 1961-May 1961
9 American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)—Correspondence, August 1961-December 1961
Box Folder
23 1 American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)—Correspondence, January 1962-March 1962
2 American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)—Correspondence, April 1962-October 1962
3 American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)—Correspondence, 1963
4 American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)—Correspondence, 1964
5 American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)—Correspondence, 1965-1967
6 American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)—Correspondence about Gerald Bailey Visit, March 1955-November 1955
7 American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)—Geneva Assignment Preparation (1950, 1952, 1953-1954 (bulk)
8 American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)—Geneva Correspondence—Rutgers and Personal, 1953-1954
9 American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)—Geneva Expenditures, April 1953-January 1955
10 American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)—Geneva Follow-up Correspondence, January 1954-January 1955
Box Folder
24 1 American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)—Geneva Follow-up and European Correspondence, 1955-1956
2 American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)—International Conferences and Seminars Program Committee, December 1959-December 1960
3 American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)—International Conferences and Seminars Program Committee, January 1961-April 1961
4 American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)—International Conferences and Seminars Program Committee, May 1961-November 1961
5 American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)—International Conferences and Seminars Program Committee, January 1962-May 1962
6 American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)—International Conferences and Seminars Program Committee, May 1962-December 1962
7 American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)—International Conferences and Seminars Program Committee, January 1963-May 1963
8 American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)—International Conferences and Seminars Program Committee, June 1963-November 1963
Box Folder
25 1 American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)—International Conferences and Seminars Program Committee, January 1964-June 1964
2 American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)—International Conferences and Seminars Program Committee, August 1964-December 1964
3 American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)—International Conferences and Seminars Program Committee, January 1965-May 1965
4 American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)—International Conferences and Seminars Program Committee, February 1966-April 1966
5 American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)—International Conferences and Seminars Program Committee, May 1966-September 1966
6 American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)—International Conferences and Seminars Program Committee, June 1963-November 1963
7 American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)—International Student Program Committee (ISPC), 1952-1953
8 American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)—International Student Program Committee (ISPC), 1955
9 American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)—International Student Program Committee (ISPC), January 1956-May 1956
10 American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)—International Student Program Committee (ISPC), June 1956-December 1956
11 American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)—International Student Program Committee (ISPC), January 1957-September 1957
12 American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)—International Students Program Committee (ISPC), October 1957-December 1957
Box Folder
26 1 American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)—International Student Program Committee (ISPC), January 1958-August 1958
2 American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)—International Student Program Committee (ISPC), September 1958-November 1958
3 American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)—International Student Program Committee (ISPC), January 1959-May 1959
4 American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)—International Student Program Committee (ISPC), June 1959-December 1959
5 American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)—Lake Tahoe Seminar Materials, June1949-July 1949
6 American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)—Lake Tahoe Seminar, Preparation and Follow-up, May 1949-September 1949
7 American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)—Lake Tahoe Seminar: International Service Seminars Material, 1948-1949
8 American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)—Lake Tahoe Seminar: International Service Seminars Correspondence, June 1949
9 American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)—Lake Tahoe Seminar: International Service Seminars Material, July 1949-December 1949
10 American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)—Work Camps—Correspondence, June 1951-August 1951
11 American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)—Work Camps—Evaluations and Reports, 1951
Box Folder
27 1 National Student Christian Federation, 1966
2 Operation Crossroads Africa, 1957-1958
3 Operation Crossroads Africa, 1959-1961
4 Operation Crossroads Africa—Fund Raising for Sound Recorder, 1962-1964
5 Operation Crossroads Africa—James H. Robinson Correspondence, 1960-1962
6 Operation Crossroads Africa—Orientation, 1963
7 Operation Crossroads Africa—Press Materials and Publicity, June 1960-March 1961
8 Operation Crossroads Africa—Rutgers' Applicants, September 1962-June 1963
9 Operation Crossroads Africa—Rutgers' Applicants, September 1963-June 1964
10 Operation Crossroads Africa—Rutgers' Applicants, 1965-1966
11 Operation Crossroads Africa—Rutgers Selection Committee, 1961-1963
Box Folder
28 1 Operation Crossroads Africa—Summer in Africa, March 1958-June 1958
2 Operation Crossroads Africa—Summer in Africa, July 1958-December 1958
3 Rutgers Ad-Hoc Committee on Africa, 1958, May 1961-June 1961
4 Rutgers Ad-Hoc Committee on Africa, July1961-April 1962
5 Rutgers Committee on International Students, November 1949-February 1950
6 Rutgers Foreign Students, 1951-1952
7 Rutgers Foreign Students, 1956-1961
8 Rutgers Foreign Students, 1962-1964
9 Rutgers Foreign Student Committee, November 1949-May 1956
10 World University Service, May 1956-October 1956
Box Folder
29 1 World University Service, November 1956-October 1957
2 World University Service, January 1958-February 1959
3 World University Service, April 1960-May 1961
4 World University Service, June 1961-October 1963
5 World University Service, February 1964-December 1966
6 World University Service—International Student Service, 1946, March 1947-September 1947
7 World University Service—International Student Service, October 1947-April 1948
8 World University Service—International Student Service—Conference Information, 1946, 1949
9 World University Service—International Student Service—Tour, 1950
Box Folder
30 1 World University Service—Student Service of America, 1943, December 1945-September 1946
2 World University Service—Student Service of America, October 1946-April 1947
3 World University Service—World Student Service Fund, February 1946-May 1947
4 World University Service—World Student Service Fund, October 1947-June 1949
5 World University Service—World Student Service Fund, 1951-1952
6 World University Service—World Student Service Fund—Dinner, May 1950
7 Youth Peace Corps, Teachers for Africa, Etc., 1961-1963
V. National Association of College and University Chaplains (NACUC) Files, 1947-1964
Arrangement: This series is arranged in alphabetical order. Material in the folders is in reverse chronological order.
Summary: As its name implies, the National Association of College and University Chaplains was an organization for members of the clergy who work at higher education institutions. Abernethy was also active within this organization, serving as its president in 1947-1948. He also ran its relatively short-lived Information Service which sought to match members of the clegy who were interested in working at a college or university with such an institution. The majority of the files in this series pertain to the NACUC conferences. Some contain information about clergy members and universities using the Information Service. (Note that the majority of the personal data forms were sent to Yale University for inclusion in its NACUC collection. See Separated Material section above.) Although some of the folders are labeled speech material, no speech is included in these folders, nor is there an indication of what the speech may have been.
Box Folder
30 8 National Association of College and University Chaplains (NACUC), 1949-1950
9 National Association of College and University Chaplains (NACUC), 1951-1953
10 National Association of College and University Chaplains (NACUC), 1955-1957
11 National Association of College and University Chaplains (NACUC), 1958
Box Folder
31 1 National Association of College and University Chaplains (NACUC), 1959
2 National Association of College and University Chaplains (NACUC), 1960
3 National Association of College and University Chaplains (NACUC), 1961
4 National Association of College and University Chaplains (NACUC), 1962
5 National Association of College and University Chaplains (NACUC), 1963-1964
6 National Association of College and University Chaplains (NACUC)—Chaplain's Association and 1949 Conference, 1949-1950
7 National Association of College and University Chaplains (NACUC)—Conference 1948, New Haven, CT, November, 1947-March 1948
8 National Association of College and University Chaplains (NACUC)—Conference 1948, New Haven, CT, April 1948-May 1949
9 National Association of College and University Chaplains (NACUC)—Conference 1949—Ann Arbor, MI, January 1949-April 1949
10 National Association of College and University Chaplains (NACUC)—Conference 1950—Pittsburgh, PA, April 1949-December 1949
11 National Association of College and University Chaplains (NACUC)—Conference 1950—Pittsburgh, PA, January 1950-April 1950
12 National Association of College and University Chaplains (NACUC)—Conference 1958—New Haven, CT April 1958
13 National Association of College and University Chaplains (NACUC)—Conference 1959—Pittsburgh, PA September 1958-April 1959
14 National Association of College and University Chaplains (NACUC)—Conference 1960, Amherst, MA, April 1960-May 1960
15 National Association of College and University Chaplains (NACUC)—Conference 1961—Dallas, TX January 1961-April 1961
Box Folder
32 1 National Association of College and University Chaplains (NACUC)—Funds, 1959-1961
2 National Association of College and University Chaplains (NACUC) Information Service, 1958
3 National Association of College and University Chaplains (NACUC) Information Service, January 1959-March 1959
4 National Association of College and University Chaplains (NACUC) Information Service, April 1959-June 1959
5 National Association of College and University Chaplains (NACUC) Information Service, 1960
6 National Association of College and University Chaplains (NACUC) Information Service—Applicants Withdrawn, 1959-1961
7 National Association of College and University Chaplains (NACUC) Information Service—Applications, 1961-1964
8 National Association of College and University Chaplains (NACUC), Information Service—College Data Forms, 1959
9 National Association of College and University Chaplains (NACUC), Information Service—College Data Forms, January 1960-June 1960
10 National Association of College and University Chaplains (NACUC), Information Service—College Data Forms, July 1960-May 1961
11 National Association of College and University Chaplains (NACUC)—Newsletters, 1948, 1956-1960
12 National Association of College and University Chaplains (NACUC)—Speech Material (1964), 1948-1962
13 National Association of College and University Chaplains (NACUC)—Speech Material (1964) and Correspondence, 1963-1964
14 National Association of College and University Chaplains (NACUC)—Speech Material (1964) and Newsletters, 1949-1956
15 National Association of College and University Chaplains (NACUC)—Speech Notes (1964) and Conference Program, 1948-1964
VI. Writings, 1940-1957
Arrangement: The Writings series is arranged alphabetically. Material in the folders is in reverse chronological order.
Summary: The Writings series contains drafts, articles, and speeches Abernethy and correspondence about these pieces. These include an article Abernethy hoped to publish, entitled "Private Johnson Goes to Town" about the treatment of African American soldiers in the United States at that time (during World War II). Another folder contains drafts and correspondence about "At Home to Students" a booklet Abernethy coauthored with his wife about entertaining students, something the Abernethys did at their open houses. (For a copy of the booklet, see Abernethy's biographical file in Special Collections and University Archives, R-BIO Faculty: Abernethy, Bradford S.) Other writings include sermons, speeches to incoming freshemen. Topics range from race relations to peace in the world, and the nature of religion. Occasionally, Abernethy noted where an article was published. This series also contains research material for the speeches.
Box Folder
33 1 Writings—Article "Private Johnson Goes to Town"/"The Negro Soldier," 1944
2 Writings—Articles, 1940-1942
3 Writings—Articles, 1943-1944
4 Writings—Articles, 1945
5 Writings—Articles, 1951, 1952, 1957
6 Writings—"At Home to Students" Booklet—Drafts and Related Correspondence, 1948-1950
7 Writings—College Talks and Sermons, 1937, 1945, n.d.
8 Writings—Radio Transcripts, 1942-1945
9 Writings—Speech Material, 1942-1943
10 Writings—Speech Material, 1942-1945
11 Writings—Speech Material, 1943-1945, 1947
VII. Photographs, ca. 1947-1972
Arrangement: The photographs are arranged the series from which they were taken. They are then arranged alphabetically by folder.
Summary: The majority of the photos in this collection were taken from the Subject Files series. These photos include the 1947 crew exchange trip to the Netherlands, the Abernethys entertaining at home, and Abernethy at meetings. The Chapel Files photographs include several photos taken in Kirkpatrick Chapel. The International Organizations, Foreign Exchanges and Students photos include photos of Abernethy and his family, Bradford and Jean Abernethy in Sierra Leone, and photos from the Abernethys' trips abroad.
Box Folder
34 1 Photographs: Subject Files, 1947-1969
Photographs in this folder were taken from the following folders:
Campus Chest, 1961
Crew Trip to Europe—Correspondence, January 1947-August 1947
Hungarian Program, 1957-1958, 1961
Photographs, 1950s, ca. 1965-1969
Religious Council, Rutgers, 1953-1958
2 Photographs: Chapel Files, 1957-1972
Photographs in this folder were taken from the following folders:
Chapel Equipment, 1957-1967
Chapel Board, May 1971-June 1972
3 Photographs: International Organizations, Foreign Exchanges and Students, 1947-1959
Photographs in this folder were taken from the following folders:
American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)—Geneva Correspondence—Rutgers and Personal, 1953-1954
Operation Crossroads Africa, March 1958-June 1958
Operation Crossroads Africa—Summer in Africa, July 1959-December 1958
World University Srevice—International Student Service, October 1947-April 1948