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CANDLER SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY.
Candler School of Theology Buildings and Facilities collection, 1917-2015

Emory University

Pitts Theology Library

1531 Dickey Drive, Suite 560

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-4166

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/s23q4


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Candler School of Theology.
Title: Candler School of Theology Buildings and Facilities collection, 1917-2015
Call Number:CSTA Series No. 008
Extent: 9 cubic feet (9 boxes; 21 OS Folders)
Abstract:Artificial collection containing drawings, plans, correspondence, and subject files related to buildings and facilities at Candler School of Theology.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Source

Transfer from Candler School of Theology offices.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Candler School of Theology Buildings and Facilities collection, CSTA 008, Archives and Manuscript Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University.

Processing

Processed by Brandon Wason, March 2017.


Collection Description

Scope and Content Note

This is an artificial collection containing materials related to the buildings of Candler School of Theology, past and present. These are materials related to planning, design, and construction of these facilities rather than the activities taking place in these buildings. For instance, information regarding functions taking place in Cannon Chapel would more likely be found in the Office of Worship collection.

The following buildings are included in this collection, arranged by alphabetical order.

Bishops Hall (or Bishops Hall for Theological Studies) was named for the Bishops of the Southeastern Jurisdiction of the Methodist Church. Construction began on January 4, 1957. Bishops Hall was consecrated on September, 20, 1957 and dedicated on January 21, 1965. The building contained classrooms, administrative offices, as well as faculty offices. It was vacated in 2008 when the School of Theology moved into its current building (CST Phase I), known as the Rita Anne Rollins Building. Bishops Hall was demolished in the spring of 2013 in order to make way for CST Phase II, the new Pitts Theology Library.

Cannon Chapel (or William R. Cannon Chapel) was named after the former dean and bishop, William Ragsdale Cannon. In 1976, Durham Chapel (along with the other spaces in the original Theology Building) were converted into a library, which necessitated the design and construction of a new chapel. Cannon Chapel was designed by brutalist architect, Paul Rudolph. A groundbreaking ceremony took place on August 30, 1979 which included an address by then President of the United States, Jimmy Carter. The chapel was consecrated on September 30, 1981. The John Rustin Teaching Chapel, part of Cannon Chapel, was dedicated on March 14, 1982.

CST Phase I and II buildings refer to the current location of Candler School of Theology's offices, classrooms, and library. CST Phase I, completed in 2008, is a 65,000 square foot facility that contains faculty offices, administrative offices, classroom space, and the offices for Emory's Center for Ethics. In 2013, the building was named after Rita Anne Rollins. CST Phase II, completed in 2014, is an adjacent building to Phase I, but connected through a glass atrium. CST Phase II includes Pitts Theology Library, the teaching chapel, an outdoor space, and the atrium.

The Theology Building (or The School of Theology Building), erected in 1915, was one of the two original structures at Emory's Druid Hills campus. The other was the Lamar School of Law Building (now Carlos Hall), which was opposite of the School of Theology building and mirrored its architecture. The Theology Building was designed by architect Henry Hornbostel, who was responsible for the initial masterplan of the Emory's campus. The first two classes of Candler School of Theology met at the Wesley Memorial Building in Atlanta during the initial construction period of the Druid Hills campus. The third Candler class was the first to occupy the School of Theology building in the fall of 2016. The building's original function included providing classrooms; offices for faculty, administration, and staff; a modest library; and a chapel. The Chapel was dedicated on May 27, 1917 and later (May 30, 1930) named after Plato Durham (1873-1930), the first Dean of Candler. Other early functions of the building included temporary space for liberal arts instruction and the housing of the 70,000-volume library of Emory College while the Asa Griggs Candler Library building was being constructed. After the acquisition of the 220,000 volume Hartford Collection, Candler needed more space for its library, thus the School of Theology enlisted Paul Rudolph to redesign the space in order to convert it into a library. Pitts Theology Library was dedicated in November of 1976. In 2014, the library was vacated and moved into the current CST building. For building projects related to Pitts Theology Library, see also CSTA 005.

Trimble Hall (originally Wesley Hall) was built as a men's dormitory to accommodate the growing population of Candler students during the deanship of Henry Burton Trimble (1937–1953). After Trimble's death, the name of Wesley Hall was changed to Trimble Hall and dedicated on January 19, 1967. The building later became undergraduate housing and then in 2012 was demolished to make way for new freshman dorms.

Turner Village (The D. Abbott Turner Village) was Candler School of Theology's housing and conference center. It was originally the Clifton Court Apartments, which Emory University acquired and reserved for Candler's use. Turner Village opened in 1989 with 100 units and was named after D. Abbott Turner of Columbus, Georgia. In 2007, Turner Village was vacated and subsequently destroyed to make way for Emory Point.

Arrangement Note

Organized into six series based on the alphabetical title of the building: (1) Bishops Hall, (2) Cannon Chapel, (3) CST Phase I and II, (4) Theology Building, (5) Trimble Hall, and (6) Turner Village.


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Container List

Bishops Hall
Box Folder Content
OS 1 Architectural plans and drawings, 1956, 1974, 1980, 1987, undated
1 1 Arthur James Moore Conference Room Dedication, 1958
1 2 Bowden Room Furnishings, 1984
1 3 Building Committee Correspondence, 1998
1 4 Building Committee Correspondence, 1999-2000
1 5 Building Plans, 1989
1 6 Building Renovation Committee, 1999-2000
1 7 Convocation on Theological Education and the Consecration of Bishop's Hall, 1956-1957
1 8 Dedication Ceremonies, 1957, 1965, 1972, 1978
1 9 Facility Condition Analysis, 2001
1 10 Guestbook, [1957]-1961
9 3 Plans and Room Use (also with Cannon Chapel and the old Pitts Theology Library), 1999
1 11 Proposed Addition to Bishops Hall, 1999
1 12 Regulations, undated
1 13 Renovation, 1972-1974
1 14 Renovation, 1974-1980
2 1 Renovation Planning, 1998-1999
2 2 Renovation Program Planning, 2000-2001
2 3 Renovation Project Development Process, 1998-2000
2 4 Request for Renovation Funding, 1999
2 5 Responses to Questionnaire on Infrastructure and Support Needs, 1996-1997
2 6 Roy Hunter Short Room Dedication, 1958
2 7 Task Force on Infrastructure, 1996-1997
2 8 Window Replacement, 1998 Mar
Cannon Chapel
OS 2 Architectural plans and drawings, 1980
OS 3 Architectural plans and drawings, 1975-1981
OS 4 Architectural plans and drawings (as-built drawings), 1978-1979
OS 5 Architectural plans and drawings, 1974-1980
OS 6 Architectural plans and drawings, 1978-1979
OS 7 Architectural plans and drawings, 1977
OS 8 Architectural plans and drawings, 1975, 1978
OS 9 Architectural plans and drawings, 1979
OS 10 Architectural plans and drawings, 1979-1981
OS 11 Architectural plans and drawings (colored), 1975-1976
2 9 Bells, 1979
2 10 Blakely Organbuilders, 1979-1980
2 11 Building Committee Files, 1974-1979
2 12 Building Committee Files, 1980-1982
3 1 C.B. Fisk Inc., 1978-1979
3 2 Cassavant Frères Limitee, 1977-1980
3 3 Chapel Committee, 1976-1977
3 4 Contractor's File, 1977-1982
8 1 Design Artwork, undated
3 5 Discussion and Organ Planning, 1979-1981
3 6 Drawings, Architect Correspondence, Organ Dedication, 1980-1981
8 2 Events and Press, 1981
3 7 Groundbreaking and Dedication Ceremony Planning, 1979-1981
3 8 The Holtkamp Organ Company, 1980-1981
3 9 Landscaping, 1981-1982
3 10 M.P. Möller, Inc., 1978-1980
3 11 Music Fund, 1981-1982
4 1 Opening and Consecration of Cannon Chapel, 1981
4 2 Paul Rudolph Architect's File, 1974-1977
4 3 Paul Rudolph Architect's File, 1978-1981
4 4 Paul Rudolph Correspondence, 1974-1976
4 5 Planning Drawings, undated
9 3 Plans and Room Use (also with Bishops Hall and the old Pitts Theology Library), 1999
4 6 Plants for the Chapel, 1981
4 7 Robert Nix, Design Consultants, 1981-1982
4 8 Specifications for the Construction of the William R. Cannon Chapel, 1979
5 1 Stained Glass, 1978-1981
5 2 Stereo and Public Address System, 1981-1982
5 3 Tippett Taylor Associates Architects, 1978-1980 May
5 4 Tippett Taylor Associates Architects, 1980 Jun-Jul
5 5 Tippett Taylor Associates Architects, 1980 Aug-Dec
5 6 Tippett Taylor Associates Architects, 1981 Jan-Mar
5 7 Tippett Taylor Associates Architects, 1981 Apr-1982 Feb
CST Phase I and II Buildings
5 8 Architecture in Atlanta Certificate of Recognition, undated
5 9 Building Committee Meetings, 1998
6 1 Building Project Report, 2001 Fall
6 2 Building Renovation and Expansion Project, 2000 Sep
6 3 Building Renovation Committee, 2002 Jan
6 4 Executive Planning Building Committee, 2001-2002
6 5 Expansion and Renovation Meeting Minutes, 2001 Jun
6 6 Expansion and Renovation Meeting Minutes, 2001 Aug
9 4 Expansion and Renovation plans, 2001 Feb
6 7 Feasibility Study for Candler School of Theology, 2000 Nov 3
6 8 Feasibility Study for Candler School of Theology, 2000 Nov 29
9 2 Furniture Options and Plans (Phase II), 2014
6 9 Precinct Study for Candler School of Theology, 2000 Apr
6 10 Precinct Study for Candler School of Theology, 2000 Jun
6 11 Project Planning, 2000 Apr
6 12 Room Use, April, 2001
6 13 Theology and Ethics Groundbreaking Ceremony, 2007
6 14 Theology Library Programming and Renovation Review, 2001
9 1 Wesley Teaching Chapel Ecclesiastical Furnishings (Phase II), 2015
Theology Building (including Old Pitts Theology Library)
6 15 Albert Edward Bernard Memorial Seminar Room Dedication, 1964
OS 16 Architectural Plans and Drawings: Basement Floor Plan, 1964 Jan 2
OS 17 Architectural Plans and Drawings: Remodeling Plans (Paul Rudolf, Architect), 20 plans, circa 1975-1976
OS 18 Architectural Plans and Drawings: Proposed Remodeling Plans (Paul Rudolf, Architect), 30 plans, 1974
OS 19 Architectural Plans and Drawings: Proposed Remodeling Plans (Paul Rudolf, Architect), 8 plans, 1974
OS 16 Architectural Plans and Drawings: Remodeling Plans (Paul Rudolf, Architect), 17 plans, 1975
OS 20 Architectural Plans and Drawings: Remodeling Plans (Paul Rudolf, Architect), 12 plans, 1975
OS 21 Architectural Plans and Drawings: Alterations and Additions to the Theology Building (Jack Durham Haynes, Architect), 6 plans, 1972
OS 21 Architectural Plans and Drawings: HVAC Plans (Conditioned Air Engineers), 1965
6 16 Chapel Dedications, 1917, 1930
6 17 Durham Chapel Dossal, 1966-1968, 1991
6 18 Durham Chapel Events and Programming, 1965-1966, 1976
6 19 Nolan B. Harmon Suite Dedication, 1962
9 3 Plans and Room Use (also with Bishops Hall and Cannon Chapel), 1999
Trimble Hall
7 1 Henry Burton Trimble Hall Dedication, 1967
Turner Village
OS 12 Architectural plans and drawings, 1987
OS 13 Architectural plans and drawings, 1988
OS 14 Architectural plans and drawings, 1988
OS 15 Architectural plans and drawings, 1978-88
7 2 Blanche T. Hagan Chapel Dedication, 1990 Oct
7 3 Construction Progress, 1988
7 4 Construction Progress, 1989
7 5 Construction Progress (Part 1), 1990
7 6 Construction Progress (Part 2), 1990
7 7 Construction Project Manual, 1990
7 8 Design Development Documents, 1987
7 9 Groundbreaking, 1988
7 10 Models of Turner Village, undated
7 11 Monthly Reports, 1990
7 12 News Clippings, 1988-1991
7 13 Press and Publicity, 1988-1990
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