Series 4
Research Files, 1920s-1995
Boxes 3-4

Scope and Content Note

In this series are materials collected by Thornton in the course of his research on the history of clinical pastoral education. Many of these files were compiled in the course of writing Professional Education for Ministry: A History of Clinical Pastoral Education (often referred to in the files as simply A History of Clinical Pastoral Education). However, some of the files contain information on developments in clinical pastoral education after that book appeared in 1970. For example, see the “Current Events” folder (box 3, folder 26).

Included in the files are copies of minutes, by-laws, constitutions, and other materials produced by several professional pastoral care organizations, as well as Thornton’s notes on these items. The organizations include the Institute of Pastoral Care, the Council for Clinical Training, and the Southern Baptist Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, among others. There are also files for several institutions at which Thornton worked and which he used as case studies in Professional Education for Ministry.

This series also contains some correspondence related to Thornton’s book, and a critique of the book by Robert C. Powell. One folder contains correspondence on Thornton’s Ph.D. thesis, A Critique of Clinical Pastoral Education (1960).

Arrangement Note

Arranged alphabetically.

Box Folder Content
3 1 50th Anniversary of Clinical Pastoral Education, 1975
3 2 A.A.T.S. on Clinical Pastoral Education, 1963-1965
3 3-5 Advisory Committee on Clinical Pastoral Education, 1951-1960
3 6 Boisen, Anton T., “First Annual Report to the Directors...,” 1933
3 7-8 Boisen, Anton T., “Types of Mental Illness: A Beginning Course,” 1946
3 9-10 Case Studies, Crozer Theological Seminary, 1962-1970
3 10-12 Case Studies, Institute of Religion, 1948-1965
3 13 Case Studies, Miscellaneous, 1947-1970
3 14-15 Case Studies, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1947-1990
3 16 Clinical Pastoral Education, Historical Context, 1920-1950
3 17 Clinical Pastoral Education, Historical Context, undated
3 18-19 Council for Clinical Training, 1930-1939
3 20 Council for Clinical Training, 1940-1949
3 21 Council for Clinical Training, 1950-1955
3 22-23 Council for Clinical Training, 1956-1959
3 24 Council for Clinical Training, 1960-1968
3 25 Council for Clinical Training, Constitution and By-laws, 1952-1957
3 26 Current Events, 1983-1995
3 27-28 Founders of Clinical Pastoral Education, 1920s-1930s
4 1 Georgia Association for Pastoral Care, circa 1960-1968
4 2 Historical Method, undated
4 3-4 History of Clinical Pastoral Education, Correspondence, 1966-1970
4 5 History of Clinical Pastoral Education, Permissions, 1969
4 6 History of Commission, 1988
4 7 Institute of Pastoral Care, 1930-1939
4 8 Institute of Pastoral Care, 1940-1949
4 9-10 Institute of Pastoral Care, 1950-1955
4 11-12 Institute of Pastoral Care, 1956-1959
4 13-14 Institute of Pastoral Care, 1960-1962
4 15 Institute of Pastoral Care, Constitutions and Announcements, 1948-1967
4 16 Journal of Pastoral Care, Historical Notes, 1953-1970
4 17 Lutherans and Clinical Pastoral Education, 1959
4 18 National Conference on Clinical Pastoral Education, Southwest Region, 1956-1960, undated
4 19 Notes, 1959, undated
4 20 Powell’s Critique, 1975
4 21 Roman Catholic Clinical Pastoral Education, 1967-1971
4 22 Southern Baptist Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Accreditation Committee, 1960-1967
4 23-25 Southern Baptist Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Minutes and Correspondence, 1958-1967
4 26 Then to Now, 1964-1968
4 27 Thesis, Correspondence and Abstracts, 1959-1961
4 28-29 Toward A.C.P.E., 1960-1968
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