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BRUDER, ERNEST E., 1910-1976.
Ernest E. Bruder papers, 1930-1977.

Emory University

Pitts Theology Library

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Bruder, Ernest E., 1910-1976.
Title: Ernest E. Bruder papers, 1930-1977.
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 355
Extent: 8 cubic feet (21 boxes)
Abstract:Consists of the papers and memoranda of the Reverend Ernest E. Bruder, an Episcopal Priest and influential figure in mental health chaplaincy.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

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Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Ernest E. Bruder papers, MSS 355, Archives and Manuscript Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University.

Processing

Processed by Anne Marie McLean, August 2015.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

Ernest E. Bruder was born on April 18, 1910 in Winnipeg, Canada. Bruder earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. John's College at the University of Manitoba, and went on to acquire a Bachelor of Divinity from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario in 1937. Bruder was subsequently ordained by the Council of Baptist Churches in Winnipeg on November 25, 1937 and served in Manitoba's parish ministry from 1937 to 1940. He was later confirmed in the Protestant Episcopal Church in 1942, was certified to perform rites in the Diocese of Washington on December 20 of the same year, and became a licensed deacon on July 8, 1943. During this time, Bruder began postgraduate clinical pastoral training at the University Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and continued his instruction at New Jersey State Hospital in Greystone Park and the Federal Detention Headquarters in New York.

After serving as a chaplain supervisor at hospitals in New York and Pennsylvania, Bruder was appointed as the first Protestant chaplain to St. Elizabeth's Hospital, the third largest mental hospital in the United States at the time, on July 19, 1944 by the Washington Federation of Churches. One year later, Bruder initiated a pastoral training program in which ordained ministers completed one-year internships to become trained chaplains. With time, programs around the United States and the world were modeled after Bruder's. By 1948, Bruder had received the first certificate in Applied Psychiatry for Ministers from the Washington School of Psychiatry and became a naturalized citizen. In the same year, Bruder acted as a founding member of the Association of Mental Hospital Chaplains, an organization for which he later served as president from 1962 to 1963.

By the 1950's, Bruder was regarded as a renowned teacher, leader, and innovator in the field of clinical pastoral care, specializing in developing worship techniques, prayers, services, and a philosophy of homiletics for ministry to the mentally ill. He served as the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Pastoral Care, and was a member of the editorial board for the publication Pastoral Psychology. In 1954, he received an Outstanding Civil Service job performance rating, and eventually made his way into academia. Bruder became the professor and holder of the Howard Chandler Robbins Chair of Clinical Pastoral Care at Wesley Theological Seminary in 1962. He also served as an adjunct professor in clinical pastoral care at Virginia Theological Seminary in 1971, and guest lectured frequently around the United States and Europe. Bruder authored over one hundred published articles, but perhaps his most acclaimed work was the book, Ministering to Deeply Troubled People (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1963). St. Elizabeth's awarded Bruder a Superior Performance Award in 1966, and the chaplain retired from the hospital in 1975.

After suffering from a stroke the previous year, Ernest Bruder died on Wednesday, November 24, 1976 at Alexandria Hospital due to congestive heart failure following the stroke. He was survived by his wife (Ruth), daughters (Roslyn Bennett and Susan Norton), and sons (Peter George and Michael Ernest Bruder), and is remembered as a catalyst for clinical pastoral education in the mental health field.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains biographical documents, publications, and memorabilia of Episcopal priest, chaplain, and key figure in the Clinical Pastoral Education Movement, Ernest E. Bruder (1910-1976). A significant portion of the collection also documents the Clinical Pastoral Education Movement and its development during Bruder's career.

The collection starts with Bruder's biographical information, including newspaper clippings chronicling major life events, school documents from undergraduate and graduate degrees, religious certificates and licenses, social memorabilia, and photographs. Following is an extensive section of Bruder's professional and personal correspondence with medical doctors, faculty advisors, colleagues, and friends. The next section is divided into Bruder's writings and publications, ranging from sermons to articles in medical journals. Following is an assortment of Bruder's personal copies of materials pertaining to pastoral care and mental health. A good portion of this section addresses the Association of Mental Health Chaplains, of which Bruder was a part. Next is a large collection of Bruder's professional material divided into three subsections, the first of which contains general addresses, lectures, news releases, and reports. The second subsection contains documentation of Bruder's tours and travels around the United States and the world, and the third houses other professional material. More focused ecclesial material from the institutions which Bruder served follows, including sermons, worship bulletins, booklets, directories, and Bruder's ordination statement. Finally, the last sections hold Bruder's school yearbooks and audio-visual materials.


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Container List

Biographical Information
Box Folder Content
1 1 Biographical Information: Newspaper Clippings, 1937-1976
1 2 Biographical Information, 1953-1976, undated
1 3 Academic Transcripts, 1930-1937, undated
1 4 Greeting Cards, 1941, 1960, 1976, undated
1 5 Invitations, 1959-1973
1 6 Licenses and Certificates, 1937, 1942-1944, undated
1 7 Photographs Part 1, 1946-1973, undated
1 8 Photographs Part 2, 1946-1973, undated
1 9 Publications about Bruder and the Mental Health Profession, 1942-1975
Correspondence
17 5 Correspondence, ACPE Constitution, By-laws, and Standards, 1968-1973
20 2 Correspondence with Alexander, Douglas, 1967-1970
1 10 Correspondence with Allport, Gordon W., 1965-1967
20 3 Correspondence with Autton, Norman, 1960-1971
20 4 Correspondence with Bazelon, David, 1961
20 5 Correspondence with Beatty, Donald C., 1966-1970
20 6 Correspondence with Becker, Russel, 1963
1 11 Correspondence with Boisen, Anton T., 1945-1965
20 7 Correspondence with Boverman, Maxwell, 1963-1964
1 12 Correspondence with Bowers, Margaretta, 1959-1964
20 8 Correspondence with Brandon, Owen, 1967-1972
1 13 Correspondence with Brinkman, Rev. Robert E., 1940-1942
1 14 Correspondence with Cappon, Daniel, M.D., 1957-1962
1 15 Correspondence with Chiu, Ban It, 1970-1974
1 16 Correspondence with Christensen, Carl, 1963, undated
1 17 Correspondence with Clinbell, Howard, 1966-1969
1 18 Correspondence with Colston, Lowell, 1966-1967
1 19 Correspondence with Cragg, Kenneth, 1965-1967
1 20 Correspondence with Creighton, William, 1963-1974
1 21 Correspondence with Dun, Angus, 1949-1971
1 22 Correspondence with Duval, Addison, 1946-1970
2 1 Correspondence with Doniger, Simon, 1950-1969
2 2 Correspondence with Fairbanks, Rollin, 1966-1969
4 1 Correspondence with Falla, Alan, 1965-1973, undated
2 3 Correspondence with Fennell, Francis, 1964-1967
2 4 Correspondence with Fielding, Charles, 1961-1963
2 5 Correspondence with Frankl, Victor, 1956-1962
2 6 Correspondence with Friedman, Maurice, undated
2 7 Correspondence with Galbraith, Dorothy J., 1965-1969
2 8 Correspondence with Gayle, R. Finley, 1956
2 9 Correspondence with Gorman, Mike, 1962
2 10 Correspondence with Guntrip, Harry, 1967-1973
2 11 Correspondence with Herrick, Canon R. W., 1970-1971, undated
2 12 Correspondence with Harding, Geoffrey, 1967-1968
2 13 Correspondence with Hartwig, Arthur, 1969
2 14 Correspondence with Hiemstra, W.L., 1962-1966, undated
2 15 Correspondence with Hiltner, Seward, 1965, 1970
2 16 Correspondence with Haugton, Anson, 1968
2 17 Correspondence with Jansen, Elly, 1967-1969
2 18 Correspondence with Jorjorian, Armen, 1965-1967, undated
2 19 Correspondence with Karpman, Benjamin, 1947, 1949, 1952
2 20 Correspondence with Kempson, J. Obert, 1963, 1969
2 21 Correspondence with Kendig, Isabelle, 1949-1965
3 1 Correspondence with Klink, Thomas, 1964-1970
3 2 Correspondence with Knight, Dr. John L., 1967-1970
20 9 Correspondence with Lambourne, Robert, 1967-1971
3 3 Correspondence with Lake, Frank, 1966-1967
3 4 Correspondence with Lebensohn, Zigmond M., 1962
3 5 Correspondence with Levine, Alexander, 1973
3 6 Correspondence with Long, Dr. E., 1968
4 2 Correspondence with MacLeod, George, 1965-1969
3 7 Correspondence with Markillie, R.E., 1967-1968
3 8 Correspondence with Morgan, Ivan, 1966-1973
3 9 Correspondence with Mosley, Brooke, 1969-1974
3 10 Correspondence with Moss, Basil, 1967
3 11 Correspondence with Nace, Robert, 1971
3 12 Correspondence with Nichols, Florence, 1967-1971
3 13 Correspondence with Noyes, Arthur P., 1945, 1962
3 14 Correspondence with Oates, Wayne, 1964, 1968
3 15 Correspondence with Overholser, Winfred, 1945-1957
3 16 Correspondence with Pattison, E. Mansell, 1965
3 17 Correspondence with Pike, James A. (Bishop), 1961-1962
3 18 Correspondence with Purdie, Rev. Arnold J., 1939-1940
3 19 Correspondence with Robinson, A.T., 1966
4 3 Correspondence with Rogers, Martin, 1966-1969
4 4 Correspondence with Rogers, Martin, 1970, undated
3 20 Correspondence with Salzman, Leon, 1953, 1974
3 21 Correspondence with Schulz, Clarence, 1958, 1962
3 22 Correspondence with Stevens, Harold, 1962
3 23 Correspondence with Sullivan, Harry Stack, 1960, 1972
3 24 Correspondence with Taylor, Prentiss, 1950
3 25 Correspondence with Ward, Archibald, 1969
20 10 Correspondence, Washington School of Psychiatry, 1964-1973
3 26 Correspondence with Warnecke, Frederick J., 1969
3 27 Correspondence with Weatherhead, Leslie, 1967, 1969
3 28 Correspondence with Webster, Alan, 1966-1968
3 29 Correspondence with Weigert, Edith, 1960
17 6 Correspondence, Wesley Theological Seminary, 1949-1974
20 11 Correspondence with Will, Otto, 1968
21 1 Correspondence with Wilson, Ian, 1963-1969
21 2 Correspondence with Woodbury, Michael
3 30 General Correspondence Part 1, 1934-1976
18 1 General Correspondence Part 2, 1945-1956
Bruder's Writings And Publications
Writings
5 1 Book of Sermons and Essays, circa 1934
16 5 Papers and Notes, 1950-1969
5 2 Manuscripts, 1936-1974
5 3 Notebooks, Volumes 1-4, 1938-1946
6 1 Notebooks, Volumes 5-10, 1937-1949
Publications
16 3 Bruder Articles and References, 1947-1977
16 4 Major Papers, 1950-1969
16 6 Publications Part 1, 1941-1959
16 7 Publications Part 2, 1960-1962
17 1 Publications Part 3, 1963-1969
17 2 Publications Part 4, 1970-1974, undated
17 3 Publications, CPE and SEC, 1956, 1958
18 4 Infidelity: A Social or Moral Problem, 1966-1969
7 1 Ministering to Deeply Troubled People, 1964
7 2 Moral Influence Theory of the Atonement, 1937
7 3 Other Publications by Bruder, 1939-1972
Pastoral Care and Mental Health
7 4 AMHC Publications, 1961-1975
16 2 ACPE Merger Data, 1962-1967
20 1 Clinical Pastoral Training Intro Seminars, 1930-1970
17 7 Crises in Pastoral Ministry, 1947-1975
7 5 Periodicals: Clinical Theological Training and Care, 1965-1967, undated
7 6 Periodicals Part 1, 1946-1964
8 1 Periodicals Part 2, 1965-1973
8 2 Pastoral Counseling Material: Ads, Applications, Announcements, 1940-1974, undated
8 3 Proceedings and Publications, 1959-1961
8 4 Programs: Conferences, Convocations, Ceremonies, misc., 1952-1974
20 12 Publications - William White, 1906-1936
18 10 Termination of Saint Elizabeth Hospital's Accreditation for Clinical Pastoral Training Program by Council for Clinical Training, Inc., 1956-1964
21 11 Washington School of Psychiatry Catalogs and Bulletins, 1943-1970
21 12 7th National Conference on CPE and Fall Conference Council for Clinical Training, 1960
Professional Material
General
8 5 Addresses, 1962-74
16 1 Addresses and Lectures, 1962-1974
18 2 H.C. Robbins Chair – Letters, Documents, Data, 1950-1976
18 3 Installation to H.C. Robbins Chair – Wesley, 1962-1968
8 6 Lectures, 1947, undated
18 5 Lecture Material, 1951-1974
8 7 Press and News Releases, 1961-1973
8 8 Reports, 1960-1977
18 9 Teaching –Bruder's Supervision, 1963- 1966
8 9 Seminary Course Catalogs 1943-44, 1949-50, 1968
18 7 Seminary Materials, 1956-1969
Trips/Tours
9 1 Administrative, 1973-1974
9 2 Amarillo, Texas 1972, undated
9 3 Around the World/Administrative, 1970
9 4 Austin, Texas State Hospital, 1953-1955, undated
9 5 Australia, 1970-1974
9 6 Buck Hill Falls, PA - Department of Pastoral Services, 1952
9 7 Canada, 1973-1974
9 8 Charlottesville, VA - University of Virginia, YMCA, 1958
9 9 Cleveland, Ohio - 2nd International Conference on Churches, 1961
9 10 Coatesville, Pennsylvania - VA Hospital, April 1964
9 11 Columbia, South Carolina - S.C. Conference of Social Work, 1947
9 12 Columbus, Ohio - Conference on Growth of Personality, 1960-1962, undated
10 1 Corning, New York - First Methodist Church, 1969-1973, undated
10 2 Dayton, Ohio - Church Federation, YMCA, 1945
10 3 England (Part 1), 1961-1965
10 4 England (Part 2), June-August 1965
10 5 England (Part 3), August 1965-1966, undated
17 8 England – Trip Reports, 1964-1965
10 6 Ft. Hamilton, New York: Psychology-Counseling Workshop/Photographs, 1965-1967, undated
10 7 Gearhart, Oregon - Workshop for Ministers, 1957-1959, undated
10 8 Gettysburg, Pennsylvania - Lutheran Theological Seminary, May 1968
10 9 Greenville, Pennsylvania - Mental Health Association (NACE), 1968
10 10 Hawaii, 1973-1974
10 11 Jamestown, North Dakota - Ann Bjorn Nielson Memorial, 1965
10 12 Lancaster, Pennsylvania - Lancaster City Mental Health Association, 1966
10 13 Myerstown, Pennsylvania - Evangelical Congregational School of Theology, 1964-1966
10 14 Nashville, Tennessee - SBACPE, 1964-1965
10 15 New Zealand, 1970-1974
10 16 Newburgh, New York - Workshop in Pastoral Counseling at St. Mary College, June 15-20, 1969
10 17 Norman, Oklahoma - Ministers Psychiatric Clinic, 1956
10 18 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - American Protestant Correctional Chaplains' Association, 1961-1965, undated
11 1 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - First Lutheran Church, 1961
11 2 Racine, Wisconsin - Academy of Religious and Mental Health, 1964
11 3 Rocky Mount, North Carolina Mental Health Association, October 1968
11 4 San Francisco, 1973-1974
11 5 Scotland - England, 1970
11 6 Singapore, 1970-1974
11 7 Syracuse, New York - Veterans Affairs Hospital, 1963
11 8 Tasmania, 1973-1974
11 9 United Kingdom, 1972-1974
11 10 Wales, Wisconsin - Wisconsin School for Boys, 1965
11 11 Worthington, Ohio - 7th Day Adventist Church, 1958
11 12 Worthington, Ohio - Harding Sanitarium, 1959
11 13 Lecture at St. Augustine's College, 1967
11 14 Lecture (second) at St. Augustine's College, 1967
Other Professional Material
12 1 The Elizabethan (Weekly), 1955
12 2 Memorandum/Writings by Others, 1969-1974
12 3 Miscellaneous Lectures/Talks, 1969, 1972, undated
12 4 The Moral Influence of Atonement, 1937
12 5 Preaching in a Mental Hospital, 1948, 1956, 1964
12 6 Subject File: Albert Schweitzer, 1964-1965
12 7 Subject File: Martin Buber, undated
12 8 Subject File: Sigmund Freud, 1970
Ecclesial Material
12 9 Booklets: Informative, 1946-1974, undated
12 10 Booklets: Miscellaneous, 1941-1975
17 4 Bulletins, Prayers, and Meditations, 1942-1974
12 11 Directories/Membership, 1973-1975
12 12 Itineraries, 1967, 1974
12 13 Memorandum: St. Elizabeth's, 1963-1977
12 14 Newsletters, 1945-1978
13 1 Ordination Statement, 1937
18 6 Prayers – FDR Death and VE Day, 1945
13 2 Programs: Institute, Retreat, Seminar, Worship, Misc., 1952-1972, undated
13 3 Schedules: Messages, Communions, and Services, 1944-1972
13 4 Sermons, 1944-1961
21 3 Sermons, 1954-1969
18 8 Sermons, 1962-1969
13 5 Sermons: Christmas, 1945-1985, undated
21 4 Sermons: Easter Sunday, 1939-1972
21 5 Sermons: Good Friday, 1948-1969
13 6 Sermons: John F. Kennedy Assassination, 1963
13 7 Sermons: Lenten, 1955-1977
21 6 Sermon Material, 1944-1971
21 7 Sermon: New Life, 1965-1970
13 8 Sermons: Palm Sunday, 1954-1969, undated
21 8 Sermons: Resurrection, 1945-1973
21 9 Sermons: St. Elizabeth Chapel, 1942-1971
13 9 Sermons: St. Elizabeth Chapel, 1949-1962, undated
21 10 Sermons: Trinity Sunday, 1965, undated
14 1 Worship Service Programs, 1944-1978
Yearbooks
14 2 Yearbooks Volumes 1-3, 1931-1934
15 1 Yearbooks, Volumes 4-7, 1934-1937
Audiovisual
19 1 Audiovisual Materials
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