Guide to the Thomas E. McCollough Papers, 1965-1997
Thomas McCollough was a professor of religion at Duke University from 1961-1997. His collection includes correspondence, memoranda, minutes, course materials, and other papers relating to the Religion Department, the Twentieth Century American Program, university-related committees, and other activities. The collection ranges in date from 1965-1997.
- Record Group
- Thomas E. McCollough papers
- McCollough, Thomas Elmore, 1926-.
- 3 Linear Feet, 2,000 Items
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Material in English
Collection contains correspondence, memoranda, minutes, course materials, and other papers and records with bulk dates 1983-1996. Major topics include the Department of Religion, the Twentieth Century America Program, and courses in ethics, community and public policy, along with materials concerning community service and related activities at Duke. While some files still contain student recommendations, student grades and social security numbers were destroyed.
Access to the Collection
Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.
For a period of twenty-five years from the origin of the material, permission in writing from the office of origin and the University Archivist is required for use. After twenty-five years, records that have been processed may be consulted with the permission of the University Archivist.
In accordance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 as amended, Duke University permits students to inspect their education records and limits the disclosure of personally identifiable information from education records.
Portions of these materials are restricted by donor request.
Use & Permissions
Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
How to Cite
[Identification of item], Thomas E. McCollough Papers, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
Thomas McCollough was born in Birmingham, Alabama and grew up in Texas, Georgia and New Mexico. He served in the Navy V-12 Training Program and earned his B.B.A. degree from the University of Texas in 1947. He received his B.D. in 1950 and his Th.D. in 1955, both from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. In 1961, he began teaching at Duke University as Assistant Professor of Religion. In 1991, he published "The Moral Imagination and the Public Life: Raising the Ethical Question."
McCollough served as Director of Undergraduate Studies and Chair of the Curriculum Committee for the Department of Religion; he was Director of the Twentieth Century America Program, Chair of the Marshall Scholarship Committee, and served as a member to the Faculty Hearing Committee and FOCUS Advisory Board, having served as its first director. He retired from Duke University in 1997.
- News Service Biographical Files, 1960-2004. (University Archives, Duke University.)
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- Duke University -- History -- 20th century
- Duke University. Department of Religion
- Duke University -- Faculty
- McCollough, Thomas Elmore, 1926-.
The Thomas E. McCollough Papers were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1998.
Processed by Jessica Wood, November 2006
Encoded by Sherrie Bowser, February 2007
Accession A98-55 is described in this finding aid.