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Schweitzer, Albert, 1875-1965.
Inclusive Dates:
1896 1897 1898 1899 1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909 1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965, 
Abstract:
Papers of the theologian, philosopher, physician, organist, and music scholar; born in Alsace, France. Founded a missionary hospital in Lambaréné, French Equatorial Africa (now Gabon). Received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1952 for his advocacy of the brotherhood of nations. Collecton includes correspondence (1901-1965); 123 notebooks (1918-1965); manuscript essays and lectures on religion, philosophy, and medicine; and sermons. Correspondence includes nearly 1400 letters between Schweitzer and wife Hélène Bresslau (1901-1939); 396 letters (1950-1965) written in German to Erica Anderson; 180 letters to daughter Rhena Schweitzer Miller; and 70 letters to various recipients, including 3 to Rudolf Bultmann. Notebooks document Schweitzer's daily life in Lambaréné, the diseases and stories of his patients, and the arrival of visitors to the mission. They also contain poems, quotations, excerpts from books on philosophy, religion, and history; clippings from French, German, English, and African newspapers; reports on world politics; and commentaries on himself and his work.
Type of Material:
Correspondence.
Essays.
Lectures.
Notebooks.
Sermons.
Subject:
Gabon -- Description and travel.
Lambaréné (Moyen-Ogooué, Gabon)
Missionaries.
Musicians.
Physicians.
Theologians.
Music
Religion and Philosophy
Science and medicine
Activism and social reform
Humanists.
Missionaries, Medical.
Missions -- Gabon.
Missions, Medical -- Gabon, Lambaréné (Moyen-Ogooué)
Organists.
Philosophers.
Theologians.