Catalogue of the archive of the Bishop Jewel Society, University of Oxford

Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

Margaret Czepiel
2016



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Archive of the Bishop Jewel Society, University of Oxford,

1947-2016

Abstract:
Together with printed material in the John Johnson collection at the Bodleian Library, the papers comprise the archive of the Oxford University Bishop Jewel Society active between 1947 and 1975.

Extent: 0.7 Linear metre, 5 shelfmarks
Language(s) of Material: English

Organisational history

The Bishop Jewel Society (BJS) was established in 1947 to promote and propagate the theological principles of the Protestant Reformation amongst Anglican evangelical students at the University of Oxford. It drew its members mainly from the University's undergraduates and attracted speakers from Anglican theologians and clergy. It ceased its activities in 1975.

Scope and Content

The archive comprises the society's Constitution (with drafts and amendments), AGM reports, minute books, financial documents, programmes of events and various correspondence.

Acquisition

Given on behalf of the Bishop Jewel Society, University of Oxford, in April 2016 by The Revd Dr Andrew Atherstone. The archive came to his possesion via The Revd John S. Reynolds (1919-2009), the Vice-President of the Society, whose intention it was to gift it to the Bodleian.

Origination

Oxford University | Bishop Jewel Society

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library, [followed by shelfmark, e.g. MS. Eng. c. 8388]

Bibliographical References

Andrew Atherstone, 'Defending Reformation Anglicanism: The Bishop Jewel Society at Oxford University, 1947-1975,' in Defending the Faith: John Jewel and the Church of England (to be published in 2017 by the Truman State University Press).

Related Material

Additional printed material of the Bishop Jewel Society can be found in the John Johnson Collection, Bodleian Library.

Personal name(s) (NCA Rules)

Jewel | John | 1522-1571 | Bishop of Salisbury

Subject(s)

Church of England -- Societies, etc.
University of Oxford -- Societies, etc.

Descriptive List

Papers documenting the establishment and principles of the Bishop Jewel Society,
Date: 1947-1975
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8388
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Includes

Minute books
Date: 1947-1975
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4281
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 6 volumes

Scope and Content

Comprises

Financial documents
Date: 1948-1977
Shelfmark: MS. Eng c. 8389
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Includes

Programmes of events
Date: 1948-1975
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8390
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises

Correspondence
Date: 1948-2000
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8391
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (7 folders)

Scope and Content

Includes


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