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Edward W. Amend. Papers, 1965-1997
Title: Edward W. Amend. Papers, 1965-1997
Record Series: 14/05/02/04
Creator: Edward Amend
Extent: 5.0 linear feet, 4 boxes
Repository: Special Collections and University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa.
Language: This material is entirely in English.
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Preferred Citation: [Identification of item] in the Edward W. Amend Papers, 1965-1997, Archives Record Series 14/06/14, [box and folder number], University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa
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Edward W. Amend joined the UNI faculty as an Assistant Professor of Religion in 1967. In 1971 he became the Director of the Individual Honors Program. This program became the Individual Studies Program in 1973. Professor Amend remained head of that program until 1978. He had been promoted to Associate Professor in 1972. He was promoted to Professor in 1988. Professor Amend served as head of the Department of Philosophy and Religion from 1993 through 1997, when he retired and assumed emeritus status. As an emeritus member of the faculty, Professor Amend assisted in the work of the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching.
Professor Amend devoted a significant portion of his professional career to administrative duties. But he also taught a regular and extensive schedule of religion and humanities courses.
Scope and Content
Edward Amend's papers relate primarily to his own research in the area of religion as well as material related to the courses that he taught. His research centered on commonalities between St. Augustine and Jean-Jacques Rousseau; the relationship between religion and modern literature; and death and dying. Some of his research material extends back to the time of his study at the University of Chicago. Folders relating to a specific course may include teaching material from other courses. Also, these folders may show how the courses changed over the years, with different source material emphases.
Professor Amend's papers relating to his teaching give an excellent view of the content of courses in religion and the humanities. Most of that material is arranged by course title. In nearly all cases, the material includes syllabi, examinations, and teaching notes.
Professor Amend donated this material to the University Archives in September 2008. The arrangement of this collection closely follows the order in which it was received. However, as noted above, there is some duplication between folders.
In order to get a fuller picture of Professor Amend's administrative career, researchers may also wish to consult other collections in the University Archives, including the papers of the Individual Studies Program and the papers of the Department of Philosophy and Religion.
Professional evaluations [RESTRICTED]
Department of Philosophy and Religion, 1992-1993
Thomas Wolfe--Look Homeward, Angel
William Faulkner--Light in August
James Joyce--Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Vico's New Science
Johann Gottfried Herder paper; History of Liberalism course
Jonathan Swift course
Dissertation: Seriousness of Literature
Religion and literature conference, 1970
Faculty research application, 1980
Professional Development Leave application, 1981-1982
McElroy Symposia, 1984--Religion and the Electronic Media
"A Night-time Meditation"
Church Bible study
Presbyterian Synod School course, 1970
Soul and Heart
Two Confessions and Two Conversions--St. Augustine and Rousseau
University of Chicago research notes
Ethics of Martin Luther
Doctrine of reconciliation in Dostoyevsky
Theology and imaginative literature
NEH humanities grant application, 1986
Humanities staff memos and newsletters, 1965-1986
Death and dying textbook plans
Death and dying--Orville Kelly
Death and dying--death of children
Death and dying--discussion outlines
Death and dying--literature, suicide
Death and dying--course material--Pribbenow
Death and dying--ethical, religious, philosophical
Death and dying--funeral practices and hospice
Death and dying--special forms
Death and dying--course evaluations
Death and dying--seminar, fall 1972
Death and dying--seminar, spring 1975
Death and dying--public school curriculum
Death and dying--short course
Death and dying--resource people
Death and dying--syllabi
Heritage of the Bible
History of Christianity
Religion and Literature
Religion and Modern Literature
Religious Perspective in Modern Literature
Religions of the World
Contemporary Religious Thought
Introduction to the Reformation, spring 1975
Sun Myung Moon and other religious movements
Between Enkidu and Jesus
Alexander and Jesus
Between non-entity and infanticide--abortion
Dostoyevsky and suffering
Perils of post-literate religions
Modern Theology--Reinhold Niebuhr
Modern Theology--Rudolph Bultmann
Modern Theology--religious belief and modern culture
Modern Theology--Karl Barth
Modern Theology--Paul Tillich
Modern Theology--Vatican II
Philosophy: Basic Questions, summer 1996 and summer 1997
Two creation stories and a missing link--forum series presentation
What is Religion?
Humanities I--syllabi, course notes, examinations
Humanities II--syllabi, course notes, examinations
Material processed and finding aid prepared by University Archivist Gerald L. Peterson in September 2008. Modified: July 1, 2009 (GP). Updated by Library Associate Dave Hoing, January 2018 and April 2018. Linear feet updated on September 14, 2017.