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Thomas, George F. (George Finger), 1899-1977
George F. Thomas Papers
Manuscripts Division
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13 boxes and 4.6 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-13


Consists of selected papers of George F. Thomas, professor of religious thought (1940-1968) at Princeton.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of selected papers of Thomas, professor of religious thought (1940-1968) at Princeton. Included are many lectures and addresses, most of which were used for his classes, dealing with such subjects as religion and education, philosophical ideas in religion and literature, the history of Christian thought, Christian ethics, and Christian ideas in poetry and literature. Also present are book reviews (1942-1969), a bound typescript of Thomas's autobiography "My Story" (1977), a small amount of correspondence, and clippings of reviews of his books.

Collection Creator Biography:

Thomas, George F. (George Finger), 1899-1977

George F. Thomas was a professor of religious thought at Princeton University from 1940 till 1968.

Collection History


Gift of Dorothy Thomas. Typed manuscript of "My Story" is a gift of Kevin Reid.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder inventory added by Regine Heberlein in 2012.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

George F. Thomas Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-13