Frank Chamberlin Porter was a professor of biblical theology at YDS (1891-1927). His work focused on the New Testament, from the historical Jesus debate to the Judaism of New Testament times. He also helped Benjamin Bacon and Dean Edward Curtis create "historic curriculum reform in 1907 that made YDS a national pacesetter" (Waddle, 88). He and his wife, Delia Wood Lyman Porter, who was "a vital personality and organizer in the YDS community for four decades" (Waddle, 116), also had a building named after them: Porter Hall, the first dorm for female YDS students, built in 1957.
The Divinity Archives' collection includes correspondence, notes, writings, and various personal items and documents.
Explore Record Group 119 (4.5 lin. ft., 10 boxes).
Leander E. Keck was the dean of YDS for ten years (1979-1989) and a professor of New Testament for even longer (1979-1998). As dean, he worked around inflation, multiple faculty retirements, and the increased need for scholarships (Waddle, 158). As a professor, he specialized in Paul, writing numerous articles and books, and has published well into retirement.
The Divinity Archives' collection contains his lectures and other writings, course materials, and correspondence.
Explore Record Group 256 (10.5 lin. ft., 25 boxes).