Eleazar Thompson Fitch had big shoes to fill when becoming a professor at YDS (of homiletics, 1822-1861) because "he was succeeding the late President Timothy Dwight" (Waddle, 38). His sermons were poetic yet also "systematic, perhaps excessively so" (38).
The Divinity Archives' collection on Fitch consists entirely of his sermons (1817-1852).
Explore Record Group 93 (4 lin. ft., 9 boxes).
Henry Hallam Tweedy was a professor of practical theology at YDS from 1909-1937. "He was known as a preacher, religious counselor, and hymnist" (Waddle, 93). In 1926, when Yale ended its 200 years of mandatory daily worship services, Tweedy was tasked with "design[ing] services that undergraduates would want to attend voluntarily" (93).
The Divinity Archives' collection on Tweedy is mainly professional: correspondence, writings, notes, and course-related materials.
Explore Record Group 131 (6 lin. ft., 15 boxes).
Randolph Crump Miller was a professor of Christian Nurture at YDS (1952-1981), as well as the editor of the journal Religious Education (1958-1978). He wrote nearly 20 books and spoke internationally. One notable interest of his was the theology of jazz.
The Divinity Archives' collection includes published articles and unpublished manuscripts, files and notes, and even some scrapbooks and audio-visual materials.
Explore Record Group 173 (13 lin. ft., 27 boxes).