Series I. Biographical Files, 1936-77, n.d. (14f and 29 appointment
This series contains biographical information about Herbert G.
May, including personal files that pertain to his sabbaticals,
appointments, engagements, and memorial services.
Series II. Files
Relating to the Bible (Co-Editor), 1935-76, n.d. (102f)
This series is divided into the following subseries: Subseries
I. Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible and Interpreter's One
Volume of the Bible, and Subseries II. Oxford University Press
and Society of Biblical Literature.
Subseries I. Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible and Interpreter's
One Volume of the Bible, 1946-71, n.d. (53f)
This subseries includes committee files, correspondence, maps,
illustrations, commentaries and articles pertaining to the Interpreter's
Dictionary of the Bible and the Interpreter's One Volume of the
Subseries II. Oxford University Press and Society of Biblical
Literature, 1935-76, n.d. (49f)
This subseries consists of files relating to May's position as
co-editor for a release under Oxford University Press, and as a
member of the Society of Biblical Literature.
Series III. Committee
Files: Standard Bible Committee (SBC), and Revised Standard Version
(RSV), 1923, 1931-77, n.d. (50f)
The Standard Bible Committee and the Revised Standard Version
files consist of general board matters and correspondence, including
May's positions on the executive committees. Included is also a
draft of May's edition of the Revised Standard Version.
Correspondence, 1927-78 (119f)
This series consists of general correspondence arranged in chronological
order, and correspondence with students, personal correspondence
and professional correspondence arranged in alphabetical order.
V. Departmental Files Relating to the Oberlin Graduate School of
Theology (GST), 1934-56, 1958-76 (10f)
The departmental files of the Oberlin Graduate School of Theology
primarily consist of annual reports to Oberlin College, correspondence
with the Department of Religion
and Vanderbilt Divinity School, and departmental matters.
Series VI. Instructional Files, 1934-66, n.d. (57f and 20 grade
This series contains class lecture notes, syllabi, quizzes, exams,
books for May's "History of Archaeology and Research" and "Old
Testament Literature" courses. The grade books are restricted.
Printed Matter, 1944-76 (2f)
This series consists of two folders of printed matter relating
to the career of Herbert G. May.Series VIII. Sermons and Chapel
Talks, 1930-69, 1972-74,
Consists of May's chapel talks dating from the 1930s-40s, and
his sermons delivered from 1930-69 and 1972-74.
Series IX. Topical
Files, 1930s-78, n.d.
Consists of both professional and personal miscellaneous topical
files arranged in alphabetical order.
Series X. Writings, 1934-78,
The writings files include two bibliographies of publication,
book reviews, reprints of articles, and miscellaneous manuscript
including "Festschrift" and "New
Series XI. Photographs, 1926-76, n.d. (11f)
The photographic series consists of prints and negatives. Six
(6) small packets contain negatives taken by Mrs. Helen May
during the archeological
to Megiddo in the 1930s. Other negatives and prints used in publications
and for instructional purposes are filed in this series