Union Theological Seminary, Correspondence of Aziz Suryal Atiya, stapled set 03;
Union Theological Seminary, Correspondence, stapled set number 3;
Atiya, Aziz Suryal, (1898-1988);
Van Dusen, Henry P. (Henry Pitney), 1897-1975;
Digitized by: J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah;
Atiya, Aziz Suryal, (1898-1988)--Correspondence;
Page 1) A typed Air Mail envelope letter from Jane T. Catlett, Secretary to Dr. Van Dusen at the Union Theological Seminary, addressed to Dr. Aziz Suryal Atiya at the Higher Institute of Coptic Studies in Cairo, Egypt, dated July 25, 1955. In the letter, the secretary refers to a letter from Dr. Atiya sent to Dr. Van Dusen in New York, and explains to Dr. Atiya that Dr. Van Dusen is in Switzerland for a meeting of the World Council of Churches, and that she (Catlett) will forward Dr. Atiya's letter to Dr. Van Dusen in Switzerland.
Page 2) Is the outside of the Air Mail envelope/letter (including a postmark) described in Page 1, and shows the typed addresses of Jane T. Catlett and Dr. Aziz Atiya.
Page 3) One-page typewritten letter from Aziz Atiya to Professor Henry P. Van Dusen, President of the Union Theological Seminary, New York., dated July 15, 1955.
This is a letter in response to an offer from the Union Theological Seminary (UTS) for Dr. Atiya to serve as the Henry W. Luce Visiting Professor of World Christianity for a year on the campus of the UTS in New York. Dr. Atiya was in Cairo, Egypt at the time of the offer.
Page 4) One-page typewritten letter on Union Theological Seminary stationery from Professor Henry P. Van Dusen to Dr. Aziz Atiya at the Higher Institute of Coptic Studies, in Cairo, Egypt, dated August 9, 1955. This letter continues the conversation of whether Dr. Atiya will/can accept an appointment as the Henry W. Luce Visiting Professor of World Christianity for the academic year 1956-1957 at the Seminary. There is also an invitation to stay at the Seminary, meet with other faculty and explore the campus when Dr. Atiya returns to the U.S. in September (1956) from Cairo via ship.
Pages 6 and 7) Two-page typewritten letter on Union Theological Seminary stationery to Dr. Aziz Atiya from Professor Henry Van Dusen, dated June 17, 1955. This is a formal invitation to Dr. Atiya to accept the Henry W. Luce visiting professorship at the Seminary. Details of the position are mentioned, particularly teaching assignments, and also include the salary, an apartment on campus, as well as the potential for community involvement and speaking engagements. Dr. Van Dusen also provides some background for the Heny W. Luce visiting professorship, including its origins and past recipients.