The class sought to interview persons who were instrumental in the formation and early
years of the GTU. These persons were all living in Berkeley or California at the time of
the interviews. When the collection was given, Ms. Zikmund noted that the tapes from John
Dillenberger and Robert Kimball were missing. The interviewees signed release forms.
These are on file in the GTU Archives master files. The release forms for Sanford Elberg
and Sherman Johnson were missing on receipt of the collection.
This collection is the result of course work from a class on oral history offered at the
Pacific School of Religion by Barbara Brown Zikmund and Charles McCoy, Spring 1988. The
interviews were conducted by Zikmund, McCoy, and various members of the class during
March, April, and May, 1988.
Copyright 2013 by Graduate Theological Union. These transcripts are provided for individual Research Purposes Only. For all
other uses, including publication, reproduction and quotation beyond fair use, permission must be obtained in writing from:
Graduate Theological Union Archives, 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley, CA 94709 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Interview (5 tapes) of Claude Welch restricted for 10 years (year 2000) or
at the event of his death, whichever comes first.