R. Paige Birdwell Papers
00202

Summary Information

Repository
Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator -
Birdwell, R. Paige
Title
R. Paige Birdwell papers
ID
00202
Date [inclusive]
1951-1996
Extent
5.4 Cubic feet
Language
English

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing,Michigan".

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Biographical Note

R. Paige Birdwell was born outside of Louisville, Kentucky on November 30, 1929. He attended Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois and then went on to attend the Chicago Theological Seminary. His ministerial career began in the Methodist Church. He moved over to the United Church of Christ after being found to be too liberal for the small churches he served in Chicago and Freeport, Illinois. He was the associate minister at Edgewood United Church, East Lansing, Michigan, from 1962 through 1980. In 1980 Birdwell took the ministerial position at a church in Coloma, Michigan.

Before moving to Coloma, Birdwell received his doctorate in Adult Education from Michigan State University. He also spent some time at Western Michigan University where he was an instructor for the counseling education program in the 1980s and 1990s. Paige Birdwell died on November 16, 1998 at the age of 68.

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Scope and Contents note

The R. Paige Birdwell papers consist of counseling source materials on family, marriage, couples, and adult education; workshop materials, seminar notes for courses at Michigan State and Western Michigan Universities, and sermon notes. The collection has been kept in the arrangement in which they were received from Leslie P. Birdwell, which starts with counseling materials followed by class and sermon resources respectively.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections April 2009

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824
517-355-2330
archives@msu.edu

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University Property Rights: Michigan State University

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Custodial History

Donated by Leslie P. Birdwell.

Immediate Source of Acquisiton

Papers,Leslie P. Birdwell,See AC database,Gift,1999-08-26,HC 00865,5.4,cu. ft.,Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Edgewood United Church. (East Lansing, Mich.)
  • United Church of Christ. -- General subdivision--Sermons.;

Personal Name(s)

  • Birdwell, R. Paige

Subject(s)

  • Sermons, American

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Collection Inventory

Counseling Materials 

Box
1
Box Folder

Exams and Other Materials 1970-1974 

1 1-3

Miscellaneous Materials 1965-1974 

1 4-6

Adult Education Priority Papers 1973 

1 7

The Adult Education Learning Projects 1977 

1 8

Foundations: Adult Learner Characteristics Undated 

1 9

Faculty Handbook Western Michigan University Undated 

1 10

Human Potential Movement Data 1970-1973 

1 11-13

Adult Education Philosophical Issues 1970-1980 

1 14-15

One Minute Manager Undated 

1 16

Adult Education Theory – Learning 1966-1973 

1 17

Marriage; Pre-Marital 1971-1988 

1 18

Family Counseling Theory/Practice 1972-1984 

1 19-20

Couples Work – Relationship Dynamics 1972-1987 

1 21-23

Group Therapy 1963-1968 

1 24-25

Psychosynthesis: Theory Methods 1972-1975 

1 26-27

Psychosynthesis: Theory 1969-1975 

2 1-3

Dream Theory 1973-1992 

2 4

Carl Jung Ideas 1973-1996 

2 5-7

Gestalt Theory 1969-1992 

2 8-10

Transactional Analysis 1970-1995 

2 11

Systems Theory 1971 

2 12

Androgyny Articles 1973-1982 

2 13

Jesus Articles 1958-1991 

2 14

Confluent Education Theory 1962-1978 

2 15-16

Young Adults Growth Event 1978 

2 17

Spiritual Materials 1971-1990 

2 18-19

Human Potential Seminars 1972 

2 20

Maslow: COA and AFF Processes in Person 1975 

2 21

Men/Women’s Roles 1969-1982 

1 22-23

Zoe: Workshop 1978-1987 

3 1

Micro-Labs and Small Group Therapy 1953-1980 

3 2-4

Process Thought: New 1953-1995 

3 5

Philosophy 450 Spring Undated 

3 6

Science and Religion Seminar 1966-1968 

3 7

Miscellaneous Materials 1951-1986 

3 8-13

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Class Materials Western Michigan University undated 

Box Folder

ED 505 Articles 1970-1986 

3 14

ED 504/505 “Radical” Adult Education Theory 1974-1981 

3 15

ED 504/505 Stress and Adult Education 1988-1993 

3 16

ED 504/505 Theorist Papers 1979-1993 

3 17

ED 504/505 Syllabus/Grading Information 1986-1993 

3 18

ED 504/505 Learning Theory 1982-1989 

3 19

ED 504/505/506 Social Foundations, Learning 1972-1986 

3 20

ED 505 Learning Style 1982-1986 

3 21

ED 504/505 Ageing: Development Issues 1982-1993 

3 22

Comprehensive Review Notebooks Undated 

3 23

ED 504/505 Biblios 1986-1993 

3 24

ED 504/505 Evaluation in Adult Education 1983-1993 

3 25

ED 505 Androgyny/Pedagogy: Issues for Adult Education 1993 

3 26

ED 504/505 Teaching Methods 1983-1993 

3 27

ED 504/505 Life Cycle/Structure 1972-1993 

3 28

ED 504 Women’s Issues and Adult Education 1977-1986 

4 1

ED 504 Adulthood Development 1980-1990 

4 2

ED 504 Research Papers 1993 

4 3-5

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Sermon Notes 

Box Folder

Materials on Death and Dying 1962-1980 

4 8-9

Miscellaneous Sermon Materials Undated 


    Box Folder
Box   4 10-19
    Box Folder
Box   5 1-3

Box Folder

Sermon Material 1972-1992 

5 4-5

Sermon Material 1968-1992 

5 6

Other Sermon Materials Undated 

5 7-12

Pentecost 1983-1994 

5 13

Forgiveness 1990-1991 

5 14

July 4th 1973-1995 

5 15

Easter Materials 1966-1993 

5 16-17

St. Francis 1978-1994 

5 18

Solitude 1984-1993 

5 19

Pilgrims and Thanksgiving 1972-1991 

5 20-21

Luther 1980-1995 

5 22

Sermons 1992 

5 23

Advent/Christmas 1973-1993 

5 24-25

Good Friday 1966-1993 

5 26

Prayer Ideas 1978, 1995 

5 27

Epiphany 1981-1995 

6 1

Graduation Sunday 1981-1992 

6 2

Communion Thoughts 1991 

6 3

Labor Day 1981-1994 

6 4

“Hope” 1986-1995 

6 5

Random Sermon Materials Undated 

6 6

Lent/Holy Week 1964-1994 

6 7-10

Mother’s Day 1982-1994 

6 11

Money/Stewardship Campaign 1983-1995 

6 12-13

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