The Émile Cailliet Manuscript Collection

Collection Summary

Creator: Cailliet, Émile, 1894-1981
Dates: 1931-1972
Extent: 9 Boxes (10 linear feet)
Language(s): English, French
Repository: Princeton Theological Seminary Libraries. Special Collections.


1894 December 17 Born, Dampierre, Marne, France
1913 University of Paris
1914-1918 Infantry man, French Army, WWI
1920-1923 MA, University of Nancy
1923-1926 PhD., School of Ethnology of Paris, University of Montpellier, France
1926-1931 Assistant Professor of French Literature, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
1936-1937 ThD., University of Strasbourg, France
1931-1941 Professor of French Literature and Civilization, Scripps College, Claremont, CA
1941-1945 Professor of French Literature and Civilization, Graduate School, University of Pennsylvania
1945-1947 Professor of French Literature and Philosophy, Wesleyan University
1947-1959 Professor of Christian Philosophy, Princeton Theological Seminary
1981 June 4 Died, California


Scope and Content

This collection holds Cailliet's correspondence, lecture notes, addresses and sermons, reviews and articles, associations, and research materials. The material covers his entire life, from his life and studies in France and Europe to his life and work in the United States at several institutions, including the University of Pennsylvania and Princeton Seminary.



Cailliet, Émile, 1894---Manuscripts.

Princeton Theological Seminary. Library. Manuscript collections.

Presbyterian Church--Sermons.

Sermons, French.

Sermons, American.


Administrative Information

Processing Information

This collection was not arranged by the processor. File folders were numbered at the time of accession, and the papers were kept in their original order. The Émile Cailliet Manuscript Collection was accessioned on February 15, 1996.


There are no special restrictions to access of this collection. It may be examined by library patrons under the normal rules and conditions of Special Collections.

Use of Materials

The following is the acceptable citation for publication: The Émile Cailliet Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.



Box 1
1A Addendum: Émile Cailliet's annotated Bible, added from his library, February 2008.
1B Correspondence (The Stuart Chair, PTS, 1947-63)
2A Correspondence (including handwritten curriculum vitae, 1931-46)
2B Correspondence (1931-47)
3 Correspondence and Notes (1947-49)
4 Correspondence and Notes (1950-55)
5 Correspondence (1956-72)
6 Correspondence (Young Life, 1956-67)
7 Young Life Book (1958)
Correspondence (1963-65)  
8 Young Life/American Adolescent Material
9 Bibliographies from PTS Courses (1947-59)
10 Correspondence with French Publishers
11 Sermons and Addresses with PTS Choir
12 Lectures (1948-49)
13 National Association of Evangelicals and other Christian Organizations
Brochures, etc...  
14 Strasbourg Correspondence (1948-56)
Charles Hauter  
Roger Mehl  
15 "NY Lecture" (1961)
articles in preparation for...  
16 "By What Power" (undated)
lecture manuscript  
17 The Pastor
correspondence (1948-52)  
manuscript of Cailliet's book review  
18 McCormick Theological Seminary
correspondence with Trinterud (1949)  
19 Hewitt, Arthur Wentworth
correspondence (1944-49)  
20 Washington, DC, Lectures (1951)
21 Les Classiques de la Pensée Francaise - Classical French Thinkers FTH 501 (602)
22 Phi Beta Kappa V. XII, No. 4 autumn 1947 The Key Reporter
23 Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, Correspondence (1947-50)
24 Christian Patterns of Life (Princeton Seminary Course 360,3)
25 Bobbs-Merrill Comp., Inc. and The Dawn of Personality
Correspondence (1954-56)  
26 Princeton Seminary Faculty Club
27 Princeton Seminary Bulletin
28A The Texas Pastor's School
Lectures and Correspondence (1951-53)  
Box 2
28B The Hour of Methodism
28C Southwestern Lectureship (1951)
29 Evangelical Theological Society (1950-51)
30 The Student Magazine His of the Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship. Correspondence (1948-50)
31 NY Times
32 Monday Morning
33 Tyndale Fellowship
34 Theology Today
35 Religion in Life
36 Journal of Religion
37 Inter-Varsity Fellowship
38 Pilgrims
39 Christianity Today
40 Publications
41 Department of Theology (Princeton Seminary, 1955)
42 Council For Religion in Independent Schools
43 Correspondence (Wesleyan University, 1945-52)
44 Graduate Candidates (Princeton Seminary, 1947-59)
45 Introduction to Christian Philosophy. Lecture Notes
46A Philosophy of Science Course, Course #357
Materials and Lecture Notes (Princeton Seminary, 1947-56)  
46B Philosophy of Science Course, Course #357
47 Humanities Course (Schipp's College, 1930s)
48 Resurgence of Christianity in French Literature since Voltaire. Pamphlets and notes
49A Lectures and Articles (1949-52)
49B Lectures and Articles (various dates)
Box 3
49C Lectures, Addresses and Articles (various dates)
50 Great Books in Light of Christianity, Course #342,2 (Princeton Seminary, 1949-56)
51A Letters from Frank Gaebelein (The Stony Brook School, Long Island, 1949-54)
51B Letters from Frank Gaebelein (The Stony Brook School, Long Island, 1955-60)
51C Letters from Frank Gaebelein (The Stony Brook School, Long Island, 1961-72)
52 The Making of the Modern Religious Mind, Course # 344,2 (Princeton Seminary, 1950- )
53A The Christian Pattern of Life, Course #346,3 (Princeton Seminary, undated.)
53B The Christian Pattern of Life, Course #346,3 (Princeton Seminary, undated.)
54 Cultural Anthropolgy, Course #340,1 (Princeton Seminary,1948- )
55 Henry Bergson Pamphlet and Bibliography
56 John Mackay Correspondence (Princeton Seminary, 1942-71)
57 Teaching Fellows in Christian Philosophy (1949-63)
58 William Smith Correspondence (1943-56)
59 The Great Shorter Works of Pascal
Correspondence and reviews (1948-50)  
Box 4
60 Pascal Research
61 Former Student Correspondence (1947-58)
62 Theological Isolationism
63 The Truth in France - The French Situation
64 France (continued)
65 Federation d'Aliance Francaise (1939-44)
66 Chateaubriand
67 The Science of Biblical Faith
68 Pascal Courses (1948-58)
69 On Publication of Pascal's Short Life of Christ
70 Institute for Religion and Social Studies
71 The Formulation of Liberalism
72 La Tradition Litteraire des Ideologues
73 Ocean Grove Lectures (1949)
74 Ideologue Revolutionnaire
75 Romantic Movement in French Literature
76 Otts Lectures (Davidson College, 1946)
77 Pascal Lectures
78 New Editions of Cailliet's Books
79 Recovery of Purpose
Questionnaire re. Book & Cailliet  
Correspondence and reviews  
80 American Philosophical Association
81A Symbolism Course
Box 5
81B Symbolism, French (continued)
81C Symbolism, French (continued)
81D Symbolism, English
81E Symbolisme et Ames Primitives
82 Works in Progress
83 Afternoon of a Fawn (Synoptic Book, 1945)
84 The Garrett Lectures (Evanston, Illinois (1955)
85 Sermons
86 "I Met the Huguenots" (Article, 1960)
87 About Cailliet - "The Drew Gateway" (Article)
88 S.D.M. Project
89A Reviews
89B Reviews (for Harper's)
90 Princeton Institute of Theology
91 Existentialism
92 Primitive Mentality
93 French Literature and Civilization Courses
94 Condorcet et les "grand principies" de 1789
95 Mythology
96 Impressionism
97 The Life of the Mind
Correspondence and reviews  
98 France Forever
99 Pascal: Genius in Light of Scripture
100 "The Tragic Vision of Christian Faith" (Article)
101 Purpose and Verification (Lecture Notes)
102 "Clue to Pascal" (Article)
103 Jim Rayburn Correspondence (1962-71)
104 Committee on Cooperation in Latin America
105 Diplomas (Removed for better storage to Box 7)
106 "Alone at High Noon: Reflections on the Solitary Life"
Box 6
107 Miscellaneous Clippings, New Articles, Etc...
108 Scripps College (1931-43)
109 "Outlines of Christian Positivism" (manuscript)
110 "I Enlist in Society"
111 Books and The Book Article
112A Westminster Press (on Pascal)
112B Westminster Press
113 "Why We Oppose the Occult"
114 "Beginning of Wisdom"
Correspondence and reviews  
115 Livres de France
116 George Washington University (Lecture, 1961)
117 Journey into Light
118A A Christian Approach to Culture
Correspondence and reviews  
118B A Christian Approach to Culture (Manuscript)
119 "Essai sur la Psychologie du Hova" (Doctoral Thesis)
120 American Political and Religious Heritage
121 Life Has Only Two Roads (Manuscript)
122 Clippings and Memorabilia from the Scripps years up to 1946 with Bound Green Book of same
123 The Wheaton Lecture (1961)
124 Nineteenth Century French Literature
Box 7
125 Student Leadership Regional Conference (Juno, Alaska, 1954)
126 Alexander Vinet Project
127 Inaugeration at Princeton - Stuart Chair
128 University of Pennsylvania (Correspondence)
129 Cailliet's Personal Correspondence to His Wife
130 Portions of Manuscripts not identified with material in any of the numbered folders
131 On Cailliet (Memorium and other materials)
132A Pastors and Schools (Correspondence, bulk 1943)
- The Christian Philosophy of Émile Cailliet by Steven Lemke(Dissertation, Southwestern Baptist Seminary, Forth Worth, Texas)
- An Achievement in Liberal Education: A Tribute to A Man and an Idea: Hartley Burr Alexander by Émile Cailliet (Manuscript)
- Bulletin de L' Acadamie Malgache (1920-21)(Cailliet's personal field work in Madagascar with maps and writings)
- Photocopies of Lectures delivered to the "Friends of Pascal" (1925)
- Spiral Notebook of Cailliet's Introduction to Christian Philosophy, Course #310,1 (Notes taken by W.Stackhouse, 1955)
- Clippings, postcards, and pamphlets
- Three Pascal Wax Seals
Box 8
133 Strasburg Lecture Notes
134 Ph.D. Dissertation of Steve Lemke
135 Notes on Lemke Dissertation
136 Miscellaneous Cailliet Notes
137 Manuscript of Christian Recovery of Purpose
138 Manuscript of Dawn of Personality
139 Draft of The Challenge of Mysticism
140 Manuscript of The Intellectual Aspect of Life
141 Ex Libris die cast for printing
142 Diaries
143 Rebound New Testament and its old binding
144 Correspondence with Scripps faculty both before and after tenure
145 Scripps College Memorabilia
146 Wesleyan University
147 Correspondence with PTS regarding Cailliet Collection
148 Photographs of Cailliet Painting Unveiling
149 The Learning Climate at PTS
150 Frank Gaebelein
151 Correspondence regarding translation of Short Life of Christ
152 Biographical Information and Resume
153 Obituaries, letters upon Cailliet's death
154 Autobiographical Journal 1935-1938
155 Passport, photograph of Adrien Cailliet
156 Publications before 1941
157 Afternoon of a Faun book and correspondence
158 Dr. Hartley Burr Alexander
159 Committee on Christian Literature (Christianity and Culture)
160 Interpretation Article "Rule for Christian Living"
161 Positivism Article
162 Draft of Christianity and Culture
163 Bovin et Cie
164 Greenwood Press agreement, royalties
165 Agreement with Macmillian regarding Christianity and the Life of the Mind
166 Photograph of Lucien, Vera, Émile Cailliet
167 Permissions granted for The Recovery of Purpose
168 Book contracts, miscellaneous publishing documents
169 U. Penn graduate school 1941-1945, "Romance Languages During Wartime"
170 U. Penn Pascal research grant
171 "The Fourth Word"
172 American Philosophy Society Library Item
173 Pascal Introduction
174 Short Life of Christ Manuscript
175 Franco-American Friendship
176 Anglo-French Friendship during wartime
177 Articles published in French
178 Article on French Protestantism
179 Article on "Prayer and Certitude"
180 Review of The Dawn of Personality
181 Wesleyan U. Diploma,letter regarding Wesleyan lectures
182 "The Spell of Righteousness" talk to PTS students
183 Article "Books and the Book"
184 Service of Inauguration as Stuart Professor
185 Salvation Army Friendship
186 Article for War Cry, "Where Would Jesus Be?"
187 Book review by Cailliet, Article by Otto Piper
188 Announcement of Lectures
189 Letters and documents regarding Cailliet's death
Box 9
190 Early training in pedagogy and child psychology
191 Pamphlets by Cailliet
192 Notes in French at the end of Cailliet's Pascal Manuscript
193 Manuscript in French of Blaise Pascal: Emergence of Genius
194 Notes on Cailliet's life from Helene Cailliet Adcock
195 Original agreement regarding Cailliet's notes and works
196 Academie des Sciences Colonials
197 Resume
198 Cailliet's biblical outlook
199 Original journal articles
200 Original articles and reviews
201 Reviews of Cailliet's books
202 Scripps Impressions and Career Aspirations
203 Lectures and Articles 1931-1941
204 Philadelphia Wartime Activity
205 Advocate for Framce
206 University of Pennsylvania Research
207 Clark Lecture at U. Penn
208 The Dawn of Personality galley sample
209 Book contracts
210 Wesleyan Transition
211 Book Launchings
212 Robert E. Speer Influence
213 Friendship with Frank Gaebelein
214 Other Friends
215 Douglas V. Steere
216 Cailliet's reflections on his seminary career
217 PTS courses and career
218 Speaking to future ministers
219 Course outlines
220 Science and Religion
221 Suggestions and PTS curriculum
222 Lectureships and projected writings
223 Young life
224 Evangelism during retirement years
225 Sermons
226 Cailliet's Final Illness
227 Vera Ethel Cailliet
228 Obituaries
229 Appreciation for Cailliet's life
230 Published lectures and articles
231 Graduate study at Montpelier
232 Graduate study at Strasbourg
233 Madagascar early 1920's
234 Pascal translated


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