Southern Methodist University

Collection of Perkins School of Theology student publications

A Guide to the Collection



Overview

Creator: Bridwell Library.
Title: Collection of Perkins School of Theology student publications
Inclusive Dates: 1952-ongoing
Abstract: This collection comprises copies of three periodicals issued by the Perkins School of Theology student body: The Log (1952-1985), Babylonian Schismatic (1981-1988), and Perkins Student Journal (2000-present).
Accession No: BridArch 107.02
Extent: 4 boxes (2.5 linear feet)
Language: Material is in English
Repository Bridwell Library, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University

Historical Note

Perkins School of Theology opened in 1915 in Dallas, Texas as the School of Theology of Southern Methodist University. Today Perkins is one of the 13 seminaries of The United Methodist Church and one of only five university-related United Methodist theological schools. The mission of Perkins School of Theology is to prepare women and men for faithful leadership in Christian ministry. (Source: http://www.smu.edu/Perkins/About)

The student body at Perkins School of Theology has produced three periodical publications since 1952: The Log, Babylonian Schismatic, and Perkins Student Journal. These titles communicate campus news and student thought in diverse genres including poetry, satire, art, and formal academic prose.


Scope and Contents of the Collection

Bridwell Library’s collection of Perkins School of Theology student publications presents information about campus life along with samples of both humorous and serious student writing dating from the 1950s to the present.


 

Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is organized into three series. Each series is a separate publication.
Series 1: The Log, 1952-1985
Series 2: Babylonian Schismatic, 1981-1988
Series 3: Perkins Student Journal, 2000-ongoing

Restrictions

Access to Collection:

The collection is open for research use. Patrons must sign the Acknowledgement of Legal Responsibility and Privacy Rights form before using this collection.

Publication Rights:

Permission to publish materials must be obtained from the Director of the Bridwell Library.

Copyright Statement:

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain copyright authorization.


Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following terms in the Southern Methodist University Libraries' online catalog. Researchers desiring related materials may search the catalog using these terms.
Perkins School of Theology -- Students.
Perkins School of Theology -- Periodicals.
Southern Methodist University -- Students.
Southern Methodist University -- Periodicals.
College student newspapers and periodicals -- Texas -- Dallas -- Periodicals.
Log.
Babylonian Schismatic.
Perkins Student Journal.

Related Material

In addition to these Perkins School of Theology student publications, Bridwell Library also maintains a collection of official Perkins School of Theology publications (BridArch 207.01).

Some Perkins School of Theology student publications can also be accessed through the University Archives: Perkins School of Theology records, Southern Methodist University Archives, DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University (Accession SMU 1991.0051)


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Collection of Perkins School of Theology student publications, Bridwell Library, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University.

Acquisition Information

Acquired. Collection created from internal holdings, 2012.

Processing Information

Processed by Timothy Binkley, 2012.

Finding aid written by

Timothy Binkley, 2012.

Encoded by

Ada Negraru, 2012.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series 1:
The Log, 1952-1985

The Log was the weekly (later occasional) newsletter issued by the Student Council of Perkins School of Theology from 1952 to 1985. The series contains two subseries: loose issues and bound volumes. Loose issues are foldered by volume. Bound volumes are treated as single folders.
Subseries 1:
Loose issues
Box Folder
974A 01 The Log, volume 1 1952
02 The Log, volume 2 1953
03 The Log, volume 3 1953-1954
04 The Log, volume 4 1954
05 The Log, volume 5 1954-1955
06 The Log, volume 6 1955-1956
07 The Log, volume 7 1956-1957
08 The Log, volume 8 1957-1958
09 The Log, volume 9 1958-1959
10 The Log, volume 10 1959-1960
11 The Log, volume 11 1960-1961
12 The Log, volume 12 1961-1962
13 The Log, volume 13 [empty: reserved for The Log, volume 13] 1962-1963
14 The Log, volume 14 [empty: reserved for The Log, volume 14] 1963-1964
15 The Log, volume 15 [empty: reserved for The Log, volume 15] 1964-1965
16 The Log, volume 16 [empty: reserved for The Log, volume 16] 1965-1966
17 The Log, volume 17 [empty: reserved for The Log, volume 17] 1966-1967
18 The Log, volume 18 [empty: reserved for The Log, volume 18] 1967-1968
19 The Log, volume 19 [empty: reserved for The Log, volume 19] 1968-1969
20 The Log, volume 20 1971
21 The Log, volume 21 1971-1972
22 The Log, volume 22 1973
23 The Log, volume 23 1973
Box Folder
974B 01 The Log, volume 24 1974
02 The Log, volume 25 1975
03 The Log, volume 26 1976-1977
04 The Log, volume 27 1978
05 The Log, volume 28 1979
06 The Log, volume 29 1980
07 The Log, volume 30 1981
08 The Log, volume 31 1982
09 The Log, volume 32 1983
10 The Log, volume 33 1984
11 [empty: reserved for The Log, volume 34] 1985
12 The Log, volume 35 1985-1986
Subseries 2:
Bound volumes
Box Folder
975 01 The Log, volume 13 1963-1964
02 The Log, volume 14 1964-1965
03 The Log, volume 15 1965-1966
04 The Log, volume 16 1966-1967
05 The Log, volume 17 1967-1968
06 The Log, volume 18-19 1968-1970



 

Series 2:
Babylonian Schismatic, 1981-1988

Babylonian Schismatic was an alternative, satirical student newsletter published occasionally beginning in 1981.
Box Folder
1698A 01 Babylonian Schismatic, volume 1 1981
02 Babylonian Schismatic, volume 3 circa 1983
03 Babylonian Schismatic 1988



 

Series 3:
Perkins Student Journal, 2000-ongoing

he Perkins Student Journal (PSJ) is an annual publication presenting student academic work.
Box Folder
1698A 04 [empty: reserved for PSJ volume 1, number 1] Fall 2000
05 PSJ volume 1, number 2 Fall 2001
06 PSJ volume 1, number 3 Fall 2002
07 PSJ volume 1, number 4 Fall 2003
08 PSJ volume 1, number 5 Fall 2004
09 PSJ volume 1, number 6 Fall 2005
10 [empty: reserved for PSJ volume 1, number 7] Fall 2006
11 PSJ volume 8 Fall 2007
12 PSJ volume 9 Fall 2008
13 PSJ volume 10 Fall 2009
14 PSJ volume 11 Fall 2010
15 PSJ volume 12 Fall 2011
16 PSJ volume 13 Fall 2012