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Walter H. Capps Archives Online

This webpage includes books, chapters, and articles written by Walter H. Capps; scholarly appraisals of Capps' work; news articles about him; and files from his archives at the UCSB Library's Special Research Collections. Among the Walter H. Capps papers, we especially highlight materials related to his famous courses on the Vietnam War and Voices of the Stranger. We also include items related to his scholarship, teaching, and public service.

Most sources listed below include hyperlinks to the materials. This page will be updated periodically with additional materials.

 

Books by Walter H. Capps

Capps, Donald, and Walter H. Capps, eds. The Religious Personality. Belmont, Calif: Wadsworth Publishing Co., 1970.

Capps, Donald, Walter H. Capps, and M. Gerald Bradford, eds. Encounter with Erikson: Historical Interpretation and Religious Biography. Missoula, Mont.: Scholars Press for the American Academy of Religion and the Institute of Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1977.

Capps, Walter H. Ways of Understanding Religion. New York: Macmillan, 1972. 

___. Time Invades the Cathedral: Tension in the School of Hope. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1972.

___. Hope Against Hope: Moltmann to Merton in One Decade. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1976.

___. The Unfinished War: Vietnam and the American Conscience. Boston: Beacon Press, 1982. Second Edition, 1990.

___. The Monastic Impulse. New York: Crossroad, 1983.

___. The New Religious Right: Piety, Patriotism, and Politics. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1990.

___. Religious Studies: The Making of a Discipline. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1995.

Capps, Walter H., ed. The Future of Hope. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1970.

___, ed. Seeing with a Native Eye: Essays on Native American Religion. New York: Harper & Row, 1976.

___, ed. Thomas Merton: Preview of the Asian Journey. New York: Crossroad, 1989.

___, ed. The Vietnam Reader. New York: Routledge, 1991.

Capps, Walter H., and Kjell O. Lejon, eds. Anders Nygren's Religious Apriori. Linköping, Sweden: Linköping University Electronic Press, 2000. [Full text]

Capps, Walter H., and Wendy M. Wright, eds. Silent Fire: An Invitation to Western Mysticism. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1978.

 

Articles and Chapters by Walter H. Capps

Capps, Walter H. "'Being and Becoming' and 'God and the World': An Analysis of Whitehead's Account of their Early Association." Revue philosophique de Louvain 63 (1965): 572-590.

___. "Two Contrasting Approaches to Christology." The Heythrop Journal 6, no. 2 (1965): 133-144.

___. "Plurality of Theologies: A Paradigmatic Sketch." Religious Studies 3, no. 1 (1967): 355-367.

___. "The Hope Tendency." CrossCurrents 18, no. 3 (1968): 257-272.

___. "An Assessment of the Theological Side of the School of Hope." CrossCurrents 18, no. 3 (1968): 319-335.

___. "Vertical v. Horizontal Theology: Bloch-Dewart-Irenaeus." Continuum 5, no. 4 (1968): 616-633.

___. "A Via Positiva in Kant." The Journal of Religion 48, no. 4 (1968): 351-375.

___. "The Meaning of Secular, Secularism, and Secularization." Lutheran World 16, no. 3 (1969): 263-270.

___. "Nathan Söderblom: Homo Religiosus?" The Lutheran Quarterly 21, no. 4 (1969): 392-396.

___. "Motif-Research in Irenaeus, Thomas Aquinas, and Luther." Studio Theologica 25, no. 1 (1971): 133-159.

___. "Review: A Revolution in Theology." The Journal of Religion 51, no. 1 (1971): 67-74.

___. "Segerstedt on We-Feeling: A Refinement of Comfort-Challenge." Acta Sociologica 14, no. 3 (1971): 162-168.

___. "Religion as Aesthetic Presentation: Current Signs." In Proceedings of the Sixth International Congress of Aesthetics at Uppsala 1968, edited by Rudolf Zeitler, 605-606. Uppsala, Sweden: Almqvist & Wiksell, 1972.

___. "Geo Widengren on Syncretism: On Parsing Uppsala Methodological Tendencies." Numen 20, fasc. 3 (1973): 163-185.

___. "On Religious Studies, in Lieu of an Overview." Journal of the American Academy of Religion 42, no. 4 (1974): 727-733.

___. "Responses." Journal of the American Academy of Religion 42, no. 4 (1974): 745-751.

___. "The Future of the Theology of Hope." Interpretation 29, no. 1 (1975): 84-86.

___. "First Impressions--and Second Thoughts." Bulletin of the Council on the Study of Religion 8, no. 2 (1977): 37-40.

___. "Religious Renewal." The Center Magazine 10, no. 2 (1977): 13-19.

___. "The Interpretation of New Religion and Religious Studies." In Understanding New Religions, edited by Jacob Needleman and George Baker, 101-105. New York: Seabury Press, 1978.

___. "Commentary." In Science of Religion: Studies in Methodology, edited by Lauri Honko, 177-185. The Hague: Mouton, 1979.

___. "Toward a Christian Theology of the World's Religions." CrossCurrents 29, no. 2 (1979): 156-168, 182. 

___. "Theology as Art Form." Journal of the American Academy of Religion 50, no. 1 (1982): 93-96.

___. "Religion, the Great Teacher." Humanities 4, no. 2 (1983): 1-2.

___. "The Vietnam War and Current Cultural Memory." Federation Reports: The Journal of the State Humanities Councils 7, no. 5 (1984): 6-8.

___. "Religious Studies/Theological Studies: The St. Louis Project." Journal of the American Academy of Religion 52, no. 4 (1984): 727-730.

___. "A Response to Dr. Strenski." Journal of the American Academy of Religion 55, no. 1 (1987): 125-126.

___. "The Quest for Transcendence." Word & World 7, no. 2 (1987): 125-130. [Text version]

___. "Religious Studies and Creative Reflection." Soundings 71, no. 2/3 (1988): 373-379.

___. "Content and Message in Teaching about Religion." Religion & Public Education 18, no. 2 (1991): 223-227.

___. "Religious Authority in an Ecumenical Age and a Pluralistic World." Ecumenical Trends 25, no. 5 (1996): 1-5.

___. "Lundensian Theology in the United States." Svensk Teologisk Kvartalskrift 72, no. 2 (1996): 59-63.

___. "Religion and Politics: Finding Normative Factors in Current Discussions." In Religion and the Political Order: Politics in Classical and Contemporary Christianity, Islam, and Judaism, edited by Jacob Neusner, 259-273. Atlanta, GA: Scholars Press, 1996.

___. "Religion and Religious Studies Ex Cathedra Uppsala." In The Sum of Our Choices: Essays in Honour of Eric J. Sharpe, edited by Arvind Sharma, 146-153. Atlanta, GA: Scholars Press, 1996.

___. "The Dialogue with the 'New Europe': A Two-Way Street." Religion, State & Society 25, no. 1 (1997): 37-40.

___. "Interpreting Vaclav Havel." CrossCurrents 47, no. 3 (1997): 301-316.

___. "Mr. Christian's Seminar." In The Future of Religion: Postmodern Perspectives, edited by Christopher Lamb and Dan Cohn-Sherbok, 218-224. London: Middlesex University Press, 1999.

 

___. Resume (CV). 1981.

 

Works about Walter H. Capps

Alles, Gregory D. "Review of Religious Studies: The Making of a Discipline, by Walter H. Capps." Journal of the American Academy of Religion 65, no. 2 (1997): 487-489.

Burkett, B.G., and Glenna Whitley. Stolen Valor: How the Vietnam Generation Was Robbed of Its Heroes and Its History, 431-434. Dallas, TX: Verity Press, 1998. [PDF excerpt]

California Council for the Humanities. "The Walter Capps Memorial Lecture." Oakland: California Council for the Humanities, n.d. (2011?).

Chidester, David. "Mobility." In Religion: Material Dynamics, 152-165. Oakland: University of California Press, 2018.

Clinton, Bill. "Remarks at a Memorial Service for Representative Walter H. Capps." November 12, 1997. [Hypertext; C-SPAN]

Duranti, Alessandro. "The Voice of the Audience in Contemporary American Political Discourse." In Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics 2001: Linguistics, Language, and the Real World: Discourse and Beyond, edited by Deborah Tannen and James E. Alatis, 114-134. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 2003.

___. "Narrating the Political Self in a Campaign for U.S. Congress." Language in Society 35, no. 4 (2006): 467-497.

___. "Democracy is Born in Conversation: Walter Capps' Campaign for the U.S. Congress." Faculty website. [PDF version]

Huntsberry, Randy. "Secular Education and Its Religion." Journal of the American Academy of Religion 42, no. 4 (1974): 733-738.

Ladner, Benjamin. "Why Do Ideas Illuminate?" Journal of the American Academy of Religion 42, no. 4 (1974): 739-745.

Lewin, Ralph. "When Can We Talk abou the Unspeakable?" California Council for the Humanities Network, Winter 2010.

Linenthal, Edward Tabor. "Vietnam and American Memory: A Review Article." Unpublished [1986]. 

Maslan, Mark. "Biographical Fraud and Traumatic Nationalism: Joseph Ellis's Vietnam Testimony." Biography 29, no. 4 (2006): 605-614.

McCutcheon, Russell. "Review of Religious Studies: The Making of a Discipline, by Walter H. Capps." Zygon 34, no. 3 (1999): 527-530.

Memorial tributes held in the House of Representatives of the United States together with memorial services in eulogy of Walter Holden Capps, late a Representative from California, One Hundred Fifth Congress, first session. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1997. [Hypertext; PDF]

Remus, Harold. "For Such a Time as This: The Council of Societies for the Study of Religion, 1969-2009." In Reinventing Religious Studies: Key Writings in the History of a Discipline, edited by Scott S. Elliott, 1-30. Bristol, CT: Acumen, 2013.

Strenski, Ivan. "Our Very Own 'Contras': A Response to the 'St. Louis Project' Report." Journal of the American Academy of Religion 54, no. 2 (1986): 323-335.

Welch, Claude. "An Informal Postscript to Capps on Wingspread." Unpublished. October 3, 1978. 

Wieneke, Bryant. Winning Without the Spin: A True Hero in American Politics. Huntington, NY: Kroshka Books, 2000.

             

News Articles about or by Walter H. Capps

Capps, Walter H. "Weapons Labs, the University and the Governor." Santa Barbara News-Press, July 5, 1981. [See draft version]

Ad for Walter Capps lecture on "Vietnam and the Rise of Conservative Religion." The UCSD Guardian, January 18, 1982. [See pages 10 and 14]

Hanerfeld, Lael E. "Moral Majority is at War within US." The UCSD Guardian, January 25, 1982.

Glennon, Gina. "Capps Elected CCH Chair, Wants Humanities Revival." Daily Nexus, May 2, 1983.

Anon. "'Impact of Vietnam War': UCSB Religion Class to Hear John Wheeler." Santa Barbara News-Press, February 2, 1985.

Dean, Paul. "Vietnam War: Veterans Relive Their Horrors in the UCSB Classroom: Course Lures 900 at Campus Once Embroiled in Violence." Los Angeles Times, March 10, 1985.

Extract, Marjorie. "UCSB's War Protest History Brings NBC to Isla Vista." Daily Nexus, April 30, 1985.

Beyette, Beverly. "Helping to Make Life Worth Living: Humanities Council Has Contributed to Culture for 10 Years." Los Angeles Times, October 16,1985. [PDF version]

Mills, Kay. "UC Humanist on the New Right: 'Diminishing the Human Spirit.'" Los Angeles Times, October 20, 1985. [PDF version]

Gisel, Dan. "A Pilgrimage to The Wall: Vietnam War Memorial: a National Center of Healing; Veterans Learn to Cope with Painful Memories of the War." Daily Nexus, February 26, 1986.

Sanders, Eddie. "A Trip to the Wall: The Children of the Vietnam Generation." Daily Nexus, March 11, 1987. [Reprinted in The UCSD Guardian]

Anon. "History Speaks: UCSB Students Won't Forget These Lessons of Vietnam." Santa Barbara News-Press, October 8, 1987.

O'Hara, Karen. "Course Re-ignites Teachers' Fire." Santa Barbara News-Press, August 7, 1988.

Goode, Stephen. "[Unknown]." Insight [Insight on the News], August 15, 1988. [Incomplete article about college courses on the Vietnam War]

Contreras, V. Wade. "Problems of Multiculturalism Viewed." Daily Nexus, n.d. (1988/1989?).

Daniels, Wade. "Overcrowding Almost Cancels UCSB Class." The UCSD Guardian, January 23, 1989.

Anon. "In Popular Class, Lessons Concern the Vietnam War." New York Times, February 25, 1990.

Lacher, Irene. "'Why Can't I Die Now? Bill White is Losing His Fight Against AIDS. He Tells His Story to an Unusual Class at UC Santa Barbara." Los Angeles Times, April 23, 1990. [PDF version]

Anon. "Speaker: Vietnam Vets Show Great Leadership." Omaha World-Herald, August 12, 1990.

Mirsky, Jonathan. "Reconsidering Vietnam." New York Review of Books, October 10, 1991. [PDF version] [See also Jonathan Mirsky, "Return to Vietnam: An Exchange," New York Review of Books, April 9, 1992 (PDF version)]

Anon. "UCSB Professor Runs for Congress." The UCSD Guardian, March 3, 1994. [Cover]

Associated Press. "Collision Injures Congressional Candidate." Los Angeles Times, May 25, 1996.

Skelton, George. "An Unusually Real Choice for Congress." Los Angeles Times, September 12, 1996.

Mogul, Fred. "Congressman Surprised at Life on Hill." Omaha World-Herald, 1997.

Yang, John E. "Lawmaker with a Soul Purpose." Washington Post, February 11, 1997. [PDF version]

Dart, John. "Dalai Lama to Lecture across Region." Los Angeles Times, May 31, 1997.

Giffin, Elizabeth J. "Constituent Service Top Priority for Capps." Santa Barbara News-Press, June 12, 1997.

Fulwood III, Sam. "Rep. Capps, Professor-Turned-Legislator, Collapses and Dies." Los Angeles Times, October 29, 1997.

Associated Press. "Rep. Capps of Santa Barbara Collapses, Dies." Los Angeles Times, October 29, 1997.

Gray, Jerry. "A California Congressman Dies After a Collapse." New York Times, October 29, 1997.

Associated Press and Jodie Stout. "Walter Capps Dies at Age 63" and "UCSB Loses Former Prof." Daily Nexus, October 29, 1997.

Cannon, Lou. "Walter Capps, Unpolitical Politician." Washington Post, October 29, 1997.

Lent, Brian A. "Walter Capps." Los Angeles Times, November 4, 1997.

Pham, Q. X. "Mourning a Man of Vision." Los Angeles Times, November 9, 1997.

Wilgoren, Jodi. "Painful Work Remains for Capps' Staff." Los Angeles Times, November 11, 1997.

Roberts, Jerry. "Keeping Representative Walter Capps' Legacy Alive at UCSB." Santa Barbara Independent, April 10, 2008.

Indy Staff. "UCSB All Gaucho Reunion." Santa Barbara Independent, April 24, 2008.

Preston, Ben. "UCSB Alumni Honor Walter Capps." Santa Barbara Independent, April 28, 2008.

Preston, Ben. "UCSB Students Connect with Veterans and Others Touched by the Horrors of War." Santa Barbara Independent, July 3, 2008.

Htoon, Sonia May. "Lois Capps, Veterans Lecture on Condition of Vietnam War Veterans." Daily Nexus, February 17, 2016.

Capps, Lois. "Reflecting on UCSB's Vietnam Veterans Class." Santa Barbara Independent, March 1, 2016.

Fischer, Sophia. "End of an Era: After Four Decades and Thousands of Students, a UCSB Favorite Course Ends." Coastlines, Spring 2018.

 

Materials from the Walter H. Capps Papers (UCSB Library)

Unpublished Articles and Writings

Capps, Walter. "The 'Nature' Motif in Thomism and Luther: A Comparative Study." Term paper for "Luther and Scholasticism" course, Yale Divinity School, January 1961. 

___. "Religion as Aesthetic Presentation: Current Signs." Presentation given at Congress of Aesthetics, Uppsala, Sweden, 1968.

___. "The Vietnam War and American Religious Sensibility [Incomplete]." Presentation given to CSDI conference on the Vietnam War and American Religious Sensibility, n.d. (1978). [See earlier incomplete draft.]

___. "The Vietnam War and American Religious Sensibility." Dialogue Discussion Paper for CSDI conference on the Vietnam War and American Religious Sensibility, March 27, 1978. 

___. "Theology and Religious Studies Reconsidered." Presentation or draft article, n.d. (1979).

___. "A Jeffersonian Alternative to the School Prayer Amendment." Draft op-ed for a newspaper. n.d. (1982).

___. "Welcoming the Vietnam Veterans Home." Draft op-ed for the Los Angeles Times, with rejection letter (Oct. 28, 1982). n.d. (1982). [See earlier draft, "Prolonging the Stress Reaction," March 11, 1981]

___. "The Moral Crisis in America: A Report from the New Religious Right." Ranson-Butler Lecture, Wichita State University, October 17, 1983.

___. "Walter Capps' Remarks at the Reception in the U.S. Senate [Incomplete]." Speech in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the NEH and 15th anniversary of a state humanities program, September 12, 1985.

___. "Voices of the Stranger." Book proposal for a textbook. n.d. (1990).

___. [Photo of Walter Capps with Dalai Lama, UCLA, April 6, 1991.]

___. "Introduction [Incomplete]." Draft of an introduction for his edited book The Vietnam Reader (1991), n.d. (1991). 

___. Draft op-ed for the Omaha World Herald in support of Bob Kerrey for President. n.d. (1991). 

___. "Kerrey [Incomplete]." Notes for an article about Bob Kerrey, n.d. (1992 or later).

___. "Commencement Address (UCLA) [draft]." UCLA Commencement, Humanities, June 13, 1992. [See Commencement program]

___. "Philosophy of Religion and Mystical Experience." Draft paper, n.d. (1993 or later).

___. Notes for Speech at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary [Incomplete]. n.d. (1994).

___. Notes for Sermon at Unitarian Church. February 19, 1995.

___. "Human Rights, Spiritual Values, and Political Realities: The 50th Anniversary of the United Nations." Speech presented at Uppsala University, n.d. (1995).

___. "Commencement Address (UCSB)." UCSB Commencement, Humanities and Fine Arts, June 18, 1995. [See Commencement program]

___. "Religious Studies: Unresolved Methodological Issues." Presentation given at the University of Tennessee, n.d. (1995 or 1996). [See earlier draft]

___. "Politics and Spirituality [incomplete]." Partial manuscript of a public presentation, n.d. (1996?).

___. "Uppsala Lecture." Written for delivery in Uppsala, Sweden, at Uppsala University's granting of an honorary doctorate in Theology, May 30, 1997.

___, and Wendy M. Wright. "Postlude." Draft of a postlude to their co-edited book Silent Fire (1983), n.d. (1982?).

 

Syllabi, Course Materials, and Lecture Notes

RS 155: Religion and the Impact of Vietnam

Syllabi and Teaching Materials

RS 155: Religion and the Impact of the Vietnam War, Sample Questions -- Final Exam. Winter 1983.

RS 155: The Vietnam War: Religious Implications, Class Profile and Preliminary Results of RS 155 Survey. Winter 1986.

RS 155: The Vietnam War: Religious Implications, Outline of First Weeks, Grading Results, and Orientation. Winter 1986.

RS 155: Impact of the Vietnam War, Final Examination. Fall 1986. Ventura Learning Center.

RS 155: Impact of the Vietnam War, [Final Exam Part 2]. Fall 1986. Ventura Learning Center.

RS 155: Impact of the Vietnam War, Syllabus ("The Sequence of Topics," "Fact Sheet," "Assignment Sheet," "Term Project Details"). Winter 1988.

RS 155: Impact of the Vietnam War, Fact Sheet. Winter 1988.

RS 155: Impact of the Vietnam War, Syllabus. Winter 1990.

RS 155: Impact of the Vietnam War, Textbook Requisition. Winter 1992.

RS 155: Impact of the Vietnam War, Book Order List for Winter 1993. June 1992.

RS 155: The Impact of the Vietnam War, Glossary of Terms. Winter 1994.

RS 155: Impact of the Vietnam War on American Culture, Description of Course. Winter 1995.

RS 155: Impact of the Vietnam War on American Culture, Reading List. Winter 1995.

RS 155: The Impact of the Vietnam War on American Culture, Term Project. Winter 1995.

Other RS 155 Materials

Letter from Walter Capps to Ninian Smart. February 10, 1986. Re: RS 200B Session on teaching about the Vietnam War within a Religious Studies curriculum and RS 155.

Photo of RSS 155 Guest Lecturer Shad Meshad. n.d. (1980s). (Photo 1)

Photo of RS 155 Visit to Washington, D.C. n.d. (1980s). (Photo 1)

Photo of RS 155 Visit to Washington, D.C. March 1, 1987. (Photo 1, Photo 2)

Photos of Walter Capps and students during Wendy Wilder Larsen and Tran Thi Nga visit. February 1988. (Photo 1, Photo 2, Photo 3)

Course Evaluation of RS 155 by Chau Hoang. June 4, 1992. Re: including more Vietnamese perspectives in the course.

 

ID 150: Voices of the Stranger 

ID 150: Voices of the Stranger, Syllabus ("The Sequence"). Spring 1988

ID 150: Voices of the Stranger, Syllabus. Spring 1988

ID 150: Voices of the Stranger, Syllabus. Spring 1991

ID 150: Voices of the Stranger, Syllabus ("Schedule of Readings," "The Writing Assignment"). Winter 1994.

ID 150: Voices of the Stranger, Supplementary Reading List (incomplete). n.d.

Letter from Walter Capps to Stanley J. Nicholson, Instructional Development. July 19, 1990. Re: ID 150 qualifies for UCSB's Ethnicity Requirement.

Book Proposal for "Voices of the Stranger" Textbook. n.d. (1990).

 

RS 153: Religion and Politics in America Today

Letter from Walter Capps to Richard E. Oglesby. February 10, 1982 and July 31, 1982. Re: Instructional Development Grants for the course in 1982-1983.

Photos of George McGovern speaking at Walter's Religion & Politics course in Winter 1982. (Photo 1, Photo 2, Photo 3, Photo 4, Photo 5, Photo 6)

 

Other Syllabi

Religion and the Process of Visualization, Winter 1977. College of Creative Studies. 

 

Humanities and Religious Studies Centers: Letters, Memos, Reports, and Materials

Letters from Walter Capps to Irving Laucks. April 15, 1977, and May 14, 1977. Re: potential funding for endowed chair or programming at the Institute of Religious Studies.

Memo from Walter Capps to CSDI ("The Vietnam War and Modern Sensibility"). September 16, 1977. Re: planning "dialogue sessions" on how the Vietnam War affected religion and values.

Letter from Walter Capps to Henry Offen. September 24, 1977. Re: future of the Institute of Religious Studies.

Memo from Walter Capps to CSDI ("A Proposal: The Humanities and Public Policy Issues"). October 29, 1977. Re: possible programming on the humanities and public policy.

CSDI Program: "Dialogue Session on Cultural Unity and Cultural Pluralism" (List of Participants). November 21, 1977.

Letter from Ed Linenthal to Walter Capps. n.d. [1977?]. Re: brainstorming participants for upcoming CSDI Vietnam War conference.

Letter from Walter Capps to Harry, Otis, Don, and Peter. December 13, 1977. Re: list of possible participants for upcoming CSDI Vietnam War conference.

Memo from Walter Capps to CSDI ("The Vietnam War and American Religious Sensibility"). n.d. (1978). Re: project description for upcoming CSDI Vietnam War conference.

CSDI Program: "Dialogue Session on the Vietnam War and American Religious Sensibility" (List of Participants). January 27, 1978. 

Report from Walter Capps to the Council on the Study of Religion ("Religious Studies in an Age of Limits: Notes from the Wingspread Conference." n.d. (1978). Re: the future of the academic study of religion; assisted by Deborah R. Sills and David Chidester. [See earlier draft, "Report from the Wingspread Conference on Research Needs in Religious Studies"]

Memo from Walter Capps to CSDI ("Vietnam Project Participants, Program Outline, and Program Notes"). January 12, 1979. Re: planning for CSDI's "The Impact of Vietnam" conference.

Report from Walter Capps to Robert W. Lynn (Lilly Endowment). February 22, 1979. Re: report on "The Influence of Religious Studies upon Religion," a project of the Institute of Religious Studies and funded by the Lilly Endowment. [See earlier draft, "The Influence of Religious Studies upon Religion: Impressions from an Inquiry"]

Brief: "Students Discern Religion in Religious Studies [draft]." n.d. (1979). Re: brief summary of "The Influence of Religious Studies upon Religion," a project of the Institute of Religious Studies.

CSDI Program: "The Impact of Vietnam" (Program Outline and Guest Participants). April 5-7, 1979.

Memo from Clyde Curry Smith to Walter Capps ("Observations"). April 8, 1979. Re: 1979 meeting "The Impact of Vietnam" at the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions.

Letter from Shad Meshad to Walter Capps. April 9, 1979. Re: 1979 meeting "The Impact of Vietnam" at the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions.

Memo from Walter Capps to CSDI ("The Impact of Vietnam"). n.d. (May or June 1979). Re: statement about CSDI's project on the impact of the Vietnam War. 

Memo from Walter Capps ("Humanities Institute Proposal: Religious Studies and Socio-Cultural Change"). n.d. (1981). Re: proposal for a Humanities Institute focused on religious studies, conference to take place in summer 1982; includes CV.

Transcript of "The Unfinished War: Vietnam and the Collective Healing Process" (CSDI Dialogue Session). April 8, 1981 (2:00 PM). Re: fourth dialogue session on the impact of the Vietnam War.

Proposal from Walter Capps ("A Comprehensive Inventory of Religious Studies"). n.d. (1984). Re: proposal requesting funds for a conference on the academic study of religion. 

 

Letters and Correspondence

Letter from Gary Hess to Walter Capps. March 10, 1985. Re: LA Times article about Walter's Vietnam War course, Walter's compassion for a gay student coming out of the closet.

Letter from Sen. Gary Hart to Walter Capps. March, 12, 1985. Re: LA Times article about Walter's Vietnam War course.

Letters from John (Jack) Wheeler to Walter Capps, RS 155 Students, and Lois Capps. February 14, 1985. Re: Wheeler's visit to RS 155 Vietnam War class.

Letter from Michael Hirsh to Walter Capps. March 10, 1985. Re: LA Times article about Walter's Vietnam War course.

Letter from Robert Burton to Walter Capps. March 10, 1985. Re: LA Times article about Walter's Vietnam War course.

Letter from William Stewart to Walter Capps and Bob Kerrey. March 10, 1985. Re: LA Times article about Walter's Vietnam War course.

Letter from Richard Trussell to Walter Capps. March 12, 1985. Re: LA Times article about Walter's Vietnam War course.

Letter from Dona Boatright to Walter Capps. March 13, 1985. Re: LA Times article about Walter's Vietnam War course.

Letter from Bob Christensen to Walter Capps. March 14, 1985. Re: LA Times article about Walter's Vietnam War course.

Letter from Fred R. Rickson to Walter Capps. March 14, 1985. Re: LA Times article about Walter's Vietnam War course.

Letter from Paul Dean to Walter Capps. March 15, 1985. Re: LA Times article about Walter's Vietnam War course.

Letter from Tricia Martella to Walter Capps. March 17, 1985. Re: LA Times article about Walter's Vietnam War course.

Letter from Ralph Carlson to Walter Capps. March 19, 1985. Re: LA Times article about Walter's Vietnam War course.

Letter from David Schwartz to Walter Capps. March 20, 1985. Re: LA Times article about Walter's Vietnam War course.

Letter from Jim Levora to Walter Capps. March 21, 1985. Re: LA Times article about Walter's Vietnam War course.

Letter from Gerry Swanson to Walter Capps. April 2, 1985. Re: LA Times article about Walter's Vietnam War course.

Letter from Sandie Fauriol to Walter Capps. April 15, 1985. Re: invitation to participate in "The Project on the Vietnam Generation," led by the Smithsonian Institution, with "Summary Report of the April 29, 1985 Planning Meeting" (dated May 25, 1985).

Letter from June O'Connor to Walter Capps. June 14, 1985. Re: LA Times article about Walter's Vietnam War course.

Letter from John Norfleet to Walter Capps. n.d., 1985. Re: LA Times article about Walter's Vietnam War course.

Letters from Eleanor Wimbish to Walter Capps. 1987-1990. Re: family, illness and death, Vietnam veterans. Wimbish's son was killed in Vietnam.

Letters from Wendy Wilder Larsen to Walter Capps [with photos]. February 18, 1988. Re: Wendy Wilder Larsen and Tran Thi Nga, co-authors, as guest speakers for Vietnam War course.

Letter from Eulah Laucks to Walter Capps. November 6, 1989. Re: Laucks nominated Walter for the Joseph C. Wilson Award from the Rochest Association for the United Nations.

Letter from Sen. Alan Cranston to Walter Capps. February 23, 1990. Re: RS 155 Vietnam War class visiting Washington, D.C.

Correspondence with Philip Salois, Walter Capps, and Laurence O'Connell. February 22, 1990 to April 24, 1991. Re: National Conference of Vietnam Veteran Ministers [Nov. 6-9, 1990].

Letter from Walter Capps to Colin Powell. January 28, 1992. Re: asking the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to address Walter's class during visit to Washington, D.C.

Letters and News Clippings from Mitch Kincannon to Walter Capps. May 19, 1992; clippings from 9/29/1991 and 6/28/1992. Re: Mitch Kincannon, a local AIDS activist, as guest speaker for Voices of the Stranger.

Letters from Santa Barbara Mental Health Association to Walter Capps. June 2, 1992. Re: including people with mental illness in ID 150 Voices of the Stranger class.

Correspondence with Kjell Lejon and Walter Capps. September 30, 1992 to September 10, 1994. re: Walter's visit to Uppsala, Sweden; joint publication on Anders Nygren; friendship.

Letter from Aage Knudsen to Walter Capps. July 28, 1993. Re: Walter's article on N. F. S. Grundtvig. 

Letter from Robyn Tell to Walter Capps. January 20, 1994. Re: former student praises Voices of the Stranger and D.C. capital internship program.

Letter from Reza Garajedaghi to Walter Capps. n.d., 1994. Re: Walter's 1994 congressional campaign.

Letter from Sharon Parker to Walter Capps. May 16, 1994. Re: CBS "60 Minutes" story on Vietnam War course, including entry level separations veterans in the course.

Correspondence with Marianne Williamson. February 20, 1995 to after March 16, 1995. Re: Williamson's writings.

Letter from Walter Capps to Scott Wilson. May 1, 1995. Re: Walter's travels and announcing his 1996 congressional campaign.

Letter from Robert N. Bellah to Walter Capps. January 19, 1996. Re: family, teaching, and Walter's 1996 congressional campaign.

 

Political Campaign Materials

Capps for Congress flier. 1994 or 1996.