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Biographical Materials [series]

The Biographical series contains material relating to Wine's academic, professional, and personal lives. Content includes academic files from Wine's studies in philosophy and theology at the University of Michigan and Hebrew Union College; daily agendas from the 1970s and 1980s; and clippings related to Wine's career as well as the growth of the Birmingham Temple and other associated organizations. The series also encompasses personal tributes to Wine from members of this congregation, eulogies and funeral materials, and background information on Wine and his family (including his sister and brother-in-law, Lorraine and Ben Pivnick, major benefactors of the Humanistic Judaism movement).

 
Academic Files
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Aesthetics circa 1950s
Box   1  
Aramaic circa 1950s
Box   1  
Aristotle circa 1950s
Box   1  
The Bible circa 1950s
Box   1  
Christian Philosophy 1950s-1960
Box   1  
Economics circa 1950s
Box   1  
English Constitution circa 1950s
Box   1  
Epistemology 1948-1960
Box   1  
Ethics 1940s-1965
Box   1  
European Government circa 1940s-1950s
Box   1  
Fascism 1943
Box   1  
Gibbons, Edward 1947

(Essay submitted to the Hopwood Contest for Freshmen)

Box   1  
Grammar 1949
Box   1  
Hamilton, Alexander circa 1950s
Box   1  
History of Religion circa 1950s
Box   1  
Hume, David circa 1950s
Box   1  
International Law circa 1950s
Box   1  
Kant, Immanuel circa 1950s
Box   1  
Linguistic Analysis 1952-1962
Box   1  
Logic circa 1950s
Box   1  
Metaphysics circa 1950s-1960s
Box   1  
Mathematics circa 1950s
Box   1  
Midrash circa 1950s
Box   1  
Near East 1950-1951
Box   1  
Political Science 1950
Box   1  
Politics 1961
Box   1  
Proudhon, Pierre Joseph circa 1940s
Box   1  
Rilke, Rainier Maria circa 1950s
Box   1  
Royal Genealogies circa 1950s
Box   2  
Semantics circa 1950s
Box   2  
Socrates circa 1950s
Box   2  
State Government circa 1950s
Box   2  
Talmud circa 1950s
Box   2  
Theology circa 1950s
Box   2  
Treaties 1942-1951
Box   2  
Value Theory circa 1950s
 
Awards and Recognition
Box   2  
American Humanist Association (AHA) Humanist of the Year Award 2003
Box   2  
Various 1980s-2000s
Box   2  
Background, undated 2006
Box   2  
Birthday Celebrations 1988-1998
 
Clippings
Box   2  
Undated
Box   2  
1946
Box   2  
1964
Box   2  
1965
Box   2  
1966-1969
Box   2  
1970-1973
Box   2  
1974-1977
Box   2  
1978-1979
Box   2  
1980-1985
Box   2  
1986-1988
Box   2  
1989-1994
Box   2  
1995-1998
Box   2  
1999-2000
Box   2  
2001-2002
Box   2  
2003
Box   2  
2004-2005
Box   2  
2006-2007
Box   2  
2008
Box   41  
2002-2007

(oversize)

Box   2  
Curriculum Vitae circa 2000s
 
Daily Agenda
Box   2  
1973
Box   2  
1974
Box   2  
1977
Box   2  
1978
Box   2  
1981
Box   2  
1982
Box   2  
1983
Box   2  
1984
Box   3  
1985
Box   3  
1989
Box   3  
Diploma (Hebrew Union College) 1956 (facsimile)
Box   42  
Festschrift undated

(includes photo)

Box   3  
Memorial Services and Eulogies for Sherwin T. Wine 2007
Box   3  
Pivnick, Ben and Lorraine (sister of Sherwin T. Wine) 1963-1998

(includes photo)

Box   3  
Statements of Purpose and Motivation undated
Box   3  
Tributes to Sherwin T. Wine undated
Box   3  
Travel 1985-2007
 
Correspondence [series]

The Correspondence series is arranged chronologically and contains letters written to and by Wine as well as a selection of the many greeting cards sent to Wine by friends and admirers. The correspondence covers a variety of topics: questions about the Birmingham Temple and its practices and beliefs; moral support and congratulations for Rabbi Wine; planning for the temple and its publications; requests for speaking engagements; and Wine's involvement in a range of organizations.

Box   3  
Undated (2 folders)
Box   3  
Draft Letter to Humanistic Reform Rabbis circa 1960s
Box   3  
1962
Box   3  
1963
Box   3  
1964-1965
Box   3  
1966
Box   3  
1968-1979
Box   3  
1981
Box   3  
1982-1983
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1984
Box   3  
1985
Box   3  
1986
Box   3  
1987
Box   3  
1988
Box   3  
1989
Box   3  
1990
Box   3  
1991
Box   3  
1992
Box   3  
1993
Box   3  
1994
Box   3  
1995
Box   3  
1996
Box   3  
1997
Box   3  
1998
Box   3  
1999
Box   3  
2000
Box   3  
2001
Box   3  
2002
Box   3  
2003 (2 folders)
Box   4  
2004
Box   4  
2005
Box   4  
2006
Box   4  
2007
Box   4  
Greeting Cards 1980s-2000s (2 folders)
 
Writings [series]

The Writings series contains articles, books, essays, manuscripts and other materials as well as related content (reviews, publicity, page proofs, and some royalty statements). By and large, these works deal with questions of faith, Jewish culture, the nature of a meaningful existence, and the creation and practice of Humanistic Judaism. Many of the essays appear to have been used as the basis for lectures, but exact dates and venues are not known. Wine's publications include the books Humanistic Judaism; Judaism Beyond God; Celebration; High Holidays for Humanists; and Staying Sane in a Crazy World as well as contributions to collections such as Judaism in a Secular Age: An Anthology of Secular Humanistic Jewish Thought and Radical Theologians in Conversation. His articles appeared in a variety of journals, including Humanistic Judaism, Free Inquiry, The Humanist, and American Rationalist. The series furthermore includes an extensive collection of "The Rabbi Writes," Wine's regular column from the Birmingham Temple's newsletter (The Jewish Humanist). The series also contains A Life of Courage: Sherwin Wine and Humanistic Judaism (compiled by Dan Cohn-Sherbok, Harry T. Cook, and Marilyn Rowens), a volume that honors Wine's contributions to the movement and presents his personal assessment of his life's work.

Parts of some titles in this series are stored on digital media: Jews without Abraham, Moses or God (CD-ROM), Jews: A Provocative People (three 3.5" floppy disks and one USB drive), Tough Minds-Tender Hearts (two 3.5" disks).

 
Articles
Box   4  
Humanism Today 1986
Box   4  
The Humanist 1998-2002
Box   4  
Humanistic Judaism 1974-2000s
Box   4  
International Humanist 1987
Box   4  
The Jewish News 1990s
Box   4  
"The Rabbi Writes" (Jewish Humanist) 1970s-2000s (3 folders)
Box   4  
Religious Humanism 1967-1979
Box   4  
Various Sources 1970s-2003
 
Books
Box   4  
Celebration 2003
Box   4  
Judaism Beyond God 1995
Box   5  
Judaism in a Secular Age 1995
Box   5  
A Life of Courage 2003
Box   5  
Staying Sane in a Crazy World 1995
 
Essays
Box   5  
Anti-Semitism undated
Box   5  
"Demystifying Family Values" circa 1990s
Box   5  
Ethics undated
Box   5  
Holocaust undated
Box   5  
Humanism as Religion, undated 1982-2003
Box   5  
Humanistic Judaism circa 1970s-2000s
Box   5  
Humanistic Judaism and Politics undated
Box   5  
Humanistic Judaism and Tradition circa 1970s-2000s
Box   5  
International Jewry 1973-2000s
Box   5  
Israel 1970-2000s
Box   5  
Muslim World circa 1970s-2000s
Box   5  
Various undated
 
Manuscripts and Related Materials
 
Celebration
Box   5  
Outline undated
Box   5  
Page Proofs circa 1990
Box   5  
Reviews and Publicity 1990
Box   5  
Songs 1988-1989, undated
Box   42  
History (book?), untitled and undated
Box   5  
Humanistic Judaism 1979
Box   5  
Humanistic Judaism: an Anthology 1986
Box   6  
Jews: A Provocative People 2000s (3 folders, 3 floppy disks (3.5"))

(includes three 3.5" floppy disks)

(see also Real History of the Jews)

 
Judaism Beyond God
Box   6  
Reviews 1986-1988
Box   6  
Russian Translation 1998
Box   6  
Judaism in a Secular Age circa 1990s
Box   6  
A Life of Courage 2001-2003
Box   6  
Living with the Enemy circa 2000s
Box   6  
Radical Theologians in Conversation 1999

(Contribution by Wine to an anthology)

 
Real History of the Jews

(see also Jews: A Provocative People)

Box   6  
1997, undated (3 folders)
Box   42  
Related files
Box   42  
2007

(USB drive)

Box   42  
Manuscript Undated
Box   42  
Vol. 1 edits 2011

(CD-R)

 
Staying Sane in a Crazy World
Box   6  
Book Proposal circa 1990s
Box   6  
Correspondence, Reviews, and Publicity 1995-2006
Box   6  
Original Handwritten Draft circa 1990s
Box   6  
Proposed Cover Art circa 1995
Box   6  
Spanish Translation 1998-2000
 
Other (includes contributions by Wine to various projects)
Box   6  
Book Reviews, undated 1962
Box   6  
Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Religion 1999
Box   7  
Correspondence 1992-1995
Box   7  
Creative Works undated
Box   7  
"A Dialogue on Unitarianism and Humanism" 1979-1980
Box   7  
Encyclopedia of Unbelief 2004-2006
Box   7  
Fountain Street Church Sermons 1986-1991
Box   7  
Jews without Abraham, Moses or God 2006-2007

(includes CD-R)

Box   7  
Notebook undated
Box   7  
Royalty Statements 1999-2003
Box   7  
Tape Transcriptions 1980s
Box   7  
Tough Minds-Tender Hearts, unpublished 1988 (2 floppy disks (3.5"))

(includes two 3.5" floppy disks)

Box   7  
What Israel Means to Me 2004
 
Humanistic Judaism [series]

The Humanistic Judaism series is divided into two subseries: Educational Materials and Services, Ceremonies and Holidays (the latter of which includes content produced by the Birmingham Temple). Taken as a whole, these papers outline the philosophies and practices that underlie Humanistic Judaism as a faith.

 
Educational Materials [subseries]

The Educational Materials subseries provides an overview of the movement's roots within Judaism and humanistic thought and includes introductory course materials, relevant readings, and various writings by Wine.

Box   7  
Basic Principles of Humanistic Judaism circa 2000s
Box   7  
A Book of Quotations undated
Box   7  
Dietary Laws undated
Box   7  
Glossary of Humanistic Judaism Terms (A-M) circa 1990s
Box   7  
History of Humanistic Judaism 1969-1980s
Box   7  
History of Judaism undated
Box   7  
Humanist Manifestos I-III 1973-1999
Box   7  
Humanistic Philosophers undated
Box   7  
Introductory Guides to Humanistic Judaism undated
Box   7  
"The New Mysticism and The Power of Myth" undated
Box   7  
Public Response to Humanistic Judaism 1965-1980
Box   7  
Reading Lists undated
Box   7  
Relevant Readings undated
Box   7  
Roots of Secular Humanistic Judaism undated
Box   7  
"A Secular Humanist Declaration" undated
Box   7  
"Skills for Living in a Humanistic Jewish Community" undated
Box   7  
"Trailblazers of Humanistic Judaism" undated
 
Services, Ceremonies, and Holidays (includes materials related to the Birmingham Temple) [subseries]

The Services, Ceremonies, and Holidays subseries, on the other hand, illustrates how Humanistic Judaism has adapted traditional Jewish holidays and rituals to become a unique denomination. Content includes Wine's writings on Humanistic Judaism's adaptation of traditional rituals and observations, programs from worship services at the Birmingham Temple and elsewhere, and related materials. These papers include a large number of songs and music appropriate for use in humanistic temples.

Box   7  
Adoption/Conversion circa 1980s-2000s
Box   7  
Adult Confirmation circa 1990s
Box   7  
America Day undated
Box   7  
Birth Ceremonies circa 1990s
Box   7  
Circumcision 1969-1988
Box   7  
Funerals circa 1980s
Box   7  
Hanukkah circa 1990s
Box   7  
Havdala Services undated
Box   7  
High Holidays circa 1990s
Box   7  
Holiday Stories undated
Box   7  
Humanistic History of the High Holidays undated
Box   7  
Israel Day and Tu Bi-Shevat 1979-1998
Box   7  
Leadership Day undated
Box   7  
Life Cycle 1992
Box   7  
Marriage circa 1960s-2000s (2 folders)
Box   7  
Meditation Services 1945-2000s
Box   7  
Memorial Services circa 1980s-2000s
Box   8  
Mitsva and Confirmation circa 1980s-2000s (2 folders)
Box   8  
Naming 1960s-1990s
Box   8  
New Year's Day undated
Box   8  
Passover 1970s-2000s
Box   8  
People Day/Humanism Day 1982-1999
Box   8  
Poetic Services undated
Box   8  
Purim 1992-2006
Box   8  
Remembrance/Holocaust Day 1985-2000
Box   8  
Rosh Hashanah 1990s-2000s (2 folders)
Box   8  
Shabbat circa 1990s-2000s (2 folders)
Box   8  
Shavuot 1980-1996
 
Songs
Box   8  
circa 1980s-1990s
Box   8  
1988
Box   8  
Sukkot 1980s-2000
Box   8  
Temple Day 1965-1988, 1994
Box   8  
Thanksgiving 1960s-1990s
Box   9  
World Day 1978-1995
Box   9  
Yom Kippur circa 1990s-2000s
Box   9  
Miscellaneous undated
 
Birmingham Temple [series]

The Birmingham Temple series contains materials related to the temple's operation as well as Wine's rabbinical duties. Content includes temple events (anniversaries, Monday Forums, etc.), administrative files, correspondence (to and from Wine), adult and youth education materials, newsletters, press releases and clippings, and a large collection of programs from temple services. Files related to Wine's rabbinical duties contain sermons (a large portion of which date from the 1960s), marriage records, and various special events.

 
Activities
 
Anniversaries
Box   9  
Twenty-Fifth Anniversary 1988
Box   9  
Thirtieth Anniversary 1993
 
Fortieth Anniversary
Box   9  
Celebration Book 2003
Box   9  
Correspondence, Agendas, and Planning Materials 2003
Box   9  
Ellen Bodner Study Group 2000
Box   9  
Health Day 1989-1990
 
Monday Forum
Box   9  
1971-1986
Box   9  
1995-2007
Box   9  
Retirement of Sherwin T. Wine 2003
Box   9  
Other 1990s-2000s
 
Administration
Box   9  
Congregational Ethics undated
Box   9  
Executive Committee 2000-2001

(includes photo)

Box   9  
Installation of Assistants to the Rabbi circa 1990s
Box   9  
Installation of Officers and Trustees 1988
Box   9  
Membership Growth Report undated
Box   9  
Music Director's Duties undated
Box   9  
Pivnick Center for Humanistic Judaism Groundbreaking 1993
Box   9  
Statement of the Temple's Purpose and Identity 1964
 
Correspondence
Box   9  
Undated
Box   9  
1997-1999
Box   9  
2000-2001
Box   9  
2002-2007
 
Education
Box   9  
Adult Confirmation Course Materials circa 1980s-1990s
Box   9  
Adult Education Committee Meetings 1968
Box   9  
Humanistic Judaism Class 2002-2006
Box   9  
Youth Education circa 1990s-2000s
 
Newsletter (The Jewish Humanist)
Box   9  
Honorary Service 1995
Box   9  
Publication Checklists 1997-2002
Box   9  
1981, 2003-2007
Box   10  
Press Releases and Clippings 1977-2003
 
Rabbinical Duties
Box   10  
Dedication of the Torah undated
Box   10  
Licenses to Solemnize Marriages 1989-2006
 
Marriage Records
Box   10  
1956-1968
Box   10  
1968-1971
Box   10  
1971-1973
Box   10  
1973-1974
Box   10  
1974-1975
Box   10  
1975-1977
Box   10  
1977-1979
Box   10  
1979-1980
Box   10  
1980-1982
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1982-1984
Box   10  
1984-1986
Box   10  
1990-1995
Box   10  
1995-2006
Box   10  
Ordination of Tamara Kolton 1999

(First ordained Humanistic Rabbi)

 
Sermons
Box   10  
1960s (2 folders)
Box   10  
1961-1962
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1963
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1964
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1965
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1966
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1977-1991
Box   10  
Undated
 
Temple Services
Box   11  
Holidays 1963-1964 (2 folders)
Box   11  
Remembrance Service 1986
Box   11  
Shabbat 1998-2005
 
Themed Topics
Box   11  
A-J circa 1980s-2000s
Box   11  
L-R circa 1980s-2000s
Box   11  
S-Z circa 1980s-2000s
Box   11  
World Day 1976-1980s
 
Center for New Thinking [series]

The Center for New Thinking series documents Wine's involvement with the community forum he launched in 1976. Materials include administrative records (articles of incorporation, board meetings, financial information, and membership files), correspondence, publications, and event flyers (related to Center anniversaries, various weekly forums, seminars, etc.). This series also contains an index of the unarranged tapes in the Sound Recordings series.

Box   11  
Articles of Incorporation 1976-1993
Box   11  
Board of Advisors 1980-2006
Box   11  
Board Meetings 1984-2004
Box   11  
Clippings 1989
Box   11  
Community Cable Television Schedules and Information 1994-2006
Box   11  
Correspondence 1991-2007
 
Events
Box   11  
Anniversaries 1979-2007
Box   11  
Classes 1977-1978
Box   11  
Library Construction and Opening 2002-2003
Box   11  
Saturday Forum 1979-2006
Box   11  
Saturday Seminar 1996
Box   11  
Sunday Alternative 1998-2006
Box   11  
Sunday Forum 1982-2007
Box   11  
Tuesday Forum 1980-2000s
Box   11  
Thursday Forum 2000s
Box   11  
Other 1990-2004
 
Financial Records
Box   11  
1979-1985
Box   11  
1996-2005
Box   12  
Membership Files 1987-2004
Box   12  
Memorials 1988-1999
Box   12  
Mission Statement undated
Box   12  
Monographs 1985-1989
 
Newsletters
Box   12  
1982-1985
Box   12  
1997-2007
Box   12  
Newsletter Distribution Plans 2004
Box   12  
Tape Index for Recorded Lectures 1977-2007
Box   12  
Tax Exemption Information 1994-2001
Box   12  
Web Site Development 1998-2001
Box   12  
Miscellaneous undated
 
Organizations [series]

The Organizations series is broken into eight subseries and reflects the many diverse groups with which Wine was involved in his lifelong quest to promote Humanistic Judaism and general humanist values.

 
Arts Foundation of Michigan [subseries]

The Arts Foundation of Michigan subseries documents Wine's support for the arts as the chair of its Scholarship Committee. In addition to materials related to Wine's committee, there are administrative records, an organizational history, and various reports.

Box   12  
Arts Michigan Merger 2001
Box   12  
Board Members 1991-1995
Box   12  
Bylaws and Committee Charters 1991
Box   12  
Correspondence 1991-1993
Box   12  
Creative Artist Grant Program 1992
Box   12  
Financial Records 1992-1995
Box   12  
Grant Information 1985
Box   12  
History of the Foundation 1980s-1990
Box   12  
Meeting Agendas, Minutes, and Materials 1987-1996
Box   12  
Reports 1991-1992
Box   12  
Scholarship Committee Materials 1981-1996
Box   12  
Strategic Plan 1988
 
Clergy and Citizens United (CCU) [subseries]

The Clergy and Citizens United (CCU) subseries documents the group Wine helped found and its attempts to counter the religious right's definition of family values, introduction of school prayer initiatives, and other issues. This subseries contains materials related to CCU's American Values Institute as well as clippings, correspondence, administrative records, and position statements.

Box   12  
American Values Institute 1995-1997
Box   12  
Clippings 1995-2001
Box   12  
Constitution 1995
Box   12  
Correspondence 1994-2000
Box   12  
Events 1997-2001
Box   12  
Meetings circa 2000s
Box   12  
Members circa 1995
Box   12  
Resource Materials for Issues circa 1995
Box   12  
Statements and Writings 1995-2000
Box   12  
Miscellaneous 1997-2000
 
International Federation of Secular Humanistic Jews (IFSHJ) [subseries]

The International Federation of Secular Humanistic Jews (IFSHJ) subseries illustrates Wine's extensive involvement with Humanistic Judaism on the international scene. The subseries includes extensive information about the group's first conference, organizational bylaws, correspondence, and materials concerning the IFSHJ's North American branch (the North American Federation of Secular Humanistic Jews) and its activities as well as those of the Leadership Conference for Secular and Humanistic Jews.

Box   12  
Bylaws undated
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Clippings 2004
 
Conferences
Box   12  
1986
Box   12  
1988-2006
Box   12  
Correspondence 1988-2006
Box   12  
International Executive Committee 1987
Box   12  
Leadership Conference for Secular and Humanistic Jews 1987-2002
Box   12  
Newsletter 1999
 
North American Federation of Secular Humanistic Jews
Box   12  
Executive Committee 1987
Box   12  
First Biennial Meeting 1987
Box   12  
Mission Statement 1987
Box   12  
Press Releases 1986
Box   13  
International Institute for Secular Humanistic Judaism (IISHJ) [subseries]

The International Institute for Secular Humanistic Judaism (IISHJ) subseries highlights Wine's involvement in the creation and operation of Humanistic Judaism's main source of publications and leadership training. The subseries includes content related to the IISHJ's administration, educational activities (seminar listings, course catalogs, and its Leadership Program) and events (conferences, symposia, and colloquia) in addition to Wine's correspondence.

Box   13  
Academic Seminars, undated 2001-2003
Box   13  
Book Project 1989-1990
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Brochures, undated 2006
Box   13  
Budget (proposed) 1986
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Catalog undated
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Clippings 1995-1997
 
Correspondence
Box   13  
Undated
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1984-1985
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1986 (3 folders)
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1987-1994
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2004-2007
 
Events
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Alpern Symposium on Religious Unity 2003
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Annual Conference 1998
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Colloquia 1995-2007
 
Colloquia Proceedings (publications)
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1995
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1999
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2001
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Jerusalem Seminar 1995
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(Jeffrey) Sachs Lecture 2005
Box   13  
Goals and Projects 1986
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Governance 1985-1992
Box   13  
Job Descriptions 2003
Box   13  
Leadership Program 1984-2004
Box   13  
Related Writings undated
Box   13  
Tax Exemption Notice 1986
 
North American Committee for Humanism (NACH) [subseries]

The North American Committee for Humanism (NACH) subseries highlights Wine's role in creating and leading a confederation of six major humanist organizations. These files cover administrative activities (meetings, bylaws, financial records, etc.), clippings, correspondence, and publications in addition to documentation of the operation and educational activities of the NACH's graduate-level program at the Humanist Institute.

 
Administration
Box   13  
Annual Meetings 1984-1987
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Articles of Incorporation 1982-1983
Box   13  
Board Meeting Agendas, Minutes, and Materials 1983-2001
Box   13  
Bylaws 1983-1989
Box   13  
Combined NACH/Humanist Institute Board Meeting 2000
Box   13  
Financial Records 1989-1995
Box   13  
IRS Audit Response 1992
Box   13  
Leadership Award 1985-1986
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Leadership Conference 1985-1986
Box   13  
Membership Directory 1991-1992
Box   13  
Mission and Vision Statements circa 2000

(Includes the NACH's five-year plan)

Box   13  
Organizing Meeting 1982
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Clippings 1985-1991
 
Correspondence
Box   13  
1982-1988
Box   13  
1989-1993
Box   14  
Events
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Conference Address ("Human Relations for the '90s") circa 1990s
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Humanist Weekend 1987-1995
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Michigan Humanist Weekend 1992
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Moscow Humanist/Atheist Dialogue 1985-1989
Box   14  
"Rebels with a Cause" (dramatic monologue) 1989
Box   14  
Retirement of Sherwin T. Wine 1992
Box   14  
Twentieth Anniversary 2002
Box   14  
History circa 1983
 
The Humanist Institute
Box   14  
Accreditation 1984
 
Administration
Box   14  
Board of Governors 1991-1992
Box   14  
Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes 1991-1995
Box   14  
Bylaws undated
Box   14  
Contracts 1985
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Curriculum, Schedules, and Course Offerings 1987-1997
Box   14  
Financial Records 1987-2001
Box   14  
Friends of the Humanist Institute Leadership Award 1986
Box   14  
Fundraising Activities 1985-1989
Box   14  
Library Remodeling 1990
Box   14  
Long Range Planning circa 2006
Box   14  
Mission and Direction 1991-1992
Box   14  
Paul Beattie Memorial Scholarship 1990
Box   14  
Staff Meeting Minutes and Agendas 1985-1992
Box   14  
Background and History 1982-1991
Box   14  
Correspondence 1983-1992
Box   14  
Directory 2004
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Faculty Lists, Memoranda, and Curricula Vitae 1985-1999
Box   14  
Faculty Colloquia 1987-1997
 
Publications
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Brochures undated
Box   14  
Humanism Today (journal) 1991-1992
Box   14  
Newsletters 1984-1986
Box   14  
Miscellaneous Writings 1980s-1992
 
Students
Box   14  
Application for Admission undated
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Class Rosters 1985-1991
Box   14  
First Class 1984
Box   14  
Graduates 1983-1999
Box   14  
Issues 1991-1992
 
Publications
Box   14  
The Best of Humanism (anthology) 1985-1986
Box   14  
Brochure undated
Box   14  
Newsletters and Mailings 1983-2001
Box   14  
Youth Groups 1988-1992
Box   14  
Miscellaneous, undated 1991-1992
 
Society for Humanistic Judaism (SHJ) [subseries]

The Society for Humanistic Judaism (SHJ) subseries contains correspondence, clippings, and educational materials as well as materials related to the first conference of Secular and Humanistic Jews.

Box   14  
Adult Education Seminar undated
Box   14  
Annual Meeting Materials circa 1980s
Box   14  
Background undated
Box   14  
Conferences 2001-2004
Box   14  
Correspondence 1988-2007
 
First Conference of Secular and Humanistic Jews
Box   14  
Correspondence 1980-1985
Box   14  
Photographs 1981
Box   14  
Publicity and Clippings 1981-1984
Box   14  
Humanistic Judaism Groups 1997-2007
Box   14  
Israel Trips undated
Box   14  
Newsletters 1973, 2006
Box   14  
Songbook undated
 
Voice of Reason (VOR)/Americans for Religious Liberty (ARL) [subseries]

The Voice of Reason (VOR)/Americans for Religious Liberty (ARL) subseries illustrates Wine's role in the organization and operation of a group intended to combat the rise of right-wing fundamentalism in the early 1980s. The files cover the organizations administration and activities as well as correspondence, clippings, and newsletters.

Box   14  
Activities 1981-1987
 
Administration
Box   14  
Advisory Board 1982
Box   14  
Articles of Incorporation and Certificate of Amendment 1981, 1984
Box   14  
Board of Directors 1982-1985
Box   14  
Bylaws and Organizational Rules 1981-1983
Box   14  
Chapters 1982
Box   14  
Coalitions 1982
Box   14  
Financial Contributions 1981-1983
Box   14  
Financial Records 1981-1986
Box   14  
Membership Cards 1981-1982
Box   14  
Meeting Agendas and Minutes 1982-2003
Box   14  
Merger with the Humanist Foundation 2002
Box   14  
Mission and Purpose 2004

(letter from cofounder Edward Ericson)

Box   14  
Statement of Principles circa 1982
Box   14  
Tax Exemption Information 1981
Box   15  
Background and History 1981-2000
Box   15  
Clippings 1981
Box   15  
Correspondence 1983-2003
Box   15  
Council of Organizations and Others for Educations About Parochiaid (CAP) 1983-1984
Box   15  
Issues 1981-1990
Box   15  
Michigan Chapter Activities and Related Materials 1982-1983
Box   15  
Newsletters, Publications, and Mailings 1981-1995
Box   15  
Science Committee 1981-1982
Box   15  
Speakers Bureau 1981-1982

(includes photo)

 
Other [subseries]

The Other subseries contains information related to the 27 other organizations with which Wine was involved (to varying degrees) over the course of his life. The contents are highly diverse and include religious, social, professional, and humanistic organizations; notable groups include the International Association of Humanist Educators, Counselors, and Leaders (restructured in 1993) and Scientists and Citizens United (founded by Wine not long before his untimely death).

Box   15  
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) 2001-2007
Box   15  
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Michigan, Oakland County Branch 2005
Box   15  
American Ethical Union and Ethical Culture Societies 1982-1984
Box   15  
American Friends of Religious Freedom in Israel (AFRFI) 2005
Box   15  
American Humanist Association (AHA) 1980-2007
Box   15  
American-Israeli Civil Liberties Coalition, Inc. 1989
Box   15  
Association of Humanistic Rabbis (AHR) 1991-2007
Box   15  
Center for Humanistic Studies 1999
Box   15  
Central Conference of American Rabbis 1974-1982
 
Conference on Liberal Religion (CLR)
Box   15  
Correspondence 1985-1988
Box   15  
Meetings, Related Materials, Clippings, etc. 1985-1994
Box   15  
Newsletters and Memoranda 1985-1993
Box   15  
Council for Democratic and Secular Humanism 1980-1992
 
Fellowship of Religious Humanists (FRH)
Box   15  
Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes 1980-1991
Box   15  
Bylaws 1968-1990
Box   15  
Clippings 1980
Box   15  
Conferences, Annual Meetings, and Related Materials 1968-1984
Box   15  
Correspondence 1980-1992
Box   15  
Directories 1980-1991
Box   15  
Financial Records 1992
Box   15  
Future Planning Committee 1980
Box   15  
President's Reports and Memoranda 1984-1992
Box   15  
Gay and Lesbian Atheists and Humanists (GALAH) undated
Box   15  
Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard 2007
Box   15  
Institute for Professional Clergy/Institute for Creative Religious Leadership 1974-1976
 
International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU)
Box   15  
Background and History undated
Box   15  
Bylaws, Applications, etc. 1953-1992
Box   15  
Correspondence 1979-1992
Box   15  
Directories 1982-1993
Box   15  
Events 1978-1992
Box   15  
International Survey on the Social and Legal Position of Humanists undated
Box   15  
Proposed Resolution on Israeli-Palestinian Issue 1988

(written by Sherwin T. Wine)

Box   15  
Meeting Minutes and Agendas 1984-1992
Box   15  
Member Organizations 1982-1997
Box   15  
Newsletters and Journals 1980-2001
Box   16  
International Association of Humanist Educators, Counselors, and Leaders (IAHECL)
Box   16  
Annual Reports 1988-1993
Box   16  
Associated Activities and Groups 1988-1993
Box   16  
Background and History 1989-1992
Box   16  
Biennial Seminars 1988-1993
Box   16  
Board of Directors and Officers 1988-1993
Box   16  
Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes 1988-1993
Box   16  
Constitution undated
Box   16  
Correspondence 1988-1993
Box   16  
Distinguished Leadership Award 1988-1993
Box   16  
Decentralization and Restructuring 1993
Box   16  
Financial Records 1988-1992
Box   16  
Humanist Education undated
Box   16  
Membership 1989
Box   16  
Professional Code undated
 
Publications
Box   16  
The European Humanist (journal) 1994
Box   16  
The Humanist Professional (journal) 1989-1991
Box   16  
IAHECL News (newsletter) and Mailings 1990-1992
Box   16  
Statements on Issues undated
Box   16  
Michigan Board of Rabbis 1998-2006
Box   16  
Michigan Coalition of Secular and Humanistic Jews 1984-1989
Box   16  
The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership (CLAL) 1989
Box   16  
The New Group 1983-2003
Box   16  
Progressive Zionists 1987
 
Scientists and Citizens United
Box   16  
Background 2007
Box   16  
Correspondence 2006-2007
Box   16  
Issues 2006-2007
Box   16  
Meetings and Events 2006-2007
Box   16  
Press Releases and Writings 2006-2007
Box   16  
Speakers Bureau 2006-2007
Box   16  
Secular Jewish Community Center 1999
Box   16  
Triangle Foundation 1993-2002
Box   16  
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations 2007
 
United Jewish Communities
Box   16  
1999
Box   16  
2001
 
Public Appearances [series]

The Public Appearances series contains announcements, programs, and related correspondence to the numerous speaking engagements held by Wine around the metropolitan Detroit area. This series is unarranged.

Box   17  
Announcements, programs, and related correspondence 1980s-2000s

(unarranged)

 
Subject Files [series]

The Subject Files series contains Wine's personal files on a variety of topics ranging from the American Constitution to Objectivism and includes Wine's notes and collected materials. Of particular note are a file of Wine's personal heroes and a manuscript letter written by Benjamin Disraeli.

Box   18  
American Constitution 1950s, 1977-1979
Box   18  
Anti-Semitism undated
Box   18  
Anthropology 1970-1979
Box   18  
Birobidzhan 2000
Box   18  
Capitalism 1979
Box   18  
Cartoons 1977-2000
Box   18  
Censorship undated
Box   18  
Children's Stories 2000
Box   18  
Communism undated
Box   18  
Counter Culture 1971
Box   18  
Disraeli, Benjamin 1864
Box   18  
Drama undated
Box   18  
Euthanasia 1978-1982
Box   18  
Family 1967-1999
Box   18  
Flat Iron Buildings undated
 
Friends
Box   18  
Creativity 1998
Box   18  
Personal undated
Box   18  
Futurism 1956
Box   18  
Hebrew-English Dictionary undated
Box   18  
Hebrew Readings undated
Box   18  
Heroes 1973-1998
Box   18  
Hershman, Abraham undated
Box   18  
Himmelhoch Family 1994-1996
Box   18  
Holocaust undated
Box   18  
Homosexuality 1970s-1980s
Box   18  
Humor 1998-1999
Box   18  
Individualism 1978
Box   18  
Middle East 1978-1979
Box   18  
Objectivism 1965-1966
Box   18  
Punishment 1960
Box   18  
Rabbis 1992
Box   18  
Reconstructionism 1992
Box   18  
Readings circa 1970s-1990s
Box   18  
Roosevelt, Franklin 1945
Box   18  
Sex 1976-1980
Box   18  
Skinner, B.F. 1967
Box   18  
Theology circa 1960s-1990s
 
Card Files [series]

The Card Files series contains the various card files used by Wine in his professional life. The Administration cards contain contact information, overviews of Birmingham Temple activities and events, and summaries of office procedures. Reference Materials include Wine's notes from his readings and research and are arranged alphabetically by personal name, topic, or organization. Lectures contain outlines of talks and were used by Wine at the Birmingham Temple, the Center for New Thinking, and various conferences, forums, events, etc. There are five distinct groupings of lecture materials and these range from the unarranged to the carefully alphabetized. Funerals and Eulogies were used by Wine at memorial services throughout his career as a rabbi.

Box   19  
Administration, including contact information, Birmingham Temple activities, and office procedures 1980s-2000s
 
Reference Materials: Notes from readings and other research, arranged by personal name, topic, or organization undated
Box   20  
A-G
Box   21  
H-Rei
Box   22  
Rel-Z
 
Lectures: Outlines of talks delivered at the Birmingham Temple, Center for New Thinking, and various conferences, events, etc.
Box   23  
1970s-1980s

(loosely alphabetized)

Box   24  
1970s-2000s

(loosely alphabetized)

Box   25  
1980s-2000s

(A-Z)

Box   26  
1990s-2000s

(A-Z)

Box   27  
Various Lecture and Reference Materials 1960s-1990s

(unarranged)

Box   28  
Funerals and Eulogies 1950s-2000s

(A-Z)

 
Sound Recordings [series]

The Sound Recordings series consists mainly of cassettes of various lectures delivered at the Center for New Thinking. While these materials are unarranged, a tape index in the Center for New Thinking series provides a detailed list of subject matter and dates. This series also contains additional recordings (on compact disc) of Wine speaking.

 
Cassettes of various lectures delivered at the Center for New Thinking 1970s-2007

(unarranged)

Box   29  
Cassettes of various lectures delivered at the Center for New Thinking 1970s-2007
Box   30  
Cassettes of various lectures delivered at the Center for New Thinking 1970s-2007

(continued)

Box   31  
Cassettes of various lectures delivered at the Center for New Thinking 1970s-2007

(continued)

Box   32  
Cassettes of various lectures delivered at the Center for New Thinking 1970s-2007

(continued)

Box   33  
Cassettes of various lectures delivered at the Center for New Thinking 1970s-2007

(continued)

Box   34  
Cassettes of various lectures delivered at the Center for New Thinking 1970s-2007

(continued)

Box   35  
Cassettes of various lectures delivered at the Center for New Thinking 1970s-2007

(continued)

Box   36  
Cassettes of various lectures delivered at the Center for New Thinking 1970s-2007

(continued)

Box   37  
Cassettes of various lectures delivered at the Center for New Thinking 1970s-2007

(continued)

Box   38  
Cassettes of various lectures delivered at the Center for New Thinking 1970s-2007

(continued)

Box   38  
Cassettes of various lectures delivered at the Center for New Thinking 1970s-2007

(unarranged)

Box   38  
Cassette: Staying Sane in a Crazy World 2001
 
Compact Discs: lectures and a memorial service (3 optical discs (in 1 folder; CDs))
Box   38  
(Lillian) Genser Memorial Service 2006
Box   38  
"Rabbi Wine at the Triangle Chapter of Humanistic Judaism" 2003
Box   38  
"Return to Our Roots" 2003
 
Visual Materials [series]

The Visual Materials series contains photographs, videotapes, and publicity posters. The photographs are largely of Wine (from youth to adulthood and in professional as well as leisure activities) and Center for New Thinking events; the videotapes document Wine and others speaking on humanism and Humanistic Judaism; and the posters include one announcing Wine's retirement celebration at the Birmingham Temple. This series also includes a DVD of a oral history interview with Wine.

 
Photographs
Box   39  
Armenian Jewish Cemetery 2003

(JPEG images on a CD-R)

 
Center for New Thinking (programs and events)

(see also oversize album, 1999-2006, in Box 41)

Box   39  
1980s-2000s (2 folders)
Box   39  
1990s
Box   39  
Colorado Congregation for Humanistic Judaism hosts Sherwin T. Wine 1998
Box   39  
Picnic (JPEG images on a CD-R) 2005-2006
Box   39  
Religious Ceremonies performed by Sherwin T. Wine 1983-2005
Box   39  
Russian Trip 2000
Box   39  
Secular Humanistic Judaism Conferences 1990s
 
Wine, Sherwin T.

(see also oversize folder)

Box   39  
Childhood and Adolescence 1930s-1940s
Box   39  
Seminary 1950s
 
Portraits and Miscellaneous
Box   39  
Undated
Box   39  
1990s-2000s
Box   39  
DVD: "JFMD Oral History" (Rabbi Wine) 2005
 
Videotapes (VHS)
Box   39  
Education for Shared Values in Pluralistic Societies undated
Box   39  
Essays on Richard Rodriguez and Robert Pinsky 1999
Box   39  
Humanism and Human Relations 1994
Box   39  
Humanistic Judaism undated
Box   40  
HumCon 2001

(conference sponsored by the L.A. Freethought Federation)

Box   40  
Introduction to Humanistic Judaism undated
Box   40  
Shared Values in a Pluralistic Society 1996
Box   40  
Two Lectures by Paul Mendes-Flohr 2001
Oversize Folder   1  
Publicity Posters undated, 2003