Methods in the Study of Religion: What Can We Learn?

This guide is designed to assist students in Methods in the Study of Religion (REL W4905) course, taught at Barnard College by Najam Haider


After you have located your source, whether it be primary, secondary or tertiary, you will need to interpret it. Librarians and archivists are available to help you with this task. There are also a number of online tools, including those available through the National Archives:

Written Document (used during class)
Photograph (used during class)
Motion picture
Sound Recording


Finding Aids

These are the finding aids that were used during the class:

MRL1: All Africa Christian Conference Records
MRL2: American Constantinople Relief Committee Records
MRL2: Mary Lewis Shedd Papers
MRL6: Matilda Calder Thurston Papers
MRL10: G. E. E. Lindquist Papers
UTS: Harry Emerson Fosdick Papers
UTS: Caroline Worth Pinkham Papers