This is a table of contexts of the materials obtained from the Grace Amadon Collection (Collection 154) received from the Center for Adventist Research in the James White Library at Andrews University. The content amounts to approximately 3,000 pages. While it is not possible to post all of it on the website, a listing of the contents gives an idea of the magnitude of the collection.
Table of Contents
Box 1, folders 1-8: Correspondence
F. W. Albright
M. L. Andreasen
Glen H. Draper, Astronomer, USNO
LeRoy E. Froom
Edwin R. Thiele
H. A. Washburn
With various astronomers
Box 1; folder 9: Articles
"Ancient Jewish Calendation." Original manuscript of the published article which appeared in Journal of Biblical Literature, LXI, part IV, 1942.
"Ancient Jewish Calendar Construction II." Original manuscript of the published article which appeared in Ministry, April, 1944.
"Ancient Jewish Calendar Construction [I]." Unpublished paper.
Box 1; folder 10: Studies
The Ancient Jewish Beginning of the Year
Chronological Outline – Table X
The Jewish Regnal Year: Neo-Babylonian and Persian Periods
The Place of Chronology in Our Modern System of Bible Study
The Jewish Calendar in the Fifth Century B.C.
Jewish and Babylonian Time-Keeping in the Sixth Century B.C.
A Restudy of the Assuan Papyri with a View of Determining the Synchronism of the Various Calendars in Use during the Persian Period
The Assyrian Eponym List
Early and Latter Rain
Box 1, folder 11
Studies of Old Testament Synchronisms
Box 1, folder 12: Tables
Comparative Chronologies of Neobabylonia, Persia, Egypt, and Israel, 627 B.C. – 443 B.C.
Construction of Aramaic Calendar in Time of Ezra and Nehemiah
Analogue of Ancient Egyptian, Jewish, and Macedonian Dates
Box 1, folder 14: Flood Calendar
The Flood Chronicle
Tables related to the dating of the Flood
Box 1, folder 15: Mosaic Calendar
Box 1, folder 16: Ezekiel Calendar
Box 2, folder 1: Articles
“Important Passover Texts in Josephus and Philo.” Original manuscript of the published article.
“The Johannine Synoptic Argument.” Original manuscript of the published article.
Box 2, folder 2: Research Papers
The Crucifixion Date: A Bible and Calendar Argument
The Crucifixion Date
Date and Hour of the Crucifixion Passover
Three Days and Three Nights
Historical Confirmation of the Crucifixion Calendar
Chronology of the Seventieth Week
Chronology of Paul’s Last Journey from Europe into Asia
The Prophetic Era
Characteristics of Mosaic Luni-Solar Calendar
Box 2, folder 3: Spirit of Prophecy Passover Argument
Collection of Spirit of Prophecy Quotations related to the Passover
Box 2, folder 4: Assorted Papers
Report of Committee on Historical Basis, Involvement, and Validity of the October, 22, 1844 Position (Part V)
Comments on the 1844 Chronology
Millerite Computation of the October 22 Date
How the Millerites Chose October 22
Courageous Action of Millerites on “Jewish Calendar” Problem
Brief Review of the New Views Regarding Millerite Chronology
The 1844 Problem
Was the Year 1844 an Embolismic Year?
Andreasen’s Review of Millerites
Luni-Solar Time (A Reply to Andreasen)
A Luni-Solar Calendar in Harmony With the Millerite Reckoning
[Scientific] Verification of Millerite Dates – 1844
Table: The Variable Translation Period: An Interval of Lunar Invisibility Ushering in Each Jewish Month
Box 2, folders 5 and 6: Translations of various scientific documents
On Lunar Calendar
On the Crucifixion Date
Box 3, folder 6: Papers
Fifth Trumpet Early Turkish – Not Arab War I
Fifth Trumpet Early Turkish – Not Arab War II
Fifth Trumpet Early Turkish – Not Arab War II (Seems to be a second version)
[Fifth Trumpet] (Missing first pages)
Criticism of the Interpretation of the Seven Trumpets
The Turkish Empire I
The Turkish Empire II
The Turkish Empire
The ‘August 11’ Date
The Josiah Litch Prediction
Box 3, folder 7: Revelation Studies
Landmark of Prophecy I
Landmark of Prophecy II
Landmark of History – July 27, 1299 – No. 1
Landmark of History – July 27, 1299 – No. 2
Analysis of the Periods of the Revelation: A Study of Symbolism
Chapter Outline of the Revelation
Chapter Outline of the Revelation (second version)
Box 3, folder 8: Spirit of Prophecy Quotations on Daniel and Revelation (Compiled by Grace Amadon)
Quotations from the Spirit of Prophecy on the Prophecies in the Books of Daniel and Revelation
Symbols and Scenes in the Revelation as Mentioned in the Spirit of Prophecy
Box 4, folder 4: Papers
Amadon, Grace E.: “The Jewish Calendar in the Fifth Century B.C.”
Wood, Lynn Harper: “The Relationship of the Jewish (Aramaic) Calendar During the Persian Period as Shown by the Assuan Papyri”
Box 4, folder 6: Correspondence
(Correspondence with Dr. R. A. Parker, Oriental Institute, University of Chicago)
Box 4, folder 7: Articles
Fraenkel, Dr. Abraham Adolf, “Against Extra Days!”, Journal of Calendar Reform,1942.
Weitz, Rabbi Martin M., “Time in Jewish History”, Journal of Calendar Reform, December, 1937.
Wilson, P. W., “Discussion of Leap Week”, Journal of Calendar Reform, March, 1935.
Box 4, folder 9: Correspondence
Correspondence with Dr. Jean Nussbaum
Interviews with leading men in Paris and Rome on agitation for World Calendar reform
Box 5, folder 4:
Sharp, F. L., “The Year of Crucifixion,” The Evangelist, July, 1927.
Box 5, folder 6: Miscellaneous Correspondence
Box 5, folder 7: Charts and Tables (Revelation)
Box 5, folder 8: F. C. Gilbert Materials
Preparation for the Passover: Preparation for the Sabbath
The Calendar: Especially as Related to the Tenth Day of the Seventh Month, 1844
On What Day of the Week Was Christ Crucified?
The Jewish Calendar
The Sign of the Prophet Jonas
Box 5, folder 9: J. H. Wierts Materials
Box 6, folder 1: J. H. Wierts continued
Reply/Criticism of the Wierts Analysis
Box 6, folder 3:
Quotations, Translation and Miscellaneous Materials Related to Karaite Calendar
Box 6, folder 4: LeRoy Froom’s Correspondence
Box 7, folder 1: Report of Committee on Historical Basis, Involvement, and Validity of the October 22, 1844 Position
Froom, LeRoy Edwin, Part II
Wood, Lynn Harper, Part IV
Box 7, folder 2: William Miller’s Letters
Box 7, folder 5: Correspondence
R. L. Odom
Box 8, folder 5:
Original Moon Reckoning for A.D. 31
The following additional information was obtained from the Archives and Statistics Department of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
Letter of Conveyance Concerning Report of the Committee on Historical Basis, Involvements, and Validity of the October 22, 1844, Position
Part I – Introductory Statement of Problem and Purpose
Part III – The October 22 Crisis, and Aftermath
Part IV – Date of Decree to Restore and Build Jerusalem
Part VI – Recapitulation, Conclusions, and Affirmatory Statement
Jewish Feast Cycle (1843 and 1844)
Millerite Understanding of Moon’s Translation Period
Instances of Short Translation Periods (Citations from Astronomical Authorities)
The Karaite Rules for Translation
Lunar Tables for 1842-1845: Compiled by Royal Observatory Greenwich, London, England, and copied at U. S. Naval Observatory, Washington, D. C.
Testimony of Leading American Almanacs for 1844 on Time of October New Moon
Conjunction of October 11, 1844
Uniform Witness of Millerites to “Change of Moon” on “Evening of October 11”
"When Gregory XIII reformed the calendar, the adjustment was made such that the vernal equinox should occupy the position assigned to it in the Easter tables . . . (which) date . . . from about the third century. The important point is that this adjustment placed the vernal equinox on a date that is purely arbitrary and not necessarily related to the date on which the equinox fell when the revision of the calendar by Julius Cæsar was made." Dr. Spencer-Jones, Royal Observatory, Greenwich, London, Dec. 28, 1938.