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Martin M. Weitz Papers

Identifier: M274


In 1977 Dr. Weitz (1907-1992) was the coordinator and guiding force for a Congress on Science and Ethics held at the University of Denver. The Congress brought together participants from science, religion and medicine to discuss relavant topics. The Martin M. Weitz papers document that Congress.


  • 1960-1988


Biographical / Historical

Dr. Martin M. Weitz was born in 1907, in Denver, Colorado, the son of Joseph and Rachel (Kauffman) Weitz. He was ordained a rabbi from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1934, after seven years of study, and simultaneously received a B.A.from the University of Cincinnati. He also received a Ph.D. from Burton College in Seniary, Colorado, in 1956; he also studied at the Colorado State College of Education, and the Harvard Chaplain

School. In 1959, he received the degree of Doctor of Divinity, Honoris causis from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. He has served congregations in Wisconsin, Iowa, New Jersey, Arkansas, New York. During World War II his experiences in the North Solomons earned him the name ''Sky Pilot.''

In 1977 Dr. Weitz was the originator and coordinator of three Conferences on Science and Ethics at the University of Denver. He was named scholar in residence at the University of Denver in October 1978. Dr. Weitz traveled extensively to every continent. He conducted tours to Europe, Mexico, Israel and South America and Afirca. He received numerous citations from civic and educational groups.

Dr. Weitz wrote numerous books and booklets including ''Timberline:'' a chapel book as a student at Hebrew Union College, Manuals for the World Union for Progressive Judaism (1955), Life Without Strife (1957-58), Decalogues for Our Day (1962), a booklet about Lincoln University's scholarly program: Campus on a Compass (1969), and edited The Hourglass, a journal published by the Center of Interfaith Studies at Lincoln University (1969-72).

Dr. Weitz died in 1992.


1 Items : half letter document box

Scope and Contents

The Martin M. Weitz Papers contain material related to the Congress on Science and Ethics held at the University of Denver in 1977. Included are biographical material on the participants and papers presented at the Congress.


The papers are arranged in one series, Congress on Science and Ethics. The original order created by Dr. Weitz has been generally retained.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred to the Archives from Religious Studies Department.


No further accruals are expected.

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