The Jacques Ellul Collection contains numerous published works by or about Ellul, but the bulk of the collection is based on a three-reel microfilm set that follows Jacques Ellul: A Comprehensive Bibliography, compiled by Joyce Main Hanks. The microfilm contains many of the hard-to-find Ellul essays, speeches, and lectures. The prints from the microfilm, numbering over 6,000, comprise most of the collection. The writings range in date from 1936 to 1983. The microfilm prints are followed by holographic and xerographic manuscripts of some of his books, lectures and addresses, and notes. The collection also contains media material, including interviews conducted by Joyce Hanks and others. This media has not yet been transcribed. Secondary material, dating from 1939 to 1984, completes the collection, containing critical reviews, correspondence concerning Ellul, and periodicals.
The Jacques Ellul Collection seeks to offer readers and researchers a complete collection of Ellul’s books and most of his articles, as well as many of the references and responses to his work, including interviews and reviews. These materials have been organized chronologically, following the order of the published Ellul bibliographies.