Columbia University: Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary

Columbia University: Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary

Union Theological Seminary
3041 Broadway
New York, NY 10027, United States
Located on the campus of Union Theological Seminary, the Burke Library is the largest theological library in the western hemisphere, containing rich collections for theological study and research. With holdings of over 700,000 items, the Library is recognized as one of the premier libraries in its field and includes extensive holdings of unique and special materials.

Collection Sampling

China Continuation Committee records, circa 1912 -- 1922

This collection contains the records of local and national committees and conferences established in China in 1913 to continue the ecumenical work started by the World Missionary Conference held in Edinburgh in 1910
Collection ID: 8642799

Auburn Theological Seminary records, 1818 -- 2001

The papers of Auburn Theological Seminary consist of records of the institution, including historical documents dating from its founding, institutional publications such as catalogues, and detailed alumni records as well as personal papers, scrapbooks, some photographs and sermons from faculty and alumni. The move from Auburn to New York City is well documented. The majority of the collection consists of manuscript notebooks, correspondence, sermons and personal papers with miscellaneous deeds, photographs and other documents.
Collection ID: 5637394

David Dudley Field papers, circa 1820 -- 1869

David Dudley Field was a Congregational minister and local historian. The collection includes four notebooks containing historical and ecclesiastical notes, minutes, journal entries, biographical and genealogical documents, and Church meeting summaries.
Collection ID: 4492448

Russell Haden Davis papers, circa 1977 -- 1991

Personal and administrative records, including syllabi, lecture notes, field examinations, correspondence, and other materials documenting Davis's years at UTS as a PhD student and then on the Psychiatry and Religion faculty, circa 1977-1991.

Collection ID: 16743630

Religious education study, 1930-1931

Source materials covering Christian work among students in non-Christian schools; religious affiliation of students; 104 interviews on religious education; questionnaire study of Buddhist and Christian Sunday schools; conferences and miscellaneous data of the Christian Literature Society; newspaper evangelism data; and reports on the religious situation in Japan and the Japanese Christian Student Movement.

Collection ID: 4492607

Paul Ehrman Scherer papers, 1923 -- 1968

This collection contains sermons, correspondence, newspaper clippings, ephemera, and diaries of Paul Ehrman Scherer (1892-1969), Lutheran, UTS professor of homiletics, author, and an American preacher.
Collection ID: 4492488

Manuscript, 1827

"Kirchliche Geographie u. Statistik.".

Collection ID: 4488498

Henry Sloane Coffin Papers, 1865-1983, bulk 1885-1954

Correspondence; sermons; Presbyterian Church materials including letters relating to possible union of the Presbyterian Church and the Protestant Episcopal Church in the U.S.A., 1937-1954; letters and materials relating to Robert College, Istanbul, Turkey; manuscript for A HALF-CENTURY OF UNION THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY, ca. 1954; and manuscripts and galley proofs by biographer M.P. Noyes, ca. 1964.

Collection ID: 4492441

International Association of Women Ministers records, 1920 -- 2003

The International Association of Women Ministers was organized (originally named the International Association of Women Preachers) on November 21, 1919 at the YWCA in St. Louis, Missouri, to develop an enabling fellowship among women ministers; promote equal ecclesiastical rights for women; urge women to qualify for increased efficiency in Christian service; and encourage consecrated and capable women to take up the work of Christian ministry. The collection consists of the records kept by the governing board of the IAWM including membership records, board minutes, financial records, photographs, subject files, and periodicals including the organization's newsletter, The Woman's Pulpit.
Collection ID: 5628275

Robert T. Handy papers, circa 1930 -- 1986

Robert T. Handy (1918-2009) was a Union Theological Seminary Professor of Church History and Academic Dean and Adjunct Columbia University Religion Department faculty member, and published a history of UTS in 1987. The collection contains a typescript of Handy's History of Union Theological Seminary, as well as correspondence and administrative materials of organizations that Handy was involved in: the Fellowship of Socialist Christians (FSC) and Christian Action (CA).
Collection ID: 4492455