|Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary|
At a Glance
Collection contains correspondence, textual materials reflecting Shinn's academic and military experience, family life, and activities in retirement, materials relating to Shinn's leadership in religious and civic organizations, sermons and lectures, working papers and final drafts of publications in books and journals, as well as a small amount of realia including military regalia, certificates and licenses, photographs, and graphic materials.
Using the Collection
Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary
Restrictions on Access
Series 3H and 4C are restricted (see finding aid for details). The remainder of the collection is open for research by appointment.
Item description, UTS1: Roger L. Shinn Papers, series #, box #, and folder #, The Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University in the City of New York.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary
Papers processed BCK RMN CK 2015.
Finding aid prepared RMN CK 2016.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Roger L. Shinn (1917-2013) was an educator, administrator and author who championed the ecumenical movement and social activism in Protestant churches. At Union Theological Seminary, Dr. Shinn studied with giants of 20th-century religious thought, including Reinhold Niebuhr and Paul Tillich. He later served as the Reinhold Niebuhr Professor of Social Ethics at Union.