|Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary|
At a Glance
This collection is arranged in one series organized by format.
Scope and Contents
This collection contains Pauck's notes, written in German, relating to biblical exegesis and New Testament theology, as well as the original folder and an acid-free copy of all notes.
Burke Library record group:
Union Theological Seminary Archives: UTS 1, papers of faculty and students
Using the Collection
Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
The following boxes are located offsite: Box 1. Please note that requests for use of boxes held in offsite storage must be made three business days in advance.
Conditions Governing Use
Some material in this collection may be protected by copyright and other rights. Information concerning copyright, fair use, and reproduction requests can be consulted at Columbia's Copyright Advisory Office.
Item description, UTS1: Wilhelm Pauck papers, 1922-1923, box #, folder #, The Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University in the City of New York.
Princeton Theological Seminary Archives maintains numerous collections with material related to Wilhelm Pauck.
This collection was donated by Mrs. Marion Hauser Pauck in 1997, as part of the larger Wilhelm Pauck Papers. The majority of these papers were released from the Burke's custodianship in 2001, and were thereafter transferred to the archives at Princeton Theological Seminary.
This collection was among a large group of unprocessed materials that was organized in 2018 with the support of the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was donated by Mrs. Marion Hauser Pauck in 1997, as part of the larger Wilhelm Pauck Papers.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary
Materials were placed in new acid-free folders and boxes. The finding aid was created by Kevin Windhauser and Rebecca Nieto in 2018 with the support of the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, and edited by Leah Edelman in 2020.
2020-12-08 PDF converted to EAD and description updated by Leah Edelman.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Wilhelm Pauck was a German-American church historian and theologian. He was born on December 31, 1901 in Laasphe, Westphalia, Germany. He then studied theology at University of Berlin, graduating in 1925. He studied as an exchange student at the Chicago Theological Seminary from 1925 to 1926 and was ordained in the Hyde Park Congregational Church in 1928. He then taught as an instructor of Church History at Chicago Theological Seminary from 1926 to 1931, professor of Historical Theology at the same institution from 1931 to 1939, and held professorships at both Federated Theological Faculty of the University of Chicago (1939- 1953) and in the history department at Chicago during the same period. His cumulative career at the University of Chicago spanned from 1926 to 1953, during which time he also earned his doctorate in Theology at the University of Giessen in 1933. Following his tenure at Chicago he moved onto Union Theological Seminary in 1953, where he taught as Professor of Church History. Pauck also held positions at Vanderbilt University (1967-1972), Garrett Biblical Institute (1946), Maywood Lutheran Seminary (1946), University of Geneva (1938), University of Frankfurt (1948-49), University of Marburg (1949), the Graduate School of Ecumenical Studies in Bossey, Switzerland (1952), and as an emeritus teacher at Stanford (1972-1976). In additin to these positions, Pauck wrote on Paul Tillich and European Reformation history, and served as president of the American Society of Church History in 1936, and also as editor of the Church History journal from 1951-1953. Pauck died in 1981 in Palo Alto, California, at the age of 80.