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At a Glance
This collection is arranged in two chronological series: Series I: Anti-war activism; and Series II: Civil rights and social justice work.
Scope and Contents
This collection contains selected UTS coursework of Lundeen related to the war in Vietnam, material related to anti-war organizing and resistance efforts at UTS, correspondence regarding Lundeen's decision to return his selective service cards, as well as flyers, publications, and clippings related mainly to New York-based, student and religious movement-led anti-war actions. This collection also contains materials related to Lundeen's civil rights and social justice work, including a diary from Camp Minisink; reports written by Lundeen documenting voter registration campaigns in Hattiesburg, Mississippi during Freedom Summer, as well as reports documenting social justice work Lundeen took part in under the auspices of the Delta Ministry largely in Natchez and Edwards, Mississippi; notes taken and supplemental materials compiled by Lundeen, including pamphlets, fact sheets, statistics, reports, and maps from organizations including SNCC, the Delta Ministry, and the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party; selected UTS course materials related to social justice efforts, including notes, readings, clippings, and material related to the Weekend Seminars run by the Ecumenical Institute of Chicago in 1967; and photographs, negatives, proof sheets, slides, and accompanying descriptive captions and notes, as well as informal census information and maps, that Lundeen compiled documenting neighborhoods and people in Natchez, Mississippi, towards producing a Natchez poverty report.
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.
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: Mark Lundeen papers, circa 1962-1975, series #, box #, folder #, The Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University in the City of New York.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was donated by Joy Lundeen Ellebbane, daughter of Mark Lundeen. Received in July 2021, accession UTS1-2022-002.
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 Leah Edelman in 2021.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Mark Gillette Lundeen was born on August 25, 1941 in Viroqua, Wisconsin, and grew up in Madison and Ripon, Wisconsin, attending the Methodist Church. After graduating from Carleton College, Lundeen attended Union Theological Seminary in New York, where he found opportunities to contribute to the civil rights and social justice efforts of the era, including Freedom Summer and anti-war activism. Lundeen earned a Bachelor of Divinity degree from UTS in 1968, and later returned to the South to work in a Head Start program in Mississippi. Lundeen married Eleanor Brown, and after the birth of two daughters-- Joy and Amy-- earned a master's degree in early childhood education at Bank Street College of Education and began a career of supporting children and families. Lundeen worked in organizations including the Floating Hospital, Bank Street Children's School, the Bank Street Follow-Through Program, and the 92nd Street Y Fathers Program, and also opened an independent practice after completing a Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology at Teachers' College, Columbia University. Lundeen sustained a traumatic brain injury in 2012, and died on October 22, 2018, in New York.