|Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary|
At a Glance
This collection is arranged in one series in original order.
Scope and Contents
This collection contains bound volumes of Park's lectures delivered at Andover Theological Seminary from 1867-1868, transcribed and with manuscript notes by Henry Albert Stimson (clergyman and Union Theological Seminary student). This collection also includes Stimson's notes on Henry Boynton Smith's lectures at Union Theological Seminary from 1866-1867, and outlines of lectures on theology, circa the 1840s, with manuscript notes by Zephaniah Moore Humphrey (Andover Theological Seminary student).
Burke Library record group:
Union Theological Seminary Archives: UTS 1, papers of faculty and students
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Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary
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Item description, UTS1: Edwards Amasa Park lectures, c. 1840-1868, box #, folder #, The Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University in the City of New York.
UTS1: Henry A. Stimson papers, 1866-1867, 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
Material was cataloged by Lynn A. Grove 1988-07-13. Materials were rehoused in acid-free folders and archival document boxes. Rusty paperclips were removed and replaced with plastic clips. The finding aid was created by Rebecca Nieto in 2018 with the support of the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, and edited by Leah Edelman in 2020.
2020-10-20 PDF converted to EAD and description updated by Leah Edelman.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Edwards Amasa Park was an American congregational theologian. He was born on December 29, 1808 in Providence, Rhode Island, the son of Congregational minister Calvin Park. Park attended Brown University (where his father was a professor), graduating in 1826. He entered Andover Theological Seminary after Brown, graduating in 1831. In the early 1830s Park preached throughout Massachusetts, notably with pastor R.S. Storrs of the Congregational Church in Braintree, Massachusetts, from 1831 to 1833. Following his coursework, Park was a professor at Amherst College from 1836 to 1847, serving initially as professor of mental and moral philosophy, then Bartlett Professor of Sacred Rhetoric. Concurrently, Park began teaching at Andover as professor of sacred rhetoric and Christian Theology, positions he held from 1847 to 1881. Due to his popularity in this role, Park was promoted as chair of systematic theology at Andover, a position he occupied until 1881. A rigorous teacher in systematic theology, Park published amply, including, following a European tour and encounter with Professor B.B. Edwards, the Bibliotheca Sacra, over which Park would serve as editor for forty years beginning in 1852. Park retired in 1881, remaining in Andover until his death in 1900.