Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary

Paul Ehrman Scherer papers, 1923 -- 1968

Paul Ehrman Scherer papers, 1923 -- 1968

This series is open for research.

4 linear feet; 4 linear feet; 8 boxes

This series contains sermons, correspondence, newspaper clippings, ephemera, and diaries of Scherer. Sermons are both in bound volume format and loose; the bound volumes contain the sermons by original date given, but also show when the sermon was given on other dates past the original. There are additions, notes and re-writes throughout the volumes. The loose materials also include correspondence, newspaper clippings and pamphlets throughout the sermons. The material is organized by date, however it was more difficult to tell whether the dates were when the sermon was originally written, or a later date. The travel diary is from 1926 and the pages are mostly empty. Within the diary is a list of places visited in Naples, a postcard, and a ticket on the ship Majestic on the White Star Line. The correspondence is from various universities, organizations and churches with which Scherer was involved. These include Vanderbilt University, Princeton Theological Seminary, the Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, the publisher Hodder and Stoughton Limited, and Southern Methodist University. The topics covered within the letters are both personal and professional. Also included are programs, mailings, and newspaper clippings.

This series is arranged in rough chronological order.

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Box 1 Folder 1-4 Sermons, 1923 -- 1925

Box 2 Folder 1-5 Sermons, 1925 -- 1928

Box 3 Folder 1-4 Sermons, 1928 -- 1931

Box 4 Folder 1-2 Sermons, 1931 -- 1932

Box 4 Folder 3 Romans, Evening Sermons, 1922

Box 4 Folder 4 Sunday Morning, Mid-Week and Sunday Evening, Lenten Talks, 1923

Box 5 Folder 1-2 Sermons, 1932 -- 1936

Box 6 Folder 1-4 Sermons, 1936 -- 1954

Box 7 Folder 1-3 Sermons, 1941 -- 1960

Box 8 Folder 1-2 Sermons, 1933 -- 1965

Box 8 Folder 3 Travel diary, 1926

Box 8 Folder 4-5 Correspondence, 1959 -- 1968

Box 8 Folder 6-7 General , 1961 -- 1965