Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary
 

Paul Edwin Spiecker papers, 1933 -- 1938

Summary Information

Abstract

Reverend Paul Edwin Spiecker was a Union Theological Seminary student and Methodist minister, and Pastor of Trinity Church in Stony Point, NY. The collection contains manuscript and typescript notes for term papers and lectures at Union Theological Seminary, as well as booklets from the NJ Temperance Society, The Scientific Temperance Federation Bulletin from 1938, and a booklet on "Alcohol Problems Visualized" published by the National Forum.

At a Glance

Bib ID 4492497 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Spiecker, Paul Edwin, 1908-2000
Title Paul Edwin Spiecker papers, 1933 -- 1938
Physical Description 2.75 linear feet (2.75 linear feet; 6 boxes)
Language(s) English .
Access

This collection is open for research.

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Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in two series: Series 1: Class notes; and Series 2: General.

Description

Scope and Contents

This collection contains manuscript and typescript notes for term papers and lectures at Union Theological Seminary. Included are lectures on the Old Testament by Julius A. Bewer, the New Testament by Ernest F. Scott, systematic theology by John Baillie and Paul Tillich, philosophy of religion by Henry Pitney Van Dusen and Mary Ely Lyman, history of religions and church history by Cyril Richardson, practical theology by Henry Sloane Coffin, and religious education and psychology by Harrison S. Elliott. Also included in this collection are booklets from the NJ Temperance Society, The Scientific Temperance Federation Bulletin from 1938, and a booklet on "Alcohol Problems Visualized" published by the National Forum.

  • Series 1: Class notes, 1933 -- 1936

    This series contains class notes, papers, and exams from courses taken by Spiecker at UTS, with instructors including: Dr. John Baillie, Dr. Bewer, Professor Van Dusen, Dr. Lynn Harold Hough, Professor Bruce Curry, Professor Harry Emerson Fosdick, Professor Stanley Hopper, Dr. Edwin Lewis, Dr. E.W. Lyman, Dr. Cyril Richardson, Professor Scott, and Professor Paul Tillich.

  • Series 2: General, 1933 -- 1938

    This series contains booklets from the NJ Temperance Society, The Scientific Temperance Federation Bulletin from 1938, and a booklet on "Alcohol Problems Visualized" published by the National Forum. Of note are several parody songs written by Spiecker and another student poking fun at several of UTS's professors, as well as a love song to "Ruth" composed by Spiecker in 1933.

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.

Boxes in this collection are located offsite. 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.

Preferred Citation

Item description, UTS 1: Paul Edwin Spiecker papers, 1933-1938, series #, box #, folder #, The Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University in the City of New York.

Custodial History

This collection is part of the Union Theological Seminary Archives, which comprises institutional and administrative records of the Seminary, combined with the papers of many organizations, scholars, pastors, laypersons, and others connected with the school. The materials in this collection were part of a large group of unprocessed material that was organized in 2015.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The exact provenance of this collection is unknown.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary

Processing Information

Some material was cataloged by Lynn A. Grove on 1988-07-14. Materials were placed in new acid-free folders and boxes. Acidic items were separated from one another by interleaving with acid-free paper as needed. Any items in an advanced state of deterioration were placed in Mylar envelopes. The finding aid was created by Margaret Kaczorowski and Brigette C. Kamsler in 2015 with the support of the Henry Luce Foundation, and edited by Leah Edelman in 2022.

Revision Description

2022-05-17 PDF converted to EAD and description updated by Leah Edelman.

Subject Headings

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Subject

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Baillie, John, 1886-1960 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bewer, Julius A (Julius August), 1877-1953 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Clergy Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Coffin, Henry Sloane, 1877-1954 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Elliott, Harrison S (Harrison Sacket), 1882-1951 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lyman, Mary Redington Ely, 1887-1975 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Richardson, Cyril Charles, 1909-1976 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scott, Ernest Findlay, 1868-1954 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Spiecker, Paul Edwin, 1908-2000 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Theological seminaries -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Tillich, Paul, 1886-1965 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Union Theological Seminary (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Van Dusen, Henry P (Henry Pitney), 1897-1975 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Paul Edwin Spiecker was born in Philadelphia, PA in 1908. He graduated from the Pennington School in New Jersey in 1929 and Boston University in 1933 prior to attending the Union Theological Seminary. The Reverend Paul Edwin Spiecker attended UTS from 1933-1936, and went on to work as Pastor of Trinity Church in Stony Point, NY. Reverend Spiecker died in 2000.

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Series 1: Class notes, 1933 -- 1936

This series is open for research.

2.5 linear feet; 2.5 linear feet; 5 boxes

This series contains class notes, papers, and exams from courses taken by Spiecker at UTS, with instructors including: Dr. John Baillie, Dr. Bewer, Professor Van Dusen, Dr. Lynn Harold Hough, Professor Bruce Curry, Professor Harry Emerson Fosdick, Professor Stanley Hopper, Dr. Edwin Lewis, Dr. E.W. Lyman, Dr. Cyril Richardson, Professor Scott, and Professor Paul Tillich.

This series is arranged by course.



Box 1 Old Testament, 1933 -- 1935



Box 2 New Testament , 1934 -- 1935



Box 3 Folder 1-7 Systematic Theology, 1935 -- 1936


Box 3 Folder 8 Reinterpretation of Life in History, 1935 -- 1936


Box 3 Folder 9 Interpretation of Life, 1935 -- 1936



Box 4 Folder 1-5 Practical Theology, 1934 -- 1936


Box 4 Folder 6 Field Work 1-2, 1933 -- 1934


Box 4 Folder 7 Sermons, 1935 -- 1936


Box 4 Folder 8-9 Religious Education, 1933 -- 1935


Box 4 Folder 10-13 Church History, 1935 -- 1936



Box 5 Folder 1-6 Philosophy of Religion, 1933 -- 1935


Box 5 Folder 7-12 History of Religion, 1935

Series 2: General, 1933 -- 1938

This series is open for research.

0.25 linear feet; 0.25 linear feet; 1 box

This series contains booklets from the NJ Temperance Society, The Scientific Temperance Federation Bulletin from 1938, and a booklet on "Alcohol Problems Visualized" published by the National Forum. Of note are several parody songs written by Spiecker and another student poking fun at several of UTS's professors, as well as a love song to "Ruth" composed by Spiecker in 1933.

This series is arranged chronologically.



Box 1 Folder 1 Paper by W. Van Dyken, Song Parodies, Love song, December 1933


Box 1 Folder 2 Pamphlets on the Church and Social Activism, 1937


Box 1 Folder 3 Booklets on Temperance Societies, 1938