|Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary|
At a Glance
This collection is arranged in one chronological series.
Scope and Contents
This collection contains four bound volumes of notes compiled by students on lectures in systematic theology given by White from 1842-1849.
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: Henry White lecture notes, 1842-1849, box #, folder #, The Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University in the City of New York.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lecture notes from 1842 were donated by Gale Huntington of the Thomas Cooke House and Museum in 1964. Lecture notes from 1849 were donated by the University of Oklahoma Libraries. Other provenance information is unknown.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary
Materials were cataloged by Lynn A. Grove on 1988-07-15. Metal clips and staples were removed from materials and folded items were flattened. 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
Henry White was born in Durham, New York on June 19th, 1800. Born to a working-class farm family, White distinguished himself at Greencastle Academy, earning the attention of the American Education Society, which helped fund his college education at Union College. After earning a degree with high distinction, White completed graduate study in Theology at Princeton University, taking a degree in 1826. That year, White was licensed to preach by the Presbytery of Columbia, and began doing so at the Allen Street Church in New York City. Two years later, in 1828, White became an active member of the group working to found Union Theological Seminary, and was appointed as Union's first Professor of Systematic Theology. For the remainder of his life, White served Union in this role, becoming a popular lecturer at Union, and remaining there despite being offered professorships at competing institutions. Henry White passed away on August 25, 1850.