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At a Glance
This collection is arranged in one series in original order.
Scope and Contents
This collection contains a 1" pastor's register from Williston's clergy in Flushing, New York.
Burke Library record group:
Union Theological Seminary Archives: UTS 1, papers of faculty and students
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Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
The following boxes are located offsite: Box 1. 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.
The register is fragile and may require restrictions and special care when handling.
Item Description, UTS1: Martin Luther Williston Papers, , box #, folder #, The Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University in the City of New York.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The exact provenance of this volume is unknown.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary
Pastor's register was cataloged by Lynn A. Grove on 1988-07-15. The Williston papers were among a large group of unprocessed material that was organized in 2017 with the support of the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation; materials were rehoused in acid-free folders and archival document boxes. The finding aid was created by Rebecca Nieto in 2018 and edited by Leah Edelman in 2020.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Martin Luther Williston was a Congregational minister. He was born in Attleboro, Massachusetts on March 20, 1843, and attended Andover Theological Seminary in 1866 before enrolling in Union Theological Seminary. Williston graduated in 1869, and was ordained in the New York and Brooklyn congregational associations on March 3, 1880. Williston led pastorates in Flushing, New York from 1869-1872, in Galesburgh, Illinois from 1872-1876, in Jamestown, New York from 1876-1879, throughout Europe from 1879-1881, in Davenport, Iowa from 1882-1888, in Elmhurst, Illinois from 1888-1896, in Attleboro Falls, Massachusetts from 1897-1898, and in Barrington, Rhode Island in 1899. In addition to his pastoral work, Williston was a professor of History at Carleton College from 1881 to 1882. Williston died in Hartford, Connecticut on November 11, 1918.