|Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary|
At a Glance
This collection is arranged in one series in received order.
Scope and Contents
This collection contains correspondence between Union Theological Seminary and Fordham University while Edwin O. Kennedy served as the secretary of the Seminary, as well as Kennedy's two-part biographical essay, written while he was in his 70s. Part two, added first, is entitled "The Days of My Years: Another Decade 1971 – 1981." Part one, added later, is entitled "The Days of My Years: An Autobiography."
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.
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.
Item description, UTS1: Edwin Oliver Kennedy papers, circa 1952-1984, box #, folder #, 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
Some material was cataloged by Matthew S. Lucas on 2003-02-11. Materials were placed in new acid-free folders and boxes. The finding aid was created by Erin H. Campbell in 2015 with the support of the Henry Luce Foundation, revised to include folder 3 in February 2020 by Leah Edelman, and edited by Leah Edelman in October 2020.
2020-10-22 PDF converted to EAD and description updated by Leah Edelman.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Edwin Oliver Kennedy was born in New York City on January 31, 1900. He attended Union College then went on to Union Theological Seminary from 1921−1924 to earn a Bachelor of Divinity before being ordained by the Presbytery Church of Albany on April 18, 1924. Edwin O. Kennedy served as pastor of the Ridgeview Community Presbyterian Church in West Orange, New Jersey from 1924−1934. He worked as associate professor of practical theology as well as Secretary and President of the Alumni Association at Union Theological Seminary from 1952 until his retirement in 1966. Union College and Carroll College both awarded him an honorary Doctorate in Divinity, and he retired from ministry in 1984. He died on October 3, 1997 in Washington Township, New Jersey.