|Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary|
At a Glance
Arranged in 7 series: 1. Union Theological Seminary, 1929-1976; 2. Writings, 1926-1999 (bulk 1926-1944); 3. Remembrances, 1944-2004; 4. Photographs [194?]; 5. Richard Ern's papers, 1930-1977 (bulk 1930-1931); 6. Signed Books; 7. Paul Buesing Papers [199?]-2004.
The collection consists of primary source material (correspondence, photographs, administrative files) related to the life and activities of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a Lutheran theologian, professor, and member of the German resistance. Includes unique material related to Bonhoeffer's residence at Union Theological Seminary in 1930-1931, such as transcripts, correspondence, and Bonhoeffer's "Deceased Alumnus file" a collection transferred from the UTS Alumnae/i Office. Other highlights include: photographs of Bonhoeffer and the concentration camp at Flossenburg where he was imprisoned; remembrances of Bonhoeffer (correspondence and articles) by his friends and family (mostly copies of originals from Princeton Theological Seminary and the National Lutheran Council); and Bonhoeffer's correspondence with Richard Ern and his family from 1930-1931; Gift Books inscibed by Bonhoeffer and an account by Paul Buesing of his study and contact with Bonhoeffer at the Finkelwalde Seminary.
Using the Collection
Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary
Restrictions on Access
Collection open for research by appointment.
Related Archival Materials
Associated Materials-- Note--The Burke Library also houses a related archival collection, entitled: Dietrich Bonhoeffer collection secondary source material.
The repository continues to add materials to this collection, generally on an annual basis
Ownership and Custodial History
This is an artificial collection created from the collections of Union Theological Seminary and donations from outside sources, in particular via the International Bonhoeffer Society.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
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