Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary
 

Dietrich Bonhoeffer primary sources, 1926-2004, bulk 1930-1946

Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID 5456034 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Bonhoeffer, Dietrich, 1906-1945 ; International Bonhoeffer Society
Title Dietrich Bonhoeffer primary sources, 1926-2004, bulk 1930-1946
Physical Description 1.5 linear feet 4 boxes (1.5 linear feet 4 boxes)
Language(s) English , German .
Additional Description https://library.columbia.edu/resolve/clio5456034
Access

Collection open for research by appointment.

Arrangement

Arrangement

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.

Description

Summary

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.

Accrual

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

Columbia University Libraries, Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary

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Anti-Nazi movement -- Germany Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bonhoeffer, Dietrich, 1906-1945 -- : Archives Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Flossenbürg (Concentration camp) -- : Archives Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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Union Theological Seminary (New York, N.Y.) -- : Archives -- : Students Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID