|Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary|
At a Glance
The collection is arranged in 9 series: 1. Biography, 1910-1944; 2. Correspondence, 1878-1944; 3. Subject files (3A. Bible studies, 1880-1944; 3B. Correspondence courses, 1891-1937; 3C. Method, 1890-1942; 3D. Organizations, 1900-1936; 3E. Student addresses, 1898-1935; 3F. Topical, 1886-1945); 4. Writings, 1882-1944; 5. Scrapbook materials, 1885-1941; 6. Collected publications, 1881-1945; Series 7: Elizabeth Worthington White Papers, 1890-1970; Series 8: Sermons, circa 1900 - 1944; and Series 9: Unprocessed material, 1900 - 1944.
Scope and content
Includes essays, research notes, correspondence, clippings, scrapbook materials, books, booklets, leaflets, and photographs.
Using the Collection
Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary
Restrictions on Access
The collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Alternate Form Available
Selected items also available in digital facsimile as part of an online exhibit, curated by Ruth Tonkiss Cameron.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Wilbert Webster White was born in Nankin, Ohio on Jan. 16, 1863. He was awarded the Ph. D. from Yale in 1891. He became a professor at Xenia Theological Seminary, then became an associate directior of the Moody Bible Institute. In 1900 he founded the Bible Teachers Training College which later became the Winona Bible School and then the Biblical Seminary in New York. He retired from the presidency in Oct. of 1938. His death occurred Aug. 12, 1944. [Biblical Seminary became the New York Theological Seminary in 1966].