Log In | Contact Us | View Cart (0 items)
Browse: Collections Digital Content Subjects Creators Record Groups

William H. Leslie Papers

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Biographical

Ministry

Correspondence

Publications

Media



Contact us about this collection

William H. Leslie Papers, 1960-1993 | Wheaton College Archives & Special Collections

By The Wheaton College Archives & Special Collections Staff

Printer-friendly Printer-friendly | Email Us Contact Us About This Collection

Collection Overview

Title: William H. Leslie Papers, 1960-1993Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: SC/075

Primary Creator: Leslie, William H. (1932-1993)

Extent: 89.0 boxes. More info below.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged by series with folder level control.

Date Acquired: 00/00/1994

Subjects: Chicago (Ill.) - History., LaSalle Street Church (Chicago, Ill.), Leslie, William H., 1932-1993 -- Correspondence, Leslie, William H., 1932-1993 -- Sermons, Pastoral duties, Seminary Consortium for Urban Pastoral Education, Wheaton College (Ill.) - Alumni.

Forms of Material: Articles., Audiotapes., Correspondence, Illustrations, Lecture notes, Lectures, Photographs, Publications, Serials, Sermons, Syllabi, Theses, Videotapes

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The William Leslie Papers offer a rare primary source for urban ministry. The collection is organized with five main series (Biographical, Ministry, Correspondence, Publications and Media). The Biographical series contains material relating to travel and education with the education sub-series containing the bulk of the series and is composed of materials from Leslie's graduate studies. The Ministry series is the largest single series detailing Leslie's ministry and further organized into several sub-series: Pastoral, Teaching and Community Involvement. Correspondence measures less than one linear foot and is organized alphabetically. Publications are mainly secondary and relating to Chicago, its history and character. Media contains photographs and audio-visual materials. The collection contains over one hundred cassettes of Leslie's sermons and addresses, as well as others speaking at LaSalle Street Church.

Biographical Note

William Houghton Leslie was born July 10, 1932 in Milan, Ohio to William Houghton and Mildred (Wilkinson) Leslie. His father, born in West Africa, had been a teacher and minister. He attended Wheaton College and graduated in 1954 with honors. In 1956 he married Adrienne Andrews, together they had two daughters and two sons.

The same year he became pastor of First Baptist Church in Pekin, Illinois, a position he held for three years. In 1959 he became an assistant pastor at Moody Memorial Church in Chicago, working with Alan Redpath. During this time he began graduate studies in Wheaton College’s Graduate School and graduated with a Masters of Divinity in 1961.

After his studies were completed he assumed the pastorate of LaSalle Street Church in Chicago’s Near North neighborhood, a position he would hold for nearly thirty years. Early in his pastorate he began studies at Northwestern University, receiving a Master of Arts degree in 1965. He was a Graduate Teaching Fellow at Northwestern from 1969 to 1970. During this same period, until 1973, Leslie was an Adjunct Instructor at Trinity College in Deerfield, Illinois.

In 1976, Leslie was granted a Ph.D. from Northwestern University. His dissertation was written on the concept of women in the Pauline corpus in light of the social and religious environment of the first century. The following year he served as adjunct instructor at North Park Seminary in Chicago. This began a decade and a half career educating urban pastors, mainly with the Seminary Consortium for Urban Pastoral Education in Chicago. During this time he also served as an adjunct instructor at Wheaton Graduate School, Ontario Theological Seminary and Bethel Theological Seminary.

In 1985 Leslie was elected to Board of Community Renewal Society and served as its president in 1992. He was also U.S. Director for International Urban Associates from 1989 to 1990. Concurrently, until 1993, Leslie was a Senior Associate with Mid-America Leadership Foundation, serving as Director of the Church and Ministry Division.

In June 1993 Leslie married Michelle R. (Santy) Prentice. In August of that year Leslie died of a heart attack.

Subject/Index Terms

Chicago (Ill.) - History.
LaSalle Street Church (Chicago, Ill.)
Leslie, William H., 1932-1993 -- Correspondence
Leslie, William H., 1932-1993 -- Sermons
Pastoral duties
Seminary Consortium for Urban Pastoral Education
Wheaton College (Ill.) - Alumni.

Administrative Information

Repository: Wheaton College Archives & Special Collections

Alternate Extent Statement: 35 linear feet

Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on this collection.

Use Restrictions: Duplication may be restricted if copying could cause damage to items.

Acquisition Source: Gift

Acquisition Method: William Leslie

Preferred Citation: William H. Leslie Papers (SC-75), Wheaton College Special Collections, Wheaton, Illinois.

Other Note: The papers and library of William Houghton Leslie highlight urban ministry and the work of a pastor of an urban church on Chicago

Other URL: http://library.wheaton.edu


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Biographical],
[Series 2: Ministry],
[Series 3: Correspondence],
[Series 4: Publications],
[Series 5: Media],
[All]

Series 1: BiographicalAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: FamilyAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Costa RicaAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Africa TripAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: PhilippinesAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: ItalyAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: FranceAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: SwitzerlandAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Travel InsuranceAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: EducationAdd to your cart.
Box 2: Northwestern University PhD Dissertation - The Concept of  Woman in the Pauline Corpus in Light of the Social and Religious Environment of the First CenturyAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: IntroductionAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Chapter I - The Concept of Woman in the So-called Authentic LettersAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Chapter II - The Concept of Woman in the Questionable LettersAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Chapter III - The Concept of Woman in the "Most Doubtful Writings"Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Chapter IV - The Concept of Woman in Jewish and Hellenistic Thought and Practice During the Pauline EraAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Conclusions, Appendix, BibliographyAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: PhD Dissert - WomenAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: IntroductionAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Thessalonians - GalatiansAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Romans and Chapt 1 SummaryAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Colossians - EphesiansAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: The PastoralsAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Women within JudaismAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Women in Greco-Roman with SummaryAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Conclusions and AppendixAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: BibliographyAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Dissertation pp 88-132Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Dissertation ch IVAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Dissertation ConclusionAdd to your cart.
Box 3: MA Thesis - The Concept of Christian Assurance in the  Writings of PaulAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Chapter I - The Fact of Christian Assurance in the Writings of  PaulAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Chapter II - The Basis of Christian Assurance as Confidence in  the Trusthworthiness of the GospelAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Chapter III - The Nature of Christian Assurance as Life in the  SpiritAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Chapter IV - The Practical Results of Christian Assurance;  Appendix; BibliographyAdd to your cart.
Box 4: Historical and Literary Crit. of Early Christian ThoughtAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: ExamsAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: DemythologizationAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Kerygma and HistoryAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: ChronologyAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: RomansAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Life of JesusAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Historical JesusAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Miracles, Self-Consc. Jesus, Christology, Son of ManAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Paul - Chronology, Pre-Pauline Community, OpponentsAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Paul Literature, Romans, I and II CorinthiansAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Questions, Prison Epistles, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, ColossiansAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Philemon, I and II Thess., Pastoral Epistles (gen), I and II  Timothy, TitusAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Acts, Textual Issues, etc. GreekAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Crucial VocabularlyAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Verbs LocatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Notes - HelpsAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Brunner, William T., Jr. Syllabus of New Testament GreekAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Leslie's notes on Robertson and Davis' New Short Grammar JewsAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Lecture Outline, Essay TopicsAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: MessiahAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Eschatology -- Individual and NationAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Intertestamental BooksAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: ApocalypticAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: Dead Sea ScrollsAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Vis a Vis ChristianityAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: ExamAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: GeneralAdd to your cart.
Folder 28: HistoryAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: Legal CorporaAdd to your cart.
Folder 30: MysticismAdd to your cart.
Folder 31: PhilosophicalAdd to your cart.
Folder 32: TheologyAdd to your cart.
Folder 33: Holidays, Customs, InstitutionsAdd to your cart.
Folder 34: Relation to HellenismAdd to your cart.
Folder 35: The GospelsAdd to your cart.
Box 5: Case Study ClassAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: NewsletterAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Summary MaterialsAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Class Materials and NotesAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Case StudiesAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Leads -- Potential CasesAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: BibliographyAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 4: AwardsAdd to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Kiwanis CertificateAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: More AwardsAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 5: JournalAdd to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Writings in WL's BibleAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Journal from a family trip to Kenya and ZaireAdd to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Biographical],
[Series 2: Ministry],
[Series 3: Correspondence],
[Series 4: Publications],
[Series 5: Media],
[All]


Page Generated in: 0.237 seconds (using 311 queries).
Using 7.61MB of memory. (Peak of 7.72MB.)

Powered by Archon Version 3.21
Copyright ©2011 The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign