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William H. Leslie Papers

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

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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


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

Series 4: PublicationsAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: PrimaryAdd to your cart.
Box 81: Leslie ManuscriptAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Helps for the Spiritual JourneyAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: "God's Concern for the Poor," Bethel Seminarian, Spring 1982,  p. 2Add to your cart.
Folder 3: "God and My Neighbor: The Circle of Concern,"  Pioneer Girls Perspective, Winter 1968-69, p. 4-7Add to your cart.
Folder 4: "God Loves the Inner City," Christian Life Magazine, July 1973,  [2 p.]Add to your cart.
Folder 5: "The Story of the Wheaton Awakening of 1950-A Centennial  Presentation, 1960Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: SecondaryAdd to your cart.
Box 82: Chicago Material IAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: People GroupsAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: AsianAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: American IndianAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Cemetery TourAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Church Tours ChicagoAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Clergy OrientationAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: OrientationAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Chicago Neighborhood ToursAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: BridgeportAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: LakeviewAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Lincoln ParkAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Near NorthAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Near WestAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: N. LawndaleAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: LoopAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Little VillageAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Harold Washington LibraryAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: RoselandAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: UptownAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Wicker ParkAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Chicago ParksAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Suburb ToursAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Quizzes on ChicagoAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: Chicago HistoryAdd to your cart.
Box 83: Chicago Material IIAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: DemographicsAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: History of ChicagoAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: South SideAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: West SideAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Brief History HandoutsAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Special PeopleAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Special EventsAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Special PlacesAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Politics/LeadersAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Statistics and Economic TrendsAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Housing - Atrium VillageAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Chicago AgendasAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: PilsenAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: MexicanAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: LatinosAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: African AmericanAdd to your cart.
Box 84: Chicago Material IIIAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: MapsAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: DiscretionaryAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Leslie F.R. [Fundraising] PlanAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Chicago History and SociologyAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Key City ArticlesAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Gen ChicagoAdd to your cart.
Box 85: Chicago Material IVAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Gangster ToursAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: ArchitectureAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Art InstituteAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Murals/SculpturesAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Chicago Dining & EntertainmentAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Misc ToursAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Marketplace TourAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: ChicagoAdd to your cart.
Box 86Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Photocopied BooksAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: The AES CorporationAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: CataloguesAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: SailingAdd to your cart.
Box 87: PamphletsAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Archdiocese of Newark - "Social Concerns Guidebook"Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Business Executives for Economic Justice, Chicago. "On the Firing Line: The Manager's Perspective on the Issue of Terminations and Layoffs in the Light of Catholic Social Teaching"Add to your cart.
Folder 4: "The Church of the Saviour: A Frontier in Church Renewal"Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Lang, Paul H. D. "The Lutheran Order of Services"Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Love-in-Action, Pacific Northwest Billy Graham Crusade, Resource DirectoryAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Congregations and Economics, An Annotated Bibliography by John C. MontgomeryAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Timeless Laws for Modern Man: A Handbook of Civil and Criminal Laws, edited by David A. DepewAdd to your cart.
Box 88: SerialsAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Action Information (Alban Institute), Jul/Aug 1989, May/Jun 1990, Mar/Apr 1991, Mar/Apr 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Cross Currents, Sum '97, v. XXVII, n. 2Add to your cart.
Folder 3: International Bulletin of Missionary Research, Jan, Apr, Jul, 1990  (v. 14, nos. 1-3) Jan, Jul, oct, 1991 (v. 15 nos. 1, 3-4); Jan, Apr, Jul 1992) v. 16, nos. 1-3) Jan, Apr, 1993 (v. 17, nos. 1-2) Latin American Pastoral Issues, Jul 1989 (Yr. XVI, no. 2); 1990 (Yr. XVII, no. 2)Add to your cart.

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