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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 4: Publications],
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Series 5: MediaAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: AudiocassettesAdd to your cart.
Audio Cassette Storage 1Add to your cart.
Item 1.10: John Hancock - Caring for Complainers, 2/26/1989Add to your cart.
Item 1.20: Bruce Otto, 3/5/1989Add to your cart.
Item 2.10: John Claypool, 1/8/1989Add to your cart.
Item 2.20: John Claypool, 1/8/1989Add to your cart.
Item 3.10: John Claypool, 1/8/1989Add to your cart.
Item 3.20: Dr. David Frenchak, 1/15/1989Add to your cart.
Item 4.10: Bruce Otto, 1/22/1989Add to your cart.
Item 4.20: John Hancock - I Am the Good Shepherd, 1/29/1989Add to your cart.
Item 5.10: Bruce Otto, 3/5/1989Add to your cart.
Item 5.20: John Hancock, 2/26/1989Add to your cart.
Item 6.10: Bruce Otto, 2/5/1989Add to your cart.
Item 6.20: Rick Richardson, 2/12/1989Add to your cart.
Item 7.10: Dolphus Weary, 2/19/1989Add to your cart.
Item 7.20: Dolphus Weary, 2/19/1989Add to your cart.
Item 8.10: Dolphus Weary - Lenten Series, 2/22/1989Add to your cart.
Item 8.20: Dolphus Weary - Lenten Series, 2/22/1989Add to your cart.
Item 9.10: Bruce Otto - Christ is Risen, 3/26/1989Add to your cart.
Item 9.20: Bruce Otto, 4/12/1989Add to your cart.
Item 10.10: Terry Follam, 4/9/1989Add to your cart.
Item 10.20: Harold Spooner, 4/16/1989Add to your cart.
Item 11.10: John Hancock - A Time for Praise, 4/30/1989Add to your cart.
Item 11.20: Janet Yancey and Bruce Otto, 4/23/1989Add to your cart.
Item 12.10: Rick Richardson - The Spirit Empowers Prayer, 6/18/1989Add to your cart.
Item 12.20: Bruce Otto, 7/2/1989Add to your cart.
Item 13.10: John Hancock - The Spirit and Spiritual Warfare, 6/25/1989Add to your cart.
Item 13.20: Bruce Otto, 6/11/1989Add to your cart.
Item 14.10: Kathy Neely, 5/7/1989Add to your cart.
Item 14.20: Bruce Otto - Pentecost, 5/14/1989Add to your cart.
Item 15.10: LaSalle Starter Series -- Sessions 1, 2, 3, 4Add to your cart.
Item 15.20: LaSalle Starter Series -- Sessions 1, 2, 3, 4Add to your cart.
Item 16.10: Harold Spooner, 3/12/1989Add to your cart.
Item 16.20: John Hancock - Christ: Our Model of Humility, 3/19/1989Add to your cart.
Item 17.10: Tom Lach - SCUPE Concert, 6/4/1989Add to your cart.
Item 17.20: Tom Lach - SCUPE Concert, 6/4/1989Add to your cart.
Item 18.10: Jonathan Hancock - Respecting the Rights of Others, 7/9/1989Add to your cart.
Item 18.20: Annette Huizenga - Caring for Others, 7/16/1989Add to your cart.
Item 19.10: Dave McKay - Intimacy, 7/16/1989Add to your cart.
Item 19.20: Dave McKay - Intimacy, 7/16/1989Add to your cart.
Item 20.10: Bruce Otto - Promise Keeping, 7/23/1989Add to your cart.
Item 20.20: Lori Hunsaki - Sad Stories, 7/30/1989Add to your cart.
Item 21.10: Bruce Otto - Intimacy in Relationships, 8/6/1989Add to your cart.
Item 21.20: Annette Huizenga - Joy is the Sign, 8/13/1989Add to your cart.
Item 22.10: John Hancock, 8/20/1989Add to your cart.
Item 22.20: Bruce Otto, 8/27/1989Add to your cart.
Item 23.10: Dr. David Frenchak - Master Masculine Relationships, 8/27/1989Add to your cart.
Item 23.20: Dr. David Frenchak - Master Masculine Relationships, 8/27/1989Add to your cart.
Item 24.10: Rick Richardson - The Relational Church, 10/8/1989Add to your cart.
Item 24.20: Annette Huizenga - Holey, Holy, Wholly, 10/15/1989Add to your cart.
Item 25.10: Dr. Walter Liefeld - Fall Retreat Session I, 9/30/1989Add to your cart.
Item 25.20: Dr. Walter Liefeld - Fall Retreat Session I, 9/30/1989Add to your cart.
Item 25.30: Dr. Walter Liefeld - Fall Retreat Session II, 9/30/1989Add to your cart.
Item 25.40: Dr. Walter Liefeld - Fall Retreat Session II, 9/30/1989Add to your cart.
Item 26.10: Bruce Otto - Bridge Church, 10/1/1989Add to your cart.
Item 26.20: Bruce Otto - Inward Journey, Outward Journey, 9/24/1989Add to your cart.
Item 27.10: Isaac Canales - Moses at the Burning Bush, 9/17/1989Add to your cart.
Item 27.20: Annette Huizenga - Community -- Eph. 2:11-22, 9/10/1989Add to your cart.
Item 28.10: Philip Yancey - The Gospel as Tragedy, 10/22/1989Add to your cart.
Item 28.20: Philip Yancey - The Gospel as Comedy, 10/29/1989Add to your cart.
Item 29.10: Philip Yancey - The Gospel as Tragedy, 10/22/1989Add to your cart.
Item 29.20: Philip Yancey - The Gospel as Comedy, 10/29/1989Add to your cart.
Item 30.10: John Hancock - The Birth of Christ: Never Old News, 12/24/1989Add to your cart.
Item 30.20: Bruce Otto, 12/31/1989Add to your cart.
Item 31.10: Bruce Otto - Servanthood, 11/26/1989Add to your cart.
Item 31.20: Annette Huizenga - Watching and Waiting, 12/3/1989Add to your cart.
Item 32.10: Philip Yancey - Gospel as Fairy Tale, 11/5/1989Add to your cart.
Item 32.20: Jonathan Hancock - Commitment to the Poor, 11/12/1989Add to your cart.
Item 33.10: Omer Reese, 11/20/1988Add to your cart.
Item 33.20: Omer Reese, 11/20/1988Add to your cart.
Item 34.10: Michelle Prentice - Lifesigns, 7/10/1988Add to your cart.
Item 35.10: Bill Leslie, 11/13/1988Add to your cart.
Item 35.20: Bill Leslie, 10/23/1988Add to your cart.
Item 36.10: Brenda Salter McNeil, 11/6/1988Add to your cart.
Item 36.20: Brenda Salter McNeil, 11/6/1988Add to your cart.
Item 37.10: Bill Leslie - Living with Doubt, 9/11/1988Add to your cart.
Item 37.20: Bill Leslie - Abraham, 9/18/1988Add to your cart.
Item 38.10: Robert Storrs - The Holy Spirit as Helper, 6/26/1988Add to your cart.
Item 38.20: Bill Leslie, 7/3/1988Add to your cart.
Item 39.10: Bill Leslie - Moses - II, 10/9/1988Add to your cart.
Item 39.20: Bruce Otto -, 10/16/1988Add to your cart.
Item 40.10: Jonathan Hancock - Fruit of the Spirit, 5/29/1988Add to your cart.
Item 40.20: Bill Leslie, 6/5/1988Add to your cart.
Item 41.10: Bruce Otto, 6/12/1988Add to your cart.
Item 41.20: Carol Ann McGibbon -, 6/19/1988Add to your cart.
Item 42.10: Bob Storrs - Timothy, 9/25/1988Add to your cart.
Item 42.20: Bill Leslie - Moses -- I, 10/2/1988Add to your cart.
Item 43.10: Bob Storrs - Timothy, 9/25/1988Add to your cart.
(Missing - 07/22/09)
Item 43.20: Bill Leslie - Moses -- I, 10/2/1988Add to your cart.
(Missing - 07/22/09)
Item 44.10: Bill Leslie - Moses -- II, 10/9/1988Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 44.20: Bill Leslie - Moses -- III, 10/16/1988Add to your cart.
Item 45.10: Bill Leslie, 5/8/1988Add to your cart.
Item 45.20: Bill Leslie - Life in Eternity, 5/8/1988Add to your cart.
Item 46.10: Bruce Otto, 4/24/1988Add to your cart.
Item 46.20: Bill Leslie, 5/2/1988Add to your cart.
Item 47.10: Henry Soles, 7/24/1988Add to your cart.
Item 47.20: Bruce Otto, 7/31/1988Add to your cart.
Item 48.10: Bruce Otto - Advent in Three Tenses, 11/27/1988Add to your cart.
Item 48.20: Bill Leslie - God's Body Language, 12/4/1988Add to your cart.
Item 49.10: Ray Bakke, 8/14/1988Add to your cart.
Item 49.20: Bill Leslie - Barnabas, 8/21/1988Add to your cart.
Item 50.10: Bruce Otto - Advent in Three Tenses, 12/27/1988Add to your cart.
(Missing - 07/22/09)
Item 50.20: Bill Leslie - God's Body Language, 12/4/1988Add to your cart.
(Missing - 07/22/09)
Item 51.10: Lessons and Carols, 12/18/1989Add to your cart.
Item 51.20: Lessons and Carols, 12/18/1988Add to your cart.
Item 52.10: Marjory Bankson - Lenten Series, 2/21/1988Add to your cart.
Item 52.20: Marjory Bankson - Lenten Series, 2/21/1988Add to your cart.
Item 53.10: Marjory Bankson - Lenten Series (Monday night), 2/22/1988Add to your cart.
Item 53.20: Marjory Bankson - Lenten Series (Tuesday night), 2/23/1988Add to your cart.
Item 54.10: Bruce Otto - Caleb, 8/28/1988Add to your cart.
Item 54.20: Bill Leslie - The Christian and Work, 9/4/1988Add to your cart.
Item 55.10: Bruce Otto, 2/28/1988Add to your cart.
Item 55.20: Bill Leslie, 3/6/1988Add to your cart.
Item 56.10: Bruce Otto, 2/28/1988Add to your cart.
Item 56.20: Bill Leslie, 3/6/1988Add to your cart.
Item 57.10: Bob Storrs, 3/27/1988Add to your cart.
Item 57.20: Bill Leslie, 4/3/1988Add to your cart.
Item 58.10: Bill Leslie - Session 4 The Mission of the Urban Church, 2/28/1993Add to your cart.
Item 58.20: Bill Leslie - Session 4 The Mission of the Urban Church, 2/28/1993Add to your cart.
Item 59.10: Social Concerns Sunday Parts IandII, 1/24/1988Add to your cart.
Item 59.20: Social Concerns Sunday Parts IandII, 1/24/1988Add to your cart.
Item 59.30: Social Concerns Sunday Part III, 1/24/1988Add to your cart.
Item 60.10: Bill Leslie - Session 3 The Church: Maintenance and Outreach, 3/21/1993Add to your cart.
Item 60.20: Bill Leslie - Session 3 The Church: Maintenance and Outreach, 3/21/1993Add to your cart.
Item 61.10: Jonathan Hancock - What Are You Preparing For?, 12/00/1988Add to your cart.
Item 61.20: Choir - Gloria, 12/11/1988Add to your cart.
Item 62.10: Bruce Otto, 1/17/1988Add to your cart.
Item 62.20: Bill Leslie, 1/31/1988Add to your cart.
Item 63.10: Bill Leslie, 2/7/1988Add to your cart.
Item 63.20: Rick Richardson, 2/14/1988Add to your cart.
Item 64.10: Bill Leslie, 12/18/1988Add to your cart.
Item 64.20: Bill Leslie, 1/1/1989Add to your cart.
Item 65.10: Jonathan Hancock - Ash Wednesday, 00/00/1988Add to your cart.
Item 66.10: Pastor Hancock - The Spirit in the Mission of the Church, 5/21/1989Add to your cart.
Item 66.20: Bruce Otto, 5/28/1989Add to your cart.
Item 67.10: Bill Leslie  - The Church: Hopes and Aspirations in Christ, 1/5/1986Add to your cart.
Item 68.10: Bob Storrs - The Church: It's Purpose in Christ, 1/19/1986Add to your cart.
Item 68.20: Bill Leslie  - The Church: How It's Members Grow, 1/26/1986Add to your cart.
Item 69.10: Bill Leslie  - The Church: The Model of Holiness and Love, 2/2/1986Add to your cart.
Item 69.20: Bob Storrs - The Church: Engaged in Cosmic Battle, 2/9/1986Add to your cart.
Item 70.10: Bill Leslie - Renouncing Satan (Tape Damaged), 2/16/1986Add to your cart.
Item 70.20: Bill Leslie - Renouncing Evil Powers, 2/23/1986Add to your cart.
Item 71.10: Bill Leslie - Accepting Christ as Savior, 3/2/1986Add to your cart.
Item 72.10: Bill Leslie - An Unbelievable Story, 3/30/1986Add to your cart.
Item 72.20: Bruce Otto - Christian Extranvaganza, 4/6/1986Add to your cart.
Item 73.10: Bill Leslie - Hearing God's Call, 4/13/1986Add to your cart.
Item 73.20: Bill Leslie - Crossing Old Boundaries, 4/20/1986Add to your cart.
Item 74.10: Bill Leslie/Femi Adeleye - All Things Work For God, 4/27/1986Add to your cart.
Item 74.20: Bill Leslie, 5/4/1986Add to your cart.
Item 75.10: Bruce Otto/Jeff Cowmeadow - Spritual Gifts, 6/22/1986Add to your cart.
Item 75.20: Bill Leslie  - Issues Facing American Christians, 7/6/1986Add to your cart.
Item 76.10: Bill Leslie - God's Healing Touch, 5/11/1986Add to your cart.
Item 76.20: Bruce Otto  - The Spirit Equips For Mission, 6/8/1986Add to your cart.
Item 77.10: Bill Leslie - Journey Inward/Outward, 7/13/1986Add to your cart.
Item 77.20: Bill Leslie - Return to God, 7/20/1986Add to your cart.
Item 78.10: Bill Leslie - No Stealing, 8/8/1986Add to your cart.
Item 78.20: Bill Leslie - Healing, 8/15/1986Add to your cart.
Item 79.10: Bruce Otto  - Repeat for Life, 8/17/1986Add to your cart.
Item 79.20: Bill Leslie - No Adultery, 8/24/1986Add to your cart.
Item 80.10: Bill Leslie - 25/50 Anniversary, 9/21/1986Add to your cart.
Item 80.20: Bill Leslie - 25/50/ Anniversary, 9/21/1986Add to your cart.
Item 81.10: Bob Storrs - Teachers by Example, 9/28/1986Add to your cart.
Item 81.20: Bill Leslie, 10/19/1986Add to your cart.
Item 82.10: Bill Leslie, 10/26/1986Add to your cart.
Item 82.20: Lewis Smedes, 11/2/1986Add to your cart.
Item 83.10: Bill Leslie - Servanthood, 11/9/1986Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 83.20: Bruce Otto - Power/Phil 2/Greatness, 11/16/1986Add to your cart.
Item 84.10: Bill Leslie - Songs of the Incarnation I, 11/30/1986Add to your cart.
Item 84.20: Bill Leslie - Songs of the Incarnation II and III, 12/7/1986Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 85.10: Bill Leslie and Brenda Salter McNeil - Chicago: God's Ethni-City, 00/00/1993Add to your cart.
Item 85.20: Bill Leslie and Brenda Salter McNeil - Chicago: God's Ethni-City, 00/00/1993Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Box 89Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Smith, Hugh Lawson - Women in the Pauline ChurchesAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: 1993 Forum - Bill Leslie - Chicago: God's Ethi-CityAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: The Heart Cannot Run - LaSalle Street Church 1969 -- Bill Leslie's MinistryAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Black and White Photos of LeslieAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: LaSalle Street Church (3.5x5 colored photos) 2Add to your cart.
Folder 6: LaSalle Street Church staff (B/W on Christmas cards) 2Add to your cart.
Folder 7: LaSalle Street Church events (35 mm negatives ) 65Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Banquet - 3 youth/Bill Leslie (8X10 B/W)Add to your cart.

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