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Ben M. Herbster Papers

A description of his papers at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Herbster, Ben M., 1904-
Title: Ben M. Herbster Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1961-1969
Quantity: 0.5 linear ft.
Abstract: Printed material, sermons, addresses, etc from the American Protestant clergyman and first president of the United Church of Christ.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

Ben Mohr Herbster (1904-1984) was an American Protestant clergyman. A native of Ohio, he was active in social issues such as civil rights. In 1961 he was elected the first president of the United Church of Christ, a position he held for eight years. He died in New York on December 16, 1984.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Ben M. Herbster Papers consists of printed material, sermons, addresses and other material.

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Arrangement of the Collection

All series are arranged chronologically.

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Access Restrictions

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Subject Headings


Herbster, Ben M., 1904-

Corporate Bodies

United Church of Christ -- Clergy.


Christian leadership.

Genres and Forms

Speeches (documents)



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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Ben M. Herbster Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Ben M. Herbster, 1970.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: MRC
Date: 27 Mar 2010
Revision history: 29 Mar 2012 - inventory added (PRB)

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Printed material
Box 1 Miscellaneous 1967-1968
Box 1 Addresses and speeches 1961-1969, undated (10 folders)
Box 1 Chatauqua sermons 1962
Box 1 4th General 1963
Box 1 5th General 1965
Box 1 6th General 1967
Box 1 7th General 1969

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