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Ernest L. Waldorf Papers

An inventory of his papers at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Waldorf, Ernest L.
Title: Ernest L. Waldorf Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1911-1920
Quantity: 7.5 linear ft.
Abstract: Sermons, clippings, photographs, miscellanea relating to the Methodist bishop and Syracuse University alumnus.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

Ernest L. Waldorf (1876-1943) was an American Methodist bishop. A graduate of Syracuse University (1900 and 1915) he was ordained to the Methodist Episcopal ministry in 1900 and served in churches in New York until 1915, when he was called to the First Church of Cleveland, where he served for five years. In 1920 he was elected bishop; his Wichita area comprised churches in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Louisiana. He was bishop of the Kansas City area for eight years. In 1932, the General Conference transferred him to Chicago where he administered the affairs of one million Methodists in 1400 churches in Illinois and in affiliated Scandinavian churches. He was also a lawyer, holding J.D. degrees from De Pauw University, Kansas Wesleyan, and Albion College.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Ernest L. Waldorf Papers contains sermons, clippings, photographs, and other miscellanea. The collection has received minimal processing; the inventory below is a simple box list.

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Arrangement of the Collection

Sermons have been collected and alphabetized by title, but other than that there is no particular order to the collection.

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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


Waldorf, Ernest L.

Corporate Bodies

Methodist Episcopal Church -- Bishops.
Methodist Episcopal Church -- Clergy.


Bishops -- United States.



Genres and Forms

Clippings (information artifacts)
Speeches (documents)



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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Ernest L. Waldorf Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. Albert B. Wagner, 1964.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: -
Date: Jan 1992
Revision history: 2 Aug 2010 - converted to EAD (MRC)

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Box list
Box 1 Index to sermons by title
Box 1 Death certificate (copy)
Box 1 Photograph portrait of Waldorf
Box 1 Miscellaneous sermons
Box 2 Sermons, A-B
Box 3 Sermons, C-D
Box 4 Sermons, E-H
Box 5 Sermons, H-L
Box 6 Sermons, L
Box 7 Sermons, L-M
Box 8 Sermons, O-R
Box 9 Sermons, S-T
Box 10 Sermons, T-Z
Box 11 Sermons, 2-13
Box 12 Sermons, 14-15
Miscellaneous material
Box 13 Sermons
Box 13 Newspaper clippings about
Church directories
Box 13 First Methodist Episcopal Church, Cleveland, Ohio 1917
Box 13 Plymouth Methodist Episcopal Church, Buffalo, New York 1914
Box 13 Centenary Episcopal Church, Cleveland, Ohio 1911
Box 13 Printed sermon, Downtown Church, Cleveland, Ohio 11 Apr 1920
Box 13 Badges and political convention passes
Box 13 Christmas card
Box 13 Program, 125 anniversary, First Methodist Episcopal Church, Cleveland, Ohio
Box 13 Miscellaneous speeches and addresses
Box 13 Miscellaneous correspondence
Box 14 Photographs
Box 15 Oversize photograph
Box 15 Honorary degree
Box 15 Certificate

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