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Hendricks Chapel Records

A description of the records at the Syracuse University Archives


Creator: Hendricks Chapel (Syracuse University)
Title: Hendricks Chapel Records
Dates: 1936-1999
Size: 16 boxes (15 linear feet)
Abstract: Materials related to Hendricks Chapel programming and operation at Syracuse University
Language: English
Repository: University Archives,
Special Collections Research Center
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Ave., Suite 600
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Historical Note

Dedicated in 1930, Hendricks Chapel was built to serve all faiths and houses several religious organizations at Syracuse University. A gift from Senator Francis Hendricks in honor of his wife Eliza, the Chapel occupies a central place on the Syracuse University campus, directly off the Kenneth A. Shaw Quadrangle. Hendricks Chapel hosts both faith-based and non-faith-based services, the Hendricks Chapel Choir, special programs, the student-run People's Place coffee shop, and initiatives including a food pantry, disaster relief support, and stress reduction and mediation sessions. The Chapel is home to several chaplaincies and religious groups, including the Baptist Campus Ministry, Buddhist Chaplaincy, Islamic Chaplaincy at Syracuse University, United Methodist Ecumenical Campus Ministry, and the Historically Black Church collaborative ministry of traditionally African American churches in Syracuse.

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Scope and Content Note

The Hendricks Chapel Records spans from 1936 to 1999 and consists of materials related to the Chapel's operations. The collection includes sermons, memorial service materials, guest speaker files, lectures, audio reels, fabric banners and other materials related to programs, events, committees, and organizations, including the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee and Muslim Life at Syracuse University.

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Access Restrictions

The collection is currently unprocessed and not available for research. Please contact Syracuse University Archives for more information.

School, college and department records are restricted to the office of origin for 30 years. Requests to use restricted records must be obtained in writing from the office of origin.

Use Restrictions

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

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Related Material

The University Archives holds a clipping file on Hendricks Chapel. The Syracuse University Buildings and Grounds Collection includes information about the physical building of Hendricks Chapel, and the Syracuse University Photograph Collection contains photographs related to Hendricks Chapel. The University Archives also holds the William Harrison Powers Papers, a former dean of Hendricks Chapel.

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Selected Search Terms


Hendricks Chapel (Syracuse University)
Syracuse University -- History.
Syracuse University.


College chaplains.
Higher education.

Types of material

Sound recordings.
Speeches (documents)
Tape reels.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Hendricks Chapel Records,
University Archives,
Special Collections Research Center
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Most materials were transferred from Hendricks Chapel between 1959 and 2004.

Some items gift of Margaret Thickstun, 2019.

Processing Information

The collection is unprocessed.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: Nicole Wright
Date: March 2020
Revision history:

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Materials are in their original order.

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An inventory has not yet been created for this collection. Please contact the Repository listed above for more information.

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