Emhardt, (Rev.) William Chauncey

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Emhardt, (Rev.) William Chauncey


  • 1908-1929 (Creation)


1.05 cu.ft. (3 boxes)

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After being educated at Episcopal Academy in Philadelphia, the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Divinity School, Columbia University, and General Theological Seminary, William Emhardt was ordained as a priest in 1898. After serving in various schools and parishes in Kansas, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, he became rector of St. Luke's, Newtown, Pennsylvania in 1907, where he served until 1920. From 1918-1934 he served as secretary of the Christian Unity Foundation (CUF), an Episcopal-founded group dedicated to the eventual union of all disparate Christian groups. At about the same time, he served as Secretary of the American Branch of the Anglican and Eastern Churches Association, an organization founded in England in 1864 with the specific goal of uniting the Anglican and Orthodox Churches. In 1920, Emhardt resigned from the parish of St. Luke’s to become Field Director for Church Work Among Foreign-Born Americans, a position he held for ten years. Emhardt died in Oceanville, New Jersey, on August 4, 1950.

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The Emhardt papers consist primarily of correspondence and minutes and reports of organizations with which he was connected, specifically the Christian Unity Foundation and the Anglican and Eastern Association. Records from miscellaneous committees and organizations of which Emhardt was also associated, including the Committee for Church Work Among Foreign-Born Americans, round out the collection.


Christian Unity Foundation, 1910–1927
Anglican and Eastern Association, 1908–1920
Various Organizational Involvements and Interests, 1914–1929

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