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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the Edward Goodman Papers 1854-1919

© 2007 University of Chicago Library

Descriptive Summary

Title:

Goodman, Edward. Papers

Dates:

1854-1919

Size:

5 linear feet (7 boxes)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

Edward Goodman was a Baptist minister and an early University of Chicago trustee. The Edward Goodman papers consist of notebooks of newspaper clippings and handwritten notes, as well as loose notes for The History of the First Baptist Church of Chicago, 1833-1910, which was published in 1910 by the United Religious Press. The clippings contain accounts of church business, poetry, minutes, and speeches. The papers also include material such as scrapbooks, programs, and memorabilia from Baptist Anniversaries and events, and from the early history of the University of Chicago.

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Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Goodman, Edward. Papers, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Biographical Note

Edward Goodman was born in 1830 in Clipstone, North Hamptonshire, England. In 1852 he immigrated to Chicago for health reasons and began a career as a printer, publisher, and columnist for the Baptist paper, the Christian Times (later, the Standard). Although he had been trained as an apothecary, Goodman took to this business and by 1857 had saved enough money to buy a quarter interest in the paper. A few years later Goodman became the partner of the Standard’s publisher, Rev. Leroy Church.

In 1867 Goodman invited Richard Robert Donnelley (1837-1899) into the printing firm, which was renamed Church, Goodman, and Donnelley. By 1870 the firm was sold and became the Lakeside Publishing and Printing Company, the first major mid-western publishing house. Eventually Donnelley took control of the company, now known as R.R. Donnelley and Sons.

Goodman’s interest in Baptist organizations continued after 1870 when he became an officer in the Baptist Theological Union, the American Baptist Missionary Union, and the Chicago Baptist Union. In 1862 Goodman became the deacon of the First Baptist Church of Chicago, which he had first joined in 1854. He held this office until his death.

Edward Goodman served as a member of the Board of Trustees during the incorporation of the University of Chicago in 1890. He remained on the board until 1909.

Edward Goodman died in 1911.

Scope Note

The Edward Goodman papers consist of notebooks of newspaper clippings, handwritten notes, and church membership rosters, as well as loose notes for The History of the First Baptist Church of Chicago, 1833-1910, which was published in 1910 by the United Religious Press. The clippings contain accounts of church business, poetry, and interesting facts.

Much of the collection was donated by Ernest DeWitt Burton, President of the University of Chicago (1923-1925) in 1952 and 1953.

The notebooks and newspaper clippings predominantly pertain to The Chicago Baptist Social Union. The majority of the clipped articles are excerpts or reprints of meeting information or minutes originally published in The Standard.

The Collection is divided into 7 boxes. The first two boxes are a notebooks containing newspaper clippings in regard to the Chicago Baptist Social Union. The third box is a collection of miscellaneous notes and scrapbooks pertaining to the church history. The fourth box contains loose articles as well as membership lists and Chicago Baptist Social Union pamphlets. The fifth box contains scrapbooks, notes, programs and memorabilia about the Baptist Anniversaries. Boxes six and seven contain six scrapbooks documenting the founding and early years of the University of Chicago, from 1888 to 1907.

The loose notes, donated by Burton, consist of two groups of papers on the history of the church: (1) notes Goodman made for speeches and for an article in the church paper; (2) letters relating to the selection of Poindexter Smith Henson (1831-1914) as pastor, 1881-1882; (3) Henson’s tenth anniversary in as pastor in 1892; and (4) to the selection of Austen Kennedy de Blois (1866-1945) as Henson’s successor in 1903.

Related Resources

The following related resources are located in the Department of Special Collections:

http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/spcl/select.html

Baptist Ministers Conference of Chicago. Records.

Baptist Theological Union and Baptist Union Theological Seminary. Records.

The History of the First Baptist Church of Chicago, 1833-1910, by Edward Goodman (BX6480.C4A275).

Old University of Chicago, Records, 1856-1886.

University of Chicago. Board of Trustees. Minutes

University of Chicago Scrapbooks. Collection, 1885-1990.

Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Box 1   Folder 1

Notebook of newspaper clippings, 1854

  • Inside cover reads "Edwd Goodman, Chicago, 1854."
Box 1   Folder 1A

Notebook of newspaper clippings, 1854-1891

  • Cover reads, "Edward Goodman, Chicago, 1854. E.G. correspondence 1954 to May 1891."
Box 1   Folder 2

Notebook of newspaper clippings, 1881-1882

Box 1   Folder 3

Notebook of newspaper clippings, 1882

Box 1   Folder 4

Notebook of newspaper clippings, 1882-1889

  • Reads on cover "Dr, John A. Broadus, 1882-1889." Inside cover has a Table of Contents reading "Edward Goodman, Dec. 1882."
Box 1   Folder 5

Notebook of newspaper clippings, 1883-1886

  • Cover reads "Northern Pacific."
Box 1   Folder 6

Notebook of newspaper clippings, 1884-1886

Box 1   Folder 7

Notebook of newspaper clippings, 1887-1888

Box 1   Folder 8

Notebook of newspaper clippings, 1889-1890

Box 1   Folder 9

Notebook of newspaper clippings, 1888-1894

Box 1   Folder 10

Notebook of newspaper clippings, 1888

Box 1   Folder 11

Notebook of newspaper clippings, 1888-1893

Box 1   Folder 12

Notebook of newspaper clippings, 1890-1891.

  • With some handwritten notes
Box 1   Folder 13

Notebook of newspaper clippings, 1882

  • Inside cover reads "Edward Goodman, 69 Dearborn St., The Standard, Chicago, May 1892." Also contains maps
Box 1   Folder 14

Notebook of newspaper clippings, 1893

Box 1   Folder 15

Notebook with both writing and newspaper clippings, cover reads "No. 1& 2- July 10 1890 to July 3 1893; No. 3 July 3 1893 to Jan. 31 1899."

Box 1   Folder 16

Notebook of newspaper clippings, 1889-1892

Box 2   Folder 1

Notebook entitled "Chicago Baptist Social Union Reports of Meetings." List of Members and Statements. 1887-1902

Box 2   Folder 2

Notebook of newspaper clippings with some notes, cover reads "University of Chicago, No. 4 Jan. 31 1899 to Oct. 10 1901, No. 5, Oct 10 1901

Box 2   Folder 3

Notebook of newspaper clippings, inside cover reads "The Standard, Chicago, Miscellaneous clippings, V. 4," c.1899-1907

Box 2   Folder 4

Notebook of newspaper clippings, inside cover reads "Edward Goodman, Chicago, 1906"

Box 2   Folder 5

Notebook of newspaper clippings, 1906-1907

Box 2   Folder 6

Loose newspaper clippings, n.d.

Box 3   Folder 1

Notebook, "Short History, Seventy Years, First Baptist Church, Chicago, October 1903"

Box 3   Folder 2

Notebook, "Short History, End of 15 yrs"

Box 3   Folder 3

Notebook, "copy for last chapter of Seventy Years History, for ‘Church Life,’ April 1906"

Box 3   Folder 4

loose pages, history notes

Box 3   Folder 5

loose pages, history notes

Box 3   Folder 6

loose pages, history notes

Box 3   Folder 7

loose pages, history notes

Box 3   Folder 8

loose pages, history notes

Box 3   Folder 9

The History of the First Baptist Church of Chicago, 1833-1910, by Edward Goodman; photocopy

Box 3   Folder 10

Scrapbook: No. 1 January 1877-October 1885

Box 3   Folder 11

Scrapbook: No. 2 December 1885-October 1895

Box 3   Folder 12

Scrapbook: No. 3 December 1895-December 1905

Box 4   Folder 1

Nov 1881-Aug 1883, "European Way Notes" and related articles signed J.L.C., The Standard

Box 4   Folder 2

March 1881-Dec 1883, articles by Donald Murray, The Standard

Box 4   Folder 3

Dec 1883-June 1906, various articles, The Standard and various newspapers, inscribed "Edward Goodman, Chicago, December 1883," with table of contents

Box 4   Folder 4

Feb 1884-Aug 1887, articles by Donald Murray, [The Standard?]

Box 4   Folder 5

Feb 1884-Jan 1893, "Baltimore Letter," signed Ernest [The Standard?]

Box 4   Folder 6

Three member lists and statements. (1) 1887 (2) 1888 (3) 1899-1903

Box 4   Folder 7

1890-1891, articles, various newspapers, inscribed "Edward Goodman, 69 Dearborn St."

Box 4   Folder 8

Notebook entitled "Indian Question," 1891

Box 4   Folder 9

March 1894-April 1895, articles by Wayland Hoyt, D.D., The Standard

Box 4   Folder 10

1901-1906, articles, The Standard, London Baptist Times, and various newspapers, inscribed Choice Selections, 1901-1906" and "Edward Goodman, Chicago-Feb 1901," with table of contents

Box 4   Folder 11

Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad Timetable

Box 4   Folder 12

Meeting announcements, invitations, and pamphlets, 1907-1908

Box 5   Folder 1

Baptist Anniversaries Scrapbook, 1881 (2 scrapbooks)

Box 5   Folder 2

Baptist Anniversaries Scrapbook, 1890

Box 5   Folder 3

Baptist Anniversaries Scrapbook, May 20-28, 1901 (2 scrapbooks)

Box 5   Folder 4

Baptist Anniversaries Scrapbook, May 19-27, 1902

Box 5   Folder 5

Baptist Anniversaries, names of attendees, ca. 1890

Box 5   Folder 6

Baptist Anniversaries, list of attendees, ca. 1890

Box 5   Folder 7

Baptist Scrapbook, 1883-1885

Box 5   Folder 8

Baptist Scrapbook, 1904-1907

Box 5   Folder 9

Baptist Scrapbooks, Henry Melville King essays and sermons, 1880-1894 (2 scrapbooks)

Box 5   Folder 10

Programs and memorabilia from Baptist Anniversaries, 1883-1890

Box 5   Folder 11

Clippings on Baptist events and from Baptist publications, 1871-1919

Box 6

Scrapbook - Clippings, notices regarding the opening of the University of Chicago, and bulletins, 1888-1891

Box 6

Scrapbook - Clippings regarding staffing and building of the University of Chicago and its first year, bulletins, and material on Yerkes Observatory, 1891-1893

Box 6

Scrapbook - Clippings regarding convocations, buildings, and faculty of the University of Chicago, 1893-1896

Box 7

Scrapbook - Clippings regarding University of Chicago convocations and buildings, Yerkes Observatory, and Baptist Theological Union annual reports, 1896-1903

Box 7

Scrapbook - Clippings regarding University of Chicago news and President Harper's death, 1903-1907