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E. P. Powell Lectures

An inventory of the collection at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 15 Jul 2010

Biographical History

E. P. (Edward Payson) Powell (1833-1915) was an American author and journalist. Born in Clinton, New York, he graduated from Hamilton College and Union Theological Seminary and was ordained as a Congregational minister in 1871. He embarked on his journalistm career in 1886 when he joined the St. Louis Globe-Democrat in 1886 as an editorial writer; he later (1900) moved to The Independent of New York, a civil rights and anti-slavery newspaper.

[Adapted from Powell's obituary in the New York Times, 15 May 1915, pg. 13.]

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The E. P. Powell Lectures consists entirely of published material. There are sixty lectures or addresses given at the Utice (New York) City Opera House, one sermon delivered at the same location, and two pieces of advertising for Powell's books.

Arrangement of the Collection

The sermons are in alphabetical order by title (see complete list in inventory below).


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.

Related Material

Special Collections Research Center has several collections of sermons; please refer to our main collections list and search on "sermons" for a complete listing.

Subject Headings


Powell, Edward Payson, 1833-1915.

Corporate Bodies

Utica City Opera House.


Lectures and lecturing -- United States -- 19th century.
Philosophy and religion -- 19th century.


Utica (N.Y.) -- Intellectual life -- 19th century.

Genres and Forms




Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

E. P. Powell Lectures,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Purchase from Adah C. Blackman Fund, 2010.

Table of Contents

Printed material