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Edwin A. Sherwood “Land of the Rhine” Lantern Slides and Lecture Notes collection

Identifier: WUA021

Scope and Contents

The collection is comprised of 95 lantern slides, handwritten notes, and the lecture Sherwood used for his “Land of the Rhine” presentation. Also included are reviews of the lecture describing it in positive terms such as “pleasing and very instructive.” The reviews date mostly from 1904 with a few from 1902, 1905, and 1906. The collection includes a small number of miscellaneous items related to Sherwood, including the front page from an 1895 Leipzig newspaper.


  • 1895-1906


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

Library acts as “fair use” reproduction agent.

For further information, see the section on copyright in the Regulations and Procedures of the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library.

Copyright Information: Before material from collections at Willamette University Archives and Special Collections may be quoted in print, or otherwise reproduced, in whole or in part, in any publication, permission must be obtained from (1) the owner of the physical property, and (2) the holder of the copyright. It is the particular responsibility of the researcher to obtain both sets of permission. Persons wishing to quote from materials in any collections held by University Archives and Special Collections should consult the University Archivist. Reproduction of any item must contain a complete citation to the original.

Biographical Note

Edwin A. Sherwood received his A.B. and A.M. from Ohio Wesleyan University, and his D.D. from Drew Theological Seminary located in Madison, New Jersey. He then spent two semesters doing post graduate work at the University of Leipzig in Germany (1894-1895). Memories of his time in Germany and Europe became the foundation for his lecture “Land of the Rhine,” which he delivered in various towns in Ohio during the early 1900s. Sherwood was a pastor in Somerset, Ohio until 1907, when he joined Willamette University’s faculty as a professor of Latin and Greek. Sherwood taught in the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Theology (later named the Kimball School of Theology) until his unexpected death in early 1922. The Wallulah yearbook from that year reports that on his death “hearts were deeply stirred, as Dr. Sherwood was not just a remarkable scholar and fine teacher, but a brother loved.”


1 Linear Feet (1 box and 2 boxes of lantern slides)


The Edwin A. Sherwood “Land of the Rhine” Lantern Slides and Lecture Notes collection is comprised of lantern slides and lecture notes of Germany Sherwood used during his presentations.


The collection retains original order.

Physical Location

Mark O. Hatfield Library

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Sherwood's great-granddaughter Ellen Sedell, 2010.
Guide to the Edwin A. Sherwood “Land of the Rhine” Lantern Slides and Lecture Notes collection, 1895-1906
Finding aid processed by Marianna Symeonides.
© 2010
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Willamette University Archives and Special Collections Collection Descriptions

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