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CLW Collection Overview

Collection Title: Chester L. Wickwire (CLW)

Inclusive Dates: 1886-1985

Size: 35.2 linear feet

Scope and Contents:  
Correspondence, brochures, clippings, photographs, articles, reports

Historical Note:  
1913 Born December 11 at Inavale, Webster County, Nebraska
1937 B.A., Union College, Lincoln; Married to Mary Ann Herwick
1946 B.D., Yale Divinity School; ordained a Congregationalist Christian Minister
1948 Hospitalized with Polio in Connecticut, enters Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation in Georgia
1953 Ph.D., Yale University, field of Biblical Theology; additional work at Johns Hopkins and Harvard Universities
1953 Appointed by the YMCA as Executive Secretary of the Levering Hall at Johns Hopkins University
1955 Representative for YMCA at Paris Conference
1957 Becomes a Minister of the United Church of Christ
1964 Co-chairman, "Stop Wallace Committee"; Chairman, MD Committee to Uphold the Public Accommodations Law; 
1965 Chairman, Volunteer Tutorial Agency Council of Baltimore
1968 On the withdrawal of the YMCA from Levering Hall, appointed Chaplain of the Johns Hopkins University
1969 Chairman, Baltimore Committee for Political Freedom
1970 Member, U.S. Civil Rights Commission Maryland Advisory Committee 
1971 Treasurer, Walter Carter Memorial Fund 
1975 President, Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of Baltimore
1984 On retirement, receives the title Chaplain Emeritus of the Johns Hopkins University
2008 Died August 31 at the Broadmead Retirement Community, Baltimore County, Maryland 

Custodial History:  
The collection was donated to the University of Baltimore by Chester Wickwire on July 23, 2003.