Personal Papers of William Greenleaf Eliot

Archivist Sonya Rooney talked about the personal papers of William Greenleaf Eliot, co-founder of Washington University. Washington… read more

Archivist Sonya Rooney talked about the personal papers of William Greenleaf Eliot, co-founder of Washington University. Washington University’s collection included his personal diaries, university documents, photographs, and published works. Mr. Eliot was an educator and Unitarian minister who supported abolition, emancipation, public education, women’s rights, and more. In 1834 he went to St. Louis as a missionary, and became the first Unitarian minister west of the Mississippi. He spent the remainder of his life in St. Louis, becoming one of the city’s most influential and respected citizens. 

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2014 LCV Cities Tour” in St. Louis, Missouri, from May 17-21 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Charter Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. close

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St. Louis, Missouri, United States
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Jun 21, 2014
Last Aired:
Jun 22, 2014

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  • Jun 21, 2014 | 12:37pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 21, 2014 | 9:47pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 22, 2014 | 11:25am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 22, 2014 | 11:47pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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