• Identification1998.024
  • TitleA Guide to the Frank W. Gunsaulus Papers, 1906 - 1921
  • PublisherPaul V. Galvin Library, University Archives & Special Collections
  • LanguageEnglish
  • RepositoryPaul V. Galvin Library, University Archives & Special Collections
  • OriginationGunsaulus, Frank W.
  • Date1906 - 1921
  • Physical Description2 Boxes

Frank W. Gunsaulus (1856–1921) was an ordained Methodist minister, a noted preacher, orator, educator, bibliophile, document scholar, and pastor of Plymouth Congregational Church (Chicago) where, in 1890, he delivered the “Million Dollar Sermon” which inspired Philip Armour, Sr. to found Armour Institute of Technology. Gunsaulus served as the school’s founding president for 27 years. He was a well-known and influential member of the academic and literary communities in Chicago, and the author of books and poems. Gunsaulus was a personal friend of author Eugene Field, a fellow bibliophile, and composed a poem to be read at Field’s burial (first draft will be found in Acc. No. 1998.060.) Gunsaulus’ own death was headline news in the Chicago press, and he was widely eulogized at his memorial service (see materials in Acc. No. 1998.024).

Papers of Frank W. Gunsaulus, founding president of Armour Institute of Technology, Chicago. Bulks with correspondence to and from Gunsaulus, but does not appear to be the bulk of his administrative correspondence regarding the operation of Armour Institute of Technology. Lesser amounts of materials related to Gunsaulus’ role as a preacher and author, and obituary materials.

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  • NamesGunsaulus, Frank W. --Protheroe, Daniel
  • SubjectWorld War I --Central Church (Chicago)