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William Frederick Arndt (1880-1957) Papers

Identifier: Collection ID-1817

Scope and Contents

The collection contains an alphabetical listing of Arndt's books, a record book from Zion Lutheran Church, class notes on Romans, a bound series of articles on Saint Paul, and general papers, correspondence, etc. Supp. III includes photos, a scrapbook, sermons, and correspondence. A preliminary inventory is available in the CHI library.


  • 1920 - 1957


Biographical / Historical

William F. Arndt was born on 1 December 1880 in Mayville, Wisconsin. After attending Concordia College, Saint Paul and Concordia College, Milwaukee, he graduated from Concordia Seminary, Saint Louis, in 1903. He received his MA from the University of Chicago in 1923 and his Ph.D. from Washington University in 1934. In 1930, the DD degree was conferred on him by Concordia College, Adelaide, Australia. Before coming to serve the Saint Louis seminary as professor of New Testament Exegesis in 1921, he served Silver Grove Lutheran Church in Bluff City, Tennessee; Saint Peter in Saint Joseph, Missouri; Bethlehem in Brooklyn, New York; and Saint Paul College in Concordia, Missouri as professor from 1912-21.

In 1907, he married Emma Vetter and had two daughters, Erna and Ilse.

He was on the editorial staff of the Homiletical Magazine and the Concordia Theological Monthly. His best-known work is his translation with Dr. F.W. Gingrich of Bauer’s New Testament Lexicon. Dr. Arndt died in February of 1957 in England while assisting the Evangelical Lutheran Church of England to establish a seminary in conjunction with Cambridge University.


21.58 Linear Feet (Forty-six 5" letter boxes; One 5" legal box; One cubic foot box; One medium flat box)

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Physical Location

A-03-01-3 to A-03-02-3

Custodial History

Original collection ID: M-0052

William Frederick Arndt (1880-1957) Papers
In Progress
May 14, 1998
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Repository Details

Part of the Concordia Historical Institute Repository

804 Seminary Place
Saint Louis MO 63105 USA