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The Benson Collection of Hymnals and Hymnology consists of approximately 12,000 volumes on virtually every aspect of hymnology, with the exception of musical scores and anthems. Over half of the collection is presented here in digital form. There are many early editions of the metrical psalms; historical hymnbooks of all of the major Protestant denominations; evangelistic, revival and gospel hymnbooks; hymns for the Sunday School and children; religious poetry; and books about hymns, hymn writers, and the use of music and song in worship. Learn more...

The Latin America Collection contains materials from Princeton Theological Seminary’s deep collection of Latin American books and periodicals, digitized through the generous financial support of the Henry Luce Foundation. Learn more...

The Moffett Korea Collection consists of the personal papers of Samuel Hugh Moffett (1916–2015), Henry W. Luce Professor of Ecumenics and Mission at Princeton Theological Seminary (1981–1986), those of his wife, Eileen Flower Moffett (1928–), and manuscript materials, publications, clippings, and related non-print media regarding Korea, including the history of Korean missions, the Korean churches, and religion in Korea. Learn more...

The Payne Theological Seminary and A.M.E. Church Archive includes two subcollections organized into twenty-one thematic categories of images and textual materials for the study of the history of the African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) denomination and Black Church tradition while chronicling the leadership and legacy of Payne Theological Seminary. Learn more...

The Princeton Theological Seminary Journals collection contains journals published by, or closely associated with, Princeton Theological Seminary from 1825 to the present. Learn more...

Since the early 1950s, Princeton Theological Seminary has maintained a consistent practice of recording the many public lecture series and institutes held at the Seminary, along with major sermons, addresses, and interviews, many of them given by some of the most prominent scholars, pastors, and church leaders of their day. Learn more...

The T.F. Torrance Collection of Antiquarian Books forms part of a large collection of books from the library of Thomas F. Torrance. The collection was donated to Princeton Theological Seminary by his son, Iain R. Torrance, the sixth president of that institution. It reflects the wide theological, scientific and historical interests of T. F. Torrance, including over 400 rare and antiquarian volumes published before 1800 relating to the history of Christianity in Scotland. Many of those volumes are presented here in digital form. Learn more...

Other Notable Collections

Missio Seminary Collection
Missio Seminary, formerly Biblical Theological Seminary, has digitized over seven hundred theses from its institutional archive. The theses date from the 1920s to the 1970s and are provided here as searchable PDF documents. This collection also includes lectures, sermons, and other recordings from the seminary’s audio archive. Learn more...

Robert Elliott Speer Manuscript Collection
The Robert Elliott Speer Manuscript Collection at Princeton Theological Seminary Library consists of correspondence, sermons, addresses, notes, articles, diaries, clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, and other papers of this important missionary executive (1867–1947). The digital representation given here provides access to two major parts of the collection: papers related to missions, and all correspondence. Browse or search the collection...

Additional Collections

Title Topic See manuscript guide for details
Caleb Cook Baldwin Manuscript Collection Presbyterian missions in China, 1848–1895 Manuscript guide
George H. Bowen Manuscript Collection Presbyterian missions in Bombay (Mumbai), India, 1848–1870 Manuscript guide
Chinese Manuscript Collection A constructed collection including material related to the missionary work of Charles Edgar Patton, as well as a manuscript of the Old Testament translated into Chinese in 1862 Manuscript guide
Michael Simpson Culbertson Manuscript Collection Presbyterian missions in Shanghai, China, mid-1800s Manuscript guide
Albert Andrew Fulton Manuscript Collection Presbyterian missions in Canton, China, 1893–1922 Manuscript guide
Levi Janvier Manuscript Collection Presbyterian missions in northern India, 1839–1855 Manuscript guide
Langley Kitching Manuscript Collection Travels in Africa and Madagascar, 1877–1880
Belle Sparr Luckett Manuscript Collection Missions and education in Korea, 1913 Manuscript guide
Robert Hamill Nassau Manuscript Collection Presbyterian missions in Gabon and elsewhere in Africa, 1861–1906 Manuscript guide
Harry A. Rhodes Manuscript Collection Presbyterian missions in Korea, 1908–1946 Manuscript guide
Scott Family Manuscript Collection Presbyterian missions in China, 1903–1937 Manuscript guide
Ashbel Green Simonton Manuscript Collection Presbyterian missions in Brazil, 1859–1867 Manuscript guide
David and Jane Wales Trumbull Manuscript Collection Protestant missions in Chile, 1845–1889 Manuscript guide
Edward Warren Manuscript Collection Protestant missions in Ceylon (Sri Lanka), 1815–1818 Manuscript guide
James Watt Manuscript Collection Presbyterian missions in India, 1914–1922 Manuscript guide
William E. and Margaret E. Weld Missionary Papers Presbyterian missions in India, 1909–1918