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.
The Earl Palmer Collection at Princeton Theological Seminary preserves materials representing sixty-four years of ministry in digital format with audio and video recordings of sermons and seminars plus selected writings by Reverend Earl F. Palmer. Earl graduated in 1956 and was recognized as Distinguished Alumnus in 1999. He served as active member on the Board of Trustees at Princeton Theological Seminary from 1972 to 2006, and remains connected as Trustee Emeritus to the present.
The James R. Tanis Collection of Church Postcards contains over 20,000 postcards depicting church architecture across the United States.
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.
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.
The Princeton Theological Seminary Journals collection contains journals published by, or closely associated with, Princeton Theological Seminary from 1825 to the present.
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.
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.
Other Notable 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 partial manuscript of the Old Testament translated into Chinese in 1862 (Bridgman-Culbertson Version)||Manuscript guide|
|Michael S. 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||Manuscript guide|
|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||Manuscript guide|