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The Philip Young Manuscript Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: SCM 253

Scope and Content

The collection primarily consists of course materials and notes from Princeton Theological Seminary from 1952-1955, along with slides from a Seminary Choir trip to Japan and Korea.


  • 1952-1955

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There are no special restrictions to access of this collection. It may be examined by library patrons under the normal rules and conditions of Special Collections.


1931 May 15
Born in Newton, MA
Graduated from University of Pennsylvania
Attended Princeton Theological Seminary
15 May 1954
Licensed by the Presbytery of Philadelphia
1955 June 6
Ordained by the Presbytery of Philadelphia
Served as a Pastor Reems Creek larger parish, Weaverville, NC
Served as minister-at-large for the Synod of Kentucky Hazard, KY
Served as administrator for Board Nat Missions, New York, NY
Served as Pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Apostles, Burnsville, MN
Served as Executive Presbyter of Glacier-Yellowstone Presbyteries, MT
Served as synod executive for the Synod Pacific, San Francisco, CA
Received Doctor of Divinity degree from Albertson College, ID
Received Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Mountain College, MT

Biographical Information

Philip Hobart Young was born on May 15, 1931, in Newton, Massachusetts. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1952. He attended Princeton Theological Seminary from 1952-1955, where he earned a Bachelor of Divinity degree. On his birthday in 1954, he was licensed to preach by the Presbytery of Philadelphia. He was later ordained by the same presbytery on June 6, 1955, after graduation.

For more than five years he served as a pastor at Reems Creek Church in Weaverville, NC, from 1955-1961. He then served as minister at large for the Synod of Kentucky in Hazard, KY from 1961-1965. After this he served as an administrator on the Board of National Missions in New York City from 1965-1973. He returned to the pastorate in 1974 at the Church of Apostles in Burnsville, MN where he stayed until 1983. He then took the position of executive presbyter of the Glacier-Yellowstone Presbyteries in Montana from 1983-88. In 1988, he began serving on the Synod Executive Committee for the Synod of the Pacific in San Francisco, CA, where he continued until retirement in 1999.

He received a Doctor of Divinity degree from Albertson College in Caldwell, Idaho in 1989 and a Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Mountain College in Billings, Montana in 1996.


1 Linear Feet (1 box)


The Philip Young Collection consists of two series in a single box.

Series Course materials and notes

Series 2: Slides from seminary choir trip

Processing Information

The collection was processed by Joshua Wilder in Spring 2015 under the supervision of Curator of Special Collections and Archivist Kenneth Henke.

The Philip Young Manuscript Collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Princeton Theological Seminary. Library. Special Collections Repository

Princeton Theological Seminary
Wright Library
25 Library Place
Princeton NJ 08540 USA