The Eugene Carson Blake Manuscript Collection
Scope and Content
This collection contains sermons by Dr. Blake, photographs of him, and newspaper clippings and biographical information about him from miscellaneous sources.
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There are no restrictions on access to this collection. The papers are available for review according to the normal rules of the Seminary Archives and Special Collections.
The following is the acceptable citation for publication: The Eugene Carson Blake Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.
- 1906 November 7
- Born, St. Louis, Missouri
- Graduated, Princeton University
- Teacher, Forman Christian College, Lahore, India
- Student, University of Edinburgh
- Student, Bachelor of Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary
- 1932 April 19
- Ordained, West Jersey Presbytery
- Assistant pastor, Collegiate Church of St. Nicholas, New York City
- Pastor, First Church, Albany
- Lecturer, Religion, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts
- Pastor, Presbyterian Church, Pasadena, California
- Granted Doctor of Divinity, Occidental College
- Stated clerk, General Assembly, United Presbyterian Church of the United States of America
- Trustee, Princeton Theological Seminary
- President, National Council of Churches
- General secratary, World Council of Churches, Geneva, Switzerland
- Trustee emeritus, Princeton Theological Seminary
- 1985 July 31
Eugene Carson Blake (1906-1985) was a powerful Protestant leader in the 1950s and 1960s. He graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1932 with a Bachelor of Theology. He taught at a Christian missionary school in Lahore, India (now Pakistan), held pastorates at churches in New York City and Albany, and served as the pastor of the Pasadena Church in Pasadena, California for eleven years. In 1951 he was elected stated clerk of the General Assembly of the UPCUSA, a post he held until 1966. Blake demonstrated against segregation and was in the vanguard of the ecumenical movement. He served as the president of the National Council of Churches USA from 1954-1957 and the General Secretary of the World Council of Churches from 1966-1974. Blake became a trustee of Princeton Seminary in 1954.
0.3 Linear Feet (1 Box)
The provenance of these materials is unknown. It is most likely a constructed collection, though there are no records of who originally collected these materials. The finding aid was written in February of 2008 by Kristen Nivling.
- The Eugene Carson Blake Manuscript Collection
- Kristen J. Nivling
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