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The Benjamin Franklin Farber Manuscript Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SCM 079

Scope and Content

This collection consists primarily of a large collection of Reverend Farber's sermons. It also contains his personal papers, including correspondence, family information, and his 1918 war diary.

Dates

  • 1918-1964, bulk undated

Language of Materials

English

Access:

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

Preferred Citation

The following is the acceptable citation for publication: The Benjamin Franklin Farber Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.

Chronology

1882 July 13
Born, Thornton, Indiana
1905
BS, Hanover College
1908
MA, Princeton University
1909
M.Div, Princeton Theological Seminary
1909 May 11
Ordained, Presbytery of North Philadelphia
1909-1910
Assistant Pastor, 1st Presbyterian Church, Germantown, Pennsylvania
1910-1917
Assistant Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Plymouth, Michigan
1917-1919
Assistant Pastor, Woodward Avenue Presbyterian Church, Detroit, Michigan
1918
YMCA war service
1919-1926
Pastor, 6th Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1924
D.D., Washington and Jefferson College, D.D., Grove City College
1926-1953
Pastor, 4th Presbyterian Church in New York, New York
1954-1965
Pastor Emeritus: 4th Presbyterian Church in New York, New York
1954
Interim Pastor: Tenafly, New Jersey
1930-1958
Trustee, Princeton Theological Seminary
1965 September 20
Died, Cresskill, New Jersey

Extent

3.1 Linear Feet (4 Boxes)

Processing Information:

This collection was processed, and the original finding aid was written by Wesley W. Smith in January of 1998, under the direction of William O. Harris, Archivist. The finding aid was edited by Sarah Seraphin in February 2009.
Title
The Benjamin Franklin Farber Manuscript Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Wesley W. Smith
Date
2009
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

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

Contact:
Princeton Theological Seminary
Library
PO Box 821
Princeton NJ 08542 USA