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The Russell Martin Kerr Manuscript Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SCM 192

Scope and Content

This collection consists of course notes taken by Russell Kerr at Princeton Theological Seminary from 1941 to 1942, and notes from summer continuing education courses at the Princeton Institute of Theology in 1949 and 1955.

Dates

  • 1941-1942, 1949, 1955

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 Russell Martin Kerr Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.

Chronology

1916 July 12
Born, Kings Mountain, North Carolina
1938
Graduated, Davidson College
1938-1939
Teacher, Old Town High School, Winston-Salem
1939-1941
Student, Bachelor of Divinity, Erskine Theological Seminary
1941-1942
Student, Bachelor of Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary
1942 July 3
Ordained, Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church
1942-1945
Assistant pastor, First Church, Statesville
1946-1952
Pastor, Bethel Church, Winnsboro, South Carolina
1952 July 15
Ordained, Presbyterian Church in the United States of America
1952-1982
Pastor, Philadelphia Presbyterian Church in the United States, Charlotte, North Carolina
1982
Retired
1998
Awarded Alumni Service Award, Davidson College

Biographical Information

Russell Martin Kerr (born 1916) was educated at Davidson College (B.A., 1938), Erskine Theological Seminary (B.D., 1941), and Princeton Theological Seminary (Th.B., 1942). He has served as pastor of various Presbyterian churches, both Associate Reformed Presbyterian and the Presbyterian Church in the United States, for many years. He has written the history of the ancient Philadelphia Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, North Carolina where he served his last and longest pastorate.

Extent

0.3 Linear Feet (1 Box)

Processing Information:

Russell Kerr donated these papers to the Seminary Libraries in June of 1997. The collection was organized and the original finding aid was written in July of 1997, by Raymond D. Cannata, under the direction of William O. Harris, Archivist. The finding aid was edited by Sarah Seraphin and Daved Anthony Schmidt in May of 2009.
Title
The Russell Martin Kerr Manuscript Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Raymond D. Cannata
Date
2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

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

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