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The Allan Alexander MacRae Manuscript Collection

Identifier: SCM 064

Scope and Content

This collection consists mainly of photocopies of course notes collected by Dr. MacRae while a student at the Bible Institute of Los Angeles (now Biola) and Princeton Seminary. There are also photocopies of typescripts of notes from Dr. Allis' courses at Westminster Theological Seminary. Miscellaneous materials include other unidentified student course notes, biographical materials, printed materials regarding the "Reorganization Controversy", and photocopied correspondence between W.M. Hayes and notable Presbyterian leaders (including Robert Speer, Samuel Craig, and Clarence Macartney).


  • 1923 - 1938

Language of Materials



There are no special restrictions placed on the use of these materials. They are available for use of library patrons under the normal conditions and rules of Special Collections.

Preferred Citation

The following is the acceptable citation for publication: The Allen Alexander MacRae Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.


1902 February 11
Born, Calumet, Michigan
B.A., Occidental College
M.A., Occidental College
Student, Bible Institute of Los Angeles
Th.B., Princeton Theological Seminary
M.A., Princeton University
Graduate student, University of Berlin (Germany)
Graduate student, American School of Oriental Research, Jerusalem
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania (Supervisor, E.A. Speiser)
Assistant Professor, Old Testament, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia
President and Professor of Old Testament, Faith Theological Seminary
President and Professor of Old Testament, Biblical Theological Seminary (Hatfield, Pennsylvania)
Chancellor, Biblical Theological Seminary (Pennsylvania)
Resident, Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Home, Quarryville, Pennsylvania
1997 September 27
Quarryville, Pennsylvania

Biographical Information

Dr. MacRae authored several books, including The Gospel of Isaiah, Nuzi Personal Names, and Prophecies of Daniel. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA).


1.5 Linear Feet (4 Boxes)

Related Material

See also the following materials in Special Collections:

The Robert Dick Wilson Manuscript Collection (much of which was originally preserved with Dr. MacRae's papers)

See also the following items in the PTS Audio Collection:

Tape #0314, #0323, #0324, and #0467 (interviews of Dr. MacRae, 1991 - 1994).

Tape #0119 (lecture by Dr. MacRae on Charles Darwin).

Tape #0331, #0332, #0333, #0334 (interviews of Edwin Rian)

Processing Information:

This collection was given to the Seminary Libraries by Dr. MacRae in May of 1991, through the assistance of Stephen Hague, a former student and instructor at Biblical Theological Seminary. The papers were acquired as a set, along with a collection of course notes by Robert Dick Wilson, which Dr. MacRae had inherited in 1930. These notes were separated from the notes of Dr. MacRae, and are now stored as a part of the Robert Dick Wilson Manuscript Collection.

This collection was organized, and the original finding aid was written in April 1996, by Raymond D. Cannata, under the direction of William O. Harris, Archivist. At that time, some biographical materials and correspondence from Dr. MacRae's alumni biographical record and from archives' office files were photocopied and added to the collection. The finding aid was edited by Sarah Seraphin in February 2009.

The Allan Alexander MacRae Manuscript Collection
Raymond D. Cannata
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Repository Details

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

Princeton Theological Seminary
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