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The Margaret Howland Manuscript Collection

Identifier: SCM 257

Scope and Content

The Margaret Howland Manuscript Collection consists of approximately 2.17 linear inches of documents dating from 1954 to 1958 containing information about Howland’s time in the classroom as a student at Princeton Theological Seminary.


  • 1954-1958

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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.


1933 September 29
Born, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Student, Princeton Theological Seminary, BD
1958 October 19
Ordained by the Presbytery of Brooklyn-Nassau
Student, Union Theological Seminary, STM

Biographical Information

Margaret Howland, born September 29, 1933 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, attended Princeton Theological Seminary from the fall of 1955 through the spring of 1958 when she earned her Bachelor of Divinity degree. She was ordained by the Presbytery of Brooklyn-Nassau in October 1958. She went on to obtain her Master of Sacred Theology degree from Union Theological Seminary in 1966.

Howland held multiple church positions throughout New Jersey and New York from her time of ordination in 1958 through 1988.


2.16 Linear Feet (2 Boxes)


The Margaret Howland Collection consists of two boxes divided into two series: Series I: Class notes and assignments by term and Series II: Spiral notebooks and Princeton Theological Seminary Catalogues. Series I contains folders pertaining to Howland’s individual courses while in attendance at Princeton Theological Seminary from 1955 to 1958. Folders are arranged by both subject and date providing information on Howland's time at PTS in chronological order.

Series II contains spiral notebooks from Howland’s time at Princeton Theological Seminary. The notebooks are arranged both chronologically and by subject. This series also contains Princeton Theological Seminary Catalogues from 1954 to 1958.

Processing Information

Initial processing was done by Charity Cho. Final processing, including writing and publishing of a finding aid, was completed by Megan Corbi.

The Margaret Howland Manuscript Collection
Megan Corbi
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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