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Theodore A. Gill papers

Identifier: SCM 289

Scope and Contents

These materials consist of Gill's personal papers, correspondence, Master Sermon Series, scrapbooks, and other printed material.


  • 1920 - 2005

Language of Materials

English and German

Biographical / Historical

Theodore "Ted" A. Gill was born in Eveleth, Minnesota in 1920. He was educated at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Princeton Theological Seminary, Union Seminary in New York City, and the University of Zurich, where he wrote his doctoral dissertation. During his career at the San Francisco Seminary, he was a founder of the Graduate Theological Union based in Berkeley.

Gill served at Presbyterian churches in New Rochelle, New York, and West End Presbyterian Church in New York City. He was a professor of religion and dean of the chapel at Lindenwood College in St. Charles, Missouri, and became managing editor of The Christian Century magazine in Chicago and editor of its sister publication "The Pulpit." He was also president of San Francisco Theological Seminary from 1958-1966. In 1966, he assumed the higher education desk of the World Council of Churches in Geneva, Switzerland. Upon his return to the United States he joined the faculty of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, a CUNY college in Manhattan, where he worked from 1971 to 1989. In addition, he was the author or editor of many books, journals, and articles. After retiring from his scholarly work, Gill served as theologian in residence at Nassau Presbyterian Church in Princeton, New Jersey.

Gill died in 2005 at the age of 85.


6.04 Linear Feet (3 record cartons, 5 archives boxes, 1 half archive box)


These materials are sorted into five series. Sermons are in chronological order. Books and papers are kept in alphabetical order.

  1. Master Sermon Series
  2. Papers
  3. Printed materials belonging to Dr. Henry Kuizenga
  4. Scrapbooks
  5. Books

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Ted Gill donated most of the collection himself in 1997.

Theodore A. Gill papers
Kaitlin Montague
May 2016
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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