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The Mott Randolph Sawyers Manuscript Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SCM 150

Scope and Content

This collection includes sermons, pastoral registers and newspaper articles relating to Mott Sawyers. It also contains personal diaries, apparently written by Mott Sawyers' wife, dating from 1944 to 1987.

Dates

  • 1890 - 1987

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 Mott Randolph Sawyers Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.

Chronology

1870 July 5
Born, Unionville, Iowa
1890
Graduated, Parsons College, Fairfield, Iowa
1891-1892; 1893-1895
Student, Princeton Theological Seminary
1896
Stated supply, Moulton, Iowa
1897
Stated supply, First Church, Centerville, Iowa
1898-1899
Student, Union Theological Seminary, New York
1899-1902
Secretary, Iowa Anti-Saloon League
1902-1912
Stated supply, Mount Ida Church, Davenport, Iowa
1903 April 22
Ordained, Presbytery of Des Moines
1912-1914
Secretary, YMCA
1913
Awarded Doctor of Philosophy, West Union College, Le Mars, Iowa
1917-1919
War service, YMCA
1919-1920
Stated supply, First Church, Centerville, Iowa
1920-1940
Pastor, First Church, Centerville, Iowa
1940-1971
Pastor Emeritus, First Church, Centerville, Iowa
1971 June 2
Died, Iowa

Extent

2.2 Linear Feet (2 Boxes)

Processing Information:

This collection was donated to the Seminary Libraries by Fred Cassell in June 1998, after he had received them from Mr. Sawyer's daughter, Ruth, before her death in September 1997. The collection was processed, and the original finding aid was written in August of 1998, by library staff 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 Mott Randolph Sawyers Manuscript Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Special Collections Staff
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