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The Neil MacGill Stevenson Manuscript Collection

Identifier: SCM 217

Scope and Content

This collection consists of typescripts of homilies, typed course lecture notes, and biographical materials by or about Neil Stevenson.


  • 1995

Language of Materials



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 Neil MacGill Stevenson Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.


1930 December 26
Born, Brooklyn, New York
Graduated, Tarkio College, Missouri
Student, Bachelor of Divinity, Pittsburg-Xenia Theological Seminary
1955 November
Ordained, Presbytery of New York City
Pastor, Mission Creek-Barneston
Chaplain, United States Navy
Student, Master of Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary
Awarded honorary Doctor of Divinity, Tarkio College
Pastor, Presbyterian Church, Williamsburg, Virginia

Biographical Information

An alumnus of Princeton Theological Seminary, Neil MacGill Stevenson was born in Brooklyn, New York on December 26, 1930. After completing his undergraduate studies at Tarkio College, Missouri in 1952 and his Master of Divinity degree at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in 1955, Mr. Stevenson was ordained a Teaching Elder of the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. on November 25, 1955 in New York. He later completed a Master of Theology (Th.M.) degree at Princeton Seminary in 1968.

Mr. Stevenson served as pastor of the Mission Creek and Barnston parishes in Nebraska from 1955 to 1956. In April of 1957 he began active duty as a Chaplain in the United States Navy, and was selected for the rank of Rear Admiral in 1980, while serving as Fleet Chaplain, U.S. Pacific Fleet. He became the 16th Chief of Chaplains in 1983. Chaplain Stevenson's awards include Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit with Combat V; Meritorious Service Medal; National Defense Service Medal and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal.


0.3 Linear Feet (1 Box)

Processing Information:

This collection was donated to the Seminary Libraries by Neil Stevenson in July of 1996. The collection was organized and the original finding aid was written 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 June of 2009.

The Neil MacGill Stevenson Manuscript Collection
Raymond D. Cannata
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Repository Details

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

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