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The David Allan Weadon Manuscript Collection

Identifier: SCM 167

Scope and Content

This collection includes published articles by Weadon, course papers written for his doctoral work at Drew University, committee materials on a New Hymnal for Colleges and Schools, committee papers on Princeton University's organ repair project, typescripts of speeches delivered by Weadon, and several of his original musical composition manuscripts, and biographical materials.


  • 1984 - 1993

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 David Allan Weadon Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.


1956 August 4
Born, Burlington, North Carolina
Graduated, Master of Arts, Westminster Choir College
Graduated, Doctor of Philosophy, Drew University
Assistant organist, Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church
C. F. Seabrook Director of Music and Lecturer, Princeton Theological Seminary
Director, Glee Club and Chapel Choir, Princeton University
Organist and Choir Director, Brick Presbyterian Church, New York City
1995 December 30

Biographical Information

David A. Weadon was born in Burlington, North Carolina on August 4, 1956. He was educated at Westminster Choir College and Drew University, where he received his doctorate. Before joining the staff of Princeton Seminary, Dr. Weadon had served on the staff of the Duke University Chapel and as associate organist at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York City. From 1982 until his death in December of 1995, he was the C.F. Seabrook Director of Music and Lecturer in Church Music at Princeton Theological Seminary. During this time he was also organist and assistant director of the Glee Club and Chapel Choir at Princeton University (1983-1987) and organist and choirmaster at Brick Presbyterian Church in New York City (1987-1993).


0.3 Linear Feet (1 Box)

Related Material

See also the following materials in Special Collections:

The Raymond D. Cannata Manuscript Collection (see course lecture notes)

Processing Information:

This collection of papers was transferred to the Archives by the Seminary Chapel office 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. Additional materials removed from Chapel office files were added to the collection in August of 1996 and August of 2008. The finding aid was edited by Sarah Seraphin and Daved Anthony Schmidt in May of 2009.

The David Allan Weadon Manuscript Collection
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Repository Details

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

Princeton Theological Seminary
Wright Library
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Princeton NJ 08540 USA