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The William Oswald Yates Manuscript Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SCM 170

Scope and Content

This collection consists of sermons, materials regarding the Presbytery of Baltimore, biographical materials, as well as other miscellaneous items of interest.

Dates

  • undated

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 William Oswald Yates Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.

Chronology

1884 May 10
Born, Zelienople, Pennsylvania
1906
Graduated, New Windsor College
1906-1909
Student, Princeton Theological Seminary
1909 May 26
Ordained, Presbytery of Baltimore
1909-1914
Missionary, Thailand
1913
Awarded honorary Doctor of Divinity, New Windsor College
1915-1916
Pastor, Olivet Church, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
1916-1921
Pastor, Westminster Church, Allentown
1921-1949
Pastor, Swissvale
1949
Retired
1971 January 7
Died, Baltimore, Maryland

Biographical Information

William Oswald Yates (1884 - 1971) was a graduate of Princeton Seminary (Class of 1909). Following his ordination by the Presbytery of Baltimore (PCUSA), Mr. Yates served as a missionary to Thailand, 1909 - 1914. He served as a distinguished pastor of several churches in Pennsylvania until his retirement in 1949. He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity by New Windsor College in 1913.

Extent

0.3 Linear Feet (1 Box)

Processing Information:

This collection of Dr. Yates' papers was given to the Seminary Libraries in November of 1994 by his daughter, Miss Helen R. Yates of York, Pennsylvania. It was organized and the original finding aid was written in July of 1996, by Raymond D. Cannata, under the direction of William O. Harris, Archivist. The sermons remain in the same basic order in which Dr. Yates maintained them. The manuscripts are arranged into twenty-four "volumes." Each volume is housed in an archival enclosure, along with a list of the titles and biblical texts included. The "finding aid" accompanying the material in folder 1:1 of the collection contains all of these lists, as well as lists of all additional materials. The finding aid was edited by Sarah Seraphin and David Anthony Schmidt in May of 2009.
Title
The William Oswald Yates Manuscript Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Raymond D. Cannata
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