The William Oswald Yates Manuscript 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.
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.
The following is the acceptable citation for publication: The William Oswald Yates Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.
- 1884 May 10
- Born, Zelienople, Pennsylvania
- Graduated, New Windsor College
- Student, Princeton Theological Seminary
- 1909 May 26
- Ordained, Presbytery of Baltimore
- Missionary, Thailand
- Awarded honorary Doctor of Divinity, New Windsor College
- Pastor, Olivet Church, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
- Pastor, Westminster Church, Allentown
- Pastor, Swissvale
- 1971 January 7
- Died, Baltimore, Maryland
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.
0.3 Linear Feet (1 Box)
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.
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