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The James E. Wallace Manuscript Collection

Identifier: SCM 241

Scope and Content

The James E. Wallace collection consists of approximately 4.25 linear feet of documents dating from 1957-1965 containing information on classes and life during his time in Princeton, NJ.

The collection consists of four boxes. Boxes 1-3 contain a variety of classwork and topics, with an emphasis on the intersection of religion and law. Box 4 focuses on Biblical coursework and materials, along with topics specifically concerning church life.


  • 1957-1967

Language of Materials



There are no special restrictions to access of this collection. It may be examined by library patrons under the normal rules and conditions of Special Collections.


1922 January 16
Born, Salt Lake City, Utah
Graduated from UCLA
Graduated from UC Berkley with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
Lawyer in Los Angeles
Attendence at Princeton Theological Seminary - Obtained Bachelor of Divinity and Doctor of Theology
Instructor in Christian and Society at Princeton Theological Seminary
Admissions Officer at Princeton Theological Seminary
Assistant Professor of Law at University of Denver
Professor of Law at University of Denver

Biographical Information

James Ellis Wallace was born January 16, 1922, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He received undergraduate and law degrees from the University of California system and practiced law in Los Angeles from 1949-1957. He attended Princeton Theological Seminary from 1957 to 1965, earning Bachelor of Divinity and Doctor of Theology degrees. He was instructor in Christianity and Society 1963-1965 and admissions officer 1965-1967. He was lecturer at Iliff School of Theology, member of the faculty of the College of Law at the University of Denver, and Executive Officer of the Law and Society Association.

The Special Collections records about James E. Wallace run through 1970.


4.25 Linear Feet (4 boxes)


The collection has been arranged and inventoried in the order in which it was received. It is arranged in four boxes. All boxes contain information and materials regarding classwork while at Princeton Theological Seminary.

Box four is the only box seemingly containing a thematic order. The box contains information regarding Biblical studies and has been separated by books of the Bible in their canonical order. These are then followed by a series of topics prevalent in church life.

Processing Information

This collection was inventoried and an initial finding aid written by Kihyun Kwon, Princeton Theological Seminary, 2014. It received further processing and description by Charity Cho, Princeton Theological Seminary, who encoded the finding aid in EAD October 2014. Megan Corbi reviewed the finding aid and EAD, making final adjustments in September 2015.

The James E. Wallace Manuscript Collection
Finding aid prepared by Kihyun Kwon, Charity Cho, and Megan Corbi, Princeton Theological Seminary
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Repository Details

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

Princeton Theological Seminary
Wright Library
25 Library Place
Princeton NJ 08540 USA