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Alan Neely papers

Identifier: SCM 302

Scope and Contents

These materials consist of personal and professional papers that belonged to and were authored Alan Neely.

The Princeton Theological Seminary Library holds Neely's papers as he he was named to the faculty in 1988 upon his return from Colombia; he taught until his retirement in 1996.


  • 1928 - 2003

Language of Materials

English and Spanish

Biographical / Historical

Alan Neely, the Henry Winters Luce Professor of Ecumenics and Mission Emeritus at the Princeton Theological Seminary, was born on November 3, 1928 in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was raised in Fort Worth, Texas before graduating with a B.A. in English from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Neely earned his B.D. and Th. D. in Philosophy of Religion from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He also earned a Ph. D. in Latin American Studies from American Unitersity in Washington D.C.

In 1963, the Foreign Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention appointed Neely and his wife, Virginia Garrett Neely, to be missionary teachers in the International Baptist Seminary in Cali, Colombia, where they served from 1963 to 1976. Neely then joined the faculty at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest as a Professor of Missiology. In 1988, after returning to the United States, he was named to the faculty of the Princeton Theological Seminary, where he taught until his retirement in 1996.

Neely died May 14, 2003.


1.25 Linear Feet (1 record carton)


This collection was originally arranged by Sara N. Tillema who separated the collection into various groups regarding correspondence, papers, and books. As many of these components are unrelated to one another, within their series, they have been arranged in alphabetical order.

Three folders were found empty: Black Liberation Theology, Ruiz Castro, Jerjes, and Assmann, Hugo.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition is unknown.

Alan Neely papers
Kaitlin Montague
August 2016
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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