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The William Kerr McKinney Manuscript Collection

Identifier: SCM 368

Scope and Contents

The collection was given to the Seminary Archives in 1952 by Dr. McKinney's widow. It contains sermon manuscripts written by Dr. McKinney, largely from the latter years of his pastorate. There are several hundred bound and unbound sermons. These papers remained unorganized in the Seminary library's "Alumni Alcove" collection. The collection also contains expository notes of Dr. McKinney.


  • 1900 - 1952

Conditions Governing Access

There are no special restrictions on access to this collection. It is available for the use of library patrons under the regular rules and conditions of the Seminary Archives.

Biographical / Historical

The Reverend Doctor William Kerr McKinney (1875-1952) attended Princeton Seminary 1897-98 and 1899-1900. Though originally from the North of Ireland, the Reverend Doctor McKinney spent his entire pastorate in America.


3.75 Linear Feet (Three cartons)


The collection is currently semi-organized and is in satisfactory condition for the use of library patrons. The McKinney collection should receive further attention in the future and be reorganized in more detail.
The William Kerr McKinney Manuscript Collection
William O. Harris and Raymond D. Cannata
May 1996
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Repository Details

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

Princeton Theological Seminary
PO Box 821
Princeton NJ 08542 USA