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The Paul D. Votaw Collection of Student Papers and Other Materials

Identifier: SCM 387

Scope and Contents

This collection is divided into two series.

Series 1: Student papers

This series contains Votaw’s class notes dated 1945-52 and a folder of materials related to his 1945 PTS master’s thesis.

Series 2: Other materials

This series consists of booklets commemorating various special events at Gashland Presbyterian Church, Kansas City, MO in 1976. It also contains a copy of the June 1947 issue of “The Cedar Bough,” a publication of the Syria Mission of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. This issue features a photograph of Paul Votaw and his wife, Betty, riding bicycles through Old Sidon.


  • 1945 - 1976

Conditions Governing Access

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

Biographical / Historical

Paul Dean Votaw was born in Kansas City, MO on June 20, 1917. He earned degrees from Wheaton College (1941), Dallas Theological Seminary (1945) and Princeton Theological Seminary (1945). He was ordained by the Presbytery of Kansas City on April 1, 1945. He served as a missionary for the Board of Foreign Missions in Syria and Lebanon from 1946-51. After returning to the United States, he served as Assistant Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Pittsburgh from 1952-54 until his installation as Pastor of Gashland Community Church in Kansas City, MO in 1954.


.63 Linear Feet (- One full document box and one half document box)

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The Paul D. Votaw Collection of Student Papers and Other Materials
Megan Strader
July 25, 2018
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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