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The Academy of Homiletics Records

Identifier: SCM 059

Scope and Content

The materials currently organized in the records include programs and event schedules from the annual meetings, printed copies of papers presented at these meetings, correspondence, membership rolls, news clippings, and various journals. When the collection was organized in August of 1996, these items were largely arranged chronologically, with each year given its own file folder. New folders are added as future materials are donated by the Academy.


  • 1964-1996

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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.

Preferred Citation

The following is the acceptable citation for publication: The Academy of Homiletics (U.S.) Records. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.

Biographical Information

The Academy of Homiletics (now known as the American Academy of Homiletics) was founded in 1965, largely through the efforts of Donald Macleod, Patton Professor of Homiletics at Princeton Theological Seminary, and William Thompson, homiletics professor at Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary. It is a national association of homileticians which seeks to promote excellence in preaching. Among other things, it conducts regular meetings, and publishes papers presented at its workshops. Dr. Macleod served as the first president of the Academy and was also its secretary for thirteen years.


2.3 linear feet (6 boxes)

Processing Information:

The year 1990 marked the Academy's twenty-fifth anniversary. In connection with the celebration of this event, in September of that year the Academy selected the Princeton Seminary Libraries to be the official repository of its records. Dr. Thomas Long, president at the Academy and professor at the Seminary, assisted in arranging for many of the records of the Academy to be given to the Archives at that time. Since then the Academy has continued to send materials to the Archives, which have been added to the collection.

The Academy of Homiletics Records
Raymond D. Cannata
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Revision Statements

  • December 20, 2016: EAD finding aids for collections processed and encoded before 2015 were revised slightly and imported into ArchivesSpace in 2016.

Repository Details

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

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