The Christian H. Martin Jr. Manuscript Collection

Collection Summary

Creator: Martin, Christian Hess, Jr., 1928-
Dates: 1973-1997
Extent: 1 box (0.3 linear feet)
Language(s): English
Repository: Princeton Theological Seminary Libraries. Special Collections.


1928 May 29 Born, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
1946-1948 Served in United States Army
1952 Graduated, Harvard University
1952-1953 Student, Princeton Theological Seminary
1954-1959 Served in United States Air Force
1959-1961 Student, Bachelor of Divinity, Princeton Theological Seminary
1961 June 23 Ordained, Presbytery of Donegal
1961-1965 Assistant pastor, 1st church, West Chester, Pennsylvania
1965-1986 Chaplain, United States Air Force
1987 Retired
1987-1994 Pulpit supply, Texas
1994-1997 Chaplain, Air Force Village, San Antonio

Biographical Information

The Reverend Christian Hess Martin, Jr. (Born 1928) is a graduate of Harvard University (1952) and Princeton Seminary (1961). After briefly serving a Presbyterian (UPCUSA) church in Pennsylvania, Mr. Martin began a long career as a United States Air Force Chaplain.


Scope and Content

This collection includes material relating to Rev. Martin's service as United States Air Force Chaplain.



Martin, Christian Hess, 1928---Archives.

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Administrative Information

Processing Information

These papers were given to the Seminary Libraries by the Reverend Christian Martin in February 1997. The collection was processed, and the original finding aid was written that same month by Raymond D. Cannata under the direction of William O. Harris, Archivist. The finding aid was edited by Sarah Seraphin and Daved Anthony Schmidt in May of 2009.


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.

Use of Materials

The following is the acceptable citation for publication: The Christian H. Martin, Jr. Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.



Box 1
- Finding aid.
- Documents regarding the 1996 murder of the Rev. and Mrs. C. Frederick Mathias (Princeton Seminary class of 1957). 1957
- "The Air National Guard and its Chaplain Program," by C.H. Martin, a research study submitted to the faculty of Air University, Alabama (2 volumes). May 1973
- Circular letter by C.H. Martin to family and friends (47pp. + 13pp. Appendix). February 9, 1996
- Miscellaneous material.


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