The William Park Armstrong Manuscript Collection

Collection Summary

Creator: Armstrong, William Park, 1874-
Dates: 1910-1928
Extent: 7 Boxes (3 linear feet)
Language(s): English
Repository: Princeton Theological Seminary Libraries. Special Collections.


1874 Born in Selma, Alabama, Jan. 10
1894 B.A., Princeton University
1896 M.A., Princeton University
1897 B.D., Princeton Theological Seminary
1897 Graduate student, University of Marburg, Germany
1897-1898 Graduate student, University of Berlin, Germany
1898 Graduate student, University of Erlangen, Germany
1899 Graduate student, Princeton Theological Seminary
1900 Ordained, PCUSA
1899-1903 Instructor, New Testament Literature, Princeton Theological Seminary
1903-1944 Professor, New Testament Literature, Princeton Theological Seminary
1944 Died, Princeton, New Jersey

Biographical Information

Dr. Armstrong was awarded the Doctor of Divinity degree (honorary) in 1915. He was the author of numerous scholarly articles and pamphlets. In addition to his duties at the Seminary, Dr. Armstrong also served as a Vice-President of the Bank of Princeton for many years. Dr. Armstrong was a friend and ally of Dr. Machen in the "Re-Organization" controversy at the Seminary in the 1920s.


Scope and Content

This collection consists of Dr. Armstrong's lecture notes, biographical materials, correspondence, and other typescript notes.



Armstrong, William Park, 1874---Archives.

Princeton Theological Seminary--Faculty--Archives.

Lecture notes.

Princeton Theological Seminary. Library. Manuscript collections.


Administrative Information

Processing Information

The William Park Armstrong papers were first organized as a part of the Alumni Alcove collection of the Seminary library. In March of 1996 these lecture notes were reorganized as a manuscript collection of the Seminary Archives. At that time several items were added to the collection, including the biographical materials, correspondence, and the second set of typescript notes on Apostolic History.


There are no special restrictions to 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 William Park Armstrong Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.


Related Material

See also the following materials in Special Collections:

The Frederick M. Coram Manuscript Collection (student lecture notes)

The John Gresham Machen Manuscript Collection (correspondence)

The Alexander Napier MacLeod Manuscript Collection (student lecture notes)

The Allan Alexander MacRae Manuscript Collection (student lecture notes)

The Bruce Manning Metzger Manuscript Collection (student lecture notes)

The H. Clare Welker Manuscript Collection (student lecture notes)



Box 1: Lecture notes: Gospel History
1:1 Finding Aid
1:2 "Recitation" (illegible notes)
1:3 "Critical Principles"
1:4 "Literature"
1:5 "Sources"
1:6 "Four-fold Gospel"
1:7 "Matthew"
1:8 "Mark"
1:9 "Luke"
Box 2: Gospel History (continued)
2:1 "John"
2:2 "Chronology"
2:3 "Political and Religious Conditions"
2:4 (illegible notes)
2:5 "Parables"
Box 3: Gospel History (continued)
3:1 "Sermon on the Mount"
3:2 "Galilean Ministry - 1st period"
3:3 "Galilean Ministry - 2nd period"
3:4 "Galilean Ministry - 3rd period"
3:5 "Public Ministry"
3:6 "Early Judean Ministry"
Box 4: Lecture Notes: Apostolic History
4:1 "Gentile Christianity"
4:2 "Package One"
4:3 "Hellenistic Christianity"
4:4 "Gallio"
4:5 (illegible notes)
4:6 "Apostolic Council"
4:7 "James"
4:8 "Jewish Christianity"
Box 5: Apostolic History (continued)
5:1 (illegible notes)
5:2 "2nd Missionary Journey"
5:3 "I & II Thess."
5:4 "3rd Missionary Journey"
5:5 "Galatians"
5:6 "Paul"
5:7 "Romans"
5:8 "I & II Corinthians"
5:9 "Philm., Col., Eph., Phil."
5:10 "Paul's Release"
5:11 "Paul" (illegible notes)
5:12 "Hebrews"
Box 6: Typescript Notes: Apostolic History
6:1 Part I
6:2 Part II
6:3 Part III
Box 6 continued: Lecture Notes: New Testament Canon
6:4 Part I
6:5 Part II
6:6 Part III
Box 7: Lecture Notes: Exegesis Courses
7:1 Exegesis of Acts
7:2 Exegesis of Pauline Epistles
7:3 Exegesis of Romans
7:4 Exegesis of Galatians
7:5 Exegesis of I & II Peter
7:6 Exegetical notes
Box 7 continued: Miscellaneous
7:7 Biographical materials, mementos
7:8 Correspondence (family letters and letters with E.A. Wallis Budge)
Box 7 continued: Reorganization Controversy
7:9 "Two Papers on Certain Legal Aspects of the Proposal to Amend the Charter of the Trustees of P.T.S.," by W.P. Armstrong (Apr., 1928)
7:10 "Memorandum submitted by Dr. Armstrong on behalf of the majority of the faculty and statements presented by Dr. Machen to the General Assembly's Committees."
7:11 Letter from Armstrong to Princeton Board of Directors (December 27, 1928).
Box 7 continued: Addendum
7:12 "The Resurrection of Jesus and Historical Criticism," pamphlet reprinted from Princeton Theological Review, April 1910.
7:13 "The Resurrection of Jesus," (2 lectures) pamphlet reprinted from Princeton Theological Review, Oct. 1914.
7:14 "The Place of the Resurrection Appearances of Jesus" (pamphlet).


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