The Betty Le Fever Gibson Manuscript Collection

Collection Summary

Creator: Gibson, Betty Le Fever, 1922-
Dates: 1944-1945
Extent: 2 boxes (0.8 linear feet)
Language(s): English
Repository: Princeton Theological Seminary Libraries. Special Collections.


1922 February 22 Born, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
1944 Graduated, Pennsylvania State University
1944-1946 Student, Princeton Theological Seminary
1966-1971 Teacher, Cynthia Warner School, Takoma Park, Maryland
1973-1984 Teacher, middle school, Franklin, Pennsylvania
1984-1994 Substitute teacher, Hempfield Area High School, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Biographical Information

Betty Le Fever Gibson was among one of the first classes of women to enroll in Princeton Seminary's School of Christian Education. She was a full-time student from 1944 to September 1946, when she married William Allison Gibson, Jr., a Bachelor of Divinity graduate of Princeton Seminary, who pastored several churches in Pennsylvania, New York, and Maryland. She was a junior high school teacher and a Christian Educator until her retirement in 1994.


Scope and Content

This collection consists of course notes taken while a student at Princeton Theological Seminary, 1944-1946. Mrs. Gibson was among the first women to enroll in the Seminary's School of Christian Education.



Gibson, Betty Le Fever--Manuscripts.

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Administrative Information

Processing Information

This collection was given to the Seminary Libraries in March of 1995 by Betty Le Fever Gibson. The collection was organized in May of 1996, 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 June 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 Betty Le Fever Gibson Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.



Box 1
1:1 Finding Aid
1:2 Old Testament History, Henry Gehman. Fall 1944
1:3 Introduction to the New Testament, Otto Piper. Fall 1945
1:4 Old Testament: Genesis - Deuteronomy, Howard Kuist. Fall 1944
1:5 Method in Bible Study, Kuist. Fall 1944
1:6 Isaiah, Howard Kuist. Fall 1945
1:7 New Testament, Howard Kuist. Spring 1946
1:8 Minor Prophets, Howard Kuist. Spring 1946
1:9 Method in Use of the Bible (Luke), Kuist
1:10 Church History, Lefferts Loetscher. Spring 1946
1:11 Church and Social Institution, R. Clemen. Fall 1945
Box 2
2:1 Ecumenics, John Mackay. Spring 1945
2:2 Religions of the World, E. Jurji. Spring 1945
2:3 Theology, John Kuizenga. Spring 1945
2:4 Types of American Theology, Hugh T. Kerr. Spring 1946
2:5 Preparation of Addresses, E. H. Roberts. Spring 1945
2:6 Public Worship, Andrew Blackwood. Spring 1946
2:7 History of Education, J. Donald Butler. Fall 1944
2:8 Methods in Teaching Christianity, J. Donald Butler. Spring 1945
2:9 Educational Psychology and the Nature of Children, J. Donald Butler. 1944-1945
2:10 Curriculum of Christian Education, J. Donald Butler.
2:11 Philosophy of Education (Independent Study), J. Donald Butler. 1945
2:12 Educational Psychology and Nurture of Youth and Adults, Elmer Homrighausen. Fall 1945
2:13 Christian Education, Elmer Homrighausen. Spring 1945
2:14 Church Music, David Jones.


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