The Robert Blackman Ives Manuscript Collection

Collection Summary

Creator: Ives, Robert Blackman, 1936-
Dates: 1962-1963
Extent: 1 box (0.2 linear feet)
Language(s): English
Repository: Princeton Theological Seminary Libraries. Special Collections.


1936 November 9 Born, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
1959 Graduated, Drexel University
1959-1962 Student, Bachelor of Divinity, Fuller Theological Seminary
1962-1963 Student, master of theology, Princeton Theological Seminary
1963-1965 Student, doctor of philosophy, University of Manchester, England
1965 November 17 Ordained, Presbytery of Donegal
1965-1969 Pastor, Park Street Church, Boston, Massachusetts
1966-1968 Student, Harvard Divinity School
1971-unknown Assistant pastor, Tenth Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1971-1997 Lecturer, Religion, Messiah College
1997-unknown Adjunct professor, Religion, Messiah College

Biographical Information

The Reverend Doctor Robert Blackman Ives II (born 1936) has had a distinguished career in ministry and in education for over thirty years. He studied at Drexel University (B.A., 1959), Fuller Theological Seminary (B.D., 1962), Princeton Theological Seminary (Th.M. 1963), University of Manchester, England (Ph.D. 1965), and Harvard University Divinity School (post-doctoral work, 1966-68). Dr. Ives was ordained by the Presbytery of Donegal (UPCUSA), November 17, 1965, and thereafter has served several churches as pastor. He has also served as Chaplain and Lecturer in Religion at Messiah College in Pennsylvania.


Scope and Content

This collection consists of course notes taken by Robert Ives while at Princeton Theological Seminary from 1962 to 1963.



Ives, Robert Blackman, 1936---Archives.

Princeton Theological Seminary--Alumni and alumnae--Archives.

Class notes--1962-1963.

Princeton Theological Seminary. Library. Manuscript collections.


Administrative Information

Processing Information

This collection of papers was donated to the Seminary Libraries by Dr. Ives on December 14, 1993. The collection was organized and the original finding aid was written in June 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 Robert Blackman Ives Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.



Box 1
1:1 American Church History, Professor Loetscher. 1962
1:2 American Church History, Professor Loetscher. 1962
1:3 "The Evidence for a Hermeneutic in the Sermons of Jonathan Edwards," paper by Ives for American Church History, Seminar, Professor Loetscher. 1962
1:4 "The Influence of John Locke's Empiricism on Jonathan Edwards," paper by John L. Joyce for American Church History Seminar, Professor Loetscher. 1962
1:5 "The Influence of John Locke on the Literary Style of the Sermons of Jonathan Edwards," paper by Robert N. McCleery for American Church History Seminar, Professor Loetscher. 1962
1:6 "Jonathan Edwards' Conception of the Millennium," paper by Edward A. Simon for American Church History Seminar. (January 14, 1963)
1:7 Calvin's Institutes of the Christian Religion, Professor Dowey.


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