The Robert E. Larson Jr. Manuscript Collection

Collection Summary

Creator: Larson, Robert E.
Dates: 1962-1965
Extent: 2 boxes (0.8 linear feet)
Language(s): English
Repository: Princeton Theological Seminary Libraries. Special Collections.


1939 September 23 Born, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
1961 Graduated, Wheaton College, Illinois
1961-1962 Student, Wheaton Graduate Theological School
1962-1965 Student, Bachelor of Divinity, Princeton Theological Seminary
1963-1964 University of Edinburgh, New College
1965 June 13 Ordained, Presbytery of Carlisle
1965-1967 Assistant pastor, United Church, Newton, Massachusetts
1965-1967 Student, Harvard Divinity School
1967-1971 Associate pastor, Pine Street Church, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
1968-1972 Master of Sacred Theology, Lutheran Theological Seminary, Pennsylvania
1972-1985 Executive director, Contact Teleministries, USA Incorporated.
1982-1986 Student, Doctor of Ministry, Lancaster Theological Seminary, Pennsylvania
1985-1987 Interim pastor, Presbyterian Church, Old Greenwich, Connecticut
1987-1993 Pastor, Westminster Church, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
1994-1996 Interim pastor, First Church, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
1996-1997 Interim pastor, Central Church, Downingtown
1997-unknown Interim pastor, Graystone Church, Indiana


Scope and Content

This collection consists of photocopies of student lecture notes taken by Robert Larson while at Princeton Theological Seminary from 1962 to 1965, as well as from his studies at New College in Scotland from 1963 to 1964.



Larson, Robert E.--Archives.

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

Class notes--1962-1965.

Princeton Theological Seminary. Library. Manuscript collections.


Administrative Information

Processing Information

This collection of papers was donated to the Seminary Libraries by Robert Larson in June and August of 1997. It was processed and the original finding aid was written 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 Robert E. Larson Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.



Box 1: Course Notes, Princeton Seminary
- Introduction to the Historical and Behavior Study of Religion (2103), Department Staff. Fall 1962
- Theology II, Creation and Redemption (3232), Dr. Kerr. Fall 1962
- The Ministry (4151), various faculty. Fall 1962
- Exegesis of the Gospel of Mark (1254), Dr. Migliore. 1962-1963
- New Testament Theology (1277), Dr. Metzger. 1962-1963
- Religion, Society and the Individual, Dr. Blizzard. 1962-1963
- The Ministry of Worship and Preaching (4101), Dr. Macleod. Spring 1962-1963
- Theology III, Church and Christian Life (3233), Dr. Welch. Spring 1963
- Psychological Dimension of Theology (4678), Dr. Hiltner. Fall 1964-1965
- The Problem of Religious Knowledge (3415), Dr. Hick. 1964-1965
Box 2: Course Notes, Princeton Seminary
- The Theology of Martin Luther (3471), Dr. Dowey. 1964-1965
- Christian Doctrine in the Early Church (3571), Dr. Hendry. 1964-1965
- Interpreting the Epistle to the Roman (1467), Dr. Beker and Dr. Scherer. Spring 1965
- Calvin=s Institutes (3472), Dr. Dowey. Spring 1965
Course Notes, New College, Scotland
- Ecclesiastical History: The Reformation, Alec Cheyne. 1963-1964
- Scottish Church History, Alec Cheyne. 1963-1964
- Doctrine of the Trinity, Dr. McIntyre. 1963-1964
- Christianity in Modern Liberal Thought, J.B. Torrance. 1963-1964
- Christology and Soteriology, T.F. Torrance. 1963-1964


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