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The Elmer George Homrighausen Manuscript Collection

Collection Summary

Creator:Homrighausen, Elmer George, 1900-
Dates:1948-1977
Extent: 21 Boxes (7.6 linear feet)
Language(s): English, German, French
Repository: Princeton Theological Seminary Libraries. Special Collections.

Chronology

1900 April 11Born, Wheatland, Iowa
1921A.B., Mission House College (Lakeland College)
1923 September 17Marries Ruth W. Strassburger
1924Th.B, Princeton Theological Seminary
1924Ordained to Ministry by the Reformed Church of the United States, Freeport, Illinois
1924-1929Pastor, English Reformed Church in Freeport, Illinois
1926-1929Enrolls in classes at the University of Chicago
1927Th.M, University of Dubuque
1927-1938Pastor, Carrollton Avenue United Church in Indianapolis, Indiana
1931A.M., Butler University
1933Chosen by United Presbyterian Church in the USA to attend the World Presbyterian Alliance meeting in Belfast, Ireland
1935Lecturer at Second International Theological Seminar in Geneva
1936-1937Chosen as a preacher for National Preaching Mission in the USA
1937Lecturer at Universal World Council Meeting in Denmark
1937World Council of Churches (WCC) meetings at Oxford and Edinburgh
1938-1954Served as Thomas Synnott Professor of Christian Education, Princeton Theological Seminary (PTS)
1941World Council for Christian Education Conference: Mexico City, Mexico
1942-1947Chair of the Department of Evangelism for the Federal Council of Churches
1946Begins post as contributing editor to Theology Today, which he continued for 30 years. Writes regular feature called "The Church and the World"
1947Participant in the Geneva Conference on Evangelism, Department of Reconstruction and Interchurch Aid of the WCC
1947Chairman, United Evangelistic Alliance of the Federal Council of Churches
1948Secretary, consultant and organizer of the Amsterdam Assembly of the WCC, Department of Evangelism
1951-1952Vice moderator of the Presbyterian Church
1953-1960Chairman of the Department of Practical Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary
1954Named Charles R. Erdman Professor of Pastoral Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary
1954Secretary for Evangelism, Second Assembly of the WCC at Evanston, Illinois
1954-1970Dean of Princeton Theological Seminary
1958World Council for Christian Education Conference, Tokyo, Japan
1962World Council for Christian Education Conference, Belfast, Ireland
1965-1966Visits former international students across the world on behalf of PTS
1970-1971Vice moderator of the Presbyterian Church
1971World Council for Christian Education Conference: Lima, Peru
1975Secretary for Evangelism, Conference of WCC in Nairobi, Kenya
1982 January 4Died, Princeton, New Jersey

Biographical Information

Dr. Homrighausen was a pioneer in 20th century international ecumenical movements and a leading scholar in the field of Christian Education. His influence spanned the globe as he preached and served as ambassador and lecturer to conferences in Europe, East and Southeast Asia, Indonesia, New Zealand, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, South America, and the Caribbean. Dr. Homrighausen was honored many times over with honorary doctoral degrees and awards including the Distinguished Alumnus Awards from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1970 and Lakeland College in 1976. He was also named an Honorary Citizen of Seoul, Korea. Homrighausen served on several boards, including the Board of Founders of the Christian University of Tokyo and the Board of Trustees of Lakeland College.

A beloved and active member of his community, Dr. Homrighausen served on the Princeton Board of Education for 22 years. In addition to his teaching, preaching, traveling, and administrative duties, he authored dozens of articles and books and raised six children.

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Scope and Content

This collection consists of materials related to the World Council of Churches, National Council of Churches and other international ecumenical organizations. It includes printed materials related to Homrighausen's tenure at Princeton Theological Seminary as Thomas Synnott Professor of Christian Education and his travels on behalf of the Seminary. It also contains correspondence, news articles, and manuscript copies of his written works.

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Subjects

Homrighausen, Elmer George, 1900---Manuscripts.

World Council of Churches.

National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America.

Princeton Theological Seminary. Faculty.

Princeton Theological Seminary. Library. Manuscript collections.

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Administrative Information

Processing Information

This collection was given to the Seminary Libraries by Dr. Homrighausen. Photocopies of sermons and correspondence were made in June 2002. The original materials were returned to John Homrighausen March 2, 2004. At that time John Homrighausen gave Special Collections the original Barth letters and the original letters from Eduard Thurneysen) [Accession 2004.9]. John Homrighausen kept the original Einstein letter.

The finding aid was originally compiled by Stephen M. Berry in August, 1982. It was updated and reorganized in February 2002, March 2004, July 2009, and again most recently in April 2010.

Access

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 Elmer George Homrighausen Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.

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Arrangement

Series I (Boxes 1-8): World Council of Churches, and other international ecumenical enterprises

This series contains materials from the first and second Assemblies of the World Council of Churches, as well as reports from the World Conference on Faith and Order lectures. It includes papers by Reinhold Niebuhr, Martin Niemoller, Karl Barth, Joseph L. Hromadka, Paul Tillich and others. Topics include ecumenicity, the relation of the Church to the East and the West, the reconstruction of Europe and post World War II Germany.

Series II (Boxes 9-11): Papers from Homrighausen's tenure as Dean of Princeton Seminary

This series includes correspondence, reports, articles, and course material from Christian Education courses taught by Dr. Homrighausen. It includes material on the inauguration of Reverend James I. McCord as President of Princeton Theological Seminary, and memorial services for Charles R. Erdman, James Reeb and Edward H. Roberts. Some volumes of PTS student publications, The Wineskin and Viewpoints are also included.

Series III: (Boxes 12-14): Christian Education

This series is comprised of a collection of pamphlets, journals, and bibliographies about Christian education.

Series IV: (Boxes 15-16): 180th General Assembly of the United Presbyterian Church in the USA (1968)

This series includes papers and pamphlets from the Assembly and correspondence regarding it.

Series V: (Boxes 17-20) Correspondence and personal writing

This series includes letters from Karl Barth, Eduard Thurneysen, and Albert Einstein. It includes slides from the World Council of Churches, reports from Homrighausen's travels around the world, and photocopies of sermons, correspondence and newspaper clippings about Homrighausen. Box 20 holds an annotated, unpublished book manuscript by Homrighausen about evangelistic efforts of the 1940s in North and South America. The box also contains research materials and articles for the book.

Series IV: (Box 21) Other Material

Box 21 contains information on several international organizations and ecumenical enterprises. It has materials from the International Committee of the YMCA, of which Homrighausen was a member. Other items include articles about ecumenical meetings and the meeting packet from the 23rd General Assembly of the New Jersey Council of Churches.

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Contents

Series I: World Council of Churches and other international ecumenical enterprises
Box 1: World Council of Churches: 1948 General
1.Reports by E. G. Homrighausen, Frederick E. Reissig, John Foster. Opening service to WCC, General Information.
2.Delegates' reports, general information, draft report, amendments, notes by Homrighausen, press information, discussion questions, program of events.
3.Reports and addresses to the First Assembly of the World Council of Churches, . 1948
-John A. Mackay, "The Missionary Heritage of the Church Universal."  
-Karl Barth, "The World's Disorder and God's Design."  
-Dr. Martin Niemoller, "The Christian Witness in the World."  
-"Resolutions on Constituting the Assembly."  
-Dr. W. A. Visser't Hooft, "Report of the Provisional Committee."  
-C. H. Dodd, "The Biblical Basis."  
-Kathleen Bliss, "The Church and the Disorder of Society."  
-Samuel McCrea Cavert, "The Condition and Task of the Churches in the U.S.A."  
-John Baillie, "Christian Witness in the World."  
4.Reports, 1948
-Philippe Maury, "Christian Witness in the World."  
-Message to all Christians from the First Assembly of the World Council of Churches.  
-Report on "The life and work of women in the church."  
-Report on "The Church Universal in God's Design."  
-Section IV Report with corrections.  
-Draft Report of Section II  
-Assembly Commission IV, "The Church and the International Disorder."  
-Address by John Foster Dulles  
-Clarence T. Craig, "The Universal Church in God's Design."  
-Regin Prenter, "The Universal Church in God's Design."  
-G. Florovsky, "The Universal Church in God's Design."  
-J. Ellul, "Introduction to the discussion on the report of Commission III for the Amsterdam Assembly."  
-Rt. Rev. Stephen C. Neill, "The Church's Witness to God's Design."  
-Report of Committee I on constitution and rules and regulations.  
5.Opening and Closing Services, reports from committees, proposed budget for , press releases. 1949
6.General information, "Suggestions for Chairmen", press releases, summary of Assembly volumes.
7.Addresses, reports, church services:
-French text of address of the Minister of Justice, August 23, 1948.  
-Douglas Horton, "Priorities in the movement toward church unity."  
-C. W. Ranson, "Priorities in the world mission of the church."  
-P. D. Devanenden, "Priorities in the world mission of the church."  
-Tambaram Report  
-Information Bulletins  
-Libretto for "The Song of Unity"  
-Liturgy and hymn lyrics in German and English, August 29, 1948.  
-Bulletin for Service of Holy Communion, Netherlands Reformed Church, August 29, 1948.  
-Address by V. Vojta.  
-Open letter to North Americans Christians from Chinese Christians, April 4, 1948.  
-Marc Boegner, "The Provisional Committee of the World Council of Churches 1938-1948.  
-Bishop of Chichester, "The Life and Work Tradition."  
-Bishop Y. Brilioth, "Faith and Order."  
-John R. Mott, "From Edinburgh to Amsterdam."  
-Pamphlet, "Crusade for World Government: the plan in outline."  
8.Opening sermon by D. T. Niles, report by Samuel McCrea Cavert, Stephen C. Neill, Clarence T. Craig, Regin Prenter, G. Florovsky, Ernest Brown, and Emil Brunner.
9.Information bulletin, suggestions for chairmen, Official Handbook.
Box 2: World Council of Churches: Press Releases and Reports, 1948
1.Press Releases, . August 20-26
2.Press Releases, . August 27-30
3.Press Releases, . August 31 - September 1
4.Press Releases, . Assembly News nos. 1-4. September 2-3
5."Who=s Who?" (revised), supplement to directory, Directory, report by Frank Bennett, Emil Brunner.
6.Reports by Paul Tillich, Walter M. Horton, L. Newbigin, Stephen C. Neill, Frank Bennett.
7.Notes by Homrighausen, report corrections, publicity papers, order form and list of recordings, Women in the Church, correspondence with W. A. Visser't Hooft.
8.Reports, John A. Mackay.
9.Study issues, press release- summary of address by W. A. Visser't Hooft, correspondence by C. A. Schaefer, paper by Paul S. Minear: "On the End as the Beginning or History as Eschatology Realized."
Box 3: World Council of Churches: Articles
1."Quarry Articles," No. 1-13 [includes note from Homrighausen to PTS Library]
2."Quarry Articles," No. 15-32 Two not numbered- ARoumania@ and AGreat Britain.@ Not included here- Nos. 14, 21, 25, 26, 28, 30, 31, 33.
3.Miscellaneous articles including "Four Year Plan," a plan for European reconstruction and inter-church aid for the years . 1949-1952
4.Miscellaneous articles, some dealing with youth, education, and reconstruction. News bulletin of the Lutheran World Federation.
5.Protestant Churches in Czechoslovakia No. 4, . October 1954
Box 4: Papers and Reports for the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA (NCC), and the World Conference on Faith and Order
1.Dr. W. A. Visser't Hooft: "A frank statement from the General Secretary of the World Council of Churches on the seaworthiness of the ecumenical ship launched one year ago at Amsterdam," reprinted from the Baptist Crusader.
2."Christian Witness in International Affairs: a proposal of the International Affairs Commission and the Advisory committee on Peace for the task of the churches together through the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A." . (1966)
3."Report to the Seventh General Assembly of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A." held , Miami Beach, Florida. December 4-9, 1966
4.R. H. Edwin Espy, "Strategies of the Churches in the Present and Emerging World: A Report on National Council Planning" for presentation to the General Assembly [NCC], . December 4-9, 1966
5."The Churches in Mission" National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America, . 1968
6.The Interchurch News Vol. VIII, No. 4: (NCC). December, 1966
7.Biennial Report (NCC). 1954
8."Four Year Plan": A plan for European reconstruction and inter-church aid for the years (WCC). 1949-1952
9.Official Handbook for First Assembly of the World Council of Churches [originally from Box 1 Folder 9].
10.Adolf Keller, "Heutige Fragen der Oekumenischen Bewegung" . (1936)
11."I. The Challenge to be Met" brochure published by the Continuation Committee of the World Conference on Faith and Order, . 1937
12.Delegates' Handbook to the Conference on Church, Community and State: Oxford, . July 12-16, 1937
13.Federal Council Bulletin Vol. XX No. 7, September 1937
14.Henry Smith Leiper, "Highlights of Oxford" published by the Universal Christian Council for Life and Work.
15.G. Bromley Oxnam, "How the Protestants Fight Communism" reprinted from the issue of Look. October 11
16.The Churches in Action News Letter, published by the Universal Christian Council for Life and Work and the World Alliance for International Friendship through the Churches.
-No. 6 (November 1934)  
-No. 12 (October 1936)  
17."Selected Addresses from the Accredited Visitors Program" at the Second Assembly of the World Council of Churches . (1954)
18."Report of the Committee of the Ecumenical Council in the Netherlands for the study of subjects appointed for discussion at the Edinburgh Conference of ." 1937
19.National Council Outlook, . June 1954
20.The Christian Century, Issue regarding "Evanston , the Second Assembly of the World Council of Churches: Message; Resolutions; Reports; Editorial Evaluations" (). 1954September 22, 1954
21."Who's Who?" for the Second Assembly of the World Council of Churches, . 1954
22.The Living Church: [Episcopal Church weekly publication: this issue reports on the first assembly of the World Council of Churches]. October 17, 1948
23.Assembly News (World Council of Churches, No. 1: . August 22, 1948
24.The Christian Century: . Issue regarding the First World Assembly of Churches, Amsterdam, . October 6, 19481948
25.Newsletter: Kirchenblatt fur die reformierte Schweiz: Vol. 104, No. 22: . November 4, 1948
26.Second World Conference on Faith and Order (Edinburgh, ): "Division of the Conference into Sections." 1937
Box 5: Pamphlets of the World Council of Churches, World Conference on Faith and Order
1."Who's Who" at the World Council of Churches: . August 22-September 4, 1948
2."Christian Faith in Action: The Churches Working Together."
3.News Sheet: Youth Department No. 3, . 1958
4."Christ -- The Hope of the World" for the Second Assembly of the WCC: [3 copies]. August 15-31, 1954
5."The Second Report of the Advisory Commission" for the Second Assembly of the World Council of Churches, . 1954
6."Inter-Church Aid." A year-end report, . 1957
7.World Council of Churches: Minutes and Reports of the Fourth Meeting of the Central Committee, Rolle, Switzerland: . August 4-11, 1951
8.World Conference on Faith and Order: Questions proposed for discussion by Section IV of the (Edinburgh) World Conference. 1937
9.World Conference on Faith and Order: the meeting of the continuation committee held at St. George's School, Clarens, Switzerland, . 1938August 31-Septmeber 3, 1936
10.World Conference on Faith and Order: Some Prolegomena to the World Conference [copy 1]. 1937(January 1936)
11.World Conference on Faith and Order: Some Prolegomena to the World Conference [copy 2]. 1937(January 1936)
12.World Conference on Faith and Order, Edinburgh : Report of Section IV, "The Church's Unity in Life and Worship." 1937
13.World Conference on Faith and Order, Edinburgh : Report of Section II, "The Church of Christ and the Word of God." 1937
14.World Conference on Faith and Order: Report of the Theological Committee , "The Theology of Grace." (1931)
15.Dr. W. A. Visser't Hooft, "Christianity, Race and South African People" . (1952)
16."The Christian Social Council: The Council of Churches in England for Social Questions Report for ." 1933
17.Edwin James Palmer, "The Cost of Reunion: A speech made at the Edinburgh Conference on Faith and Order and an epilogue to that conference." 1937
18.World Council of Churches Division of Studies Bulletin, Vol IV No. 2 . (November 1958)
19.World Conference on Faith and Order: A List of Recommended Books, . July 1936
20.Draft of Programme for the second World Conference on Faith and Order.
21.Report of the Second World Conference on Faith and Order (Edinburgh, ). August 3-18, 1937
22.World Conference on Faith and Order: Notes for the use of Section I of the Edinburgh () Conference. 1937
23.World Conference on Faith and Order: 1935 Meeting of the Continuation Committee, held at Hindsgaul, Middelfart, Denmark, August 4-7
24.Psalms and Prayer book from the World Conference on Faith and Order: Edinburgh, . 1937
Box 6: Pamphlets of the World Council of Churches and World Conference on Faith and Order, other international ecumenical organizations
1.World Council of the Churches in process of formation (Provisional Committee) Study Department (Life and Work Section) programme of Work on "The Living Church in Modern Society," 1939.
2.World Conference on Faith and Order Report of the American Section of the Commission on Intercommunion, . 1942
3.World Conference on Faith and Order Bibliography, . 1930
4.Three pamphlets given to Elmer Homrighausen by Hans Fliedner, with Fliedner's inscription:
-"Spanien --- eine Veste des Mittelalters."  
-"Das Ulmer Munster und eine'zerfallene Hutte Davids' in Spanien."  
-"Gospel Dawn in the Land of Inquisition: Impressions of a visit to the protestant congregations in Spain" by Pastor G. Funcke.  
5.Seven World Conferences: A Series of articles reprinted from The Living Church. Edited Rev. Henry Smith Leiper, D.D.
6.Universal Christian Council for Life and Work: Minutes of the Council Meeting, Chamby sur Montreux, . August 21-25, 1936
7.List of Delegates to Conference on Church, Community and State: Oxford, . July 12-26, 1937
8."Evangelism: The Church's Neglected Vocation," Ecumenical Studies, Introductory Leaflet No. 2, for Second Assembly of the World council of Churches, . 1954
9.J. D. Oldham, "The New Christian Adventure: A Statement made to the International Missionary Council at Williamstown, Mass., ." July 1929
10.World Conference on Faith and Order: Notes for the use of Section I of the Edinburgh Conference. (1937)
11.World Conference on Faith and Order: Delegates to the Second World Conference at Edinburgh . (1937)
12.World Conference on Faith and Order: the Meeting of the Continuation Committee held at Hertenstein, Switzerland, . 1934Sept. 3-6
13.World Conference on Faith and Order: meeting of the Continuation Committee, held at St. George's School, Clarens, Swtizerland, . 1936August 31-Sept. 3, 1936
14.Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America: Report to the Biennial Meeting, Cincinnati, Ohio, . December 1-3, 1948
15.A World Conference of Christian Youth, to be held on the continent of Europe, : First Announcement, . July 26 - August 3, 1939June 1937
16."The Christian Message and The World Mission: A Statement adopted by the International missionary Council," Jerusalem, . March 24 - April 8, 1928
17.World Conference on Faith and Order: Meeting of the Continuation Committee, held at St. George's School, Clarens, Switzerland, . 1939August 21-23, 1939
18."The Ministry and Sacraments," World Conference on Faith and Order: Report of Commission III (). February 1937
19.World Conference on Faith and Order: The Meeting of the Continuation Committee held at Hindsgaul, Middelfart, Denmark, . 1935August 4-7
20.World Conference on Faith and Order: Meeting of the Continuation Committee at Hertenstein, Switzerland, . 1934September 3-6
21."The Church of Christ and the Word of God," World Conference on Faith and Order, Report of Commission II.
22.Report of the Second World Conference on Faith and Order (Edinburgh, ). August 3-18, 1937
23.World Conference on Faith and Order: Order of Divine service in St. Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh, [includes pamphlet: "For Morning Devotions Friday, "]. August 3, 1937August 13, 1957
24.Universal Christian Council for Life and Work: Minutes of the Meeting of the Executive Committee at Chamby s. Montreaux (Switzerland): . August 18-22, 1933
25.Universal Christian Council for Life and Work: Minutes of the Council, Fano: . August 24-30, 1934
Box 7: Pamphlets related to the World Council of Churches and the Conference on Church, Community and State
1."Draft Report on the Church and the State, Section I" Conference on Church, Community and State.
2."Draft Report on the Church and the State, Section II," Conference on Church, Community and State.
3."Draft Report on the Church and State, Section III," Conference on Church, Community and State [copy 1].
4."Draft Report on the Church and State, Section III," Conference on Church, Community and State [copy 2].
5."Family Life: A Selected Booklist" Federal Council of Churches, International Council of Religious Education and United Council of Church Women.
6.Evangelism: A Bulletin. No. 2, . Published by the Secretariat for Evangelism, World Council of Churches. June 1954
7.World Council of Churches: Minutes and Reports of the Meeting of the Provisional Committee at Buck Hill Falls, Penn., . April 1947
8."The Story of the World Council of Churches."
9.John C. Bennett, ed. "Man's Disorder and God's Design."
10."Man's Disorder and God's Design, Volume IV: The Church and The International Disorder."
11.Address by John Foster Dulles to the Assembly of the World Council of Churches, Amsterdam Holland: . August 24, 1948
12.James W. Kennedy, "Evanston Notebook" (Comments on the Second Assembly of the World Council of Churches, ). 1954
13.Dr. W. A. Visser't Hooft, "The Task of the World Council of Churches: report presented on behalf of the provisional committee," The first assembly of the World Council of Churches: Amsterdam, . August 22-September 4, 1948
14."Evanston and Everywhere: How to bring the Second Assembly of the World Council of Churches to your Church-to your community."
15.The Ecumenical Courier
-March/April 1950 (Vol. 9, No. 3)  
-November/December 1953 (Vol. 12, No. 6)  
-May/June 1954 (Vol. 13, No. 3)  
-May/June 1957 (Vol. 16, No. 3)  
16.H. G. G. Herklots, H.S. Leiper, Pilgrimage to Amsterdam () [includes pamphlet "What? Why? Who?: The World Council of Churches"]. 1947
17."The Basis of Christianity: A Statement of the Quaker position, prepared for the Second World Conference on Faith and Order, to be held at Edinburgh, ." 1937
18."Who's Who" for the first assembly of The World Council of Churches (). 1948
19."Youth" published by World Council of Churches.
20."Pain and Promise" published by World Council of Churches.
21.Conference on Church, Community and State: Service of Worship bulletin, . July 19, 1937
Box 8: Pamphlets and tracts of the World Council of Churches
1."Ecumenical Institute: Chateau do Bossey."
2.Dr. W. A. Visser't Hooft, "Our Ecumenical Tastk in the Light of History" The Inaugural John Knox House Lecture, . June 6, 1955
3."World Council of Churches, , Report of Section I: Faith and Order-Our Oneness in Christ and our Disunity as Churches." August 15-31, 1954
4."The Church, the Churches, and the World Council of Churches: the ecclesiological significance of the World Council of Churches; a statement commended to the churches for study and comment by the Central Committee of the Council, meeting at Toronto, Ontario, ." July, 1950
5."Commission of the Churches on International Affairs" published by: International Missionary Council, World Council of Churches.
6."Samar" published by World Council of Churches.
7."Health" published by World Council of Churches.
8."Refugees" published by World Council of Churches.
9."In Exile: the story of Arab refugees" published by World Council of Churches.
10."Inter-Church Aid Service to Refugees" (published by World Council of Churches, Greece, ) 1953
11."Amsterdam Issues: a study outline in preparation for the First Assembly of the World Council of Churches" published by British Council of Churches, . 1947
12."Interim Report of the Study on the Life and Work of Women in the Church" Concerns of the Churches, No. 3, Published by the World Council of Churches.
13."Memorandum on' the Responsible Society in a World Perspective'" Reprinted from the issue of The Ecumenical Review, published by the World Council of Churches. October 1953
14."Local Handbook" for the Second World Conference on Faith and Order: Edinburgh, . 1937
15."First Report of the Advisory Commission on the theme of the Second Assembly of the World Council of Churches, to be held in at Evanston, Illinois." August 1954
16."The Second Report of the Advisory Commission: on the theme of the Second Assembly of the World Council of Churches (Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, )." August 15-31, 1954
17.The World Council Courier [7 undated issues].
18.The Christian News-Letter, No. 315 (), edited by Kathleen Bliss. July 7, 1948
19."The Story of the World Council of Churches" published by the American Committee for the World Council of Churches: . April 1947
20."Man's Disorder and God's Design: five studies in the Bible" prepared by Chancellor Harvie Branscomb for the North American Interseminary Conference, . 1947
21."Not Strangers But... Brethren!" Report on the visit of the World Council Delegation to Germany, . Issued by the American Committee for the World Council of Churches. October, 1945
22.Pamphlet regarding the history of the World Council of Churches.
23."An Ecumenical Bibliography" published by World Council of Churches, . 1946
24."Message to the First Assembly of the World Council of Churches, Amsterdam, " from the International Federation of Evangelical Workers Associations. 1948
25.Oliver S. Tomkins, "Preview of Amsterdam" a reprint from The Christian Century for the World Council of Churches.
26.Ecumenical Studies, towards the Second Assembly of the World Council of Churches, . 1954
-Introductory Leaflet No. 1: "Faith and order: our oneness in Christ and our disunity as churches" [2 copies].  
-Introductory Leaflet No. 3: "Social Questions: the responsible society in a world perspective" [2 copies].  
-Introductory Leaflet No. 5: "Intergroup Relations: the church amid racial and ethnic tensions" [2 copies].  
-Introductory Leaflet No. 6: "The Laity --- The Christian in his Vocation."  
27.Tract: "Introducing --- The World Council of Churches."
28.Advertisement leaflet: "The Nature of the Unity we Seek: 3 distinguished books."
29.Advertisement leaflet: Raymond Swing Interviews.
30.Tract: W. A. Visser't Hooft, "What is the World Council of Churches?"
31.Tract: Samuel McCrea Cavert, "The Federal Council and the Churches."
32.Tract: "Constitution for the proposed World Council of Churches," [2 copies]. 1938
33.Tract: "What? Why? Who?" (World Council of Churches).
34.Paul Hutchinson, "Men of Geneva" reprinted from the issue of The Christian Century. October 9, 1946
35.Advertisement for lectures at Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church (New York, NY): "The Christian Faith in a Troubled World" [Elmer Homrighausen gave the final lecture, "The Church Ministers to a Troubled World"].
36."Ecumenical Church Loan Fund" informational brochure.
37."A New Headquarters for the World Council of Churches" fundraising brochure.
38."What is the World Council of Churches?" [undated]
39."The Ecumenical Book Shelf: A list of publications."
-Spring 1957  
-Summer 1958  
Series II: Papers from Homrighausen's tenure as Dean of Princeton Seminary
Box 9: Correspondence and reports; memorials for Elmer Homrighausen
1.The South Africa Case. Correspondence J.G.M. Dreyer, James I. McCord, 1961-1962
2.Memorial for Charles R. Erdman, . June 1960
3.Correspondence about Selma, Alabama, with Rex Celements of San Francisco Theological Seminary (). 1965
4.Correspondence concerning Rev. Lambry Mishkoff, PTS alumnus and former Bulgarian prisoner.
5.Report of the Secretary of the Faculty, . 1964-1965
6.Report of the Secretary of the Faculty, . 1964-1964
7.Report of the Secretary of the Faculty, . 1962-1963
8.Letter regarding Report of the Secretary of the Faculty, . 1961-1962
9.List of Graduates: . 1955-1963
10.Student Association Annual Reports, . 1958-60
11.The Wineskin and related correspondence, . 1964-1965
-Vol. 1 No. 1-8  
-Vol. 2 No. 1-12  
12.Viewpoint [Vol. 1] No. 1-10: . November 14, 1963 - April 30, 1964
13.Viewpoint Vol. 2, No. 1-12: . October 9, 1964 - May 21, 1965
14.Dr. J. Christy Wilson retirement celebration, . December 1960
15.Correspondence regarding James Reeb Memorial, . March 16, 1965
16.Miscellaneous correspondence, . 1961-65
17.Reports of Princeton Freedom Center, civil rights work, . March 1964
18.Correspondence regarding retirement of Dr. Otto Piper, . (1961)
19.Memorial Prayer for Edward H. Roberts, Dean of Princeton Theological Seminary (). December 16, 1954
20.Program of 153rd Annual PTS Commencement: . June 8, 1965
21.Tree memorial honoring Elmer Homrighausen: correspondence . (1982)
22.AElmer George Homrighausen: A Memorial Minute@ presented at the Presbytery of New Brunswick: . March 9, 1982
Box 10: Reports, worship service bulletins, correspondence, and articles
1.Confidential Document of the Committee on a Brief Contemporary Statement of Faith, . October 1, 1963
2.Reports and correspondence concerning visits to alumni abroad . (1955-1966)
3.Correspondence and reports concerning the accreditation of Bloomfield College, . 1954
4.Correspondence and report on visit to Belfast Alumni, . 1962
5.Worship Services (Installations, dedications, memorial, recital, lectures) . 1963-1965
6.The Inauguration of Rev. James I. McCord as President of Princeton Theological Seminary, . March 28-29, 1962
7.Letter to U. Thant (Secretary General of U.N.) regarding persecution of Baha'is in Morocco, . February 5, 1963
8.Dean's Report to Trustees, . 1960
9.Report of the Secretary of the Faculty, . 1954-1955; 1955-1956
10.Report of the Secretary of the Faculty, . 1956-1957
11.Report of the Secretary of the Faculty, . 1957-1958
12.Report of the Secretary of the Faculty, . 1958-1959
13.Report of the Secretary of the Faculty, . 1959-1960
14.Report of the Secretary of the Faculty, . 1960-1961
15.Report of the Secretary of the Faculty, . 1961-1962
16.Articles about the struggle between Church and State in Germany in the s. [Note: Also contains a note for Speer Library from Elmer Homrighausen]. 1930
17.John Hick: action against him for not affirming the doctrine of the virgin birth.
18.“Complaints against Dr. Hick, 1962.” 174th General Assembly of the United Presbyterian Church in the United States of America. Denver, Colorado, . Administrative case no. 4. May 22, 1962
19.Correspondence in reference to Dr. John A. Hick, . 1961-1962
20.Princeton Theological Seminary Sesquicentennial publications, 1962.
Box 11: Miscellaneous legal-size publications; Christian Education course materials from classes taught by Homrighausen
1.Universal Christian Council for Life and Work Publications:
-"The Churches and the Reform of the Calendar" (May 1934).  
-"The Churches and the Godless Movement" (November 1934).  
-"The Second International Theological Seminar in Geneva" (July-August 1935).  
2.The Councillor newsletter of the Council of Churches of Greater Trenton: . March, June 1967
3.Personal notations
4.Christian Education Course Materials: Typed notes (handouts/lectures), syllabi, bibliographies.
5.Course Materials for "Introduction to Christian Education," "Educational Psychology," "Adolescent and Adult Psychology," and others.
6.Course Materials (including bibliographies) for "Church and Family," "Fundamental Methodology," and others.
7.Course materials (including final exams) for "Adolescent and Adult Psychology," "Christianity and Higher Education," "Leadership Training Course: The Christian Life," and others.
Series III: Christian Education
Box 12: Publications regarding youth and higher education
1.Tennent College Bulletin, Vol. IX, No. 1: . [Also contains note from Elmer Homrighausen to Speer Library about this item]. April 1937
2.Bibliography for secondary schools offering a unit of "Bible" for college entrance. Supplement to the Journal of Bible and Religion, Vol. VIII, . November 1940
3.Seymour M. Rosen, "Higher Education in the U.S.S.R.: Curriculums, Schools, and Statistics" published by the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. OE-14088, Bulletin , No. 16. 1963
4.Oliver Tomkins, "Youth in the World Church" published by the U.S. Planning Committee for World Conference on Christian Youth, . 1947
5.Classified Bibliography of Youth Publications , issued by the United Christian Youth Movement, administered through the International Council of Religious Education. (1948)
6.Classified Bibliography of Youth Publications , compiled by the International Council of Religious Education [copy 1]. (February 1943)
7.Classified Bibliography of Youth Publications , compiled by the International Council of Religious Education [copy 2]. (February 1943)
8.Classified Bibliography of Youth Publications , compiled by the International Council of Religious Education [copy 3]. (February 1943)
Box 13: Publications regarding youth and higher education
1."Can You Say 'Christus Victor?': A study outline based on the World Conference of Christian Youth, Amsterdam, ." 1939
2.Trinity Theological College Annual, Singapore: Volume 1, . 1964
3."Youth: A Contemporary Bibliography" prepared by the Committee on Youth Problems, United States Department of the Interior: . November 1935
4."Where New Jersey Youth are Enrolled in Higher Education, " published by the Division of Higher Education, New Jersey State Department of Education: . 1965-1966March 1966
5.Typed List: "Religion in Higher Education - Bibliography."
6.Description of "New Christian Education" Leaflet . (1943)
7.The Catawba Synod Argus: Vol. 12, No. 2. Newsletter regarding the decisions of the General Assembly to create and sustain seminaries.
8.Resource Book on Christian Education around the world (Edited by Everett M. Stowe).
Box 14: Bound book: Directory of Youth Organizations, Federal Security Agency, National Youth Administration for New York City: 1940
Series IV: 180th General Assembly of the United Presbyterian Church in the United States of America (1968)
Box 15: Pamphlet materials, especially regarding ecumenism and stewardship. Includes church service bulletins from services on Sunday, May 19, 1968.
1.Annual Report of the Treasurer, United Presbyterian Foundation: . 1967
2.Church Service Bulletin: Central Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota: [During 180th General Assembly]. May 19, 1968
3.Church Service Bulletin: "A Service of Affirmation and Prayer: The Commission on Ecumenical Mission and Relations. . May 19, 1968
4."Ecumenism Forward" Address by Most Rev. Ernest L. Unterkoefler at the 180th General Assembly of the United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. (). May 15, 1968
5.Leaflet: "The Purpose of the Commission on Ecumenical Mission and Relations."
6.Leaflet: "Development and Deployment of Personnel" Commission on Ecumenical Mission and Relations.
7.Tenth Annual Report of the Commission on Ecumenical mission and Relations: Presented to the General Assembly in . May 1968
8.Leaflets for Churches, Regarding Stewardship Awareness:
-"Through your Congregation."  
-"Compassion Fatigue?"  
-"Dimensions in Stewardship Commitment."  
-"Ten New Stewardship Hymns."  
-"Breakthru [sic]: Commission on Ecumenical Mission and Relations Reports to You."  
9."Monthly Missalette" (). May 1968
10.Leaflets on nominees for Moderator of the 180th General Assembly:
-Frederick E. Christian, D.D. (Westfield, NJ)  
-Dr. David E. Dilworth (Presbytery of Spokane)  
11.Leaflet: General Assembly Coffee House Special.
12.Service Bulletin: Ecumenical Service of Worship at the 180th General Assembly of the United Presbyterian Church in the United States of America: Minneapolis (). May 19, 1968
13.Manual of the General Assembly: Minneapolis, Minnesota, . 1968
14."White Book" of the 180th General Assembly of the United Presbyterian Church in the United States of America.
15.Bulletin of Information for the 180th General Assembly of the United Presbyterian Church in the United States of America.
16."Blue Book" of the 180th General Assembly of the United Presbyterian Church in the United States of America.
Box 16: Publications, newspaper articles, correspondence and other materials
1."Breakthru [sic]: Commission on Ecumenical Mission and Relations Reports to You" . (1967)
2.St. Olaf Downtown Catholic Church (Minneapolis) Bulletin: . May 19, 1968
3.Westminster Presbyterian Church Bulletin: . May 19, 1968
4.List of Commissioners
5.Miscellaneous Correspondence
6.Correspondence concerning candidates for Moderator
7.Prayer, handwritten notes
8.Statements and articles on social issues: the Vietnam War, urban poverty.
9.The General Assembly Daily News (Series of ) 1968
-No. 6: May 23 [2 copies]  
-No. 5: May 22  
-No. 4: May 21  
-No. 2: May 18  
-No. 1: May 17  
10.The Presbyterian Outlook (Vol. 150, ) 1968
-No. 25: June 17 [1 page only]  
-No. 24: June 10  
-No. 23: June 3 "Assembly Summary" [2 copies]  
-No. 23: June 3 [regular issue]  
-No. 22: May 27  
-No. 21: May 20  
-No. 1: January 1 [photocopied pages]  
11.Presbyterian Life
-June 15, 1968  
-May 15, 1968  
-October 15, 1967  
12.Other newspapers:
-Approach: The Mission/Education Newsweekly (Vol. 2, No. 16)  
-The Presbyterian Journal (Vol. 27, No. 3)  
Series V: Correspondence and Writings
Box 17: Appointment to PTS; Original letters from Karl Barth and Eduard Thurneysen; Dissertation on Homrighausen by Arnold Lowell; and other materials
1.World Council of Churches slides and printed descriptions of slides, . 1954
2.Group of documents related to Homrighausen's appointment at PTS in : 1939
-"Explanations: Christianity in America - a Crisis."  
-Letter from Edwin H. Bronson to Homrighausen.  
-Letter from Edwin H. Bronson to John A. Mackay.  
-Letters to John A. Mackay in appreciation of Homrighausen.  
3.Doctoral Dissertation on Homrighausen by Arnold Lowell: Presbyterian School of Christian Education (Richmond, VA), . May 1995
4.Hand-written and typed letters from Eduard Thurneysen:
-August 3, 1932  
-August 25, 1932  
-February 13, 1934  
-February 27, 1934  
-May 15, 1934  
5.Hiltner, Seward
6.Karl Barth: 6 letters and 2 postcards [originals and photocopies]
Box 18: Photocopies of sermons, writings, and correspondence
1.Sermons and addresses [1 of 2]
2.Sermons and addresses [2 of 2]
3.Articles and sermons
4.Articles and lectures
5.Address and lecture programs
6.Miscellaneous writings and itineraries; obituaries for Elmer Homrighausen.
7.Letters from Barth, Einstein, and Thurneysen.
8.Miscellaneous Correspondence: faculty and administration at Princeton Seminary, colleagues at other seminaries, etc.
Box 19: Personal writing, important correspondence, and newspaper articles
1.Reports on overseas travel in seminary work. [1 of 2]
2.Reports on overseas travel in seminary work. [2 of 2]
3. trip to Europe. 1974
4.Teacher in residence First Presbyterian Church of Houston . (1977)
5.Newspaper clippings about Homrighausen.
6.Personal Documents: marriage certificate, son's engagement announcement, and roasts of colleagues.
7.Newspaper clippings about Einstein from the and . 1920s1930s
8.Articles about and one letter from Albert Einstein
9.Articles regarding Josef Hromadka. With correspondence with Mrs. Hromadka after his death and correspondence about memorials for him.
10.Reflections on Karl Barth
11.Homrighausen's Master's Thesis: Some Aspects of the Newer Presentation of History and their Relation to the Task of Church History in Training Ministers in a Modern Theological Seminary.
12.Correspondence with James I. McCord.
13.Research on Homrighausen by Arnold B. Lovell, including photocopies of his Einstein, Barth, and Edward Thurneysen letters.
Box 20: Material on Protestant Evangelism in North and South America in the 1940s.
1.Unpublished and annotated manuscript by Homrighausen: Projects in Evangelism in North and South America, written: . Includes forward explaining the contents and a detailed outline of contents, chapters and research materials. [1 of 2] 1945-1947
2.Projects in Evangelism in North and South America. [2 of 2]
3.Articles and pamphlets about evangelism in North and South America [Includes explanatory letter to the library from Dr. Homrighausen].
Series VI: Material on International and Ecumenical Ministries
Box 21
1.Report of a Study of YMCA World Service Policies and Practices, . 1962
2.Pamphlet: The Basis of Union of the Congregational Christian Church and the Evangelical and Reformed Church in the United States of America (Provisional Draft: ). August 1943
3."Purpose, Method and Major Policies of the International Committee" of the YMCAs of the United States and Canada, with introductory letter from Joel E. Nystrom.
4.Report of an ecumenical meeting at the University of Notre Dame between Roman Catholic priests, members of the Free Church of America, and one representative from the Orthodox Church in America . (June 13-15, 1965)
5.The Spiritual Personality of Emergent Africa, The Catholic Commission on Intellectual and Cultural Affairs . (undated)
6.Meeting packet for the 23rd General Assembly of the New Jersey Council of Churches, held at Grace Episcopal Church, Orange, NJ: . April 20, 1967

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