The Evelyn Birkel Thompson Aye Manuscript Collection

Collection Summary

Creator: Evelyn Birkel Thompson Aye
Dates: 1941-1944
Extent: 1 archive box, 0.5 Linear Foot
Language(s): English
Repository: Princeton Theological Seminary Library. Special Collections.


1921 July 5 Born, Kuling Kiangsi, China
1944 Graduated, Masters of Religious Education, New York Theological Seminary, New York City, New York
1945 Attended Union Theological Seminary, New York City, New York
1950 Graduated, Ph.D., New York University, New York City, New York
1948-1968 Educational Missionary, Cairo, Egypt
1950-1951 Attended American University, Cairo, Egypt
1969-1970 Attended Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, New Jersey
1970-1971 Assistant to Pastor, St. Andrew’s Church, Princeton, New Jersey
1971-1972 Supply Pastor, Rosedale Chapel
1972-1974 Assistant Pastor, Bound Brook
1976-? Church Life Coordinator, South Branch Reformed Church

Biographical Information

Born in China in 1921, Evelyn Birkel Thompson Aye received her Masters of Religious Education from New York Theological Seminary in 1944 and attended Union Theological Seminary in New York in 1945. She received her Ph.D. from New York University in 1950 and attended the American University in Cairo, Egypt from 1950-1951.

Commissioned by the United Presbyterian Church of North America, Birkel Thompson Aye served as an educational missionary in Cairo from 1948-1968. After attending Princeton Theological Seminary in 1969 and 1970, she served as a pastor’s assistant at St. Andrew’s Church in Princeton for two years.

She served as the Supply Pastor at Rosedale Chapel from 1971-1972 and as the Assistant Pastor at Bound Brook from 1972-1974. She then became the Church Life Coordinator at South Branch Reformed Church in 1976.


Scope and Content

This collection consists of class notes and lecture notes from Birkel Thompson Aye's time at New York Theological Seminary from 1941-1944. The notes were collected in three binders. The binders also included extraneous papers dating up to 1965.




Christian education.

Evelyn Birkel Thompson Aye.


Lecture notes.

New Testament study.

New York Theological Seminary.

Old Testament study.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

The following is the acceptable citation for publication: The Evelyn Birkel Thompson Aye Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.

Processing Information

The initial processing of the collection was done by Kristen Nivling in February 2008. This included moving the materials from binders to folders and creating an inventory list.

Processing and finding aid for The Evelyn Birkel Thompson Aye Manuscript Collection were completed by Diane Feldman in May 2015.


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.



The materials were originally housed in three binders and have been transferred to folders. Loose papers were placed in 1:4.



Box 1
1:1 Vol. I Bible First Year
1:2 Vol. II Bible Second Year
1:3 Vol. III Christian Education and Hymnology
1:4 Loose papers from binders, 1941-1965


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