The Andrew Watterson Blackwood Jr. Manuscript Collection

Collection Summary

Creator: Blackwood, Andrew W. (Andrew Watterson), 1915-1987
Dates: 1959-2000
Extent: 1 Box (0.4 linear feet)
Language(s): English
Repository: Princeton Theological Seminary Libraries. Special Collections.


1915 April 18 Born, Columbia, South Carolina
1937 Graduated, Wooster College
1937-1940 Student, Bachelor of Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary
1940 July 17 Ordained, Presbytery of Newton
1940-1942 Pastor, First Church, Newton, New Jersey
1942-1946 Served in the United States Naval Reserve
1946-1950 Pastor, First Church, Newton, New Jersey
1950-1956 Pastor, Northminster Church, Columbus, Ohio
1950-1956 Student, Ohio State University
1956-1967 Pastor, First Church, West Palm Beach, Florida
1967-unknown Pastor, Covenant Church, Atlanta, Georgia
1969-1974 Student, Emory University
1973 Student, Columbia Seminary
1987 September 28 Died

Biographical Information

Reverend Andrew W. Blackwood, Jr. (born 1915) was educated at Wooster College and Princeton Theological Seminary (Th.B. 1940), and also studied at Ohio State University, Emory University, and Columbia Seminary. He was ordained in 1940 and pastored First Presbyterian Church of Newton, New Jersey from 1940 to 1942 and from 1946 to 1950. He later pastored Northminster Presbyterian Church in Columbus, Ohio from 1950 to 1956, First Presbyterian Church of West Palm Beach, Florida from 1956 to 1967, and Covenant Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, Georgia from 1967. Reverend Blackwood authored numerous books, including several Biblical commentaries. He died in 1987. This collection consists primarily of his sermon manuscripts and other writings.


Scope and Content

This collection includes manuscripts of works by the Reverend Andrew W. Blackwood, Jr., Princeton Seminary alumnus and Presbyterian minister.



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Administrative Information

Processing Information

The papers of Reverend Blackwood were donated to the Seminary Libraries in 2000 by his widow, Mary Ann Blackwood. These items were organized into a manuscript collection in September of 2000 by Joe L. Coker, under the direction of William O. Harris, Archivist.


There are no special restrictions on access to this collection. It is available for the use of library patrons under the regular rules and conditions of Special Collections.

Use of Materials

The following is the acceptable citation for publication: The Andrew Watterson Blackwood, Jr. Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.


Related Material

See Also the Following Material in Special Collections:

The Andrew Watterson Blackwood Sr. Manuscript Collection



Box 1
1:1 Sermon manuscript - Matthew 17:1-9 - "Glory Shines Through," undated.
1:2 6 Sermon outlines, 1980-1987
1:3 Typed manuscript of essay "Truth Doesn't Always Lie Between the Extremes" and copy of Christian Herald 94 that contains that essay, (November 1971)
1:4 Typed outline of Rev. Blackwood's course, "The Nature of the Church," 1960
1:5 Typed manuscript of essay "Pilgrimage to Mount Athos," undated.
1:6 Typed manuscript of essay "Which of My Sins Should I Confess?" undated.
1:7 Typed manuscript of essay "Are We Forgiven?" undated.
1:8 Typed manuscript of essay "The Healing Flame," undated.
1:9 Typed manuscript of essay "The Holy Spirit Isn't Always 'Spiritual'," undated.
1:10 Typed manuscript of essay "How Not To Entertain A Minister," undated.
1:11 Typed manuscript of essay "You Take Too Much For Granted," undated.
1:12 Typed manuscript of "The Daily Walk With Christ - Foreword," undated.
1:13 Handwritten manuscript of essay "You are a Child of God," undated.
1:14 Typed manuscript of 86 poems, prayers, and meditations, originally bound together in 3-ring binder, undated.
1:15 Typed and handwritten manuscripts of miscellaneous poems, undated.
1:16 Manuscript and printed copy of essay "Christ and Clouds", undated.
1:17 Photocopy of Rev. Blackwood's article "Corporate Confession Isn't Enough,"
1:18 Correspondence between Rev. Blackwood and various persons, 1986-1987
1:19 Letters to Mary Ann Blackwood from various persons, 1993-2000
1:20 Letters to Mary Ann Blackwood from William O. Harris, 1997-1998
1:21 Letters and short writings by James R. Blackwood, 1994-1995
1:22 Miscellaneous material from the 190th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America, 1978
1:23 Personal financial records and statements, 1987
1:24 Copies of Paraklesis, a newsletter edited by Rev. Blackwood, 1982
1:25 Miscellaneous articles and writings by various persons, undated.
1:26 Copy of Monday Morning 24 containing article by Rev. Blackwood. (October 19, 1959)
1:27 Copy of Christianity Today 12 containing article by Rev. Blackwood. March 1, 1968
1:28 Copies of Presbyterian Life containing articles by Rev. Blackwood. (January 15, 1969 & September 1, 1971)
1:29 Copies of Christian Herald containing writings by Rev. Blackwood. (September 1970, February, August, and December 1971, September 1973, January and November 1975)
1:30 Copy of A.D. 1 containing poem by Rev. Blackwood. (September 1972)
1:31 Copy of Concern containing poem by Rev. Blackwood. (November-December 1976)


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