The Andrew Watterson Blackwood Sr. Manuscript Collection

Collection Summary

Creator: Blackwood, Andrew Watterson, 1882-1966
Dates: 1917-1990
Extent: 6 Boxes (2.5 linear feet)
Language(s): English
Repository: Princeton Theological Seminary Libraries. Special Collections.


1882 Born in Clay Center, Kansas, August 5
1905 B.A., Harvard University
1905-1906 Student, Princeton Theological Seminary
1906-1908 Student, Xenia Theological Seminary (now Pittsburgh Theological Seminary)
1908 Ordained, United Presbyterian Church of North America, Presbytery of Wheeling, May 12
1908-1911 Home mission work
1912-1914 Pastor, Sixth Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh
1912-1913 Visiting professor of Old Testament, Xenia Theological Seminary (now Pittsburgh Theological Seminary)
1914-1921 Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, South Carolina [now in Associate Reformed Presbyterian denomination]
1918 Honorary Doctor of Divinity, University of South Carolina
1920-1921 Lecturer, Columbia Theological Seminary, SC
1921-1925 Pastor, Indianola Church, Columbus, Ohio
1925-1929 Professor of English Bible, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary
1929-1950 Professor of Homiletics, Princeton Theological Seminary
1950-1958 Professor of Biblical Homiletics, Temple University Theological Seminary [now part of Gordon-Conwell]
1966 Died, Lakeland, Florida, March 28


Scope and Content

This collection consists of sermon manuscripts, mementos, published items, lecture notes, book publication documents, correspondence, photographs, other personal papers of Dr. Blackwood, and those of his son, the Rev. Dr. James Blackwood.



Blackwood, Andrew Watterson, 1882---Archives.

Blackwood, James 1908-2008

Princeton Theological Seminary--Faculty--Archives.

Princeton Theological Seminary. Library. Manuscript collections.


Administrative Information

Processing Information

Most of these items were given to the Seminary Archives in March of 1997 by Dr. Blackwood's son, the Reverend Doctor James Blackwood (PTS B.D. 1945, Th.M. 1946). Box 6 includes a collection of material on James Blackwood (1908-2008) who was a pastor and an Air Force Chaplain in the 1940s and 50s. This collection was organized in June of 1997 by Raymond D. Cannata, under the direction of William O. Harris, Archivist. Other material on Blackwood collected by the Archives was integrated into this collection at that time.


There are no special restrictions placed on the accessibility of this collection. It is available for the use of library patrons under the normal rules and conditions of the Seminary Archives.

Use of Materials

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




Box 1: Sermons and Notes
- Genesis.
- Exodus.
- Leviticus.
- Numbers.
- 1 and 2 Samuel, 1 and 2 Kings.
- Job.
- Psalms.
- Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon.
- Isaiah.
- Jeremiah and Lamentations.
- Ezekiel and Daniel.
- Matthew.
- Mark.
- Luke.
- (John, see Box 2)
- Acts.
- Romans.
- I and II Corinthians.
- James, I and II Peter, I, II, and III John, Jude.
- Holy Week, the Cross, Easter.
Box 2: Sermons and Notes
- John's Gospel.
- Manuscript of "Preaching John."
Box 3: Addresses and Notes
- Index cards on published sermons, arranged by text.
- "The Mantle of William O. Thompson" (speech).
- Stone lectures (PTS) materials.
- Manuscripts on seminary curriculum.
- Various lecture notes.
- Final exam, delivery of sermons (1957).
- "The Imagination in Preaching," circa 1925 - 1929.
- Miscellaneous published writings (articles and pamphlets).
- Occasional papers (speeches, installation addresses, etc.).
- Biographical notes (A. Lincoln, W. Wilson, etc.).
- Miscellaneous notes. (Course notes for "Prayer in Public Worship" taken by James Blackwood.)
Box 4: Books by Dr. Blackwood and his son
Books by Dr. Blackwood:
Prophets: Elijah to Christ  (1917).
The Fine Art of Public Worship  (1939).
Preaching from the Bible  (1941).
Planning a Year's Pulpit Work  (1942).
Evangelism in the Home Church  (1942).
The Funeral  (1944).
The Preparation of Sermons  (1948).
Expository Preaching for Today  (1953).
Books by Dr. Blackwood's son, Andrew, Jr.:
The Holy Spirit in Your Life  (1957).
Box 5: Books by Dr. Blackwood, and other items
Books by Dr. Blackwood:
Pastoral Work: A Source Book for Ministers  (1945).
Leading in Public Prayer  (1958).
The Growing Minister  (1960).
- Reviews of Dr. Blackwood's books.
- Royalty receipts from Dr. Blackwood's books.
- Advertising for Dr. Blackwood's books.
- Contracts for Dr. Blackwood's books.
Box 6: Mementos and Correspondence
- Correspondence, two letters from Dr. Blackwood to John A. Mackay.
- Correspondence, John Kelman [5th Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York City] (1919 - 1926).
- Correspondence and tributes at Dr. Blackwood's retirement (1950).
- Family mementos.
- Mementos from First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, SC [now in Associate Reformed Presbyterian denomination]. 1914-1921
- Mementos from Indianola Presbyterian Church, Ohio (1921 - 1925).
- Mementos from Princeton Seminary inauguration (1931).
- Mementos from Princeton Seminary inauguration (1931).
- Student memories of Dr. Blackwood (collected 1990).
- Obituaries and memorials (1966).
- Biographical materials on Dr. Blackwood.
- Carolyn Philips Blackwood: Recollections of her early life.
Box 6 continued: James Blackwood's materials
- James Blackwood articles in Christian Century and correspondence (1945 - 1955).
- "Stone Lectures in Wartime," article by James Blackwood, Princeton Seminary Bulletin (1983).
- "The Lord's Prayer," sermon series by James Blackwood at Siesta Key Chapel (PCUSA), Sarasota, Florida, 1985
- Materials related to James Blackwood's baccalaureate address at the College of Wooster, June 9, 1968
- Siesta Key Chapel (PCUSA), Sarasota, Florida materials.
- Materials on "The Soul of F.W. Robertson," by James Blackwood.
- "Return to the Fountain," sermon by James Blackwood prepared while taking his father's class, no date (contains interlinear notations in the hand of A. W. Blackwood).
- "Why Preach?" sermon by James Blackwood prepared while taking Ed Roberts' seminar on "Doctrinal Preaching," circa 1944
- Class notes and papers by James Blackwood from courses at Princeton Theological Seminary, circa 1944
- "The New Christian Frontier," sermon by James Blackwood prepared while serving as a seminary intern in Afton, Missouri, 1944


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