The Horace Thaddeus Allen Jr. Manuscript Collection

Collection Summary

Creator: Allen, Horace T., 1933-
Dates: 1951-1956
Extent: 1 Box (0.3 linear feet)
Language(s): English
Repository: Princeton Theological Seminary Libraries. Special Collections.


1933 March 8 Born, Uniontown, Pennsylvania
1954 Graduated, Princeton University
1954-1956 Student, Princeton Theological Seminary
1956-1957 Graduated, Master of Divinity, Harvard Divinity School
1957 June 9 Ordained, Presbytery of Philadelphia
1957-1962 Pastor, Spring Creek and Frankford Churches, Renick, West Virginia
1962-1965 Assistant pastor, Presbyterian Church, Towson, Maryland
1966-1967 Warden, Iona Abbey, Argyll, Scotland
1967-1968 Minister, St. James Presbyterian Church of England, Bristol, England
1968-1980 Student, Doctor of Philosophy, Union Theological Seminary in New York City
1970-1975 Director of worship and music, United Presbyterian Church of the United States of America and Presbyterian Church of the United States, Philadelphia and New York City
1975-1976 Visiting lecturer, Union Theological Seminary
1975-1980 Graduate student/liturgical consultant
1984-1988 President, Mercersburg Society
1985-1997 Professor of Worship, Boston University School of Theology

Biographical Information

Horace T. Allen Jr. (b. 1933) attended Princeton Theological Seminary from 1954-1956. He received his M.Div. from Harvard University’s Divinity School in 1957 and his M.Phil. from Union Theological Seminary in New York in 1976. He served in several churches in the United States, Scotland, and England. Allen was a Professor of Worship at Boston University.


Scope and Content

This collection contains articles Allen wrote while he was a student at Princeton University (graduated 1954) and Princeton Theological Seminary. The articles appeared in student publications at the University and the Seminary.



Allen, Horace T., 1933-

Princeton Theological Seminary. Library. Manuscript collections.

Princeton Theological Seminary--Alumni and Alumnae.


Administrative Information

Processing Information

There is no accession information available on this collection. The collection was arranged and described by Kristen Nivling in February 2008. The finding aid was edited in June 2008 by Sarah Malone.


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.

Use of Materials

The following is the acceptable citation for publication: The Horace Thaddeus Allen Jr. Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.



The papers have been arranged chronologically.



Box 1
1:1 “Issues or Side Issues?” Perspective v. 4, no.2, November 1951.
1:2 “Authoritarian Protestantism.” Perspective v. 4, no.4, April 1952.
1:3 New Wine v. 2, no.9, April 1956.
1:4 “Signs of the Times”The Princeton Seminarian v. 6, no.1-6., November 1955-May 1956


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