The H. Clare Welker Manuscript Collection

Collection Summary

Creator: Welker, H. Clare (Herman Clare)
Dates: 1916-1964
Extent: 2 Boxes (2.2 linear feet)
Language(s): English, Greek, Hebrew
Repository: Princeton Theological Seminary Libraries. Special Collections.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of sermons materials and class notes written by H. Clare Welker. Welker attended Princeton Theological Seminary from 1916 to 1919, and from 1922 to 1923, earning the Th.M. that year. Box 1 contains sermon materials in their original enclosures. Box 2 contains packages of index cards containing notes on sermons. Box 2 also contains thirty-nine files of class notes, and two files of theses.



Welker, Herman Clare, 1886-1964--Manuscripts.

Presbyterian Church--Sermons.

Sermons, American.

Princeton Theological Seminary. Library. Manuscript collections.


Administrative Information

Processing Information

This collection was processed, and the original finding aid was written by Douglas F. Denné in February of 1996, under the direction of William O. Harris, Archivist. The finding aid was edited by Sarah Seraphin in February of 2009.


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 H. Clare Welker Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.



Box 1: Sermon Materials
1:1 Ten Sermon Outlines and Bible Studies (6" x 9") 1917-1930
-Vol. I: Sermon Outlines (1-100)  
-Vol. II: Sermon Outlines (101-200)  
-Vol. III:Sermon Outlines (201-300)  
-Vol. IV: Sermon Outlines (301-375)  
-Vol. V: Sermon Outlines (376-450)  
-Vol. VI: Sermon Outlines (451-575)  
-Vol. VII: Sermon Outlines (576-625)  
-Vol. VIII: Children's Sermons - Addresses (626-638)  
-Vol. IX: Systematic Bible Study  
-Vol. X: Notes  
Two Packages of Unbound Sermons
-Sermons and Sermon Outlines  (bulk 1943)
-Sermons (on early ministry  undated
Six Volumes of Sermon Outlines (3.5" x 6") 1933-1952
-Vol. I: Sermon Outlines and Index (1-99)  
-Vol. II: Sermon Outlines (100-199)  
-Vol. III: Sermon Outlines (200-300)  
-Vol. IV: Sermon Outlines (301-399)  
-Vol. V: Sermon Outlines (400-493)  
-Vol. VI: Sermon Outlines  
Box 2: Sermon Materials
Four bundles of index cards (3" x 5"), containing the following information:(1) Sermon title with textual references and their numerical location in his file of sermons, (2) Sermon outlines,(3) Extensive illustrative material for sermon preparation.
-Bundle I (A-Dea)  
-Bundle II (Dec-Hum)  
-Bundle III (Ig-Rej)  
-Bundle IV (Rel-Z)  
Box 2 continued: Princeton Seminary Class Notes
Apologetics and Theism, 1st and 2nd Semesters 1916-1917
English Bible, 1st and 2nd Semesters 1916-1917
Calvinism - Dr. Frederick Loetscher
Canon, O.T., 2nd Semester 1916-1917
Christian Ethics 1922-1923
Evidences of Christianity 1917-1918
Exegesis, N.T., Galatians - Dr. J. Gresham Machen 1917-1918
Exegesis, O.T. - Dr. John D. Davis 1918-1919
1st John, Doctrinal Exposition of - Dr. B. B. Warfield 1918-1919
Great Preachers and Missionaries - Dr. J. Ritchie Smith 1922-1923
Greek, Elementary
History, Apostolic - Dr. William P. Armstrong 1918-1919
History, Church, 1st and 2nd Semesters 1916-1917
Senior Church History - Dr. Frederick Loetscher 1918-1919
History, Gospel - Dr. William Park Armstrong 1917-1918
History. O.T., Pentateuch, 1st and 2nd Semesters 1916-1917
History, O.T., Disruption to the Exile - Dr. John D. Davis 1918-1919
Holy Spirit, Doctrine of - Dr. C.W. Hodge, Jr. 1918-1919
Homiletics and Homiletics, 1st Semester - Dr. J. Ritchie Smith (1916-17), (1918-19)
Homiletics, Advanced - Dr. J. Richie Smith 1918-1919
Introduction, N.T. - Dr. William P. Armstrong 1917-1918
Introduction, O.T. - Dr. J. Christy Wilson 1917-1918
Missions, Great Mission Fields, Middler Missions - Dr. J. Ross Stevenson
Philosophical Apologetics
Poetry, O.T. Poetic Literature - Dr. John D. Davis 1917-1918
Prophets, O.T. Prophetic Literature - Dr. John D. Davis 1917-1918
Sin, Doctrine of
Sociology, Christian - Dr, William B. Greene 1918-1919
Ten Commandments
Theology, Biblical, N.T. 1918-1919
Theology, Biblical, O.T. - Dr. Geerhardus Vos 1917-1918
Theology, Ecclesiastical 1916-1917
Theology, Pastoral, 2nd Semester 1916-1917
Theology, Systematic - Soteriology and Eschatology - Dr. B.B. Warfield 1918-1919
Theology, Systematic - Theology 1916-1917
Theology, Systematic, 1st Semester - Anthology - Dr. C.W. Hodge, Jr. 1917-1918
Thesis, Church History: "The Origin and Development of the Christian Basilica"
Theses: "The Bible and Public School"; "The Ethics of Confucius"
Virgin Birth of Jesus - Dr. J. Gresham Machen
Work of the Pastor - Dr. J. Ritchie Smith


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