The Harry Eugene Chase IV Manuscript Collection

Collection Summary

Creator: Chase, Harry E.
Dates: 1949-1988
Extent: 13 boxes (14.4 linear feet)
Language(s): English
Repository: Princeton Theological Seminary Libraries. Special Collections.


1919 July 5 Born, Baltimore, Maryland
1936-1946 Served in the United States Navy
1946-1947 Radio engineer, San Diego
1947-1948 Radio announcer
1948 Graduated, San Diego University
1948-1951 Student, Bachelor of Divinity, Princeton Theological Seminary
1951 July 21 Ordained, Presbytery of Los Angeles
1951-1955 Chaplain, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York
1953-1955 Lecturer, Religion, Emma Willard School
1955-1961 University pastor, California State University, Long Beach, California
1961-1968 Associate pastor, First Church, Englewood, New Jersey
1968-1988 Senior pastor, Presbyterian Church, Tenafly
1983 Student, Educational Sciences, Seton Hall University
1988 Retired

Biographical Information

The Reverend Henry E. Chase, IV was born on July 5, 1918 in Baltimore, Maryland. He was in the U.S. Navy and a radio engineer/researcher in San Diego before coming to Princeton Seminary. He graduated from the Seminary in 1951 with a Master of Divinity (BD), and was ordained in the Presbytery of Los Angeles. After ordination, he was a chaplain in Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, an instructor of religion at Emma Willard School, a university pastor at California University, an associate pastor at First Church Englewood, New Jersey, and senior pastor at Tenafly, New Jersey.


Scope and Content

This collection consists of 14.4 linear feet of sermon manuscripts from 1949-1988.



Chase, Harry E.--Manuscripts.

Princeton Theological Seminary. Library. Manuscript collections.

Presbyterian Church--Sermons.

Sermons, American.


Administrative Information

Processing Information

The papers of Harry Eugene Chase, IV were accessioned on February 18, 1996. The collection, consisting of sermons from 1949 to 1988, was left in its chronological original order. The finding aid was written in the winter of 1996 by Douglas F. Denné, under the direction of William O. Harris, Archivist. The finding aid was edited in February of 2009 by Sarah Seraphin.


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 Harry E. Chase, IV Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.



Box 1: Sermons (1949 - 1965)
Box 2: Sermons (1966 - 1969)
Box 3: Sermons (1969 - 1971)
Box 4: Sermons (1971 - 1973)
Box 5: Sermons (1973 - 1974)
Box 6: Sermons (1975 - 1976)
Box 7: Sermons (1976 - 1978)
Box 8: Sermons (1978 - 1980)
Box 9: Sermons (1980 - 1981)
Box 10: Sermons (1982 - 1983)
Box 11: Sermons (1983 - 1984)
Box 12: Sermons (1984 - 1986)
Box 13: Sermons (1986 - 1988)


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