The Kenneth Sperber Gapp Manuscript Collection

Collection Summary

Creator: Gapp, Kenneth Sperber, 1905-1966
Dates: bulk 1930s
Extent: 1 Box (0.4 linear feet)
Language(s): English
Repository: Princeton Theological Seminary Libraries. Special Collections.


1905 Born, Nazareth, Pennsylvania
1926 Muhlenberg College
1929 Master of Arts, Princeton University
1929 Bachelor of Divinity, Princeton Theological Seminary
1934 Doctor of Philosophy, Princeton University
1937 Bachelor of Science, Columbia University
1934-1937 Assistant Librarian, Princeton Theological Seminary
1937-1966 James Lenox Librarian, Princeton Theological Seminary
1966 Died, Princeton, New Jersey


Scope and Content

This collection includes biographical material, papers and correspondence, printed articles, and Dr. Gapp's 1934 Princeton University doctoral dissertation, "Famine in the Roman world."



Gapp, Kenneth Sperber, 1905-1966--Archives.

Princeton Theological Seminary. Library--Archives.

Princeton Theological Seminary. Library. Manuscript collections.


Administrative Information

Processing Information

This collection of Dr. Gapp's personal papers was accessioned on March 18, 1996. The original finding aid was written by Douglas Denné, under the direction of William O. Harris, Archivist. The finding aid was edited in February of 2009 by Sarah Seraphin. The bulk of the collection consists of Dr. Gapp's papers while at Princeton University. Most of Dr. Gapp's professional papers from his career at Princeton Seminary are presently stored with other archival papers of the Seminary Libraries. These papers are only partially inventoried. Refer to Special Collections reference staff for more information.


There are no special restrictions to access of this collection. It may be examined by library patrons under the normal rules and conditions of the Special Collections.

Use of Materials

The following is the acceptable citation for publication: The Kenneth Sperber Gapp Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.



Box 1
- Birth Certificate
- American Academy of Rome material: 1933
-Papers and correspondence  
- Dissertation, Princeton University: "Famine in the Roman World." 1934
- Mackay-Gapp Correspondence 1947-1955
- Printed articles:
-"A lease of a Pigeon - House with Brood"  
-"The Librarian's Task in Improving Personnel"  
-"Revised Program of American Philological Association".  1933
- K.S.G. Misc. (1 folder)
- Inspiration (1 folder)
- Religious Essays (1 folder)
- Sermons (1 folder)
- Library and Instruction (1 folder)
- Princeton Theological Review (1 folder)
- Theological Instruction (1 folder)


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