The Jesse Halsey Manuscript Collection

Collection Summary

Creator: Halsey, Jesse, 1882-1954
Dates: 1913-1954
Extent: 7 boxes (7.6 linear feet)
Language(s): English
Repository: Princeton Theological Seminary Library. Special Collections.

Chronology

1882 May 3 Born, Southampton, Long Island, New York
1906-1909 Attended Princeton Theological Seminary
1910 Ordained, Presbytery of Nassau
1913-1941 Pastor, Seventh Presbyterian Church, Cincinnati, Ohio
1918 August-1919 October War work, Moscow, Russia
1940-1952 Professor of Pastoral Theology and Liturgics, McCormick Theological Seminary
1954 January 12 Died, Southampton, Long Island, New York

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Scope and Content

The papers of the Reverend Jesse Halsey include biographical materials, correspondence, class notes, personal files from his ministry at Seventh Presbyterian Church in Cincinnati and from his professorship at McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, personal papers from retirement years, financial papers, papers from Samuel G. Warr, and scrapbooks.

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Subjects

Halsey, Jesse, 1882-1954--Manuscripts.

Princeton Theological Seminary. Library. Manuscript collections.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

The following is the acceptable citation for publication: The Jesse Halsey Manuscript Collection, Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.

Access

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.

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Arrangement

Series I. Photographs and Biographical Materials (Box 1)

Series II. Correspondence, 1916-1954 (Box 1)

Series III. Class notes, 1906-1909 (Box 1)

Series IV. Russia Materials, 1918-1919 (Box 1)

Series V. Personal Files, Seventh Presbyterian Church, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1914-1941 (Boxes 2-3)

Series VI. Personal Files, McCormick Seminary, 1940-1952 (Boxes 3-4)

Series VII. Retirement Years, 1952-1954 (Box 5)

Series VIII. Financial Papers, 1943-1946 (Box 5)

Series IX. Samuel G. Warr Papers (Box 5)

Series X. Scrapbooks, 1916-1933 (Boxes 5-7)

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Contents

Box 1: Series I: Photographs and Biographical Materials
- Photographs
-Photographs of Jesse Halsey  
-The Rev. Dr. Jesse Halsey (formal photograph)  
- Biographical materials
-Halsey Family genealogy  
-Other biographical material  
Box 1 continued: Series II: Correspondence, 1916-1954
- 6 files 1916-1949
- Letters, current business 1940-1941
- January 1941
- February 1941
- Letter, regarding Chicago 1941
- Three files 1946-1952
- retirement letters 1952
- Jesse Halsey, personal [bulk 1952]
- File A - W 1951-1952
- Bound testimonial letters
Box 1 continued: Series III: Class notes, 1906-1909
- Class notes, Princeton Seminary
-Christian Archaeology  
-Senior Quiz in Theology  
-Ethics  
- Class notes from another institution (unknown)
-Jurisprudence  
Box 1 continued: Series IV: Russia Materials, 1918-1919
- Correspondence
- Christian Century article
- Other materials
Box 2: Series V: Personal Files, Seventh Presbyterian Church, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1914-1941
- Annual Reports, Church
- Minister's Group
- Clippings
- Labrador - Grenfell
- Closing Prayers
- Prayers
- Litanies
- Book of Common Worship (mimeographed copy)
- Communion Services
- Reader
- Communion Service
- Sermon manuscripts
- Articles and Reviews
- Book reviews; manuscripts
- The Church (articles and stories)
- Miscellaneous
- Fragments
- Talks
- Unpublished manuscripts
- Navy Medical Commissions
- Poetry
- Orders of Worship
- Book
- Christmas - New Year
- Chicago (II)
- Vacancy and Supply
- Catalogues of Books
- Budget Campaigns
- Manuscripts
- Liturgical materials
- Church Folders
- Sesquicentennial Celebration
- Church Vanity
- Memorial Cross
- Facts in Review
Box 3: Series V, continued
- A Living Hope
- Church Sermons
- Rejects
- Prayers
- Hymn Book
- Correspondence
- Clearview Farm Correspondence
- Alpine Church
- Morning Prayers
- Scripture Passages
Box 3 continued: Series VI: Personal Files, McCormick Seminary, 1940-1952
- Chicago Seminary
- Architectural Plans
- Architectural Pictures
- Lexington Windows
- Second Presbyterian Church, Lexington
- General Assembly 1952
- Committee on Chaplains
- General Assembly Roster
- Church
- Book Reviews
- Retreats
- Springfield Presbytery
- Overture H
- Open Prayer - Publicity and Comments
- Open Prayer - Correspondence and Notes
- Copy: Committee on Book of Worship
- Lectures at McCormick
- Poetry
- Retreat Devotionals
- Student- Pastors - Faculty Advisors, Correspondence
- Monday Morning
- Fight for Freedom Committee
- Quotes
- Clippings
Box 4: Series VI, continued
- "Liturgical Primer" and Resource Materials
- Prayers
- Liturgies
- Soldier Prayers
- Best Rejections
- Scripture
- Quotes
- Quotes
- Prayers
- Rejected
- Prayers
- "Soldier's Prayer Book"
- Rejects
- Bulletin materials
- Open Prayer
- Presbyterian Committee on Worship
- Pastor's Use of the Bible
- Poems
- Lectionary
- Complete Sermons
- Book Lists
- New Books - Odds and Ends
- Calendars
- Quotes
- Forms and Services
- Scripture
- Book Lists
- Thanksgivings
- Workbook Additions
- Calls to Worship
- Common Worship
- Prayers
- Petitions
- Prayers
- Order of the Prayers
- Quotes
- Special Days
- Duplicate ms. - New Body
- Wartime Parish Program
Box 5: Series VII: Retirement Years, 1952-1954
- Correspondence 1953-1954
- Church Programs
- Newspaper clippings
-Miscellaneous  
Box 5 continued: Series VIII: Financial Papers, 1943-1946
- Southampton Bank, Personal 1943
- Income Tax 1943
- Income Tax 1944
- Income Tax 1946
- Insurance Receipts
- Bills and Receipts
- Income Tax Data
- Abigail F. Halsey
- Moving
- Southampton Business
Box 5 continued: Series IX: Samuel G. Warr Papers
- Princeton Fellow
- Correspondence
- Photos, clippings, pamphlets
Box 5 continued: Series X: Scrapbooks, 1916-1933
- Individual pages 1940
Box 6: Series X, continued
- "The Messenger," other bulletins, orders of worship, notes, pamphlets, etc... 1916
- Diary entries, correspondence 1917
- Sermons, notes, "The Messenger," etc... 1917
- Clippings, photos 1926
- Sermons, notes, "The Messenger," correspondence, clippings, etc... 1927
- Sermons, notes, clippings, etc... 1929
- Talks, prayers, committee minutes 1931
- 600 sermon excerpts, etc... undated
- Short stories, certificates of graduation undated
- Warr Family Scrapbook
-clippings and photos  
Box 7: Series X, continued
- "The Messenger," clippings, pamphlets, etc. 1921-1922
- Large Scrapbook: clippings 1933
- Large Scrapbook: clippings and correspondence 1933
- Miscellaneous Materials
-Book of prayers and poetry  undated
-Book of photos, notes, and correspondence  undated
-"A Living Hope: Suggestions for Funeral Services" arranged by Halsey  
-Diary: "Recollections of Sioux City, Iowa" by S. W. Swiggett"  1893

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