Frank Lapham Crown (1914-1985) was a Presbyterian minister in Texas and New Mexico. This collection is comprised of a single item, “The Wisdom Literature of the Old Testament,” a manuscript written by Crown.
The First Presbyterian Church of Fort Smith in Forth Smith, Arkansas was established in 1846. The records of the First Presbyterian Church of Fort Smith are divided into two subgroups. The first subgroup contains the operating records of the church, the second subgroup collects the records of the women’s Auxiliary of the church into a single series, the majority being statistical reports.
Claude Derry Peake (1884-1965) was an Austin Seminary alumnus and a Presbyterian pastor in Texas. The Claude Derry Peake pastoral record books (1924-1959) document Peake’s service as a pastor in Texas.
William Stuart Red (1857-1933), a Presbyterian minister, author, and historian, was born in 1857* in Texas to parents who were among the first Presbyterians in the Republic of Texas. Four feet, two inches of research files comprised of correspondence, typewritten transcripts of newspaper articles, minutes, published material, drafts, record books, and handwritten notes (1847-1936), used in the completion of William Stuart Red’s A History of the Presbyterian Church in Texas, reveal Red’s research methods and processes.
James Allen Smith (1928-1993) was a Presbyterian minister in Texas and Arkansas. This collection consists of first, second and, in some cases, third drafts of sermons as edited for the book A Sovereignty of Grace: A Collection of Sermons by J. Allen Smith.
. The Presbyterian Children’s Home and Service Agency was formed in 1955 with the merger of the Southwestern Presbyterian Home and School for Orphans and the Presbyterian Child Placement Agency. The goals of the organization was to provide a home for orphans and placement services to find children temporary foster care and permanent adoptive homes. This collection consists of correspondence, minutes, reports and printed material, arranged by year of creation, and collected by Daniel Schoenbacher during his services on the Board of Trustees for the Presbyterian Children’s Home and Service agency from 1959-1963.
Jerry Robert Tompkins (1931-) has been a Presbyterian pastor and administrator in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas, a chairman of the Synod of Texas' council in the early 1970s, and an author on both religious and secular topics. Correspondence, printed material, and handwritten notes document both the professional and student careers of Jerry Tompkins.
Thomas Watson Street (1916-1994), born and raised in Alabama, was a Presbyterian pastor and seminary professor in Texas and the south, as well as a devoted scholar of church history and missions. Two and a half inches of notes, correspondence and writings (1952-1960) document the career of T. Watson Street during the latter years of his tenure at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.
The Presbyterian Historical Society of the Southwest (PHSSW), founded in 1978, studies and documents the history of the Presbyterian Church in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana. These records include publications, research files, administrative records, and other materials documenting the work of the Presbyterian Historical Society of the Southwest.
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