Scope and Contents
The Edwards Amasa Park Papers, 1835-1899, document the professional work of Park. The collection is arranged according to the following categories: correspondence, sermons, lectures, notes on theological subjects, notes on readings, miscellaneous notes (fragments), student questions, newspaper clippings, and association items.
The correspondence is business and personal in nature, although much of the material relates to Park's work as editor of Bibliotheca Sacra. There is a name index to the correspondence available in the orignal finding aid for the collection, available at the repository.
The lecture notes are arranged according to order for a theological system prescribed by Park and described in document titled Syllabus of Lectures. This document is not written in Park's hand, but was almost certainly dictated by him. The document does contain revisions in Park's hand.
There is one document case of material which is arbitrarily assigned the category of association items. These items were found with unprocessed Park papers. The documents are not in his hand; and there is no readily apparent way to link them with other material in the collection. This group consists of a small number of letters and miscellaneous manuscripts.
- 1835 - 1899
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transferred from Andover Newton Theological School, 2017
Organized into five series:
IV. Notes and Clippings
V. Association Items.
9 Linear Feet (20 boxes)
Language of Materials
The papers primarily document Park's work as Professor of Sacred Rhetoric (1836-1847) and Professor of Christian Theology (1847 to 1881) at Andover Theological Seminary, and as editor of Bibliotheca Sacra from 1844 to 1884.
Biographical / Historical
- 1808 December 29
- Born in Providence, RI
- Graduated from Brown University
- Principal, classical schools, Weymouth & Braintree, MA
- Received B.D. from Andover Thelogical Seminary
- 1831 December 21
- Ordained as Congregational minister
- Colleague Pastor with Richard S. Storrs, First Church, Braintree, MA
- Professor of Mental and Moral Philosophy; Hebrew Literature, Amherst College, MA
- Professor of Sacred Rhetoric, Andover Theological Seminary
- Professor of Christian Theology, Andover Theological Seminary
- Editor, Bibliotheca Sacra
- 1900 June 4
- Died in Andover, MA
- Guide to the Edwards Amasa Park Papers
- Andover Newton Theological School and Yale Divinity library staff
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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