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Henry Hallam Tweedy Papers

Call Number: RG 131

Scope and Contents

There is little personal material in this collection, but Tweedy's writings, sermons, and course-related material provide excellent documentation of the theology and methods of one of the Yale Divinity School's most renowned professors of practical theology.

Nearly 400 manuscript sermons by Tweedy are contained in the collection. Places and dates preached are noted on the individual envelopes containing the sermons. A full list of sermon titles is provided only for the first two boxes. Themes addressed by Tweedy reflect the issues of war, urbanization, and morality of concern to American society during the first few decades of the twentieth century.


  • 1895-1953


Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the Tweedy family.


  1. I. Correspondence, 1922-1928
  2. II. Writings, 1895-1940, n.d.
  3. III. Personal Items and Memorabilia, 1924-1953, n.d.
  4. IV. Notes and Course-Related Material, 1902-1938


6 Linear Feet (15 boxes)

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

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Writings and sermons of Tweedy document his theology and his career at Yale. Henry Hallam Tweedy (1868-1953) was professor of practical theology at the Yale Divinity School for thirty years.

Biographical / Historical

Henry Hallam Tweedy (1868-1953), a native of Binghamton, New York, was professor of practical theology at the Yale Divinity School from 1909 to 1937. He received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Yale and also attended Union Theological Seminary and the University of Berlin. A Congregational minister, he occupied pulpits in Utica, New York and Bridgeport before joining the Yale faculty in 1909. He was awarded an honorary doctorate by Lebanon Valley College in 1921. Tweedy was acting dean of the Yale Divinity School from 1934 to 1935. He compiled the hymnal Christian Worship and Praise and wrote or co-authored the books Moral and Religious Training in the School and Home, Religion and War, and Training the Devotional Life.

Guide to the Henry Hallam Tweedy Papers
Compiled by Martha Lund Smalley
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Finding Aid Prepared According To Local Divinity Library Descriptive Practices
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Finding aid written in English.

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