|Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary|
At a Glance
Arranged in 5 series: 1. Short sermons: New Testament; 2. Short sermons published and broadcast, 1967-72; 3. Book proposals and mss, 1956-77; 4. Books and Published Sermons, 1908-77; 5. Biographical materials.
The majority of the collection of papers of John R. Gunn consists of typescript carbon copies of short sermons written for publication as newspaper columns. The top copies were sent to the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette for publication. The sermons are mainly single page, some with annotations and are based for the most part on texts from the New Testament. It is thought that the sermons published in book form during John R. Gunn's life were mostly based on Old Testament texts. The papers also include correspondence with publishers, draft ms and proposals in the years following John R. Gunn's death, as well as copies of publications (print and broadcast) and collections of biographical materials.
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Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary
Restrictions on Access
Collection open for research by appointment.
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History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
John R. Gunn was the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Fort Wayne, and the writer of the long-running short sermon column in the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette.