Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary

John R. Gunn papers, 1925-1972

Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID 8634429 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Gunn, John R., 1877-1956
Title John R. Gunn papers, 1925-1972
Physical Description 5.5 linear feet (5.5 linear feet 9 boxes)
Language(s) English .
Additional Description https://resolver.library.columbia.edu/clio8634429

Collection open for research by appointment.



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.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary

Subject Headings

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"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Gunn, John R., 1877-1956 -- : Archives Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sermons, American Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

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.