J. Oliver Buswell, Jr. Papers
Manuscript Collection # 3
Box# es 276 through 291 and Box 332
Content Summary: The Papers of J. Oliver Buswell, Jr. includes familial, ecclesiastical and educational correspondence; denominational Minutes and related materials; manuscripts and published works, including book reviews; an important collection of materials related to the Tacoma Secession Controversy; and documents pertaining to Dr. Buswell's work with the Independent Board for Presbyterian Missions for the period 1943 - 1956.
Span Dates: 1916 - 1968
Size: 17 cu. ft.
Access Restrictions: None
Collection Citation: Buswell, J. Oliver, Jr., Papers, Box __, Folder __: item description, PCA Historical Center, St. Louis, MO.
Highlight: What Happened to Buswell?
- A newspaper article from Wheaton regarding the former president
of Wheaton and the whereabouts of his papers.
Finding Aid is normally located in folder number 1 of each box.
Box 276: Family Correspondence; Biographical Papers; Minutes of the BPC General Synod and Minutes from various Committee assignments.
Box 277: Correspondence, Abingdon - Auburn and Family Correspondence, including Buswell, Foxwell, Madison and Spaulding; African Inland Mission, correspondence and minutes, 1930 - 1950.
Box 278: Correspondence, Baker - Burgeson, including letters from Donald Grey Barnhouse, James E. Bennet, Dr. W.E. Biederwolf, plus materials from the Bible Presbyterian Church and its New Jersey and Philadelphia Presbyteries.
Box 279: Correspondence, Calvary - Conservative. Notable correspondence includes Lewis S. Chafer, George S. Christian and Gordon H. Clark.
Box 280: Correspondence, Copyright - Dilworth and papers relating to Dr. Buswell's dismissal from the PCUSA.
Box 281: Correspondence, Dodd - Goodspeed, including letters from Elsie S. Dow, Franklin S. Dyrness, Mary S. Edwards, Charles R. Erdman, Arno Gaebelein and E.J. Goodspeed.
Box 282: Correspondence, Grace - Independent Board, including items from James M. Gray, H. McAllister Griffiths, R. Laird Harris and J. Gordon Holdcroft, as well as IBPFM correspondence, 1933 - 1940.
Box 283: Correspondence and Minutes from the Independent Board for Presbyterian Foreign Missions, 1941 - 1956, correspondence with Harry A. Ironside, Kenneth S. Kantzer and Harold S. Laird.
Box 284: Correspondence, Lampman - McIntire; notable items include correspondence with J. Gresham Machen, Allan A. MacRae and William Mahlow and a large number of materials concerned with the ecclesiastical trial of Carl McIntire.
Box 285: Correspondence, Personal and McIntire - Presbyterian. Notable correspondents include John Murray, Robert C. McQuilken, Henrietta Mears and Harold Ockenga.
Box 286: Correspondence, Philadelphia - Wheaton, including materials on the formation of the Presbyterian Church of America (later, OPC) and correspondence with Francis A. Schaeffer, Robert G. Rayburn and W.B. Riley.
Box 287: Correspondence, Smith - Wheaton. Notable items include correspondence with Wilbur Smith, Peter Stam and Peter Stam, Jr., Charles G. Trumbull and Cornelius Van Til.
Box 288: Documents relating to Dr. Buswell's tenure as President of Wheaton College; Correspondence, Wildeman - Zondervan; Manuscripts, Arms - Ward.
Box 289: Manuscripts by Dr. Buswell, both dated and undated.
Box 290: Book reviews written and published by Dr. Buswell.
Box 291: The Tacoma Secession Controversy, 1946 - 1954.
Box 332: Materials from Dr. Buswell's work with the Independent Board for Presbyterian Foreign Missions, 1943 - 1956.
Dr. J. Oliver Buswell, Jr.
1895 - 1977
[from the portrait by Dewitt Whistler Jayne]