Chicago Theological Seminary collection of Rev. Joseph Edwin Roy papers, 1853-1967.

Collection Information
Title:

Chicago Theological Seminary collection of Rev. Joseph Edwin Roy papers, 1853-1967.

Creator(s):

Chicago Theological Seminary (Chicago, Ill.)

Roy, J. E. (Joseph Edwin), 1827-1908

Dates:

1853-1896, 1967

Extent:

2 sermon cases (0.61 cubic feet)

Collection ID #:

RG4983

Conditions Governing Access:

Access to this collection is unrestricted and open to the public.

Copyright: Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item], in the Chicago Theological Seminary collection of Rev. Joseph Edwin Roy papers, RG4993. The Congregational Library & Archives, Boston, MA.

Language:

English

Processing information:

Accessioned and partially processed by Jessica Steytler and Margaret Rosequist in January – May 2011. Minimally processed by Cristina Prochilo, February 2014, using DACS Second Edition and MPLP.

Abstract:

Joseph Edwin Roy was born in Martinsburg, Ohio, in 1827. He graduated from Knox College in 1848 and from Union Theological Seminary in 1853. In 1853 he married Emily Stearns Hatch and took a position with the American Missionary Association (AMA) serving as first pastorate at a church under its care in Brimfield, Illinois. In 1855, he was called to lead Plymouth Church in Chicago where he continued to speak of abolition regularly. Roy became a district secretary for the Western District of the AMA in 1868, and by 1878 he was a field superintendent based in Atlanta. In 1885, he became Western District Secretary for the AMA, and he served in this capacity until his retirement in 1903. He also had a leadership role in the American Home Missionary Society. He served as chairman of the World's Congress on Africa at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Joseph E. Roy died in Oak Park, Illinois, in 1908.

This collection includes 2 sermons cases worth of sermons given by Rev. Joseph Edwin Roy while he served as a minister in the Midwest and South from 1853-1896. It is unknown if there are any other sermons; this collection came as is from Chicago Theological Seminary. Additional provenance and acquisition correspondence also exists in the collection.

Acquisition Information:

Items transferred to the Congregational Library & Archives in 2011 from the Chicago Theological Seminary.

Description

Historical Note

Joseph Edwin Roy was born in Martinsburg, Ohio, in 1827. He graduated from Knox College in 1848 and from Union Theological Seminary in 1853. In 1853 he married Emily Stearns Hatch and took a position with the American Missionary Association (AMA) serving as first pastorate at a church under its care in Brimfield, Illinois. In 1855, he was called to lead Plymouth Church in Chicago where he continued to speak of abolition regularly. Roy became a district secretary for the Western District of the AMA in 1868, and by 1878 he was a field superintendent based in Atlanta. In 1885, he became Western District Secretary for the AMA, and he served in this capacity until his retirement in 1903. He also had a leadership role in the American Home Missionary Society. He served as chairman of the World's Congress on Africa at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Joseph E. Roy died in Oak Park, Illinois, in 1908.

 

Scope of Collection

This collection includes 2 sermon cases worth of sermons, lectures, and addresses given by Rev. Joseph Edwin Roy while he served as a minister in the Midwest and South from 1853-1896. It is unknown if there are any other sermons; this collection came as is from Chicago Theological Seminary. Additional provenance and acquisition correspondence also exists in the collection.

 

Further Searches

Subject Headings

Roy, J. E. (Joseph Edwin), 1827-1908.

American Missionary Association.

American Home Missionary Society.

Congregational churches - Illinois - Brimfield.

Congregational churches - Illinois - Chicago.

Chicago Illinois - church history.

Plymouth Congregational Church (Chicago, Ill.).

Antislavery movements - Illinois - History - 19th century - Sources.

Congregational churches - Illinois - History.

Illinois - History.

 

Related Materials

Joseph Edwin Roy, 1827-1908 : a faithful servant of God and of his own generation : a brief biography by Barton, William Eleazar, 1861-1930. R81.6B

American Missionary Association. Reports from the field. Microfilm.

The American Missionary (magazine). Vol.1,no.1 (Jan.1857) - vol.25,no.3 (Mar.1934). Range 113.

 

Arrangement

This collection has not been fully processed. The collection items are in the original order in which the records were given to the library.

 

Contents

  Date Box/Folder
Chicago Theological Seminary Acquisition Paperwork for J.E. Roy papers 1967 B1/F1
Sermons, lectures, and addresses 1853-1896 B1
Sermons, lectures, and addresses 1853-1896 B2

 

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