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Title: Charles Edwin McStravick papers
Dates: 1898-1941
Accession Number(s): 1996-006
Extent: 2 feet, 10 volumes
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Austin Seminary Archives at the Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Biographical Note: Charles Edwin McStravick (1861-1941), a Presbyterian pastor, was born in Illinois in 1861. McStravick studied at Monmouth College in Illinois and Xenia Theological Seminary in Ohio from 1895-1900. After his ordination in 1900, McStravick served at churches throughout the United States, primarily in Ohio, Illinois and Texas until his retirement in 1941. McStravick worked with the Home Missions Board, establishing in 1911 several United Presbyterian Churches in San Antonio, TX. A devoted and hardworking pastor, McStravick was elected Moderator of the United Presbyterian Synod of Ohio in 1909 and Moderator of the United Presbyterian Synod of Kansas in 1931. Upon retirement, the Home Missions Board sent McStravick to Catarina, TX to serve as temporary supply. McStravick served out his remaining days in Catarina with his second wife, until his death in September of 1941.

Scope and Contents: Two feet of sermon outlines, lectures, and correspondence, and ten volumes of seminary notebooks (1898-1941) document the pastoral career of Charles Edwin McStravick. The collection is arranged in three series: Sermon Outlines, 1898-1941; General, 1898-1917; Seminary Notebooks, undated.

The first series, Sermon Outlines, comprises the bulk of the collection. The sermon outlines, which were removed from binders, reveal McStravick’s method of preaching and preparation. The outlines list three to five main talking points with sub-points, and are arranged in folders according to topic. Information on the place and date the sermon was preached is handwritten on the back of each outline. General, the second series, contains four handwritten lectures completed as part of seminary coursework, routine correspondence of a personal and professional nature, a pamphlet, and some notes on poems and sermons. The third series, Seminary Notebooks, is comprised of ten volumes of notes on a handful of topics created in the course of seminary study.

Restrictions: Materials are available by appointment only. Contact the archivist for details.

Processing Information:: Preliminary processing of the materials including removal from original housing and completion of a temporary inventory list was previously completed. No changes have been made to the preliminary arrangement.

Index Terms:
McStravick, Charles Edwin, 1861-1941.
United Presbyterian Church of North America--Sermons.
Xenia Theological Seminary--Study and teaching.
Presbyterian Church--Clergy.
Sermons, American.

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Preferred Citation: Charles Edwin McStravick papers, 1898-1941, Austin Seminary Archives, Stitt Library, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary


Box Number:
C069   Sermon Outlines, 1898-1941
    Tabular list of Sermons, 1900-1941
    Sermon outlines from Dayton, Ohio:
       March 1905 – October 1905
    Sermon outlines on Genesis and Exodus, 1898-1935
    Sermon outlines from Leviticus to Judges, 1898-1935
    Sermon outlines from I Samuel to Job, 1898-1935
    Sermon outlines on the Psalms, 1898-1935
    Sermon outlines on the Proverbs, 1898-1935
    Sermon outlines on Isaiah, 1898-1935
    Sermon outlines from Ezekiel to Malachi, 1898-1935
    Sermon outlines on the Gospel of Matthew, 1898-1935
    Sermon outlines on the Gospel of Luke, 1898-1935
C070   Sermon outlines on the Gospel of John, 1898-1935
    Sermon outlines on the Acts of the Apostles, 1898-1935
    Sermon outlines on the Romans, 1898-1935
    Sermon outlines on I Corinthians, 1898-1935
    Sermon outlines on II Corinthians, 1898-1935
    Sermon outlines on Galatians, 1898-1935
    Sermon outlines on Ephesians, 1898-1935
    Sermon outlines from Philippians to Colossians, 1898-1935
    Sermon outlines from I Thessalonians to Philemon, 1898-1935
    Sermon outlines on Hebrews, 1898-1935
    Sermon outlines on James, 1898-1935
    Sermon outlines from I Peter to II Peter, 1898-1935
    Sermon outlines from John to Jude, 1898-1935
    Sermon outlines on Revelation, 1898-1935
    Sermon outlines on the Old Testament:
    Sermon outlines on the Gospels:
    Sermon outlines from Acts to Revelation:
    Sermon outlines from Genesis to Esther, 1938-1941
    Sermon outlines from Psalms to Malachi, 1938-1941
    Sermon outlines on the Gospel of Matthew and Mark, 1938-1941
C071   Sermon outlines on the Gospel of Luke, 1938-1941
    Sermon outlines on the Gospel of John, 1938-1941
    Sermon outlines on Acts and The Pauline Epistles, 1938-1941
    Sermon outlines from James to Revelation, 1938-1941
C071   General, 1898-1917
    Lectures, 1898-1901
    Correspondence, 1916-1917
    Pamphlet on the 50th anniversary of the Dayton United Presbyterian Church, 1910
    Poems and sermon outlines, undated
C028   Seminary Notebooks, undated
    New Testament Literature:
       Vol. I, undated
       Vol. III, undated
       Vol. I, undated
       Vol. III, undated
    Old Testament Literature:
    Church History, Vol. I, undated
    Seminary notebook [unidentified topic], undated

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