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Inventory of the Paul W. Yinger Papers, 1928-1992
GTU 93-10-01  
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Correspondence, Incoming (with some replies)

Location: 2/H/2

Additional Note

Early letters were in various file folders in various orders or no order. These have been arranged chronologically. Starting 1941, letters were arranged alphabetically within each year. This arrangement was continued throughout the entire body of correspondence.
Yinger family correspondence is found mostly under "Y" throughout all the years, or in other file folders according to last names (i.e., Paul's sisters under "C" for Copenhaver, and "W" for Walton). Some family correspondence were in separate file folders by individual name (see Box 15).
Box Box 1 , Folder ff 1-18

1935-5/1941

Folder ff 19-38

A, 1941-42 - Y, 1947-49 (continues in Box 5)

 

Correspondence, Outgoing

Location: 2/H/2

Additional Note

From Paul to family members, and to wife Harriett during World War II, 1943-46. Chronological.
Note: Army Chaplaincy materials are also found in Boxes 13, 17, 18, 21, 23.
Box Box 2 , Folder ff 1

V-Mail Album: Paul and Eleanor Yinger to Emma Yinger, 1943-44

Folder ff 2

to Emma Yinger, 1943-45

Folder ff 3

to Eleanor Yinger, 1943-46

Folder ff 4-13

to Harriett, 1943-44

Box Box 3 , Folder ff 1-12

to Harriett, 1945-46

 

Correspondence, Incoming

Location: 2/H/2
Box Box 4 , Folder ff 1-11

Harriett to Paul, 9/1944-1/1946

Folder ff 12

Harriett to Paul, 6/1948

Folder ff 13

Harriett to Paul, 7/1949

 

Correspondence, Incoming (with replies)

Location: 2/H/2 - 2/H/4

Additional Note

Incoming correspondence was kept stapled to the carbon copy reply. The correspondence also includes carbon copies of outgoing letters.
Box Box 5 , Folder ff 1-2

Correspondence with Riverside Congregational Church, 1947-49. Chronological.

Folder ff 3-43

A, 1949 - H, 1-9/1952

Box Box 6 , Folder ff 1-39

I, 1-9/1952 - F, 7-12/1954

Box Box 7 , Folder ff 1-43

G, 7-12/1954 - W, 1-5/1957

Box Box 8 , Folder ff 1-36

Y, 1-5/1957 - B, 1961

Box Box 9 , Folder ff 1-41

C, 1961 - L, 1965

Box Box 10 , Folder ff 1-44

M, 1965 - Y, 1971

Folder ff 45

Piedmont Church: Letters at Resignation, 1971

 

Correspondence, Incoming (some replies)

Location: 2/H/4 - 2/H/5

Additional Note

Beginning 1975-76 with Paul's retirement in 1976, there are very few replies. Paul often indicates when he has answered correspondence with a handwritten notation on the letter.
Box Box 11 , Folder ff 1

1972

Folder ff 2-4

Hawaii and Operation, 1973

Folder ff 5-39

A, 1973-74 - K, 1983 (ff 21, 1978-79)

Box Box 12 , Folder ff 1-41

L, 1983 - Y, 1991-92

 

Correspondence: Lew Ayres, 1944-91

Location: 2/H/5

Arrangement

Alphabetical.

Additional Note

Location Note: 2 legal size letters, 1945, in Small Collections Box 7, ff 9, 3/A/4
Box Box 13 , Folder ff 1

"Altars of the East", 1957

Folder ff 2

"Altars of the World", 1977

Folder ff 3

"Conversations with Lew Ayres", 1944

Folder ff 4-7

Correspondence, 1944-91

Folder ff 8-9

Newsclippings, ca. 1945-90

Folder ff 10

Photograph of Lew Ayres, n.d. (ca. 1950's)

Folder ff 11

"Sum and Substance: An Interview with Lew Ayres", 1965

Folder ff 12

"This is Your Life" Television Show, 1956

Folder ff 13

Writings by Lew Ayres, ca. 1965-88

 

Book: Altars of the East, 1958

 

Correspondence

Location: 2/H/5

Additional Note

There were several files of correspondence to and from individuals in separate named file folders. There were also binders with individual letters in plastic pockets. Note: for some individuals, the correspondence in these files will be all there is. For other indivduals, there will be more correspondence throughout the years listed above. Alphabetical.
Box Box 14 , Folder ff 1

Abraham Akaka, 1967-69

Folder ff 2

Frank Amy, 1939-40

Folder ff 3

Janet Kemp Bicker, 1964-66

Folder ff 4

Lloyd C. Douglas, 1945-51

Folder ff 5

James W. Fifield, Jr., 1942-49

Folder ff 6

Harry Emerson Fosdick, 1937-55

Folder ff 7

Leonard A. Griffith, 1960-66

Folder ff 8

Frank C. Laubach, 1954

Folder ff 9

Jean (Mrs. Douglas) MacArthur

Folder ff 10-15

Margaret P. McLean, 1940-61 (photograph).

Additional Note

Location Note: McLean will in Small Collections Box 9, ff 1, 3/C/5
Folder ff 16

Reinhold Niebuhr, 1940-59

Folder ff 17

Robert F. Oxnam, 1942-74

Folder ff 18

John A. Perkins, 1938-39, 1952-59

Folder ff 19

Bishop James A. Pike, 1959-65

Folder ff 20

Dale E. Turner, 1967-68

Folder ff 21-22

George C. Vincent, 1952-59

Folder ff 23

Interesting Letters (various correspondents, 1946-50, 1965-69)

 

Correspondence, Incoming

Location: 2/H/5

Additional Note

Yinger family to Paul, kept in individual file folders. See "Y" folders in above Boxes for further family correspondence. See also "W" for Eleanor Yinger Walton. See also "C" for Marian Yinger Copenhaver who does not have an individual file folder here.
Box Box 15 , Folder ff 1-2

Emma Bancroft Yinger, 1938-41, 1948

Folder ff 3

Clement B. Yinger, 1938-41

Folder ff 4

G. Dempster Yinger, 1938-39

Folder ff 5

Eleanor E. Yinger Walton, 1938-39, 1948

Folder ff 6

Homer V. Yinger, 1938-39, 1941

Folder ff 7

J. Milton Yinger, 1938-39, 1941

 

Correspondence: Graduate Theological Union

Location: 2/H/5
Box Box 16 , Folder ff 1-4

1968-71. GTU business. Chronological.

Folder ff 5-11

1971-73. Personal, some GTU business. Alphabetical.

Folder ff 12

Bechtel - GTU Library correspondence, 1972-74

Folder ff 13-15

GTU Ecumenical Associates, 1971-72

 

Subject Files: Personal, and Yinger Family

Location: 2/H/5, 2/I/2

Arrangement

Chronological.

Additional Note

Boxes 19-20 contain bound volumes, no order.
Box Box 17 , Folder ff 1-2

Yinger family history items, various dates

Folder ff 3

Paul's baptismal certificate, 1915

Folder ff 4

Yinger Singers, ca. 1928-34 (See also, Folio 1)

Folder ff 5

Diplomas, 1932, 1936, 1958

Folder ff 6

Personal account book, 1932-44

Folder ff 7

Scrapbook, 1932-76

Folder ff 8

Seminary applications, 1935-36

Folder ff 9

Transcripts and commencements, 1936, 1939

Folder ff 10

Account book, Harriett Knapp, 1937

Folder ff 11

Methodist Church Deacon's orders and dismissal, 1938, 1940

Folder ff 12

Japan, 1945-46

Folder ff 13

Photographs: Paul, with Harriett, with Marilyn, 1946-76

Folder ff 14

Emma Bancroft Yinger, Mother of the Year, 1947, photos

Folder ff 15

Photographs, 1948

Folder ff 16

Sermons by Clement Yinger, 1955

Folder ff 17

Photographs: Emma Bancroft Yinger, 1958

Folder ff 18

Honorary Degree, DePauw University, 1958

Folder ff 19

Paul's name plate, n.d.

Folder ff 20

Photograph: Bishop Floyd Begin, 1962

Box Box 18 , Folder ff 1

Folder with material about Paul, ca. 1973

Folder ff 2

Golden Gate Chapel (proposed church in Emeryville), 1974-75

Folder ff 3

Paul's curriculum vitae, ca. 1977, 1985

Folder ff 4

Three Rivers High School Reunion, 1978

Folder ff 5

"Good Grief" by Eleanor Yinger Walton, 1978, 1983

Folder ff 6

Candidacy for Emeryville City Council, 1979-80

Folder ff 7

Yinger Family Lecture, Albion College, 1985 (see Correspondence files for further material on the Lecture, under Y)

Folder ff 8

Rotary Club photo, ca. 1988-89

Folder ff 9

880 th Battalion Reunions, 1988-91

Folder ff 10

Paul W. Yinger Preaching Award, PSR, 1995

Folder ff 11-22

Photograph Album: from Paul's Army Chaplaincy, 1943-46

Box Box 19

Ledger book: "Income from Fees", 1952-64

 

Three Rivers High School yearbook, "The Reflector", 1932

 

South Haven High School yearbooks, "Purple and Gold", 1930-32

 

Scrapbook, 1929-32

 

Scrapbook, "Track", 1932

 

Ledger book, "Account book", 1960-68

Box Box 20

Bound volume: "Union Theological Seminary Papers, 1936-1939"

 

Subject Files: Churches

Location: 2/H/6

Additional Note

Included are Pastorates, Army Chaplaincy, Interims, Guest Preaching. Listed here by church name. Chronological.
Box Box 21 , Folder ff 1

Bainbridge and Racoon Meth. Epis. Churches, 1934-36

Folder ff 2

Asbury, Crestwood, NY, 1937-38

Folder ff 3

Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew, 1938

Folder ff 4-5

Cleveland Park, Wash. D.C., 1939-41

Folder ff 6-7

Army Chaplaincy, General files, 1943-46

Additional Note

Location Note: Monthly reports, in legal size: Small Collections Box 9, ff 2, 3/C/5
Folder ff 8-9

Claremont Church, CA, 1946

Folder ff 10

Laguna Beach, CA, 1946

Folder ff 11-14

Riverside Congregational Church, CA, 1947-52 (See also Box 27)

Folder ff 15

Mather Air Force Base, 1950

Folder ff 16-25

Union Congregational Church, Upper Montclair, NJ, 1952-90 (See also, Box 27)

Folder ff 26

West Point Academy, 1954

Folder ff 27

Point O'Woods, 1957

Folder ff 28-35

Piedmont Community Church, CA, 1959-72 (See also Box 28)

Folder ff 36

Air Force Academy, 1966

Folder ff 37

Hanapepe, Hawaii, 1971

Folder ff 38-44

First Congregational Church, Old Greenwich, CT, 1973-90 (See also, Box 28)

Folder ff 45

Wananalua, Hawaii, 1973

Folder ff 46

Interim correspondence, 1977

Folder ff 47

San Jose, CA, 1977

Folder ff 48

St. Andrew's, New Zealand, 1980-81

Folder ff 49

Santa Barbara, CA, 1983-84

Folder ff 50-51

Royal Viking Cruise Chaplaincy, 1983-89

Folder ff 52

Skyline Community Church, CA, 1989

Folder ff 53

Seabourn Cruise Chaplaincy, 1990

Folder ff 54

Calls not accepted, 1959

Folder ff 55

List of Interims, n.d.

 

Subject Files: Speaking Engagements

Location: 2/H/6

Additional Note

Including contract forms, correspondence, publicity materials, and photographs of Paul. Chronological. (See also, Box 29)
Box Box 22 , Folder ff 1-26

1947-88

 

Subject Files: Drama and Literature

Location: 2/H/6

Additional Note

Including lectures, recitals, plays, drama coursework, scripts. (See also, Folio 3)
Box Box 22 , Folder ff 27-40

1936-87

 

Subject Files: Writings

Location: 2/H/6
Box Box 22 , Folder ff 41-43

Poetry, Hymn. 1950-65

Box Box 23 , Folder ff 1-9

Articles, Published sermons, Traveler's Devotional Diary, Good News of Jesus Christ Study Course. 1943-89

Additional Note

Location Note: Original 1943-44 newspapers are in Folio 1.
 

Subject Files: Trips and Travel

Location: 2/H/6

Arrangement

Chronological. (See also Box 26 and Folio 2)
Box Box 23 , Folder ff 10-21

1952-72

 

Subject Files: Sermons and Devotional Material

Location: 2/H/6

Additional Note

(See also Boxes 29-30)
Box Box 23 , Folder ff 22-31

Sermons, 1939-90

Folder ff 32-33

Prayers, various dates

Folder ff 34

Holy Week materials, n.d.

 

Subject Files: Weddings

Location: 2/H/6, 2/I/1

Additional Note

Paul had couples fill out forms prior to their weddings. These were kept in chronological order by year. The information requested on the forms varies over the years. The information can include, names and birthdates of the couple, parents' names, addresses, where and when the wedding would take place, occupations, previous marriages, children, church affiliation, and members of wedding party. There might also be some attachments such as marriage license, newspaper articles, photographs. (See also, Box 31)
Box Box 23 , Folder ff 35-38

1940-42

Box Box 24 , Folder ff 1-

1942-70

Box Box 25 , Folder ff 1-11

1971-92

 

Subject Files: Trips and Travel

Location: 2/I/1
Box Box 26

8 bound volumes and 1 ff photographs. Travel diaries, 1964-79. (See also Box 23 and Folio 2)

 

Subject Files: Worship Bulletins and Newsletters

Location: 2/I/1

Additional Note

(See also Box 21)
Box Box 27

"The Meetinghouse," First Congregational Church, Los Angeles, CA, 1946-47, 1 bound vol.

 

"The Outlook," First Congregational Church, Riverside, CA, 1947-52, 3 bound vols.

 

Union Congregational Church, Upper Montclair, NJ, 1953-61, 4 bound vols.

 

Two bound histories of Union Church, 1958, 1981

 

"Recollections and Perspectives, Montclair" by Paul W. Yinger, 1981

 

"Guest Book: Oct. 14, 1990", installation of Paul as Minister Emeritus, Union Church.

 

Subject Files: Sermons and Talks

Location: 2/I/1
Box Box 27

13 reel-to-reel audiotapes, 1 audiocassette, 1958-68.

 

Subject Files: Worship Bulletins and Newsletters

Location: 2/I/2

Additional Note

(See also, Box 21)
Box Box 28

"Piedmont Messenger," Piedmont Community Church, CA, 1960-71, 12 bound vols.

 

Bulletins, First Congregational Church, Old Greenwich, CT, 1973-76, 4 file folders.

 

Subject Files

Location: 2/H/4, 2/I/2
Box Box 29 (Folio Box)

6 bound vol./notebooks. Sermon notes, recitals, talks, speeches. Lists, dates, topics, some full text. Various dates. (See also, Box 22)

Box Box 30

Worship materials: prayers, sermon illustrations, ideas for talks. 9 bound vol./notebooks, various dates. (See also, Box 23)

 

Subject Files: Weddings

Location: 2/H/5
Box Box 31 (Folio Box)

Alphabetical listing of wedding records. 4 bound vol./notebooks. (See also, Boxes 23-25)

 

3 black, Piedmont, 1960-71

 

1 brown, 1972-92

 

1 black notebook: chronological listing of baptisms, weddings, funerals, 1966-71.

 

Subject Files

Location: 2/H/2 - 2/H/3, 2/H/6
Box Box 32 (Folio Box)

Daily calendars, bound vol., 1978-81, 1984.

Additional Note

Paul kept daily calendars, 1936-84 (some years missing). Calendars for 1936-76 were returned to donor. Entries were patchy and most information was duplicated in the correspondence and subject files for the years Paul served as a parish pastor. The calendar for 1977 was discarded because it was empty. Calendars 1978-81, 1984 were retained because, after retirement from parish ministry, Paul's correspondence and subject files decrease, and his use of the calendars increase with drafts of letters, talks, journal entries, notes, ideas, etc.
Folio Folio 1 , Folder ff 1

Yinger Singers publicity posters, ca. 1928-34 (See also, Box 17)

Folder ff 2

WWII Army newspapers originials, 1943-44, Articles by Paul (copies are in Box 23)

Folio Folio 2

Travel diary, European Seminar, 1951, 1 bound vol. (see also Box 23 and Box 26)

Folio Folio 3

"The Summoning of Everyman", 1950, 1 scrapbook. Script for play, newsclippings, photos, playbill. Performed at Riverside, CA. (See also, Box 22)