Strengths of the library's special collections include documentation of the Protestant missionary endeavor, documentation of religious work among college and university students, records related to American clergy and evangelists, and unofficial records related to the life of the Divinity School.

Recent acquisitions

The Library recently added the papers of Samuel Moss Carter (1904-1999), an early African American graduate of Yale Divinity School. Carter graduated from the Divinity School in 1930 and went on to serve as a Baptist pastor, primarily in Virginia, and taught church history at Virginia Union University and Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Virginia.  Sermons, writings, notes, teaching materials, and personal items provide substantive documentation of the life and work of Dr. Carter.
Carter is shown at left with some fellow YDS students.

See the finding aid at


Last modified: 
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 10:17am