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Guide to the S. Parkes Cadman sermon notes ARC.260

128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11201

Brooklyn Historical Society

Collection processed by Nicholas Pavlik and Weatherly Stephan

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on November 28, 2011
English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Cadman, S. Parkes, (Samuel Parkes), 1864-1936
Title: S. Parkes Cadman sermon notes
Dates [inclusive]: 1915-1916
Quantity: 0.01 Linear feet in two folders.
Text [Box]: A0010
Call Phrase: ARC.260
Sponsor: This collection was processed and described as part of the project, "Uncovering the Secrets of Brooklyn's 19th Century Past: Creation to Consolidation," funded by the Council on Library and Information Resources, with additional support from The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.

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Biographical Note

S. Parkes Cadman (1864-1936) was born in England and immigrated to the U.S. in 1890. In 1900, Cadman was selected as minister of the Central Congregational Society and Church in Brooklyn, N.Y. During his pastorate, Cadman became the leading Congregational clergyman in the United States, as well as the first U.S. radio preacher. The Central Congregational Church was renamed in memory of Dr. Cadman in 1939.

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Scope and Contents note

Nine pages of sermon notes of the Reverend S. Parkes Cadman, dating from 1915. Also included is a handwritten note from Cadman to an unknown recipient, dating from 1916, in which Cadman addresses the fate of the United States after World War I. Cadman expresses concern over whether the U.S. will continue to be a moral country or slip into moral decline.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Cadman, S. Parkes, (Samuel Parkes), 1864-1936

Document Type

  • Notes
  • Sermons

Subject Topics

  • Clergy -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Congregational churches -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Congregationalists -- New York (State) -- Kings County

Subject Places

  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) |x Religious life and customs

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers without restriction.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date (if known); S. Parkes Cadman sermon notes, ARC.260, Box and Folder number; Brooklyn Historical Society.

Related Materials

Related archival collections at the Brooklyn Historical Society:

  1. ARC.086, Records of the Central Congregational Society and Church, 1854-1945

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Accesssion 1973.227 was the gift of John Anderson, Jr., date unknown. Accession 1991.015 was purchased from Charles Apfelbaum, 1991.

Processing Information note

Minimally processed to the collection level.

The collection combines the accessions 1973.227 and 1991.015.

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