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Rev. Chester L. Tolson Sermons
- 1961-1963 (Creation)
3 folders (0.25 linear feet)
Name of creator
Reverend Chester L. Tolson was born in Los Angeles, California. He graduated from San Francisco Theological Seminary, and served as pastor at numerous Presbyterian churches. He also served as the Church Executive for the Presbytery of Los Angeles, the Capital Funds Director for the Presbyterian Church USA, and Development Officer for the Crystal Cathedral Ministries. Rev. Tolson taught religion at Lewis and Clark College, and was the Assistant to the President under Dr. James Laurie at Trinity University (1967-1969). He was the author of books on prayer and church fundraising. Rev. Tolson lived for many years in Apple Valley, California, with his wife Carol and four children. He passed away in 2015.
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Collection of sermons written and delivered by Presbyterian minister Chester L. Tolson between 1961 and 1963. These sermons were delivered at the Village Church in Rancho Santa Fe, California. Topics discussed include, but are not limited to: Christmas, communism, Easter, education, peace, space exploration, stewardship, Thanksgiving, and world relations.
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Sermons are arranged chronologically by the date on which they were delivered.
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Conditions governing access
This collection is open and available to the public for research in the Special Collections & Archives reading room. The materials are non-circulating.
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The materials in this collection may be protected by copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). The materials are available for personal, educational, and scholarly use. It is the responsibility of the researcher to locate and obtain permission from the copyright owner or his or her heirs for any other use, such as reproduction and publication.
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- Citation: Rev. Chester L. Tolson Sermons. Coates Library Special Collections & Archives, Trinity University (San Antonio, Texas).
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Finding aid created by Colleen Hoelscher, July 26, 2019.