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Blackmer Sermons, 1898-1956
5 records storage boxes (5 linear ft.)

Abstract:
Congregational preacher. Collection consists mainly of sermons, but also includes addresses and talks delivered on various occasions.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the Walter R. Blackmer Sermons for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the Walter R. Blackmer Sermons should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

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Biographical Note

Walter Raymond Blackmer (AC 1897) was born in Belchertown, Mass., on October 28, 1875. He attended Belchertown High School and Amherst High School before joining Amherst College. He graduated from Amherst College in 1897, and from Hartford Theological Seminary in 1900. He held several pastorates at Congregational churches in Ohio, Vermont, and New York between 1900 and 1954. From 1954 until his death in 1965, he organized and taught a men's Social Service class at the Belchertown Congregational Church in Belchertown, Mass. In 1900, Blackmer married Nellie Louise Rice, who died in 1940; in 1941, he married Christine P. Williams. Blackmer died of pneumonia in Ware, Mass., on June 7, 1965.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The bulk of the collection consists of 1,381 sermons delivered by Blackmer between 1898 and 1956. There are also some addresses, prayer meeting talks, sermon outlines, job-study broadcasts, and funeral addresses.

Within each series, arrangement is chronological. Items in Series 1 and Series 2 are numbered sequentially.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the Walter R. Blackmer Sermons for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the Walter R. Blackmer Sermons should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

[Identification of item], in Walter R. Blackmer Papers [Box #], Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library

History of the Collection


Additional Information
Contact Information
Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
Robert Frost Library
PO Box 5000
Amherst, MA 01002-5000

Phone: (413) 542-2299
Fax: (413) 542-2692

Email Reference Form: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives/askus
URL: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives
Language
English.
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Contents List
Series 1: Sermons,
1898-1956


Sermons 1-360
1898 Jul-1909 Aug

Box 1: folder
Sermons 361-720
1909 Aug-1921 Apr

Box 2: folder
Sermons 721-1050
1921 Apr-1932 Mar

Box 3: folder
Sermons 1051-1330
1932 Mar-1948 Feb

Box 4: folder
Sermons 1331-1381
1948 Feb-1956 Jan

Box 5: folder
Series 2: Addresses,
1899-1951


Addresses 1-180
1899 Dec-1951 Dec

Box 5: folder
Series 3: Funeral Talks



Funeral Talks 1-20 (includes list of funerals conducted by Blackmer)
n.d.

Box 5: folder
Series 4: Prayer Meeting Talks,
1930-1939


Prayer Meeting Talks 1-90
1930 Sep-1939 Mar

Box 5: folder
Series 5: Job-Study Broadcasts,
1950-1954


Broadcasts 1-20
1950-1954

Box 5: folder
Series 6: Sermon Outlines,
1904-1942


Sermon Outlines 1-50
1904-1942

Box 5: folder

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Subjects
  • Congregational churches--Sermons.
  • Funeral sermons.
  • Sermons, American--20th century.

Contributors
  • Amherst College. Class of 1897. Blackmer.


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