Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Stanley R. Hall papers, 1956-2008



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hall, Stanley Robertson, 1949-2008
Title: Stanley R. Hall papers
Dates: 1956-2008
Abstract Stanley Robertson Hall (1949-2008) was a professor of liturgics and worship at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary (APTS) from 1992 until 2008. Twenty-seven inches of course materials, notes, prayers, music, and church bulletins (1956-2008) are arranged in two sub-groups to document Hall’s role as a professor and his involvement with the Genesis Presbyterian Church in Austin, Texas as well as the work of his wife, the Reverend Gail Snodgrass, and her role as the pastor of the Genesis Presbyterian Church.
Identification: 2010-003; 2014-004
Extent: 30 inches
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Austin Seminary Archives, Stitt Library, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Biographical note

Stanley Robertson Hall (1949-2008) was a professor of liturgics and worship at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary (APTS) from 1992 until 2008. He received a B.A. in political science from Purdue University in 1971, a M.Div. from San Francisco Theological Seminary in 1975, and a M.A. and Ph.D. in liturgical studies from the University of Notre Dame in 1986 and 1990. He was ordained in 1976 and served as a pastor in Indiana, Oregon and Ohio. He served as a consultant for many liturgical publications including the Book of Common Worship and Reformed Liturgy and Music, and was involved in church renovation projects. Hall was married to Reverend Gail Snodgrass.


Scope and Content Note

Thirty inches of course materials, student assignments, notes, prayers, music, and church bulletins (1956-2008) are arranged in two sub-groups to document Hall’s role as a professor and his involvement with the Genesis Presbyterian Church in Austin, Texas as well as the work of his wife, the Reverend Gail Snodgrass, and her role as the pastor of the Genesis Presbyterian Church. Sub-group I: Stanley Hall contains the bulk of the collection. The bulk of this group is the series “Courses,” which includes notes, readings, and handouts for the courses Hall taught as a professor of liturgy and worship at APTS. Other series include “Music,” containing choral sheet music from Hall’s involvement with the Genesis Presbyterian Church choir and “Genesis Presbyterian Church” consisting mostly of service bulletins. The second sub-group contains materials relating to Reverend Gail Snodgrass including correspondence, a transcription of a response to Dr. Gordon Lathrop and documentation from a workshop on American funeral rites.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Student assignments are restricted until 2085, eighty years from the date of creation.

All other materials are available by appointment only. Contact the archivist for details.


Index Terms

Personal Names
Hall, Stanley Robertson, 1949-2008.
Snodgrass, Gail.
Organizations
Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.
Genesis Presbyterian Church (Austin, Tex.)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Stanley R. Hall papers, 1956-2008, Austin Seminary Archives, Stitt Library, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Processing Information

Processed by Whitney Hughes, Archives Assistant, July 2010.

Addition processed by Lilly Carrel, Student Archives Assistant, October 2014.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Sub-group I: Stanley Hall:

Box
E034 Correspondence, 2007 and undated
Printed materials:
By Hall, 1984-1998 and undated
By others, 1975-2007 and undated
Thesis, 1990
Box
E035 Notes, 2003 and undated
Courses:
CM122, The Church as a Worshipping Community, 1998-2007
Box
E036 CM122, The Church as a Worshipping Community, 1998-2007
CM226, undated
CM265, 2000-2005 and undated
Box
E037 CM281, Liturgical Year: Everything Old is New Again, 2006 and undated
CM283, Workshop in Liturgical Ministry: Sunday and Sacraments, 2005-2008
CM287, Workshop in Liturgical Ministry: The Pastoral Celebrations, 1995 and undated
CM311, Liturgical Architecture: Environment, Art and Theology in Worship, 2002
CM313, The Presbyterian Directory for Worship, 2004-2005 and undated
Box
E038 CM313, The Presbyterian Directory for Worship, 2004-2005 and undated
Baptism and Christian initiation, undated
Keeping Time, Speaking Christ, 2007 and undated
Morning and evening order of service, 1996
Praying with the Bible, 1993 and undated
Reformed communion, undated
Reformed Psalmody, undated
Sacramentary: a reformed mass, 2006
Study Guide for the Directory for Worship, undated
Box
F091 Worship space, undated
Miscellaneous readings, undated
Box
E006 Student assignments [RESTRICTED UNTIL 2085], 2004-2005 and undated
Box
F091 Prayers, 1988-2003 and undated
Music, 1956-2004 and undated
APTS Vigils, 1990-1997
Genesis Presbyterian Church, 1993-2005 and undated
St. Benedict the African, 1990 and undated
Church pamphlets, 1991-2003 and undated
Box
Box Photographs, 2007



Sub-group II: Gail Snodgrass:

Box
F091 General, 1999-2005 and undated