McCorison, Joseph Lyle. Papers, 1925-1968, undated.

Collection Information

Joseph Lyle McCorison papers, 1925-1968, undated.


McCorison, Joseph Lyle, 1900-1985


1925-1926, 1960-1968, undated


1 clamshell box (0.20 cubic feet)

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Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is unrestricted and open to the public.

Copyright: Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item], in the Joseph Lyle McCorison papers, MS5296. The Congregational Library & Archives, Boston, MA.



Processing information:

Minimally processed for access by Jessica Steytler, November 2014, using DACS and MPLP. Please contact the archivist or librarian for more information.


Joseph Lyle McCorison served a number of churches as well as Yankton College president and New England Region National Council of Christian and Jews director. This collection consists of sermons sermon notes, church Sunday programs, and special event programs.

Note: This collection has been minimally processed for access and is available for researcher use.

Acquisition Information:

Gift from Marcus A. McCorison, September 2010.


Historical Note

Joseph Lyle McCorison, Jr. was born in Ashland, Wisconsin March 4, 1900. He attended Harvard Divinity School and Andover Newton Theological Seminary and was ordained at the Humeston Congregational Church March 5, 1926. He took a hiatus as minister during the 1940s to serve first as the President of Yankton College in South Dakota from 1940-1943 and then as director of the New England Region National Council of Christian and Jews in Boston from 1943-1947. He died in Bennington, Vermont in 1985.

Churches served:

Congregational Church Humeston, Iowa 1925-1926
Congregational Church Nashua, Iowa 1926-1929
Little Brown Church Nashua, Iowa 1926-1929
Riverside Memorial Church Haverhill, Massachusetts 1929-1934
First Congregational Church Braintree, Massachusetts 1934-1940
First Congregational Church Westfield, New Jersey 1947-1959
Congregational church Topsfield, Massachusetts 1959-1965


Scope of Collection

This collection consists of sermons, sermon notes, prayers, church Sunday programs, and special event programs. Researchers should note that most of the sermons are coupled with the Sunday program. There is one bundle of newspaper clippings and programs from 1925-1926. The rest of the collection is from the 1960s.


Further Searches

Subject Headings

McCorison, Joseph Lyle, 1900-1985.

Congregational churches - Sermons - 20th century.

Congregational churches - Massachusetts - Topsfield.

Little Brown Church (Nashua, Iowa)

Installation (Clergy)


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This collection has not been fully processed. The collection items are in the original order in which the records were given to the library.



Date: 1925-1926, 1960-1968, undated
Extent: 1 box
Scope: Material is not in folders.


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