John A. Broadus (1827-1895) was the first professor of New Testament interpretation and homiletics at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and the second president of the school. A profound preacher, Broadus previously served as pastor of the Baptist church in Charlottesville, VA. However, Broadus made his deepest mark at this institution, writing an important commentary, The Gospel of Matthew, as well as a premier homiletics text, On the Preparation and Delivery of Sermons. In 1889, Broadus was invited to give the prestigious Beecher Lectures at Yale Divinity School.
The Broadus Papers includes sixteen boxes of correspondence as well as three boxes of manuscript notebooks. One treasure is the original manuscript of Broadus’ classic On the Preparation and Delivery of Sermons. In addition, there are several individually cataloged notebooks on various topics. Items were apparently received from several sources.
An inventory for the John Albert Broadus Papers is accessible online, and an item calendar for the collection is available upon request
An inventory is also available for the John Albert Broadus Sermons and Lecture Notes.
Location: Archives (Manuscript collection in Rare Book Room, 2nd floor)