Brief typed pieces
Joseph Sittler, untitled comments on how the church plans for its own future, typescript with secondary comments in two hands, 1 page, undated (text suggests during tenure at U of C, so 1957-73). PDF, 846K
Joseph Sittler, “Reflections on Christmas in Church,” typed and hand-marked sermon mss, 4 pages, Dec. 1974. PDF, 2.5M
Joseph Sittler, “A Constitution for the Church” (“CONSTITUTION”), typescript, 2 pages, Aug. 25, 1981 PDF, 1.3M
Easter sermons from between 1935 and 1945
Joseph Sittler, “Immortality, or Resurrection,” handwritten sermon mss, 9 pages, Easter (no date) PDF, 21M
Joseph Sittler, “Truth and an Act,” handwritten sermon mss, 13 pages, Easter (no date) (Both excellent and reasonably readable exemplars with texts and hymns listed. Of special relevance: “Immortality, or Resurrection” uses 1 Cor 15:20 as one of its texts, which will appear in this year’s RCL readings for Easter Sunday.) PDF, 27M
B/W photographs, likely from the 1970s, taken by Art Montgomery and stamped for return to the ALC
Sittler, profile, seated, with his hand on his chin
Sittler, profile, seated
Sittler, front, seated, gesturing while speaking
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