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Norman Kansfield received an A.B. degree Hope College, 1962; a B.D. from Western Theological Seminary (WTS), 1965; a S.T.M. from Union Seminary, New York, 1967; an M.A. from Chicago University, 1970; and a Ph.D. from Chicago University, 1981. He was licensed by the Reformed Church in America (RCA) in the Classis of Illiana in 1965 and ordained by the RCA Classis of Queens in 1965. Kansfield served as a pastor in the Second Reformed Church of Astoria, New York, 1965-1968. He also served as associate librarian at Western Theological Seminary from 1970-1974, and librarian of the John Walter Beardslee Library at Western Theological Seminary from 1974-1983. He served as a professor for Western Theological Seminary from 1982-1983. He returned to librarianship when he served as the librarian for Colgate Rochester Divinity School from 1983-1992, and librarian at St. Bernard’s Institute,Rochester, New York, from 1983-1992. He became president at New Brunswick Theological Seminary on February 20, 1993, and resigned that post and that of General Synod Professor in 2005. His collection includes materials concerning the construction of the Cook Center for Theological Education at WTS, correspondence, faculty agenda and minutes, library records, and chapel worship schedules.


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