The Harold John Ockenga: Presidential Papers, 1929-1977 contains correspondence, addresses and papers of the founding President
of Fuller Theological Seminary, Harold John Ockenga, as well as his correspondence as a Trustee of the Seminary. It also includes
the record of his involvement with the Student Volunteer Movement in 1929 and a Park Street Church conference program.
Harold John Ockenga (June 6, 1905 – February 8, 1985) was a leading figure of 20th century American evangelicalism, a leader
in the reform movement known as "Neo-Evangelicalism." A Congregational minister, Ockenga served for many years as pastor of
Park Street Church in Boston, Massachusetts. He was also a prolific author on biblical, theological, and devotional topics.
Ockenga helped to found Fuller Theological Seminary as well as the National Association of Evangelicals. He remained in his
position as pastor of Park Street Church during his years as President of Fuller, traveling back and forth as often as was
necessary. He served as President from 1947 to 1954 and again from 1959 to 1963.