Holmes, John Haynes, 1879-1964

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Birth 1879-11-29
Death 1964
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American clergyman and reformer.

From the description of The voice of God is calling : autograph poem signed, 1930 Nov. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269557327

John Haynes Homes (1879-1964) was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and raised near Boston, Massachusetts. He graduated from Harvard College in 1902 and Harvard Divinity School in 1904. He received honorary doctorates from Benares Hindu University, Rollins College, and Meadville Theological School. He served as minister of the Third Religious Society (Unitarian) in Dorchester, Massachusetts, from 1904 to 1907; and as minister of the Community Church in New York City, New York, from 1907 to 1949. Holmes was a founder and board member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); a founder and chairman (1940-1950) of the board of the American Civil Liberties Union; a founder of the India League of America; and editor of Unity magazine. He authored many books, including Marriage and Divorce (1913), Heroes in Peace (1920), Out of Darkness (1942), My Gandhi (1953), and I Speak for Myself: The Autobiography of John Haynes Holmes (1959).

From the guide to the Correspondence and phonograph recordings, 1928-1978., (Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School)

Holmes was minister at the Community Church of New York.

From the description of Letter : New York City to John G. Moore , 1942 June 10. (Haverford College Library). WorldCat record id: 708360000

Unitarian minister. A.B. Harvard 1902; S.T.B. Harvard Divinity School 1904. Minister, Dorchester, Mass. (1904-1907); Community Church of New York (1907-1949, before 1919 known as the Church of the Messiah). Author of numerous books in the areas of religion and sociology.

From the description of Correspondence, 1928-1978 (Harvard University, Divinity School Library). WorldCat record id: 269368159

Epithet: Minister of the Community Church of New York

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000564.0x00001e

Unitarian minister and social activist.

From the description of John Haynes Holmes letter, 1929 Dec. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 717514337

John Haynes Holmes, pacifist and Unitarian minister, was a founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and the American Civil Liberties Union. He was a member of the War Resisters League, Fellowship of Reconciliation, and the American Committee for the Outlawry of War.

From the description of Collection, 1917-1964. (Swarthmore College, Peace Collection). WorldCat record id: 28297359

Unitarian clergyman and author.

From the description of John Haynes Holmes papers, 1899-1983 (bulk 1935-1964). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71014445

Biographical Note

  • 1879, Nov. 29: Born, Philadelphia, Pa.
  • 1902: Graduated, Harvard College, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1904: Married Madeleine H. Baker Installed as Unitarian minister
  • 1907 - 1949 : Pastor, Church of the Messiah (later Community Church of New York), New York, N.Y. (pastor emeritus after 1949)
  • 1908 - 1911 : President, Unitarian Fellowship for Social Justice
  • 1908 - 1919 : Vice president, Middle States Unitarian Conference
  • 1909 - 1964 : Vice president, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
  • 1914 - 1919 : President, Free Religious Association
  • 1015 - 1917 : Chairman, General Unitarian Conference
  • 1917 - 1918 : President, Unitarian Temperance Society
  • 1917 - 1964 : Director, American Civil Liberties Union (chairman of the board, 1939-1949)
  • 1918 - 1919 : Left Unitarianism over differences resulting from World War I
  • 1921 - 1946 : Editor, Unity, Chicago, Ill.
  • 1929: On special mission to Palestine for Jews
  • 1929 - 1938 : Chairman, City Affairs Committee of New York
  • 1929 - 1939 : President, War Resisters League
  • 1929 - 1964 : President, All World Gandhi Fellowship
  • 1933: Awarded Gottheil Medal for service to Jews
  • 1947 - 1948 : Watumull Foundation Lectureship to India
  • 1953: Published My Gandhi. New York: Harper
  • 1959: Published I Speak for Myself. New York: Harper
  • 1964, Apr. 3: Died, New York, N.Y.

From the guide to the John Haynes Holmes Papers, 1899-1983, (bulk 1935-1964), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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  • Industry
  • Birth control--United States
  • World War, 1939-1945--Refugees
  • Civil rights
  • Racism
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  • Social values--United States
  • Toleration--United States
  • Civil rights--United States
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  • Industries--United States
  • Pacifism
  • Hymns
  • Social problems--United States
  • World War, 1939-1945--Children
  • Unitarian Universalist churches--Clergy--History--Sources
  • Unitarian churches
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  • Industrial policy--United States
  • Abortion
  • Labor and laboring classes--United States
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  • Civil society--United States
  • Labor unions--United States
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  • Labor unions
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