Beacon Press

Alternative names

Hide Profile

The Beacon Press, a department of the Unitarian Universalist Association, traces its beginnings to 1854 when the American Unitarian Association raised $50,000 for a Book Fund Project. The AUA "issued an urgent call for liberal works that would meet the spiritual needs of the age." Until 1950, the strength of the Press was in history, biography, and a locus in religious thought and religious freedom. Melvin Arnold became the director of the Press in the late 1940s, and he transformed it into a widely recognized voice for liberal religious values. Since the late 1980s, the Beacon Press has taken on an increasingly independent institutional role as a publisher of works of fiction and non-fiction with contemporary or historical religious, social, and philosophical perspectives.

From the guide to the Beacon Press. Wendy Kaminer. Records, 2003-2008., (Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Bly, Robert. Office files of The American Poetry Review, 1972-1998. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Papers, 1878-1972. Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School
referencedIn New Directions Publishing Corp. records, ca. 1933-1997. Houghton Library
referencedIn Records, 1948-1953. Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School
referencedIn The Nation, records, 1879-1974 (inclusive), 1920-1955 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Vincent Ferrini Papers., n.d., 1949-1977. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Center.
referencedIn Paul Blanshard Papers, 1912-1979 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Ted Freedman Papers, 1926-1974 Bancroft Library
creatorOf Herskovits, Melville J. (Melville Jean), 1895-1963. Melville J. and Frances S. Herskovits papers, 1902-1972. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Beacon Press. Wendy Kaminer. Records, 2003-2008. Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School
creatorOf Jordan, June, 1936-2002. Office files : of The American Poetry Review, 1974-1980. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Presidential Papers, American Unitarian Association, 1936-1958. Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School
referencedIn Hand, Learned. Learned Hand papers. 1840-1961. Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Paul Ramsey Papers, 1934-1984 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Melville J. and Frances S. Herskovits papers, 1902-1972 The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.
referencedIn Levin, Harry. Harry Levin Papers. 1920-1995. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Papers, 1909-1968. Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School
referencedIn Arnold, Melvin. Papers, 1945-1956 (inclusive). Harvard University, Divinity School Library
referencedIn La Piana, George, 1879-1971. Papers, 1878-1972 (inclusive). Harvard University, Divinity School Library
referencedIn Horace Mann Bond Papers, 1830-1979, 1926-1972 Special Collections and University Archives, UMass Amherst Libraries
referencedIn Herbert Marcuse compositions, 1964-1971. Houghton Library
referencedIn Bernard J. Bamberger Papers., 1909-1979. The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives
referencedIn Lawrence Graham Brooks papers, 1897-1981 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Beacon Press. Correspondence, 1951-1956, from Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Joy, Charles R. (Charles Rhind), 1885-1978. Papers, 1909-1968 (inclusive). Harvard University, Divinity School Library
referencedIn Vera Zorina papers, 1910-2001 (inclusive), 1933-2001 (bulk). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Beacon Press. Correspondence to Van Wyck Brooks, 1955. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Marcuse, Herbert, 1898-1979. Herbert Marcuse compositions, 1964-1971. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Freund, Paul A. Paul A. Freund papers. 1918-1993. Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Fuller, Lon L. Lon L. Fuller papers. 1926-1977. Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Friends of the Beacon Press, Inc. Records, 1978. Harvard University, Divinity School Library
referencedIn Erik H. and Joan M. Erikson papers, 1925-1985 (inclusive) 1960-1980 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Jody Jones Hunter Collection of Works by William Styron, 1831-2001 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
creatorOf Beacon Press. Letters, 1951-1957, to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Marcuse, Herbert, 1898-1979. Office files of The American Poetry Review, 1977. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Papers, 1880-1990. Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School
referencedIn Hocking, William Ernest. William Ernest Hocking Papers. 1860-1979. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Gore Vidal papers, 1850-2020 (inclusive), 1936-2008 (bulk) Houghton Library
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Arnold, Melvin. person
associatedWith Bamberger, Bernard Jacob, 1904-1980 person
associatedWith Blanshard, Paul, 1892- person
associatedWith Bledsoe, Thomas A. person
associatedWith Bly, Robert. person
associatedWith Bond, Horace Mann, 1904-1972 person
associatedWith Brooks, Lawrence Graham, 1881-1981 person
associatedWith Deutsch, Karl W. 1912-1992. person
associatedWith Eliot, Frederick May, 1889-1958 person
correspondedWith Erikson, Erik H. (Erik Homburger), 1902-1994 person
correspondedWith Fahs, Sophia Blanche Lyon, 1876- person
correspondedWith Ferrini, Vincent. person
associatedWith Finnie, Janet. person
associatedWith Freedman, Ted person
associatedWith Friends of the Beacon Press, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Fuller, Lon L., 1902- person
associatedWith Hand, Learned, 1872-1961 person
associatedWith Herskovits, Melville J. (Melville Jean), 1895-1963. person
correspondedWith Hocking, William Ernest, 1873-1966 person
associatedWith Hunter, Jody Jones person
associatedWith Jordan, June, 1936-2002. person
associatedWith Joy, Charles R. (Charles Rhind), 1885-1978. person
associatedWith La Piana, George, 1879-1971. person
correspondedWith Levin, Harry, 1912-1994 person
associatedWith Marcuse, Herbert, 1898- person
associatedWith Marcuse, Herbert, 1898-1979. person
associatedWith Nation (New York, N.Y. : 1865). corporateBody
correspondedWith New Directions Publishing Corp. corporateBody
associatedWith Paul A. Freund person
correspondedWith Ramsey, Paul person
associatedWith Unitarian Service Committee. corporateBody
correspondedWith Vidal, Gore, 1925- person
associatedWith Wendy Kaminer. person
associatedWith Wyckoff, Joanne. person
correspondedWith Zorina, Vera. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Subject
Occupation
Function

Corporate Body

Information

Permalink: http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6032njn

Ark ID: w6032njn

SNAC ID: 50601935