Presidential Papers, American Unitarian Association, 1936-1958.


Presidential Papers, American Unitarian Association, 1936-1958.

Unitarian minister Frederick May Eliot was president of the AmericanUnitarian Association from 1937 to 1958. The collection contains correspondence ofFrederick May Eliot with Unitarian ministers, including A. Powell Davies and StephenHole Fritchman; correspondence with Unitarian churches; material dealing with theBeacon Press and the Christian Register; material dealing with committees andcommissions of the American Unitarian Association and related organizations;correspondence with non-Unitarians (Eleanor Roosevelt, Adlai Stevenson, Willard L.Sperry, Leverett Saltonstall, T.S. Eliot, et al.); and some personal papers.

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The Society for the Promotion of Theological Education at Harvard University was founded in 1816, and designed to foster the teaching of theology at Harvard and to provide financial assistance to students. The Society raised the money to build Divinity Hall which was dedicated in 1826. From 1824 to 1831 it took general direction of the Divinity School at Harvard. In 1831 it severed its official connection with the University and was reorganized as the Society for Promoting Theological Education....

Blake, Berkeley B. (person)

Grieve, George J. G. (person)

Unitarian Service Committee (corporateBody)

The Unitarian Service Committee (USC) was formed as a standing committee of the American Unitarian Association in May 1940. Its purpose was to investigate opportunities in America and abroad for humanitarian service. During and after World War II, the Unitarian Service Committee aided hundreds of displaced persons in occupied countries, allowing many of them to find passage to the United States. The present-day Unitarian Universalist Service Committee continues to endeavor to advance human right...

Hitchen, Herbert (person)

Hitchen (1874-1979) was born in Norland, Yorkshire. He was pastor of the Unitarian Church of Northampton, Mass., 1958-1966, and was a avid collector of Irish literature. From the description of Herbert Hitchen Irish collection, 1908-1970. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 52753558 ...

Palmer, Raymond E. (person)

Rowe, Mortimer, 1879-1964 (person)

Burton, Harold H. (person)

Harold Hitz Burton (1888-1964) was born in Jamaica Plains, Massachusetts. His father, Alfred E. Burton, was a scientist and dean of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Burton entered Bowdoin College in 1905 and established an excellent record as a student and athlete. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1909 and enrolled in Harvard Law School, receiving his degree there in 1912. Burton first came to Cleveland, Ohio in 1911 while still a student at Harvard, ...

O'Brian, Delos. (person)

Theodore Roosevelt Centennial Commission (corporateBody)

Graham, Arthur R. (person)

Fritchman, Stephen H. (Stephen Hole), 1902- (person)

Stephen Fritchman (1902-1981) was born in Cleveland, Ohio. He received an AB degree from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1924, a BD from Union Theological Seminary in 1927, and an MA from New York University in 1929. He was ordained in the Methodist Church in 1929 but left that denomination and was ordained as a Unitarian minister in 1930 in Petersham, Massachusetts. He held ministerial settlements in Massachusetts, Maine, and California. He was executive director of the Unitarian Youth Commission f...

Smith, Ellsworth M. (person)

Petrie, John (person)

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Cahill, Edward A. (person)

Palmerlee, Marvin G. (person)

Davis, Early C. (person)

First Parish, Cambridge, MA (corporateBody)

Taylor, Floyd J. (person)

Jones, Robert W. (person)

Commission on Unitarian Inter-Group Relations (corporateBody)

Johnson, Halldor E. (person)

Meadville Theological School (corporateBody)

Patterson, George F. (person)

Campbell, Francis F. (person)

Sparrow, Eugene. (person)

Perkins, William Henry. (person)

Hawes, Oscar B. (person)

Unitarian Ministers Association (corporateBody)

Massachusetts Senate (corporateBody)

Unitarian Christian Fellowship (corporateBody)

Cummins, Robert A., 1944- (person)

Hammond, William D. (person)

Jenkins, William P. (person)

Davies, A. Powell (person)

American humanist association (corporateBody)

Charles, J. Burdette. (person)

Crothers, Samuel McChord, 1857-1927 (person)

Unitarian minister. A.B. Princeton, 1874. Graduated from Union Theological Seminary, 1877. Ordained a Presbyterian minister in 1877 and served churches in Nevada and California (1877-1881). He became a Unitarian and served churches in Brattleboro, Vt. (1882-1886) and St. Paul, Minn. (1886-1894). In 1894 he became minister at the First Parish in Cambridge, Mass., serving until his death in 1927. He was the author of several popular volumes of essays. From the description of Sermons, 1...

Cairns, Fred I., 1907- (person)

Raible, Robert. (person)

Lewis, Frederick R. (person)

Sonen, Robert W. (person)

UNESCO (corporateBody)

Weary, Gerald F. (person)

Marean, Parker E. (person)

Potter, Charles Francis (person)

Adamson, Gordon. (person)

Clark, Benjamin Harvey. (person)

Kierkegaard, Miss Gudrun. (person)

Peterson, Abbot, Jr. (person)

Mendelssohn, Jack. (person)

Tileston, Frederick Mitchell. (person)

Pacific Coast Unitarian Council (corporateBody)

Vatican (corporateBody)

Unitarian Emergency Service Council. (corporateBody)

Fisher, John O. (person)

Dawson, J. M. (person)

Teagarden, J. B. Hollis. (person)

Arnold, Melvin (person)

Melvin Luxton Arnold (1913-2000) was born in Portland, Oregon to Daniel and Letitia Luxton Arnold. While attending Franklin High School, he secured a position with The News Telegram ( Portland, Oregon ) which was the beginning of a long and distinguished publishing career. Arnold married Valerie Hendricksen and had one child, Alexandra, born in 1933. In 1946 he became the director of the Beacon Press, the Unitarian publishing house, and he transformed it into a widely recognized voi...

Walker, Kenneth C. (person)

Davis, George (person)

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Gale, Bradford E. (person)

Nielson, Carl M. (person)

Storm, Carl (person)

Gilbert, Rudolph W. (person)

Pioli, Professor Giovanni. (person)

Doremus, Robert P. (person)

Rev. Horace Westwood (person)

All Souls Church (corporateBody)

Meserve, Harry C. (person)

Huff, Richard (person)

Schlater, Francis C. (person)

Pedersen, Walter. (person)

Smudski, J. Robert. (person)

Ross, Floyd Hiatt. (person)

Bath, Robert J. (person)

Stoddard, George. (person)

Bolster, Charles S. (person)

Petersson, Philip. (person)

Eliot, William G. (William Greenleaf), 1866-1956 (person)

William Greenleaf Eliot, Jr. served as minister of the First Unitarian Church in Portland, Oregon from 1906 until his retirement in 1934. His father, Thomas Lamb Eliot, held the same post from 1867 to 1893. Prior to his tenure in Portland, W.G. Eliot, Jr. held ministerial appointments in Seattle, San Francisco, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. From the description of Papers, 1861-1928. (Oregon Historical Society Research Library). WorldCat record id: 35797766 From the description o...

Piekson, Mrs. George W. (person)

Clark, John Ruskin, 1911- (person)

Marshall, James J. (person)

Davies, A. Powell (person)

Bose, Vilmar K. (person)

Stone, Clarence R. (Clarence Robert), 1882- (person)

Foreman, research and engineering. From the description of Reminiscences of Clarence L. Stone : oral history, 1974. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122376700 ...

Girelius, Charles G. (person)

Lee, E. George. (person)

Washington Ethical Society (corporateBody)

World Parliament of Religions. (corporateBody)

Roxbury Latin School (corporateBody)

Begun, Hurley. (person)

Schwenk, Emerson S. (person)

Swisher, Walter Samuel, 1882-1967 (person)

Bacon, Silas H. (person)

Steven, Robert S. (person)

Sutherland, Malcolm (person)

Bartlett, Josiah R. (Josiah Reed), -1997 (person)

Holloway, W. Ruppert. (person)

Bliss, Paul Franklin. (person)

Wilson, John H. (person)

Saint Ivanyi, Alexander. (person)

Henricksen, Alfred J. N. (person)

Staples, Lawrence. (person)

Van Passen, Pierre. (person)

Roy, Ralph Lloyd. (person)

Miller, Robert S. (Robert Stevens) (person)

Merrill, Boynton (person)

Lyttle, Charles Harold (person)

Fadiman, Clifton, 1904-1999 (person)

Translator, anthologist, author, and radio and TV entertainer. Full name Clifton Paul Fadiman. From the description of Papers of Clifton Fadiman, 1952-1964. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71068775 Author, literary critic. From the description of Reminiscences of Clifton Fadiman : oral history, 1955. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122411663 Writer, editor. Fadiman worked on many projects for the...

Laymen's League (corporateBody)

Wilbur, Earl Morse (person)

Biographical/Historical Description Earl Morse Wilbur (1866 - 1956) was born in Jericho, Vermont; elder of the two sons of LaFayette Wilbur, a lawyer, and Mercy Jane Morse Wilbur. He graduated from the University of Vermont with an A.B., 1886 (valedictorian, Phi Beta Kappa). For one year he taught at the Mt. Beacon Academy in New York before entering Harvard Divinity School. He received both the S.T. B. from the Divinity School and the A.M. f...

Nash, Philip C. (person)

Weston, Ross. (person)

Henry, Richard (person)

Walsh, Warren B. (person)

Carl Wetherell. (person)

Pennington, Leslie T. (Leslie Talbot), 1899-1974 (person)

Unitarian minister. A.B. Earlham College, 1922; S.T.B. Harvard Divinity School, 1926. Minister in Lincoln, Mass. (1925-1928); Braintree, Mass. (1928-1932); Ithaca, N.Y. (1932-1935); Cambridge, Mass. (1935-1944); Chicago, Ill. (1944-1962); West Newton, Mass. (1962-1968). From the description of Correspondence, 1935-1944 (inclusive). (Harvard University, Divinity School Library). WorldCat record id: 269369123 Leslie Talbot Pennington (1899-1974) graduated from Earlham College ...

Wicks, Frank S. C. (person)

Gredler, Hazel Rogers (person)

Stultz, Irving W. (person)

Walker, Joseph T. (person)

Reese, Curtis W. (Curtis Williford), 1887- (person)

Wellman, Charles. (person)

Taylor, John W. (person)

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Moore, Arthur Newell. (person)

McKinney, William Lord. (person)

Hale, Clayton Brooks. (person)

Minda, Albert Greenberg, 1895- (person)

Scholefield, Harry Barron (person)

Wilcox, Edward B. (person)

Bates, Merrill Otis. (person)

Jacks, L.P. (Lawrence Pearsall), 1860-1955 (person)

Jones, Walter Royal. (person)

Foote, Henry Wilder, 1838-1889 (person)

Williams, George H. (person)

Vogt, Von Ogden. (person)

Unitarian Layman's League. (corporateBody)

Ricker, Frank G. (person)

Lloyd-Jones, Richard (person)

Lt. William White (person)

Planned Parenthood (corporateBody)

Sharp, Waitstill, 1902-1984 (person)

Hutchinson, Paul (person)

Kuebler, Ernest W. (Ernest William), 1903-1992 (person)

Ernest William Kuebler (1903-1992) graduated from Kansas City Junior College in 1923, Boston University in 1929, and Yale Divinity School in 1932. He was ordained to the Unitarian ministry in King's Chapel (Boston) in 1933. He served the American Unitarian Association as director of the Religious Education Department from 1935 to 1949, as executive vice president from 1949 to 1954, and as executive director of the Council of Liberal Churches from 1954 to1961. From 1945 to 1949 he was the preside...

National Council of American-Soviet Friendship (U.S.) (corporateBody)

Founded in 1943, the National Council and its various branches promoted educational activities, peace programs and cultural exchanges between American and Soviet citizens, involving peace coalitions from both countries. The Council's purpose was to overcome politicized separations during the period which became known as the Cold War. The Council successfully fought a court case, overcoming assertions that the group was composed of Communist sympathizers. From the description of Colle...

Gray-Smith, Roland. (person)

Olsen, Arthur W. (person)

Universalist Church of America (corporateBody)

Robert Cummins ( 1897-1982 ) was born in Sidney, Ohio . He received a BA from Miami University in 1919, an MA from the University of Cincinnati in 1921, and a ThM from the University of Southern California in 1937 . He was ordained a Universalist minister in 1926 . Cummins began his career as a teacher at the Boon-It Institute in Bangkok, Thailand . He returned to the United States in the early 1920s and served pastorates in Milford, Newton, and Montgomery, Ohio, before settling in Cincinnati in...

Hanson, Miles, Jr. (person)

Westherly, Arthur L. (person)

Ames, Charles Lesley (person)

Charles Lesley Ames began collecting materials in all bibliographic formats on the British-Indian interaction after a trip to England in 1908. The manuscript portion of his library reflects his interest in official relations between the two cultures and is particularly rich in holdings of the writings of Governors-General and Viceroys, as well an numerous government agencies and the East India Company. From the description of Ames Library manuscript collection, 1627-1978 (bulk 1758-1...

Massachusetts Bible Society (corporateBody)

Mackay, George (person)

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Kuch, Richard. (person)

Eliot, Frederick May, 1889-1958 (person)

Frederick May Eliot (1889-1958) was born in Boston and graduated Harvard College with an AB in 1911 and an AM in 1912. He was a Harvard College instructor of government in 1912-1913 and attended Harvard Divinity School from 1912 to 1915. He was ordained to the Unitarian ministry in 1915 at the First Parish in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and also served at the Unity Church in St. Paul, Minnesota. He served as president of the Young People's Religious Union from 1916 to 1918 and served as an army ch...

McPherson, John (person)

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Borgford, Helgi I. S. (person)

Marsh, Daniel L. (Daniel Lash), 1880-1968 (person)

Fisher, Carleton. (person)

Bentley, William Perry. (person)

Wahlstrom, Frank A. (person)

Sabin, Raymond A. (person)

Seaward, Carl A. (person)

Daniels, Edward Perry (person)

Lion, Felix Danforth. (person)

Barth, Ramona. (person)

Hansen, Emil B. (person)

Kovar, N. F (person)

Gudmundson, Emil V. (person)

Bradley, Preston. (person)

Rosenberger, Andrew. (person)

Beacon Press (corporateBody)

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 wi...

Foote, Arthur (person)

Gardner, George K. (George Knowles), 1891- (person)

Gardner graduated from Harvard in 1912 and taught law at Harvard. From the description of Papers of George K. Gardner, 1935-1956 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76973044 ...

Dawes, Irving. (person)

Commission on Intercultural Relations. (corporateBody)

Holmes, John Haynes, 1879-1964 (person)

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...

Smith, Frank C. (Frank Charles), 1862- (person)

Macdonald, James W. (person)

Saunderson, Henry Hallam (person)

Banoff, Harry. (person)

Abbott, Lawrence W. (person)

Ohrenstein, Edward W. (person)

Land, Leon Rosser. (person)

Williams, David Rhys, 1890-1970 (person)

Philbrick, Harbert A. (person)

Canfield, Glenn O. (person)

Killam, Robert. (person)

Starr King School for the Ministry (corporateBody)

Bush, W. Wallace. (person)

Lothrop, Donald. (person)

Samsom, Peter. (person)

Reid, William R. (person)

Hobart, Alfred W. (person)

Carnes, Paul N. (person)

Foundation for Character Education (corporateBody)

Hanson, P. J. (person)

Mudge, Mrs. Alfred E. (person)

Woods, James H. (person)

Thaw, Arnold. (person)

Johnston, J. Donald. (person)