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COLLECTION Identifier: bMS 593

Arlington Street Church (Boston, Mass.). Records,

Mixed files of correspondence and collected resources on social and religious movements kept by the Arlington Street Church, a Unitarian Universalist church founded in 1729 by Irish immigrants who used a presbyterian form of church government. In 1786 it adopted a congregational polity.

Dates

  • 1927-1980.

Access

There are no restrictions on access to this collection.

Extent

8.75 cubic feet (25 boxes)

Mixed files of correspondence and collected resources on social and religious movements. Resource topics include: abortion; adoption; alcoholism; capital punishment; draft resistance; housing and hunger; mental health; and population control. Files also reflect congregational operations issues, including adult education; bible studies; physical plant; congregational organizations; day care; service preparations; fund-raising; investments; membership; religious education; and the congregation's relationship with the Unitarian Universalist Association.

Biographical / Historical

Unitarian Universalist church. Founded in 1729 by Irish immigrants who used a presbyterian form of church government. In 1786 it adopted a congregational polity. Known first as "the Presbyterian Church in Long Lane" and later as the Federal Street Church. In 1862 the church moved to a new building on Arlington Street in the Back Bay section of Boston, and its name became the Arlington Street Church.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposited by Arlington Street Church, 1978 and 1980

Related Materials

For related collections, please see bMS 4.
Title
Arlington Street Church (Boston, Mass.). Records, 1927-1980: Register.
Author
Andover-Harvard Theological Library
EAD ID
div00593

Repository Details

Part of the Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School Repository

Special Collections at Andover-Harvard Theological Library preserves and makes accessible primary source materials documenting the history of religion and theology, with particular historical emphasis on American liberal religious traditions. Though the historical strengths of the collections have been in the field of Christianity, other religious traditions are increasingly reflected, in step with Harvard Divinity School's evolving focus on global religious studies.

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