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COLLECTION Identifier: bMS 600

Hasty, Richard Spencer. Sound recording collection, 1955-1969.

Sound recording of Unitarian minister Richard Spencer Hasty, including sermons and addresses. The collection spans 1955-1969.


  • 1955-1969.


There are no restrictions on access to this collection.


6 boxes

The collection consists of sound recordings and one film strip. These materials document church services, ceremonies, and other worship and community celebrations in which Hasty was a participant. Recordings of a number of Hasty's sermons are also included.

Biographical / Historical

Richard Spencer Hasty (1928-2000) was born in Dover, New Hampshire. He received a BA from the University of New Hampshire in 1950, an STB from Harvard University in 1956, and a DMin from Andover Newton Theological School in 1989. Although raised a Methodist, Hasty was ordained a Unitarian minister in 1956. He served congregations in Fall River, Duxbury, and Springfield, Massachusetts; Portland, Maine; Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Shaker Heights, Ohio; Detroit, Michigan; and Peoria, Illinois. He was named minister emeritus of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Greater Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1998.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Richard Spencer Hasty.
Hasty, Richard Spencer. Sound recording collection, 1955-1969: A Finding Aid.
Andover-Harvard Theological Library

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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