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COLLECTION Identifier: bMS 642

Bruner, Edna P. Papers, 1929-1980.

Papers of Edna P. Bruner, field worker for the Universalist Church of America, the Council of Liberal Churches, and the Unitarian Universalist Association, including sermons, religious education field reports and notes, and general correspondence.

Dates

  • 1929-1980.

Access

There are no restrictions on access to this collection.

Extent

29 boxes

The bulk of the collection consists of sermons given between 1929 and 1980, many of which were delivered at the First Universalist Church, Waterloo, Iowa; the First Universalist Church, Canton, New York; and the First Parish Unitarian, Kennebunk, Maine. Also included are general correspondence and notes, plus field reports (1942-1967) for the Universalist Church of America, the Council of Liberal Churches, and the Unitarian Universalist Association

Biographical / Historical

The Rev. Edna P. Bruner received her BA and BD from St. Lawrence University in 1929 and 1931, respectively. She was the minister at the First Universalist Church, Waterloo, Iowa, from 1931 to 1941. From 1940 to 1968, Bruner was a general field worker for the Universalist Church of America, the Council of Liberal Churches, and the Unitarian Universalist Association. She held two other ministerial positions at the First Universalist Church, Canton, New York (1945-1950), and the First Parish Unitarian, Kennebunk, Maine (1968-1973). Bruner also worked as the director of the Department of Education for the Universalist Church of America from 1952 to 1954.

Arrangement

Organized into the following series:
  1. Series I. Calendars
  2. Series II. Correspondence
  3. Series III. Field reports
  4. Series IV. Sermons
  5. Series V. Subject file: biographical
  6. Series VI. Subject file: general
Title
Bruner, Edna P. Papers, 1929-1980: A Finding Aid.
Author
Andover-Harvard Theological Library
EAD ID
div00642

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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