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COLLECTION Identifier: bMS 653

Tripp, Arthur Hamilton. Papers, 1949-1953.

Papers of Unitarian minister Arthur Hamilton Tripp, including correspondence, notes, and orders of service. The papers span 1949-1953.


  • 1949-1953


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This collection contains letters from Tripp to his congregation, as well as personal correspondence, 1949-1953, to Tripp from Lyman V. Rutledge, Duncan Howlett, and members of his congregation among others. The collection also contains Tripp's notes for a marriage service, service programs, 1952-1953, with typed critiques and feedback from parishioners on the reverse, and marriage counseling materials.

Biographical / Historical

Arthur Hamilton Tripp (1924-1964) was born in Fairhaven, Massachusetts. He received his B.A. and B.S. in theology from Crane Theological School at Tufts University in 1946 and was ordained a Unitarian minister in 1947. He served the First Congregational Unitarian Church, Harvard, Massachusetts from 1947 to 1950 and in 1954, he became associate minister to Dana McLean Greeley at Arlington Street Church in Boston. He also served the Channing Unitarian Church in Rockland and the First Church in Belmont, Massachusetts; and the First Unitarian Church of Columbus, Ohio. Tripp was the president of the New England Unitarian Ministers' Association and the Crane Theological School Alumni Association, the director of the Massachusetts Society for Social Health, and vice-president of the New England branch of the United World Federalists.
Tripp, Arthur Hamilton, 1924-1964. Papers, 1949-1953: 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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