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COLLECTION Identifier: bMS 523

Dudleian Lecture at Harvard University. Minutes of Trustees, 1830-1984.

Scope and Contents

This record book contains the minutes of the meetings of the trustees of the Dudleian Lecture. These minutes include a record of who was present at each meeting, and who was selected to give each lecture. A list of the Dudleian lecturers from 1755 to 1988 is also included.


  • 1830-1984

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on access to this collection.


1 volume

Biographical / Historical

The Dudleian lecture, endowed by Paul Dudley in 1750, is the oldest endowed lecture at Harvard University. Dudley specified that the lecture should be given once a year, and that the topics of the lectures should rotate among four themes: natural religion, revealed religion, the Romish church, and the validity of the ordination of ministers. The first lecture was given in 1755, and it continues to the present day.
Dudleian Lecture at Harvard University, Minutes of Trustees, 1830-1984.

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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