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COLLECTION Identifier: bMS 1451

Hopper, Leon. Papers, 1948-1994.

Collected papers of Leon Hopper's activities with Unitarian Universalist ministry and organizations, including the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association and Liberal Religious Youth. Records of these organizations include meeting minutes and agenda, correspondence and reports. Other records in the collection relate to the Unitarian Universalist Black Affairs Caucus and the Transylvania Unitarian Ministers Network as well as to various youth organizations worldwide.

Dates

  • 1948-1994.

Access

There are no restrictions on access to this collection.

Extent

1 collection (3.5 cubic feet (10 boxes))

Collection includes documentation of the Reverend Hopper's activities with Unitarian Universalist ministries and organizations, including the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association and Liberal Religious Youth. Records of these organizations include meeting minutes and agenda, correspondence and reports. Other records in the collection relate to the Unitarian Universalist Black Affairs Caucus and the Transylvania Unitarian Ministers Network, as well as to various youth organizations worldwide.

Biographical / Historical

Charles Leon Hopper, Jr., was born on February 21, 1927, in Seattle, Washington. He was ordained to the Unitarian ministry on June 18, 1954, by the First Congregational Parish Unitarian, Petersham, Massachusetts. His ministries include: First Congregational Parish Unitarian, Petersham, Massachusetts (1953-1957); Executive Director Liberal Religious Youth,Boston, Massachusetts (1957-1963); Jefferson Unitarian Church, Golden, Colorado (1963-1976); UUA Director for Ministerial Education, Boston, Massachusetts (1976-1981); East Shore Unitarian Church, Bellevue, Washington (1981-1992). He served as president of the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association, first president of the Unitarian Universalist Partner Church Council, and chair of the Board of Trustees of Meadville/Lombard and as a member of the UUA Board of Trustees. He received the UUA Distinguished Service Award (1998) and the Lewis C. Cornish Award for contributions to international partnerships by the UU Partner Church Council (2001).

Acquisition Information

Donated by Leon Hopper in 1995.

General note

The number after the slash in each entry in the following list indicates the box number, and the number in parentheses is the folder number.
Title
Hopper, Leon. Papers, 1948-1994: A Finding Aid.
Author
Andover-Harvard Theological Library
EAD ID
div01451

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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