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COLLECTION Identifier: bMS 304

Williams, John Enoch. Papers, 1919-1972.

Papers of Universalist John Enoch Williams, relating to the various positions held within the Universalist Convention of North Carolina. The papers span 1919-1972.


  • 1919-1972.
  • 1927-1978
  • 1927-1938


There are no restrictions on access to this collection.


2 boxes

The bulk of this collection consists of the records of the Universalist Convention of North Carolina, Inc., 1927-1978. There are also letters from the Universalist General Convention, 1927-1938, and information on churches in North Carolina. Finally, there are materials that include information on Universalism in North Carolina, as well some biographical information on Williams.

Biographical / Historical

John Enoch Williams (1877-1976) held many positions in the Universalist Convention of North Carolina. He served as secretary-treasurer in 1915, 1916, 1920, and 1922; he was president from 1925 to 1928; first vice president from 1929 to 1932; trustee in 1924, 1933 to 1934; and he was secretary in 1913, and from 1936 to 1943. He is the author of A History of Universalism in North Carolina (1968).


Organized into the following series:
  1. Series I. Universalist Convention of North Carolina, Inc.
  2. Series II. The Universalist General Convention
  3. Series III. Churches
  4. Series IV. Miscellaneous

Acquisition Information

Gift of Nita W. Dunn, 1979.

Related Materials

For related collection, please see the papers of Mary Canfield Grace, bMS 372.
Williams, John Enoch. Papers, 1919-1972: 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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