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COLLECTION Identifier: bMS 354

Fiske, Albert Rantoul. Papers, ca. 1917-1958.


Papers of Universalist minister, Albert Rantoul Fiske, consisting mainly of sermons and addresses. The papers span ca. 1917-1958.


  • 1917-1958.
  • 1951
  • March 29, 1953


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6 boxes
The bulk of this collection consists of Fiske's sermons and addresses. The collection is arranged according to Fiske's numerical organization of his sermons and addresses. The sermons and addresses were in envelopes indicating title, place, and/or date of delivery and this information is listed below. The majority of these sermons are from his settlements in Rutland, Vermont, and Hutchison, Kansas. There is also some correspondence and other papers. Finally, there are some envelopes with titles, but no text is included. They are arranged at the end of the collection.

Note: This collection included envelopes but not texts for the following sermons:
  1. No. 75: Should We Be Fatalists? Rutland
  2. No. 110: Labor—On the Sun. Hutchinson, 1951
  3. No. 138: Notes for sermons preached in Rutland: Stars and Men; The Fear of God; The Sure Retribution for Sin; Living Successfully; Big Business
  4. No. 155: Did Jesus Plan His Crucifixion? Hutchinson, March 29, 1953
  5. No. 168: Broad Scope of Religion, Religion's All or Nothing, Rutland
  6. No. 178: Rutland and Radio: The Hope of the World; Inner Light; Vocation of the Christian
  7. No. 186: What is Spirituality (radio), The Creed of Jesus - the Original Sermon
  8. No. 206: Uncommon Sense, Hutchinson
  9. No. 210: The Gift of Spiritual Power, Southold
  10. No. 208: All Things are Yours, Rutland

Biographical / Historical

Albert Rantoul Fiske (1885-1961) was born in Newfields, New Hampshire. He attended Meadville, Canton, and Lombard Theological Schools. Fiske was ordained to the Universalist ministry in 1906, and served parishes in Sherman and Southold, New York; Rutland, Vermont; Hutchison, Kansas; and Avon, Galesburg, Rockford, and Springfield, Illinois.

Acquisition Information

Gift of the Universalist Historical Society, 1976.
Fiske, Albert Rantoul. Papers, ca. 1917-1958: 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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