Hersey, Harry Adams, 1870-1950. Papers, 1895-1958.
Papers of Universalist minister Harry Adams Hersey, including sermons, addresses, correspondence, and writings. The papers span 1895-1958.
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This collection contains Hersey's sermons, addresses, correspondence, and writings published in the Universalist Leader and Christian Leader. Publicity material from the Young People's Christian Union (YPCU) and the Connecticut Universalist Convention is also included.
Biographical / Historical
Harry Adams Hersey (1870-1950) attended Tufts College and Tufts' Crane Theological School, receiving his BA in 1903, his BD in 1906, and then his MA. Hersey served churches in Stafford, Connecticut; West Somerville, Massachusetts; Caribou, Maine; Muncie, Indiana; Canton, New York; and Danbury, Connecticut. During his pastorates, he was devoted to temperance issues and lectured on the subject at various schools, colleges, and churches. In 1947, he published History of Music at Tufts College, and received an honorary doctor of divinity degree from the college.
Gift of Helen Hersey Dick, 1993.
- Hersey, Harry Adams, 1870-1950. Papers, 1895-1958: A Finding Aid.
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Special Collections at Harvard Divinity School 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. Known as Andover-Harvard Theological Library since 1911, it was renamed the Harvard Divinity School Library in 2021.
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