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COLLECTION Identifier: bMS 605

Rose, William Wallace, 1889-1969. Sound Recordings, 1958-1976.


Sound recordings of Universalist minister William Wallace Rose's sermons, speeches, and services. The recordings span 1958-1976.


  • 1958-1976.
  • 1928
  • 1945


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4 boxes

Sound recordings of Rose's sermons, speeches and services. There are also sound recordings created by and for the Rose family.

Biographical / Historical

William Wallace Rose (1889-1969) was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He received his STD from Tufts College in 1912, attended Harvard Divinity School in 1913 and Yale University in 1916, and received his DD from St. Lawrence University in 1928. Rose also received an honorary DD from the Crane Theological School of Tufts University in 1952. He was ordained to the Unitarian ministry in 1912, at South Weymouth, Massachusetts, and also served parishes in Bridgeport, Connecticut; Rochester, New York; and Lynn, Massachusetts. In 1958, he was named minister emeritus of the First Universalist Church of Lynn, Massachusetts. He was also a music composer and even had one of his compositions, "Chapel Bells," performed by the Boston Pops Orchestra in 1937. Rose is the author of When Death Takes Someone You Love (1928) and Thoughts for Today: Every-Day Resources for Living (1945), a collection of his syndicated newspaper columns on religious matters for The Item.

Related Materials

For related collections, please see bMS 458.

Rose, William Wallace, 1889-1969. Sound Recordings, 1958-1976: A Finding Aid.
Andover-Harvard Theological Library
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Repository Details

Part of the Harvard Divinity School Library, Harvard University Repository

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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