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COLLECTION Identifier: bMS 648

Hersey, Harry Adams, 1870-1950. Records, 1895-1958.

Papers of Universalist minister Harry Adams Hersey, including addresses, correspondence, sermons, papers, and writings. The papers span 1895-1958.


  • 1895-1958.
  • 1947


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7 boxes

This collection includes Hersey's sermons and addresses, both arranged chronologically; graduate studies papers; correspondence; and writings published in the Universalist Leader and Christian Leader. There is also source material, arranged alphabetically by topic.

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.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Helen Hersey Dick, 1993.

Related Materials

For related collections, please see bMS 561.
Hersey, Harry Adams, 1870-1950. Papers, 1895-1958: 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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