Pierce, Richard D. (Richard Donald), 1915-1973. Papers, 1728-1973.
Biographical / Historical
He received an SB from Simmons College in 1946, a PhD from Boston University the same year, and an STM from Harvard Divinity School in 1948. He spent most of his academic life at Emerson College in Boston, joining the history faculty in 1947, and becoming Dean of the Chapel in the same year. He was Chair of the Faculty from 1952-1958, and Dean of the College from 1958-1973.
He prepared and edited the Records of the First Church in Boston, 1630-1867, which was published in 1961, and also edited the Records of the First Church in Salem, published in 1974. He belonged to the First and Second Church in Boston, but preached often in various churches over the course of his career.
- Series I. Biographical and personal material
- Series II. Academic material
- Series III. Religious and philanthropic material
- Pierce, Richard D. (Richard Donald), 1915-1973. Papers, 1728-1973: A Finding Aid.
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