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COLLECTION Identifier: bMS 117

Gale, Bradford Eugene. Papers, 1923-1972.

Papers of Unitarian minister Bradford Eugene Gale (1907-1972) including sermons, lectures, letters, worship material, biographical material, and other items.


  • 1923-1972.


14 boxes

Biographical / Historical

Bradford Eugene Gale (1907-1972) was born in Clinton, Massachusetts. He attended Tufts University and received his AB in 1932, his STB in 1934, and an honorary DD in 1949. He also attended Harvard Divinity School from 1933 to 1935 for graduate studies. In 1934, he was ordained as a Unitarian minister in Lincoln, Massachusetts, and held a ministerial position at the Lincoln Unitarian Church for a year. Gale then served at the First Congregational Society in Salem, Massachusetts, from 1935 to 1958; and at the United First Parish Church in Quincy, Massachusetts, from 1958 to 1971. He was also the editor of Contemporary Accents in Liberal Religion 1960. In 1971, Gale was appointed director of the Office of Deferred Giving at the Unitarian Universalist Association. He died in Boston, Massachusetts, at the age of 64.


Organized into the following series:
  1. Series I. Sermons, 1934-1972
  2. Series II. Lectures, 1964
  3. Series III. Letters, 1935-1972
  4. Series IV. Worship material
  5. Series V. Biographical file
  6. Series VI. Miscellaneous file
Gale, Bradford Eugene. Papers: 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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