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COLLECTION Identifier: bMS 160

Scott, Harold, 1892-1965. Papers, 1917-1965.

Papers of Unitarian minister Harold Scott, including writings, correspondence, radio addresses, church newsletters, and scrapbooks. The papers span 1917-1965.


  • 1917-1965.


There are no restrictions on access to this collection.


5 boxes

This collection is divided into five series. Series I contains writings by Scott, including his theses for his MA and ThD degrees. Series II is correspondence, mainly to his nephew Peter Scott. Series III consists of Scott's typescript radio addresses, arranged chronologically. Many of the addresses are also annotated. Series IV contains church newsletters from the various pastorates held by Scott, arranged chronologically. Series V is a collection of scrapbooks. They include photographs and clippings on Scott.

Biographical / Historical

Harold Guy Don Scott (1892-1965) was born in Newport, Vermont. He graduated from Alabama Polytechnic University (now Auburn University) with a BS in 1931 and an MS in 1932. He studied theology at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado, and graduated with a ThM in 1935 and a ThD in 1938. He was ordained a Unitarian minister at Old Town, Maine, in 1917. He served parishes in Old Town, Maine (1916-1918); St. Johnsbury, Vermont (1918-1920); Cincinnati, Ohio (1920-1921); Camp Hill, Alabama (1926-1932); Denver, Colorado (1933-1935); Fort Collins, Colorado (1935-1940); Flint, Michigan (1940-1945); Miami, Florida (1945-1946); Worcester, Massachusetts (1947-1950); Salt Lake City, Utah (1950-1960); Cambridge, Massachusetts (1960-1962); and Kennebunk, Maine (1962-1965). During his pastorate at Fort Collins, Colorado, he also served as a sociology instructor at Colorado State College. Scott is also the author of Theological Terms in the Light of Modern Scholarship (1944) and Our Bible Heritage (1958).


Organized into the following series:
  1. Series I. Writings
  2. Series II. Correspondence
  3. Series III. Radio addresses
  4. Series IV. Church newsletters
  5. Series V. Scrapbooks

Related Materials

For audio recordings of Scott's radio addresses, please see bMS 15018.
Scott, Harold, 1892-1965. Papers, 1917-1965: 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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