4 linear feet (4 boxes)
Biographical / Historical
In 1969 he was appointed field education supervisor at Harvard Divinity School, and over the course of his career more than sixty future ministers interned with him at First Church. Williams was president of the Unitarian Historical Society from 1960 to 1975; president of the Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry/Benevolent Fraternity of Unitarian Churches from 1991 to 1999; president of the Ministerial Association from 1968 to 1970; and president of the Society for Ministerial Relief from 1975 to 2003. He was president and then vice president of the Evangelical Missionary Society from 1965 until 2003. From 1975 to 2003 he was vice president and president of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel among Indians and Others in North America. His book Triumphant Living: Sermons from Five Decades Celebrating the Liberal Gospel was published in 2003.
- Series I. Biographical material
- Series II. Unitarian Church in Charleston, South Carolina
- Series III. First Church in Boston, Massachusetts
- Series IV. Services in other congregations
- Williams, Rhys. Papers, 1951-2003: A Finding Aid.
- Andover-Harvard Theological Library
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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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