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COLLECTION Identifier: bMS 194

Haney, Robert W. Papers, 1953-2002.

Collection consists of sermons written by Unitarian Universalist minister Robert W. Haney.


  • 1953-2002


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19 boxes

This collection contains sermons written by Haney, as well as a few of his other writings and some ministerial material. The sermons fall into two parts, the first being what he called his early sermons, which are filed chronologically from 1953-1971. The rest of the sermons are arranged alphabetically, covering the time span of 1969-2000. Most of the sermons are in envelopes which include orders of service, handwritten notes, correspondence, and clippings from newspapers and magazines. The ministerial materials contain thank you notes, funeral cards, wedding invitations, clippings, and one photograph of Haney baptizing a child.

Biographical / Historical

Robert William Haney (October 1, 1934-August 14, 2005) was born in Fall River, Massachusetts. He received his AB from Harvard College in 1952 and BD from Harvard Divinity School in 1959. He was ordained a Unitarian Universalist minister on January 10, 1960 by the Society of the First Church in Boston. Haney served the First and Second Church in Boston (1960-1981) and the Theodore Parker Unitarian Church in West Roxbury, Massachusetts from 1981 until his retirement in 2001, when he was named Minister Emeritus. Rev. Haney taught courses in religion, philosophy, and history at Emerson College from 1965 to 1975. He is the author of Comstockery in America: Patterns of Censorship and Control (1960).

Acquisition Information

Gift of Unitarian Universalist Theodore Parker Church, 2013.

Processing Information

Processed by Tamira Beth Stevens, March 2014.
Link to catalog
Haney, Robert W. Papers, 1953-2002: 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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