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COLLECTION Identifier: bMS 369

Records, 1862-1961.

Records of the Universalist Publishing House including correspondence, financial records, and photographs. The records span 1862-1961.


  • 1862-1961.


There are no restrictions on access to this collection.


36 boxes

This chronological series of records includes minutes of meetings of the board of directors and of the annual meetings of the board of trustees. Reports of the treasurer and the manager are included on an irregular basis. Also included are various committee reports and some correspondence bearing directly on the meetings or reports given. The collection also includes photographs: Ministers and groups, boxes 26-30; Churches, arranged according to state, includes some Canadian churches, boxes 30-33; Japan Mission, box 33; and Universalist Service Committee photographs, box 34. The Service Committee photographs document the work of the Committee in children's homes and work camps in Europe after World War II.

Biographical / Historical

The Universalist Publishing House was organized in 1862 and incorporated in 1872. It published The Christian Leader and The Sunday School Helper Series, among other periodicals and books.


Organized into the following series:
  1. Series I. General records
  2. Series II. Financial records and correspondence
  3. Series III. Christian Leader/Universalist Leader
  4. Series IV. Administrative correspondence
  5. Series V. General correspondence
  6. Series VI. Book publications
  7. Series VII. Photographs
  8. Series VIII. Japan mission
  9. Series IX. Universalist Service Committee
  10. Series X. Miscellaneous

Related Materials

For related collection, please see bMS 506.

General note

Portions of this collection have been digitized for a collaborative project with the U.S. Holocaust Museum and the Centre de Documentation Juive Contemporaine (CDJC), France. Those items have a "See digital image" link.
Universalist Publishing House. Records, 1862-1961: 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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