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COLLECTION Identifier: bMS 477

Church of the Disciples (Boston, Mass.). Records, 1863-1950


Miscellaneous church records, including legal papers (1868-1950) and Alliance Study Programs (1890-1941). Also interior photograph of the church.


  • 1863-1950

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on access to this collection.


2 boxes

This collection consists of miscellaneous church records, including legal papers (1868-1950) and Alliance Study Programs (1890-1941). Also includes an interior photograph of the church.

Biographical / Historical

The Church of the Disciples was founded April 27, 1841, by James Freeman Clark. It united with the Indiana Street Church in 1855. The chapel in Freeman Place was dedicated March 15, 1848. The church united with the Arlington Street Church in 1942. Ministers: 1841-1888, James Freeman Clarke; 1889-1912, Charles Gordon Ames; 1911-1938, Abraham Mitre Rihbany.


Organized into the following series:

  1. Series I. Legal papers
  2. Series II. Miscellaneous records

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the Arlington Street Church. Architectural plan located in bMS 477/2 was purchased from G.R. Goodman, St. Croix Antiquarian Books, 2013

Related Materials

For related collection, please see bMS 3 .

Processing Information

Processed by Alan Seaburg, 1982.

Church of the Disciples (Boston, Mass.). Records, 1863-1950 (bMS 477): Register
Andover-Harvard Theological Library
Language of description

Repository Details

Part of the Harvard Divinity School Library, Harvard University Repository

Special Collections at Harvard Divinity School 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. Known as Andover-Harvard Theological Library since 1911, it was renamed the Harvard Divinity School Library in 2021.

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