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COLLECTION Identifier: bMS 507

Cutler, Wolcott. Papers, 1901-1964.

Papers of Episcopal minister Wolcott Cutler including articles and essays, 1937-1961; special correspondence on controversy surrounding flags in the church, 1943-1945, the John Howard Melish case, 1949-1956, the William Roger Rice case, 1941-1954; general correspondence; and scrapbook, 1901-1960, including material about St. John's Church, Charlestown, Mass.

Dates

  • 1901-1964.

Access

There are no restrictions on access to this collection.

Extent

4 boxes

This collection consists of articles and essays, 1937-1961; special correspondence on controversy surrounding flags in the church, 1943-1945, the John Howard Melish case, 1949-1956, and the William Roger Rice case, 1941-1954; general correspondence; and a scrapbook, 1901-1960, including material about St. John's Church, Charlestown, Mass.

Biographical / Historical

Wolcott Cutler (1891-1965) attended Harvard University and served as curate in three New York City parishes. He then went on to serve as rector of St. John's Episcopal Church in Charlestown, Massachusetts, from 1924 to 1959. In 1927, Cutler started Wings of Love, the St. John's monthly newsletter. Cutler was a conscientious objector to World War II, as well as an avid photographer who donated over 1,000 photographs of the city to the Boston Public Library.

Arrangement

Organized into the following series:
  1. Series I. Index to diaries and letters to James R. Tanis
  2. Series II. Articles and essays
  3. Series III. Special correspondence: subject - flags, 1943-1945
  4. Series IV. Special correspondence: subject - John Howard Melish case, "Freedom of the Pulpit," 1949-1956
  5. Series V. Special correspondence: cubject - William Roger Rice case, 1941-1959
  6. Series VI. Special correspondence: individual letters
  7. Series VII. General correspondence
  8. Series VIII. Unidentified correspondence
  9. Series IX. Notes
  10. Series X. Scrapbook
Title
Cutler, Wolcott, 1891-1965. Papers, 1901-1964: A Finding Aid.
Author
Andover-Harvard Theological Library
EAD ID
div00507

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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