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COLLECTION Identifier: bMS 532

Miller, Russell E. The Larger Hope: The Second Century of the Universalist Church in America from 1870 to 1970

Unedited version of The Larger Hope: The Second Century of the Universalist Church in America, 1870-1870 by Tufts University history professor and archivist Russell Elliott Miller (1916-1993).

Dates

  • 1870-1970

Extent

3 boxes

Biographical / Historical

Russell Elliott Miller (1916-1993) earned an undergraduate degree in 1937 and an MA in 1939, both from the University of Florida. He also taught at the University of Florida for a short time prior to entering the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. Following World War II, Miller earned a second masters degree from Princeton in 1958. He served on the faculty of Tufts University, as university archivist, from 1952 to 1964. In 1969, the Universalist Historical Association employed Miller to research and publish a comprehensive history of Universalism in America. Miller spent much of the rest of his life engaged in this work, eventually publishing The Larger Hope: The First Century of the Universalist Church in America, 1770-1870 in 1978. Miller's duties as Tufts University archivist also led to the publication of Light on the Hill: A History of Tufts College, 1852-1952 in 1966 and a second volume Light on the Hill: A History of Tufts College since 1952 in 1986.

Related Materials

For related collections, please see bMS 367 and bMS 373.
Title
Miller, Russell E. The Larger Hope: The Second Century of the Universalist Church in America, 1870 to 1970: A Finding Aid.
Author
Andover-Harvard Theological Library
EAD ID
div00532

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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