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COLLECTION Identifier: bMS 533

Carnes, Paul Nathaniel, 1921-1979. Papers, 1951-1982.

Papers of Unitarian minister Paul Nathaniel Carnes, including sermons, worship material, correspondence, writings, and biographical material. There is also information on Carnes's candidacy for president of the UUA. The papers span 1951-1982.

Dates

  • 1951-1982.

Access

There are no restrictions on access to this collection.

Extent

12 boxes

This collection consists of sermons, worship material, correspondence, writings, and biographical material. There is also information on Carnes's candidacy for president of the UUA. The papers span 1951-1982.

Biographical / Historical

Paul Nathaniel Carnes (1921-1979) earned an AB from Indiana University in 1942. He then enlisted in the U.S. Army, and on Christmas Day, 1942, he was captured by German forces in North Africa and spent the duration of the war as a German P.O.W. Following World War II, he enrolled in Harvard Divinity School, where he earned an STB in 1948. He served Unitarian parishes in Ohio, Tennessee, and New York, and served as president of the Unitarian Universalist Association from 1977 to 1979. He is the author of For Freedom and Belief: A Manual for Unitarians (1952) and Longing of the Heart: Prayers and Invocations (1979).

Acquisition Information

Gift of Freda Carnes, 1985.

Related Materials

For related collections, please see bMS 394.
Title
Carnes, Paul Nathaniel, 1921-1979. Papers, 1951-1982: A Finding Aid.
Author
Andover-Harvard Theological Library
EAD ID
div00533

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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