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COLLECTION Identifier: bMS 563

Dick, Robert T. Papers, 1941-1993.


Papers of Universalist minister Robert T. Dick, including biographical information, ministerial records, correspondence, and material on conscientious objection and pacifism. The papers span 1941-1993.


  • Creation: 1941-1993.


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2 boxes

This collection is divided into four series. Series I contains biographical and other personal information. The bulk of Series II consists of material related to churches where Rev. Dick served. Series III contains material on conscientious objection and pacifism, and includes files on the Civilian Public Service and the Liberal Religious Peace Fellowship. Series IV is a correspondence file, chronologically arranged, which includes correspondence with family members and those involved in the anti-war movement.

Biographical / Historical

Robert Tyrrell Dick was born on December 17, 1916. He received his BD degree in 1948 from Colgate-Rochester Divinity School in Rochester, New York, and was ordained in the Universalist Church of Bristol, New York, on September 19, 1948. He held ministerial settlements in Bristol, New York; Lyons, Ohio; West Hartford, Connecticut; Belpre, Ohio Circuit; South Acton, Massachusetts; Springfield and Chester Depot, Vermont; and Elkhart, Indiana. He was awarded the Adin Ballou Peace Award in 1981.


Organized into the following series:

  1. Series I. Biographical information
  2. Series II. Ministerial life
  3. Series III. Conscientious objection and pacifism
  4. Series IV. Correspondence

Acquisition Information

Gift of Rev. Robert Dick, 1996.

Dick, Robert T. Papers, 1941-1993: A Finding Aid.
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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