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COLLECTION Identifier: bMS 582

Second Society of Universalists (Boston, Mass.). Records, 1817-1945.

Administrative records of the Second Society of Universalists of Boston, Massachusetts spanning the history of the society but they are not comprehensive. The collection includes congregational constitutions and by-laws; records relating to building projects; financial records; meeting records; membership records; service and hymnal records; scrapbooks; administrative correspondence and subject files; records relating to the Massachusetts Universalist Convention; records pertaining to the work, including some sermons, of the various ministers of the congregation; pew deeds; treasurer records; and records pertaining to the dissolution of the society.

Dates

  • 1817-1945

Extent

12.25 cubic feet (35 boxes)

These administrative records span the history of the society but are not comprehensive. The records include congregational constitutions and by-laws; records relating to construction, renovation, and new building projects; financial records of the congregation and its organizations; meeting records of congregational administrations, standing committees, and subsidiary organizations; membership records; service and hymnal records; scrapbooks relating to congregation activities and events; administrative correspondence and subject files; records relating to the Massachusetts Universalist Convention; records pertaining to the work, including some sermons, of the various ministers of the congregation; pew deeds; treasurer records, including fund-raising records; and records pertaining to the dissolution of the society.

Biographical / Historical

The Second Universalist Society of Boston, Massachusetts, was founded in 1817 with Hosea Ballou as its minister. It was established to accommodate the expanding community of the First Universalist Society in Boston. In 1935, the Second Universalist Society merged with the Arlington Street Church under the ministerial leadership of Dana McLean Greeley.
Title
Second Society of Universalists (Boston, Mass.). Records: A Finding Aid.
Author
Andover-Harvard Theological Library
EAD ID
div00582

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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