Research Resources

RESOURCES BY TYPE
Bibliogaphies
  1. Conrad Wright’s Bibliography of UU History
  2. Writing UU Women Back Into History: An Annotated Bibliography
Libraries
  1. Andover-Harvard Theological Library Home Page http://library.hds.harvard.edu
  2. See also institutional library links in the Congregational Histories Project
Online Archives [Collections]
  1. Electronic Archives of Liberal Religion (Copyright 1990-2002 by Jone Johnson Lewis) http://www.jjnet.com/archives/
  2. Electronic Archives of Liberal Religion  http://www.freereligion.com/
  3. Harvard Square Library (digital resource)  http://www.harvardsquarelibrary.org/
  4. PAL: Perspectives in American Literature, Chapter 4: American  Transcendentalism, Index
  5. Secular Web Library Online  –  http://infidels.org/library/
  6. Seneca Fall’s Women’s Rights Convention (1848)
  7. The Declaration of Sentiments, Seneca Falls (1848) http://archive.csustan.edu/english/reuben/pal/chap4/suffrage.html#sentiments
  8. Unitarian Universalist History and Timelines http://www.ejwebdesign.com/samples/uuhistory/
Educational Institutions
  1. Meadville Lombard Theological School  –  http://meadville.edu/
  2. Starr King School for Ministry    sksm.edu

 

Local/Congregational Resources
  1. Creating Congregational Histories  – part of the Congregational History Project
  2. First Unitarian Church of Essex County, Orange, NJ Historical Materials – http://essexuu.org/history_index.html
  3. The Springboro, Ohio, Universalist Cemetery  http://www.springborohistory.org/UniversalistCemetery/UniversalistCemetery/Universalist_Cemetery.html
  4. Universalism on the Pacific Coast – http://www.lafn.org/~dave/uu/index.html
  5. Unitarian Universalist Digital Archive covering Liberal religion in Atlanta, Georgia and the south (800+ pages)
Historical Societies
  1. British Unitarian Historical Society
  2. http://www.unitarianhistory.org.uk/
  3. New Massachusetts Universalist Convention – http://www.nmuc.org/
  4. Polish Brethren Trail • Stowarzyszenie Szlak Braci Polskich also – http://omen.aplus.pl/braciapolscy_intro/
  5. Unitarian Universalist Religion Education History Group – http://uurehistory.org/
  6. Unitarian Universalist Women’s Heritage Society – now a resource within UUHHS.org (this site)
  7. Universalist Heritage Foundation
Biographical Resources General


Dictionary of UU Biography – http://uudb.org/
Women’s History Resources (formerly Unitarian Universalist Women’s Heritage Society – http://uuhhs.org/womens-history/
Famous Unitarian Universalists – http://www.famousuus.com/
Notable American Unitarians – http://www.harvardsquarelibrary.org/
Notable Women: A Project in Reclaiming Our Heritage


Individuals (alphabetically by last name)


Who Was Afraid of Olympia Brown? (article by Laurie Carter Noble)
William H. Channing  – Manuscripts Division, William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan
William H. Channing Collection, 1829-1863, Finding Aid
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Lucidcafé Library  http://www.lucidcafe.com/library/96may/emerson.html
Charles Follen and the Christmas Tree
http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/1996/12.12/ProfessorBrough.html
Margaret Fuller (PBS)
Margaret Fuller in PAL: Perspectives in American Literature, Chapter 4: American Transcendentalism
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Higginson’s “Negro Spirituals” prepared for the American Hypertext Project at the University of Virginia
Julia Ward Howe  http://www.juliawardhowe.org/
Theodore Parker, in PAL: Perspectives in American Literature, Chapter 4: American Transcendentalism

On Universalism
  1. A Short Essay on Universalism (1849) – http://www.jjnet.com/archives/documents/ballou.htm
  2. A Southern “Universalist Church” History – http://scuniversalist.blogspot.com/
  3. Evangelical Universalism – http://www.biblicaluniversalism.org/
  4. The Conversion of John Murray –http://www.uuchristian.org/Articles/Murray.html
  5. Universalist Church Center – http://universalistchurch.org/
  6. Universalist Herald – http://www.universalist-herald.net/
  7. New Massachusetts Universalist Convention – http://www.nmuc.org/
On Unitarianism
  1. American Transcendentalism – http://www.vcu.edu/engweb/transcendentalism/index.html
  2. Doctor Daniel Williams’s Library & Trust – http://dwlib.co.uk/dr-williamss-trust/dr-williams/
  3. Ralph Waldo Emerson Web Site – http://www.rwe.org/
  4. The Divinity School Address (1838) – http://www.emersoncentral.com/divaddr.htm
  5. The Thoreau Institute at Walden Woods Library – http://www.walden.org/
  6. Theodore Parker on the web – http://transcendentalism-legacy.tamu.edu/authors/parker/
  7. William Ellery Channing and American Unitarianism, (1819) – http://xroads.virginia.edu/%7EHYPER/DETOC/religion/channing.html
  8. William Ellery Channing Center – –http://www.vcu.edu/engweb/transcendentalism/authors/wechanning/
LECTURES AND ESSAYS
Conrad Wright Lectures
  1. 2008 (1st)From Consensus to Conflict, to Contact: A Reappraisal of the Early History of American Unitarianism, J.D. Bowers  2008 Conrad Wright Lecture http://uuhhs.org/research-resources/from-consensus-to-conflict-to-contact/
  2. 2014 Unitarians, Universalists, & Slavery by Dr. Christopher Cameron – http://www.uuhhs.org/uu-history-topics/unitarians-universalists-slavery
  3. 2016 Zen Buddhism & Unitarian Universalism, Encounter, Conflict, New
    Visions by James Ishmael Ford — taproots_for_a_new_universalism.pdf

 

UUA General Assembly Lectures 2000

  1. Gibson, Rev. Gordon D.Unitarian Universalist Ministers of the Deep South (annotated list) and Southern Unitarian Universalists in the Civil Rights Era: A Story of Small Acts of Great Courage (lecture) http://uuhhs.org/research-resources/uu-ministers-deep-south/ 2000-2001Alice Blair Wesley, Minns Lectures (6 lectures)
  2. http://minnslectures.org/archive/wesley/wesley.php
  3. http://minnslectures.org/archive/wesley/wesley.php

2005

  1. Hosea Ballou’s “Treatise” at 200Mark W. Harris  – http://uuhhs.org/research-resources/hosea-ballous-treatise-at-200-general-assembly-lecture/

2008

  1. Number 5 – A Faith for a Few? Mark W. Harris  June 2008 Minns Lecture  http://uuhhs.org/research-resources/faith-for-a-few-ga-lecture/
Individual Conference Papers and Essays(by author alphabetically) Cassara, Ernest

Affinities and Animosities: Universalists and Unitarians in the Formative Period, lecture sponsored by theUnitarian Universalist Historical Society, Chicago, Illinois 1999 Bumbaugh, David

Democracy and Social Justice in the History of Unitarianism, Universalism, and Unitarian Universalism Unitarian Universalists for a Just Economic Community Conference Chicago, Illinois, March 3, 2000

Gura, Philip F.

How to Change the World: Self and Society in American Transcendentalism,  http://uuhhs.org/research-resources/how-to-change-the-world-general-assembly-lecture/

Unitarian Universalist Association  

The Flaming Chalice  http://www.uua.org/beliefs/chalice/151248.shtml

Unitarian Universalist Origins Our Historic Faith UUA/Mark W. Harris

 

Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association

Essays from The Ministerial Conference in Berry Street – http://www.uuma.org/?page=berrystreetessays

MISC
Archivist John Hurley, UUA Director of Communications
mailto:jhurley@nulluua.org
UUism In the Media This is a brief reflection summarizing an historic sermon. Best Sermon of the Millennium http://www.nytimes.com/library/magazine/millennium/m1/gomes.html
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