Research Resources

  1. Conrad Wright’s Bibliography of UU History
  2. Writing UU Women Back Into History: An Annotated Bibliography
  1. Andover-Harvard Theological Library Home Page
  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)
  2. Electronic Archives of Liberal Religion
  3. Harvard Square Library (digital resource)
  4. PAL: Perspectives in American Literature, Chapter 4: American  Transcendentalism, Index
  5. Secular Web Library Online  –
  6. Seneca Fall’s Women’s Rights Convention (1848)
  7. The Declaration of Sentiments, Seneca Falls (1848)
  8. Unitarian Universalist History and Timelines
Educational Institutions
  1. Meadville Lombard Theological School  –
  2. Starr King School for Ministry


Local/Congregational Resources
  1. Creating Congregational Histories  – part of the Congregational History Project
  2. First Unitarian Church of Essex County, Orange, NJ Historical Materials –
  3. The Springboro, Ohio, Universalist Cemetery
  4. Universalism on the Pacific Coast –
  5. Unitarian Universalist Digital Archive covering Liberal religion in Atlanta, Georgia and the south (800+ pages)
Historical Societies
  1. British Unitarian Historical Society
  3. New Massachusetts Universalist Convention –
  4. Polish Brethren Trail • Stowarzyszenie Szlak Braci Polskich also –
  5. Unitarian Universalist Religion Education History Group –
  6. Unitarian Universalist Women’s Heritage Society – now a resource within (this site)
  7. Universalist Heritage Foundation
Biographical Resources General

Dictionary of UU Biography –
Women’s History Resources (formerly Unitarian Universalist Women’s Heritage Society –
Famous Unitarian Universalists –
Notable American Unitarians –
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
Charles Follen and the Christmas Tree
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
Theodore Parker, in PAL: Perspectives in American Literature, Chapter 4: American Transcendentalism

On Universalism
    1. A Short Essay on Universalism (1849) –
    2. A Southern “Universalist Church” History –
    3. Evangelical Universalism –
    4. The Conversion of John Murray –
    5. Universalist Church Center –
    6. The Universalist Herald
    7. New Massachusetts Universalist Convention –
On Unitarianism
  1. American Transcendentalism –
  2. Doctor Daniel Williams’s Library & Trust –
  3. Ralph Waldo Emerson Web Site –
  4. The Divinity School Address (1838) –
  5. The Thoreau Institute at Walden Woods Library –
  6. Theodore Parker on the web –
  7. William Ellery Channing and American Unitarianism, (1819) –
  8. William Ellery Channing Center – –
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
  2. 2014 Unitarians, Universalists, & Slavery by Dr. Christopher Cameron –
  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) 2000-2001Alice Blair Wesley, Minns Lectures (6 lectures)


  1. Hosea Ballou’s “Treatise” at 200Mark W. Harris  –


  1. Number 5 – A Faith for a Few? Mark W. Harris  June 2008 Minns 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,

Unitarian Universalist Association  

The Flaming Chalice

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


Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association

Essays from The Ministerial Conference in Berry Street –

Archivist John Hurley, UUA Director of Communications
UUism In the Media This is a brief reflection summarizing an historic sermon. Best Sermon of the Millennium