The American Unitarian Association (AUA)

Collections

Using the Collections

All collections are stored off-site and must be requested at least two business days in advance (see How to Use the Collections). Every collection is identified with a bMS number. In most of the finding aids, the bMS number is followed by a slash and a box number. Please note the bMS number and box number of the collection you are interested in, and contact the archives (617.496.5153 or 617.384.7904) to inquire about the collection or to make an appointment.

diagram of bms number components

Collection Number American Unitarian Association: General Records
bMS 14007 American Unitarian Association. General Publications, 1880-1960
bMS 14010 American Unitarian Association. General Publications, Service Materials, 1937-1978
bMS 14018 American Unitarian Association. General Publications, 1829-1961 (with gaps)
bMS 14005 American Unitarian Association. General Publications and Records, 1880-1985
bMS 14004 American Unitarian Association. General Publications and Records, 1880-1985
bMS 14006 American Unitarian Association. General Publications and Records, 1880-1985
bMS 14009 American Unitarian Association. General Publications and Records, 1880-1985
bMS 01452 American Unitarian Association. General Publications and Records, 1886-1981
bMS 00421.1 American Unitarian Association. Auditor's records and reports, 1913-1917
bMS 11175 American Unitarian Association. Central Administrative Subject Files, 1868-1961 (with gaps)
bMS 00387 American Unitarian Association. Church Building Loan Fund. Correspondence with trustees, 1887-1891
bMS 00118 American Unitarian Association. Church Building Loan Fund. Correspondence, 1890-1899
bMS 00193.4 American Unitarian Association. Circular book, 1825-1831
bMS 11180 American Unitarian Association. Graves, Charles, "An Adventure of Faith," a history of the AUA, 1825-1925
bMS 11177 American Unitarian Association. Midwest Institute for Religious Liberals Printed Records, 1931-1938
bMS 11116 American Unitarian Association. Minns Lecture Series Program Notes/Lecture Texts, 1953
bMS 00196 American Unitarian Association. Records of religious tracts, 1825-1869
bMS 00473.2 American Unitarian Association. Worship services commemorating Unitarian war casualties, 1943, 1946

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Collection Number American Unitarian Association: Officers
bMS 11039 American Unitarian Association. Board of Directors, Administrative Records, 1952-1960
bMS 11114 American Unitarian Association. Board of Directors, Executive Committee, 1948-1955; n.d.
bMS 11040 American Unitarian Association. Board of Directors, Executive Committee, 1948-1961
bMS 11117 American Unitarian Association. Board of Directors, Executive Committee, 1826, 1950
bMS 11042 American Unitarian Association. Board of Directors, Executive Committee and Quarterly Board Meetings, 1956-1961
bMS 11043 American Unitarian Association. Board of Directors, Meeting Records, 1942-1946
bMS 11041 American Unitarian Association. Board of Directors, Meeting Records, 1956-1961
bMS 11008 American Unitarian Association. Executive Secretary Administrative Correspondence Files, 1945-1953
bMS 11007 American Unitarian Association. Executive Secretary Central Administrative Subject Files, 1930-1961
bMS 11067 American Unitarian Association. Financial Vice-President/Treasurer Unitarian Foundation Administrative Subject Files, 1920-1932
bMS 11100 American Unitarian Association. President, Correspondence, "From the Representative Consistory of the Hungarian Unitarians to the American Unitarian Association" April 11, 1900
bMS 11006 American Unitarian Association. President, Records and correspondence, 1909-1959
bMS 00496 American Unitarian Association. President, Samuel Atkins Eliot, Records and correspondence, 1900-1927
bMS 11173 American Unitarian Association. President, Records and correspondence, 1921-1927
bMS 11012 American Unitarian Association. President, Records and correspondence, 1935-1964
bMS 00378 American Unitarian Association. President, Frederick May Eliot, Records and correspondence, 1937-1958
bMS 11155 American Unitarian Association. President, Records and correspondence, 1947
bMS 11009 American Unitarian Association. President, Records and correspondence, 1951-1961
bMS 00130 American Unitarian Association. President, Dana McLean Greeley, Records and correspondence, 1925-1986
bMS 11002 American Unitarian Association. President. Records and correspondence, Department of World Churches, 1949-1961
bMS 11005 American Unitarian Association. President, Records and correspondence, conference files, 1947-1953
bMS 11004 American Unitarian Association. President, Records and correspondence, pension gifts project files, 1938
bMS 11083 American Unitarian Association. President. Executive Secretary Administrative Subject Files, 1922-1947
bMS 11003 American Unitarian Association. President. Financial Audit Reports, 1954-1961
bMS 11181 American Unitarian Association. President. Reports relating to Unitarianism in India, 1927-1941
bMS 11092 American Unitarian Association. Secretary, Central Administrative Subject Files, 1851-1962
bMS 11089 American Unitarian Association. Secretary, Central Administrative Subject Files, 1890-1963
bMS 11010 American Unitarian Association. Secretary, Central Administrative Subject Files, 1924-1953
bMS 00388 American Unitarian Association. Secretary, Correspondence, (Letter books), 1825-1914
bMS 00571 American Unitarian Association. Secretary, Correspondence, (Letterbooks), 1822-1902
bMS 00419 American Unitarian Association. Secretary, Correspondence, (Letterbooks), 1856-1865
bMS 12163 American Unitarian Association. Secretary, Miscellaneous writings, 1868, 1955
bMS 11127 American Unitarian Association. Treasurer, Administrative Records: Includes AUA correspondence (Letterbooks), 1825-1856
bMS 11164 American Unitarian Association. Treasurer, Administrative Records: Reconstruction of 25 Beacon Street, 1902-1904
bMS 11071 American Unitarian Association. Treasurer, Administrative Subject Files, 1895-1954
bMS 11070 American Unitarian Association. Treasurer, Correspondence, (Letterbooks), 1827-1835
bMS 00421.2 American Unitarian Association. Treasurer, Reports, 1826-1853
bMS 11093 American Unitarian Association. Treasurer, Reports, 1851-1962
bMS 11069 American Unitarian Association. Treasurer, Reports, 1920-1963; 1942-1950

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Collection Number American Unitarian Association: Committees and Commissions
bMS 11011 American Unitarian Association. Adult Education and Social Relations Director Administrative Subject Files, 1947-1964
bMS 01286 American Unitarian Association. Camps and Conference Committee Records, 1959-1967
bMS 01043 American Unitarian Association. Camps and Conference Center Records, 1943-1966
bMS 01341 American Unitarian Association. Camps and Conference Center Records, 1948-1981
bMS 11168 American Unitarian Association. College Centers Committee Administrative Subject Files, 1951-1960
bMS 11045 American Unitarian Association. Commission on Appraisal Records, 1933-1943
bMS 00588 American Unitarian Association. Commission on Hungarian Relief. Records, 1920-1921
bMS 11061 American Unitarian Association. Commission on Planning and Review, Reports, 1947-1958
bMS 11104 American Unitarian Association. Committee for Peace Day in the United Nations, Administrative Records
bMS 00044 American Unitarian Association. Committee on Recruiting the Ministry. Minutes, 1918-1937
bMS 11074 American Unitarian Association. Committee on Regions, Administrative Records, 1959-1960
bMS 11161 American Unitarian Association. Denominational Planning Council Correspondence Files, 1951
bMS 00053 American Unitarian Association. Festival Committee. Records, 1915-1956
bMS 11106 American Unitarian Association. Finance Committee, Meeting Minutes, 1924-1947
bMS 00050 American Unitarian Association. Hospitality Committee. Records, 1937-1962
bMS 11046 American Unitarian Association. Ministerial Aid Committee, Meeting Minutes, 1939-1959
bMS 11079 American Unitarian Association. New England Youth Work Committee Administrative Records, 1951-1956
bMS 11112 American Unitarian Association. Public Information Radio Committee Press Release/Radio Programming, 1945-1954
bMS 00570 American Unitarian Association. Theodore Parker Memorial Committee. Records, 1959-1961
bMS 11095 American Unitarian Association. Unitarian Youth Committee Administrative Subject Files, 1928-1941
bMS 11156 American Unitarian Association. World Churches Committee Miscellaneous Records 1953-1955

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Collection Number American Unitarian Association: Departments and Offices
bMS 01037 American Unitarian Association. Beacon Press Books, 1866-
bMS 01038 American Unitarian Association. Beacon Press Records, 1952-1973
bMS 01040 American Unitarian Association. Beacon Press Records, 1935-1988
bMS 01041 American Unitarian Association. Beacon Press Records, 1935-1981
bMS 00520 American Unitarian Association. Department of Church Extension. Correspondence with churches, ca. 1900-1950s
bMS 11082 American Unitarian Association. Department of Extension and Church Maintenance. Administrative Records, 1922-1951
bMS 11047 American Unitarian Association. Department of Extension and Maintenance, Meeting Minutes, 1947-1956
bMS 11048 American Unitarian Association. Department of Extension and Maintenance, Meeting Minutes, 1947-1960
bMS 11096 American Unitarian Association. Department of Extension and Maintenance. Administrative and Subject Files, 1947-1960
bMS 11049 American Unitarian Association. Department of Extension and Maintenance. Administrative Records
bMS 11154 American Unitarian Association. Department of Extension and Maintenance. Administrative Records, 1948-1961
bMS 11133 American Unitarian Association. Department of Extension and Maintenance. Administrative Subject Files: Districts Records, 1944-1959
bMS 11131 American Unitarian Association. Department of Extension and Maintenance. Director Administrative Records, 1936-1964
bMS 11143 American Unitarian Association. Department of Extension and Maintenance. Maine Unitarian Association Meeting Records, 1959-1961
bMS 11149 American Unitarian Association. Department of Extension and Maintenance. Middle Atlantic Council of Unitarian Churches Administrative Records, 1943-1960
bMS 11132 American Unitarian Association. Department of Extension and Maintenance. Records, Secretary (George Davis), 1936-1945
bMS 11118 American Unitarian Association. Department of Extension and Maintenance. Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, WI Annual Report, 1901
bMS 11080 American Unitarian Association. Department of Extension. Administrative Records
bMS 11052 American Unitarian Association. Department of Extension. Administrative Subject Files
bMS 11055 American Unitarian Association. Department of Extension. Administrative Subject Files, n.d.
bMS 11057 American Unitarian Association. Department of Extension. Office of the Director Regional Files
bMS 11059 American Unitarian Association. Department of Ministry. Administrative Subject Files
bMS 11075 American Unitarian Association. Department of Ministry. Administrative Subject Files, 1876; 1976-1961
bMS 11076 American Unitarian Association. Department of Ministry. Administrative Subject Files, 1949-1962
bMS 01127 American Unitarian Association. Department of Ministry. Director, Records, 1939-1975
bMS 01161 American Unitarian Association. Department of Ministry. Widow Assistance Funds, 1932-1962. 
bMS 11146 American Unitarian Association. Department of Ministry. Mailings: "The Packet," 1952-61
bMS 11139 American Unitarian Association. Department of Ministry. Ministerial Aid Fund--Logs, 1933-1937
bMS 11148 American Unitarian Association. Department of Ministry. Ministerial Settlement Data, 1923-1950
bMS 11105 American Unitarian Association. Department of Publications. Administrative Records: Direct Mail Study, 1948
bMS 11081 American Unitarian Association. Department of Publications. Christian Register. Correspondence Files, 1932-1960
bMS 00475 American Unitarian Association. Department of Publications. Christian Register. Records, 1898-1943.
bMS 11099 American Unitarian Association. Department of Publications. Christian Register. Records, 1915-1938
bMS 11167 American Unitarian Association. Department of Publications. Correspondence and Mailings Files, 1942-1953
bMS 11088 American Unitarian Association. Department of Publications. Correspondence and Public Statements: "The Fritchman Controversy," 1947
bMS 11084 American Unitarian Association. Department of Publications. Correspondence Files, 1941-1957
bMS 14016 American Unitarian Association. Department of Publications. Division of Education Pamphlet Samples, 1944-1950
bMS 11087 American Unitarian Association. Department of Publications. Packet Ideal Pool, 1946-1947
bMS 11085 American Unitarian Association. Department of Publications. Project Files, 1944-1960
bMS 11101 American Unitarian Association. Department of Publications. Printed Records, 1943-1945; n.d.
bMS 11086 American Unitarian Association. Department of Publications. Printed Records, 1942-1945
bMS 14020 American Unitarian Association. Department of Publications. Records-in-Print, 1942-1961
bMS 11157 American Unitarian Association. Department of Publications. Records-in-Print, 1955
bMS 14021 American Unitarian Association. Department of Publications.  Records-in-Print
bMS 14015 American Unitarian Association. Department of Publications, "Unitarian Fellowship Newsletter," 1949-1961
bMS 11023 American Unitarian Association. Department of Religious Education. Administrative Subject Files, 1930-1965
bMS 11028 American Unitarian Association. Department of Religious Education. Administrative Subject Files: Mailings Files, 1953-1956
bMS 11030 American Unitarian Association. Department of Religious Education. Administrative Subject Files: Religious Education Institutes, 1937-1961
bMS 11025 American Unitarian Association. Department of Religious Education. Adult Education Administrative Subject Files, 1874-1940; 1945-1956
bMS 11024 American Unitarian Association. Department of Religious Education. Annual Congregational Reports, 1926-1941
bMS 11027 American Unitarian Association. Department of Religious Education. Arlington Street Church Sunday School, n.d.
bMS 11032 American Unitarian Association. Department of Religious Education. Curriculum Records, 1930-1944
bMS 11158 American Unitarian Association. Department of Religious Education. Curriculum Records- Booklists, 1934
bMS 1388 American Unitarian Association. Department of Religious Education. Curriculum Records, 1940-1969
bMS 11031 American Unitarian Association. Department of Religious Education. Director Administrative Subject Files, 1941-1966
bMS 11001 American Unitarian Association. Department of Religious Education. Director, Administrative Subject Files: International Relations, 1949-1961
bMS 11120 American Unitarian Association. Department of Religious Education. Miscellaneous Records
bMS 11152 American Unitarian Association. Department of Religious Education. Organizational Chart-- Department Functions, n.d.
bMS 11026 American Unitarian Association. Department of Religious Education. Publications Sample Files, 1937-1957; n.d.
bMS 11029 American Unitarian Association. Department of Religious Education. Publications Sample Files: Scrapbooks, 1937-1957
bMS 11013 American Unitarian Association. Department of Religious Education. Records of church, conference, visits, 1930-1944
bMS 01172 American Unitarian Association. Department of Religious Education. Religious Education Institute. Planning and Budget files, 1951-1962
bMS 11102 American Unitarian Association. Department of Religious Education. Reports and General Informational Mailings, 1948-1953
bMS 11153 American Unitarian Association. Department of Social Justice. Administrative Records: Department Committee Files, 1912
bMS 11110 American Unitarian Association. Unitarian Fellowship for Social Justice General Mailings, 1950-1951
bMS 11111 American Unitarian Association. Unitarian Fellowship for Social Justice President Correspondence, Feb. 6, 1957
bMS 11060 American Unitarian Association. Department of Social and Public Welfare. Administrative Records: Departmental Committee Files, 1911-1912
bMS 11062 American Unitarian Association. Department of Social Relations. Administrative Subject Files (T-W only), 1930-1940
bMS 00524 American Unitarian Association. Department of Social Relations. Records, 1923-1940
bMS 00521 American Unitarian Association. Department of World Churches. Records, 1918-1965
bMS 11103 American Unitarian Association. Development Fundraising Records, 1957; n.d.
bMS 00530 American Unitarian Association. Fellowship for Social Justice. Records, 1914-1967
bMS 11147 American Unitarian Association. Fellowships Office Mailings: "Fellowship Exchange," 1960
bMS 11160 American Unitarian Association. News Office Administrative Subject Files: Minimum Wage Law, 1957
bMS 11137 American Unitarian Association. News Office Press Release: Response to Nixon's Statement on Abortion, n.d. (1950s)
bMS 01448 American Unitarian Association. Office of Public Information. Congregational Directories, 1930-1981

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Collection Number American Unitarian Association: Councils, Meetings, and Conferences
(see regional records section below for regional conferences)
bMS 11119 American Unitarian Association. Annual Meeting Programs etc., 1842-1951
bMS 00199.2 American Unitarian Association. Annual Meeting Records, 1825-1845.
bMS 00461 American Unitarian Association. Annual Meeting Records, 1908-1947.
bMS 00107 American Unitarian Association. 125th Anniversary Unitarian Convocation, Boston, Massachusetts, May 23-24, 1950.
bMS 00409 American Unitarian Association. Annual Meeting Records, 1912-1960.
bMS 11179 American Unitarian Association. Annual Meeting Records, 1944-1958
bMS 11036 American Unitarian Association. Annual Meeting Records, 1951; 1958; 1959
bMS 11169 American Unitarian Association. Annual Meeting Records, 1958-1962
bMS 11150 American Unitarian Association. Annual Meeting Ware Lecture Administrative Records, 1956-1963
bMS 10040 American Unitarian Association. Senextet Conference on Staff Executives, 1929-1930
bMS 11130 American Unitarian Association. War Service Council Administrative Subject Files, 1942-1943
bMS 00068 General Conference of Unitarian and Other Christian Churches. Records, 1894-1923.
bMS 00637 National Conference of Unitarian and Other Christian Churches. Records, 1870-1878; 1889; 1891; 1930-1960.

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Collection Number American Unitarian Association: Societies, Groups, and Associations
  Alliance of Unitarian Women
bMS 00193.5 American Unitarian Association. Auxiliaries, 1826-1832
bMS 00462 American Unitarian Youth. Records, 1895-1945
bMS 00427 American Unitarian Youth. Records, 1921-1937
bMS 11125 American Unitarian Youth. Records, 1945-1960
bMS 00198 Anonymous Association. Records, 1822-1842
bMS 00376 Isles of Shoals, Summer Meetings Association, Records, 1731-1923
bMS 00460 Benevolent Fraternity of Churches in the City of Boston. Records, 1827-1928
bMS 00136 Berry Street Conference. Records, 1869-1979
bMS 00071 Boston Association of Ministers. Records, 1755-1960
bMS 00083 Brotherhood of the Good Life. Records, 1911-1949
bMS 00035 Cambridge Association of Ministers. Records, 1809-1943
bMS 00465 Channing Club of Boston. Records, 1887-1913
bMS 00282 Channing Murray Religious Education Association. Records, 1911-1936, 1957
bMS 00502 Evangelical Missionary Society in Massachusetts. Records, 1808-1914
bMS 00052 Evangelical Tract Society. Records, 1836-1881
bMS 00054 Free Church of America, 1927-1937
bMS 00069 Franklin Evangelical Association. Records. 1819-1877
bMS 00576 Greenfield Group. Records, 1934-
bMS 11182 International Association for Liberal Christianity and Religious Freedom Records, 1940-1946
bMS 11121 International Association for Religious Freedom Administrative Records, 1952-1958
bMS 11162 International Association for Religious Freedom, International Religious Fellowship Leyden International Bureau Administrative Records, 1934-1937
bMS 00133 International Association for Religious Freedom, Minutes and scrapbooks, 1900-1952
bMS 11128 International Religious Fellowship Administrative Subject Files, 1948-1962
bMS 11123 International Religious Fellowship Administrative Subject Files, 1949-1954
bMS 00132 International Religious Fellowship. Papers, 1934-1961
bMS 00056 Lithia Springs Chautauqua. Records, 1898-1910
bMS 00199.1 Lyttle, Charles Harold. "An Attempted Reconstruction of the Records of the Berry Street Conference of Ministers," 1927
bMS 00090 Ministerial Union. Records, 1863-1923
bMS 00628 Ministers' Institute Records, 1876-1904
bMS 00045 Ministry at Large. Records, 1850-1873
bMS 11038 New England Unitarian Ministers Association (NEUMA), Administrative Records, 1947-1965
bMS 00039 Norfolk and Middlesex Ministerial Association. Records, 1864-1884
bMS 11134 Rowe Camp Administrative Records, n.d.
bMS 00309 Rowe Religious Education Institutes. Records, 1938-1943
bMS 11159 Shoals Institute Administrative Records, 1938-1939
bMS 11166 Society for Ministerial Relief. Executive Committee Records, 1910-1932
bMS 00048 Society for Propagating the Gospel among the Indians. Records, 1806-1858
bMS 00059 Society for the Promotion of Christianity in India. Records, 1825-1840
bMS 00484 Society for the Promotion of Christianity in India. Records, 1826-1849
bMS 11113 Starr King School for the Ministry, Administrative Records (alumni association, newsletters, and general), 1949-1965
bMS 00046 Theological Club. Records, 1869-1881
bMS 00073 Tuckerman School, Boston, Massachusetts. Records, 1918-1933
bMS 00195 Tuckerman School. Boston, Massachusetts. Records, 1900-1927
bMS 00463 Tuckerman School. Boston, Massachusetts. Records, 1908-1933
bMS 00049 Unitarian Church Extension Society of Boston and Vicinity. Minutes, 1899-1903
bMS 00464 Unitarian Club of Boston. Records, 1881-1945
bMS 00112 Unitarian Historical Society. Records, 1900-1967
bMS 00365 Unitarian Historical Society. Records, 1928-1978
bMS 00246 Unitarian Historical Society. Records, 1931-1978
bMS 11129 Unitarian Historical Society. Scrapbooks, 1888-1931
bMS 11091 Unitarian Historical Society. Library, Historical Files, 1933-1960
bMS 11138 Unitarian Historical Society. Library Catalog of American Unitarian Hymnbooks by Henry Wilder Foote, n.d.
bMS 00197 Unitarian Ministers' Monday Club. Records, 1883-1907
bMS 00043 Unitarian Ministers' Monday Club. Records, 1907-1939
bMS 00077 Unitarian Sunday School Society. Records, 1826-1962
bMS 11037 Unitarian Sunday School Union, 1883, 1908-1958 (contains photos of children's chapels, c. 1936, Religious Arts Guild)
bMS 11178 Unitarian Temperance Society Annual Meeting Minutes; 1926 and 1956
bMS 11109 Unitarian Temperance Society General Information Records, 1951
bMS 00076 Unitarian Temperance Society. Papers, 1885-1950
bMS 00443 Universalists and Unitarians for Cooperation without Consolidation. Records, 1959-1960
bMS 00057 Whitney Homestead, hotel register, 1932-1939
bMS 11115 Young People's Religious Union Administrative Subject Files, 1923-1939
bMS 11124 Young People's Religious Union Conference Files, 1898-1941
bMS 00051 Younger Minister's Association (Monthly Club or Ministers' League for Practical Work). Records, 1889-1899

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Collection Number American Unitarian Association: Regional Records
bMS 00036 Cape Cod Conference of Unitarian, Congregational, and other Liberal Christian Churches. Records, 1870-1922
bMS 00657 Essex Conference Ministers Association. Records, 1866-1955
bMS 00037 Maine Unitarian Association. Records, 1937-1947
bMS 00334 Meadville Unitarian Conference. Records, 1912-1959
bMS 11051 Middle Atlantic States Council of Unitarian Churches Annual Reports, 1953-54, 1958-59
bMS 11056 Middle Atlantic States Region, Office of the Director, Administrative Subject Files
bMS 00038 Norfolk-Suffolk Conference of Unitarian Churches. Records, 1954-1962
bMS 00193.3 North Middlesex Ministerial Association (Massachusetts). Records, 1830-1911
bMS 00511 Ohio. Ohio-Meadville District. Records, 1858-1983
bMS 00639 Pacific Unitarian Conference. Records, 1885-1943
bMS 00040 South Middlesex Conference of Unitarian Churches. Records, 1959-1962
bMS 11140 Southern New England Unitarian Conference Administrative Correspondence, 1959
bMS 11126 Southern New England Unitarian Council, Administrative Files, 1948-1962
bMS 11077 Southern New England Unitarian Council, Administrative Records, 1950-1959
bMS 11050 Southern New England Unitarian Council Administrative Records: Annual Meeting, May 6, 1961
bMS 11054 Southern New England Unitarian Council, Director, Administrative Records: Regional Correspondence, 1945-1962
bMS 11058 Southern New England Unitarian Council, Director, Administrative Subject Files, 1955-1962
bMS 11053 Southwestern Unitarian Conference Administrative Files, 1942-1954
bMS 00041 Suffolk Conference of Unitarian and Other Christian Churches. Records, 1867-1899
bMS 11171 Unitarian Fellowship of Centre County, PA, Architectural blueprints, 1958
bMS 11174 Western Unitarian Conference Records, 1944-1948, 1952
bMS 10015 American Unitarian Association. Worcester Conference of Liberal Churches, 1913-1962
bMS 10030 American Unitarian Association. Worcester Conference of Liberal Churches, 1952-1961

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