bMS 521

American Unitarian Association. Department of World Churches. Records, 1918-1965.

Summary Information:

  • Call Number: bMS 521
  • Title: American Unitarian Association. Department of World Churches. Records, 1918-1965.
  • Repository: Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, 45 Francis Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138-1911
  • Quantity: 8 boxes

Administrative Information:

  • Acquisition Information: Gift of the Unitarian Universalist Association, 1976.
  • Access: There are no restrictions on access to this collection. 

Historical Note:

The American Unitarian Association's Department of World Churches was previously known as the Foreign Churches Committee and the World Churches Committee. It became the Department of World Churches in 1948 under the leadership of John H. Lathrop; and in 1965, it became the Department of Overseas and Interfaith Relations under the leadership of the Rev. Max D. Gaebler. The International Association of Religious Freedom (IARF) worked with the Department of World Churches to promote Unitarian, and eventually Unitarian Universalist, principles throughout the world. The department also supported the Albert Schweitzer College in Switzerland.   

Scope and Content Note:

This collection is divided into four series. Series I consists of departmental correspondence, arranged by subject. Series II contains correspondence by country or location, arranged alphabetically by place. Series III is correspondence with foreign contacts, arranged alphabetically by contact. Series IV consists of miscellaneous foreign material, arranged alphabetically by name or place. In addition to correspondence, Series II-IV also contain addresses, memoranda, minutes and reports, printed matter, newspaper and magazine clippings, and photographs.

Container List:

Series I. Departmental Correspondence

  • bMS 521/1 (1) General correspondence, 1951-October 1954. Includes Edward A. Cahill and Frederick May Eliot.
  • bMS 521/1 (2) General correspondence, November 1954-October 1955. Includes Edward A. Cahill and Frederick May Eliot.
  • bMS 521/1 (3) General correspondence, November 1955-July 1961. Includes Edward A. Cahill, Frederick May Eliot, and Dana McLean Greeley.
  • bMS 521/1 (4) General correspondence, August 1961-June 1962. Includes Dana McLean Greeley.
  • bMS 521/1 (5) General correspondence, July 1962-September 1963. Includes Dana McLean Greeley, Raymond C. Hopkins
  • bMS 521/1 (6) Director's reports, 1961.
  • bMS 521/1 (7) Gaebler, Max David correspondence, 1961-1963. 
  • bMS 521/1 (8) Gaebler, Max David correspondence, January 1964-August 1964.
  • bMS 521/1 (9) Gaebler, Max David correspondence, September 1964-1965.
  • bMS 521/1 (10) International Association of Religious Freedom (IARF). Correspondence, 1947-1948. Includes report of IARF conference, 1947.  
  • bMS 521/1 (11) IARF. Correspondence, 1946, 1949-1950. Includes report on IARF conference, 1946.
  • bMS 521/1 (12) IARF. Correspondence, 1951. Includes notes from secretariats meeting.
  • bMS 521/1 (13) IARF. Correspondence, January 1952-May 1952. Includes list of Executive Committee members.
  • bMS 521/1 (14) IARF. Correspondence, June 1952-December 1952. Includes constitution notes  
  • bMS 521/1 (15) IARF. Correspondence, January 1953-June 1953. Includes review of a lecture by J.A.C. Fagginger Auer.
  • bMS 521/1 (16) IARF. Correspondence, July 1953-December 1954. Includes printed matter in French.
  • bMS 521/1 (17) IARF. Correspondence, 1961-1962. Includes report on IARF conference, 1961.
  • bMS 521/2 (1) IARF. Correspondence, November 1954-November 1955. 
  • bMS 521/2 (2) Albert Schweitzer College. Correspondence, July 1953-February 1954, 1960. 
  • bMS 521/2 (3) Boeke project, September 1962-February 1963. Includes press clippings and correspondence.
  • bMS 521/2 (4) Correspondence and minutes of Advisory Committee, December 1961, October 1962. 
  • bMS 521/2 (5) Correspondence and minutes of Advisory Committee, October 1946-Octiber 1955.
  • bMS 521/2 (6) Correspondence and minutes of Advisory Committee, February 1962-April 1963.

Series II. Correspondence by Countries or Location

  • bMS 521/2 (7) Australia, September 1951-February 1956, 1963. 
  • bMS 521/2 (8) Canal Zone, 1948-1949. Includes photographs, news articles.
  • bMS 521/2 (9) Czechoslovakia, December 1945-July 1948. Includes meeting minutes, 1947.
  • bMS 521/2 (10) Czechoslovakia, 1950, 1952-1955, 1959-1963. Includes photographs.
  • bMS 521/2 (11) Egypt, 1945, 1951. 
  • bMS 521/2 (12) England, 1944-1954. Includes program for annual meeting of General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches, 1947.
  • bMS 521/2 (13) England, 1941-1948. 
  • bMS 521/2 (14) England, 1948-1949.
  • bMS 521/2 (15) England, 1949-1950. Includes photograph.
  • bMS 521/2 (16) England, 1950-1951. Includes information on upcoming Oxford Congress.
  • bMS 521/2 (17) England, 1951-1952. 
  • bMS 521/2 (18) England, 1952-1954. Includes "An Experiment in Anglo-American Co-operation," article.
  • bMS 521/2 (19) England, 1954-1955. 
  • bMS 521/2 (20) England, 1948-1962.
  • bMS 521/2 (21) France, 1952-1953. 
  • bMS 521/2 (22) Germany, Offenback Mein, 1959-1965. Printed material in German.
  • bMS 521/3 (1) Germany, 1948-1950. 
  • bMS 521/3 (2) Germany, 1950-1952.
  • bMS 521/3 (3) Germany, 1952-1962. Includes memorandum and photograph.
  • bMS 521/3 (4) Hawaii, Pearl Harbor, 1944. Includes photograph and postcards.
  • bMS 521/3 (5) Holland, 1931-1963.  
  • bMS 521/3 (6) Hungary, 1939-1948. 
  • bMS 521/3 (7) Hungary, 1948-1953. Includes report of Consistory of the Unitarian Church of Hungary, Budapest, 1951.
  • bMS 521/3 (8) Hungary, 1953-1959. 
  • bMS 521/3 (9) Hungary, 1953-1963. Includes list of persons invited to go on Hungarian Pilgrimage, 1961.
  • bMS 521/3 (10) Hungary, 1928-1949, n.d. Includes printed material and newspaper clippings. 
  • bMS 521/3 (11) Iceland, 1927-1936. 
  • bMS 521/3 (12) India, 1946-1954. Includes memorandum and photograph
  • bMS 521/3 (13) India, 1954-1961. 
  • bMS 521/3 (14) Israel, 1946.
  • bMS 521/3 (15) Italy, 1962-1963. Includes preface to Giovanni Pioli's work, in Italian.
  • bMS 521/3 (16) Japan, 1935-1950. Includes architectural plans and budget. 
  • bMS 521/3 (17) Japan, 1950. Includes biographical information, dinner notes, and photograph of Hideo Kishimoto.
  • bMS 521/3 (18) Japan, 1950-1953. Includes memoranda and meeting minutes.
  • bMS 521/3 (19) Japan, 1953-1958. Includes issue of The Unitarian, highlighting Unitarian churches in Tokyo, 1954.
  • bMS 521/3 (20) Japan, 1959-1961. Includes address of secretary of JFRA, 1959.
  • bMS 521/3 (21) Japan, 1961-1965. Includes report by Rev. John O. Fisher to Dana E. Klotzle concerning contacts in Japan, 1962.
  • bMS 521/3 (22) Nepal, 1961. 
  • bMS 521/3 (23) New Zealand, 1951. 
  • bMS 521/3 (24) Nigeria, 1962. 
  • bMS 521/3 (25) Norway, 1953. 
  • bMS 521/3 (26) Philippines, 1941-1946. Includes printed material, photograph, and report on Unitarianism in the Philippines by Charles R. Joy. 
  • bMS 521/3 (27) Philippines, 1946-1947. Includes memorandum.
  • bMS 521/4 (1) Philippines, 1947-1960. 
  • bMS 521/4 (2) Philippines, 1959-1962. Includes memorandum.
  • bMS 521/4 (3) Poland, 1952. 
  • bMS 521/4 (4) Roumania, 1954. 
  • bMS 521/4 (5) Samoa, 1943-1946. Includes sheet music.
  • bMS 521/4 (6) South Africa, 1936-1961. 
  • bMS 521/4 (7) Sweden, 1955-1962. 
  • bMS 521/4 (8) Switzerland, 1951-1955. 
  • bMS 521/4 (9) Turkey, 1963. 

Series III. Correspondence with Foreign Contacts

  • bMS 521/4 (10) Agnew, Rev. Arthur L. Belfast, Ireland, 1931-1939. Includes newspapers clippings, photographs, and church program.
  • bMS 521/4 (11) Balazs, Rev. Francis. Hungary, 1927-1937. Includes photographs and article on Balazs by Earl M. Wilbur in The Christian Register.
  • bMS 521/4 (12) Boros, Bishop George. Hungary, 1928-1941, n.d. Includes photographs, report on installation of Bishop Boros, and printed matter.
  • bMS 521/4 (13) Bowie, Rev. W. Copeland. England, 1921-1925. Includes photographs and pamphlet.
  • bMS 521/4 (14) Carpenter, Rev. J. Estlin. England, 1924. Includes newspaper clippings and printed matter.
  • bMS 521/4 (15) Drummond, Rev. W.H. England, 1920-1925. 
  • bMS 521/4 (16) Drummond, Rev. W.H. England, 1925-1927. 
  • bMS 521/4 (17) Drummond, Rev. W.H. England, 1927-1928. Includes account statement from Congress in Prague.
  • bMS 521/4 (18) Faber, Dr. H. Holland, 1936-1938. Includes memorandum, address, press release, and clippings.
  • bMS 521/4 (19) Hall, Rev. Alfred. England, 1935-1936. Includes photographs, sermon, memorandum, newspaper clipping, and printed matter.
  • bMS 521/4 (20) Heering, Rev. George J. Holland, 1922-1935. Includes photograph, memoranda, and newspaper clippings. 
  • bMS 521/5 (1) Hurn, Rev. Arthur S. Leicester, England, 1924-1925. 
  • bMS 521/5 (2) Hurn, Rev. Arthur S. Leicester, England, 1925. Includes and notes on Unitarian foreign work.
  • bMS 521/5 (3) Hurn, Rev. Arthur S. Leicester, England, 1925-1932. 
  • bMS 521/5 (4) Hurn, Rev. Arthur S. Leicester, England, 1930-1934. Includes photograph and "Resources of the Transylvanian Churches, 1914-1931."
  • bMS 521/5 (5) Kovar, Rt. Rev. Frantisek, Czechoslovakia, 1947. Includes background notes on Kovar, newspaper clipping, and printed matter.
  • bMS 521/5 (6) Martineau, Rev. James, n.d. Includes clippings and printed matter.
  • bMS 521/5 (7) Phillips, Rev. Priestly. England, 1920-1937. Includes photograph. 
  • bMS 521/5 (8) Ratter, Rev. Magnus C. England, 1937-1938. Includes newspaper clippings and article on Albert Schweitzer by Ratter.
  • bMS 521/5 (9) Redfern, Rev. Lawrence. England, 1936-1937. Includes biographical sketch.
  • bMS 521/5 (10) Wickstead, Philip Henry. England, 1918-1939. 
  • bMS 521/5 (11) Wickstead, Philip Henry. "The Northman," n.d. 
  • bMS 521/5 (12) Wickstead, Philip Henry. "Recollections of Wickstead" by A .R. Wickstead, n.d.

Series IV. Miscellaneous Foreign Materials

  • bMS 521/5 (13) Louis Kossuth, 1928-1931. Includes correspondence, meeting minutes, notes, clippings, photographs, and church programs.
  • bMS 521/5 (14) Bishop Joseph Ferencz, 1882-1928. Includes correspondence, photograph, clippings, and printed matter.  
  • bMS 521/5 (15) Faustus Socinus, 1911-1928. Includes clippings and biographical sketches. 
  • bMS 521/5 (16) Hibbert House, 1942-1943. Includes Unitarian Service Committee bulletin and "Hibbert House." 
  • bMS 521/5 (17) Australian Unitarian material, 1947-1948. Includes correspondence, clippings and newsletter. 
  • bMS 521/6 (1) Bulgarian Unitarian material, 1920-1927. Includes correspondence, photograph and printed matter. 
  • bMS 521/6 (2) China Unitarian material, 1915-1943. Includes correspondence and newspaper clippings.
  • bMS 521/6 (3) Czechoslovakia Unitarian material, 1942-1949. Includes clippings, memorandum, and notes. 
  • bMS 521/6 (4) Danish Unitarian material, 1933-1965. Includes correspondence, address, clippings, photographs, report, and printed matter. 
  • bMS 521/6 (5) Dominican Republic, 1954. Includes clippings and printed matter.
  • bMS 521/6 (6) Egypt, Liberal Muslim material, 1930-1936. Includes correspondence and report.
  • bMS 521/6 (7) Egypt, 1935-1937. Includes correspondence.
  • bMS 521/6 (8) English Unitarian material, 1918-1950. Includes clippings, report, and printed matter.
  • bMS 521/6 (9) English Unitarian material, 1918-1934. Includes biographical sketches, clippings, and printed matter.
  • bMS 521/6 (10) French Unitarian material, 1912-1937. Includes correspondence, photographs, clippings, and printed matter.
  • bMS 521/6 (11) German Unitarian material, 1938, n.d. Includes photographs, postcards, clippings, and printed matter.
  • bMS 521/6 (12) Holland Unitarian material, 1931, n.d. Includes photographs, clippings, and notes. 
  • bMS 521/6 (13) Hungarian Unitarians, 1920-1963. Includes correspondence, memoranda and reports.
  • bMS 521/6 (14) Hungarian Unitarians, 1934. Includes reports.
  • bMS 521/6 (15) Hungarian Unitarians, 1927-1937. Includes correspondence, reports and printed matter.
  • bMS 521/6 (16) Hungarian Unitarians, 1926, n.d. Includes reports.
  • bMS 521/6 (17) Hungarian Unitarians, 1923-1924. Includes correspondence and reports.
  • bMS 521/7 (1) Hungarian Unitarians, 1919-1923. Includes correspondence, reports, memoranda, and printed matter.
  • bMS 521/7 (2) Icelandic Unitarians, 1928-1940. Includes correspondence, clippings, photographs, reports, and printed matter.
  • bMS 521/7 (3) Indian Unitarians (Khasi Hills), 1898-1941. Includes correspondence, reports, clippings, and printed matter. 
  • bMS 521/7 (4) Japanese Unitarian material, 1914-1941. Includes correspondence, reports and printed matter.
  • bMS 521/7 (5) Liberian Unitarian material, 1919. Includes correspondence and postcard.
  • bMS 521/7 (6) New Zealand Unitarian material, 1903-1948. Includes printed matter.
  • bMS 521/7 (7) Nigerian Unitarian material, 1924-1961. Includes correspondence, reports and printed matter.
  • bMS 521/7 (8) Romanian material, 1920-1968. Includes correspondence, report, memorandum, financial records.
  • bMS 521/7 (9) Roumanian Unitarian material, 1920-1922. Includes correspondence and financial records.
  • bMS 521/7 (10) Roumanian Unitarian material, 1920-1923. Includes correspondence, insurance policy and printed matter.
  • bMS 521/7 (11) Roumanian Unitarian material, 1920-1921. Includes financial records.
  • bMS 521/7 (12) Roumanian Unitarian material, 1920-1922, n.d. Includes correspondence, photograph negative and church records.
  • bMS 521/7 (13) Scottish Unitarian material, 1925, n.d. Includes correspondence and printed matter.
  • bMS 521/7 (14) South African Unitarian material, 1933. Includes photograph and church program.
  • bMS 521/7 (15) Swiss Unitarian material, 1906-1953. Includes reports, clippings, and printed matter.
  • bMS 521/7 (16) Syrian Unitarian material, n.d. Includes report.
  • bMS 521/7 (17) Transylvania Snow, Metcalf, and Witte Reports, 1920. Includes correspondence and memorandum.
  • bMS 521/7 (18) Transylvania Snow, Metcalf, and Witte Reports, 1920. Includes correspondence.
  • bMS 521/7 (19) Transylvania Snow, Metcalf, and Witte Reports, n.d.
  • bMS 521/7 (20) Wales Unitarian material, 1931, n.d. Includes clipping.
  • bMS 521/7 (21) West Africa (Sierra Leone) Unitarian material, n.d. Photograph.
  • bMS 521/8 (1) Minutes of Boston meetings, October 25, 1937 - September 15, 1948
  • bMS 521/8 (2) Minutes of Boston meetings, October 12, 1948 - January 10, 1961 

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