bMS 15025

Sound Recordings, 1955-1995; n.d.

Summary Information:

Call Number: bMS 15025
Title: Sound Recordings, 1955-1995; n.d.
Repository: Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School,
45 Francis Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138-1911
Quantity: 4 boxes

Administrative Information:

Preferred Citation: Sound Recordings, 1955-1995; n.d., bMS 15025, Andover-Harvard Library, Harvard Divinity School
Access: There are no restrictions on access to this collection. 

Scope and Content:

This collection of sound recordings is varied in scope and content, ranging from sermons and lectures to proceedings of the General Assembly. It also includes tapes of some church services, memorial services, interviews, and major events and conferences. Topics and contexts include: morning prayers from Appleton Chapel at Harvard University, civil rights, capital punishment, spirituality and morality, and the contemporary state and history of Unitarian Universalism. Some tapes have instrumental and/or vocal music performances. Of special interest may be lectures by Huston Smith, James Luther Adams, and a sermon by Dana McLean Greeley.

Container List:

[Note on organization: tapes are divided into major groups according to subject; within each group the tapes are organized alphabetically by speaker/program, except for the General Assembly group, which is organized chronologically.]

Box 1
General Assembly
1975 General Assembly - Minneapolis, American Indian Movement
1975 General Assembly - Minneapolis, debate over motion to move library to Harvard or   
     Meadville
1979 General Assembly - Hospice Workshop, June 29, 1979 (4 tapes)
1982 General Assembly - Bowdoin College, ME, June 22, 1982: "Scott and Helen Nearing Award 
     Celebration", "If the issue is survival, we can; we will" (Barbara and Ward Tabler) (2 tapes)
1982 General Assembly - Bowdoin College, ME, June 24, 1982: Bernard Redmont - "Soviets"
1982 General Assembly - Bowdoin College, ME, June 24, 1982: UUADVANCE - Ralph Alpher
1982 General Assembly - Bowdoin College, ME, June 24, 1982: Emmerson and Fuller
1982 General Assembly - Bowdoin College, ME, June 24, 1982: Worship, Rev. Gary Smith
1982 General Assembly - Bowdoin College, ME, June 24, 1982: UUCF Communion
1982 General Assembly - Bowdoin College, ME, June 24, 1982: Apartheid
1982 General Assembly - Bowdoin College, ME, June 24, 1982: Harriet B. Stowe (by Mary 
     Stark)
1982 General Assembly - Bowdoin College, ME, June 24, 1982: Death and Grief (Rev. G. 
     Marshall)
1982 General Assembly - Bowdoin College, ME, June 24-25, 1982: SKS Chapel, Roger Smith
1982 General Assembly - Bowdoin College, ME, June 25, 1982: UUSC - various topics
1982 General Assembly - Bowdoin College, ME, June 25, 1982: James Luther Adams lecture, 
     remarks, etc. 
1982 General Assembly - Bowdoin College, ME, June 25-26, 1982: James Luther Adams lecture, 
     remarks and critiques, etc.
1982 General Assembly - Bowdoin College, ME, June 26, 1982: James Luther Adams lecture; 
     "Women and Sobriety"; worship service
1985 General Assembly - Atlanta, GA, June 19, 1985: candidates session (2 tapes)
1985 General Assembly - Atlanta, GA, June 20, 1985: Elmer Berger lecture (2 tapes)
1987 General Assembly - Little Rock, AR, June 24, 1987: Dr. Clements, "The Secret US 
     Government"
1987 General Assembly - Little Rock, AR, June 26, 1987: William Davis, "Inside Contragate"
General Assembly (no date) - Fahs

Lectures
Bartlett, Dr. Laile - "What every UU should know about PSI", lecture at Brody Auditorium, MSU,  
     June 26, 1979
Chambers, Bette - "On Humanism", May 18, 1980
Campbell, Sara Moors - "Remarks about Planned Parenthood", SB Unitarian Society, 
     February 26, 1995 (2 tapes)
Cohen, Rev. Helen / Scovel, Rev. Carl - "Two Ways of Spirituality: Practice and Relationship",  
     HUUMS lecture, December 3, 1987
Fleck, Rev. Peter / Meyer, Rev. Judith - "How OLD are You, Reverend?", HUUMS lecture, 
     April 12, 1988
"Gandhi" - UU Berkeley, September 1, 1991
Gudmondson - "Beginnings of Icelantic Unitarianism in North America, 1885-1900", Minns  
     Lectures, March 1981 (six lectures; two sets of six tapes each)


Box 2
Lectures (continued)
Holmes, John Haynes - lecture, February 21, 1982
Klein, Rabbi Gerald - "Unitarianism in Dallas", May 12, 1974
Mendelsohn, Rev. Jack / Mikelson, Rev. Thomas - "The Minister and Electoral Politics", HUUMS 
     lecture, October 21, 1987
Peters - report on overseas trip, 1973 (World Neighbors, Oklahoma City, OK)
Robinson-Harris, Tracey / Longview, Lucille - "A Collegial Model of Ministry", HUUMS lecture,  
     March 3, 1988
Silliman, Vincent - "Hymnbook Reminiscences and Reflections", Berry Street Lecture, Cornell 
     University, June 20, 1977
Scrimshaw, Nevin - "Medical Missions to Latin America", no date
Smith, Huston - lecture at First UU Church, Berkeley, CA, March 5, 1989
Smith, Huston - lecture at First UU Church, Berkeley, CA, March 12, 1989
Smith, Huston - lecture at First UU Church, Berkeley, CA, March 19, 1989
Webb, Ted / Clifford, John - discussion on Universalist and Unitarian history in Great Britain, 1975
West, Bob - lecture at Berkeley UU Fellowship, July 24, 1960 (2 tapes)
No name given - "Conquered - A Nation's Conscience", no date

Sermons
Barrett, Hal - 2 sermons: "Unionism: the ‘religion' America Needs" and "The Work of Meaning, 
     First Unitarian Church, Honolulu, HI, July 14, 1985 and July 21, 1985
Barrett, Hal - "Not so Wild a Dream", First Unitarian Church, Honolulu, HI, July 28, 1985
Barrett, Hal - "A Letter to Alan Seaburg from Hal Barrett", First Unitarian Church, Dayton, OH,  
     March 31, 1986
Barrett, Hal - "A musical supplement to a letter to Alan dated April Fool's Day, 1987", First 
     Unitarian Church, Dayton, OH, April 1, 1987
Barrett, Hal - taped letter (to Alan Seaburg?), music, etc., no date
Barrett, Hal - "Sustainable Development: Gateway to Eden", June 19, 1988
Bartlett, Josiah - "Worship", First Unitarian Church, San Francisco, CA, 1959
Bartlett, Josiah - "Personal Religion", no date
Eliot, Frederick May - Appleton Chapel, March 7-9, 1955
Freeman, Sidney L. - "Why I Oppose the Death Penalty", April 11, 1976
Greeley, Dana McLean - "Can We Have Both Competence and Morality?", January 30, 1977
Green, Pat - "Bonds of Love, Gates of Freedom", February 13, 1977
Jones, Robert - "A Dreamer, a Prophet, and a Child of God" (on Martin Luther King, Jr.), First 
     Unitarian Church, Dayton, OH, January 19,. 1986
MacPherson, David H. - "Our Universalist Heritage", First Unitarian Church, Richmond, VA, 
     April 20, 1986
Scobie, Richard - "Right to Know: the Power to Act", Philadelphia, PA, January 20, 1974
Scott, Harold - #30: "How We Know", radio sermon, Salt Lake City, UT, no date
Scott, Harold - #31: "Is Golden Rule Enough", radio sermon, Salt Lake City, UT, no date
Scott, Harold - #35: "What is the Bible?", radio sermon, Salt Lake City, UT, no date
Scott, Harold - #40: "Churches", radio sermon, Salt Lake City, UT, no date
Scott, Harold - #45: "Meeting Frustrations", radio sermon, Salt Lake City, UT, no date
Scott, Harold - #46: "Dealing with Guilt", radio sermon, Salt Lake City, UT, no date
Scott, Harold - #47: "Religion in the Home", radio sermon, Salt Lake City, UT, no date
Scott, Harold - #49: "Who is my Neighbor", radio sermon, Salt Lake City, UT, no date
Scott, Harold - #50: "Shouldn't we Keep Religion Out of Politics?", radio sermon, 
     Salt Lake City, UT, no date
Scott, Harold - #51: "Religion in Business", radio sermon, Salt Lake City, UT, no date
Scott, Harold - #52: "Unity of all Mankind", radio sermon, Salt Lake City, UT, no date
Scott, Harold - #53: "Did Jesus Really Live", radio sermon, Salt Lake City, UT, no date
Scott, Harold - #54: "World Relations", radio sermon, Salt Lake City, UT, no date
Scott, Harold - #56: "Has Religion Peace Offer"(?), radio sermon, Salt Lake City, UT, no date
Scott, Harold - #170: "Race Relations", radio sermon, Salt Lake City, UT, no date
Scott, Harold - #178: "How to be Religious", radio sermon, Salt Lake City, UT, no date


Box 3
Sermons (continued)
Scovel, Carl R. - "Bread", February 26, 1978 (2 tapes)
Seaburg, Alan - "Give a Little Love Away", First Parish in Concord, MA, May 12, 1988
No name given - "What Became of Sin", October 28, 1973 and "Kung Fu for President",  
     November 4, 1973

Church Services
Anniversary Sunday, no church name, October 7, 1973
First Unitarian Church, Berkeley, CA, December 6, 1981 (Nuclear Freeze Sunday)
First Unitarian Church, Cincinnati, OH, October 27, 1985 (UN Sunday - Hal Barrett, Tom 
     Erdevig)
First Unitarian Church, Dallas, TX, no date (5 public services)
Saint John's Unitarian Universalist Church, Cincinnati, OH, October 6, 1985 (OVUUD Fall 
     Conference)
Unitarian Service, Mexico, April 23, 1978
Unitarian Universalist Church, Lynn, MA, October 28, 1973 (Russell E. Miller)

Conferences, Events, Special Programs
100th UU Anniversary, no date
American Humanist Association - conference, no date (2 tapes)
Bond's School Centennial - site ceremony, October 4, 1986
Christ Church (Episcopal), Cincinnati - "The Boar's Head and Yule Log Festival", 1985
Dana McLean Greeley's reunion - greetings by Rev. Mason F. McGinness, October 9, 1985
First Unitarian Church of Dayton, OH - 75th Anniversary celebration, May 12, 1985
Religion in American Life - "Sermon in Dialogue", inauguration of the 1975 RIAL Campaign, at 
     Riverside Church, New York City, Dr. Ernest Campbell
Unitarian Church West, WI - building dedication ceremony (and paper copy of program), 
     October 22, 1989
UU Peace Fellowship - Nearing Award ceremony, June 22, 1982
UU Retired Ministers' Retreat - Rev. Aron Gilmartin's Odyssey, March 1995 (2 tapes, which have been reformatted to 2 CDs, which are included in this box); Rev. Aron Gilmartin Oral History, August 1996 (1 CD)
UU Retired Ministers' Retreat - Rev. Margaret Gooding's Odyssey, March 1995
UU Retired Ministers' Retreat - Odyssey of Leon Fay, March 8, 1994
UU Retired Ministers' Retreat - Odyssey of Rosemary Matson (and memories of Howard 
     Matson), March 8, 1994
UU - United Nations program - tape 1, keynote speaker, R.R. James, no date
UU - United Nations program - tape 2, "World Hunger", no date
UU - United Nations program - tape 5, "Onuf: Liberal World in Crisis" and on reverse side, "Tools 
     for Change", no date
UU - United Nations program - tape 7, "Lasting Peace in the Middle East" (panel), no date
UU - United Nations program - tape 8, T. Cashman (New Alchemy Institute), no date
UU - United Nations program - tape 9, "Poverty in the Third World" (M. Geoghehan), no date
UU - United Nations program - tape 10, Seymour Melman (arms race), no date
UU Women's Federation Celebration, June 20, 1985
UUA President Robert Nelson West - speaking at the Mid-South District Annual Meeting, 
     March 4, 1972 (3 tapes)

Interviews
Babcock, Mabel - First Unitarian Church of Honolulu, HI, on history of that church, July 1985
Burrows, George - First Church in Jamaica Plain, MA, interviewed by Rev. Terry Burke, July 15, 
     1984
Olsen, Clark - WATV interview about civil rights movement, and the death of James Reeb at Selma in 1965, March, 1965 (this audiocassette was reformatted to a CD in 2011, and that is included in this box). 
Wright, Conrad - no date ("150th Anniversary Greetings" on reverse side)


Box 4

Memorial Services
Hauze, Howard - UU Fellowship of Berkeley, CA, September 9, 1989 (2 tapes)
Reynolds, Malvina - 1st UU Church of Berkeley, CA, June 13, 1978 
Trumpler, Agusta - UU Fellowship of Berkeley, CA, no date (2 tapes)

Music
Famous Unitarian Universalists in Song - songs by Mike O'Brien, no date
Fia's recording - unknown artist, female voice with guitar, no date
Man From Monticello - music, 7 segments, no date
Misa Criolla (?) - no date
Singing-Shouting-Celebrating - 200 Years of Universalism, Calgary, June 28, 1992
Songs, anthems, texts - by Hal Barrett, no date
"Walden" - by Thoreau/Schubert, Concord, First Parish, July 11, 1976

Miscellaneous
The Raible Years - First Unitarian Church, Dallas, January 10, 1971
Food in Spaceship Earth - John Field and John McAward, October 23, 1976 (2 tapes)
Lon Ray Call (?), 1977
#1, 1979 (no label)
Munroe HUS bands, 1977
Arnold Crompton, January 10, 1979
"Ramo - A Little Elephant with Big Problems" - children's story, February 11, 1983
"Conversation with Charles", no date
Unidentified cassette - stories in Spanish and English, no date
Unidentified topic - reading the Book of Ruth, no date

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