Unitarian Universalist Congregational Records

Overview

These are the records of Unitarian and Universalist congregations in the United States and Canada. Collections containing the records of more than one congregation are listed first, then national congregations, then the records of individual congregations in the U.S. and Canada. Church-related records may also be found in the regional and district records of the AUA, UUA and UCA and in records such as bMS 520. Many of the collections listed here contain photographs; for other photographs of churches check the Audiovisual Records of the AUA, UUA, and UCA.

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 National Congregations and General Congregational Records
bMS 00902 Unitarian Universalist Congregational Resource Files.
bMS 00349 Postcards of Unitarian and Universalist Churches, 1890-1930.
bMS 15001 Audio Visual Collection. Council of Liberal Churches, Photographs of Unitarian Universalist churches.
bMS 00103 Andover-Harvard Theological Library. Miscellaneous collections no. 1.
bMS 00396 Andover-Harvard Theological Library. Miscellaneous collections no. 2.
bMS 00406 Andover-Harvard Theological Library. Miscellaneous collections no. 3.
bMS 00466 Andover-Harvard Theological Library. Miscellaneous collections no. 4.
bMS 00500 Andover-Harvard Theological Library. Miscellaneous collections no. 5.
bMS 00633 Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Miscellaneous Collections.
bMS 00800 Andover-Harvard Theological Library. Miscellaneous Collections, 1737-1994.
bMS 12137 Universalist Church of America Dept. of Congregations Scrapbooks, 1950.
bMS 12136 Universalist Church of America Dept. of Congregations Scrapbooks: First Parish Universalist Church, n.d. (1940s).
bMS 00369 Universalist Publishing House. Records, 1862-1961.
bMS 01140 Unitarian Universalist Association Church of the Larger Fellowship Albert Schweitzer Fund Records, 1966-1983.
bMS 01141 Unitarian Universalist Association Church of the Larger Fellowship Directed Reading Course, #s 1-2 Records, 1966.
bMS 01121 Unitarian Universalist Association Church of the Larger Fellowship Records, 1949-1968.
bMS 01138 Unitarian Universalist Association Church of the Larger Fellowship Records, 1950-1984.
bMS 01431 Unitarian Universalist Association Church of the Larger Fellowship Records, 1961-1970.
bMS 01137 Unitarian Universalist Association Church of the Larger Fellowship Records, 1963-1979.
bMS 01393 Unitarian Universalist Association Church of the Larger Fellowship Records, 1963-1980.
bMS 01216 Unitarian Universalist Association Church of the Larger Fellowship Records, 1970-1986.
bMS 01142 Unitarian Universalist Association Church of the Larger Fellowship Records, 1980-1983.
bMS 11044 Unitarian Universalist Association Church of the Larger Fellowship Treasurer's Report, 1960-1961.

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Collection Number Congregations in California
bMS 00453 Alameda (Oakland), California. First Unitarian Society of Alameda. Records, 1888-1933.
bMS 00215 Hollywood, California. Universalist Church of Hollywood.
bMS 00429 San Francisco, California. First Universalist Parish in Fellowship. Records, 1874.

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Collection Number Congregations in Connecticut
bMS 00023 Hartford, Connecticut. Unity Church. Scrapbook, 1906-1911.
bMS 00320 Long Ridge, Connecticut. Universalist Society of Long Ridge and Vicinity. Records, 1833-1942.

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Collection Number Congregations in Florida
bMS 00277 De Funiak Springs, Florida. Universalist Church of De Funiak Springs, Florida. Records, 1896-1923.

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Collection Number Congregations in Indiana
bMS 00634 Muncie, Indiana. Saint John's Universalist Church, Papers: Scrapbooks, 1939-1953.

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Collection Number Congregations in Iowa
bMS 00264 Boone, Iowa. First Universalist Church of Boone. Records, 1870-1930.
bMS 00266 Dubuque, Iowa. First Universalist Church of Dubuque. Records, 1858-1941.
bMS 00263 Manchester, Iowa. First Universalist Church of Manchester. Records, 1877-1926, 1954.
bMS 00265 Strawberry Point, Iowa. First Universalist Church of Strawberry Point. Records, 1859-1911.

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Collection Number Congregations in Kansas
bMS 00109 Lawrence, Kansas. "The Unitarian Church of Lawrence, Kansas, 1855-1930. An Interpretative Story of a Church Career," by Cora Dolbee.

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Collection Number Congregations in Maine
bMS 00106 Bangor, Maine. Independent Congregational Society, Unitarian. Scrapbooks, 1939-1953.
bMS 00025 Kennebunk, Maine. First Parish Church. Records, 1936-1946.
bMS 00271 Paris Hill, Maine. Universalist Society of Paris Hill. Records, 1874-1881.
bMS 00554 Pittsfield, Maine. First Universalist Church. Records, 1867-1989.
bMS 00093 Notes relative to the First Parish, the Second Unitarian Society, and the Preble Chapel, Portland, Maine, by Carleton Potter Small, 1718-1942.
bMS 00307 Universalist Church of Maine. Records, 1848-1962.

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Collection Number Congregations in Massachusetts
bMS 00283 Amesbury and Salisbury, Massachusetts. First Universalist Society of Amesbury and Salisbury. Records, 1874-1954.
bMS 00573 Arlington, Massachusetts. First Congregational Parish (Unitarian). Records, 1733-1965.
bMS 00572 Arlington, Massachusetts. First Universalist Society. Records, 1841-1965.
bMS 00004 Boston, Massachusetts. Arlington Street Church. Records, 1730-1979.
bMS 00593 Boston, Massachusetts. Arlington Street Church. Records, 1927-1980.
bMS 00001 Boston, Massachusetts. Brattle (Square) Street Church. Records, 1855-1884.
bMS 00140 Boston, Massachusetts. Bulfinch Place Church. Records, 1827-1957.
bMS 00399 Boston, Massachusetts. Charles Street Meeting House. Records, 1958-1977.
bMS 00003 Boston, Massachusetts. Church of the Disciples. Records, 1841-1950.
bMS 00477 Boston, Massachusetts. Church of the Disciples. Records, 1863-1950.
bMS 00712 Boston, Massachusetts. First Church in Boston. Records, 1844-1996.
bMS 00302 Boston, Massachusetts. First Universalist Society in Boston. Records, 1792-1909.
bMS 00005 Boston, Massachusetts. Hollis Street Church. Records, 1787-1879.
bMS 00582 Boston, Massachusetts. Second Universalist Society. Records, 1817-1945.
bMS 00501 Boston, Massachusetts. South Congregational Society. Records, 1825-1924.
bMS 00355 Boston, Massachusetts. South Universalist Church. Records, 1859-1863.
bMS 00008 Boston, Massachusetts. Thirteenth Congregational Society. Records, 1836-1860.
bMS 00007 Boston, Massachusetts. Twenty-eighth Congregational Society, (Parker Memorial), Records, 1845-1889.
bMS 00009 Boston, Massachusetts. Warren Street Chapel (Barnard Memorial). Records, 1863-1892.
bMS 00010 Boston, Massachusetts. West Church. Records, 1826-1875.
NOTE: Areas in parentheses (below) note neighborhoods in Boston.
bMS 00011 Boston (Brighton), Massachusetts. First Parish. Records, 1724-1955.
bMS 00134 Boston (Brighton), Massachusetts. First Parish. Records, 1886-1966.
bMS 00238 Boston (Brighton), Massachusetts. First Universalist Society in Brighton. Records, 1858-1885.
bMS 00301 Boston (Charlestown), Massachusetts. First Universalist Society in Charlestown. Records, 1809-1939.
bMS 00016 Boston (Charlestown), Massachusetts. Second Congregational Church. Records, 1816-1907.
bMS 00021 Boston (Dorchester (Neponset)), Massachusetts. Church of the Unity. Records, 1859-1924.
bMS 00141 Boston (Dorchester), Boston, Massachusetts. The Channing Church in Dorchester. Records, 1836-1935.
bMS 00019 Boston (Dorchester), Massachusetts. Christ Church. Cash book, 1848-1850.
bMS 00252 Boston (Dorchester), Massachusetts. Grove Hall Universalist Church. Records, 1907-1968.
bMS 00020 Boston (Dorchester), Massachusetts. Third Religious Society. Records, 1817-1946.
bMS 00138 Boston (East Boston), Massachusetts. Church of Our Father. Records, 1835-1974.
bMS 00259 Boston (East Boston), Massachusetts. East Boston Universalist Parish. Records, 1842-1948, 1952.
bMS 00251 Boston (Hyde Park), Massachusetts. First Universalist Parish of Hyde Park. Records, 1892-1911.
bMS 00006 Boston (Hyde Park), Massachusetts. First Unitarian Society. Records, 1874-1948.
bMS 00291 Boston (Jamaica Plain), Massachusetts. St. Paul's Universalist Church. Records, 1873-1938.
bMS 00626 Boston (Roxbury), Massachusetts. First Church Roxbury, Records, 1641-1956.
bMS 00295 Boston (Roxbury), Massachusetts. First Universalist Society in Roxbury. Records, 1818-1951.
bMS 00250 Boston (South Boston), Massachusetts. Broadway Universalist Society. Records, 1833-1920.
bMS 00357 Brookline, Massachusetts. Beacon Universalist Parish. Records, 1837-1946.
bMS 00468 Brookline, Massachusetts. Beacon Universalist Parish. Shawmut Universalist Sunday School Association. Record books, 1863-1876.
bMS 00356 Brookline, Massachusetts. Brookline Universalist Parish. Records, 1891-1917.
bMS 00455 Cambridge, Massachusetts. Cambridgeport Parish. Records, 1808-1885.
bMS 00300 Cambridge, Massachusetts. First Parish in Cambridge. Records, 1658-1993.
bMS 00013 Cambridge, Massachusetts. First Parish in Cambridge. Records, 1834-1912.
bMS 00604 Cambridge, Massachusetts. First Parish in Cambridge. Records, 1804-2010.
bMS 00258 Cambridge, Massachusetts. First Universalist Society in Cambridge. Records, 1821-1958.
bMS 00459 Cambridge, Massachusetts. First Universalist Society in Cambridge. Records, 1829-1943.
bMS 00559 Cambridge, Massachusetts. First Universalist Society in Cambridge. Records, 1861-1932.
bMS 00014 Cambridge, Massachusetts. Harvard Street Church. Women's Alliance, Records, 1907-1924.
bMS 00015 Cambridge, Massachusetts. Lee St. Church. Lee St. Ladies Charitable Society. Records, 1846-1885.
bMS 00293 Cambridge, Massachusetts. Second Society of Universalists in the Town of Cambridge. Records, 1825-1907.
bMS 00456 Cambridge, Massachusetts. Third Congregational Society. Records, 1827-1965.
bMS 00247 Cambridge, Massachusetts. Third Universalist Society of Cambridge. Records, 1876-1918.
bMS 00221 Chatham, Massachusetts. First Universalist Society in Chatham. Records, 1832-1954.
bMS 00242 Dana, Massachusetts. First Universalist Society of Dana. Records, 1871-1939.
bMS 00241 Duxbury, Massachusetts. First Universalist Society in Duxbury. Records, 1825-1846.
bMS 00545 Hingham, Massachusetts. First Universalist Parish of Hingham. Records, 1823-1940.
bMS 00237 Holliston, Massachusetts. First Universalist Parish in Holliston. Records, 1836-1901.
bMS 00024 Holyoke, Massachusetts. Christian Congregational Church. Records, 1896-1940.
bMS 00249 Leominster, Massachusetts. First Universalist Society of Leominster. Records, 1895-1957.
bMS 00240 Lexington, Massachusetts. First Universalist Society in Lexington. Records, 1840-1861.
bMS 00640 Lowell, Massachusetts. First Grace Universalist Church. Records, 1918-1965.
bMS 00581 Lowell, Massachusetts. First Grace Universalist Church. Records, 1836-1990.
bMS 00244 Lowell, Massachusetts. First Grace Universalist Parish. Records, 1838-1955.
bMS 00254 Lynn, Massachusetts. First Universalist Church. Records, 1872-1973.
bMS 00026 Malden, Massachusetts. First Unitarian-Congregational Church. Records, 1874-1907.
bMS 00027 Manchester, Massachusetts. First Unitarian Church. Records, 1894-1965.
bMS 00220 Marblehead, Massachusetts. First Universalist Society in Marblehead. Records, 1836-1938.
bMS 00255 Marion, Massachusetts. First Universalist Church. Records, 1869-1947.
bMS 00248 Marlborough, Massachusetts. First Universalist Society in Marlborough. Records, 1818-1971.
bMS 00028 Marshfield, Massachusetts. Grace Chapel Society. Records, 1901-1957.
bMS 00213 Mattapoisett, Massachusetts. First Universalist Church of Mattapoisett. Records, 1836-1953.
bMS 00632 Medford, Massachusetts. Unitarian Universalist Church, Records: Annual Reports, 1984-1991.
bMS 00503.2 Medford, Massachusetts. First Universalist Church in Medford. Records, 1905-1910.
bMS 00261 Medford, Massachusetts. Second Universalist Parish in Medford. Records, 1889-1894.
bMS 00260 Melrose, Massachusetts. First Universalist Church of Melrose. Records, 1888-1955.
bMS 00214 New Bedford, Massachusetts. First Universalist Church of New Bedford. Records, 1833-1931.
bMS 00029 Newton, Massachusetts. Channing Church. Records, 1936-1944.
bMS 00236 Newton, Massachusetts. Newton Universalist Society. Records, 1871-1937, 1976.
bMS 00401.2 Newton Centre, Massachusetts. Unitarian Church. Record book of Stebbins branch of the National Alliance, 1891-1916.
bMS 00087 Newton Centre, Massachusetts. Unitarian Church. Scrapbook, 1910, 1919-1933.
bMS 00681 North Adams, Massachusetts. Unitarian Universalist Church of Northern Berkshire, North Adams. Records, 1829-1997.
bMS 00245 Oxford, Massachusetts. Universalist Society of Oxford. Records, 1785-1955.
bMS 00081 Pepperell, Massachusetts. First Parish Church. Records, 1746-1839.
bMS 00292 Plymouth, Massachusetts. First Universalist Society of Plymouth. Records, 1826-1938.
bMS 00162.2 Quincy, Massachusetts. First Universalist Church in Quincy. Records, 1848-1941.
bMS 00631 Revere, Massachusetts. Church of the Unity, Beachmont, Papers, 1880-1889.
bMS 00289 Rockland, Massachusetts. First Universalist Society in Rockland. Records, 1882-1900.
bMS 00342 Salem, Massachusetts. First Universalist Society in Salem. Records, 1806-1955.
bMS 00169 Somerville, Massachusetts. First Church in Somerville, Unitarian. Records, 1842-1976.
bMS 00547 Somerville, Massachusetts. First Universalist Church. Records, 1861-1984.
bMS 00528 Somerville, Massachusetts. West Somerville Universalist Church. Records, 1884-1950.
bMS 00253 South Adams, Massachusetts. St. Paul's Universalist Parish. Records, 1844-1929.
bMS 00629 Stoneham, Massachusetts. First Parish (Unitarian), Records, 1867-1995.
bMS 00032 Stow, Massachusetts. First Parish. Records, 1829-1872.
bMS 00243 Sutton, Massachusetts. First Universalist Society in Sutton. Records, 1840-1847.
bMS 00216 Taunton, Massachusetts. First Universalist Church in Taunton. Records, 1862-1939.
bMS 00033 Templeton, Massachusetts. First Congregational Church. Scrapbook, undated.
bMS 00544 Wakefield, Massachusetts. First Universalist Society. Records, 1813-1977.
bMS 00706 Ware, Massachusetts. First Unitarian Church of Ware. Records, 1846-1998.
bMS 00239 Warren, Massachusetts. Universalist Society of Warren. Records, 1837-1961.
bMS 00235 Watertown, Massachusetts. Newton and Watertown Universalist Society. Records, 1826-1873.
bMS 00707 West Newton, Massachusetts. First Unitarian Society in Newton, 1851-1997.
bMS 00583 Woburn, Massachusetts. First Unitarian Parish. Records, 1858-1990.

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Collection Number Congregations in New Hampshire
bMS 00207 Atkinson, New Hampshire. First Universalist Society in Atkinson. Records, 1818-1937.
bMS 00208 Berlin, New Hampshire. First Universalist Society of Berlin. Records, 1886-1933.
bMS 00567 Claremont, New Hampshire. First Universalist Church. Records, 1835-1969.
bMS 00022 Dover, New Hampshire. First Unitarian Society of Christians. Records, 1827-1927.
bMS 00209 Hinsdale, New Hampshire. First Universalist Society of Hinsdale. Records, 1874-1934.
bMS 00210 Langdon, New Hampshire. Universalist Society of Langdon. Records, 1791-ca. 1930.
bMS 00450 Lyndeborough, New Hampshire. United Church of Lyndeborough. Records, 1782-1937.
bMS 00211 West Swanzey, New Hampshire. First Universalist Society of West Swanzey. Records, 1891-1923.

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Collection Number Congregations in New Jersey
bMS 00262 Jersey City, New Jersey. First Universalist Church. Records, 1871-1915.
bMS 00031 Passaic, New Jersey. The Unitarian Society. Records, 1892-1923.

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Collection Number Congregations in New York
bMS 00592 Brooklyn, New York. All Souls Universalist Church. Records, 1845-1945.
bMS 00584 Brooklyn, New York. First Universalist Society. Records, 1923-1940.
bMS 00270 Brooklyn, New York. Fourth Universalist Society. Records, 1886-1942.
bMS 00012 Brooklyn, New York. Third Unitarian Society. Records, 1834-1856.
bMS 00212 Canandaigua, New York. All Souls Universalist Church. Records, 1903-1955.
bMS 00274 Carthage, New York. First Universalist Church of Carthage. Records, 1904-1923.
bMS 00268 Cooperstown Junction, New York. Universalist Church of Cooperstown Junction. Records, 1876-1907.
bMS 00693 First Universalist Mission Society of New York City. Records, 1869-1922.
bMS 00689 Hudson River Association. Records, 1834-1865.
bMS 00267 Huntington, New York. First Universalist Society in Huntington. Records, 1836-1915.
bMS 00691 New York, New York. Second Universalist Church in the City of New York. Records, 1833-1867.
bMS 00446 New York, New York. Fourth Universalist Society in the City of New York. Records, 1839-2001.
bMS 00272 New York, New York. Sixth Universalist Society in the City of New York. Records, 1851-1860.
bMS 00030 Niagara Falls, New York. First Unitarian Church. Legal documents, 1921-1931.
bMS 00692 Third Universalist Society of New York. Records, 1834-1940.
bMS 00018 Universalist Society of Mohawk, New York. Records, 1829-1917.
bMS 00269 Webster, New York. First Universalist Society in Webster. Records, 1843-1920.
bMS 00172 White Plains, New York. White Plains Community Unitarian Church. Records, 1909-1950.

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Collection Number Congregations in North Carolina
bMS 00636 Asheville, North Carolina. Unitarian Church. Records, 1891-1903.
bMS 00654 Kinston, North Carolina. Unitarian Universalist Church. Records, 1914-1996.

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Collection Number Congregations in Ohio
bMS 00224 Belpre, Ohio. Belpre Universalist Church. Records, 1904-[1915].
bMS 00225 Blanchester, Ohio. First Universalist Society of Blanchester. Records, 1835-1921.
bMS 00257 Bunker Hill, Ohio. Bunker Hill Universalist Church, 1776-1964.
bMS 00217 Centerfield, Ohio. Centerfield Universalist Church. Records, 1877-1905.
bMS 00226 Conover, Ohio. Universalist Church of Conover. Records, 1868-1928.
bMS 00234 Hamilton, Ohio. First Universalist Society of Hamilton. Records, 1857-1929.
bMS 00275 Harrison, Ohio. First Universalist Church in Harrison. Records, 1873-1882.
bMS 00223 Jefferson Township, Ohio. Alder Chapel. Records, 1874-1973.
bMS 00228 London, Ohio. First Universalist Church of London. Records, 1881-1916, 1977-1978.
bMS 00222 Mason, Ohio. First Universalist Society of Mason. Records, 1835-1923.
bMS 00229 Mt. Carmel, Ohio. Universalist Church of Mt. Carmel. Records, 1864-1921.
bMS 00276 Newway, Ohio. First Universalist Church of Newway. Records, 1857-1910.
bMS 00230 Plain City, Ohio. First Universalist Church in Plain City. Records, 1865-1919.
bMS 00227 Princeton, Ohio. Princeton Universalist Church. Records, 1851-1903.
bMS 00231 Ravenna, Ohio. First Universalist Society of Ravenna. Records, 1840-1890.
bMS 00233 Westville, Ohio. Universalist Church of Christ at Westville. Records, 1878-1936.
bMS 00232 Willoughby, Ohio. First Universalist Church of Willoughby. Records, 1855-1882.

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Collection Number Congregations in Oklahoma
bMS 01377 Unitarian Universalist Association. Board of Trustees. Pulpit Committee Records. First Unitarian Church of Oklahoma City, 1972.

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Collection Number Congregations in Pennsylvania
bMS 00303 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Church of the Messiah (Universalist). Records, 1850-1966.

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Collection Number Congregations in Rhode Island
bMS 00659 Newport, Rhode Island. Channing Memorial Church, Printed Materials.
bMS 00279 Providence, Rhode Island. Church of the Mediator. Records, 1848-1971.

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Collection Number Congregations in Tennessee
bMS 00219 Chattanooga, Tennessee. Shinn Memorial Church. Records, 1909-1921.

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Collection Number Congregations in Texas
bMS 00278 Hico, Texas. All Souls Universalist Church. Records, 1886-1942.

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Collection Number Congregations in Vermont
bMS 00162.1 MacDonald, Mrs. Earl (compiler). Records of Universalist churches in Vermont, 1833-1950.

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Collection Number Congregations in Virginia
bMS 00017 Charlottesville, Virginia. Thomas Jefferson Church. Records, 1943-1951.

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Collection Number Congregations in Wisconsin
bMS 00156 La Crosse, Wisconsin. St. Paul's Universalist Church. Records, 1865-1930.

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Collection Number Congregations in Washington, D.C.
bMS 00380 Universalist Church of America. National Memorial Church. Records, 1921-1955

 

Collection Number Congregations in Canada
bMS 00148.1 Christian Universalist Association for Canada West. Records, 1845-1873.
bMS 00148.2 Moe's River, Quebec, Canada. First Universalist Church. Records, 1902-1903.
bMS 00157.1 Ontario Association of Universalists (Canada). Records, 1884-1942.

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