Note: The Andover-Harvard Theological Library is not the best source of information about current, recently retired, or recently deceased faculty. Information on current and emeritus faculty is available on the Harvard Divinity School website. Additional information may be available from the school's Office of Communications.
In general, the library can supply information about faculty hired prior to 1950 and those whose Harvard careers ended before 1990.
Many of these faculty members also have printed biographies and/or autobiographies. Browse HOLLIS Classic under subject, with last name first for the author and title of books about them. If you are not a Harvard library patron, search your own catalog for these works about them. If the book is not available locally, consider an interlibrary loan request.
Many of these faculty members have extensive published works. If you are a Harvard library patron, these writings are most likely available in Harvard libraries.
Manuscript and archival resources about faculty members vary. For example, there are only a few resources available about George Foot Moore, but there is a large collection about his brother, Edward Caldwell Moore. Responsibility for Harvard Divinity faculty is shared by this library and the Harvard University Archives; some material is in the Houghton Library. You will need to search HOLLIS Classic (browse under a name as subject) for archival collections. For information about collections in this library, see the list of personal papers on our website and contact the curator of manuscripts and archives. For information about collections in the University Archives, see their policies and contact information. For information about collections in the Houghton, see the Houghton Library.
For more information, contact a research librarian.
All requests must come from a cooperating library. No requests from individuals will be considered. However, we will work with you to identify a cooperating library in your area.
Many of the monographs circulate and are available for loan. Noncirculating pamphlets can usually be copied, as can articles in periodicals. The decision to copy noncirculating monographs is left to the discretion of Andover-Harvard Theological Library. All copyright restrictions must be observed.
Fees are waived only for loans of Unitarian Universalist materials as well as for copies of noncirculating Unitarian Universalist items. There is a charge for copy requests over 100 pages.
We will loan up to four reels of microfilm per request. Microfilm copies can also be purchased. Please contact the interlibrary loan department for an estimate.
Please submit requests via OCLC or with an ALA ILL form. We discourage telephone requests, although they may be accepted in emergencies.
For more information about interlibrary loan, consult the access services staff (617.495.5788) or email interlibrary loan.
For information about copying materials from the Manuscripts and Archives Department, see its reproduction policies.