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bMS 98

Rice, William Brooks, 1905-1970. Papers: A Finding Aid.

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: bMS 98
Repository: Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University
Creator: Rice, William Brooks, 1905-1970.
Title: Rice, William Brooks, 1905-1970. Papers, 1927-1970.
Date(s): 1927-1970.
Quantity: 19 boxes
Abstract: Papers of Unitarian minister William Brooks Rice (1905-1970) including sermons, addresses, general correspondence, special correspondence relating to the Charles Street Jail, Boston, wedding services, funeral services, prayers, and biographical material.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Mrs. Elizabeth S. Rice, 1971.

Biographical / Historical

William Brooks Rice (1905-1970) graduated from Tufts College in 1938. Prior to pursuing a career in the ministry, he was an architect in Boston. In 1938, he was ordained to the Unitarian ministry at Francestown, New Hampshire, and he subsequently served parishes in Dover and Wellesley, Massachusetts. During his career he served as director of the American Unitarian Association, chair of the AUA Department of Ministry, and chair of the AUA Ministerial Fellowship Committee. Rice served as chairman of the Joint Merger Commission, which accomplished the merger of the Unitarian and Universalist denominations in 1961. In 1964, he received the UUA Distinguished Service Award.

Arrangement

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Scope and Contents

Sermons, 1933-1970; addresses, 1935-1966; general correspondence, 1933-1969; special correspondence relating to the Charles Street Jail, Boston, 1954-1968; wedding services; funeral services; prayers; and biographical material. Correspondents include Richard Cardinal Cushing, Marshall Edward Dimock, Christopher Rhodes Eliot, Dana McLean Greeley, Francis Greenwood Peabody, and Palfrey Perkins

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