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bMS 190

Kirk, Hazel Ida. Papers, 1886-1957: A Finding Aid.

Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University


Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: bMS 190
Repository: Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University
Creator: Kirk, Hazel Ida.
Title: Papers, 1886-1957.
Date(s): 1886-1957.
Date(s): 1886-1957
Date(s): 1900-1955
Date(s): 1910-1955
Date(s): 1913-1955
Date(s): 1911-1931
Date(s): 1913-1914
Date(s): 1914-1955
Date(s): 1904- 1934
Quantity: 16 boxes
Abstract: Papers of Universalist minister Hazel Ida Kirk, including correspondence, biographical material, sermons, writings, and scrapbooks. The papers span 1886-1957.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of the Universalist Historical Society, 1976.


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Biographical / Historical

Hazel Ida Kirk (1885-1957) graduated from the Canton Theological School of St. Lawrence University in 1915 and was ordained to the Universalist ministry the same year. She served parishes in Ogdensburg, New York; Eastham, Danvers, and Taunton, Massachusetts; Pawtucket, Rhode Island; and Rumford, Maine. Kirk served as a missionary in Japan from 1918 to 1923; was president of the Women's National Missionary Association from 1929 to 1933; and also held various offices in the Women's Universalist Missionary Society of Massachusetts from 1934 to 1939.


Organized into the following series:

Scope and Contents

This collection is divided into eleven series. The first series consists of correspondence, arranged chronologically. Series II consists of biographical papers which include ordination material, certificates, and travel receipts. Series III contains programs and miscellaneous papers, arranged chronologically. Series IV is biographical clippings, also arranged chronologically. Series V consists of scrapbook material, such as correspondence, programs, and clippings. Series VI consists of subject files that include clippings and notes for sermons and lectures. Series VII contains writings by Kirk. Series VIII is sermons and services, arranged chronologically by original date of delivery. Series IX contains lectures, essays, poems, and miscellaneous compositions by Kirk. Most of these lectures were given several times; they are arranged here by the (often approximate) date of original composition. Series X is scrapbooks, photographs, and pictures. Series XI, labeled miscellaneous items, consists of Kirk's diplomas.

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