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bMS 434

Skinner, Clarence Russell, 1881-1949. Papers, 1906-1970: A Finding Aid.

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

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: bMS 434
Repository: Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University
Creator: Skinner, Clarence Russell, 1881-1949.
Title: Skinner, Clarence Russell, 1881-1949. Papers, 1906-1970.
Date(s): 1906-1970.
Date(s): 1937
Date(s): 1939
Date(s): 1945
Quantity: 3 boxes
Abstract: Papers of minister Clarence Russell Skinner, including writings, biographical articles about Skinner, and biographical material. The papers span 1906-1970.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of the Universalist Historical Society, 1976.

Access:

There are no restrictions on access to this collection.

Related Materials

For related collections, please see bMS 470.

Biographical / Historical

Clarence Russell Skinner (1881-1949) was a graduate of St. Lawrence University and was ordained in 1906. He served parishes in Lowell, Massachusetts, and Mt. Vernon, New York. In 1914, he became Professor of Applied Christianity at the Crane Theological School of Tufts University. In 1915, he published The Social Implications of Universalism. Increasingly disillusioned with Universalism, he founded the all-inclusive, nondenominational Community Church of Boston in 1920. From 1933 until his retirement in 1945, he served as dean of the Crane Theological School at Tufts University. His published works include Liberalism Faces the Future (1937), Human Nature and the Nature of Evil (1939) and A Religion for Greatness (1945).

Arrangement

Organized into the following series:

Scope and Contents

This collection consists mainly of writings by Skinner, listed alphabetically by title. There are also biographical articles on Skinner, mostly by Alfred S. Cole, and general biographical information including genealogy, clippings, photographs, and correspondence.

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