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bMS 458

Rose, William Wallace, 1889-1969. Papers, 1889-1969: 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 458
Repository: Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University
Creator: Rose, William Wallace, 1889-1969.
Title: Rose, William Wallace, 1889-1969. Papers, 1889-1969.
Date(s): 1889-1969.
Date(s): 1928
Date(s): 1945
Quantity: 7 boxes
Abstract: Papers of Unitarian minister William Wallace Rose, including sermons, addresses, writings, music, worship material, and biographical information. The papers span 1889-1969.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Joe Thompson, 1979.


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Related Materials

For related collections, please see bMS 605.

Biographical / Historical

William Wallace Rose (1889-1969) was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He received his STD from Tufts College in 1912, attended Harvard Divinity School in 1913 and Yale University in 1916, and received his DD from St. Lawrence University in 1928. Rose also received an honorary DD from the Crane Theological School of Tufts University in 1952. He was ordained to the Unitarian ministry in 1912, at South Weymouth, Massachusetts, and also served parishes in Bridgeport, Connecticut; Rochester, New York; and Lynn, Massachusetts. In 1958, he was named minister emeritus of the First Universalist Church of Lynn, Massachusetts. He was also a music composer and even had one of his compositions, "Chapel Bells," performed by the Boston Pops Orchestra in 1937. Rose is the author of When Death Takes Someone You Love (1928) and Thoughts for Today: Every-Day Resources for Living (1945), a collection of his syndicated newspaper columns on religious matters for The Item.


Organized into the following series:

Scope and Contents

This collection is divided into five series. Series I contains Rose's sermons and addresses, arranged alphabetically by title. Series II is comprised of Rose's other writings, the bulk of which are newspaper articles. Series III consists of music composed by Rose. Series IV contains worship material, including prayers, communion service and funeral materials. Finally, Series V consists of Rose's biographical file containing letters, newspaper clippings, and photographs.

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