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bMS 538

Raible, Robert. Papers, 1913-1979: A Finding Aid.

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

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

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: bMS 538
Repository: Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University
Creator: Raible, Robert.
Title: Raible, Robert. Papers, 1913-1979.
Date(s): 1913-1979.
Quantity: 33 boxes
Abstract: Papers of Unitarian minister Robert Jules Raible (1899-1968) including sermons, worship materials, subject files on churches he served, special correspondence with prominent Unitarian Universalist ministers, general correspondence, family correspondence, journals and scrapbooks, and biographical files.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Christopher and Peter Raible, 1983.

Access:

There are no restrictions on access to this collection.

Biographical / Historical

Robert Jules Raible (1899-1968) graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1921, Harvard Divinity School in 1925, and Harvard Graduate School of Education in 1929. In 1953, he received an honorary DD from Starr King School for the Ministry, Berkeley, California. Ordained to the Unitarian ministry in 1925, Raible served First Parish in Cambridge and All Souls in Greenfield, Massachusetts. He was also minister at the First Parish in Peterborough, New Hampshire. Most of his ministry was spent at the First Unitarian Church in Dallas, Texas. He was a prominent leader in the Dallas community, serving as president of the Dallas Mental Health Association and the Dallas Council of Human Relations. Rev. Raible wrote a leaflet titled The Elements of the Unitarian Religion, which was distributed nationally by the American Unitarian Association. In 1957, he preached a sermon on integration, titled Advice to the Dallas School Board, which received national media coverage.

Arrangement

Organized into the following series:

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of sermons (1924-1975), worship materials, subject files on churches served, special correspondence with prominent Unitarian Universalist ministers, general correspondence (1917-1978), family correspondence (1918-1979), journals and scrapbooks, and biographical files.

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