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bMS 562

Kellaway, Richard Allen, 1934-. Papers, 1959-1999: A Finding Aid.

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Last update 2016 July 1

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School
Call No.: bMS 562
Creator: Kellaway, Richard Allen, 1934-.
Title: Kellaway, Richard Allen, 1934-. Papers, 1959-1999.
Quantity: (7 Boxes)
Abstract: Papers of Unitarian Universalist minister Richard Allen Kellaway, including sermons, addresses, correspondence, and orders of service. The papers span 1959-1999.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Richard Allen Kellaway.


There are no restrictions on access to this collection.

Historical Note

Richard Allen Kellaway (1934-) was born in Newton, Massachusetts. He received a BA from Antioch College in 1956, an MA from Southern Illinois University in 1957, and an STB from Harvard Divinity School in 1961. He was ordained a Unitarian Universalist minister at the First Unitarian Church of New Bedford, Massachusetts, in 1961. He served congregations in New Bedford, Massachusetts; Manhattan, New York; and Sarasota, Florida. Upon retirement in 1999, he was designated minister emeritus by the First Unitarian Church of New Bedford, Massachusetts, where he served twice as minister (1960-1968 and 1986-1999), as well as serving as an interim minister, 1980-1981. He also served as associate director for United States programs of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, 1976-1980; and was the founding president of the New Bedford Art Museum. Kellaway is the author of The Trying Out (1968) and co-author, along with Caroline Fenderson, of Connections: Religion as Relating (1986).

Scope and Content

This collection contains material pertaining to Richard Kellaway's ministry, particularly his work at the First Unitarian Church of New Bedford, Massachusetts. Boxes 1-5 contain Rev. Kellaway's sermons, orders of service, and corresponding newsletters arranged chronologically from September 1959 to April 1995. Sermon topics are greatly varied, but include the following: the Unitarian Universalist merger (5/29/60 and 1/4/87); Vietnam and conscientious objector status (11/1965, 6/1/69, 10/12/69, 1/14/68); JFK assassination (11/24/63); humanism (9/19/65, 10/3/65); Watergate (9/16/73); abortion (10/12/80); consumption and consumerism (12/10/89, 2/12/89); American society (9/27/92, 2/23/92); and holiday sermons and sermons focusing on various historical figures. Box 6 contains biographical information, addresses, annual reports, articles and correspondence, as well as ministerial resource files, which include references to organizations and associations to which Rev. Kellaway belonged. Box 6 also contains a Unitarian Universalist curriculum co-written by Kellaway, entitled Connections: Religion as Relating; audio cassette recordings of Kellaway's sermons; and a folder containing correspondence, dated 1991 to 1997, between Rev. Kellaway and New Bedford's "sister" church in Brno, Czechoslovakia. Box 7 contains various Unitarian Universalist publications and some of Rev. Kellaway's reference files.

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