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bMS 593

Arlington Street Church (Boston, Mass.). Records, 1927-1980: Register.

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

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: bMS 593
Repository: Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University
Creator: Arlington Street Church (Boston, Mass.)
Title: Arlington Street Church (Boston, Mass.). Records,
Date(s): 1927-1980.
Quantity: 8.75 cubic feet (25 boxes)
Abstract: Mixed files of correspondence and collected resources on social and religious movements kept by the Arlington Street Church, a Unitarian Universalist church founded in 1729 by Irish immigrants who used a presbyterian form of church government. In 1786 it adopted a congregational polity.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Deposited by Arlington Street Church, 1978 and 1980

Access:

There are no restrictions on access to this collection.

Related Materials

For related collections, please see bMS 4.

Biographical / Historical

Unitarian Universalist church. Founded in 1729 by Irish immigrants who used a presbyterian form of church government. In 1786 it adopted a congregational polity. Known first as "the Presbyterian Church in Long Lane" and later as the Federal Street Church. In 1862 the church moved to a new building on Arlington Street in the Back Bay section of Boston, and its name became the Arlington Street Church.

Scope and Contents

Mixed files of correspondence and collected resources on social and religious movements. Resource topics include: abortion; adoption; alcoholism; capital punishment; draft resistance; housing and hunger; mental health; and population control. Files also reflect congregational operations issues, including adult education; bible studies; physical plant; congregational organizations; day care; service preparations; fund-raising; investments; membership; religious education; and the congregation's relationship with the Unitarian Universalist Association.

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