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bMS 647

Kapp, Max Adolf. Papers: A Finding Aid.

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

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: bMS 647
Repository: Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University
Creator: Kapp, Max Adolf.
Title: Kapp, Max Adolf. Papers, 1928-1977.
Date(s): 1928-1977.
Quantity: 4 boxes
Abstract: Sermons of Universalist minister Max Kapp (1904-1979) dating from 1928 to 1975 delivered at churches in various towns and cities throughout Massachusetts and upstate New York.

Biographical / Historical

Max Kapp (1904-1979) was born in Herkimer, New York. He attended the Theological School of St. Lawrence University and received his AB in 1926 and BD in 1928. He was ordained as a Universalist minister in Newtonville, Massachusetts, in 1928. He held ministerial settlements in Massachusetts and New York. Kapp received an STM from Harvard Divinity School in 1931 and an honorary DD from the Theological School of St. Lawrence University in 1943. Later that same year, he was appointed as professor of homiletics and philosophy of religion. He would go on to serve as the school's Dean from 1961 to 1965, until its closing. He also served as president of the Universalist Ministers' Association and the New York State Convention of Universalists. In 1965, Kapp then accepted a position as director of overseas and interfaith relations for the Unitarian Universalist Association, which he held until 1970. He then served as minister to a small Unitarian Universalist society in Martha's Vineyard until his death in 1979.

Arrangement

Organized into the following series:

Scope and Contents

The bulk of the collection is comprised of sermons from 1928 to 1975 delivered at churches in various towns and cities throughout Massachusetts and upstate New York. The sermons are arranged chronologically.

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