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bMS 1451

Hopper, Leon. Papers, 1948-1994: A Finding Aid.

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

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: bMS 1451
Repository: Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University
Creator: Hopper, Leon.
Title: Hopper, Leon. Papers, 1948-1994.
Date(s): 1948-1994.
Quantity: 1 collection (3.5 cubic feet (10 boxes)
Abstract: Collected papers of Leon Hopper's activities with Unitarian Universalist ministry and organizations, including the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association and Liberal Religious Youth. Records of these organizations include meeting minutes and agenda, correspondence and reports. Other records in the collection relate to the Unitarian Universalist Black Affairs Caucus and the Transylvania Unitarian Ministers Network as well as to various youth organizations worldwide.

Acquisition Information:

Donated by Leon Hopper in 1995.

Access:

There are no restrictions on access to this collection.

Biographical / Historical

Charles Leon Hopper, Jr., was born on February 21, 1927, in Seattle, Washington. He was ordained to the Unitarian ministry on June 18, 1954, by the First Congregational Parish Unitarian, Petersham, Massachusetts. His ministries include: First Congregational Parish Unitarian, Petersham, Massachusetts (1953-1957); Executive Director Liberal Religious Youth,Boston, Massachusetts (1957-1963); Jefferson Unitarian Church, Golden, Colorado (1963-1976); UUA Director for Ministerial Education, Boston, Massachusetts (1976-1981); East Shore Unitarian Church, Bellevue, Washington (1981-1992). He served as president of the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association, first president of the Unitarian Universalist Partner Church Council, and chair of the Board of Trustees of Meadville/Lombard and as a member of the UUA Board of Trustees. He received the UUA Distinguished Service Award (1998) and the Lewis C. Cornish Award for contributions to international partnerships by the UU Partner Church Council (2001).

Scope and Contents

Collection includes documentation of the Reverend Hopper's activities with Unitarian Universalist ministries and organizations, including the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association and Liberal Religious Youth. Records of these organizations include meeting minutes and agenda, correspondence and reports. Other records in the collection relate to the Unitarian Universalist Black Affairs Caucus and the Transylvania Unitarian Ministers Network, as well as to various youth organizations worldwide.

General

The number after the slash in each entry in the following list indicates the box number, and the number in parentheses is the folder number.

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