United States -- Religion
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:
Sydney Ahlstrom Papers
Call Number: RG 83
Overview: The papers document Ahlstrom's professional career, his writings, lectures, courses taught at Yale, his extensive participation in scholarly and church-related organizations. Conditions at Yale and in New Haven during the turbulent years of the late 1960s and early 1970s are well documented. Correspondence documents his friendships, family life, and professional affairs, revealing his opinions on a wide range of issues, his sense of humor and warm personality. The collection includes material...
Found in: Yale Divinity Library > Sydney Ahlstrom Papers
Horace Bushnell papers
Call Number: MS 1291
Overview: Letters by and about Horace Bushnell collected by his daughter, Mary Bushnell Cheney in connection with her book: Life and Letters of Horace Bushnell (New York, Harper & Brothers, 1880). The earliest items are a letter from Bushnell's great-grandmother to his mother (n.d.) and a letter to him from his grandmother, Mary Bushnell (1823 June 7). The letters from Bushnell to his daughter, to friends, and to parishioners seeking advice were written between 1855 and 1874. Also in the collection...
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > Horace Bushnell papers
Lewis Perry Curtis family papers
Call Number: MS 587
Overview: The papers consist of four series of professional and family material. Series I (1912-1976) contains professional correspondence and research materials of Lewis Perry Curtis. Series II contains Curtis family correspondence (1912-1976). Series III holds the correspondence of the Sullivan family (1916-1980). Material in Series IV consists of correspondence (1797-1914) and personal papers of several generations of family members, and business papers (1793-1914). The addition, Accession 1997-M-063,...
David J. Edwards papers
Call Number: MS 995
Overview: Correspondence and sermons relating to David J. Edwards' religious work for the American and English Union Church in Leipzig, Germany, and for various churches in the United States and Brussels, Belgium.
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > David J. Edwards papers
Roger Griswold papers
Call Number: MS 256
Overview: Chiefly letters by Roger Griswold, of which three-fourths were written to his wife, Fanny Rogers Griswold, while he served in Congress, in Philadelphia and Washington, 1794-1805. While the letters to his wife are largely on family and practical matters relating to the family farm in Lyme, Connecticut, his letters to his father, Matthew Griswold, and to his brother, also Matthew, discuss politics briefly. A letter to Secretary of War, William Eustis, discusses the issue of placing the...
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > Roger Griswold papers
Enoch Hale Papers
Call Number: RG 66
Overview: Correspondence relates to Hale's roles as minister, father, educator, Secretary of the General Association of Congregational Churches and Ministers of Massachusetts, and Secretary of the Hampshire Missionary Society. Diaries contain brief daily entries describing the weather, notable activities and events, sermons written and preached, town meetings attended, marriages performed, visitors received, journeys taken and chores performed. Also included is information regarding births and deaths in...
Found in: Yale Divinity Library > Enoch Hale Papers
Hart family papers
Call Number: MS 265
Overview: Principally the papers of the related Hart and Norton families of Connecticut, descendants of Hawkins Hart. Included are correspondence, legal papers, chiefly concerning the transfer of property in Wallingford, Barkhamsted, Farmington and Berlin, and writings on religious topics. The correspondence consists of letters of the Norton family of Berlin, Connecticut written mostly between 1835 and 1846 to their son, William H. Norton, who was living in Troy, New York and then in Georgia. The letters...
Dates: 1721-1894, bulk 1721-1850
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > Hart family papers
Dwight L. Moody Papers
Call Number: RG 28
Overview: The collection provides valuable biographical information about Dwight Lyman Moody. Correspondence includes family letters, letters of condolence on the occasions of Moody's illness and death in 1899 and the death of his wife in 1903, letters regarding anecdotes of Moody's life, and memoirs, memos and letters compiled by his granddaughter. Sermons contain notes, transcripts and published compilations of sermons. Journals, clippings and articles consist of material describing Moody and his...
Found in: Yale Divinity Library > Dwight L. Moody Papers
John R. Mott Papers
Call Number: RG 45
Overview: The papers document the multitude of activities and involvements pursued by John R. Mott in over seventy years of working life. General correspondence, 1886-1955, comprises nearly half the bulk of Mott's papers, and includes letters to and from prominent American governmental leaders, philanthropists, international political, social, and religious leaders. Family papers and correspondence provide valuable biographical and genealogical information as well as revealing another dimension of Mott's...
Found in: Yale Divinity Library > John R. Mott Papers
Liston Pope Papers
Call Number: RG 49
Overview: The papers document Pope's career and thought. They are primarily related to his professional work, but personal insights are also available, particularly in the correspondence with his wife and friends. The collection provides information about theological education in the United States, the activities of the ecumenical movement during the 1950s, the relationship of the church (particularly the Congregational denomination) to social concerns such as labor and race relations during the 1950s....
Found in: Yale Divinity Library > Liston Pope Papers
Roger Minott Sherman papers
Call Number: MS 1099
Overview: Chiefly correspondence (1800-1842) on legal matters, with some references to politics. The principal writers are Theron Beach, Oliver D. Cooke, Mason Cogswell, William W. Ellsworth, Josiah Stebbins, Eli Tod, Gideon Tomlinson, and Frederick Wolcott. Also in the papers is Sherman's declaration of religious belief (1795) and bills and receipts (1811-1846). An addition to the papers contains genealogical information and writings.
Dates: 1795-1879, bulk 1795-1846
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > Roger Minott Sherman papers
Henry Knox Sherrill Family Papers
Call Number: RG 67
Overview: These papers relate primarily to the life and work of Henry Knox Sherrill and his son Henry Williams Sherrill. The papers document Henry Knox Sherrill's career as an Episcopal rector, Bishop of Massachusetts, and Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, his wartime chaplaincy work (in France during World War I and as Chairman of the United States General Commission on Chaplains during World War II), his ecumenical leadership as President of the National Council of Churches and the World...
Augustus Hopkins Strong papers
Call Number: MS 1127
Overview: Chiefly student papers of Augustus H. Strong during his attendance at Yale College (1855-1857), and at the Rochester Theological Seminary (1857-1859). Also included are fifteen sermons and other addresses, and the typescript for his book, American Poets and their Theology, published in 1916.
Benajah Ticknor papers
Call Number: MS 495
Overview: Journals, letterbook, medical notes, and essays of Benajah Ticknor, doctor and surgeon with the U.S. Navy. Of primary importance are the journals which describe journeys made by Ticknor with the Navy to South America, the Far East, and Europe.
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > Benajah Ticknor papers
George Leon Walker and Williston Walker Papers
Call Number: RG 51
Overview: Correspondence, diaries, notes and writings of George Leon and Williston Walker form the core of the collection and provide extensive biographical information. They detail the activities of a typical New England clergyman during the second half of the 19th century and provide information on national news, political events, the Civil War, slavery, financial news on currency and taxes, and daily weather conditions. Also included are records of sermons preached and pastoral records. George Leon...
World Student Christian Federation North America Regional Office Records
Call Number: RG 46A
Overview: This record group documents the operations of the North America Regional Office of the WSCF and the issues that were of concern to the Office. The North America Regional Office of the World Student Christian Federation existed from 1973 to 1988, then was reinstated in the early 2000s. National and local movements, especially in Canada, continued throughout the hiatus of the regional body. Its purpose is to coordinate ecumenical Christian student work in the United States and Canada.
Dates: 1920-2010, bulk 1973-1989