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Exhibit Opening: The Yoke of Bondage Christianity and African Slavery in the United States

December 5, 2018

Opening December 5, our new exhibit is curated by Freshman Seminar 43D: Christianity and Slavery in America, 1619-1865 taught by Professor Catherine Brekus. On display will be original materials from our Special Collections, as well as reproductions from materials held at other Harvard libraries. 

At the reception, 4:30-6:00 on the 2nd floor of the library, the student curators will be on hand to discuss their selections, and the Kuumba Singers of Harvard College will perform, 5:00-5:30.

The exhibit will remain on display until March 15, 2019...

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Meet the Special Collections and Pamphlet Making

October 11, 2018

Thursday, October 11 Rare book with sketch of a dog.

Meet the Special Collections

Drop-in Hours  9 AM to 5 PM

 

Make Your Own Pamphlet

2 to 4 PM

Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Rabinowitz Room (3rd floor),

 

Andover-Harvard Theological Library warmly invites you to come Meet the Special Collections! Drop by and get an up-close look at select items from the library’s Special Collections. Meet the curators, ask questions, make a pamphlet, or simply enjoy a sampling of unique and fascinating research materials from the 13th to the 20th century!

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Book Talk with Michel Mohr "Unitarianism in Japan: Unravelling Its Saga through the UUA Archives"

September 28, 2018

Book Talk - Sept. 28th, 1-3 in Rabinowitz Room

Friday, September 28, 2018 | 1 p.m. 

Rabinowitz Room, Andover-Harvard Theological Library 

  The story of the Unitarian mission to Japan started in the late 19th century, when representatives of the American Unitarian Association were invited by one of the leading intellectuals of the time, Fukuzawa Yukichi. This presence on Japanese soil led to an enthusiastic reception from the elite—to the point of becoming a fad—as large segments of the population were dreaming of making Japan the first cosmopolitan nation of Asia.    

By 1923, the popularity of the Unitarian approach decreased to the point of forcing the mission to withdraw from Japan. The disappearance of liberal Christianity, unsurprisingly, coincided with the rise of nationalism.... Read more about Book Talk with Michel Mohr "Unitarianism in Japan: Unravelling Its Saga through the UUA Archives"

Library Exhibit: ‘Unitarian’ Identity from Servetus to the Transcendentalists,” now in its final week.

May 23, 2018

Unitarian Identity Exhibit PosterPlease stop by the second floor of Andover-Harvard Theological Library to visit our exhibit, “ ‘Unitarian’ Identity from Servetus to the Transcendentalists,” now in its final week. The exhibit will end this Friday, May 25 at 4:00 pm.

Through rare books,...

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"Come Sunday" Film Screening Poster

Film Screening "Come Sunday"

April 20, 2018

 

Wednesday, 4/25/2018 (4:30 - 6:30 pm) in the Sperry Room

Please join Andover-Harvard Theological Library for a free screening of Come Sunday, based upon the ministry of Bishop Carlton Pearson. In 2016, AHTL was gifted Bishop Pearson’s personal archive of audio-visual materials and papers, which is currently being processed by Special Collections. The collection includes thousands of hours of footage of Bishop Pearson and the Azusa...

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Color Our Collections

February 6, 2018

Color Our Collections Week, February 5-9, 2018

We've put together a free, downloadable coloring book (access the pdf below) featuring a variety of images from AHTL's Special Collections.

See something you like? You can always make a request to work with Special Collections materials by emailing specialcollections@hds.harvard.edu.

And don't forget to share your artistic interpretations on social media (#colorourcollections)!