The dictionary is a public web resource that contains hundreds of concise biographies of Unitarian and Universalist leaders and celebrated individuals whose religion was Unitarian, Universalist, or Unitarian Universalist. The biographies in the dictionary are researched, written, illustrated, and edited by historians, ministers, theologians, and lay persons interested in the history of the Unitarian and Universalist movements. A number of our authors are or have been associated with Unitarian Universalist congregations, many have not.
Authors of our biographies:
•do thorough and original research, •strive to maintain high historical standards, and •work to present their findings in a concise and original manner.
The DUUB editors review every work:
•to insure that they conform to standard biographical dictionary form and •are as complete as possible.
The DUUB is a long-term project
Work on the dictionary started in 1999 when a small group of men and women developed lists of possible candidates for inclusion.These lists were winnowed down by the selection committee to approximately 1,000 names. These 1000 names are listed in the A to Z index pages. Somewhat less than half of those biographies have been completed since 1999. Over the next fifteen years we hope to complete most of the original 1000 biographies along with the occasional addition.How you can support this work:1.Report missing links, possible errors, and other anomalies2.Volunteer to assist with editing, proofing, & code-checking3.Join the Unitarian Universalist History & Heritage Society (UUHHS)4.Volunteer to research and write a biography5.Research and write a history of your congregation6.Speed our work with donations to either the DUUB or the UUHHS
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