On-line resources for Unitarian & Universalist historians

A short list of the standard Unitarian and Universalist history and heritage resources would include:

Some useful links

Archive Grid at WorldCat is "the" worldwide resource finding aid

Boston Collaborative Encyclopdia of Western Theology

Brown University

California Digital Library



Cooperative Digital Resources Initiative - theological

A project of  the American Theological Library Association and Association of Theological Schools. Contains digital images of woodcuts, photographs, slides, papyri, coins, maps, postcards, manuscripts, lithographs, sermons, shape-note tune books, and various forms of Christian art, architecture, and iconography.

Clarence Darrow Archives

Clarence Darrow's father, Ammirus Darrow went to Bethany College in Meadville, Pennsylvania. He completed his theology degree but did not become a minister. While in Meadville, Ammirus and wife Emily joined and attended the Unitarian Congregation. Vincent Silliman in a sermon on the history of the Beverly (Illinois) Unitarian Church quoted an elderly member who remembered Clarence listening to Florence Kollock preach.

David Ramsey Maps

Dictionary of Candian Biography

Digital Commons Network 

The Digital Commons Network brings together free, full-text scholarly articles from hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide.

Digital History:

Digital Library Federation

Digital Public Library of America • DPLA

Digital State Archives

Doctor Daniel William's Library & Trust • London

Documenting the American South

Europeana.eu - images, texts, sounds, & videos

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Five College Archive and Manuscript Collection

Also see "Triptych | tri-college digital library" down below

German Baptist Brethren 

Google Book Search

Google Books Ngram Viewer

Google News Archive

Harvard Square Library

Harvard University - Cambridge, Massachusetts

Hathi Trust Digital Library • 10.5 million books at 64 universities

HathiTrust Digital Library • Searchable collections

on Unitarian, Universalist, and/or Continental Unitarian
to access the following collections without having to log in.

Historic New England

Illinois Historic

Illinois CARLI Digital Collections

Hymn Time • The Cyber Hymnal


Illinois Historical Digitization Projects • Northern Illinois University

Indiana Historical Society

Iowa Digital Library

The Internet Archive

Ithaka S+R (Research & Consulting Service related to JSTOR)

Japan - 237 page history published in 2004

Yuniterian to Fukuzawa Yukichi / Tsuchiya Hiromasa cho.

Kentucky Digital Library

Lantern Media History

Library of Congress

Massachusetts • Digital Commonwealth • Massachusetts Collections Online

Making of America

Meadville Lombard Theological School - Chicago

Media History Digital Library

Michigan •  Department of Natural Resources

Minnesota Historical Society

MNOPEDIA - Minnesota Historical Society

A resource for reliable information about significant people, places, events, and things in Minnesota history

Missouri History Museum

The National Archives - U.K.

National Library of Australia (NLA)

Great Unitarian Political Leaders of Australia and New Zealand

Newspapers On-line

State by state listing of historical newspapers that are available on line including free and pay archives.

New York Public Library Digital Collections

New York Heritage - Digital Collections

NYS Historic Newspapers

New Zealand Electronic Text Centre

Ohio Link Digital Resource Commons

Oklahoma State University • Electronic Publishing Center

British Pathé

PAL: Perspectives in American Literature - Research and Reference Guide

Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA)

University of Michigan - Bentley Historical Library

University of Michigan - Digital General Collection

The Minns Lectures

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

New York Public Library - Digital Gallery

New York Times

Online Archive of California

Online Books - University of Pennsylvania

The Open Library

Presbyterian Historical Society • the National Archivesof the PC(USA)

Organized in 1852, the Presbyterian Historical Society is the oldest* denominational archives
in the United States and serves as the national archives for the Presbyterian Church (U. S. A.)
and many predecessor denominations. Its holdings include more than 250,000 titles reflecting the
history of the Presbyterian tradition in America. 

* the Universalist Historical Society was founded in 1834 to: ". . . collect and preserve facts pertaining to the history
and condition of the doctrine of Universalism; together with books and papers having reference to the same subject."

University of Richmond • Digital Scholarship Lab

Religion in American History: A group blog

Spiritualist and Occult Periodicals • www.iapsop.com

Starr King School for the Ministry - Berkeley

The Surman Index

A Timeline of American Thought

Triptych | tri-college digital library • Bryn Mawr, Haverford, & Swarthmore Colleges 

also see "Five Colleges Archives & Manuscript Collections," above

Tufts University Digital Library

Wales and Welsh Unitarians

University of Washington Libraries

University of Wisconsin Digital Collections

The Internet Wayback Machine

Wisconsin Historical Society • Digital Collections

Wright American Fiction Collection at Indiana University

Yale University Library • Digital Collections