These materials were prepared for the First Church in Cambridge, Massachusetts (UU), celebrating its history from the early seventeenth century.
The Harvard Book by Vaille and Clark
A History of Cambridge by Abiel Holmes
An illustrated version (designed exclusively for Harvard Square Library) of the first history of Cambridge, Massachusetts, inclusive of early theological controversies.
Sacred Service in Civic Space by Kathleen R. Parker
This history of three hundred years of community ministry chronicles the work of UU ministers in social justice, chaplaincy, authorship and the arts, and educational and institutional leadership.
Three Prophets of Religious Liberalism by Conrad Wright
Historic context for three important sermons: “Unitarian Christianity” by Channing, “The Divinity School Address” by Emerson, and “The Transient and Permanent” by Parker.
Unitarianism in America by George Willis Cooke
This article (written in 1900) details the history of Unitarianism in America to that point and describes many of its historic figures.
The Unitarian and Universalist Invention of Christmas by Susan Ritchie
An historical account of the role played by Unitarians and Universalists in the celebration of Christmas in America; plus five historic Unitarian Christmas stories.