Andover-Harvard Theological Library
Andover-Harvard holds about 100,000 volumes of rare books, tracts, pamphlets and other historical material, including 23 incunabula. The holdings include early Hebrew, Latin and Greek Bibles as well as many Bibles in vernacular languages printed on missionary presses. There are first editions of Luther, Calvin, Melanchthon, Zwingli, Arminius and other reformers. Its collection of pamphlets is strong in all aspects of American religious life, especially with attentiveness to issues of diversity in regard to gender, race, ethnicity, religious tradition, and class. The library serves as the institutional archives for the Unitarian Universalist Association, the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, and their predecessor agencies; this includes collections of all available works of recorded knowledge--books, pamphlets, hymnals, serial, curricula, and ephemeral publications as well as manuscripts, congregational records, papers of clergy, and other formats. The library also collects in depth the publications of the so-called nonconforming and dissenting bodies, e.g., Congregational, Mennonites, Quakers, Anabaptists, and Moravians. See the library's collections pages for more information.
The class Women and Christian Missions in World History was recently taught by Andover-Harvard Theological Library staff.
- Assistance with presentation of materials in class
- Assistance with selection of materials
- Bibliography of materials used in class
- Pre-class planning appointment
- Ongoing reference assistance for students interested in using collections for course assignments
- Introduction to Archives and Special Collections Research
- Stained Glass Window
- Computer and data projector
- DVD player
- Cassette player
- 35 mm slide projector
- Overhead transparency projection
- VHS video player
- CD audio player
Class limit: 20
The Andover-Harvard Theological Library does not have a publicly available calendar. When making a request, please submit with your preferred times and a staff member will get back to you.