“Bibliography,” in Historical dictionary of Unitarian Universalism by Mark W. Harris"Harris’ “Bibliography” is a comprehensive record of history sources. Although the bibliography is not annotated,it begins with several pages of background information on resources, provides a table of contents, and indexes its items by the following headings: Periodicals and Yearbooks, Published Primary Sources, Biography, Histories (sub-categorized by region, time period, etc.), and Worship." Dwyer
Contemporary American religion - “Unitarian Universalist Churches” by Wade Clark Roof"This entry discusses the merger of the Universalist Church of America (UCA) and American Unitarian Association (AUA) to form the UUA. Entries cover the dominant views of humanism and naturalistic theism in UU, the UU role in the civil rights, gay/lesbian rights, women’s rights movements, and the Vietnam War protests. The entry highlights politics in UU and discusses the demographics of UU members. There is a brief bibliography, and extensive cross-referencing to many entries concerning issues in UU (i.e., “Ordination of Women,”“Humanism,” etc.)." Dwyer,
The Unitarians and the universalists by David Robinson"Robinson traces the history of these two religions in the United States from colonial times to the twentieth century liberal religious movement. He highlights the demographic and ideological differences and similarities of the two religions." Dwyer
Black Pioneers provides a closer look at the role of African Americans in UU, an underrepresented minority in the church. It focuses primarily on two black Unitarian ministers and their attempts to bring their religion to black communities in New York and Chicago. It also analyzes the reasons
why UU remains such an overwhelmingly white religion and suggests solutions for more integration. Despite its age, the issues addressed in this book are challenges still faced by the religion today. The appendix contains a list of black Unitarian,Universalist, and UU ministers. Also contained are detailed research notes, a selected bibliography, and a thorough alphabetical subject index. - from Tierney V. Dwyer's "Unitarian Universalism: A Research Guide"
William Ellery Channing : an essay on the liberal spirit in America by Andrew Delbanco"As the “founder of American Unitarianism,” Wiilliam Channing is one of the most important figures in the history of UU.Delbanco traces the development of Channing's thinking on the relation of man to God and nature, on the reality of evil, on the autonomy of the individual. He reveals Channing's hope and doubt concerning America's contribution to human progress."
Emerson : the mind on fire : a biography / by Robert D. Richardson, Jr."Richardson gives careful attention to the enormous range of Emerson's readings—from Persian poets to George Sand—and to his many friendships and personal encounters—from Mary Moody Emerson to the Cherokee chiefs in Boston—evoking both the man and the times in which he lived. Throughout this book, Emerson's unquenchable vitality reaches across the decades, and his hold on us endures"
Starr King School for the Ministry houses a 1,300-volume library covering the history of Unitarian Universalism from the early 16th century to the Rev. Thomas Starr King’s San Francisco ministry during the Civil War. The collection was named for Earl Morse Wilbur, the school’s first president (1904 to 1931) and the author of “A History of Unitarianism, Vol. I & II, ” the first comprehensive chronicle of the movement since the 16th century, as well as “Our Unitarian Heritage,” available online.
This collection of pamphlets contains information about the Unitarian church. Thoughts on world-wide Christianity, Bible study, mortality, infidelity, modernity, evolution, converson, Christmas and the Midwinter festival, church unity, and thoughts on other religious doctrins are in this collection. Most of the material provided in this collection was written by John H. Dietrich for a mirriad of Unitarian groups. Charter and bylaw revision for the Universalist Church of America and a tentative constitution for the Free Church of America are included here