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Mulani Global U/U Special Collection

Mūlāni is a Sanskrit word that means “to take root.” The Mūlāni Global U/U Special Collection serves as the repository for materials that document the deep roots of Unitarian, Universalist, and Unitarian Universalist (U/U) international communities. This special collection contains stories, correspondence, sermons, projects, and other materials that shed light on the past and inform future international endeavors.

Mūlāni is a resource for those who are interested in the U/U international story as well as congregations and organizations looking to preserve their documents.

Using the Mūlāni Global U/U Special Collection

With few exceptions, the entirety of the Sankofa Special is open to researchers. Archives staff will inform you if there are any donor placed restrictions on access to a particular collection.

Ask an Archivist

If you have any questions about the Meadville Lombard Archives and Special Collections, just ask!

We can help with...

  • Scheduling an archive visit
  • Accessing archival materials
  • Using our digital archive tools
  • Answering reference questions
  • Scanning selections of documents
  • Donating archival material to Meadville Lombard
  • Creating archives at your local congregation

Steering Committee

Each Special Collection is guided by a steering committee. The chair of the Mūlāni Global U/U Special Collection Steering Committee is Mahesh Upadhyaya. To contact him, email Mahesh Upadhyaya here.

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