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Unitarian, Universalist, and Unitarian Universalist Resources (Community Patrons) : General UU Resources

As a Unitarian Universalist library, we hold extensive material produced by and about Unitarians, Universalists, Unitarian Universalists, and liberal religion more broadly. The material on this page is not meant to be exhaustive or representative, but these resources are all organized chronologically or by individual named entries, making them excellent reference resources. 

Digital Reference Resources

Other Digital Resources

While Google Books and Hathi Trust are not explicitly focused on Unitarian and Universalist material, they do contain extensive, full-text searchable copies of 18th, 19th, and early 20th century Unitarian, Universalist, and liberal religious pamphlets, books and other published material.

Questions?

Unitarian Universalism is our specialty! Our team of librarians and archivists can answer questions you have you about using these resources, finding more specialized resources, or any other question about Unitarian Universalism. 

Print Reference Resources

All of these resources are held by Wiggin Library and can be checked out by students and community members. These general resources provide overviews of UU history, theology, polity, and practices. To check out a book, just click the title to open its online catalog record.

All of these resources are held by Wiggin Library and can be checked out by students and community members. These resources are historical in nature and contain primary documents and entries for both individuals and congregations. To check out a book, just click the title to open its online catalog record.

All of these resources are held by Wiggin Library and can be checked out by students and community members. These books contain entries on individual theologians. To check out a book, just click the title to open its online catalog record.

All of these resources are held by Wiggin Library and can be checked out by students and community members. This book provides a chronological overview of liberal religious education. To check out a book, just click the title to open its online catalog record.

Organized by region, by congregation, and by minister, Unitarian, Universalist, and Unitarian Universalist directories and yearbooks provide extensive information about congregation size and growth. 

Print

The Wiggin Library at Meadville Lombard holds a complete set of the Unitarian print directories, a near complete set of the Universalist directories, and a complete set of Unitarian Universalist directories. To access print copies of these materials at Meadville Lombard, email library@meadville.edu. 

Digital

Andover-Harvard Theological Library had digitized historical Unitarian, Universalist, and Unitarian Universalist yearbooks and directories. Andover-Harvard Digitized Yearbooks and Handbooks

Current Directory 

The UUA currently maintains a digital directory that can be found here: Unitarian Universalist Association Directory  

Meadville Lombard Archives and Special Collections

Meadville Lombard LogoMeadville Lombard has over 400 physical and digital archival collections, with topics ranging from Puritanism to Paganism and everything in between. Our emphasis is liberal religion in the west, 20th century Unitarian Universalism, and communities underserved and excluded by traditional archives. We are particularly proud of our UUA Congregational Records, which tell the story of every Unitarian, Universalist, and Unitarian Universalist congregation from the 1920s to the 1990s.'

Other Libraries and Archives

Meadville Lombard Wiggin Library
180 N. Wabash Ave.
Suite 625 
Chicago, IL 60601


Library and Archives Phone: 312-546-6488        Library Email: library@meadville.edu        Archives Email: archives@meadville.edu