Unitarian Historical Society

Library Collections

For those interested in undertaking research into Unitarian history there are three important library holdings in Great Britain that are particularly useful for this area of research and for dissenting history in general. They are:

Dr. Williams's Library, 14 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0AG
Telephone: 0207 387 3727

Harris Manchester College, Mansfield Road, Oxford 0X1 3TD
Telephone: Library, 01865 271006

Harris Manchester College, Oxford maintains a searchable online index of obituaries of Unitarians from 1798 to the present. The obituaries were published in journals which are held in the College library. It can be accessed here:

John Rylands University Library, Manchester
(Special Collections Division, Unitarian College Collection),
150 Deansgate Manchester, ME3 3EH
Telephone 0161 834 5343

The Unitarian College Collection held at the John Rylands University Library can now be accessed online from this link:

In the United States the main library holding material relating to Unitarian,
Universalist and Unitarian-Universalist history is:
Andover-Harvard Library, Harvard Divinity School,
45 Francis Avenue, Cambridge MA 02138, USA

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