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Billings Sermons, 1906-ca. 1960
4 records storage boxes (4 linear ft.)

Abstract:
Congregational minister. Papers consist mainly of handwritten sermons, but also include a journal and other miscellaneous writings.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the Billings Sermons for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from Billings Sermons should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

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Biographical Note

Osmond Jesse Billings was born on July 9, 1878, in Sharon, Mass. He went to Sharon High School, Boston Latin School, Amherst (BA 1900) and Yale Divinity School (BD 1905). He served as minister at the First Congregational Church in Upton (1908-1915), Union Evangelical Church in Three River (1915-1924), Central Congregational Church in Orange (1925-1936), First Congregational Church in Newbury (1936-1944); and as pastor to the First Congregational Church in Georgetown (1944-1952). In 1926, Billings married Rena Nutting in Amherst. They had three children, Edward, Elizabeth and Carolyn. Billings died in 1978.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Handwritten sermons, including children's sermons, preached by Billings as a minister in various Congregational churches in Massachusetts. Also included are a journal of sermons given and various undated writings, notes and letters.

This collection is organized into two series:


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the Billings Sermons for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from Billings Sermons should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

[Identification of item], in Billings Sermons [Box #, Folder #], Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library

History of the Collection

Processing Information
Finding Aid: 2003 Jan
Prepared by: Sarang Gopalakrishnan '06, Student Encoding Assistant


Additional Information
Contact Information
Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
Robert Frost Library
PO Box 5000
Amherst, MA 01002-5000

Phone: (413) 542-2299
Fax: (413) 542-2692

Email Reference Form: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives/askus
URL: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives

Language
English.