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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.

Amherst College Archives and Special Collections

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.
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Contents List
Series 1: SERMONS,
1904-1962


Series 1, SERMONS, 1904-1962, are handwritten sermons written by Rev. Billings. They are not arranged in any particular order. Three folders of children's sermons are filed at the end of the series.

38 sermons
1905-1928

Box 1: folder 1
33 sermons
1907-1960

Box 1: folder 2
44 sermons
1905-1959

Box 1: folder 3
31 sermons
1906-1926

Box 1: folder 4
52 sermons
1911-1959

Box 1: folder 5
41 sermons
1910-1959

Box 1: folder 6
33 sermons
1905-1944

Box 1: folder 7
44 sermons
1905-1926

Box 1: folder 8
18 sermons
1905-1918

Box 1: folder 9
34 sermons
1905-1935

Box 2: folder 1
15 sermons
1907-1943

Box 2: folder 2
29 sermons
1906-1961

Box 2: folder 3
26 sermons
1905-1936

Box 2: folder 4
38 sermons
1908-1952

Box 2: folder 5
40 sermons
1904-1924

Box 2: folder 6
38 sermons
1909-1959

Box 2: folder 7
20 sermons
1913-1940

Box 2: folder 8
25 sermons
1905-1915

Box 2: folder 9
23 sermons
1905-1933

Box 2: folder 10
67 sermons
1906-1924

Box 2: folder 11
37 sermons
1906-1942

Box 2: folder 12
25 sermons
1910-1936

Box 3: folder 1
25 sermons
1905-1943

Box 3: folder 2
31 sermons
1905-1924

Box 3: folder 3
26 sermons
1907-1924

Box 3: folder 4
25 sermons
1905-1944

Box 3: folder 5
26 sermons
1905-1936

Box 3: folder 6
24 sermons
1905-1915

Box 3: folder 7
28 sermons
1910-1944

Box 3: folder 8
44 sermons
1906-1948

Box 3: folder 9
32 sermons
1905-1956

Box 3: folder 10
64 sermons
1905-1926

Box 4: folder 1
41 sermons
1906-1962

Box 4: folder 2
18 sermons
1912-1962

Box 4: folder 3
51 sermons
1908-1962

Box 4: folder 4
64 sermons
1908-1962

Box 4: folder 5
46 sermons
1949-1959

Box 4: folder 6
90 children's sermons
n.d.

Box 4: folder 7
35 children's sermons
n.d.

Box 4: folder 8
66 children's sermons
n.d.

Box 4: folder 9
24 Old South Church sermons
n.d.

Box 4: folder 10
Series 2: MISCELLANEOUS,
n.d.


Series 2, MISCELLANEOUS, n.d., includes a sermon journal kept by Rev. Billings as well as various undated writings, notes and letters.

Writings, programs, clippings, assorted papers
n.d

Box 4: folder 11
Writings, letters, book binding ("Parlor Games")
n.d.

Box 4: folder 12
Notebooks, church constitution
n.d.

Box 4: folder 13
Binder
n.d.

Box 4: folder 14
Sermon Journal
n.d.

Box 4: folder 15

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Subjects
  • Billings, Osmond Jesse, 1878-1978.
  • Congregational churches--Sermons.
  • Sermons, American--20th century.

Contributors
  • Amherst College. Class of 1900. Billings.


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