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Urantia Book Historical Society archive
ARC Mss 68  
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Description
The Urantia Book Historical Society archive chronicles the philosophy, activities, and teachings of the Urantia Book from its inception in the early 1910s to 2006. The collection consists of materials concerning Urantia Foundation and related groups, such as administrative records, court documents, conference proceedings, correspondence, newspaper-clippings, audiovisual material, Urantia book prints, essays, organizational publications and related research materials. Included are educational materials of the Urantia Book, especially the Boulder School, and members' personal papers.
Background
The Urantia Book, first published in 1955, is spiritual book that presents the origins, history, and destiny of humanity. The teachings traverse concepts of the universe, life and teachings of Jesus from a Christian perspective, and personal spiritual growth. The exact circumstances surrounding the origins of The Urantia Book are vague as the book is without an author, but instead the writings are believed to be from celestial beings providing an "epochal" religious revelation. The Uranita Book consists of 196 papers divided into four parts.
Extent
21 boxes (21 Linear Feet)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.
Availability
The collection is open for research.