I need information to understand the influence of Olympia Brown on American women clergy.

I recommend starting with two reference works --

American National Biography Online (for a brief biography of Olympia Brown and bibliography of sources for further study)

Encyclopedia of Women and Religion in North America  (Follow up on references to Olympia Brown in the index)


For information about the history of women at HDS, see this article by Ann Braude in the Harvard Theological Review --

Braude, Ann. 2006. "A short half-century: fifty years of women at Harvard Divinity School." Harvard Theological Review 99, no. 4: 369-380. ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials, EBSCOhost (accessed December 8, 2010).




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