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Osmond Jesse Billings (AC 1900) Sermons

Identifier: MA.00072

Scope and Contents

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.


  • 1906-circa 1960


Conditions Governing Access

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

Conditions Governing 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.

Biographical / Historical

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.


4 Linear feet (4 records storage boxes)

Language of Materials



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


This collection is organized into two series:

  1. Series 1: Sermons, 1904-1962
  2. Series 2: Miscellaneous, undated

Processing Information

Missing Title

Finding Aid:
2003 Jan
Prepared by:
Sarang Gopalakrishnan '06, Student Encoding Assistant
Sarang Gopalakrishnan, Peter Nelson.
Language of description
Script of description
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Repository Details

Part of the Amherst College Archives and Special Collections Repository

Amherst College Archives & Special Collections
Robert Frost Library
61 Quadrangle Drive
Amherst MA 01002-5000
(413) 542-2299