Dorothy Tilden Spoerl was born in Brooklyn. She was ordained a Universalist minister in 1929. Most famous as a religious educator, she was also co-author with Sophia Lyon Fahs of the popular Beginnings of Life and Death and Beginnings of Earth and Sky. In 1966, Spoerl became adult programs editor for the Unitarian Universalist Association. From This Day in Unitarian Universalist History, by Dr. Frank Schulman.
The Harvard Square Library is a online resource on Unitarian Universalist History maintained by the First Church in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The site features several biography sections, including notable Unitarian Americans from 1740 to 1900 (John and Abigail Adams, Margaret Fuller, Susan B. Anthony to name just a few of the list of 100) and from 1936-1961 (May Sarton, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Adlai Stevenson are among the 150 people profiled). There is a daily feature called ” This Day in Unitarian Universalist History,” in which people and events are profiled throughout the year.
There are also several resources on the City of Cambridge, including the poets of Cambridge and an illustrated version of the 1801 publication of the History of Cambridge by Abiel Holmes, minister of First Church, father to Oliver Wendall Holmes, Sr. (physician and author) and grandfather to Oliver Wendall Holmes, Jr. (United States Supreme Court Justice).