Treasures of the Archives

To commemorate Earth Day, Unity Archives revisits the history and wonder of Unity Farm, which was begun and maintained with an intentional and celebrated respect for the earth.

It was the summer of 1919 when Unity cofounder...

Prayer is the founding centerpiece of Unity. The healing power of affirmative prayer started in the 1880s when Charles and Myrtle Fillmore each experienced physical healing from their prayers and faith in God.  
 
“Prayer was the crux, core, and sinew of those first...

Unity started offering its materials in braille as early as 1935, when it started publishing Daily Word® in braille.

Throughout the years, Unity continued to offer and expand its...

Unity cofounder Charles Fillmore believed Lent marked a time for personal transformation. 

“Lent is a season of spiritual growth, a time for progressive unfoldment,” Fillmore wrote in Keep a True Lent, which was published posthumously in 1953.

The hardcover book drew...

A beautiful Macklin Bible of 1800 is on display at Unity Archives, where it is permanently housed. Only 150 of the six-volume sets were printed, making it among the rarest objects in the archives’ collection.

The illustrated folio Bible is named...

Myrtle Fillmore

Often referred to as “the heart” of Unity, cofounder Myrtle Fillmore was known for her thoughtful, joy-filled letters to people throughout the world who requested prayer.

She and Charles Fillmore met in 1876 and married in 1881. It was her personal healing experience with prayer that led...

The renowned “winged globe” emblem first appeared in print in June 1891, on the cover of the debut issue of Unity magazine (now Unity Magazine®). Since then, the symbol has gone through more than 100 different designs...

Early on Charles Fillmore did not understand the importance of diet in his life. However, as he prayed for guidance on the matter he was shown that the food that entered the human body passes through a refining process he called “regeneration.” This was a prerequisite for the building of the...

On December 7, 1892, Unity founders Charles and Myrtle Fillmore expressed into written words their personal commitment to the Spirit of Truth and through it, to the Society of Silent Unity. Up until that time, the Fillmores had been organizing a prayer group known as Silent Unity®....