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COLLECTION Identifier: bMS 16001

Universalist Service Committee. Executive Director. Records, 1942-1957.

Records of Carleton Fisher and Dana Klotzle, who were the two executive directors of the Universalist Service Committee. The collection documents several programs which were jointly conducted by the Universalist and Unitarian Service Committees.

Dates

  • 1942-1957.

Extent

12 boxes

This collection contains the records of Carleton Fisher and Dana Klotzle, who were the two executive directors of the Universalist Service Committee. Fisher was director from 1947 to 1953 and Klotzle was director from 1953 to 1961. The collection documents several programs which were jointly conducted by the Universalist and Unitarian Service Committees. These programs, which were designed to minister to the needs of children who were displaced by World War II, were administered by the International Refugee Organization of the United Nations. They included a program in Hungary designed to provide children with food, clothing, and other necessities; three programs for displaced children in Germany (Auermuhle, Veerssen, and Seessen); and a clothing distribution program in Holland. The collection also contains documentation related to the Universalist work camp program in the United States and in Europe, and the work of the Universalist Service Committee in Japan.

Biographical / Historical

In 1940 the Universalist Board of Trustees appointed an Emergency War Relief Committee to organize support for its Universalist War Relief Fund. The Universalist Service Committee, officially formed in 1945, succeeded the War Relief Committee.

Related Materials

For related collections, please see bMS 16002, bMS 16005, and bMS 369/34 (photographs).

General note

NOTE: For each entry in the following list, the bMS number indicates the collection number, the number after the slash is the box number, and the number in parentheses is the folder number.

Portions of this collection have been digitized for a collaborative project with the U.S. Holocaust Museum and the Centre de Documentation Juive Contemporaine (CDJC), France. Those items have a "See digital image" link.
Title
Universalist Service Committee. Executive Director. Records, 1942-1957: A Finding Aid.
Author
Andover-Harvard Theological Library
EAD ID
div16001

Repository Details

Part of the Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School Repository

Special Collections at Andover-Harvard Theological Library preserves and makes accessible primary source materials documenting the history of religion and theology, with particular historical emphasis on American liberal religious traditions. Though the historical strengths of the collections have been in the field of Christianity, other religious traditions are increasingly reflected, in step with Harvard Divinity School's evolving focus on global religious studies.

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