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COLLECTION Identifier: bMS 16029

Unitarian Service Committee. Administrative Records, 1946-1950.

Correspondence of the Unitarian Service Committee about displaced persons from various parts of Europe; expressions of thanks from refugees in Germany who had received care packages from the Unitarian Service Committee; correspondence to and from Helen Fogg, who was director of the Child Care Institute in Germany; communication from the International Refugee Organization in Geneva, Switzerland concerning displaced persons in Portugal, Spain, and in camps in Germany, and correspondence from John K. Findley about work camps in the United States.

Dates

  • 1946-1950.

Access

There are no restrictions on access to this collection.

Extent

4 boxes

Collection includes correspondence about displaced persons from various parts of Europe; expressions of thanks from refugees in Germany who had received care packages from the Unitarian Service Committee; correspondence to and from Helen Fogg, who was director of the Child Care Institute in Germany; communication from the International Refugee Organization in Geneva, Switzerland concerning displaced persons in Portugal, Spain, and in camps in Germany, and correspondence from John K. Findley about work camps in the United States.

Biographical / Historical

The Unitarian Service Committee was formed as a standing committee of the American Unitarian Association in May 1940. Its purpose was to be a committee to investigate opportunities both in America and abroad for humanitarian service. During and after World War II, The Unitarian Service Committee aided hundreds of displaced persons in occupied countries, allowing many of them to find passage to the United States. The present-day Unitarian Universalist Service Committee continues to endeavor to advance human rights and social justice throughout the world.

Acquisition Information

Gift of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee.

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
Unitarian Service Committee. Administrative Records, 1946-1950: A Finding Aid.
Author
Andover-Harvard Theological Library
EAD ID
div16029

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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