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COLLECTION Identifier: bMS 16064

Unitarian Service Committee. Administrative Records, 1941-1965.

The bulk of this collection consists of the files of Frederick May Eliot, president of the American Unitarian Association (AUA) from 1937 to 1958. Some of the subjects covered are the Spanish refugees in France; work of the USC in Czechoslovakia and Germany; public relations; the medical missions; and reports from the Ford Foundation.

Dates

  • 1941-1965.

Access

There are no restrictions on access to this collection.

Extent

6 boxes

The bulk of this collection consists of the files of Frederick May Eliot, who was president of the American Unitarian Association from 1937 to 1958. These records include reports and correspondence on the Spanish refugees in France; the situation in Czechoslovakia; public relations; the USC medical missions; plus lists of staff members; personnel records; and USC minutes. There is also correspondence that documents the separation of the USC from the AUA and the incorporation of the USC in 1948. The collection also contains reports on the work of the USC in Germany, which includes correspondence with the Ford Foundation and other donors.

Biographical / Historical

The Unitarian Service Committee (USC) 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: The number after the slash in each entry in the following list indicates 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, 1941-1965: A Finding Aid.
Author
Andover-Harvard Theological Library
EAD ID
div16064

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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