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COLLECTION Identifier: bMS 16078

Unitarian Service Committee. Fund Raising and Publicity. Records, 1940-1988.


Annual reports; fund raising material; descriptions of USC projects; and drawings and poems by World War II refugees. The records span 1940-1988.


  • Creation: 1940-1988.


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1 boxes

This collection contains annual reports from 1946 to 1988 with some gaps; fund raising brochures and pamphlets; descriptions of Service Committee projects; and drawings and poems by refugees of World War II.

Biographical / Historical

The Unitarian Service Committee was formed as a standing committee of the American Unitarian Association in May 1940. Its purpose was 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.

Related Materials

For related collection, please see bMS 16058.

General 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.

Unitarian Service Committee. Fund Raising and Publicity. Records, 1940-1988: A Finding Aid.
Andover-Harvard Theological Library
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Repository Details

Part of the Harvard Divinity School Library, Harvard University Repository

Special Collections at Harvard Divinity School 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. Known as Andover-Harvard Theological Library since 1911, it was renamed the Harvard Divinity School Library in 2021.

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