Unitarian Service Committee. Executive Director. Records, 1941-1951.
The files in this collection cover a wide variety of subjects, focusing mainly on the work of the USC during and after World War II in France, Germany, Poland, Austria, and other parts of Europe, as well as in Canada and the United States. The correspondence deals with such subjects as the displaced intellectuals in Europe who were assisted by the USC; the work of various institutes for child care in Germany; and the plight of Spanish refugees in France. The USC had a program of workcamps for young people who wished to volunteer for service in the United States and abroad, and there are reports, correspondence, and applications concerning the workcamps in this collection. After World War II the Unitarian Service Committee sponsored a number of medical missions in various parts of Europe, and this collection includes information about some of those missions. There is also considerable correspondence about fund raising and public relations for the USC, which includes the correspondence of Elizabeth Schoppe, who was the USC promotional director.
Biographical / Historical
- Unitarian Service Committee. Executive Director. Records, 1941-1951: A Finding Aid.
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