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COLLECTION Identifier: bMS 16201

Unitarian Universalist Service Committee. Audiovisual Records: Photographs, slides, and negatives, 1972-2005

Audiovisual records of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee that include slides, negatives, and photographs. The records span 1972-2005.


  • 1972-2005.


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14 boxes

This collection consists of photographs, slides, and negatives which document a number of humanitarian programs conducted by the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee from 1972 to 2005. These include international programs in Africa, Asia, Central America, North America, and South America; JustWorks, a program established in 1996 which provided opportunities for many people from around the country and overseas to work on issues of racial, social, and economic injustice; and programs geared to assisting children in this country and overseas, such as Promise the Children, an effort launched in 1989 to train UU activists to advocate for needy children. In addition to photographs of UUSC programs, the collection also includes photographs of members of the UUSC Board of Directors; the administrative staff, (including Richard Scobie who was president of the UUSC from 1972 to 1998), the General Assembly (1989; 1991-1998; 2000; 2004); and various demonstrations, events, and conferences. There are also four slide-show presentations in the collection, which are entitled "Breaking the Cycle," "Positive Images of Aging," "Voices of Change," and "Window on the Truth."

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 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.


Organized into the following series:
  1. Series I. UUSC people, events, and gatherings
  2. Series II. Institutional programs
  3. Series III. International programs

Acquisition Information

Gift of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, 2007.

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.
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee. Audiovisual Records: Photographs, slides, and negatives, 1972-2005: A Finding Aid.
Andover-Harvard Theological Library

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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