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COLLECTION Identifier: bMS 16254

Unitarian Universalist Service Committee. Scrapbooks and Memorabilia, 1946-1971.


Scrapbooks and memorabilia, mainly clippings, related to the work of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee. The material covers 1946-1971.


  • Creation: 1946-1971.


There are no restrictions on access to this collection.


4 boxes

This collection consists of oversized scrapbooks, posters, and various other certificates, plaques, etc. The scrapbooks, c. 1946-1971, consist largely of newspaper clippings which cover topics such as displaced persons from World War II; a toy loan library; medical teams working abroad, hospital building projects, medical information exchanges in countries such as Germany, Poland, and Israel; collaborations with United Nations service efforts; fund-raising programs; youth volunteer projects; and information about Helen Fogg, who was a leading figure in the Service Committee's activities during and after 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 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.

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 Universalist Service Committee. Scrapbooks and Memorabilia, 1946-1971: 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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