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COLLECTION Identifier: bMS 347

Papers, 1909-1968.

Papers of Unitarian minister and author Charles Rhind Joy (1885-1978) including sermons, 1909-1967; addresses, 1909-1966; printed articles, 1917-1966; undated manuscript writings; book manuscripts; material on Albert Schweitzer; correspondence, 1937-1968; worship materials; material relating to his work for the Unitarian Service Committee, 1940-1946, Save the Children Federation, 1947-1950, and Cooperative for American Remittances to Europe (CARE), 1951-1955; and biographical material.

Dates

  • 1909-1968.

Access

There are no restrictions on access to this collection.

Extent

54 boxes

Collection includes sermons, 1909-1967; addresses, 1909-1966; printed articles, 1917-1966; undated manuscript writings; book manuscripts; material on Albert Schweitzer; correspondence, 1937-1968; worship materials; material relating to his work for the Unitarian Service Committee, 1940-1946, Save the Children Federation, 1947-1950, and CARE, 1951-1955; and biographical material. Boxes 52-54 include photographs related to his relief work. The general correspondence subseries is arranged alphabetically by correspondent's last name, institution, or organization.

Biographical / Historical

Charles Rhind Joy (1885-1978) graduated from Harvard College in 1908 and in 1911 he received dual degrees from Harvard Divinity School and the Andover Theological Seminary. Ordained to the Unitarian ministry in 1913, he served parishes in Portland, Maine; Pittsfield, Lowell, Dedham, and Boston, Massachusetts; Cincinnati, Ohio; and St. Louis, Missouri. He served as the vice president of the American Unitarian Association from 1930 to 1937. During World War I he was the divisional secretary and regional director of YMCA in France, which began his long and distinguished career in foreign aid. From 1942 to 1946 he served as the director of the Unitarian Service Committee. He was also the European commissioner and associate executive director of the Save the Children Federation from 1947 to 1950, and was the chief of the Korean (Unitarian) Mission from 1950 to 1955. He also served as an international observer for the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA), and as executive director of the Italian Medical Nutrition Mission. Joy worked extensively with the Cooperative for American Remittances to Europe (CARE). His publications include Harper's Topical Concordance and The Africa of Albert Schweitzer.

Arrangement

Organized into the following series:
  1. Series I. Sermons, 1909-1961
  2. Series II. Addresses, 1909-1966
  3. Series III. Writings of Charles Joy
  4. Series IV. Reviews of books written by Dr. Joy
  5. Series V. Church papers and worship materials
  6. Series VI. Correspondence
  7. Series VII. Save the Children Federation, 1947-1950
  8. Series VIII. Cooperative for American Remittances to Europe (CARE), 1951-1955
  9. Series IX. Unitarian Service Committee
  10. Series X. Miscellaneous
  11. Series XI. Biographical material
  12. Series XII. Photographs

Acquisition Information

Gift of Alice P. Joy, 1979.
Title
Joy, Charles Rhind, 1885-. Papers, 1909-1968 (bMS 347): A Finding Aid.
Author
Andover-Harvard Theological Library
EAD ID
div00347

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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