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bMS 16011

Unitarian Service Committee. Administrative Records, 1948-1953: A Finding Aid.

Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University


Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: bMS 16011
Repository: Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University
Creator: Unitarian Service Committee.
Title: Unitarian Service Committee. Administrative Records, 1948-1953.
Date(s): 1948-1953.
Quantity: 34 boxes
Abstract: Records of the Unitarian Service Committee, including correspondence and reports on medical and educational missions conducted in post-war Europe. The records cover 1948-1953.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee.


There are no restrictions on access to this collection.

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.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of correspondence and reports on a wide variety of subjects, most of which document the Unitarian Service Committee's activities in post-war Europe. The records document the medical and educational missions the USC conducted in Europe after the war, and there are also reports on child care programs, case work, and other programs administered by the USC in France, Germany, and other countries. Information on funding sources for the work of the Service Committee is also included. The correspondents include USC staff members Howard Brooks, Raymond Bragg, Thomas Pym Cope, Persis Miller, Arthur Lee, and Helen Fogg. Much of this correspondence is with representatives of the United States government, international governments, international relief agencies, and international medical and nutrition projects personnel.


NOTE: For each entry in the following list, the bMS number indicates the collection number, the number after the slash is 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.

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