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bMS 16020

Unitarian Service Committee. Executive Director. Records, 1947-1948: A Finding Aid.

Andover-Harvard Theological Library


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Last update 2016 September 4

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School
Call No.: bMS 16020
Creator: Unitarian Service Committee. Executive Director.
Title: Records,
Date(s): 1947-1948.
Quantity: 4 boxes
Abstract: Correspondence of the Unitarian Service Committee, chiefly that of Howard Brooks (associate director), Edward Cahill (associate director), and Raymond Bragg (executive director).

Historical Note

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 Content

This collection contains the correspondence of Howard L. Brooks (associate director), Edward Cahill (associate director), and Raymond B. Bragg (executive director). The correspondence is arranged alphabetically according to the correspondent's last name.

Other Descriptive Data

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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