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bMS 16040

Unitarian Service Committee. Service Camps and Work Camps. Records, 1942-1957: A Finding Aid.

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

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: bMS 16040
Repository: Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University
Creator: Unitarian Service Committee. Service Camps and Work Camps.
Title: Unitarian Service Committee. Service Camps and Work Camps. Records, 1942-1957.
Date(s): 1945-1972.
Quantity: 13 boxes
Abstract: This collections consists of Unitarian Service Committee service camp and work camp records, and administrative material. The records span .

Acquisition Information:

Gift of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee.

Access:

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 be a committee to investigate opportunities both in America and abroad for humanitarian service. In the 1940s, the USC began a program of establishing service camps and work camps that served as non-sectarian, interracial, and multicultural service opportunities for teenagers and young adults. These camps, both domestic and international, centered around work, education, and recreation. The USC chose projects based on need in particular areas and often with the help of cooperating agencies and organizations. The present-day Unitarian Universalist Service Committee continues to endeavor to advance human rights and social justice throughout the world.

Arrangement

Organized into the following series:

Scope and Contents

The bulk of this collection consists of records related to the service camps and work camps run by the Unitarian Service Committee. The records include applications, correspondence, organizational material, and photographs. Records of various domestic and international camps are arranged first domestically, by state and then internationally, by country. The records use the terms service camps and work camps interchangeably, and there does not seem to be a distinction between the two. The collection also contains administrative records of the USC, both dealing with the service camps and work camps and with more general matters, as well as records of affiliated organizations.

General

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.

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