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bMS 16058

Unitarian Service Committee. Fund Raising and Publicity. Records, 1946-1948: A Finding Aid.

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

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: bMS 16058
Repository: Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University
Creator: Unitarian Service Committee. Fund Raising and Publicity.
Title: Unitarian Service Committee. Fund Raising and Publicity. Records, 1946-1948.
Date(s): 1946-1948.
Quantity: 5 boxes
Abstract: This collection consists of correspondence and reports which document the efforts of the Unitarian Service Committee to garner financial support for their post-war work with displaced people in Europe. The records span 1946-1948.

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Related Materials

For related collection, please see bMS 16078.

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 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.

Scope and Contents

The bulk of this collection consists of correspondence and reports which document the efforts of the Unitarian Service Committee to garner financial support for their post-war work with displaced people in Europe. The correspondence includes appeals to Unitarian churches throughout the United States to set up local campaign committees; appeals to individuals for financial support; reports documenting the efforts of college students to send supplies to students in Europe, and letters of thanks to supporters. There is also information about various aspects of the work of the USC, including information about work camps for young people in the United States and abroad. Some of the correspondents represented in this collection are Helen Fogg, who was campaign director of the New England area; Robert C. Wells, director of the southwest area; Igor Yussupoff, director of the national campaign in 1947; Seth Gano, chair for the UNew EnglandUSC Fund; and USC members William Emerson, Gertrude DonDero, and Edward Cahill.

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. 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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