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bMS 16064

Unitarian Service Committee. Administrative Records, 1941-1965: A Finding Aid.

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

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: bMS 16064
Repository: Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University
Creator: Unitarian Service Committee.
Title: Unitarian Service Committee. Administrative Records, 1941-1965.
Date(s): 1941-1965.
Quantity: 6 boxes
Abstract: The bulk of this collection consists of the files of Frederick May Eliot, president of the American Unitarian Association (AUA) from 1937 to 1958. Some of the subjects covered are the Spanish refugees in France; work of the USC in Czechoslovakia and Germany; public relations; the medical missions; and reports from the Ford Foundation.

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 (USC) 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. 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 the files of Frederick May Eliot, who was president of the American Unitarian Association from 1937 to 1958. These records include reports and correspondence on the Spanish refugees in France; the situation in Czechoslovakia; public relations; the USC medical missions; plus lists of staff members; personnel records; and USC minutes. There is also correspondence that documents the separation of the USC from the AUA and the incorporation of the USC in 1948. The collection also contains reports on the work of the USC in Germany, which includes correspondence with the Ford Foundation and other donors.

General

NOTE: 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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