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Call No.: bMS 16254
Repository: Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University
Creator: Unitarian Universalist Service Committee.
Title: Unitarian Universalist Service Committee. Scrapbooks and Memorabilia, 1946-1971.
Quantity: 4 boxes
Abstract: Scrapbooks and memorabilia, mainly clippings, related to the work of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee. The material covers 1946-1971.
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. 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.
This collection consists of oversized scrapbooks, posters, and various other certificates, plaques, etc. The scrapbooks, c. 1946-1971, consist largely of newspaper clippings which cover topics such as displaced persons from World War II; a toy loan library; medical teams working abroad, hospital building projects, medical information exchanges in countries such as Germany, Poland, and Israel; collaborations with United Nations service efforts; fund-raising programs; youth volunteer projects; and information about Helen Fogg, who was a leading figure in the Service Committee's activities during and after World War II.
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.