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Student Volunteer Movement for Foreign Missions Records - Addendum A

Call Number: RG 42a

Scope and Contents

This record group should be used in conjunction with Record Group No. 42. The addendum primarily contains records from the time period 1948 to 1959, documenting the administrations of Edward H. Johnson (1948-1954) and L. Newton Thurber (1954-1958).


  • 1886-1964


Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.


  1. I. Volunteer and Inquirer Forms and Statistics
  2. III. General Correspondence
  3. IV. Financial Correspondence and Records
  4. V. Organization and Policy Records
  5. VI. Field Work
  6. VII. Publications and Literature Distribution
  7. VIII. Conventions
  8. IX. Relationships with Other Organizations
  9. X. Photographs


27 Linear Feet (63 boxes)

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

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These records primarily document the last decade of the SVM's autonomous existence, 1949-1959, complementing the records found in Record Group No. 42. The Student Volunteer Movement for Foreign Missions was an organization that sought to recruit college and university students in the United States for missionary service. In 1959, the Student Volunteer Movement, the United Student Christian Council, and the Interseminary Committee merged to form the National Student Christian Federation.

Biographical / Historical

The Student Volunteer Movement was established in 1886. It became the Commission on World Mission

of the merger-produced National Student Christian Federation of North America in 1959. See the finding aid for the Archives of the Student Volunteer Movement (Record Group No. 42) for more background information.

Guide to the Student Volunteer Movement for Foreign Missions Records, Addendum
Compiled by Carl Beckwith, Martha Lund Smalley, and Mary Richardson
1997, 2012
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Finding Aid Prepared According To Local Divinity Library Descriptive Practices
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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