Student Volunteer Movement for Foreign Missions Records - Addendum A
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).
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
- I. Volunteer and Inquirer Forms and Statistics
- III. General Correspondence
- IV. Financial Correspondence and Records
- V. Organization and Policy Records
- VI. Field Work
- VII. Publications and Literature Distribution
- VIII. Conventions
- IX. Relationships with Other Organizations
- X. Photographs
27 Linear Feet (63 boxes)
Language of Materials
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
- Description rules
- Finding Aid Prepared According To Local Divinity Library Descriptive Practices
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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