World Student Christian Federation Board of Trustees in the U.S. Records
Scope and Contents
The first series of this collection contains correspondence and minutes of the Board of Trustees of the World Student Christian Federation, which for many years had its headquarters at 475 Riverside Drive, New York. Margaret Flory was chairperson of the Board of Trustees during the period covered by these records. Other correspondents are William S. Ellis, John E. Jordan, Ruth Harris. Much of the work of the Board of Trustees related to financial oversight and appeals, but the correspondence also contains material related to student Christian movement activities in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, and efforts to resuscitate the North American student Christian movement in the 1980s.
- 1949 - 1997
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Newton Thurber
- I. Administrative Files
- II. Financial Records
- III. Tax Reports
8.5 Linear Feet (10 boxes)
Language of Materials
The material in this collection consists of administrative and financial records of the WSCF U.S. Board of Trustees. The World Student Christian Federation was created in 1895 as an international student Christian movement which could encourage and coordinate the work of national student Christian movements. The WSCF has headquarters in Geneva, but maintained a U.S. Board of Trustees to guide policy and financial operations in North America.
Biographical / Historical
The World's Student Christian Federation was created in 1895 to fulfill its founders' vision of an international student Christian movement which could encourage and coordinate the work of existing national student Christian movements, as well as stimulate the formation of unified student movements in countries where they did not exist. The U. S. Board of Trustees was entrusted with financial jurisdiction over the U.S. operations of the WSCF.
- Guide to the World Student Christian Federation Board of Trustees in the U.S. Records
- Compiled by Martha Lund Smalley
- 2001, 2017
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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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