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World Student Christian Federation Board of Trustees in the U.S. Records

 Collection
Call Number: RG 46B

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.

Dates

  • 1949 - 1997

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Newton Thurber

Arrangement

  1. I. Administrative Files
  2. II. Financial Records
  3. III. Tax Reports

Related Materials

The World Student Christian Federation records (RG 46) contain the records of the WSCF from its founding until approximately 1925, and consist mainly of materials from John R. Mott's personal collection. RG 46C is an addendum to these materials. The remaining records of the WSCF, roughly 1925-present, are in RG 46F. These materials were held at the WSCF offices in Geneva until 2017.

Records from other regional WSCF offices can be found in RG 46A (North America), RG 46D (Africa) and RG 46E (Europe).

These records are also complemented by the personal papers of Ruth Harris (RG 171) and Margaret Flory (RG 86).

Extent

8.5 Linear Feet (10 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

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

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/divinity.046b

Overview

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.
Title
Guide to the World Student Christian Federation Board of Trustees in the U.S. Records
Author
Compiled by Martha Lund Smalley
Date
2001, 2017
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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