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

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.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Newton Thurber

  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).

1949 - 1997
8.5 Linear Feet (10 boxes)
Related Names
World's Student Christian Federation
World Student Christian Federation
Language of Materials