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World Student Christian Federation Africa Region Records

 Collection
Call Number: RG 46D

Scope and Contents

These are the official archives of the World Student Christian Federation Africa Regional Office. Many of the documents are available in both English and French. Series I contains legal documents. Series II contains minutes of the Africa Consultative Group, Africa Region Executive Committee, and Africa Regional Committee. Series III contains documentation of training programs and consultations sponsored by the Africa Region, including on human rights, women's leadership, conflict transformation, HIV and AIDS, and economic justice. Series IV contains financial statements. Series V, Addendum 2013, includes material similar to what is contained in the earlier series.

Dates

  • 1971-2012

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposited by the World Student Christian Federation Africa Regional Office, 2007, 2012

Arrangement

  1. I. Legal Documents, 1979-2003
  2. II. Governing Bodies, 1971-2006
  3. III. Program Documentation, 1987-2006
  4. IV. Financial Records, 1986-2006
  5. V. Addendum 2013

Extent

2.5 Linear Feet (6 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.046d

Overview

The archives of the World Student Christian Federation Africa Regional Office include legal documents, minutes, financial records, and documentation of workshops and consultations dealing with issues such as human rights, women's leadership, conflict transformation, HIV and AIDS, and economic justice.

Biographical / Historical

WSCF was founded in 1895 with the aim of uniting movements or associations of Christian students throughout the world. The Federation is organized into six regions, each with its own regional office. The regions and the locations of their regional offices are as follows: Africa (Nairobi, Kenya), Asia-Pacific (Hong Kong), Europe (Trento, Italy), Latin America and the Caribbean (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Middle East (Beirut, Lebanon), North America (New York, United States).

The Africa Regional Office is located in Nairobi, Kenya, and coordinates the efforts of 30 national movements across the continent. These national movements are called student Christian movements or SCMs. In addition to the SCMs, there are also several associate groups and organizations affiliated with the Federation through the Africa Regional Office. The organizational structure of the WSCF Africa Region includes the Africa Regional Committee (ARC), the Regional Executive Committee, and Sub-regional Committees.
Title
Guide to the World Student Christian Federation Africa Region Records
Author
Martha Lund Smalley
Date
2010, 2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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