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National Campus Ministry Association Records

Call Number: RG 64
Scope and Contents
The original collection, Series I, dates from the NCMA's planning stages in 1964 to 1987 and includes correspondence, minutes, reports, material pertaining to various committees, consultations, and conferences, related organizations, financial material, and printed material. The material is divided according to academic years, beginning with 1964-1965. The material dating from 1968-1969 through 1972-1973 was received in an organized state and the NCMA filing system has been kept intact, except in a few (noted) instances where labeled folders contained no material. The material prior to 1968-1969 and after 1973 has been arranged to correspond with the NCMA filing system.

Series II and III represent additional materials received from the National Campus Ministry Association to document its ongoing activities. Series IV and V contain material from a participant in the NCMA, John S. Duley, who was a campus minister from 1948 to 1968.

The National Campus Ministry Association has served as an important channel of communication for campus ministers, providing supportive fellowship for individual members and a unified voice to the outside world. Consultations on complex, timely topics such as problem pregnancies, styles of ministry, and criminal justice have given members opportunities to exchange viewpoints, knowledge and expertise in dealing with a variety of problems. Some of the services the Association currently provides its members include a newsletter, sponsorship and co-sponsorship of regional and national conferences, information on job openings and continuing education opportunities, and other material about and for campus ministry.
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of the National Campus Ministry Association and of John S. Duley
  1. I. NCMA Filing System
  2. II. 1997 Addendum
  3. III. 2010 Addendum
  4. IV. 2013 Addendum (John S. Duly papers)
  5. V. 2015 Addendum (John S. Duly papers)
Related Materials
The papers of the NCMA provide a valuable complement to other collections at the Yale Divinity Library that document religious work among college and university students, including the Archives of the New England Commission for United Ministries in Higher Education, the Archives of the Student Christian Movement in New England, the Archives of the YMCA-Student Division, the Archives of the National Student Christian Federation, and others.

The majority of John Duley's papers are at the Michigan State University Archives, UA.17.371.
12.75 Linear Feet (32 boxes)
Related Names
National Campus Ministry Association
Duley, John S.
Language of Materials