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University Christian Movement in New England Records - Addendum A

Call Number: RG 88A
Scope and Contents

Series I, Organization and Policy Records, includes historical material spanning sixty-three years, dating back to the founding of the Student Christian Movement in 1934, as well as important internal documents contained in the minutes of the meetings of the Board of Directors from 1966 to 2000. An unpublished history of the Student Christian Movement up until 1948 by Wilmer Kitchen provides valuable historical background. The "Correspondence" subseries contains letters from such notables as President Clinton, Senators Kerry and Kennedy, Newt Gingrich, and "Tip" O'Neill.

Series II, Conferences and Events, is the largest series of the collection. In the "Conferences, Sessions, Planning Meetings" subseries, detailed information from more than fifty major conferences, held from 1942 to 1999, stands as an enduring tribute to the lasting influence of UCMNE. There is extensive documentation related to the 50th anniversary celebration of the UCMNE.

Series III, Related Organizations, contains documentation related to denominational and other organizations with which the UCMNE was involved, including the Student Christian Movement of Canada, the World Student Christian Federation, and the National Ecumenical Student Conference.

Series IV, Financial Matters, contains financial and tax records, primarily from the last quarter of the 20th century, with very slight overlap with the UCMNE archives in Record Group No. 88.

Series V, Publications, contains a small amount of material related to two UCMNE newsletters dating from 1976 to 1999.

The Photographs and Slides of Series VI are a significant addition to the earlier UCMNE archives, with photographs dating back as far as 1886. Many of the photos and slides are undated, but care has been taken to keep them together as they were handed over by the donor, so there is substantial probability that the undated photos come from the same decade as those dated ones with which they were placed.

Series VII, Artifacts, contains items that would have been used at UCMNE conferences and events.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the University Christian Movement in New England.

  1. I. Organization and Policy Records, 1934 - 2000
  2. II. Conferences and Events, 1942 - 1999
  3. III. Related Organizations, 1920 - 1999
  4. IV. Financial Matters, 1947 - 1998
  5. V. Publications, 1976 - 1995
  6. VI. Photographs and Slides, 1886 - 1999
  7. VII. Artifacts, 1990 - 2000
Related Materials

This collection is an addendum to Record Group 88.

These records complement various other collections held by the Yale Divinity Library, including the archives of the UCMNE's predecessor, the Student Christian Movement in New England (RG 57), the YMCA Student Division (RG 58), United Ministries in Higher Education (RG 104), and personal papers of Helen Morton (RG 133) and Margaret Flory (RG 86).

6 Linear Feet (14 boxes)
Related Names
University Christian Movement in New England
Language of Materials