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Council for Ecumenical Student Christian Ministry Records

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Call Number: RG 107
Overview: The Council for Ecumenical Student Christian Ministry (CESCM) was founded in 1987 to "in order to create new opportunities for involving students and campus ministries in the work to rebuild an ecumenical student Christian ministry in the United States." This record group contains material related to predecessor organizations and administrative files from CESCM from its inception in 1987 to 2000. The CESCM grew out of the National Ecumenical Student Christian Council (NESCC), which was...
Dates: 1956-2000

Council for Ecumenical Student Christian Ministry Records - Addendum A

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Call Number: RG 107A
Overview: This record group represents a series of addenda to the original archives of the CESCM that were received in 2000. It contains material related to predecessor organizations and administrative files from the CESCM from its inception in 1987 to its dissolution in 2009. The Council for Ecumenical Student Christian Ministry was composed of denominational staff and college/university students from the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), the Episcopal Church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in...
Dates: 1944-2008

Council of Church Boards of Education Records

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Call Number: RG 236
Overview: The Council of Church Boards of Education was a Protestant ecumenical organization created in 1911. The organization was made up of boards of education from several Protestant denominations. The intent of the organization was to promote the cause of religious education in institutions of higher education.
Dates: 1920-1949

Council of Higher Education Ministries records

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Call Number: RG 226
Overview: The archives include minutes and financial information for the Council for Higher Education Ministries' work groups: the Council for Ecumenical Student Christian Ministry, Higher Education Ministries Arena, and United Ministries in Higher Education.
Dates: 1988-2007

Gwen Coventry Papers

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Call Number: RG 241
Overview: These papers relate to Gwen Coventry, an Australian nurse, who worked as a Chistian missionary for Regions Beyond Missionary Union and the United Mission to Nepal in northern India and Nepal between 1959 and 1980. She served first as a hospital nurse in northern India and Tansen, Nepal, then as a community health worker in Bojha, Nepal, and finally as the director of the Community Health Programme for the UMN in Palpa District. She helped develop a structure of distributed rural dispensaries...
Dates: 1958-1996, bulk 1958-1980

Alva I. Cox Jr. Papers

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Call Number: RG 179
Overview: This collection documents the work of Alva I. Cox, Jr., an independent film maker whose work chronicled the civil rights movement, human rights struggles, and ecumenical Christianity both nationally and globally. The films, slides, pictures, audio cassettes, and paperwork of the Cox collection have been organized by topic. Of particular note are the materials related to Cox's film "Kent State: May 1970." The film, cuts, paperwork, and other materials regarding Kent State complement the...
Dates: 1966-1999

Roy and Clara Creighton Papers

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Call Number: RG 177
Overview: Consisting primarily of correspondence between the Creightons and family members in the U.S., this collection provides valuable detailed information about Roy Creighton's work, the life of a typical missionary wife, and the complications of raising a family on the mission field. Roy Creighton was an American architect who supervised the construction of buildings on the mission field. He served under the YMCA and Presbyterian Board in China, at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon, and...
Dates: 1908-1972

Daniel Webster Crofts Papers

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Call Number: RG 240
Overview: Letters and writings document the life and work of Daniel Webster Crofts, an American missionary serving under the China Inland Mission, primarily in Guizhou Province, China from 1895 to 1944. Detailed letters written to the Crofts children describe the evangelization and literature distribution work of Crofts and his first wife Verna Hammarén Crofts and his second wife Mabel Harlow Crofts, as well as their way of life in a rural area beset by famine, and political disruption.
Dates: 1892-2008, bulk 1892-1950

Harry Croswell Papers

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Call Number: RG 258
Overview: Diaries, family records and history of the Parish of Trinity Church, New Haven (1740-1820) by Harry Croswell, journalist and later minister of Trinity Church from 1815 until his death. The diaries in 14 volumes (1821-1858), offer a daily record of his life in New Haven as well as accounts of his participation in the work of the church in the surrounding region and in the affairs of Trinity College, Hartford.Croswell also records the formation of the black congregation, St. Luke's, in 1844....
Dates: 1821–1858

Oliver Ellsworth Daggett Papers

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Call Number: RG 114
Overview: Record books, sermons, writings, and notes document Daggett's ministry and his education and teaching at Yale. Oliver Ellsworth Daggett (1810-1880) served as a Congregational clergyman in Connecticut and New York from 1837 to 1877. He was Chittenden Professor of Divinity and college pastor at Yale from 1867 to 1870.
Dates: 1826-1880

Edward Curtis Dahl Papers

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Call Number: RG 169
Overview: The E.C. Dahl Papers provided documentation of the life and work of a YDS graduate who was a Congregational minister. They contain correspondence, biographical materials, sermons, publications, and pastoral materials. Edward C. Dahl was ordained by the Congregational Church in 1941, and served churches in Massachusetts, Vermont, Connecticut, Wisconsin, New York, and New Hampshire. He authored numerous articles and sermons in various ministry publications, including ...
Dates: 1939-1986

Danforth Study of Campus Ministries Records

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Call Number: RG 62
Overview: These archives constitute the data, drafts, reports, and related material that resulted in the two volume report of the Danforth Study of Campus Ministries, The Church, the University, and Social Policy, which was published by Wesleyan University Press in 1969. The Danforth Study of Campus Ministries, sponsored by the Danforth Foundation beginning in 1963, was directed by Kenneth Underwood. Through questionnaires, studies, and analysis, the project documented...
Dates: 1962-1966

Henry Davies Papers

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Call Number: RG 85
Overview: Notes and writings document Davies' education and work. Henry Davies (1864-1940), was first a Congregational minister and later an Episcopal minister, primarily in Connecticut and Maryland. He was a lecturer on the History of Philosophy at Yale from 1896 to 1904.
Dates: 1888-1933

Charlotte B. DeForest Papers

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Call Number: RG 178
Overview: Correspondence, writings, and collected material in the Charlotte B. DeForest Papers document her work in women's higher education in Japan, her literary efforts to translate Japanese poetry and children's books, and her work with Japanese-Americans. Charlotte Burgis DeForest was the daughter of ABCFM missionaries to Japan and a graduate of Smith College. She was a missionary educator in Japan from 1903 to 1940, serving on the faculty and as president of Kobe College. During World War II she...
Dates: 1879-1967

Albert Dewey Papers

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Call Number: RG 161
Overview: Detailed correspondence, writings, collected material, diaries, and photographs document the life and work of Albert Dewey and his family in Turkey. Albert Dewey was an American medical missionary serving under the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions in Gaziantep (Aintab), Turkey from 1919 to 1959.
Dates: 1898-1958

Harry P. Dewey Papers

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Call Number: RG 297
Overview: The collection documents the professional work of Harry Pinneo Dewey (1861-1937), a Congregational minister in New Hampshire, Brooklyn, and Minneapolis.
Dates: 1896-1936

James E. Dittes Papers

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Call Number: RG 174
Overview: This collection documents the academic career of Yale professor James E. Dittes. Dittes received his B.D. and Ph.D. from Yale and taught Pastoral Theology and the Psychology of Religion at Yale beginning in 1955.
Dates: 1944-2003

J. Leslie Dunstan papers

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Call Number: RG 284
Overview: The Dunstan Papers document his professional life, primarily as a faculty member at Andover Newton Theological School. The correspondence (1936-1954) is that of Dunstan and Paul S. Minear, and provides detailed accounts of the life and work of both men during that period. Minear was a professor of Biblical Theology at Yale Divinity School.
Dates: 1936-1969

Dutton Family Papers

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Call Number: RG 63
Overview: The collection is valuable for the documentation it provides concerning a New Haven area clergy family during the period 1800 to 1880. Daily events and family relationships are revealed in substantive family correspondence. Of particular interest are Samuel Dutton's notebooks from his student days at Yale. The bulk of the collection is comprised of manuscript sermons written by Aaron and Samuel Dutton during their pastorates in Guilford and New Haven. These sermons touch on topics such as...
Dates: 1800-1880

Melatiah Everett Dwight Papers

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Call Number: RG 91
Overview: Several hundred sermons, and other writings and notes document Dwight's work as a Congregational minister during the second half of the nineteenth century. Melatiah Everett Dwight (1841-1907) was a Congregational minister in Iowa.
Dates: 1853-1884