Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Here are entered works on a movement for the purpose of church cooperation and unity, generally dated from the Edinburgh Missionary Conference of 1910 and leading to the formation of the World Council of Churches in 1948. Works on prospective and actual mergers within and across denominational lines are entered under Christian union. Works on unity as one of the "marks" of the church are entered under Church--Unity. Works on religious activities planned and conducted cooperatively by two or more Christian sects are entered under Interdenominational cooperation.
Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:
Gerald H. Anderson Papers
Call Number: RG 166
Overview: These papers document the work of Gerald H. Anderson, who was a missionary educator, college president, and Director of the Overseas Ministries Study Center from 1974 to 2000. Anderson's extensive writings, lectures, and conference activities provide a valuable overview of the ecumenical mission scene during the second half of the twentieth century. A substantial portion of the collection relates to Anderson's work as editor of the Biographical Dictionary of Christian...
Found in: Yale Divinity Library > Gerald H. Anderson Papers
Arthur Judson Brown Papers
Call Number: RG 2
Overview: The bulk of the papers relate to Brown's activities in the Presbyterian Church, the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions, and with the ecumenical and world missionary movements. Of special interest are Brown's travel diaries of tours of China and the Far East, 1901-1902 and 1909. Arthur Judson Brown was a Presbyterian clergyman, author and pioneer in the ecumenical and world missionary movements of the 20th century. The positions he held included administrative secretary of the Presbyterian...
Found in: Yale Divinity Library > Arthur Judson Brown Papers
Herluf M. Jensen papers
Call Number: RG 312
Overview: This collection documents Herluf Jensen's work with ecumenical and student Christian organizations, including the World Student Christian Federation, United Student Christian Council, a variety of Lutheran ministries, the National Council of Churches, and others. His writings focus primarily on the relation between churches and the academy, religion on university campuses, Christian mission and ethics, ecumenicalism, and contemporary political issues such as the civil rights movement and...
Found in: Yale Divinity Library > Herluf M. Jensen papers
Helen Morton Papers
Call Number: RG 133
Overview: These papers document the later part of Helen Morton's career, particularly her work with the University Christian Movement in New England. Born to a privileged New England family in 1898, Helen Morton spent her long life engaged in ecumenical religious and social work with a variety of U.S. and international organizations.
Found in: Yale Divinity Library > Helen Morton Papers
John R. Mott Papers
Call Number: RG 45
Overview: The papers document the multitude of activities and involvements pursued by John R. Mott in over seventy years of working life. General correspondence, 1886-1955, comprises nearly half the bulk of Mott's papers, and includes letters to and from prominent American governmental leaders, philanthropists, international political, social, and religious leaders. Family papers and correspondence provide valuable biographical and genealogical information as well as revealing another dimension of Mott's...
Found in: Yale Divinity Library > John R. Mott Papers
Liston Pope Papers
Call Number: RG 49
Overview: The papers document Pope's career and thought. They are primarily related to his professional work, but personal insights are also available, particularly in the correspondence with his wife and friends. The collection provides information about theological education in the United States, the activities of the ecumenical movement during the 1950s, the relationship of the church (particularly the Congregational denomination) to social concerns such as labor and race relations during the 1950s....
Found in: Yale Divinity Library > Liston Pope Papers
Records of Religious and Benevolent Societies, Organizations, and Meetings
Call Number: RG 34
Overview: This collection contains publications of primarily American and British organizations, societies, conferences, and councils. The publications provide primary source documentation of organizations that focused on a wide variety of issues, ranging from sabbath observance to tract and Bible distribution to support of widows to religious education to ecumenical programs, etc.
Ruth Rouse papers
Call Number: RG 313
Overview: The Ruth Rouse papers, 1897-1957, consist of Rouse’s personal accounts of her international work with the Student Volunteer Movement (SVM), World Student Christian Federation (WSCF), and the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA), as well as her research files on the history of global ecumenism.
Found in: Yale Divinity Library > Ruth Rouse papers
Henry Knox Sherrill Family Papers
Call Number: RG 67
Overview: These papers relate primarily to the life and work of Henry Knox Sherrill and his son Henry Williams Sherrill. The papers document Henry Knox Sherrill's career as an Episcopal rector, Bishop of Massachusetts, and Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, his wartime chaplaincy work (in France during World War I and as Chairman of the United States General Commission on Chaplains during World War II), his ecumenical leadership as President of the National Council of Churches and the World...
Social Ethics Pamphlet Collection
Call Number: RG 73
Overview: The Collection includes pamphlets, brochures, typescripts, booklets, comic books, posters, cartoons, letters, memoranda, offprints, etc., documenting various aspects of social issues in America and throughout the world during the mid-twentieth century.
Dates: 1919-1972, bulk 1938-1958
World Council of Churches Records
Call Number: RG 162
Overview: This collection is primarily printed and typescript material that documents the formation of the World Council of Churches and its program activities. Monographs with distinctive titles and authors, which were at one time part of this record group, have now been removed and added as individual items in the Yale online catalog. The World Council of Churches is an ecumenical organization that was founded in 1948 in Amsterdam. It developed out of two other organizations, the Life and Work...
World Student Christian Federation Board of Trustees in the U.S. Records
Call Number: RG 46B
Overview: The material in this collection consists of administrative and financial records of the WSCF U.S. Board of Trustees. The World Student Christian Federation was created in 1895 as an international student Christian movement which could encourage and coordinate the work of national student Christian movements. The WSCF has headquarters in Geneva, but maintained a U.S. Board of Trustees to guide policy and financial operations in North America.
World Student Christian Federation Geneva office records
Call Number: RG 46F
Overview: Records of the World Student Christian Federation, including reports and publications, correspondence, administrative records, and materials relating to affiliated national student Christian movements and collaborating secular and ecumenical organizations.
Dates: 1895-2017, bulk 1925-2000
World Student Christian Federation North America Regional Office Records
Call Number: RG 46A
Overview: This record group documents the operations of the North America Regional Office of the WSCF and the issues that were of concern to the Office. The North America Regional Office of the World Student Christian Federation existed from 1973 to 1988, then was reinstated in the early 2000s. National and local movements, especially in Canada, continued throughout the hiatus of the regional body. Its purpose is to coordinate ecumenical Christian student work in the United States and Canada.
Dates: 1920-2010, bulk 1973-1989
World Student Christian Federation Records
Call Number: RG 46
Overview: This collection contains the official archives of the WSCF through 1925; later official archives were held in Geneva and now comprise RG 46F. Many documents in this collection date from after 1925. The World's Student Christian Federation was created in 1895 to fulfill its founders' vision of an international student Christian movement which could encourage and coordinate the work of existing national student Christian movements, as well as stimulate the formation of unified student movements...