Scope and Content Notes
Title: Michael Warder Collection
Dates: ca. 1965-1989
Bulk Dates: 1973-1979
Collection Number: ARC Mss 31
Warder, Michael Young
ca. 11 linear feet
(8 cartons, 2 document boxes, 6 oversize boxes, 4 audiocassettes, 4 16mm films, 1 VHS videotape).
University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
Physical Location: SRLF (Boxes 1-8); Annex 2 (Boxes 9-16); Annex 2 (A/V).
Abstract: Files relating to Michael Warder's participation in the Unification Church, mainly as editor of the New York based newspaper
News World. Included are legal files relating to various activities of the church and its tax exempt status.
Collection is stored off-site; advance notice required for retrieval.
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or
quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given
on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply
permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.
Michael Warder Collection. ARC Mss 31. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa
Gift of Michael Warder, 2004.
Scope and Content Notes
The collection contains files relating to Michael Young Warder's participation in the Unification Church, mainly as president
and publisher of its New York based newspaper
News World. Included are files relating to various activities of the church, its leader Sun Myung Moon, and legal issues such as the
investigation of its tax exempt status.
The collection contains the following series:
Alpha Files (Boxes 1-7). Includes material on Barrytown Project, Congressional Inquiry, Diplomat National Bank, Holy Spirit Association
for Unification of World Christianity (HSA-UWC), IRS, International Conference on the Unity of the Sciences (ICUS), International
Cultural Foundation (ICF), International Leadership Seminar (ILS), Korean Culture and Freedom Foundation (KCFF), Sun Myung
Moon (materials about and by, incl. run of Master Speaks), News World, Unification Church (material about and by), Unification
Theological Seminary (UTS), U.S. Grand Jury, S.D.N.Y. (Southern District of New York), Michael Warder (mainly activities with
the Unification Church, including resignation in 1979, and some personal), and World Media Conference.
Correspondence Files (Box 8). Correspondents include Asa Briggs, William F. Buckley, James [Jimmy] Carter, Roy M. Cohn, Mario Cuomo, Oscar Handlin,
Edward Koch, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Michael Novak, James Reston, Howard K. Smith, Lowell Thomas, William Webster, and George
Photographs (Boxes 9-10). Includes black/white and color prints of events/places (ICUS, ICF, International Conference on the Unity of
Sciences, International Leadership Seminar World Media Conference), Rev. Moon and family, News World, people, public officials
and celebrities, Michael Warder and family, and World Media Conference.
Oversize (Boxes 11-16). Includes photograph albums (World Media Conference), scrapbooks (International Conference on the Unity of
Sciences, International Leadership Seminar, News World, Unification Church, Warder, World Media Conference) and loose materials
such as posters.
Audiovisual (4 audiocassettes, 4 16mm films, 1 VHS videotape). Includes Master Speaks [Moon] at Apr. 4, 1973 conference.
Monographs and runs of serials in the collection have been removed and cataloged separately.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.