Register of the International Society of Christian Endeavor Convention Scrapbook, 1931

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University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.



Register of the International Society of Christian Endeavor Convention Scrapbook, 1931

Collection number: Mss139

Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections

University Library

University of the Pacific

Contact Information

  • Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
  • University Library, University of the Pacific
  • Stockton, CA 95211
  • Phone: (209) 946-2404
  • Fax: (209) 946-2810
  • URL: http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections.html
Processed by:
Don Walker
Date Completed:
August 1998
Encoded by:
Don Walker
© 1998 University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: International Society of Christian Endeavor Convention Scrapbook,
Date (inclusive): 1931
Collection number: Mss139
Creator: UOP Alumni Office
Extent: 0.3 linear ft.
Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
Stockton, CA 95211
Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], International Society of Christian Endeavor Convention Scrapbook, Mss139, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

Biography

Christian Endeavor International is a multinational, interdenominational Christian organization for young people which purportedly had as many as 4 million members in 1931. The organization assists local churches in evangelizing young people for ministry and service in the local community and worldwide. It conducts educational seminars and workshops and sponsors Christian Endeavor Week. It is affiliated with the World Christian Endeavor Union. Publications include the Christian Endeavor World Newsletter.
The International Society of Christian Endeavor celebrated its 50th anniversary at a convention held in San Francisco, July 11-16, 1931. General Chairman of the Conference was Paul Shoup. A scrapbook of materials pertaining to this event was prepared by Fred D. Parr, Associate Chairman of the San Francisco Convention. Notables at the convention included International Christian Endeavor President, Dr. Daniel A. Poling, and Mrs. Francis E. (Harriet Abbott) Clark, who co-founded the organization with her husband in 1881. President Herbert Hoover also gave a radio address at the convention.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a scrapbook prepared in commemoration of the International Society of Christian Endeavor's 50th anniversary (1881-1931) documenting the convention held in San Francisco, July 11-16, 1931. Included in the scrapbook are memos, posters, publications, programs, meeting agendas, clippings, tourist information about San Francisco and California, pledge cards, and photographs. Also included in the collection is an address by Fred D. Parr, "The Chapter as a Home Missionary Force" given to the International Epworth League Convention, Buffalo, N.Y., 1914.

CONTAINER LIST

 

BOX 1: ISCE SCRAPBOOK, 1931

 

-ISCE advertising stamps, convention poster, embossed envelopes, publicity letters, etc. [pp.1-21]

 

-Clippings announcing ISCE Convention, March 1931 [pp. 22-27]

 

-Programs, registration forms, press releases, arrangements correspondence, April 1931 [pp. 28-39]

 

-Info about San Francisco & northern Calif., featured speakers, convention events, local church events, [pp. 40-56]

 

-Christian Endeavor World (5-14-31) [issue devoted to Convention, pg. 57]

 

-Publicity correspondence to local leaders [pp. 58-80]

 

-Christian Endeavor World (6-4-31) [pg. 81]

 

-Instructions to Convention Committees [pg. 82]

 

-Christian Endeavor World (6-11-31) [pg. 83]

 

-Christian Endeavor World (6-25-31) [features article on Paul Shoup, Convention organizer; pg. 85]

 

-Clippings on events at Convention [pp. 86-89]

 

-Lists of delegates' hotels, dates of arrival, etc. [pp.90-91]

 

-Clippings [pp. 92-95]

 

-Convention Souvenir Program [pg. 97]

 

-Clippings [pp. 98-134]

 

-Photograph of Convention in session (7-12-31) [pg. 135]

 

-Address of National President, Daniel A. Poling [pg.136]

 

-Misc. Programs [pp. 137-141]

 

-Misc. solicitation forms, business cards [pp. 143-146]

 

-Banquet given by Dr. Poling for Committee Chairmen [photograph & names; pp. 147-48]

 

-Well-wishes & thank you notes [pp. 149-153]

 

-Clippings [pp. 154-157]

 

-Christian Endeavor World (8-6-31) [incl. President Hoover's address; pg. 162]

 

-Committee Reports [pg. 164]