Inventory of the World Council of Churches Collection, 1940-1945

Processed by Lucinda Glenn Rand; machine-readable finding aid created by James Lake
Graduate Theological Union Archives
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The Graduate Theological Union. All rights reserved.

Inventory of the World Council of Churches Collection, 1940-1945

Accession number: GTU 91-11-03

Shelf location: 2/D/1

The Graduate Theological Union Archives



Berkeley, California

Contact Information:

  • Graduate Theological Union Archives
  • 2400 Ridge Road
  • Berkeley, California, 94709
  • Phone: (510) 649-2523/2501
  • Email: archives@gtu.edu
  • URL: http://gtu.edu/library/information/special-collections
Processed by:
Lucinda Glenn Rand
Date Completed:
August 12, 1994
Cataloged:
October 1995
Encoded by:
James Lake
© 1998 Graduate Theological Union. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: World Council of Churches Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1940-1945
Accession number: GTU 91-11-03
Shelf location: 2/D/1
Creator: World Council of Churches
Size: 1 box; 2 in.
Type of material: Mimeographed papers
Repository: The Graduate Theological Union
Berkeley, California
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to The Graduate Theological Union. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Graduate Theological Union as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], World Council of Churches Collection, GTU 91-11-03, The Graduate Theological Union Archives, Berkeley, CA.

Access Points

Subjects

World Council of Churches --Ecumenical Council for Life and Work
World Council of Churches --Provisional Committee
International Consultative Group for Peace and Disarmament
Peace --Religious Aspects
World War, 1939-45 --Religious Aspects
Reconstruction (1939-1951) --Religious Aspects
Ecumenical movement --History --Sources

Names as Subjects

Bennett, John Coleman, 1902-
Piper, Otto A., 1891-
Visser't Hooft, Willem Adolph, 1900-

Scope and Content

This collection most likely came from Aaron Ungersma, a professor at San Francisco Theological Seminary. Attempts to contact Dr. Ungersma have yielded nothing, so there is no documentation on this collection. It is thought that Dr. Ungersma served on the committees represented in the collection. The papers come from the formative years of the World Council of Churches. Papers are often headed, "World Council of Churches (in Process of Formation)." Many are marked "confidential", or "not for publication". The Ecumenical Council for Life and Work, ff 7-10, was chaired by John C. Bennett and the papers contain cover memos from him.

Container List

Box Box 1 , Folder ff 1

"Germany and the West", W.A. Visser't Hooft, 3/40

Folder ff 2

Comments on "Germany and the West", Otto A. Piper, c. 1940

Folder ff 3

Principles of Reconstruction, Archbishop of York, 4/40

Folder ff 4

International Consultative Group for Peace and Disarmament, 5/40

Folder ff 5

WCC, Report on the Work of the Provisional Committee, 1-7/40

Folder ff 6

Notes on the State of the Church in Europe, 1941

Folder ff 7

Study Division, Ecumenical Council for Life and Work, 2/13/42

Folder ff 8

Study Division, Ecumenical Council for Life and Work, 2/28/44

Folder ff 9

Study Division, Ecumenical Council for Life and Work, 7/26/44

Folder ff 10

Study Division, Ecumenical Council for Life and Work, 1/24/45