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Inventory of the Elsie Thomas Culver Collection, 1945 - 1979 (bulk, 1945-55)
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Container List

 

Subject Files, arranged chronologically

Box Box 1, Folder ff 1

Elsie Thomas Culver: biographical material

Folder ff 2

Travel Journal, mss, Post-WWII Europe, 8-12/1945

Folder ff 3

Travel Journal, mimeographed, Post-WWII Europe, 8-12/1945

Folder ff 4

1945 trip: Correspondence

Folder ff 5

1945 trip: Travel documents

Folder ff 6

1945 trip: Maps and information

Folder ff 7

1945 trip: Notebook - expenses, addresses, calling cards

Folder ff 8

Brochure: Church Christmas Packages, Com. On Overseas Relief, ca. 1945-46

Folder ff 9

Brochure: This is Our Story, Aid to Czech Children, ca. 1945-46

Folder ff 10

Brochure: Church World Service: Children of War Areas, ca. 1945-46

Folder ff 11

World Trip, 1948-49: Correspondence

Folder ff 12

World Trip, 1948-49: Articles

Folder ff 13

Copy and design for brochure: Building the Kingdom in India, ca. 1949-50

Folder ff 14

Article: Medical Emphasis Year, Eye Glasses, 1950

Folder ff 15

Africa Trip, 1955

Folder ff 16

Correspondence, 1950-68

Folder ff 17

Peace Builders Movement, 1965-66, 1974-78

Folder ff 18

Graduate Theological Union, 1967

Folder ff 19

PSR President's Cabinet Award/Certificate, 1968

Folder ff 20

Correspondence/Postcards, 1969-73

Folder ff 21

Articles, 1945-79

 

Subject Files

Additional Note

Location Note: Small Collections (legal size), 3/C/5
Box Box 9, Folder ff 3

Alcorn Hotel Brochure and Map of Prague, 1945

Folder ff 4

The Crow's Nest, ship's newsletter, SS Alexander, 1945

Folder ff 5

World Trip, 1948-49: Travel Journal, Articles, Photo List

 

Photographs

Additional Note

Arranged chronologically, then alphabetically by country.
 

1945 Post-WWII Europe Trip. ETC numbered all photographs sequentially within each country. Most have captions. All are black & white. See Travel Journal, Box 1, ff 2-3. See also negatives in Box 7.

Box Box 2, Folder ff 1

England, unnumbered

Folder ff 2

SS Isle De France, unnumbered

Folder ff 3-5

SS Alexander, en route

Folder ff 6-30

Czechoslovakia

Folder ff 31-65

France

Folder ff 66-75

Germany

Box Box 3, Folder ff 1-48

Holland

Folder ff 49-53

Switzerland

Folder ff 54-58

Holland, 1946-48,

 

World Trip, 1948-49.

Additional Note

ETC numbered the photographs sequentially within countries. Most have captions. All are black & white with some color (filed separately and marked). The countries are arranged in the order she visited them. However, some of the countries are out of order in the beginning (ff 69-78). See Travel Journal/Photo List, (Small Collections Box 9, ff 5, 3/C/5). See also numbered film negative canisters in Box 6, individual negatives in Box 8, and slides in Slide Box 1/C.
Folder ff 59-68

Africa

Folder ff 69-74

India

Folder ff 74-75

Burma

Folder ff 76

China

Folder ff 77

Italy

Folder ff 78

China, Japan

Box Box 4, Folder ff 1-6

Egypt

Folder ff 7-9

Iraq

Folder ff 10-19

Pakistan

Folder ff 11-71

India

 

(ff 64-68 contain unnumbered photos of India and Pakistan)

Box Box 5, Folder ff 1

Ceylon

Folder ff 2-5

Burma

Folder ff 6-14

Thailand (she sometimes marks them Siam)

Folder ff 15-16

unnumbered, color photos, Burma and Thailand

Folder ff 17-19

Philippines

Folder ff 20

China

Folder ff 21-22

Japan (ff 22, color)

Folder ff 23

Greece, 1949

Folder ff 24

Elsie Thomas Culver, ca. 1949-50

Folder ff 25

New York City, ca. 1950

Folder ff 26

Photo Christmas Cards, 1950

Folder ff 27

birds (from which Christmas cards were taken?)

Folder ff 28

Iraq, 1950, Bd. Of Foreign Missions, Presbyterian Church

Folder ff 29-33

UN photos, 1950-52

 

Africa Trip, 1955.

Additional Note

See also numbered negative film canisters in Box 6, and slides in Slide Box 1/E.
Folder ff 34-47

Africa Trip, 1955.

Folder ff 48

John and Anne Bennett and family, ca. 1955-57

Folder ff 49

Heron Island, ME, with the Bennett's, 1957

Folder ff 50

GTU Seminar or class, Mary Hunt leading. n.d., ca. late 1970's

Folder ff 51

Canada, n.d.

Folder ff 52-54

England, 1952 (see negatives, Box 6, and Slide Box 1/D)

Folder ff 55

Geneva, n.d.

Folder ff 56

Wales, 1952 (see negatives, Box 6, and Slide Box 1/D)

Folder ff 57

Mountains, unidentified, n.d.

Folder ff 58

Norway, 1952 (see Slide Box 1/E)

Folder ff 59-60

Scotland, 1952 (see negatives, Box 6, and Slide Box 1/D)

Folder ff 61

unidentified man, n.d.

 

Negatives: Top layer:

Additional Note

Rolled negative film strips in canisters.
Box Box 6

Folio box

1) Film strips -- "Go Heal", "Blessed to Receive" and "Blessed to Receive 2", "Delayed Pilgrims", "Joyful Giving" (2 copies), "Ecumenical: Are We?"

 

2) Lund

 

3) WCC

 

4) Gulls, Puget Sound, 1949

 

5) Personal Trip, 1952: Norway, England (Chester), England (Chirk Castle), Scotland (St. Andrews), Scotland (2 rolls), Wales

 

6) Africa Trip, 1955: I - IX, French Cameroon; X - XI, Nigeria; XII, Gold Coast; XIII, Liberia; XIV, Dakar; XV, Spain

 

7) World Trip, 1948-49:

 

Amsterdam Conference, 1948

 

Holland, 1, 2, and CXLI

 

Egypt, 27, 28

 

Negatives: Bottom layer:

Box Box 6

Folio box

1) World Trip, 1948-49 (con't.)

 

Egypt, 29, 30, 31, 32

 

Iraq, 33, 34, 35

 

Pakistan 36-44

 

India, 45-65 (50, 58 missing)

 

Ceylon/Burma, 67

 

Siam (Thailand), 71-76 (74, 75 missing)

 

Philippines, 77, 78

 

China/Japan, 79

 

Negatives

Box Box 7

Folio box

Post-WWII Trip, 1945. The negatives are in individual sleeves with numbers corresponding to the prints in Boxes 2 and 3.

 

Negatives

 

1) World Trip, 1948-49

Box Box 8

Folio box, Folder ff 1

Italy and Greece

Folder ff 2

Iraq and Egypt

Folder ff 3

Pakistan

Folder ff 4

Burma

Folder ff 5

China

Folder ff 6

Japan

 

2) New York City, Village Art Show, 1949

 

3) A series of negatives unidentified, n.d.: appears to be a camp of some sort, perhaps a displaced person's camp in Germany or Czechoslovakia ca. 1945?

Box Slide Box

Slides

Additional Note

Arranged chronologically. ETC did not number the slides. They are numbered sequentially for GTU Archives identification.
 

1) World Trip, 1948-49

 

Italy, Slides #629-633

 

Pakistan, #634-653

 

India, #654-707

 

Burma, #708-723

 

Thailand, #724-742

 

Philippines, #743-752

 

Japan, #753-760

 

2) World Council of Churches Central Committee, Rolle, Switzerland, 8/4-11/1951. Photos by Jane (?) A. Ryberg, Slides #761-785

Box Slide Box

Slides

 

1) World Council of Churches generic slides, numbered 1-59, n.d. (ca. early 1950's), unidentified (meetings, people, programs in various parts of the world). Slides #786-845

 

2) World Council of Churches, Evanston, IL, 1954, Slides #846-874

 

3) Personal Trip, 1952

 

England, Slides #875-913

 

Oxford, #914-925

 

Chirk Castle, #926-941

 

Wales, #942-959

 

Scotland, #960-996

 

Chester, #997-1006

Box Slide Box

Slides

 

1) Personal Trip, 1952 (con't.)

 

Norway, #1007-1048

 

Stuttgart, #1049-1053

 

New York City, #1054-1057

 

2) Africa Trip, 1955, Slides #1058-1119