bMS 16201

Unitarian Universalist Service Committee. Audiovisual Records: Photographs, slides, and negatives, 1972-2005.

Summary Information:

  • Call Number: bMS 16201
  • Title: Unitarian Universalist Service Committee. Audiovisual Records: Photographs, slides, and negatives, 1972-2005.
  • Repository: Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, 45 Francis Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138-1911
  • Quantity: 14 boxes (14 linear feet)

Administrative Information:

  • Acquisition Information: Gift of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, 2007.
  • Processing Information: This collection was processed by Jessica Suarez in 2007.
  • Access: There are no restrictions on access to this collection.

Historical Note:

The Unitarian Service Committee was formed as a standing committee of the American Unitarian Association in May 1940. Its purpose was to investigate opportunities in America and abroad for humanitarian service. During and after World War II, the Unitarian Service Committee aided hundreds of displaced persons in occupied countries, allowing many of them to find passage to the United States. The present-day Unitarian Universalist Service Committee continues to endeavor to advance human rights and social justice throughout the world.

Arrangement:

  • Organized into the following series:
  • Series I. UUSC people, events, and gatherings
  • Series II. Institutional programs
  • Series III. International programs

Scope and Content Note:

This collection consists of photographs, slides, and negatives which document a number of humanitarian programs conducted by the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee from 1972 to 2005. These include international programs in Africa, Asia, Central America, North America, and South America; JustWorks, a program established in 1996 which provided opportunities for many people from around the country and overseas to work on issues of racial, social, and economic injustice; and programs geared to assisting children in this country and overseas, such as Promise the Children, an effort launched in 1989 to train UU activists to advocate for needy children. In addition to photographs of UUSC programs, the collection also includes photographs of members of the UUSC Board of Directors; the administrative staff, (including Richard Scobie who was president of the UUSC from 1972 to 1998), the General Assembly (1989; 1991-1998; 2000; 2004); and various demonstrations, events, and conferences. There are also four slide-show presentations in the collection, which are entitled "Breaking the Cycle," "Positive Images of Aging," "Voices of Change," and "Window on the Truth." 

Container List:

Series I. UUSC people, events, and gatherings

  • bMS 16201/1 (1-7) Board of Directors members, 1978-1984.
  • bMS 16201/1 (8) Board of Directors members, 1986.
  • bMS 16201/1 (9) Board of Directors, 1989-1993.
  • bMS 16201/1 (10) Board meetings and members, 1993-1995.
  • bMS 16201/1 (11-12) Board members, 1995-1998.
  • bMS 16201/1 (13) Board members, n.d.
  • bMS 16201/1 (14) Board meeting, 2003.
  • bMS 16201/1 (15) Staff, 1978-1980.
  • bMS 16201/1 (16-17) Staff, 1982-1983.
  • bMS 16201/1 (18-22) Staff, 1985-1999.
  • bMS 16201/1 (23) Staff, 2002-2003.
  • bMS 16201/1 (24) Staff, n.d.
  • bMS 16201/2 (1-2) Staff, n.d.
  • bMS 16201/2 (3) Staff. Matilda Moore, n.d.
  • bMS 16201/2 (4-7) Staff. Richard Scobie, 1972-1995.
  • bMS 16201/2 (8) Staff. Richard Scobie, n.d.
  • bMS 16201/2 (9) Staff. Valora Washington, 1999.
  • bMS 16201/2 (10-11) Staff Fun Day, 1990-1991.
  • bMS 16201/2 (12) Staff Fun Day, 1996.
  • bMS 16201/2 (13) Staff Fun Day, 1998.
  • bMS 16201/2 (14) General Assembly, 1989.
  • bMS 16201/2 (15-22) General Assembly, 1991-1998.
  • bMS 16201/3 (1) General Assembly, 2000.
  • bMS 16201/3 (2-4) General Assembly, 2004.
  • bMS 16201/3 (5) Merchandise and literature, n.d.
  • bMS 16201/3 (6) Institutional logos and banners, n.d.
  • bMS 16201/3 (7-12) Visitors to UUSC, 1979-1999.
  • bMS 16201/3 (13-15) Visitors to UUSC, 2002-2004.
  • bMS 16201/3 (16) Volunteers, 1990-1994.
  • bMS 16201/3 (17-18) Volunteers, 1996-2001.
  • bMS 16201/4 (1) Volunteers, n.d.
  • bMS 16201/4 (2) Demonstrations, events, and conferences, 1977-1979.
  • bMS 16201/4 (3-10) Demonstrations, events, and conferences, 1982-2004.
  • bMS 16201/4 (11-12) Demonstrations, events, and conferences, n.d.
  • bMS 16201/4 (13-14) Martha Sharp Cogan reunion and dinner, 1990.
  • bMS 16201/14 Slides. Includes Board meetings, staff, General Assembly, conventions, and JustWorks.

Series II. Institutional programs

  • bMS 16201/4 (15) Children's programs, 1986-1987.
  • bMS 16201/5 (1-10) Children's programs, 1990-1996.
  • bMS 16201/5 (11) Children's programs, 1999.
  • bMS 16201/5 (12) Children's programs, 2003.
  • bMS 16201/5 (13) Children's programs, n.d.
  • bMS 16201/5 (14) Church rebuilding, South Carolina, 1987.
  • bMS 16201/5 (15-17) JustWorks, 1996.
  • bMS 16201/6 (1-12) JustWorks, 1997-2005.
  • bMS 16201/6 (13-14) JustWorks, n.d.
  • bMS 16201/7 (1-2) JustWorks, n.d.
  • bMS 16201/14 Program slide shows. Includes "Breaking the Cycle," "Positive Images of Aging," "Voices of Change," and "Window on the Truth," n.d.

Series III. International programs

  • bMS 16201/7 (3-5) Africa. General, 1987-1997.
  • bMS 16201/7 (6) Africa. General, n.d.
  • bMS 16201/7 (7-8) Africa. Burkina Faso, 1984-1987.
  • bMS 16201/7 (9) Africa. Burkina Faso, 1989.
  • bMS 16201/7 (10) Africa. Burkina Faso, 1992.
  • bMS 16201/7 (11) Africa. Burkina Faso, 1994.
  • bMS 16201/7 (12) Africa. Burkina Faso, n.d.
  • bMS 16201/7 (13) Africa. Burundi, 2003.
  • bMS 16201/7 (14) Africa. Democratic Republic of Congo, 2003.
  • bMS 16201/7 (15) Africa. Egypt, 1994.
  • bMS 16201/7 (16-17) Africa. Eritrea/Sudan, 1985-1990.
  • bMS 16201/7 (18) Africa. Eritrea/Sudan, 1992-1993.
  • bMS 16201/7 (19) Africa. Ethiopia, 1985.
  • bMS 16201/7 (20) Africa. Kenya, 2003.
  • bMS 16201/7 (21) Africa. Mozambique, 1987.
  • bMS 16201/7 (22) Africa. Rwanda, 1994-1997, 2003.
  • bMS 16201/7 (23) Africa. Senegal, 1987-1989.
  • bMS 16201/7 (24) Africa. Senegal, 1991-1993.
  • bMS 16201/8 (1) Africa. Senegal, n.d.
  • bMS 16201/8 (2-4) Africa. South Africa, 2001.
  • bMS 16201/8 (5) Asia. General, n.d.
  • bMS 16201/8 (6) Asia. Bangladesh, 1997.
  • bMS 16201/8 (7) Asia. Burma, 1997-2003.
  • bMS 16201/8 (8) Asia. Burma Borders, 1996-1998.
  • bMS 16201/8 (9-10) Asia. China, 1994-1995.
  • bMS 16201/8 (11-16) Asia. India, 1981-1984.
  • bMS 16201/8 (17-18) Asia. India, 1986-1989.
  • bMS 16201/9 (1-2) Asia. India, 1990-1993.
  • bMS 16201/9 (3-4) Asia. India, 1995-1998.
  • bMS 16201/9 (5-8) Asia. India, 2001.
  • bMS 16201/9 (9) Asia. India, 2004.
  • bMS 16201/9 (10) Asia. India, n.d.
  • bMS 16201/9 (11-15) Asia. Philippines, 1990-1994.
  • bMS 16201/9 (16) Asia. Thailand, 1993.
  • bMS 16201/9 (17) Asia. Thailand, 1997.
  • bMS 16201/9 (18) Asia. Unidentified.
  • bMS 16201/14 Asia slides. Consist mostly of India.
  • bMS 16201/9 (19) The Caribbean. Cuba, 1996.
  • bMS 16201/9 (20) The Caribbean. Cuba, 1998.
  • bMS 16201/10 (1) The Caribbean. Cuba, 2000.
  • bMS 16201/10 (2) The Caribbean. Cuba, n.d.
  • bMS 16201/10 (3) The Caribbean. Haiti, 1974-1975, 1978.
  • bMS 16201/10 (4) The Caribbean. Haiti, 1982, 1984.
  • bMS 16201/10 (5) The Caribbean. Haiti, 1986-1987.
  • bMS 16201/10 (6) The Caribbean. Haiti, 1989-1991.
  • bMS 16201/10 (7) The Caribbean. Haiti, 1994-1995.
  • bMS 16201/10 (8) The Caribbean. Haiti, 1996, 1998.
  • bMS 16201/10 (9) The Caribbean. Haiti, n.d.
  • bMS 16201/10 (10) The Caribbean. Jamaica, 1984-1986.
  • bMS 16201/10 (11) The Caribbean. Jamaica, 1988.
  • bMS 16201/10 (12) The Caribbean. Jamaica, 1991-1993.
  • bMS 16201/10 (13) The Caribbean. St. Kitts, 1980.
  • bMS 16201/10 (14) The Caribbean. St. Kitts, 1982.
  • bMS 16201/10 (15) The Caribbean. St. Kitts, 1984.
  • bMS 16201/10 (16) Central America. General, 1987-1994.
  • bMS 16201/10 (17) Central America. Belize, September 29-October 3, 1986.
  • bMS 16201/10 (18) Central America. El Salvador, 1976.
  • bMS 16201/10 (19-26) Central America. El Salvador, 1980-1993.
  • bMS 16201/10 (27) Central America. El Salvador, n.d. (Includes photograph of Archbishop Oscar Romero and Rev. Robert Drinan).
  • bMS 16201/11 (1-3) Central America. Guatemala, 1975-1979.
  • bMS 16201/11 (4-13) Central America. Guatemala, 1981-1995.
  • bMS 16201/11 (14) Central America. Guatemala, 1997-1998.
  • bMS 16201/11 (15-16) Central America. Guatemala, 2002-2004.
  • bMS 16201/11 (17) Central America. Guatemala, n.d.
  • bMS 16201/11 (18) Central America. Nicaragua, 1982-1983.
  • bMS 16201/11 (19) Central America. Nicaragua, 1989, 1991.
  • bMS 16201/11 (20) Central America. Nicaragua, 1992.
  • bMS 16201/11 (21-23) North America. Mexico, 1983-1985.
  • bMS 16201/11 (24) North America. Mexico, 1988.
  • bMS 16201/11 (25) North America. Mexico, 1995.
  • bMS 16201/12 (1-6) North America. Mexico, 1995-2002.
  • bMS 16201/12 (7-12) North America. Mexico, 2004-2005.
  • bMS 16201/12 (13) North America. Mexico, n.d.
  • bMS 16201/12 (14) North America. United States, 1983.
  • bMS 16201/12 (15-16) North America. United States, 1992-1995.
  • bMS 16201/12 (17) North America. United States, 1998.
  • bMS 16201/12 (18) North America. United States, 2004.
  • bMS 16201/12 (19) North America. United States, n.d.
  • bMS 16201/12 (20) South America. Ecuador, 1998.
  • bMS 16201/12 (21) South America. Peru, 1978.
  • bMS 16201/12 (22) South America. Peru, 1980-1981.
  • bMS 16201/12 (23) South America. Unidentified.
  • bMS 16201/12 (24) Central America/Mexico/South America. Unidentified.
  • bMS 16201/14 Central America/Mexico/South America slides. Unidentified.
  • bMS 16201/12 (25) Unidentified photographs, slides, and negatives.
  • bMS 16201/12 (26) Unidentified photographs, slides, and negatives.
  • bMS 16201/12 (27) Unidentified photographs, slides, and negatives.
  • bMS 16201/13 Unidentified slides and negatives.

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