bMS 16222

Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, Audiovisual Records: Oral History Interviews, audiocassettes and compact discs, c. 1970s.

Summary Information

  • Call Number: bMS 16222
  • Title: Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, Audiovisual Records: Oral History Interviews, audiocassettes and compact discs, c. 1970s
  • Repository: Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, 45 Francis Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138-1911
  • Quantity: 3 boxes.

Administrative Information:

  • Access: There are no restrictions on access to this collection.

Scope and Content:

This collection (59 audiocassette tapes) consists of interviews that Ghanda DiFiglia conducted with a number of people associated with the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee. These interviews were conducted in the late 1970s in connection with the UUSC's 40th anniversary. Box 2 contains background material about this project, which includes a brief summary of the contents of each tape and a subject index. These tapes were reformatted to compact discs in 2006 and they are located in box 3.

Container List:

Box 1

Cassettes prepared by Ghanda Di Figlia

  • Mary Barwise, UUSC volunteer at Birzeit College, 1966-1967, 1 cassette (120 minutes)
  • Rev. Howard Brooks, UUSC Associate Director, 1944-1949, overseas operations and Communist charges, October 25, 1979, 1 cassette (120 minutes)
  • Howard Brooks/Helen Fogg, interview on USC history, 1940-1953, 2 cassettes (120 minutes each)
  • Rev. Edward Cahill, USC Workcamp Director, Assistant to Director, Associate Director, 1943-1947, October 24 and November 16, 1979, 2 cassettes (120 minutes each)
  • Martha Sharp Cogan, interview on history, Lisbon and unoccupied France, 1940, April 16, 1979, 3 cassettes (120 minutes each)
  • Dr. Hermann Field, interview October 11, 1982, 2 cassettes (60 minutes each)
  • Helen Fogg, Director, Education and Social Work Overseas, 1949-1968 (with Marianne Welter), 1 cassette (120 minutes)
  • Rev. Stephen H. Fritchman, recollections of first six-seven years of USC history, 1 cassette (120 minutes)
  • Rev. and Mrs. Richard Gilbert, recollections of work with Jordan Neighborhood House (1965) and Druhward Workcamp (1957 and 1958), October 1979, 1 cassette (120 minutes)
  • Rev. Philip Giles, UUSC, 1 cassette (120 minutes)
  • Dr. Frank Z. Glick, recollections of USC Executive Director, 1955-1962, 2 cassettes (120 minutes each)
  • Rev. Dana M. Greeley, President/Chairman, USC 1953-1958, recollections of USC history from beginning to merger, 1 cassette (120 minutes)
  • Rev. Duncan Howlett, Poland, 1939, 1 cassette (120 minutes)
  • Rev. Blahoslav Hruby, France and Lisbon, 1940, 1 cassette (120 minutes)
  • Dorothy B. Jones, Germany and Poland (Piekary Hospital), 1946-1949, 1 cassette (120 minutes)
  • Dorothy B. Jones and Eleanor Clark French, Germany and Poland (1946-1949) and France and Poland (1946-1948), 2 cassettes (120 minutes each)
  • John McAward, interview; Richard Scobie, narrative of trip to El Salvador and Guatemala; and interviews with Salvadoran refugees. Nov. 22, 1982; April-May 1977; and Jan. 1981, respectively. 2 cassettes (90 minutes each)
  • McKeeman, Rev. Gordon B., merger, early Universalists, later history (1970-1982), 2 cassettes (60 minutes each?)
  • Rev. Jack Mendelsohn, postwar period and Vietnam, 1 cassette (120 minutes)
  • Dr. Matilda Moore, U.S. and African programs, 1950, 3 cassettes (120 minutes each)
  • Warren Salinger, UUSC, 1968-1983, 1 cassette (90 minutes)
  • Dr. Richard S. Scobie, U.S. history, 1972-1979, 2 cassettes (120 minutes each)
  • Prof. Nevin Scrimshaw, UUSC's contribution to nutritional research and education, August 1, 1980, 1 cassette (90 minutes)
  • Rev. Neil Shadle, President/UUSC Board of Directors, recollections, 1979-1983, 1 cassette (90 minutes)
  • Rev. Waitstill Sharp, interview on USC history and intervention in Czechoslovakia, Lisbon, and unoccupied France, 1939-1940 / Waitstill H. Sharp; Greenfield, Mass., Oct. 17-19, 1978. (5 cassettes; 2 complete copies)
  • Alice Sheridan, NY Off. and Director of Medical Projects, 1954-1967, 1 cassette (90 minutes)
  • Rev. Alexander Szent-Ivanyi, Lancaster, MA, August 27, 1979, 1 cassette (90 minutes)
  • Rebecca Ulrich, USC in Verden, 1948, April 11, 1979, 1 cassette (120 minutes)
  • Rev. Charles Vickery, radio program detailing UUSC volunteer projects in mid-late 1960s, 1 cassette (120 minutes)
  • Dr. Maurice Vischer, early medical missions; nutrition mission, Italy; missions to Czechoslovakia, Austria and Japan, 1 cassette (120 minutes)
  • Selma Jones Wheaton, USC historian, children's homes in Germany, 1947-1948,  1 cassette (120 minutes)

Box 2

Background material about this project which includes a brief summary of the contents of each tape and a subject index.

Box 3

Interviews listed in box 1 on compact discs.

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