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  • Overview of the Collection
  • Access Terms
  • Scope and Contents

  • Overview of the Collection

    Collection Title: Student Volunteer Movement Microfiche
    Dates: 1886-1964
    Identification: CFT00084
    Creator: Student Volunteer Movement.
    Physical Description: 1.00
    Repository: David Allan Hubbard Library Archives
    135 N. Oakland Avenue
    Pasadena, CA, 91182-0002
    URL: http://library.fuller.edu/archives/
    Email: archives@fuller.edu
    Phone: (626) 584-5311
    Fax: (626) 584-5613

    Access Terms

    This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

    Corporate Name:

    YMCA of the USA -- History.

    Personal Name:

    Moody, Dwight Lyman, 1837-1899
    Mott, John R. (John Raleigh), 1865-1955

    Scope and Contents

    The Student Volunteer Movement Papers consist of 673 archival boxes, approximately 285 linear feet. The collection is housed in the archives of Yale University Library, Divinity Library Collections. These papers are in the process of being microfilmed. This collection contains 1600 fiche.
    The papers document the activities of the Student Volunteer Movement for Foreign Missions and provide valuable information on various aspects of American religious life during the period 1886-1964. Religious conditions on American college and university campuses are documented. Vast files of student volunteer application, information and health examination blanks provide personal data on thousands of prospective missionaries which is of potential interest to genealogists, biographers and historians. The financial records and correspondence provide documentation related to philanthropic support of religious causes in America. The Student Volunteer Movement for Foreign Missions was an organization that sought to recruit college and university students in the United States for missionary service abroad. It also publicized and encouraged the missionary enterprise in general.