Inventory of the United Campus Christian Ministry, San Jose State University

Thom Bowser
Graduate Theological Union Archives
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Inventory of the United Campus Christian Ministry, San Jose State University

Collection number: GTU 2001-11-02

Graduate Theological Union Archives

Graduate Theological Union

Berkeley, California
Processed by:
Thom Bowser
Date Completed:
2004
Encoded by:
Michele Gibney
© 2011 Graduate Theological Union. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: United Campus Christian Ministry, San Jose State University
Dates: 1953-2001
Bulk Dates: (bulk 1969-1998)
Collection number: GTU 2001-11-02
Collector: Thorn, Alice E
Collection Size: 5 boxes; 4.50 feet
Repository: The Graduate Theological Union. Library.
Berkeley, CA 94709
Abstract: United Campus Christian Ministry began at San Jose State University as a Presbyterian effort in 1956. Various other denominations joined the Ministry through its history. UCCM focused on helping SJSU students and sponsored many programs and events, which often addressed social justice causes. By late 2000 the Ministry ceased operation. Collection contains organizational materials, records of activities, photographs, negatives and slides.
Physical location: 5/G/1-2; 1/A/3
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

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

United Campus Christian Ministry, San Jose State University, GTU 2001-11-02. Graduate Theological Union Archives, Berkeley, CA.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Alice E. Thorn , President of the UCCM Board of Directors, in November 2001.

Biography / Administrative History

The United Campus Christian Ministry (UCCM) at San Jose State University had periods of intense activity through its 29 year history.
Beginning as a Presbyterian effort in 1956, the organization was joined by the Episcopal, Lutheran, Congregational, and Disciples of Christ denominations during the following year. Soon the Baptists, United Church of Christ, and Methodists also joined the group. The UCCM incorporated the Campus Christian Center in 1961.
During the mid-sixties, the UCCM became part of the United Ministries in Higher Education (UMHE). This period is considered the Golden Era of Campus ministry with high student involvement, Civil Rights activity, debates over the Vietnam War, and other social justice issues. By the end of the decade the UCCM was at a low ebb due to changes in personnel and student interest.
Under the dynamic leadership of Pete Koopman and Natalie Shiras in 1970s and 1980s the participation grew once again at the UCCM through a number of programs and events including fundraisers, auctions, breakfasts, dinners, lectures, Hungerfest, and others. During the 1990s the ecumenical partnership that had been developed became frayed and denominations drew back from funding the campus ministry. With no money for the repair of the campus center and little support for the ongoing operation, the decision was made to sell it to the Catholic Diocese of San Jose in 1997. The UCCM struggled for a few more years and ceased operation in late 2000.

Scope and Content of Collection

This collection contains organizational materials recording the activities of the United Campus Christian Ministry at San Jose State University from 1953 through 2001. There are seven series: Series 1, Administrative files; Series 2, Financial records; Series 3, Denominations (materials on the various communions involved with UCCM); Series 4, Programs and events related to UCCM; Series 5, Photographs; Series 6, Negatives; and Series 7, Slides. Hungerfest, a fundraising event for hunger concerns, was held yearly 1987-93.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

United Christian Campus Fellowship.
United Ministries in Higher Education.
United Campus Christian Fellowship.
Wesley Foundations.
Disciples of Christ--California--History.
Episcopal Church--California--San Jose--History.
Methodist Church--California--San Jose--History.
Wesley United Methodist Church (San Jose, Calif.)--History.
Metropolitan Community Church--California--San Jose.
Presbyterian Church--California--San Jose.
United Church of Christ--California--San Jose--History.
Church work with students--California--San Jose - --History.
Church work with foreign students--California - --San Jose--History.
Church work with students--Christian--Disciples of Christ.
Church work with students--Lutheran Church.
Church work with students--Presbyterian.
Church work with students--Congresses.
College chaplains--United States.
College chaplains--Congresses.
Universities and colleges--Religion--Societies, etc.
Baptists--California--San Jose--History.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Koopman, Pete
Shiras, Natalie

Other Finding Aids

GTU 94-11-04 Cooperative Ministries in Higher Education of Northern California and Nevada Collection; GTU 94-11-01 Marna McKenzie Collection, Developing Ministries, CMHE (Cooperative Ministries of Higher Education) in Northern California; GTU 2006-7-02, John S. Hadsell Westminster House Collection (U.C.-Berkeley, Presbyterian Campus Ministry); GTU 89-5-016, Berkeley Free Church Collection, 1959-1976; GTU 2003-10-02, Albert G. Cohen Campus Ministry, Social Justice and Environment Collection.

Separated Material

Slides, approximately 200, of downtown San Jose, ca. 1980s sent to History San Jose Research Library, 1650 Senter Road, San Jose, CA 95112. www.historysanjose.org. 408-287-2290.

Contents of Containers

 

Series 1 Administration 1962-2001

Physical Description: 66 folders

Scope and Content Note

Series 1 contains the Administrative records of the United Campus Christian Ministry, San Jose State University.
box-folder 1 : 1

Annual reports 1978-1989

box-folder 1 : 2

Board of Directors 1990-1999

box-folder 1 : 3

Board of Directors-Creation 1985-1988

box-folder 1 : 4

Board of Directors-Dissolution 1995-2000

box-folder 1 : 5

Board of Directors-General 1977-1990

box-folder 1 : 6

Board of Directors-Information booklet 1989

box-folder 1 : 7

Board of Directors-Retreats, planning 1977-1991

box-folder 1 : 8

Campus Christian Center 1976-1994

box-folder 1 : 9

Campus Christian Center 1976-1994

box-folder 1 : 10

Campus Interfaith Center 1994-1995

box-folder 1 : 11

Campus Ministry 1969-1999

box-folder 1 : 12

Campus Ministry 1969-1999

box-folder 1 : 13

Campus Ministry 1969-1999

box-folder 1 : 14

Campus Ministry-Goals and objectives 1978-1992

box-folder 1 : 15

Child care 1982-1987

box-folder 1 : 16

Child care 1982-1987

box-folder 1 : 17

Child care-Reports 1984-1986

box-folder 1 : 18

Cooperative Ministries in Higher Education 1974-1992

box-folder 1 : 19

Collegium 1979-1990

box-folder 1 : 20

Correspondence-Churches 1985-1998

box-folder 1 : 21

Correspondence-General 1966-1986

box-folder 1 : 22

Correspondence-Thank yous 1990-2001

box-folder 1 : 23

Curriculum Committee 1982-1984

box-folder 1 : 24

Grants 1985

box-folder 1 : 25

History

box-folder 1 : 26

Interfaith Council 1993-1995

box-folder 1 : 27

Intern-Asian American 1992-1993

box-folder 1 : 28

Intern-Heshimu Colar 1994-1995

box-folder 1 : 29

Intern-General 1993-1994

box-folder 1 : 30

Intern-Latino 1994-1995

box-folder 1 : 31

Intern-Roxan Nasiri 1995

box-folder 1 : 32

Issues-Abortion 1995

box-folder 1 : 33

Issues-Affirmative action 1977

box-folder 1 : 34

Issues-Homelessness 1989-2000

box-folder 1 : 35

Issues-Immigration 1994

box-folder 1 : 36

Issues-Latino concerns 1988

box-folder 1 : 37

Issues-Multiculturalism undated

box-folder 1 : 38

Issues-Native Americans undated

box-folder 1 : 39

Issues-Violence in society/Nuclear bomb 1994, 1984

box-folder 1 : 40

Legal-Articles of Incorporation 1962-1985

box-folder 1 : 41

Legal-By-laws 1978-1985

box-folder 1 : 42

Legal-Exemption status 1982-1999

box-folder 1 : 43

Legal-Lease 1998-2000

box-folder 1 : 44

Legal-Proposals 1972-1986

box-folder 1 : 45

Legal-Statement by Domestic Nonprofit Corporation 1995-1999

box-folder 1 : 46

Mailing lists 1974-1996

box-folder 2 : 1

Meeting minutes 1970-2000

box-folder 2 : 2

Meeting minutes 1970-2000

box-folder 2 : 3

Meeting minutes 1970-2000

box-folder 2 : 4

Meeting minutes 1970-2000

box-folder 2 : 5

Ministries-Peter C. Koopman 1973-1980

box-folder 2 : 6

Ministries-Penny Mann 1990-1994

box-folder 2 : 7

Ministries-R. Richard Roe 1994-2000

box-folder 2 : 8

Ministries-Natalie Shiras 1981-1990

box-folder 2 : 9

Publicity 1985-1989

box-folder 2 : 10

Reports/Reviews 1977-1990

box-folder 2 : 11

Staff reports 1970-1994

box-folder 2 : 12

Staff reports 1970-1994

box-folder 2 : 13

United Ministries in Higher Education (CMHE) 1979-1981

box-folder 2 : 14

United Ministries in Higher Education (CMHE) 1979-1981

box-folder 2 : 15

Students 1980-1999

box-folder 2 : 16

Values and visions 1982-1990

box-folder 2 : 17

Work/Study 1985-2000

box-folder 2 : 18

Work/Study 1985-2000

box-folder 2 : 19

Work/Study 1985-2000

box-folder 2 : 20

Work/Study-Lenh Vong 1998

 

Series 2 Financial Records 1964-2001

Physical Description: 29 folders

Scope and Content Note

Series 2 contains the Financial Records of the United Campus Christian Ministry, San Jose State University.
box-folder 2 : 21

American Savings Bank 1993-1997

box-folder 2 : 22

Agreements of support 1993-1995

box-folder 2 : 23

Bank statements 1997-2001

box-folder 2 : 24

Bank statements 1997-2001

box-folder 2 : 25

Bills paid 1993-1999

box-folder 2 : 26

Budgets 1973-1989

box-folder 3 : 1

Budgets 1999-2000

box-folder 3 : 2

Church contributions 1974-2000

box-folder 3 : 3

Fidelity Investments 1996-1999

box-folder 3 : 4

Finance committee/letter 1971-1992

box-folder 3 : 5

Fundraising 1982-1999

box-folder 3 : 6

Fundraising 1982-1999

box-folder 3 : 7

Fundraising-Events 1992-1998

box-folder 3 : 8

Fundraising-Letters 1980-1993

box-folder 3 : 9

Fundraising-Luncheons 1990-1993

box-folder 3 : 10

Income tax-Federal 1996-1999

box-folder 3 : 11

Income tax-State 1983-1989

box-folder 3 : 12

Pacific Bell 1995-2000

box-folder 3 : 13

Payroll-Work/Study 1990-1996

box-folder 3 : 14

Property 1964-1984

box-folder 3 : 15

Receipts 1993-1998

box-folder 3 : 16

Reports 1970-1999

box-folder 3 : 17

Reports 1970-1999

box-folder 3 : 18

Reports 1970-1999

box-folder 3 : 19

Request for check form undated

box-folder 3 : 20

Statements 1970-1988

box-folder 3 : 21

UCC Conference 1994-1998

box-folder 3 : 22

Workers compensation coverage 1993-1996

box-folder 3 : 23

Working Assets 1995-1999

 

Series 3 Denominations 1974-2000

Physical Description: 19 folders

Scope and Content Note

Series 3 contains folders on the Denominations that were affiliated with the United Campus Christian Ministry, San Jose State University.
box-folder 2 : 27

Disciples of Christ-"The Scroll" 1994-1997

box-folder 3 : 24

Baptist 1987-2000

box-folder 3 : 25

Church giving 1978-1999

box-folder 3 : 26

Church of the Valley undated

box-folder 3 : 27

Disciples of Christ 1993

box-folder 3 : 28

Episcopal 1983-1996

box-folder 3 : 29

First Christian Church-"San Jose Disciples" 1995-2000

box-folder 3 : 30

LINK 1990-1995

box-folder 3 : 31

Lutheran 1979

box-folder 3 : 32

Methodist 1973-1995

box-folder 3 : 33

Methodist-"The Visitor" 1994-2000

box-folder 3 : 34

Metropolitan Community Church-"The Beacon" 1994-1995

box-folder 3 : 35

Presbyterian 1974-1998

box-folder 3 : 36

Presbyterian 1974-1998

box-folder 3 : 37

Grace Baptist-"The Grace Chimes" 1987-2000

box-folder 4 : 1

Presbyterian-"Life Line" 1994-1997

box-folder 4 : 2

Presbyterian-"Life Line" 1994-1997

box-folder 4 : 3

Presbyterian-"The Messenger" 1994-2000

box-folder 4 : 4

United Church of Christ 1977-1994

 

Series 4 Program and Events 1968-1996

Physical Description: 21 folders

Scope and Content Note

Series 4 contains files on the Programs and Events of the United Campus Christian Ministry, San Jose State University.
box-folder 4 : 5

Antigone 1984

box-folder 4 : 6

Auction dinners 1979-1993

box-folder 4 : 7

Breakfasts 1972-1987

box-folder 4 : 8

Community concepts 1991-1993

box-folder 4 : 9

Community service 1995-1996

box-folder 4 : 10

Conscientious objectors 1968-1972

box-folder 4 : 11

Dinners 1982-1993

box-folder 4 : 12

Facing the 90s 1986-1990

box-folder 4 : 13

Flyers 1980-1995

box-folder 4 : 14

Fran & Charlie Show 1984

box-folder 4 : 15

Hungerfest 1987-1993

box-folder 4 : 16

Interaction exercises undated

box-folder 4 : 17

International students 1986-1989

box-folder 4 : 18

Japanese delegation 1986-1987

box-folder 4 : 19

Last Lecture Series 1977-1979

box-folder 4 : 20

Live Wires undated

box-folder 4 : 21

Meet & Eat 1982-1984

box-folder 4 : 22

Mercury Savings Luncheons 1986-1989

box-folder 4 : 23

Peacekeepers of Peacemakers 1981-1983

box-folder 4 : 24

Clark Sterling Concert 1995-1996

box-folder 4 : 25

Taize 1998-1999

box-folder 4 : 26

Robert Woodward Colloquium (Includes photocopy of April, 1934 John Steinbeck letter) 1986-1987

 

Series 5 Publication Materials ca. 1967-1990

Physical Description: 7 folders

Scope and Content Note

Series 5 contains materials related to publications of the United Campus Christian Ministry, San Jose State University.
box-folder 4 : 27

Campus Ministry Newsletter 1974-1990

box-folder 4 : 28

Cartoons undated

box-folder 4 : 29

JSAC Grapevine 1970-1979

box-folder 4 : 30

JSAC Grapevine 1970-1979

box-folder 4 : 31

Newspaper articles 1967-1995

box-folder 4 : 32

Pamphlets undated

box-folder 4 : 33

Various publications undated

 

Series 6 Photographs ca. 1957-1992

Physical Description: 25 folders

Scope and Content Note

Series 5 contains photographs from the United Campus Christian Ministry, San Jose State University.
box-folder 5 : 1

Old Campus Christian Center-Pre-Chapel undated

box-folder 5 : 2

Old Campus Christian Center-Post-Chapel undated

box-folder 5 : 3

New Campus Christian Center-Plans undated

box-folder 5 : 4

Chapel dedication, Don Emmid, Roy Hoch, Walter Phelps, Mark Rutledge undated

box-folder 5 : 5

Mrs. Reil's boarding house, Presbyterian Campus Ministry house, Campus Christian Center 1953 1956-1960

box-folder 5 : 6

Campus Christian Center-Construction undated

box-folder 5 : 7

Various- Philip Berrigan, Fred Dommeyer, Dave Eliot, Bill Gustafson, Claudia Hamm, Roy C. Hoch, Travis Hyatt, Claire Jennett, Bill Lewis, Ben McKendale, Lela Noble, Ted Sielaff, David Strachen ca. 1964 1977-79

box-folder 5 : 8

Various- Hungerfest, Reverend Pete Koopman, Benjamin Lacayo-Emery, Varla Lacayo-Emery, marriage ceremonies, Jeff Werner, Julie Werner 1972 1977 1978

box-folder 5 : 9

San Jose churches, fountain 1976

box-folder 5 : 10

Various- Bettina Apteleris's husband, San Jose State University President John Bungell, Campus Christian Center (negatives in Negative Box 6 ff 28), Campus Ministry, Cindi Clarke, Gary deFrance, Father Derry, Roy Hoch, Homewood Convalescent Hospital fellowship singing (negatives in Negative Box 6 ff 18), Hungerfest poster making party, Pete Koopman, Ben McKendall, John Moyer, Reuben Rutledge, Susan Wilson undated

box-folder 5 : 11

Various- Barbara?, Roy Hoch, Peter Koopman, Peace Center, Rollie Smith, Lowell Walter, Darrell Yeaney 1977-1980

box-folder 5 : 12

Various- Art Auction, Shorty Collins, Kathy Cohen, Bill Gustafson, Roy Hoch, homeless man, Richard Keady, Pat Koopman, Dr. Saffold 1977-1980

box-folder 5 : 13

Various- Barbara?, Bea Brown, Bob Brown, Alice Cox, Bill Cox, Norb Firnhaber, Roy Hoch, Sister Joan, Richard Keady, Pete Koopman, Ben McKendall, Father Mark Near, Natalie Shiras ca. 1978 undated

box-folder 5 : 14

Various- Sister Anne T. Elizabeth, Gene Bernardini, Kathy Cohen, Father Dan Derry, Roy Hoch, Dr. Jack Kurzweil, Don Luce, Congressman Pete McCloskey, Ben McKendall, David McNeil, Barbara Oskoni, James Seidman, George Sicular, Wiggsy Sivertsen, David Weller 1978-1979

box-folder 5 : 15

Various- Jim Babb, Henry Bruinsma, Lu Charlotte, Faculty/Student breakfast, Ted Gagne, Congressman Pete McCloskey, Norman Mineta 1978-1979

box-folder 5 : 16

Various- Dr. Stan Benz, Gene Bernardini, President Bunzel, Reverend Shorty Collins, Carlos Graham, Dr. Ted Hinckley, Reverend Travis Hyatt, Peter G. Koopman, Dr. Vinton Matthews, Dr. Marian Richards, Reverend Phil Spry, Dr. Tom Tutko, Reverend Roy Whitten 1979-1980

box-folder 5 : 17

Various- Linda Benner, Bob Hawthorne, Pete Koopman, Reverend David Mann, Penny Mann 1984 1993

box-folder 5 : 18

President John Baird, Betty Kurston, Reverend Penny Mann, Mark Neary, Silent Auction, Spring Dinner, staff 1987 1993

box-folder 5 : 19

Hungerfest (negatives in Negative Box 6 ff 23) & Pilgrimage Retreat (negatives in Negative Box 6 ff 23) 1991-1992

box-folder 5 : 20

Hungerfest (negatives in Negative Box 6 ff 30) 1993

box-folder 5 : 21

Various- Rob Elder, First Christian Church party 125th anniversary, Penny Mann, Father Mark Neary 1993

box-folder 5 : 22

Collegium 1-4, Marna McKenzie (negatives in Negative Box 6 ff 31) undated

box-folder 5 : 23

Collegium 1-4, Marna McKenzie (negatives in Negative Box 6 ff 31) undated

box-folder 5 : 24

Collegium 1-4, Marna McKenzie (negatives in Negative Box 6 ff 31) undated

box-folder 5 : 25

Collegium 1-4, Marna McKenzie (negatives in Negative Box 6 ff 31) undated

 

Series 7 Negatives 1978-1993

Physical location: Negative Box 6, Shelf Location 1/A/3
Physical Description: 15 folders

Scope and Content Note

Series 7 contains negatives from the United Campus Christian Ministry, San Jose State University.
box-folder 6 : 17

Ministry staff/Campus events undated

box-folder 6 : 18

Homewood visit (prints in Box 5 ff 10) 1992

box-folder 6 : 19

Draft Forum ca. 1978

box-folder 6 : 20

UCCM Dinner 1992

box-folder 6 : 21

unidentified people playing volleyball undated

box-folder 6 : 22

Ministry staff/Various events undated

box-folder 6 : 23

Hungerfest (prints in Box 5 ff 19) 1992

box-folder 6 : 24

Pilgrimage retreat (prints in Box 5 ff 19) 1992

box-folder 6 : 25

Fundraiser/Staff/UCCM undated

box-folder 6 : 26

UCCM Conference? undated

box-folder 6 : 27

Staff 1993

box-folder 6 : 28

Campus/CCC (prints in Box 5 ff 10) undated

box-folder 6 : 29

Staff/Students undated

box-folder 6 : 30

Hungerfest (prints in Box 5 ff 30) 1993

box-folder 6 : 31

Collegium (prints in Box 5 ff 22-25) undated

 

Series 8 Slides ca. 1950-1988

Physical location: Slide Boxes 3/D, 3/E & 3/F, Shelf Location 1/A/3
Physical Description: 469 slides

Scope and Content Note

Series 8 contains slides from the United Campus Christian Ministry, San Jose State University.
box-slides 3/D : 3032-3056

Fellowship singing at Wesley Foundation, Chapel, Wesley Hall, Communion service at mountain retreat ca. 1950-1959

box-slides 3/D : 3057

William-Board and Care-CCC 1974

box-slides 3/D : 3057A

Various 1976

box-slides 3/D : 3058-3102

CSCM?, Fundraiser, Anti Nazi rally 1977

box-slides 3/D : 3103-3118

Halloween party at the Wilson's, Myers' Ranch, Mr. and Mrs. Myers/Mr. and Mrs. Hammond, Summer session 1954

box-slides 3/D : 3119-3133

Wesley spring meeting, preparing snack supper, Dance at (name unreadable), Fellowship, washing dishes for WSCS, Halloween 1955

box-slides 3/D : 3134-3144

Wesley Fellowship Snow Conference, Wesley Formal, Forum, Wesley beach party, Mayday Heyday 1956

box-slides 3/D : 3145-3147

Snow Conference 1958

box-slides 3/D : 3148-3160

Tehillium Liturgical Dance Group at Stone Church, George Wilson, Pre-Assembly planning, UCCM display, Franciscans solidarity, John Connor/Susan Gilmore, Doug Huneke, workshop leaders, Norm Pott, Cooperative Ministries/Board of Higher Education 1978

box-slides 3/D : 3161-3161A

Jonah's Wail, CCC 1983

box-slides 3/D : 3162

Various 1985

box-slides 3/E : 3163-3177A

Students at registration, Art Auction, campus demonstration, Richard Keady/Clair Jennett, Student/Faculty Breakfast 1979

box-slides 3/E : 3178-3199

CCC, West Coast Churches meeting, Art Auction, Student/Faculty Breakfast 1980

box-slides 3/E : 3200-3218

Various 1982

box-slides 3/E : 3219-3236

Stanford demonstration 1979

box-slides 3/E : 3237-3253

Various, Inaugeration ca. 1970-1979

box-slides 3/E : 3254-3284

Art Auction 1980

box-slides 3/E : 3285-3309

Peace and Justice Conference, Tehillium Liturgical Dance Group 1978

box-slides 3/E : 3310-3360

Ray Hoch parties 1978-1980

box-slides 3/E : 3361-3385

Slideshow 1988

box-slides 3/F : 3386-3420

Art Auction 1979

box-slides 3/F : 3421-3444

Campus Ministry 1980

box-slides 3/F : 3445-3472

Spartan Festical 1977-1978

box-slides 3/F : 3473-3501

Collegium 1977-1978