The collection is composed of correspondence, photographs, typescripts, and memorabilia; it has a double focus, the American
Veterans Committee and Adaline Guenther herself.
Guenther was born in 1897; became chief administrator of the University Religious Conference at UCLA at its inception in 1927,
and later served as its executive director (1945-59); she was one of founders of Unicamp, the UCLA student-run summer camp
for underprivileged children; also a founder of Student Board, an interdenominational student discussion group, and of Project
India, an anti-communist group in the 1950s; edited letters of servicemen connected with the University Religious Conference
into a newsletter, and held together the correspondence which evolved into the American Veterans Committee; the Committee,
founded as a counterforce to the American Legion, was an organization of educated liberal veterans; died in 1975.
10 boxes (5 linear ft.)
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Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright,
are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of
the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the
copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC
Regents do not hold the copyright.
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