The collection consists of a scrapbook prepared in commemoration of the International
Society of Christian Endeavor's 50th anniversary (1881-1931) documenting the convention
held in San Francisco, July 11-16, 1931. Included in the scrapbook are memos, posters,
publications, programs, meeting agendas, clippings, tourist information about San
Francisco and California, pledge cards, and photographs. Also included in the collection
is an address by Fred D. Parr, "The Chapter as a Home Missionary Force" given to the
International Epworth League Convention, Buffalo, N.Y., 1914.
Christian Endeavor International is a multinational, interdenominational Christian
organization for young people which purportedly had as many as 4 million members in 1931.
The organization assists local churches in evangelizing young people for ministry and
service in the local community and worldwide. It conducts educational seminars and
workshops and sponsors Christian Endeavor Week. It is affiliated with the World Christian
Endeavor Union. Publications include the Christian Endeavor World Newsletter.