Scope and Content
Title: International Society of Christian Endeavor Convention Scrapbook,
Date (inclusive): 1931
Collection number: Mss139
UOP Alumni Office
Extent: 0.3 linear ft.
University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
Shelf location: For current information on the location of these
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Collection is open for research.
[Identification of item], International Society of Christian Endeavor Convention
Scrapbook, Mss139, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the
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.
The International Society of Christian Endeavor celebrated its 50th anniversary at a
convention held in San Francisco, July 11-16, 1931. General Chairman of the Conference
was Paul Shoup. A scrapbook of materials pertaining to this event was prepared by Fred D.
Parr, Associate Chairman of the San Francisco Convention. Notables at the convention
included International Christian Endeavor President, Dr. Daniel A. Poling, and Mrs.
Francis E. (Harriet Abbott) Clark, who co-founded the organization with her husband in
1881. President Herbert Hoover also gave a radio address at the convention.
Scope and Content
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.