Scope and Content
Title: World Council of Churches Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1940-1945
Accession number: GTU 91-11-03
Shelf location: 2/D/1
World Council of Churches
Size: 1 box; 2 in.
Type of material: Mimeographed papers
Graduate Theological Union
Collection is open for research.
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.
[Identification of item], World Council of Churches Collection, GTU 91-11-03, The
Graduate Theological Union Archives, Berkeley, CA.
World Council of Churches --Ecumenical Council for Life and Work
World Council of Churches --Provisional Committee
International Consultative Group for Peace and Disarmament
Peace --Religious Aspects
World War, 1939-45 --Religious Aspects
Reconstruction (1939-1951) --Religious Aspects
Ecumenical movement --History --Sources
Names as Subjects
Bennett, John Coleman, 1902-
Piper, Otto A., 1891-
Visser't Hooft, Willem Adolph, 1900-
Scope and Content
This collection is reported to have come from Aaron Ungersma who was on the faculty of
the San Francisco Theological Seminary. Attempts to contact Dr. Ungersma have yielded
nothing, so there is no documentation on this collection. It is thought that Dr. Ungersma
may have served on the committees represented in the collection. The papers come from the
formative years of the World Council of Churches. Papers are often headed, "World Council
of Churches (in Process of Formation)." Many are marked "confidential", or "not for
publication". The Ecumenical Council for Life and Work, ff 7-10, was chaired by John C.
Bennett and the papers contain cover memos from him.