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Council of Churches of Santa Clara County Records
2014-49  
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Description
Records of the the Council of Churches of Santa Clara County.
Background
The San Jose Council of Churches was founded in 1942, and became in 1956 the Santa Clara County Council of Churches. The primary concern and emphasis during the first eight years was religious education, but the ecumenical group's outreach grew significantly to include prisoner and juvenile detention chaplaincy, anti-gambling efforts, race relations and housing discrimination, evangelism, migrant farm worker support and programs, and programs for the elderly, refugees, and other marginalized groups.
Extent
37 linear feet
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Availability
The collection is open to the public by appointment with the Curator of Library and Archives