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Inventory of the World Council of Churches Collection, 1940-1945
GTU 91-11-03  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Scope and Content

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: World Council of Churches Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1940-1945
    Accession number: GTU 91-11-03
    Shelf location: 2/D/1
    Creator: World Council of Churches
    Size: 1 box; 2 in.
    Type of material: Mimeographed papers
    Repository: The Graduate Theological Union
    Berkeley, California
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], World Council of Churches Collection, GTU 91-11-03, The Graduate Theological Union Archives, Berkeley, CA.

    Access Points


    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 most likely came from Aaron Ungersma, a professor at 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 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 Many are marked "confidential", or "not for publication".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.