Scope and Contents
World Student Christian Federation constitution, consultation reports and history. The World's Student Christian Federation unites student Christian movements and organizations from around the world in common purpose and fosters international cooperation and understanding. The history and development of the federation is illustrated in a pamphlet celebrating its sixty-five years of existence while constitutions and bylaws with proposed changes establish its structure, organization and functions. As an international organization comprised of many student Christian organizations, relationships between member organizations can become complicated. The 1955 Consultation on Student Work co-sponsored by the World's Alliance of the YMCA, the World's YWCA and the World's Student Christian Federation examines the types of conflicts and rivalries that can occur in areas supporting several student movements as well as conditions for Christian associations in countries that are predominantly Roman Catholic. An additional consultation in 1956 studies the relationship between the World's Student Christian Federation and the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students.
Dates of Materials
- Creation: 1955-1960
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.
However, by agreement with the YWCA of the U.S.A., microdexes known to contain financial records or personal health information (usually on job applications) were not digitized and/or not published in our online repository as part of the CLIR Digitizing Hidden Collections grant. These microdexes may still be accessed on the original microfilm, and digital files may be made available to individual researchers upon request.
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Genre / Form
- Christian leadership
- College students -- International cooperation
- College students -- Religious life
- College students -- Social conditions
- College students -- Societies, etc
- Interdenominational cooperation
- Nonprofit organizations -- Management
- Student movements
- Universities and colleges -- Religion
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