Scope and Contents
Documents concerning the World Student Christian Federation Life and Mission of the Church Project. Recognizing many cultural, global and political changes that have occurred and the relative stasis in the structure and organization of the church, the Life and Mission of the Church project seeks to "reexamine the traditional structures and mission of the churches." The relationships of the National Student YWCA and the United Student Christian Council to the project are explained in memorandums and articles. Study guides to be used by participating organizations guide exploration of the biblical topics and principles. In 1960 an international teaching conference brings together delegates from organizations around the world to discuss the central issues and take part in theological sessions learning about the basis for the project. Conference documents concerning its planning, content and assessments and include programs, outlines, bulletins, reports and notes.
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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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- Christian leadership
- Church and social problems
- 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
- World's Student Christian Federation
- outlines (documents)
- programs (documents)
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