Division of College Work. Records

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Division of College Work. Records


  • 1918-1963 (Creation)


.6 cu.ft (2 boxes)

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The Division of College Work has its beginnings in 1918 as a National Council commission in the Department of Religious Education. It grew out of a need to address the changing landscape of higher education in the early decades of the twentieth century when many students were choosing secular institutions over denominational colleges. In 1940, the work was organized as an autonomous division on equal footing with the Christian Education Department, but placed within the Home Department. The division was involved in establishing college chaplaincies, supporting local parish work, and creating missions to young women and minorities, ministering to the university population. The division was briefly renamed the College and University Division in 1963 and was disbanded with the Home Department in 1968.

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The records of the Division of College work document the Church’s work in college and university communities around the United States. Budgets and grant awards, and photographs constitute the unique records in this group. The photographs depict students, faculty, clergy, and lay leaders at conferences and gatherings in a variety of settings, as well as church buildings and interiors at various colleges and universities around the United States.


Business Files, 1932-1963
Photographs (from albums), 1918-1949

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Access to Episcopal Church records is governed by the Archives Public Access Policy. Research requests must be submitted in writing.

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The Archives is able to respond to limited requests for reproductions subject to copyright restrictions, internal policy, and the condition of the source documents.

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  • English

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Division of College Work Records, 1925-1966

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