Paul B. Anderson Papers, 1909-1988
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Brief Description:

Papers of Paul B. Anderson (1894-1985), including correspondence, maps, notes, reports, photographs, publications and speeches about the YMCA World Service (1919-58), International Committee (1949-62), Russian Service (1917-67), Paris Headquarters (1922-36), and Press (1921-82); American Council of Voluntary Agencies (1941-45); Anglican-Orthodox Documents & Joint Doctrinal Commission (1951-77); Chekhov Publishing House (1956-79); China (1914-19); East European Fund (1950-57); displaced persons (1940-48), ecumenical movement (1942-76); National Council of Churches (1955-75); prisoners of war (1941-54); religion in Russia (1939-82); Russian Correspondence School (1922-41); Russian Emigres (1922-41); Russian Orthodox Church (1926-82); and seminaries (1925-79); Russian Student Christian Movement (1926-77); Tolstoy Foundation (1942-61) and War Prisoners Aid (1916-17).

This series also includes administrative files of Paul B. Anderson (Department of International Affairs Special Consultant) and R.H. Edwin Espy (Associate General Secretary) of the NCC/WCC in regard to the sponsorship of NCC ecumenical delegations to and from Russia (1956, 1962-63); Paul B. Anderson correspondence regarding the NCC (1955-72); academic articles; an incomplete run of the Episkepsis bulletin (1970-74); the human rights debate in Russia (1967-70); McCormick Theological Seminary Traveling Seminar (1980-82); NCC committee files (1956-73); religious persecution in the USSR; Serbian Orthodox internal disputes (1968-72); and the Russian Orthodox Church and its application for entry into the WCC (1958-71).

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Record Series Number: 15/35/54
Created by: Anderson, Paul B. (1894-1985)
Volume: 43.3 cubic feet
Acquired: 5/16/83; 9/15/95; circa 5/17/2005
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Arrangement: By subject and chronological thereunder
Subject Index
American Council of Voluntary Agencies
American Relief Administration
American Relief for France
Anglican-Orthodox Joint Doctrinal Discussion
Berdyaev, Nicholas
British and American Civilian Emergency Service
Chekhov Publishing House
Church of England
Czechoslovakia - Religion and Sociology
Displaced Persons
East European Fund
Ecumenical Movement
Editeurs Reunis
Episcopal Church
Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America
France - History and Geography
Greece - Religion and Sociology
Moscow Chaplaincy
Mott, John R.
Music -- China - Religion and Sociology
National Council of Churches
Paris, France
Poland - History and Geography
Poland - Religion and Sociology
Prisoners of War
Rumania - Religion and Sociology
Russian Emigres
Russian Orthodox Church
Russian Revolution
Russian Student Christian Movement
Russian War Relief
St. Sergius Theological Institute
Tolstoy Foundation
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics - Art and Literature
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics - History and Geography
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics - Politics and Government
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics - Religion and Sociology
United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration
World Alliance of YMCAs
World Council of Churches
World War I - Intelligence, Morale and Propaganda
World War II - Intelligence, Morale and Propaganda
YMCA International Committee
YMCA Press
YMCA Russian Service in Europe
YMCA War Prisoners Aid
Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA)
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]