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World Council of Churches Collected Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-044

Scope and Contents

This collection contains primarily minutes, leaflets, and articles printed in Quaker and other periodicals, relating to the World Council of Churches and possible relationship of Quaker bodies to it; together with correspondence of Bliss Forbush and others on behalf of Friends General Conference with the council's secretariat regarding council membership.

Dates

  • 1941-1961

Creator

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Collection is open for research.

Copyright and Rights Information

Copyright has not been assigned to Friends Historical Library All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in to the Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Friends Historical Library 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 reader.

Biographical / Historical

Bliss Forbush (1896-1987), Quaker educator, administrator, and author, served as the Headmaster of Baltimore Friends School, Chairman of Friends General Conference, and Executive Secretary of Baltimore Monthly Meeting. He was born in 1896, the son of William B. and Maud Forbush. He married E. La Verne Hill in 1915 and died in 1987. Bliss Forbush served as a member of the American Section of the World Council of Churches, 1941-1951, representing Friends General Conference and as a delegate to the first Assembly of the World Council of Churches in 1948.

The World Council of Churches was founded in 1938. The Five Years Meeting, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (Orthodox), and Friends General Conference accepted membership in 1940. Bliss Forbush, served as representative to the Council, 1941-1951, from Friends General Conference.

Extent

1.5 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

Language

English

Overview

Bliss Forbush (1896-1987), Quaker educator, administrator, and author, was born in 1896 and died in 1987. Bliss Forbush served as a member of the American Section of the World Council of Churches, 1941-1951, representing Friends General Conference and as a delegate to the first Assembly of the World Council of Churches in 1948. This collection contains primarily minutes, leaflets, and articles printed in Quaker and other periodicals, relating to the World Council of Churches and possible relationship of Quaker bodies to it; together with correspondence of Bliss Forbush and others on behalf of Friends General Conference, with the council's secretariat regarding council membership.

Arrangement

Organized chronologically, with reference material 1938-1961 forming a separate series.

Physical Location

For current information on the location of materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donor: Bliss Forbush, 1951, 1968

This collection of personal correspondence, outlines of meetings, and official statements concerning the World Council of Churches was given by Bliss Forbush of Friends General Conference, representative to the Council, 1941-1951.

Related Materials

See also:
  1. Bliss Forbush Papers, RG 5/043

Processing Information

Originally catalogued as a collection in Record Group 1. Transferred to Record Group 5 circa 1994.
Title
An Inventory of the Bliss Forbush World Council of Churches Papers (1941-1961)
Author
FHL staff
Date
1951
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English
Sponsor
Encoding made possible by a grant by the Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation to the Philadelphia Consortium of Special Collections Libraries

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