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A Guide to the University Religious Association Records

Finding aid prepared by Dept. Staff

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
March 2005

Descriptive Summary

Creator: University Religious Association (Gainesville, Fla.)
Title: University Religious Association Records
Dates: 1947-1973
Abstract: Minutes of the Association, correspondence, and photocopies of six scrapbooks.
Extent: 1 Linear feet. 3 boxes.
Identification: Ms Coll. 34
Language(s): English

Biographical/Historical Note

The University Religious Association (formerly Student Religious Association) was an umbrella group for the various ministries serving the student body of the University. Members of the faculty of the Department of Religion served as faculty advisors. Originally, the Student Religious Association was a student organization which coordinated program activities, social services, and religious holiday services. The Association's key event was the Religion-in-Life Week (see Manuscript Collection 33).

Scope and Content

The records in this collection were assembled from the files of faculty advisors in the Department of Religion, most notably Austin Creel, Delton Scudder, and Richard Hiers. The collection contains correspondence minutes of the Association, the Association's constitution, and photocopies of six scrapbooks encompassing the dates 1947-1962.

Access or Use Restrictions


The collection is open for research.

Related or Separated Material

For additional material pertaining to the Association's Religion-in-Life Week events see Ms Coll. 33.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], University Religious Association Records, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Contents List

1 Constitutions and revisions. 1966
1 Minutes. 1948-1968
1 Activities suggestions
1 Advisers miscellany
1 Arts festival
1 Brochure
1 Budgets. 1954-1970
1 Campus Council
1 Campus Life Conference
1 Christmas. 1966-1968
1 Council for International Friendship
1 Dorm Program
1 General. 1955-1962
1 Greek Council. 1957-1965
1 Human Relations Institute. 1961-1962
2 Israeli Culture Week. 1962
2 Officers and Elections. 1961-1967
2 Orientation. 1961-1966
2 Publicity. 1969-1970
2 TV series
2 University Pastors Association. 1961
2 World University Service. 1959-1973
3 Scrapbook. 1947-1953
3 Scrapbook. 1953-1955
3 Scrapbook. 1955-1956
3 Scrapbook. 1957-1958
3 Scrapbook. 1958-1959
3 Scrapbook. 1960-1961
3 Scrapbook. 1961-1962

Selected Subjects and Access Terms

Creel, Austin B.
Hiers, Richard H.
Scudder, Delton Lewis, 1906-
University of Florida -- Religion.

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