Holocaust Rescue and Relief: Digitized Records of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee

This digital collection at the Andover-Harvard Theological Library gives access to digitised records of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC), which aided displaced persons in Europe during and after World War II: "Led by its early pioneers, Martha and Waitstill Sharp, the USC was established in 1940 by the American Unitarian Association as a wartime relief organization to provide assistance to refugees fleeing Nazi persecution. In 1963, the USC merged with the Universalist Service Committee to form the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, now based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Andover-Harvard Theological Library is the official archive for the records of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC). In partnership with the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., we have undertaken a massive digitization project of roughly 257 boxes of archival material dated from 1939 to 1967. The project includes selections from 32 collections of the Unitarian Service Committee and 2 collections of the Universalist Service Committee. When complete, the digital collection will include more than 243,000 exposures. By digitizing this material, we ensure it is available to researchers throughout the world and preserved for future generations. The extensive digitization effort is jointly funded by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Centre de Documentation Juive Contemporaine in Paris. Both organizations collect materials and resources related to the Holocaust and serve as influential centers for Holocaust research. As collections are digitized and processed, they will be added to this page. To view the digital folders, click on the collection name, read the Scope and Content note, go to the Container List, and browse the folders that have been digitized. Click on the "See digital images" link to open a folder. Once you are in a folder, use the red forward and back arrows to view the contents."

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