Fonds F4038 - Student Christian Movement of Canada fonds

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Student Christian Movement of Canada fonds

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  • Sound recording

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CA ON00340 F4038

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  • 1880-2010 (Creation)
    Student Christian Movement of Canada

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11.93 m of textual records and other materials.

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The Student Christian Movement of Canada (SCM), formed in 1921, is a national, student-based ecumenical organization that grew out of the Student Volunteer Movement for Foreign Missions (US) and the Young Men’s Christian Association and Young Women’s Christian Association in Canada.

In 1919, prior to the Des Moines Quadrennial Convention of the Student Volunteer Movement, Canadian delegates held a one day conference to discuss issues specific to Canadian students. At the first Canadian National Student Conference, held from December 29, 1920 to January 2, 1921 in Guelph, the Student Christian Movement of Canada was formed. The Basis and Aim of the SCM was approved at that time.

The SCM has over time focused on many social issues, including capitalism and labour; international relations and peace; race relations, including French Canada, Japanese and other minorities, Indigenous peoples; student and people’s solidarity; women’s rights; and gay and lesbian rights.

The SCM continues to be an active organization across Canada.

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Material forms a part of the General Council program of The United Church of Canada Archives.

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Fonds consists of eight series: 1) National Council records, 1921-2009, 2) Records of the Board of Directors, 3) Committee Records, 4) Records of the National Office, 5) Records of the Student Christian Movement Book Store, 6) Records of Antecedent and Associated Organizations,7) Publications, 8) Records of Local Units, 9) Photographs, 10) Sound recordings.

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      11.93 m of textual records
      309 photographs and negatives
      7 audio cassettes

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      Created 2/24/2023 by LH.

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