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Records of the Australian Student Christian Movement, 1895-2003 [manuscript]
Bib ID 2085233
Format ManuscriptManuscript
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Australian Student Christian Movement
 
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Access Conditions Part available for research; part requires permission for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1895-2003] 
42.61 m. (315 boxes) + 2 fol. boxes + 16 cartons. 
Summary

The material in MS 980 constitutes the national level records of the ASCM. Two thirds of the collection consists of correspondence, the greater part being to and from the presiding General Secretary (until 1907 the presiding Travelling Secretary). The other third consists of minutes and reports relating to National Executive, General Committee, Business Convention, State Councils, Schools and Conferences. Also included are the records of the Student Volunteer Movement (SVM), 1896-1919, and the records of the Foreign Service Fellowship, which appears to succeed the SVM, beginning in 1927. The remaining material consists of records of special committees and commissions, finance, visits from prominent overseas speakers, reports to the WSFCF and memoranda and general memorabilia.

The Acc GB 1992/1708 instalment comprises further records of the ASCM.

The Acc02.054 instalment consists of further records of the ASCM.

The Acc04.267 instalment includes correspondence, administrative and financial records, contact lists, conference papers (including on a 3 1/2 in. disc), pamphlets and other printed material, primarily relating to Julia Pitman's activities as Acting National Secretary (June to November 2001) and her involvement with the South Australian Area Council.

The Acc06.045 instalment comprises a minute book, photographs and leaflets.

The Acc07.029 instalment comprises mostly correspondence, minutes, discussion papers, newsletters and other publications, c. 1987-2003. There are also documents labelled "Originals of old constitutions, etc.", c. 1918, and loose minutes, 1949.

The Acc11.080 instalment is a collection of financial and administrative records relating to the ASCM National Treasury. Material comprises a general accounts ledger (1989-2000), NSW Area Council records (1975-1987), AGM and Executive Meeting Minutes, conference transactions, bank statements and miscellaneous correspondence. Also included are reports, receipts, invoices, wage books and documents relating to Workers Compensation, Superannuation and the day to day administration of ASCM internal finances. There is a small collection of archival documents from 1958 relating to the ASCM, and including a University of Sydney Treasurer Job Statement (3 boxes, 1 fol. box).

Biography/History

The Australian Student Christian Movement (ASCM), formed in 1896 and until 1913 known as the Australian Student Christian Union, is one of the oldest student groups in existence in Australia. As a Christian group with an ecumenical focus working with university students, the ASCM fosters liberal and progressive religious and social views. It has been associated with the social gospel, Christian socialist and environmentalist movements and is generally part of the Christian left. The ASCM was involved in the formation of the National Union of Students, Overseas Service Bureau and the Uniting Church in Australia. The ASCM is affiliated with the World Student Christian Federation.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 980, MS Acc GB 1991/1004, MS Acc GB 1992/1708, MS Acc GB 1993/1712, MS Acc GB 1997/1303, MS Acc02.054, MS Acc04.267, MS Acc06.045, MS Acc07.029, MS Acc11.080.

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Guide to collections of manuscripts relating to Australia ; A299.

Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid (20 p.) available in the Special Collections Reading Room.  Donor's box list for Acc07.029 available. 
Subjects Australian Student Christian Movement -- Archives.  |  Christian college students -- Australia.  |  Church work with students -- Australia.  |  College students -- Religious life -- Australia.  |  Universities and colleges -- Australia -- Religion.
Time Coverage 1895-2003 
Occupation Students.

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