Franklin H. Littell Papers: Series 11, Professional affiliations, 1950-2008

Collection ID: 
SCRC 85
Date: 
1859-2014 (bulk 1934-2009)
Footage: 
327.8 linear feet (674 boxes) + periodicals
Collecting Area: 
 

Series 11: Professional affiliations, 1950-2008, documents Littell’s long term affiliations, often in leadership positions, with numerous organizations. Series 11 is subdivided into 8 subseries, each representing an organization in which Littell was actively involved: Subseries 11.1: American Academy of Religion; Subseries 11.2: Association of College and University Religious Affairs; Subseries 11.3: Foundation for Reformation Research; Subseries 11.4: Institute for Contemporary Social Problems; Subseries 11.5: National Council of Churches of Christ; Subseries 11.6: National Council of Christians and Jews; Subseries 11.7: United Methodist Church, Board of Christian Social Concerns; and Subseries 11.8: World Council of Churches.

Littell served each organization in various capacities, particularly as its activities related to interfaith dialogue, religious liberty, support for the State of Israel, religion in education, and assorted contemporary social issues. Researchers will find a mix of correspondence, memoranda, administrative records, printed materials and publications, documenting Littell’s involvement with each organization as well as its general activities. The amount of documentation available for each of the organizations varies significantly.

Subseries 11.1: American Academy of Religion, 1964-2006 (bulk 1972-1993)

372          10          Correspondence, memoranda, and other administrative records          1964-1972
372          11          Correspondence, memoranda, and other administrative records          1972-1991
373          1          Correspondence, memoranda, and other administrative records          1992-2006
373          2          Northeastern Regional Meeting          1972
373          3          Annual meeting          1975
373          4          Annual meeting          1976
373          5          Annual meeting          1982
373          6          Annual meeting          1984
373          7          Annual meeting          1986
373          8          Annual meeting          1987
373          9          Annual meeting          1988
373          10          Annual meeting          1989
374          1          Annual meeting          1990
374          2          Annual meeting          1991
374          3          Annual meeting          1992
374          4          Annual meeting          1993
374          5          Annual meeting          2001
374          6          Annual meeting          2005
374          7          Annual meeting          2006
374          8          Board meeting          1990
374          9          Board meeting          1991
374          10          Board meeting          1992
374          11          Long Range Planning and Development Committee          1990
375          1          Long Range Planning and Development Committee          1991
375          2          Long Range Planning and Development Committee          1992
375          3          Long Range Planning and Development Committee          1992
375          4          Committee on International Connections          1993
375          5          Grant application, National Endowment for the Humanities          1988
582          1          Member directories          1993-1996, 2003
375          6          Program applications and grant proposal          1990
375          7          Paper proposals          undated
582          2          Printed materials and other records          1964, 1976-1990, 2001
375          8          Printed materials          1970, 1973

Subseries 11.2: Association of College and University Religious Affairs (ACURA), 1959-1994 (bulk 1959-1979)

375          9          Memoranda, correspondence, and other administrative records          1959-1961
375          10          Memoranda, correspondence, and other administrative records          1962-1964
375          11          Memoranda, correspondence, and other administrative records          1965
375          12          Memoranda, correspondence, and other administrative records          1966
376          1          Memoranda, correspondence, and other administrative records          1967
376          2          Memoranda, correspondence, and other administrative records          1968-1969
376          3          Memoranda, correspondence, and other administrative records          1970-1979
376          4          Memoranda, correspondence, and other administrative records          1981-1989
376          5          Memoranda, correspondence, and other administrative records          1991-1994, undated
376          6          "Dialogue on Campus"          1961-1964
376          7          "Dialogue on Campus"          1965-1968
377          1          "Dialogue on Campus"          1969-1979
377          2          "Dialogue on Campus"          1980-1994
582          3          "Humanity: An Arena of Critique and Commitment"          1964-1969
377          3          Speeches          1960-1964, undated
377          4          Pamphlets and brochures for ACURA and religious programs on university campuses          1960-1967, undated
377          5          Membership and/or mailing lists          1960-1964, undated
377          6          Membership and/or mailing lists          1961-1967, undated
378          1          Membership and/or mailing lists          1963-1965, undated
378          2          Membership and/or mailing lists          1972
378          3          Bibliography and "capsule comments"          undated
378          4          Student regional conferences          1960-1963, undated
378          5          Conference. Religion and the State University          1964

Subseries 11.3: Foundation for Reformation Research, 1958-1998

378          6          Administrative and other records          1958-1961, undated
378          7          Administrative and other records          1962
378          8          Administrative and other records          1963
378          9          Administrative and other records          1964-1965
378          10          Administrative and other records          1966
379          1          Administrative and other records          1967
379          2          Administrative and other records          1967
379          3          Administrative and other records          1968
379          4          Administrative and other records          1969
379          5          Administrative and other records          1970
379          6          Administrative and other records          1971
380          1          Administrative and other records          1972, undated
380          2          Administrative and other records          1973, undated
381          1          Administrative and other records          1974
381          2          Administrative and other records          1975
381          3          Administrative and other records          1976-1979
381          4          Administrative and other records          1980-1998, undated
381          5          American Society for Reformation Research          1969-1976

Subseries 11.4: Institute for Contemporary Social Problems, 1974-1984

381          6          Correspondence, memoranda, minutes and reports          1974-1976
381          7          Correspondence, memoranda, minutes and reports          1977
381          8          Correspondence, memoranda, minutes and reports          January-April, 1978
382          1          Correspondence, memoranda, minutes and reports          May-November 1978
382          2          Correspondence, memoranda, minutes and reports          1979-1983, undated
582          5          "Ethics and Values in the Teaching Profession."          1982
382          3          Printed materials and other records          1978-1984, undated

Subseries 11.5: National Council of Churches of Christ, 1950-2002

382          4          Constitution, bylaws, organizational information and reflective passages          1960s, undated
382          5          Correspondence, memoranda, reports and other records          1951-1959
382          6          Correspondence, memoranda, reports and other records          1960-1962
383          1          Correspondence, memoranda, reports and other records          1963-1965
383          2          Correspondence, memoranda, reports and other records          1966-1969
383          3          Correspondence, memoranda, reports and other records          1970-1979
383          4          Correspondence, memoranda, reports and other records          1980-1989, 1992-2001, undated
384          1          American Council of Secretaries          1964-1969
384          2          Attacks upon NCCC          1953-1968, undated
384          3          Bureau of Research and Survey. "Churches and Church Membership in the United States" (1 of 3)          1956-1957
384          4          Bureau of Research and Survey. "Churches and Church Membership in the United States" (2 of 3)          1956-1957
384          5          Bureau of Research and Survey. "Churches and Church Membership in the United States" (3 of 3)          1956-1957
384          6          Christian Scholars Group. Correspondence, minutes and other administrative papers          1969-1971
385          1          Christian Scholars Group. Correspondence, minutes and other administrative papers          1972-1974
385          2          Christian Scholars Group. Correspondence, minutes and other administrative papers          1975-1979
385          3          Christian Scholars Group. Correspondence, minutes and other administrative papers          1980-1981
385          4          Christian Scholars Group. Correspondence, minutes and other administrative papers          1982-1986
385          5          Christian Scholars Group. Correspondence, minutes and other administrative papers          1987
385          6          Christian Scholars Group. Correspondence, minutes and other administrative papers          1988
386          1          Christian Scholars Group. Correspondence, minutes and other administrative papers          1989
386          2          Christian Scholars Group. Correspondence, minutes and other administrative papers          1990
386          3          Christian Scholars Group. Correspondence, minutes and other administrative papers          1994-1998
386          4          Christian Scholars Group. Correspondence, minutes and other administrative papers          undated
386          5          Clippings          1960-1964, 1973-1983, undated
582          9          Columbus Group          1959-1966
386          6          Continuing Theological Education          1960
386          7          Continuing Theological Education          1964-1965
392          1          Department of Religious Liberty          1960-1961
392          2          Department of Religious Liberty          1961
392          3          Department of Religious Liberty          1961-1964
392          4          Department of Religious Liberty          1962-1964
392          5          Department of Religious Liberty          1963
392          6          Department of Religious Liberty          1963, undated
392          7          Department of Religious Liberty, "Public Funds for Parochial Schools"          1963
392          8          Delta Ministry (reference materials)          1965-1966
386          8          Delta Ministry          1965-1967
392          9          Ephemera          1967-1970
387          1          "Information Service"          1967-1969, 1999
582          7          Israel Study Group          1980-1982
387          2          Laity          1960-1966, undated
387          3          Laity. Lay institutes          1960s
387          4          Laity. North American Conference on the Ministry of the Laity in the World          1965-1966
387          5          Long range planning          1963
387          6          Long range planning          1965
387          7          Long range planning          January-June, 1966
387          8          Long range planning          1966-1967
388          1          Middle East Panel          1979-1980
388          2          Middle East Panel          1980-1985, undated
388          3          Occupational ethics          1960
388          4          Policy statements          1951-1969
388          5          Printed materials          1960-1961, 1999, undated
388          6          Printed materials          1950-1964
582          10          Printed materials and other records          1960-1967
582          12          Printed materials and other records          1981-1988, 1997
389          1          Religious Liberty Committee          1963-1964
389          2          Religious Liberty Committee          1963-1964
389          3          Religious Liberty Committee          1966-1967
389          4          Religious Liberty Committee          1968-1969
389          5          Religious Liberty Committee          1977-1978
390          1          Religious Liberty Committee          1978-1982
390          2          Religious Liberty Committee          1983-1987
582          11          Religious Liberty Committee          1986
390          3          Religious Liberty Committee          1988-1990
390          4          Religious Liberty Committee          1991-1993
390          5          Religious Liberty Committee          1994-1995
391          1          Religious Liberty Committee          1995-2002, undated
592          5          Religious Liberty Committee, regarding an article in the News World          1983
391          2          Student interracial ministry          1965-1967

Subseries 11.6: National Council of Christians and Jews, 1952-1994

393          1          Correspondence. Horchler, Richard          1963-1966
393          2          Correspondence. Kenney, Dumont          1961-1963
393          3          Correspondence. McCoy, Charles          1964-1966
393          4          Correspondence, memoranda, reports and other records          1952-1962
393          5          Correspondence, memoranda, reports and other records          1963-1968, undated
393          6          Correspondence, memoranda, reports and other records          1970-1979
394          1          Correspondence, memoranda, reports and other records          1980-1984
582          8          Correspondence, memoranda, reports and other records          1983, undated
394          2          Correspondence, memoranda, reports and other records          1985-1994, undated
394          3          Clippings          1945-1968, undated
394          4          Committee on Campus Inter-religious Activities          circa 1950s-1960s
394          5          Committee on the Study of Ecumenical Education          1955-1956
394          6          Institute on Police and Community Relations          1960s
394          7          Institute on Police and Community Relations, proceedings          1960
395          1          Religious Freedom and Public Affairs          1962
395          2          Religious Freedom and Public Affairs, First National Institute (1 of 2)          November 1962
395          3          Religious Freedom and Public Affairs, First National Institute (2 of 2)          November 1962
395          4          Religious Freedom and Public Affairs project          1963-1964
395          5          Seminary Project          1964
395          6          "The Deputy," response to play about Pope Pius XII and the Holocaust          1964
395          7          Conference manuscripts          1974-1983
395          8          Conference manuscripts          1974
396          1          Printed materials. The Dialogue          1960-1967
396          2          Printed materials. Background reports          1961-1964
396          3          Printed materials. Newsletter and other publications          1962-1965, 1978
396          4          Printed materials and ephemera          1964-1970, undated
396          5          Printed materials and ephemera          1972-1973
396          6          Printed materials and ephemera, especially for Brotherhood Week          undated
396          7          Printed materials and ephemera          circa 1960s-1970s
582          6          Printed materials, clippings and records, including the Hartman Institute          1970-1988

Subseries 11.7: United Methodist Church, Board of Christian Social Concerns, 1964-1971

582          4          Correspondence, meeting minutes, and/or other administrative records          1960-1965
400          1          Correspondence, meeting minutes, and/or other administrative records, especially the annual meeting          1964
397          1          Correspondence, meeting minutes, and/or other administrative records          1964-1965
400          2          Correspondence, meeting minutes, and/or other administrative records          1965
400          3          Correspondence, meeting minutes, and/or other administrative records, especially the annual meeting          1965
397          2          Correspondence, meeting minutes, and/or other administrative records          1965
397          3          Correspondence, meeting minutes, and/or other administrative records          November 1965, undated
397          4          Correspondence, meeting minutes, and/or other administrative records          1966
397          5          Correspondence, meeting minutes, and/or other administrative records          1966
400          5          Correspondence, meeting minutes, and/or other administrative records, especially the annual meeting          1967
397          6          Correspondence, meeting minutes, and/or other administrative records          1967
398          1          Correspondence, meeting minutes, and/or other administrative records          1967
398          2          Correspondence, meeting minutes, and/or other administrative records, especially the annual meeting          1968
398          3          Correspondence, meeting minutes, and/or other administrative records          1968
398          4          Correspondence, meeting minutes, and/or other administrative records          1968
398          5          Correspondence, meeting minutes, and/or other administrative records          1969
398          6          Correspondence, meeting minutes, and/or other administrative records          1970
398          7          Correspondence, meeting minutes, and/or other administrative records          1971
399          1          Correspondence, meeting minutes, and/or other administrative records          undated
399          2          Working party on extremism          1965-1967
399          3          "Resolution on Southeast Asia"          October 1971
399          4          Vietnam          1965-1971
399          5          Vietnam and other similar concerns          1960s-1970s
400          4          "Report of Staff"          1965
400          6          "Report of Staff"          1968
400          7          "Convo 69"          1969
399          6          Assorted printed materials, especially about race, substance abuse and poverty          1960s
399          7          Assorted printed materials of other agencies, especially about social issues          1960s-1970s, undated
399          8          Assorted printed materials of other agencies          1960s

Subseries 11.8: World Council of Churches, 1951-2008

401          1          Conference proceedings, reports, printed materials and/or other records          1951-1955, undated
401          2          Conference proceedings, reports, printed materials and/or other records          1956-1969, undated
401          3          Conference proceedings, reports, printed materials and/or other records          1961-1978, undated
401          4          Conference proceedings, reports, printed materials and/or other records          1970-1994
401          5          Conference proceedings, reports, printed materials and/or other records          1980, undated
583          1          Department of Inter-Church Aid and service to refugees          1951-1952
583          2          Directory of Foreign Language Congregations...          1965
401          6          European Laymen's Conference in Bad Boll          1951
402          1          "The Responsible Society in National and International Affairs," a conference          July 9-14, 1956
402          2          Ecumenical Institutes          1950s-1970s
402          3          Current Dialogue          1981-1989
402          4          Current Dialogue          1991-1994
402          5          Current Dialogue          1995-1999
403          1          Current Dialogue          1999-2003
403          2          Current Dialogue          2004-2008
403          3          Laity, bulletin of The Department of the Laity          1957-1965
403          4          The Ecumenical Review          1971, 1972, 1978
403          5          Printed materials and ephemera          1947, 1960, 1962, 1965, 1998
583          3          Miscellaneous          1957, 1968-1970

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Collection Overview

Series 1: General correspondence, 1940-2009
Series 2: Youth work, 1934-1991 (bulk 1936-1945)
Series 3: Germany, 1934-2005 (bulk 1949-1960)
Series 4: Academic appointments, 1946-2012 (bulk 1951-1996)
Series 5: Holocaust remembrance work, 1950-2014 (bulk 1970-2009)
Series 6: Institute for American Democracy, 1949-1980s (bulk 1966-1976)
Series 7: Organized support for the State of Israel, 1969-2008
Series 8: Religious Liberty work, 1970-2006 (bulk 1981-1999)
Series 9: Waco Branch Davidian Disaster, Texas, 1993-2003 (bulk 1993-1996)
Series 10: Small projects file, 1948-2008 (bulk 1955-1995)
Series 11: Professional affiliations, 1950-2008
Series 12: Research, writing and speaking, 1938-2006
Series 13: “Journal” file, 1936-2008
Series 14: Personal and family papers, 1859-2010 (bulk 1934-2000)
Series 15: General reference, 1863-2006 (bulk 1940-1990)