Records of the Moral Re-armament, 1812-1991 (bulk 1873-1966).

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Moral Re-armament (Organization). Records of the Moral Re-armament, 1812-1991 (bulk 1873-1966).

Records of the Moral Re-armament, 1812-1991 (bulk 1873-1966).

Correspondence, subject files, financial records, play and film scripts, radio and television broadcasting files, press releases, clippings, print and near-print material, scrapbooks, and other records, chiefly 1924-1977, documenting the policies, organization, programs, activities, and membership of the Moral Re-Armament organization (MRA). Papers (1873-1966) of Moral Re-Armament's founder, Frank Nathan Daniel Buchman, include material relating to his personal and family life; his association with the YMCA and the Oxford Group (the forerunner of MRA); his missionary work in Asia; and his role in the organizational, theological, and philosophical development of MRA, especially in regard to pacifism, isolationism, and anticommunism. Papers (1812-1977) of Ray Foote Purdy (1889-1965), Buchman's student at Princeton Theological Seminary and later a director of the Oxford Group and the MRA, relate to his duties with the MRA, his views on Nazi Germany, and his personal and family life; to the activities of his wife, Elsa Toennies Purdy, son, Ray Foote Purdy, Jr., and brother, Frederick H. Purdy, all MRA coworkers; and to the psychological, social, and public relations aspects of the movement. Papers (1929-1979) of Kenaston Twitchell (1903-1988) include correspondence, reports, and printed matter chiefly relating to his efforts through meetings sponsored by MRA to promote peace between France and Germany following World War II and to establish an MRA group in postwar Japan. Includes letters of Oxford Group and MRA members Howard Carson Blake, Douglas Cornell, Sherwood E. Day, Albert H. Ely, Rajmohan Gandhi, Charles Henry Haines, William Cleveland Hicks, Bremer Hofmeyr, Peter Howard, Ivan Menzies, John Riffe, John McCook Roots, Samuel M.r Shoemaker, Margaret T. Tjader, and George West. Correspondents include Konrad Adenauer, Chiang Kai-shek, May-ling Soong Chiang, Mina Miller Edison, Clara Bryant Ford, Prince Richard of Hesse, Queen Marie of Romania, the Royal Family of Greece, Robert Schuman, U. Thant, and Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands. Other persons represented include Richard Evelyn Byrd, Arthur Capper, Dame Daphne du Maurier, Hermann Hegedorn, Ramon Magsaysay, Gabriel Marcel, John Raleigh Mott, Ngô Đình Diệm, H. Alexander Smith, Harry S. Truman, and Alexander Wiley.

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Edison, Mina Miller, 1865-1947

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Capper, Arthur, 1865-1951

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Chiang, Kai-shek, 1887-1975

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Purdy, Ray Foote, 1898-1965

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Magsaysay, Ramon, 1907-1957.

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Ely, Albert H. (Albert Heman), 1894-1964

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Shoemaker, Samuel M. (Samuel Moor), 1893-1963

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Cornell, Douglas

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Twitchell, Kenaston.

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Ngô, Đình Diệm, 1901-1963

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Byrd, Richard Evelyn, 1888-1957

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Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd (b. October 25, 1888, Winchester, Virginia-d. March 11, 1957, Boston, Massachusetts) was a polar explorer and naval officer. He made a flight over the North Pole in 1926 and a flight over the South Pole in 1929. He led expeditions to the Antarctic in 1928-1930, 1933-1935, 1939-1940, 1946-1947, and 1955-1956. In 1939 he became commander of the United States Antarctic Service expedition to Antarctica....

Moral Re-armament (Organization)

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Worldwide movement dedicated to spiritual and ethical reawakening. From the description of Records of the Moral Re-armament, 1812-1991 (bulk 1873-1966). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71131695 Biographical Notes and Organizational History Frank Nathan Daniel Buchman 1878, June 4 Born, Pennsburg, Pa. ...

Schuman, Robert, 1886-1963

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Mott, John R. (John Raleigh), 1865-1955

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John Raleigh Mott (May 25, 1865 - January 31, 1955) was a prominent YMCA leader, serving as president of the Cornell University YMCA as a student and becoming General Secretary of the American YMCA in 1915. From 1926 to 1937, he served as president of the YMCA's World Committee. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1946 for his work in establishing and strengthening international Christian student organizations that worked to promote peace. From the description of John R. Mott papers...

Marcel, Gabriel, 1889-1973

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Hagedorn, Hermann, 1882-1964

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Hermann Hagedorn was born in New York City in 1882 and educated at Harvard University, the University of Berlin, and Columbia University. From 1909 to 1911 he was an instructor in English at Harvard. Hagedorn was a friend and biographer of Theodore Roosevelt and served as Secretary and Director of the Theodore Roosevelt Association from 1919 to 1957. Hagedorn died in Santa Barbara, California in 1964. From the guide to the Hermann Hagedorn papers, 1898-1970, (Beinecke Rare Book and M...

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Menzies, Ivan, 1896-

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Day, Sherwood E.

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Gandhi, Rajmohan.

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Jung, C.G. (Carl Gustav), 1875-1961

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Buchman, Frank, 1878-1961

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Purdy, Frederick H.

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Blake, Howard Carson, 1904-

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Purdy, Ray Foote, 1898-1965

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West, George Algernon, 1893-1980

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Purdy, Elsa Toennies

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Du Maurier, Daphne, 1907-1989

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Thant, U, 1909-1974

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Wiley, Alexander, 1884-1967

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Hicks, William Cleveland, 1900-1944

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Howard, Peter, 1908-1965

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Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972

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Ford, Clara Bryant, 1866-1950

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Haines, Charles Henry, 1851-

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Smith, H. Alexander (Howard Alexander), 1880-1966

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Wilhelmina, Queen of the Netherlands, 1880-1962

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Roots, John McCook

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Princeton theological seminary

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