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Carnegie Council on Ethics & International Affairs records, 1844-2008

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: CC#0004
Bib ID 4079679 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Carnegie Council on Ethics & International Affairs ; Aiken, George D. (George David), 1892-1984 ; Angell, Norman, 1874-1967 ; Arendt, Hannah, 1906-1975 ; Austin, Warren Robinson, 1877-1962 ; Baker, Newton Diehl, 1871-1937 ; Baldwin, Roger N (Roger Nash), 1884-1981 ; Barbour, W. Warren (William Warren), 1888-1943 ; Baruch, Bernard M. (Bernard Mannes), 1870-1965 ; Battle, George Gordon, 1868-1949 ; Bliss, Tasker Howard, 1853-1930 ; Boas, Franz, 1858-1942 ; Borah, William Edgar, 1865-1940 ; Brown, William Adams, 1865-1943 ; Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925 ; Butler, Nicholas Murray, 1862-1947 ; Cadman, S. Parkes (Samuel Parkes), 1864-1936 ; Capper, Arthur, 1865-1951 ; Catt, Carrie Chapman, 1859-1947 ; Cecil of Chelwood, Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, Viscount, 1864-1958 ; Clark, John Bates, 1847-1938 ; Cousins, Norman ; Davis, James J. (James John), 1873-1947 ; Davis, Malcolm W. (Malcolm Waters), 1889-1970 ; Davis, Norman H. (Norman Hezekiah), 1878-1944 ; Du Bois, W. E. B (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963 ; Duggan, Stephen, 1870-1950 ; Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955 ; Eliot, Charles William, 1834-1926 ; Eliot, Samuel A. (Samuel Atkins), 1862-1950 ; Filene, E. A. (Edward Albert), 1860-1937 ; Finley, John H (John Huston), 1863-1940 ; Fisher, Irving, 1867-1947 ; Fosdick, Harry Emerson, 1878-1969 ; Gannett, Frank E. (Frank Ernest), 1876-1957 ; Gompers, Samuel, 1850-1924 ; Haig, Alexander Meigs, 1924-2010 ; Haskell, Henry S. ; Hiss, Alger ; Holt, Hamilton, 1872-1951 ; Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964 ; Houston, Herbert S. (Herbert Sherman), 1865- ; Hull, Cordell, 1871-1955 ; Jessup, Philip C (Philip Caryl), 1897-1986 ; Keppel, Frederick P (Frederick Paul), 1875-1943 ; Lasker, Bruno, 1880-1965 ; Leach, Henry Goddard, 1800-1970 ; Lee, Ivy L. (Ivy Ledbetter), 1877-1934 ; Lehman, Herbert H (Herbert Henry), 1878-1963 ; Lowell, A. Lawrence (Abbott Lawrence), 1856-1943 ; McDonald, James G (James Grover), 1886-1964 ; Marburg, Theodore, 1862-1946 ; Marks, Marcus M ; Marsh, Benjamin Clarke, 1877-1952 ; Morgenthau, Henry, 1856-1946 ; Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990 ; Muste, A. J (Abraham John), 1885-1967 ; Niebuhr, Reinhold, 1892-1971 ; Peale, Norman Vincent, 1898-1993 ; Plimpton, George A. (George Arthur), 1855-1936 ; Pollock, Channing, 1880-1946 ; Pritchett, Henry S (Henry Smith), 1857-1939 ; Robbins, Howard Chandler, 1876-1952 ; Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962 ; Shotwell, James T., 1874-1965 ; Stelzle, Charles, 1869-1941 ; Stout, Rex, 1886-1975 ; Taft, William H (William Howard), 1857-1930 ; Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949 ; Wickersham, George W (George Woodward), 1858-1936 ; Wise, Stephen S (Stephen Samuel), 1874-1949 ; Woolley, Mary Emma, 1863-1947
Title Carnegie Council on Ethics & International Affairs records, 1844-2008
Physical Description 534 linear feet (1069 manuscript boxes)
Language(s) English .

The following boxes are located on-site: Catalogued Correspondence (Boxes C1-C14).

The following boxes are located off-site: 1-1055. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.



Selected correspondence cataloged at item level, the rest arranged into 10 series: I. Individuals' files (Boxes 1-215); II. Organizational files: CPU/CRIA (Boxes 216-369); III. Organizational files: World Alliance (Boxes 370-399); IV. Organizational files: Various (Boxes 400-431); V: Printed materials & photographs (Boxes 432-451); VI: 1982 addition (Boxes 452-642); VII. 1986 addition (Boxes 643-723); VIII. 1990 addition (Boxes 724-795); IX. 2000 addition (Boxes 908-1055); X. 2009 addition (Boxes 796-907).



Correspondence, minutes of meetings, financial records, publications, notes, subject files, awards, speeches, reports and audiovisual materials document work by the Church Peace Union, its successors Council on Religion in International Affairs and Council on Ethics and International Affairs, and related organizations such as the World Alliance for International Friendship Through the Churches. The first installment of the CCEIA archival materials came to the RBML in 1974, with numerous additions over the years. A major addition in 1982 contained primarily the records of the Board of Directors and their semi-annual meetings, as well as the various programs and institutes of the Council, for the years 1972-1982, along with selected 1930s materials. 1986 addition contains presidential correspondence files, minutes of the Board of Trustees and committees, special projects, programs and conferences files, and the business and editorial files of "Worldview". Correspondents include John Foster Dulles, Jane Addams, Fiorello La Guardia, and Paul Tillich. 1990 and 2000 additions includes files of CCEIA presidents and vice presidents, paper and audiovisual materials on Merrill House Conversation Programs; Educational programs; International Monetary Fund/Lecture series; The Annals Of The Academy Of Political & Social Science; Washington Consultations; Colloquia for the Clergy; Church State Project; Asian Development & The Carribean Initiative; Korea: Year 2000 Project; fundraising files, printed materials and files of the Department of Publications.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

The following boxes are located on-site: Catalogued Correspondence (Boxes C1-C14).

The following boxes are located off-site: 1-1055. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Permissions to publish should be obtained from the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs.

Preferred Citation

Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs Records. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Columbia University Libraries. [Box Number].

Alternate Form Available

Pearl S. Buck letters are available on microfilm (MN# 91-2094-2).

Ownership and Custodial History

Collection formerly titled Council on Religion and International Affairs (CRIA) Records.

Gift of CRIA/CCEIA, 1974, 1982, 1986, 1990& 2000.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--CRIA. Method of acquisition--Gift; Accession number--M-1974.

Papers: Source of acquisition--Carnegie Council on Ethics & International Affairs. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--03/22/90. Accession number--M-90-03-22.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Processed MBB 02/23/83.

Papers Processed AH 02/21/91.

Revision Description

2009-07-07 File created.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Account books Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Addresses Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Annual reports Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Articles Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Audiocassettes Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Awards Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bylaws (administrative records) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Financial records Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Handbooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lectures Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Newsletters Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Notes (documents) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Press releases Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Reports Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Speeches (documents) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Tape recordings Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Transcripts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
minutes (administrative records) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID


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Addams, Jane, 1860-1935 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Carnegie, Andrew, 1835-1919 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Church Peace Union Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Council on Religion and International Affairs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dulles, John Foster, 1888-1959 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Endowments -- Officials and employees Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Endowments -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Inman, John R Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
International Monetary Fund Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
International relations Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Korea Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
La Guardia, Fiorello H (Fiorello Henry), 1882-1947 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Morgenthau, Hans J (Hans Joachim), 1904-1980 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Peace Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Philanthropists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Religion and international relations Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scrapbooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Tillich, Paul, 1886-1965 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States -- Foreign relations Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World Alliance for International Friendship through the Churches Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs (formerly the Church Peace Union, and later the Council on Religion in International Affairs) is a philanthropic organization dedicated to promoting world peace. It was founded in 1914 by Andrew Carnegie for the purpose of furthering the role of the religions in promoting world peace. In its earliest incarnations, the Carnegie Council searched for ways to influence government action -- issuing statements, sending out petitions, and joining anti-war campaigns. Even in those early years, the Council adopted an educational mission, providing a forum for public debate and issuing pamphlets designed to foster discussion on the causes of war. Today the organization is dedicated entirely to educational pursuits, including publications, and public affairs programs on international relations. The Council has also performed studies of human rights, the environment, conflict, and reconciliation.