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Preferred Citation

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

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:4079679 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Carnegie Council on Ethics & International Affairs.
Title:Carnegie Council on Ethics & International Affairs Records, 1914-1996.
Physical description:415 linear feet (809 boxes)
Language(s):In English
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 from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least forty-eight (48) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.  More information »



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; X. Oversize volumes.

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Scope and Content

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.

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Using the Collection

Partially Offsite

Access Restrictions

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 from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least forty-eight (48) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the Carnegie Collections Curator

Preferred Citation

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

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Processed 02/23/83 MBB

Papers Processed 02/21/91 AH

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion July 7, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2009-07-07 File created.

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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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Additional Creators

HeadingCUL Archives:
CUL Collections:
Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
Aiken, George D. (George David), 1892-1984.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Angell, Norman, Sir, 1874-1967.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Arendt, Hannah, 1906-1975.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Austin, Warren Robinson, 1877-1962.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Baker, Newton Diehl, 1871-1937.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Baldwin, Roger N. (Roger Nash), 1884-1981.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Barbour, W. Warren (William Warren), 1888-1943.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Baruch, Bernard M. (Bernard Mannes), 1870-1965.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Battle, George Gordon, b. 1868.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Bliss, Tasker Howard, 1853-1930.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Boas, Franz, 1858-1942.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Borah, William Edgar, 1865-1940.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Brown, William Adams, 1865-1943.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Butler, Nicholas Murray, 1862-1947.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Cadman, S. Parkes (Samuel Parkes), 1864-1936.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Capper, Arthur, 1865-1951.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Catt, Carrie Chapman, 1859-1947.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Cecil of Chelwood, Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, Viscount, 1864-1958.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Clark, John Bates, 1847-1938.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Cousins, Norman.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Davis, James J. (James John), 1873-1947.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Davis, Malcolm W. (Malcolm Waters), b. 1899.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Davis, Norman H. (Norman Hezekiah), 1878-1944.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Duggan, Stephen, 1870-1950.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Eliot, Charles William, 1834-1926.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Eliot, Samuel A. (Samuel Atkins), 1862-1950.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Filene, E. A. (Edward Albert), 1860-1937.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Finley, John H. (John Huston), 1863-1940.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Fisher, Irving, 1867-1947.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Fosdick, Harry Emerson, 1878-1969.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Gannett, Frank E. (Frank Ernest), 1876-1957.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Gompers, Samuel, 1850-1924.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Haig, Alexander Meigs, 1924-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Haskell, Henry S.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hiss, Alger.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Holt, Hamilton, 1872-1951.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Houston, Herbert S. (Herbert Sherman), b. 1865.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hull, Cordell, 1871-1955.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Jessup, Philip C. (Philip Caryl), 1897-1986.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Keppel, Frederick P. (Frederick Paul), 1875-1943.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lasker, Bruno, 1880-1965.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Leach, Henry Goddard, 1880-1970.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lee, Ivy L. (Ivy Ledbetter), 1877-1934.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lehman, Herbert H. (Herbert Henry), 1878-1963.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lowell, A. Lawrence (Abbott Lawrence), 1856-1943.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Marburg, Theodore, 1862-1946.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Marks, Marcus M.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Marsh, Benjamin Clarke, 1877-1952.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
McDonald, James G. (James Grover), 1886-1964.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Morgenthau, Henry, 1856-1946.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Mott, John R. (John Raleigh), 1865-1955.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Muste, Abraham John, 1885-1967.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Niebuhr, Reinhold, 1892-1971.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Peale, Norman Vincent, 1898-1993.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Plimpton, George A. (George Arthur), 1855-1936.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Pollock, Channing, 1880-1946.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Pritchett, Henry S. (Henry Smith), 1857-1939.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Robbins, Howard Chandler, 1876-1952.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Shotwell, James Thomson, 1874-1965.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Stelzle, Charles, 1869-1941.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Stout, Rex, 1886-1975.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Wickersham, George W. (George Woodward), 1858-1936.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Wise, Stephen Samuel, 1874-1949.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Woolley, Mary Emma, 1863-1947.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID


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CUL Collections:
Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
Account books.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Annual reports.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Financial records.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Press releases.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Tape recordings.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID


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CUL Collections:
Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
Addams, Jane, 1860-1935.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Carnegie, Andrew, 1835-1919.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Church Peace Union.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Council on Religion and International Affairs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Dulles, John Foster, 1888-1959.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Endowments--Officials and employees.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Endowments--United States.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Inman, John R.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
International Monetary Fund.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
International relations.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
La Guardia, Fiorello H. (Fiorello Henry), 1882-1947.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Morgenthau, Hans J. (Hans Joachim), 1904-1980.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Religion and international affairs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Tillich, Paul, 1886-1965.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
United States--Foreign relations.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
World Alliance for International Friendship through the Churches.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note


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.

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