Summary


Overview

Creator:

Student Christian Association (Princeton University).

Title:

Princeton University Student Christian Association Records

Dates:

1855-1967

Size:

21.91 linear feet, 15 archival boxes, 1 half-box, and 13 custom boxes

Call number:

AC135

Storage note:

This collection is stored at Mudd Manuscript Library.

Requests will be delivered to Princeton University Archives, MUDD Reading Room .

Location:

Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library.
Princeton University Archives.
65 Olden Street
Princeton, New Jersey 08540 USA

Language(s) of material:

English.


Abstract

The Student Christian Association and its predecessors were the dominant religious organizations at Princeton University for almost a hundred and fifty years. The Philadelphian Society, founded by a small group of students in 1825, was the quasi-official campus religious agency by the beginning of the twentieth century. In 1930 the Student-Faculty Association (SFA), organized by the Dean of the Chapel, took over the Society's programs, focusing on community service. In 1946 the Student Christian Association (SCA) replaced both the Society and the SFA, coordinating both religious and community service activities in campus. The Student Volunteers Council succeeded the SCA in 1967.