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Documents concerning the National Student Christian Federation and its relationship to the councils of the National Student YWCA and National Student YMCA. The councils of the National Student YMCA and National Student YWCA are part of complex national associations with existing partnerships established in areas of overlapping purpose and work. In considering their relationship with the National Student Christian Federation they keep in mind their separate and joint established purpose and aims and their existing cooperative and governing relationship. Minutes, reports and statements of policy document the ongoing discussions about the relationship between the three organizations. Study materials on the relationship include documents concerning the role of religion on campus, the role of the church, program and purpose, the World Student Christian Federation and the job of the study committee. Additional materials concerning the National Student Christian Federation include newsletters, miscellaneous correspondence and an information packet on the merger of the United States Christian Council, Student Volunteer Movement and Interseminary Committee to form the National Student Christian Federation.
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National Student Christian Federation, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.