American Council of Christian Churches (ACCC) and the
International Council of Christian Churches (ICCC) Collection

Record Group # 1

Box# 466

Content Summary:

Constitution and Bylaws; Correspondence and deposition re H. McAllister Griffiths; various pamphlets and brochures; materials from the Second Plenary Congress [1950]

Span Dates: 1941 - 1958

Size: .25 cu. ft.

Access Restrictions: None

Collection Citation: American Council of Christian Churches Collection, item description, Box 466, File __, PCA Historical Center, St. Louis, MO.


Finding Aid is normally located in folder number 1 of each box.




ACCC, American Council Rally Month: General Theme - Freedom versus Tyranny, [talking points guide, undated], 3p.; The American Council Digest, Spring 1957, Volume 1, No. 1
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ACCC, Constitution and By-Laws [8p, annotated]; Letter of Announcement, dated 6 September, 1941 and signed by Carl M. McIntire, Wm Conant, and H. McAllister Griffiths



ACCC, Correspondence between J. Oliver Buswell, Jr. and Robert T. Ketcham, concerning McAllister Griffiths, 1945, 6 leaves



ACCC, Deposition of Binde, Helen L., Statement on articles written by McAllister Griffiths, as given 5 November 1945, 15 pages



ACCC, Pamphlets: The American Council of Christian Churches: Its Purpose and Testimony, by Carl McIntire, 14p.; Tests for Church Fellowship, 48p.; There's A Reason: Why the American Council Could Not Issue Jointly With The National Association of Evangelicals Sunday School Lessons [brochure]; St. Louis Council of Christian Churches, (Constitution & bylaws) [brochure]



ACCC, Petition for Fellowship and Membership



ICCC, Pamphlets: "In Contrast," by W.F. Betts, 39p.; The Testimony of the ICCC, 14p.; World Temptation From Behind the Black Curtain: An Allegory in Chinese Style, by Arie Kok, 9p.; Ecumenical Movement and WCC [Resolution adopted by Fourth Plenary Congress of the ICCC, 1958]; Can Evangelicals Cooperate with the NCC?, by Fhilip R. Foxwell, 16p.



ICCC, Petition for Fellowship and Membership



ICCC, Second Plenary Congress, 1950, August 16-23,Folder 1: Resolutions; Reply to Dean Inge and the Modern Churchman's Union; Communism and the Bible, by Dr. Fred Schwarz [address, 9p.]; Statements of Receipts and Disbursements, 1949 - 1950; Christian Crises in the Far East: China, Korea and Japan, by J. Gordon Holdcroft, 7p.;



ICCC, Second Plenary Congress, 1950, August 16-23,Folder 2: Resolutions: The Church and Reformation, 2p.; Statement on the World Council, 5p.; Facing Problems Raised by the World Council of Churches, by Capt. Edgar C. Bundy [address, 6p.]; Missions Commission Report, 4p.; The Sixteenth Century Reformation and the Bible, by Dr. G. Ch. Aalders [address, 4p.]



ICCC, Second Plenary Congress, 1950, August 16-23, Folder 3: Amendments to the Constitution; List of Committees; Hitherto Hath the Lord Helped Me, by Arie Kok [address, 4p.]; Christ and the Bible, Rev. Eleazar Perez, [address, 5p.]; The Holy Spirit and the Bible, Dr. William R. McCarrell [address, 8p.]; Nominating Committee Report; The Inspiration of the Bible, Rev. W.R. McEwen [address, 7p.]



ICCC, Second Plenary Congress, 1950, August 16-23, Folder 4: Promotional booklet, 47p.; Includes articles by Carl McIntire, Kenneth Muck, Arie Kok, David Hedegard, J.J. Van det Schuit, W.H. Guiton, W.O.H. Garman, T.T. Shields, J. Gordon Holdcroft, W. Harllee Bordeaux, D.O. Fuller, Kenneth R. Kinney, and R.F. Hamilton, plus a descriptive article on the Reformation Monument in Geneva.



ICCC, Third Plenary Congress, 1954, Panoramic photograph of Commissioners and Visitors to the Congress, Meeting in Philadelphia, PA, in August of 1954. Photo by the Pennsylvania Photo Service of Philadelphia, PA. 466 12

Related Collections:

The Reformation Review: Volumes I (1953) through XII (1964) - [see periodicals]

J. Oliver Buswell, Jr. Papers

Buswell, J. Oliver, Jr., 1965, “American and International Councils of Christian Churches, The” [manuscript]



Buswell, J. Oliver, Jr., 1955, “Bible Presbyterian Church and the American Council of Christian Churches [manuscript]




Centerpiece statuary of the International Monument to the Reformation erected in Geneva, Switzerland to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Calvin's birth. This center grouping of the Monument, and from left to right the statues represent Farel, Calvin, Beza and Knox.
This particular grouping has been frequently featured in ICCC literature, echoing the organizational meeting of the ICCC in Geneva, just one week prior to the organizational meeting of the World Council of Churches (WCC) in Geneva in 1950.
[Photo is reproduced from A Twentieth Century Reformation: Second Congress of the International Council of Christian Churches, Geneva, Switzerland, August 16-23, 1950.]