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Institutes of Religion and Health Records

An inventory of its records at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Institutes of Religion and Health.
Title: Institutes of Religion and Health Records
Inclusive Dates: 1951-1975
Quantity: 6.0 linear ft.
Abstract: The Institutes of Religion and Health was formed by the merger of the Academy of Religion and Mental Health, and the American Foundation of Religion and Psychiatry, with its Blanton-Peale Graduate Institute. The merger combined the resources of two long established and widely known interfaith, interracial, interdisciplinary, nonprofit, tax-exempt agencies serving human health and well-being. Collection comprises organizational records including general files, correspondence, financial records (balance sheets, budgets), and printed material (annual reports, bulletins, newsletters).
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
http://scrc.syr.edu

Biographical History

The Institutes of Religion and Health was formed by the merger of the Academy of Religion and Mental Health and the American Foundation of Religion and Psychiatry, with its Blanton-Peale Graduate Institute. The merger combined the resources of two long established and widely known interfaith, interracial, interdisciplinary, nonprofit, tax-exempt agencies serving human health and well-being.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Institutes of Religion and Health Records comprises organizational records including general files, correspondence, financial records (balance sheets, budgets), and printed material (annual reports, bulletins, newsletters). The material is divided into four series.

General files contain organizational material dating from 1951 when the Institutes were first incorporated as the American Foundation of Religion and Psychiatry. This series also contains materials relating to the three main functions of the Institutes -- a mental health clinic, pastoral counseling training, and social research.

Correspondence includes Director's and two other individuals (Dr. Maxfield, Mr. C. W. Stone) and correspondence with the New York City Mental Health Board as well as nearly ten years of general correspondence.

Financial papers comprises balance sheets, budgets, financial forecasts and reports, financial statements, and monthly balance sheets.

Printed material includes fliers, brochures, newsletters, public relations, and issues of The Pastoral Counselor and Thought and Worship.

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Arrangement of the Collection

All series are arranged alphabetically by type or title; subseries of correspondence are arranged chronologically.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Subject Headings

Persons

Blanton, Smiley, 1882-1966.
Peale, Norman Vincent, 1898-1993.

Corporate Bodies

Academy of Religion and Mental Health.
American Foundation of Religion and Psychiatry.
Blanton-Peale Graduate Institute.
Institutes of Religion and Health (New York, N.Y.), Archives.

Subjects

Medical social work.
Medicine, Religious aspects.
Mental health counseling.
Mental health, Religious aspects.
Pastoral counseling.
Psychiatry and religion.
Social service, United States.

Genres and Forms

Annual reports.
Balance sheets.
Budgets.
Bulletins.
Correspondence.
Minutes.
Newsletters.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Institutes of Religion and Health Records,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Finding Aid Information

Created by: CAK
Date: Jun 1979
Revision history: 27 Dec 2007 - converted to EAD (MRC)

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Inventory

General files
Board meeting minutes
Box 1 Charter members 1951-1958
Directors
Box 1 1954-1975 (29 folders)
Box 1 Staff conferences
Box 1 Governors 1959-1964, 1966-1970 (9 folders)
Joint board meetings
Box 1 1954-1956 Directors and Governors
Box 1 1965 Directors and Governors
Box 1 1965-1966 Directors and Governors
Box 1 1971, 1974 Directors, Governors and Trustees
Box 1 1972-1973 Directors, Trustees
Box 1 Trustees 1969, 1973
Committee meeting minutes
Administrative
Box 1 1956-1964 (6 folders)
Box 2 1964-1967 (4 folders)
Box 2 Admissions 1963
Box 2 Child Guidance
Box 2 Clinic
Box 2 Clinical methods
Clinical services
Box 2 1958-1964 (2 folders)
Box 2 General file
Box 2 Curriculum
Box 2 Editorial ( The Pastoral Counselor)
Box 2 Education 4 May 1964
Box 2 Ethical practices
Executive
Box 2 1955-1957 (2 folders)
Box 2 1960-1968 (21 folders)
Box 2 1972-1975
Box 2 Correspondence 1959-1966
Finance
Box 2 1963
Box 2 1965 (6 folders)
Box 3 1965-1966 (2 folders)
Box 3 Correspondence (2 folders)
Box 3 Long Range Planning and Endowment
Box 3 Marriage Guidance
Box 3 Policy and Personnel 1965-1966 (5 folders)
Box 3 Supervision and Private Practice
Functions
Bureau of Applied Social Research
Box 3 Correspondence and information (5 folders)
Box 3 Proposal for research
Box 3 Research advisory committee
Box 3 Statistics and information
Counseling service (clinic)
Box 3 Clinic problem chart
Box 3 Clinical brochure draft
Box 3 Clinical services
Box 3 Continuous case conference
Group therapy
Box 3 General
Box 3 C.W. Kew 1960
Box 3 Healing Services, C.W. Kew
Box 3 National Institute of Mental Health - application forms
Pastoral counseling training
Box 3 Accreditation committee
Box 3 Case conferences
Box 3 Child guidance manual
Box 3 Guideposts
Box 3 Marriage counseling seminar
Box 3 Marriage counseling training - correspondence, notes
Box 3 Scholarships and fellowships
Box 3 Staff articles
Box 3 Staff conferences
Box 3 Staff make-up charts
Box 3 Summer seminars
Box 3 Training calendar 1957-1964 (2 folders)
History and politics
Box 4 Foundation history
Box 4 Original papers
Box 4 Policies
Box 4 The role of religion in AFRAP (2 folders)
Box 4 "A Statement" (draft)
Procedures and regulations
Box 4 Administrative procedures
Box 4 Policies and procedures manual (draft) (2 folders)
Box 4 Proposed pension plan
Box 4 Staff - clerical regulations
Spring planning conference
Box 4 1961-1966 (6 folders)
Correspondence
Box 4 Director's
Box 4 Dr. Maxfield / Mr. C. W. Stone 1966-1967
Box 4 Miscellaneous 1958-1967 (8 folders)
Box 4 New York City Mental Health Board 1955-1965 (3 folders)
Box 4 Speaking engagement (4 folders)
Financial material
Box 5 Balance sheets 1966-1967 (2 folders)
Box 5 Budgets 1960-1967 (8 folders)
Box 5 Departmental budget proposals
Box 5 Financial forecasts
Box 5 Financial reports 1962-1966, 1968 (7 folders)
Box 5 Financial statements
Box 5 Monthly balance sheets 1962-1965 (4 folders)
Printed material
Box 5 Annual reports 1955-1965, 1967-1970 (3 folders)
Box 5 Bulletin
Box 6 Bureau of Social Research brochures
Box 6 Fliers
Box 6 Healing service brochures
Box 6 Miscellaneous
Box 6 News bulletins
Box 6 Newsletters
Box 6 The Pastoral Counselor
Box 6 Public relations packet
Box 6 Reprints: staff research
Box 6 Summer seminar brochures
Box 6 Thought and Worship
Box 6 Training brochures
Box 6 Weekly staff letter (3 folders)

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