Finding aid created by: CAK
Date: Jun 1979
|27 Dec 2007||converted to EAD (MRC)|
Overview of the Collection
|Creator:||Institutes of Religion and Health.|
|Title:||Institutes of Religion and Health Records|
|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).|
|Repository:||Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
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.
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.
All series are arranged alphabetically by type or title; subseries of correspondence are arranged chronologically.
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.
Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.
Blanton, Smiley, 1882-1966.
Peale, Norman Vincent, 1898-1993.
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.
Medical social work.
Medicine, Religious aspects.
Mental health counseling.
Mental health, Religious aspects.
Psychiatry and religion.
Social service, United States.
Genres and Forms
Minutes (administrative records)
Preferred citation for this material is as follows:
Institutes of Religion and Health Records,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
|Board meeting minutes|
|Box 1||Charter members 1951-1958|
|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|
|Box 1||1956-1964 (6 folders)|
|Box 2||1964-1967 (4 folders)|
|Box 2||Admissions 1963|
|Box 2||Child Guidance|
|Box 2||Clinical methods|
|Box 2||1958-1964 (2 folders)|
|Box 2||General file|
|Box 2||Editorial ( The Pastoral Counselor)|
|Box 2||Education 4 May 1964|
|Box 2||Ethical practices|
|Box 2||1955-1957 (2 folders)|
|Box 2||1960-1968 (21 folders)|
|Box 2||Correspondence 1959-1966|
|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|
|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|
|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||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||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)|
|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)|
|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)|
|Box 5||Annual reports 1955-1965, 1967-1970 (3 folders)|
|Box 6||Bureau of Social Research brochures|
|Box 6||Healing service brochures|
|Box 6||News bulletins|
|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)|