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Title:Center for Spirituality, Dialogue and Service records
Dates:1961-2012 (bulk 1977-2010)
Call Number:A64

Scope and Content Note

The collection documents the programs, affiliations, and activities of the Center for Spirituality, Dialogue and Service and related religious entities at Northeastern University, including the Chaplain's Association and the Religious Advisory Board, between 1961 and 2014 The bulk of the records are from 1977, when the Office of Religious Life became a visible presence in the NU community, through 2010. The collection contains records of the Office of Spiritual Life, Religious Advisory Board, and Chaplain's Association, and includes correspondence, annual reports, budget information, meeting minutes, proposals, program calendars, and architectural plans. The collection also includes applications, flyers, budgets, correspondence, and pamphlets from associated religious organizations on the NU campus, such as HILLEL and Christian Science. In addition, records in the collection document Holocaust Remembrance Week, religious aspects of commencement services, Martin Luther King, Jr. convocations, the Coalition for Divestment in South Africa, Religious Awareness Week, and other religious events. Also of interest are records documenting the expulsion of the Boston Church of Christ for cult-like behavior in 1988 (Boxes 2, 8), and the architectural plans for the renovation of Bacon Memorial Chapel in 1983 (FF1/D2) and for the new Spiritual Life Center in 1998 (RS11/S3). For photographs related to the Center for Spirituality, Dialogue and Service, see the Northeastern University Photograph collection (A103), drawer 35.