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Finding Aid of the Allan A. Hunter papers

Finding aid prepared by Jacqueline Morin, 2014

Summary Information

Repository
USC Libraries Special Collections
Creator
Eddy, Sherwood, 1871-1963
Creator
Ford, John Anson
Creator
Hunter, Allan A. (Allan Armstrong), 1893-
Creator
Lester, Muriel, 1883-1968
Creator
Mt. Hollywood Congregational Church.
Creator
United Church of Christ.
Title
Allan A. Hunter papers
Collection no.
0397
Date [inclusive]
1905-2000
Extent
30.0 linear ft.
Language
English
Abstract
Mt. Hollywood Congregational Church, founded in 1905, is located in the Los Feliz area of Los Angeles. Its longest-serving pastor, Allan A. Hunter, led the congregation from 1926 until his retirement in 1963, but stayed actively involved until his death almost twenty years later. This collection reflects the activities of the church throughout the twentieth century, as well as the progressive ideas and religious teachings of Reverend Hunter. His correspondence with other religious thinkers and social activists is included, as well as the manuscripts of most of his sermons throughout the years, which are also included on audiotapes. The collection presents a vivid picture of Mt. Hollywood Church as well as the man who was at the helm for so many decades.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder# or item name], Allan A. Hunter papers, Collection no. 0397, Regional History Collection, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

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Biographical Note

Allan Armstrong Hunter was born in 1893 in Toronto, Canada, the youngest of four children. He came to the United States at the age of eight, where his family first lived in Colorado before settling in Riverside, California.

Hunter received his A.B. degree from Princeton University in 1916 and then taught for two years in Egypt at Assiut Mission College. Between 1917 and 1918 he was a YMCA secretary with the British on the Sinai Desert, and then part of the Palestine unit of the Red Cross during World War I. After the Armistice, Hunter helped direct a large German orphanage in Jerusalem. He spent several years traveling and studying in India, China, Korea, and Japan-- experiences that would deepen his understanding of human values the world around and convince him of the waste and futility of war.

In 1923, Hunter married Elizabeth Sterling, the daughter of minister Dr. Hugh K. Walker. Around that same time he graduated from the Union Theological Seminary in New York and then was ordained a Presbyterian minister and became pastor of Union Church in Palisade, New Jersey. In 1925 Hunter received his A.M. from Columbia, and then spent time in China with his wife doing peace work and teaching at the National Normal University.

It was in 1926 that Hunter began a long and notable ministry at Mt. Hollywood Congregational Church in Los Angeles, succeeding Dr. Edwin P. Ryland, former president of the ACLU--Southern California branch. Through his involvement with the Fellowship of Reconciliation, the Disciplined Order of Christ, and his many social justice activities, he met and befriended many internationally known church leaders, humanitarians, and social activists such as Toyohiko Kagawa, Doris and Muriel Lester, Kirby Page, Norman Cousins, Linus Pauling, Richard Neutra, John Anson Ford, and Aldous Huxley.

A long-time ACLU board member, Hunter was concerned with the constitutional rights of minorities. During and after World War II, Hunter testified on behalf of the Japanese-Americans who were sent to concentration camps, visiting Manzanar often. Other topics that Armstrong focussed on through his sermons, publications, and activities included world peace, marriage, birth control (having seen the effects of overpopulation in China and India), labor rights, civil liberties, etc.

Allan and Elizabeth Armstrong had two children-- Betsy and Allan, Jr. Reverend Allan Hunter died in 1982, ten years after his wife Elizabeth. They are buried in Riverside, California where the Reverend's tombstone is inscribed "Christian Life Dedicated to Peace.".

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Historical Background

Mt. Hollywood Congregational Church was founded in 1905, in the Los Feliz area of Los Angeles. In 1918, during World War I, Dr. E.P. Ryland was expelled from the First Methodist Church of Hollywood for his pacifism and became the minister at Mt. Hollywood. Setting a precedent for the pastor who would follow him, Reverend Ryland was a committed pacifist who supported workers' rights, labor strikes, and was involved in other civic issues. At its height, the church was comprised of over 600 members.

In 1926, Allan A. Hunter took over as pastor of the church, a role in which he served until his retirement in 1963. The church counted many progressive-minded civic leaders among its members, including John Anson Ford, chair of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, after whom Ford Amphitheatre is named. In the 1930s, the church was one of the first congregations in Los Angeles to be racially integrated. Many notable people, friends of Allan Hunter, preached or spoke at Mt. Hollywood in its early days. Among the peace activists, philosophers, journalists, diplomats, and other dignitaries who graced Mt. Hollywood were Ralph Bunche, Cesar Chavez, Gerald Heard, Aldous Huxley, Toyohiko Kagawa, Muriel Lester, Carey McWilliams, and Howard Thurman among many others.

Because Allan Hunter served as the church's pastor for such a long time-- and was deeply involved in the church's mission after he retired-- the church's history is inexorably shaped by the passions and activities of the man who took his church through two world wars, the Korean War, the Viet Nam conflict, and all of the other social and political changes during those decades. During World War II when Japanese-Americans were being interned in concentration camps, Mt. Hollywood "adopted" a nearby Japanese-American congregation, Hollywood Independent Church, taking legal ownership of the church to protect and maintain its property, returning it to its congregation after the war. Some of the congregants and Allan Hunter visited the Manzanar concentration camp often during that time. In 1947, Mt. Hollywood received a box mailed from Japan, containing camphor wood from a burnt tree from the yard of a Methodist church which had been destroyed by the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. The cross was inscribed with "He Is Our Peace" and is still a centerpiece of the church. The church's property itself was sold in 2012 due to rising costs and a much smaller congregation of about 50 members.

The church's website can be accessed at: http://www.thenewmthollywood.org/MtHCC/Welcome!.html.

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Scope and Content

The materials in the Dr. Allan A. Hunter papers span the history of the Mt. Hollywood Congregational Church from pre-World War I to the 1990s. The bulk of the papers consists of records that were kept during the pastorship of Hunter from the 1920s through the 1960s, both records and ephemera from the church as well as Hunter's personal correspondence, manuscript materials, photographs, sermons, subject files, etc. Important subjects covered in photographs, news clippings, and correspondence include the church's involvement with the Japanese Americans who were interned during World War II, and the church's activities with orphans and refugees from Europe and Asia after the war.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

USC Libraries Special Collections
2014
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California, 90089-0189
213-740-5900
specol@usc.edu

Conditions Governing Access

Advance notice required for access.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Processing note

Assistance in processing this collection was provided by Antonio Gonzalez and Tiffany Chu.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials

American Friends Service Committee Collected Records, Swarthmore College Peace Collection

The Sunday Before Collection, Graduate Theological Union Archives

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Disciplined Order of Christ. -- Archives
  • Fellowship of Reconciliation (U.S.). -- Archives
  • Mt. Hollywood Congregational Church.
  • Mt. Hollywood Congregational Church. -- Archives
  • United Church of Christ. -- Archives

Genre(s)

  • Audiotapes
  • Books
  • Correspondence
  • Ephemera
  • Financial records
  • Minutes
  • Notebooks
  • Notes
  • Photographs
  • Reports
  • Videocassettes

Geographic Name(s)

  • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)--History--Archival resources
  • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Religious life and customs--Archival resources

Personal Name(s)

  • Bunche, Ralph J., (Ralph Johnson), 1904-1971 -- Correspondence
  • Eddy, Sherwood, 1871-1963 -- Archives
  • Ford, John Anson -- Photographs
  • Fosdick, Harry Emerson, 1878-1969 -- Archives
  • Gandhi, Mahatma, 1869-1948 -- Archives
  • Hunter, Allan A. (Allan Armstrong), 1893- -- Archives
  • Hunter, Elizabeth -- Correspondence
  • Kagawa , Toyohiko, 1888-1960 -- Archives
  • Lester, Muriel, 1883-1968 -- Correspondence
  • Mooney, Thomas J., 1882-1942 -- Archives
  • Thurman, Howard, 1900-1981 -- Archives

Subject(s)

  • Churches--California--Los Angeles--History--Archival resources
  • Churches--California--Los Angeles--Photographs
  • Churches--United States--History--Archival resources
  • Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945--Archival resources
  • Pacifists--United States--Archival resources
  • Sermons, American--20th century--Archival resources

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Collection Inventory

Series 1:  Personal Papers 

Scope and Content

This series is comprised of materials specifically by and about Allan Hunter rather than the church itself. Biographical notes, journals, address books, notes for articles, and the articles themselves are all part of this series.

Box Folder

 Biographical Materials 

1 1-4
Box

 Journals 

Scope and Content

Four bound notebooks kept by Hunter. Two of them are hand-written and undated; Hunter's handwriting is difficult to discern. The other two notebooks consist mainly of typed notes, prayers, and newspaper clippings glued to the pages of the notebooks. Annotations in Hunter's hand are abundant. All four notebooks are in fragile condition.

3
Box Folder

 Notebooks 

Scope and Content

Small notebooks filled with handwritten notes, names and addresses, etc.

1 5

 Articles (AAH) 

Scope and Content

These folders contain drafts and published articles written by Allan Hunter from 1918 through the 1970s.

Box Folder

 Depth Within Us, The 

1 6

 Forgive -- Or Else! 

1 7

 Forty-six Year Honeymoon, A 

1 8

 Prayer, A 

1 9

 Preventative Prayer and Meditation 

1 10

 Radiant Possibilities of Marriage 

1 11

 Suppose It Had Been Adolf Hitler? 

1 12

 To One Another 

1 13

 Miscellaneous 

2 1-6
Box Folder

 Notes and Clippings 

Scope and Content

This group of folders contains many handwritten and typed pages of notes by Hunter, including fragments of notes. They appear to be notes for sermons and articles, plus random notes on various topics and people. A few clippings are included as in Hunter's original files. The notes are not arranged in any kind of order.

2 7-11

 Notes and Clippings 

4 1-11

 Notes and Clippings 

5 1-2
Box

 Clippings 

26
Box Folder

 Names and Addresses 

5 3

 Funeral--Dr. Robert Freeman 

5 4

 Funerals, Weddings, Etc. 

5 5
Box

 Allan Hunter's "Big Green Book"  1973 

Scope and Content

Large photocopied volume of typewritten and handwritten notes by Allan Hunter with note on title page "to Jim."

7

 Personal File 

Scope and Content

Box of index cards with names of individuals and organizations with addresses and telephone numbers.

29

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Series 2:  Correspondence 

Scope and Content

This series is comprised of a broad variety of personal and business correspondence to Allan Hunter, and a small amount from him to others. Much of it concerns his early travels and missions from tbe 1920s through 1940s. The bulk of the correspondence is concentrated within two decades-- the 1940s when there was much discussion of war, Japan, etc., and the 1970s after Reverend Hunter had retired and was the reverend emeritus of the church. Part of the series is arranged both chronologically and by topic; the second part of the series is arranged only by decade. A notable section of the series includes a group of letters labeled "overseas letters" dated between 1946 and 1949. They are mostly letters from refugee families and organizations (such as orphanages) in Europe and Asia thanking Hunter and his church for food and supplies that were sent to them. Most are in English or translated English, but some are in German, French, Japanese, and other languages. Included with the overseas letters is a small knitted doll, though it is not known which letter it accompanied.

Box Folder

 Allan Hunter to Elizabeth Hunter 

6 1

 Peck, Kathryn 1927 

6 2

 Robinson, Karl Spiess 1927 

6 3

 Hunter, Reverend Stanley 1937 

Scope and Content

Correspondence with Muriel Lester, social reformer and renown pacifist.

6 4

 Durant, Will 1946 

6 5

 Statements and Letters on Church Policies 1947-1963 

6 6

 Overseas Letters 1946-1947 

6 7

 Overseas Letters 1948-1949 

6 8

 World Friendship Committee of Mt. Hollywood Congregational Church 1948-1949 

6 9

 Germany 1948-1951 

6 10

 Japan 1948-1951 

6 11

 Gandhi, Mahatma 1949 

6 12

 Bunche, Ralph 1950 

6 13

 Ford, John Anson 1951 

6 14

 25th Anniversary 1951 

6 15

 Dalbeck, Gordon and Ruth (Missions Council) 1951-1952 

6 16

 Korean Orphans 1954 

6 17

 Voorhees, Tracy F. 1955 

8 2

 Conferences 1950s-1960s 

8 3

 Letters to the Presidents of the U.S. and Other Officials 1954-1961 

8 1

 Radiant Possibilities of Marriage 1956-1962 

8 4

 Letters of Reference 1956-1963 

8 5

 Freundschaftsheim 1962-1963 

8 6

 Newcombe, Margaret 1964 

8 7

 Church Business (Secretary) 1966 

8 8

 Sympathy Cards and Letters 1982 

Scope and Content

Cards and notes to Hunter's children following his death in 1982.

8 9

 1916-1929 

Scope and Content

Several letters from Sherwood Eddy, a leading American Protestant missionary, author, administrator and educator.

8 10

 1930s 

8 11

 1940s 

8 12

 1950s 

8 13

 1960s 

9 1

 1970s 

9 2

 1980s 

9 3

 Miscellaneous/Undated/Fragments 

9 4

 Greeting Cards 

9 5

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Series 3:  Sermons 

Scope and Content

The two boxes in this series are comprised of typed and handwritten notes for sermons by Hunter. They are arranged alphabetically by title of sermon (when specified); the remaining folders of sermon notes are grouped as "miscellaneous." Many of the original sermon folders were of a very brittle acidic paper where the title parts had previously crumbled off of the sides. This situation, coupled with Hunter's almost illegible handwriting, made it difficult to discern what the titles would be if the notes could be read more clearly. Many of the crumbling brittle folders were also kept, however, because many of the notes were written on them. The series also contains a folder of published sermons by Hunter, in the form of small pamphlets and booklets. Another group of folders contains sermons and articles by persons other than Hunter. Audiotapes of the sermons can be found in the Audiovisual Materials series.

 Sermons--Notes (AAH) 

Box Folder

 Lists of Cassettes 

10 1

 Adventure of Living 

10 2

 Alibi of the Open Mind, The 

10 3

 April 7 1929 

10 4

 Blessed Are the Pure in Heart 

10 5

 Blessedness of Hunger 

10 6

 Child of God, A 

10 7

 Child's Soul and Its Daybreak in the Dark, The 

10 8

 Christianity 

10 9

 Christmas 

10 10

 Communicating Power We All Have, The 

10 11

 Courage of Jesus 

10 12

 Cross, the Pearl and the Realm, The 

10 13

 Does Jesus Value Men Too Highly 

10 14

 Don't Wait Till There's a Drought Before You Dig That Well 

10 15

 Dynamic Expectancy 

10 16

 Eddy 

10 17

 Environment We Have to Make, The 

10 18

 Eternal Communicator, The 

10 33

 Ethics (Scott) 

10 19

 Every Man a Bride 

10 20

 Eugenics 

10 22

 Eyes Within Wheels 

10 23

 Fall and Redirection of Man, The 

10 21

 Far Back Within the Cave 1931 January 

10 24

 Festival of the Christian Home, The 

10 25

 Forerunners of Christ Amos, Hosea, Isaiah, Micah 1930 May 

10 26

 Forgive and Be Forgiven 

10 27

 Forgive Us 

10 28

 Freedom and Fidelity 

10 29

 George Bekey 

10 30

 God and Bread 

10 31

 God Sees the Truth and Waits 

10 32

 God's Neglected Gift of Words 

10 34

 Good Frank -- MRRH 

10 35

 Good or Not (Temptation?) 

10 36

 Gratitude is What We're Here For 

10 37

 Greenfell -- Gibran 

10 38

 Guidance 

10 39

 Hallowed Be Thy Name 

10 40

 Hero in You, The 1930 

10 41

 Hunger in Your Soul, The 

10 42

 Hunger of the Soul 

10 43

 Indigenous West 

10 44

 Instead of Being Moulded/These Are Very Golden Hours 

10 45

 Invisible Artist, The 

10 46

 Jesus and the Universal Man 

10 47

 Jews -- Race that Chose God 

10 48

 Kindness and the Severity of God, The 

10 49

 Kingdom Under Our Roof, The 

10 50

 Lest We Forget 

10 51

 Let No Uncertain Trumpet Sound 

10 52

 Look With Wonder 

10 53

 Lord in Pray V -- Daily Bread 

10 54

 Magnet on the World, The 

10 55

 Man's Justice and God's 

10 56

 Marking Time 

10 57

 Marriage 

10 58

 Maturity of Being Childlike, The 

10 59

 May Christ Be Born in Me 

10 60

 Migratory Urge Within Us All 

10 61

 Missionary -- Fleming 

10 62

 Mistakes in the Right Direction 

10 63

 Moh Tih 

10 64

 Montague 

10 65

 Most Important Thing About You, The 

10 66

 Motes and Beams in Human Eyes 

10 67

 Mother's Day 

10 68

 Mother's Day 

10 69

 My Piece of Bread 

10 70

 Mysticism 

10 71

 Narrowness of Christianity, The 

10 72

 Nemesis of the City, The 

10 73

 New History/Great Discoveries, The 

10 74

 Not the What but the How and the Who 

10 75

 Obiter 

10 76

 On Taking Certain Persons for Granted 

10 77

 Ongoing Spirit in Man, The 

10 78

 Our Center 

10 79

 Our Father (The Lord's Prayer)/Thanksgiving 

10 80

 Our Need of Conversion 

10 81

 Our Obligation to the Child 

10 82

 Our Responsibility to Be Free 

10 83

 Our Right to Know 

10 84

 Our Ripening Higher Self 

10 85

 Passion for Self -- Mastery 

10 86

 Peace 

10 87

 Peace of Character 

10 88

 Pearl of Great Pride/The Christ of the Road Ahead, The 

10 89

 Permanent Values in an Age of Rapid Change 

10 90

 Person of Christ 

10 91

 Place of the Spirit in the Church, The 

10 92

 Potency of Love 

10 93

 Price of Peace, The 

10 94

 Prophets at Any Price 

10 95

 Provincialism of New York, The 

10 96

 Reinhold Neibuhr 

10 97

 Riverside Institute 

10 98

 St. Francis 

10 99

 Secret of Kagawa's Power, The 

10 100

 Sermon of Kagawa 

10 101

 Slow Mutations of the Soul, The 

10 102

 Social Action and the Inner Life 

10 103

 Something Left Undone 

10 104

 Spirit of Life in Jesus Christ, The 

10 105

 Stewards -- Not Owners 

10 106

 Story of the Ten Commandments, The 

10 107

 Strong Compassion of Christ, The 

10 108

 Technique of Creative Friendship, The 

10 109

 Ten Commandments 

10 110

 Ten Years After 

10 111

 That We May Find New Approaches 

10 112

 Third Jewel, The 

10 113

 This Universe is Our Home 

10 114

 Thy Kingdom Come 

10 115

 Time Off to Grow 

10 116

 To Love the Sinner Must We Hate the Sin? 

10 117

 Venture of Trust 

10 118

 War 

10 119

 What Can I Do for My Religion 

10 120

 What Can My Religion Do for Me? 

10 121

 What Do You See in the Face of Jesus? 

10 122

 What I Would Like to Preach 

10 123

 What Men are Looking For 

10 124

 What Sorrow Can Do 

10 125

 What We Owe Our Parents 

10 126

 When Fear Goes Must Faith Go Too? 

10 127

 Wholehearted Church, A 

10 128

 Women 

10 129

 Wonder of Being Alive/The Deeply Rooted Life, The 

10 130

 You Can't Change Human Nature 

10 131

 Youth Looks Out 

10 132

 Volumes I and II 1956-1958 

11 1-2

 Volume I 1956 October-1957 September 

11 3-4

 Volume II 1957 November-1958 October 

11 5-6

 Wednesday Evening Group 1950s 

11 7

 Miscellaneous 

11 8-41

 Sermons-- Published (AAH) 

Box
11
Folder
42

Series 5:  Sermons and Articles--Others 

Box Folder

 Berthoff, Lloyd M. 

11 43

 Brown, Katherine Holland 

11 44

 Carmody 

11 45

 Kahn, Carol 

11 46

 Mangel, Jeff 

11 47

 Underhill, Evelyn 

11 48

 Miscellaneous 

11 49

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Series 4:  Church History 

Scope and Content

There is some overlap between Church History and Church Business Records, but this series contains materials that actually document the history of the church, including several anniversary programs, guest books, church bulletins, etc.

Box Folder

 A Half Century 1906-1956   5 copies

12 1

 A History of Mt. Hollywood Congregational Church 1905-1926 

Scope and Content

Report written by Helen E. Cummings, 1955.

12 2

 Manual of the Mount Hollywood Congregational Church of East Hollywood 1906-1907 

12 3

 Mt Hollywood Congregational Church History 1926-1955 

Scope and Content

Report written by Dorothy Ward.

12 4

 Self Study Committee Report 1964   4 folders

12 5-8

 Church Memorabilia 1928-1961 

12 9

 Pictorial Directory 1973 

12 10

 Hollywood Independent Church 1976 

12 11

 Programme of the Laying of the Cornerstone 1915 

12 12

 10th Anniversary Banquet--Hunter 1936 

12 13

 25th Anniversary--Hunter 1951 

12 14

 35th Anniversary--Hunter 1961 

12 15

 35th Anniversary--Church 1941 

12 16

 Hiroshima Cross 

12 17

 Press Reports 1947-1963 

12 18

 Church Bulletins and Ephemera 

13 1-2
Box

 Guest Books 1967-1975 

Scope and Content

There are two bound church guest books with signatures dating from 1967 through 1972. The entries include guest's name, date, home address, and home church.

16

 Mount Hollywood Congregational Church scrapbook 1905-1957 

Scope and Content

Contents of a scrapbook. The scrapbook pages themselves were brittle and acidic, so were discarded, but all of the contents of the scrapbook were kept together. It consists of clippings, early church bulletins, group photographs, invitations to the church's 50th anniversary (1956), the church manual (1906-07), Constitution and bylaws, list of the charter members (1906), etc.

14

 Mount Hollywood Congregational Church scrapbook 1957-1971 

Scope and Content

This scrapbook contains only newspaper clippings of the Church and related activities. Most of the clippings are loose and have been put into file folders with the scrapbook.

15

 Scrapbook 1961-1962 

Scope and Content

Scrapbook of clippings apparently assembled by the church's Publicity Committee. Most of the clippings are from the Los Feliz Hills News and The Citizen News; they pertain to church events, Dr. Hunter, and other speakers/ministers. A few of the clippings from 1962 relate to the involvement of the Mt. Hollywood church in sending food to Hong Kong through the SOS (Share Our Surplus) program of the interdenominational Church World Service. SOS received the free surplus food from the U.S. government as part of the Food for Peace program. Hong Kong was chosen as the destination for the donated food because it had recently received a flood of refugees from Red China.

13

 News Clippings scrapbook 1970-1972 

Scope and Content

Scrapbook of clippings about the church's people and activities from the Los Feliz Hills News, Los Angeles Times, and other papers.

13

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Series 5:  Church Business Records 1918-1980s 

Scope and Content

This series consists of secretarial files, financial reports, minutes from various meetings, Social Service bulletins, church correspondence, etc. There is some overlap between this series and Church History.

 Secretarial Files 1918-1980s 

Scope and Content

There are approximately eighteen folders of materials which appear to have been kept by the church secretary (ies) from 1918 through the 1980s. They consist of meeting minutes, church bulletins, various pieces of correspondence to and from city officials, etc. They are arranged chronologically. The eighteen original folders of materials are enclosed within four outer folders.

Box
17
Folder
1-4

 Adopted Churches and Families 

17 5

 Annual Meeting Reports 1958 

17 6

 Board of Trustees Meetings-- Minutes 1961-1962 

17 7

 Budgets 1953-1966 

17 8-19

 Christian Education 1962-1969 

17 20-21

 Christian Education--Board Minutes 

17 22

 Christian Education--Misc. 1960s 

17 23

 Commission on Community Responsibility 1966-1969 

17 24
Box

 Christmas Vespers 

25
Box Folder

 East Hollywood Area Meeting 1966-1967 

17 26

 Family Education 

17 27

 Family Night 1950s-1960s 

17 28

 High School 1950s-1960s 

17 29

 Hollywood Cooperative 1944-1955 

17 30

 Junior Choir 1950s-1960s 

17 31

 Letters 

17 32

 Letters to Parents 

17 33

 Letters and Memos to Teachers 

17 34

 Order Forms 

17 35

 Receipts 

17 36

 Retirement Funds 

17 37

 Stationery 

17 38

 Telecasts 

17 39

 Treasury Record 1907-1911 

17 40

 Vacation Church School 

17 41

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Series 6:  Subject Files 1910s-1980s 

Scope and Content

The Subject Files are named and arranged as closely as possible to Hunter's own files which he called "subject files." They cover a wide variety of topics and ideas, and consist of articles, notes, clippings, and correspondence. The correspondence was left intact with the the other materials in the subject files rather than separated to the correspondence series. There are files about people also in the subject files, as well as in the people files.

Box Folder

 Adler, Alfred 

18 1

 Advent 

18 2

 Africa 

18 3

 Albert Schweitzer Fellowship 1950s 

18 4

 Alcohol 

18 5

 American Civil Liberties Union 

18 6

 American Friends Service Committee 1968 

18 7

 Asilomar 

18 8

 Atomic War 1945 

18 9

 Augustine 

18 10

 Bahaism 

18 11

 Bible 

18 12

 Birth Control 

Scope and Content

This file contains a signed letter to Reverend Hunter from Margaret Sanger 1930.

18 13

 Bondfield, Margaret 1929 

18 14

 Bread for the World 

18 15

 Brownings 

18 16

 Buchmanism 

18 17

 Catholicism 

18 18

 Center for Religion and Civic Culture 

18 19

 Child Labor 

18 20

 Children and the Depression 

18 21

 China--Famine 

18 22

 Christ and Labor 

18 23

 Christian Education 

18 24

 Christian World Mission 1960s 

18 25

 Chrisitianity 

18 26

 Christmas 

18 27-28

 Church 

18 29

 Civilian Public Service Camp 1946 

18 30

 Congregational-Christian Pacifist Fellowship 

23 1

 Conscientious Objectors 

18 31

 Co-operatives 

18 32

 Credos 

18 33

 Creeds VII 

18 34

 Death Penalty 

18 35

 Democracy 1922 

18 36

 Disarmament 1932 

18 37

 Disciplined Order of Christ 

18 38-40

 Displaced Persons 1950s 

18 41

 Divorce 

18 42

 Drama 

18 43

 Easter 

18 44

 Economics 

18 45

 Educating for World Friendship 

18 46

 Education   2 folders

19 1-2

 Einstein 

19 3

 Election--Statements by Ministers and Rabbis 1950 

19 4

 Everest 

19 5

 Facing the Pacific [book] 

19 6

 Fascism 1930s 

19 7

 Fifth Wheel 

19 8

 Freud 

19 9

 Hallowed 

19 10

 Hell 1928 

19 11

 Hindus 

19 12

 Holidays 

19 13

 Humor 

19 14

 Imagination 

19 15

 Immortality 

19 16

 Imperialism 

19 17

 India 

19 18

 Industrial Democracy 

19 19

 Industrial Relations 

19 20

 Iona Community 1954 

19 21

 Is it Natural to Do Right? 

19 22

 Japan 

19 23

 Japan--Korea--China 

19 24

 Japanese Relocation 1942-1943 

19 25

 Jesus and Psychoanalysis 

19 26

 Jesus was Right After All 

19 27

 Korea 1950s 

19 28

 Korean Labor Report 

23 2

 Labor 1927-1930 

19 29

 Labor Economics 

19 30

 "Let No Uncertain Trumpet Sound"  

19 31

 Life of Jesus, The 

19 32

 Little Rock, Arkansas 1950s 

19 33

 Manchurian Question 1931 

19 34

 Marriage 

19 35

 Mexico 1920s-1930s 

19 36

 Migrants 

19 37

 National Council Churches of Christ 

19 38

 National Council for Prevention of War 1929 

19 39

 Nature Study 

19 40

 New Testament Theology 

19 41

 Occidental Cake and Oriental Crumbs 

19 42

 Old Testament 

19 43

 Pacific Relations 

19 44

 Pacifism 

19 45

 Peace 

19 46

 People Own 

19 48

 People's Lobby 1929-1931 

19 48

 Personal Work 

19 49

 Philosophy of Religion 

19 50

 Plays and Pageants 

19 51

 Poetry 

19 52

 Politics 

19 53

 Poverty 1969 

19 54

 Prayer 

19 55

 Preachers 

19 56

 Problem of War 

19 57

 Prohibition 

19 58

 Psychology of Personality 

19 59

 Quiet Hour Meditations, The 

19 60

 Quotations 

19 61

 Race   2 folders

19 62-63

 Racial Justice 1946 

20 1

 Relationships 

20 2

 Religion 

20 3

 Religious Education   2 folders

20 4-5

 Retreats 

20 6

 R.O.T.C. 

20 7

 Russia 

20 8

 Science 

20 9

 Science and Religion 

20 10

 Selective Service 1955 

20 11

 Sex 

20 12

 Sleep 

20 13

 Spanish Meetings 

20 14

 Stories 

20 15

 Stresemann, Gustave 

20 16

 Theism 

20 17

 Theology 

20 18

 Union Lectures 

20 19

 University of Wisconsin 

20 20

 Virgin Birth 

20 21

 War 1920s 

20 22

 War 1930s 

20 23

 War 1941-1951 

20 24

 What Are We Groping For? 

20 25

 World Friendship 

20 26

 Worship and Church 

20 27

 Worship Materials 

20 28

 Youth 

20 29

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Series 7:  People Files 

Scope and Content

The People Files are named and arranged as closely as possible to Hunter's own files which he called "people files." They consist of articles, notes, clippings, and correspondence to and about various significant people. The correspondence was left intact with the the other materials in the people files rather than separated to the correspondence series.

Box Folder

 Ames 

21 1

 Beaumont, Cathy 

21 2

 Biographical Notes-- Various 

21 3

 Chandy, K.K. 1950s 

21 4

 Chavez, Cesar 

21 5

 Cowles, Ruth C. 1935 

21 6

 Chrisler, Herb and Lois 

23 3

 Dana, Malcolm 

21 7

 Eddy, Sherwood 

21 8

 Ford, John Anson 

21 9

 Fosdick, Harry Emerson 

21 10

 Frank, Glenn 

21 11

 Gandhi, Mahatma 

21 12

 Geier, Vance 

21 13

 Gleason, Anne Morris 

21 14

 Guiles, Austin Philip 1920s 

21 15

 Hamer, Lois 1960s 

21 16

 Harris, Erdman 

21 17

 Hunter, Elizabeth 

21 18

 Hunter, Stanley 

21 19

 Huxley, Aldous 

21 20

 Jacks, L.P. 

21 21

 James, William 

21 22

 Johnson, Arnold 

21 23

 Kagawa, Toyohiko 1930s-1950s   3 folders

21 24-27

 Laubach, Frank C. 

21 28

 Lester, Muriel   2 folders

21 29-30

 Lester, Muriel-- "The World Is Waiting"  

21 31

 Line, Francis and Helen 

21 32

 Lurting, Thomas 

21 33

 Luther, Martin 

21 34

 MacDonald, Ramsay 

21 35

 Mather, K. 

21 36

 Matsumoto, Takuo 

21 37-38

 Mooney, Thomas J. 1930s 

21 39

 Page, Kirby 

21 40

 Pauling, Linus 

21 41

 Popenoe, Paul 

21 42

 Price, Molly 

21 43

 Raven, Charles E. 

21 44

 Royden, Maud 

21 45

 Samuel, Getsie 

21 46

 Sanford, Agnes 1955 

21 47

 Schmoe, Floyd 1954 

21 48

 Schreiner, Olive 1916-1921 

21 49

 Schweitzer, Albert 1940s 

21 50

 Snowden 

21 51

 Thurman, Howard 

21 52

 Tillich, Paul 

21 53

 Trotter, Elizabeth Stanley 

21 54

 Underhill, Evelyn 

21 55

 Vernier, Philippe 1930s-1940s 

21 56

 Ward, Harry 

21 57

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Series 8:  Photographs 

Scope and Content

The collection contains one small box of photographs, chiefly of Allan Hunter and members of the church. A few other notable subjects include John Anson Ford, Toyohiko Kagawa, and some very early photos of the church including one of a group of schoolchilren in 1916.

Box Folder

 Contact Sheets 

22 1

 Eddy, Sherwood 

22 2

 Ford, John Anson 

22 3

 Gamble, George 

22 4

 Hiroshima Cross 1947 

22 5

 Hunter, Allan A. 

22 6

 Hunter, William Armstrong circa 1875 

Scope and Content

Group photograph of William Armstrong Hunter's graduating class from Knox College, Toronto, Canada. William Armstrong Hunter was Allan A. Hunter's father.

22 7

 India, Palestine 

22 8

 Kagawa, Toyohiko 1950s 

Scope and Content

The photograph in folder 10 is a framed 8 x 10" portrait of Kagawa.

22 9-10

 Kunkel, Fritz 

22 11

 Lester, Muriel 

22 12

 Matsumoto, Takuo 

22 13

 Miscellaneous/ Unidentified 

22 14

 Mt. Hollywood Congregational Church 

22 15

 Plays and Pageants 

22 16

 Samuel, Getsie 

22 17

 Negatives 

22 18

 Slides 

22 19

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Series 9:  Publications 

Scope and Content

This series is comprised of published booklets, pamphlets, newsletters, etc. and is arranged alphabetically by title.

Box
24
Folder
26
Box Folder

 Affirmations 1951 

Scope and Content

Allan A. Hunter and Elizabeth W. Hunter

24 1

 Alumni Bulletin of the Union Theological Seminary--New York City 1926-1927 

24 2

 Bolshevism: Promises and Reality 1935 

24 3

 Book of the Pilgrimage Play Life of the Christ with Souvenir Program 1923 

24 4

 Brother Lawrence: The Practice of the Presence of God   6 copies

24 5

 Christian Brotherhood in Theory and Practice 1936 

Scope and Content

Toyohiko Tagawa and E. R. Bowen

24 6

 Christian Internationale, The 1933 

Scope and Content

Toyohiko Kagawa et al

24 7

 Church in Politics, The 1928-1929 

24 8

 Church Monthly, The 1933 June 

24 9

 Congregationalist and Herald of Gospel Liberty, The 1932 

23 4

 Continent, The 1918 

23 5

 Death and the Christian Answer 1960 

24 10

 Economic Foundation of World Peace, The 1932 

Scope and Content

Toyohiko Kagawa et al

24 11

 Fellowship 1977 July/August 

24 12

 Fellowship Hymns and Songs 

24 13

 Frank C. Laubach: Letters by a Modern Mystic 1979 

24 14

 Heroes of Good Will 1945 

Scope and Content

Allan A. Hunter

24 15

 I Took a Walk Today 1969 

24 16

 Intercollegian, The 1932 October 

24 17

 Jehovah's Witnesses: Conscientious Objectors 1955 

24 18

 Like Him... 1939 

24 19

 More Power to You 

24 20

 Partisan Review 1949 November 

24 21

 Psalm of Shepherdly Love, The 

24 22

 Quiet Hour, The 1953 April--May--June 

24 23

 Rise of the Negro in Africa, The 1942 

24 24

 Social Gospel and Personal Religion, The 1922 

24 25

 Turkum 1961 

24 26

 What California Has Done to Protect Women Workers 1929 

24 27

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Series 10:  Ephemera 

Scope and Content

Here can be found miscellaneous brochures and leaflets from other churches, educational supplies catalogues, blank marriage certificates, and other uncategorized materials.

Box Folder

 Catalogues 

25 1

 Certificates (Blank) 

25 2

 Church Bulletins and Newsletters--Other Churches 

25 3

 Flannel Board 

25 4

 Miscellaneous 

25 5-7

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Series 11:  Books 

Scope and Content

This series is comprised chiefly of Hunter's manuscripts, some of which were later published as books or other publications. A very fragile copy of the book Courage in Both Hands is included. Other published books which came with the collection are catalogued individually as books and can be found through USC's online public access catalogue (Homer). These are books by Hunter as well as other authors.

 Books--Manuscripts 

Box Folder

 Beside Fast Waters 

27 1

 Bird Book 

27 2

 Jasper Jenkins 

27 3

 Music Goes On, The 

27 4

 Practice of Being Open, The 

27 5

 Say Yes to the Light 

27 6

 Within You, Depth 

27 7

 Unidentified 

28 1

 Letters 

28 2

 Books--Published 

Box Folder

 Courage in Both Hands 

Scope and Content

Fragile copy of the book; in envelope.

28 3

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Series 12:  Audiovisual Materials 

Scope and Content

The audiovisual materials in this collection consist almost entirely of audiocassette and reel-to-reel tapes, and a few videotapes. Most of the audiotapes are of Allan Hunter's sermons, and each is labeled with a title and date. Notes and written transcripts of the sermons are contained in the Sermons series.

 Audiotapes 

 Cassette Tapes 

 Sermons by Dr. Allan A. Hunter 

Box
30-32

 Tape 1 1957 September     (2 copies)

Scope and Content

1. Dedication of Weitkamp Chapel, and other new facilities. Allan A. Hunter and Vance Geier.

2. 3/18/51. Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread. (Portion of Sermon by Allan A. Hunter. Also portion of Dr. Howard Thurman.)

 Tape 2 1956, 1957   (2 copies)

Scope and Content

1. 5/27/56. The Kindness and Severity of God.

2. 3/3/57. The World of Grace is Nearer Than We Think.

 Tape 3 1956 December    (2 copies)

Scope and Content

1. 12/2/56. Let's Prepare Him Room.

2. 12/9/56. The Power to Become.

 Tape 4 1957 February     (2 copies)

Scope and Content

1. 2/17/57. What Does Hope Do for a Man?

2. 2/24/57. To Love the Sinner, We Must Hate the Sin. (Opens with a report by Dr. Gleason Benediction by Hugh Beaumont.)

 Tape 5 1957 March  

Scope and Content

1. 3/17/57. A Christian's Work Habits.

2. 3/24/57. Should We Ever Take Human Life?

 Tape 6 1957 April     (2 copies)

Scope and Content

1. 4/21/57 -- Easter. The Christ Who Leads and Empowers.

2. 4/28/57. How Alive and Bold Those Early Christians Were.

 Tape 7 1957 May     (3 copies)

Scope and Content

1. 5/12/57 -- Mother's Day. The Sin of Seeing People as They Were.

2. 5/30/57. The Will of God is Here to Find.

 Tape 8 1957 May, August    (2 copies)

Scope and Content

1. 5/5/57. Medicine and Faith are Meant to Work Together.

2. 8/11/57. The Importance of Hunger.

 Tape 9 1957 May, October  

Scope and Content

1. 5/26/57. What Do These Test Explosions Mean.

2. 10/20/57. We Are Vulnerable.

 Tape 10 1957 June, July    (2 copies)

Scope and Content

1. 6/16/57. Their Right to Know.

2. 7/7/57. An American's Rights and Responsibilities.

 Tape 11 1957 June    (3 copies)

Scope and Content

1. 6/2/57. We Need to Be Nourished at the Roots.

2. 6/9/57. Your Secret Stairway Up Toward the Light.

 Tape 12 1957 July  

Scope and Content

1. 7/14/57. Can We Mix Prayer With Work?

2. 7/21/57. That We May Find New Approaches.

 Tape 13 1957 July, August  

Scope and Content

1. 7/28/57. Should We Seek Fulfillment?

2. 8/4/57. What Do You See in the Face of Jesus.

 Tape 14 1957 September, October  

Scope and Content

1. 9/29/57. Take Hold and Love. (incomplete)

2. 10/6/57. A Gospel Wider Than the World.

 Tape 15 1957, 1972    (2 copies)

Scope and Content

1. 10/13/57. Every Man a Bridge.

2. 2/20/72. What Haunts Me About Jesus.

 Tape 16 1958 January  

Scope and Content

1. 1/12/58. Who Makes Up Your Mind?

2. 1/19/58. How Exciting the Lord's Prayer Is.

 Tape 17 1958 February    (2 copies)

Scope and Content

1. 2/9/58. We Can Forgive and Be Forgiven.

2. 2/16/58. Temptation and Deliverance. (incomplete)

 Tape 18 1959 November, 1960 October 

Scope and Content

1. 11/29/59. Marion Mills -- What Being a Christian Means to Me * Aah -- If I Were a Layman.

2. 10/2/60. Let Your Light Shine Around the World. (Communion)

 Tape 19 1960 March, April    (2 copies)

Scope and Content

1. 3/27/60. Church, the Why and Where.

2. 4/3/60. Man the Hopeful Explorer.

 Tape 20 1960 April, May    (2 copies)

Scope and Content

1. 4/24/60. Your Yes and Your No.

2. 5/1/60. The Within of Persons.

Kagawa died April 23rd. Allan speaks of him on both Sundays.

 Tape 21 1960 May    (2 copies)

Scope and Content

1. 5/8/60. The Binding Force of Families. Talks by Jeanette Townsend & Paul Caplan.

2. 5/15/60. Complete Destruction or Complete Disarmament.

 Tape 22 1960 June    (2 copies)

Scope and Content

1. 6/12/60. Courtesy Under God.

2. 6/19/60. Willingness to Be Vulnerable.

 Tape 23 1960 October  

Scope and Content

1. 10/16/60. When the Pressure is Just Too Much.

2. 10/23/60. Ask.

 Tape 24 1960 November    (2 copies)

Scope and Content

1. 11/13/60. That They Thru Us Might Be Fulfilled.

2. 11/20/60. Thankfulness is the Test of Our Growth.

 Tape 25 1960 December   (2 copies)

Scope and Content

1. 12/11/60. The Impact of Jesus -- While He Was Growing Up.

2. 12/18/60. The Impact of Jesus -- On Life Itself.

 Tape 26 1961 January, February    (2 copies)

Scope and Content

1. 1/15/61. The Church...In Not of the World.

2. 2/19/61. First Walk in the Other Man's Moccasins for Two Weeks.

 Tape 27 1961 February, May  

Scope and Content

1. 5/7/61. An Unawakened Potential in the Protestant Church

2. 2/5/61. People are Really Searching. (Communion Sunday)

 Tape 28 1961 February, April    (2 copies)

Scope and Content

1. 2/12/61. The Kingdom Beyond Our Grasp but Within Our Hearts.

2. 4/23/61. Ways of Witnessing.

 Tape 29 1961 March    (2 copies)

Scope and Content

1. 3/12/61. Inrushing Power From Beyond.

2. 3/19/61. The Losing That is Finding.

 Tape 30 1961 March, April    (2 copies)

Scope and Content

1. 3/26/61 -- Palm Sunday. Loving Expectancy Surrounds Us.

2. 4/2/61 -- Easter. Christ Rises.

 Tape 31 1961 September  

Scope and Content

1. 9/17/61. The Mount and the Valleys Go Together.

2. September 1961. The Peace Corp Discussed on KCOP. (Ch. 13. Allan Hunter on panel)

 Tape 32 1962 January    (2 copies)

Scope and Content

1. 1/21/62. The Uses of Conflict.

2. 1/28/62. Learning to Live with Change.

 Tape 33 1962 February  

Scope and Content

1. 2/4/62. Wall or Bridge.

2. 2/11/62. Honor Each Man.

 Tape 34 1962 March    (2 copies)

Scope and Content

1. 3/11/62. Getting More Our of Life (II). Facing Up to Ones Self.

2. 3/18/62. Getting Mor Out of Life (III). Using Time Creatively (prayers for others).

 Tape 35 1962 April    (2 copies)

Scope and Content

1. 4/8/62. On Being Deeply Rooted. (Martin Buber quoted from Sat. Review.)

2. 4/15/62 -- Palm Sunday. Narrow Road to Jerusalem.

 Tape 36 1962 April, May  

Scope and Content

1. 4/29/62. The Menace of Moral Relativity. (A letter from J.A. Ford to Mr. Luce.)

2. 5/6/62. Standing Up for What We Believe.

 Tape 37 1962 May    (2 copies)

Scope and Content

1. 5/13/62. God the Eternal Communicator. (Telecast...Great Churches of the Golden West.)

2. 5/20/62. Person to Person Concern. (Baptism. Olive View Report--Mrs. Giffin)

 Tape 38 1962 June  

Scope and Content

1. 6/3/62. How to Deal with Life's Dark Days.

2. 6/10/62. Richer Lives for Our Children.

 Tape 39 1962 July  

Scope and Content

1. 7/1/62. Liberty and Justice for All.

2. 7/8/62. Time for Perspective.

 Tape 40 1962 July  

Scope and Content

1. 7/15/62. Christians Don't Argue...They Share.

2. 7/22/62. What Money Can, and Can't Buy. (Margaret Magruder tells of SOS project.)

 Tape 41 1962 August, September    (2 copies)

Scope and Content

1. 8/26/62. When We Say "Thy Will".

2. 9/2/62. Innter & Outer at Once. (Margery Hust tells of her trip to Hong Kong for S.O.S. project.)

 Tape 42 1962 September, October  

Scope and Content

1. 9/16/62. Will and Imagination.

2. 10/28/62. The Church as a Witnessing Community.

 Tape 43 1962 September, 1958 December    (2 copies)

Scope and Content

1. 9/30/62. Creative Acceptance of People.

2. 12/28/58. Our Hope for Years to Come.

 Tape 44 1962 October    (2 copies)

Scope and Content

1. 10/7/62. Christ's All Inclusive Good Will.

2. 10/14/62. Holy Curiousity.

 Tape 45 1962 December    (2 copies)

Scope and Content

1. 12/2/62. The Shine at the Hear of Matter.

2. 12/9/62. The Journey Into Christmas. Part I...The Merry Heart.

 Tape 46 1962 December    (2 copies)

Scope and Content

1. 12/15/62. The Journey Into Christmas. part II...A Song in the Air.

2. 12/23/62. The Journey Into Christmas. part III...The Wondrous Child.

 Tape 47 1962 December, 1963 January    (2 copies)

Scope and Content

1. 12/30/62. Your Unfulfilled Potential.

2. 1/6/63. Where Do We Stand.

 Tape 48 1963 January  

Scope and Content

1. 1/13/62. We Keep What We Set Free.

2. 1/20/63. New Patterns for the New Spirit.

 Tape 49 1963 January, February  

Scope and Content

1. 1/27/63. The Law of the Harvest.

2. 2/3/63. Is Your God Too Small?

 Tape 50 1963 February  

Scope and Content

1. 2/10/63. Distracted by Serving? (Also Mr. Mills & Neil Olson)

2. 2/17/63. The Judgement of God?

 Tape 51 1963 February, March  

Scope and Content

1. 2/24/63. Being a Christian in a Mixed Up World.

2. 3/3/63. Intelligent Selfishness.

 Tape 52 1963 March    (2 copies)

Scope and Content

1. 3/10/63. What Do We Do About Hostility?

2. 3/17/63. How to Resist Temptation.

 Tape 53 1963 March  

Scope and Content

1. 3/24/63. How Hallow God's Name.

2. 3/31/63. To Forgive and Be Forgiven.

 Tape 54 1963 April, 1965 August   (3 copies)

Scope and Content

1. 4/28/63. St. Francis: Bringer of Joy.

2. What Do You See in the Face of Jesus. (Duet...Coralie & James Lampiasi)

 Tape 55 1963 May, December 

Scope and Content

1. 5/19/63. Can Rising Expectations Be Crushed.

2. 12/29/63. This New Start We are Here to Make. (Committee. Dr. Howard Stone Anderson and Stan Weitkamp confer Pastor Emeritus title on Allan Hunter.)

 Tape 56 1963 May, June    (2 copies)

Scope and Content

1. 5/26/63. Their Fulfillment, in Part Depends on Us.

2. 6/2/63. Are You Excited About God?

 Tape 57 1963 June    (2 copies)

Scope and Content

1. 6/9/63. Blessed are the Debonaire.

2. 6/16/63. The Church as Dynamic Adventure.

 Tape 58 1967 August    (2 copies)

Scope and Content

1. 8/13/67. Openness that Bridges the Communication Gap.

2. 8/20/67. Your Sense of Worth.

 Miscellaneous 

Box
32, 36

 Allan Hunter: "Being Christian in a Mixed-Up World" 1963 January 24 

 Be A New [Old?] 1997 July 27 

 Bill Hay Reads the Bible 

Scope and Content

A. 1. Abraham and Issac

2. Song of Solomon (dramatized)

B. 1. I Corinthians Chapter 13 2. Romans Chapter 12 3. St. John Chapter 14: 1-38

4. Psalms 23 5. Psalms 103

6. Isaiah Chapter 55

7. St. James Chapter 3

8. Ephesians Chapter 6

9. Genesis Chapter 1:31; 2:1-3

10. Psalms 121

 Concert; Victoria Gordon and Leonard Allen 1986 March 8 

 Gary Herbertson 1990 February  

Scope and Content

1. 2/18/90. Environment & Kenya

2. 2/10/90.

 Meditations 

Scope and Content

1. The Scrutiny of God (139th Psalm)

2. But Then Face to Face

Howard Thruman Educational Trust. "The distribution of this cassette is a part of the work of the Howard Thurman Educational Trust, a public foundation. Your support is invited. Permission to reproduce must be requested in writing."

 Rev. Penny Mann 1986 February  

Scope and Contents note

A: 2/2/86. Passing Through the Midst of Them. (Rev. Penny Mann)

B: 2/9/86. Go First and be Reconciled to Your Brother or Sister. (Mr. Peter Robinson)

 Rev. Paul Tellstrom: "Getting Whole" 1998 September 20 

Scope and Content

9/20/98. Getting Whole. (Rev. Paul Tellstrom)

 Rev. Paul Tellstrom: "Forever Young" 1998 November 20 

 Rev. Paul Tellstrom 1998 December  

Scope and Content

1. 12/20/98. (Rev. Paul Tellstrom)

2. 12/27/98. Go Home By Another Way. (Rev. Paul Tellstrom)

 Rev. Paul Tellstrom 2000 October 

Scope and Content

1. 10/8/00. Sermon, Baptism. (Rev. Paul Tellstrom)

2. 10/15/2000. Ms. Nancy DeNero.

 Rev. Paul Tellstrom 2001 January 28 

Scope and Content

1/28/01. Spritual Autobiography. (Coralyn Taylor, Sheldon Gordon)

 Rev. Paul Tellstrom: Amistad Sunday 2001 March 11  

 Report from Facilitators 1994 March 26 

 United Church of Christ 

Scope and Content

Identity Spots - Demos for Radio Use -- UCBHM

Division of Evangelism and Church Extension

 Youth Concert 

 Reel-to-Reel Tapes 

Box
33-36

 1940 November 25 

Scope and Content

Dr. E.P. Ryland

 1950 July 16 

Scope and Content

1. 7/16/50. Howard Thurma, afternoon service.

2. 10/28/50. Roger Boldwin. Bayard Ruster

2/18/51. Sermon: Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread.

 1957 April 14 

Scope and Content

1. Palm Sunday, 4/14/57. Man's Worst vs God's Best. (Allan A. Hunter)

2. 5/5/57. Medicine & Faith Are Meant to Work Together. (Allan A. Hunter)

 1957 May 12 

Scope and Content

1. 5/12/57, Mother's Day. The Sin of Seeing People As They Were. (Allan A. Hunter)

2. 5/30/57. The Will of God is Here [??]. (Allan A. Hunter)

 1957 May-June 

Scope and Contents note

1. 5/26/57. What Do These Test Explosions Mean? (Allan A. Hunter)

2. 6/23/57. The Ups and Downs of Faith. (Allan A. Hunter)

 1957 June 

Scope and Content

1. 6/2/57. We Need to Be Nourished, at the Roots. (Allan A. Hunter)

2. 6/9/57. Your Secret Stairway Up Toward the Light. (Allan A. Hunter)

 1957 September-October 

Scope and Content

1. 9/29/57. Take Hold and Love. (Allan A. Hunter)

2. 10/6/57. A Gospel Wider Than the World. (Allan A. Hunter)

 1957 October 20 

Scope and Content

1. 10/20/57. We Are Vulnerable. (Allan A. Hunter)

 1957 December 29 

Scope and Content

1. Sunday, December 29, 1957, 11:00a.m. Lord, Keep My Memory Green. (Rev. Vance Geier)

 1958 February 

Scope and Content

1. Sunday, February 9, 1958. We Can Forgive and Be Forgiven. (Allan A. Hunter)

2. Sunday, February 16, 1958. Temptation and Deliverance. (Allan A. Hunter)

 1960 February 7 

Scope and Content

1. 2/7/1960, 11:00am. The Aptness and Power of the Lord's Prayer. (Allan Hunter)

2. 2/14/1960. "Lebensraum". (Rev. Vance Geier)

 6 March 1960 

Scope and Content

Sunday, March 6, 1960. Faith That Works. (Allan A. Hunter) This tape also has a report on Bakersfield trip.

 1960 March 27 

Scope and Content

1. 3/27/60. Church, the Why and Where. (Allan Hunter)

2. 4/3/60. Man, the Hopeful Explorer. (Allan Hunter)

 1960 May 1 

Scope and Content

1. 4/24/60. Your Yes and Your No. (Allan Hunter)

2. 5/1/60. The Within of Persons. (Allan Hunter)

 1960 May 15 

Scope and Content

1. 5/8/60. The Binding Force of Families. (Allan A. Hunter)

2. 5/15/60. Complete Destruction or Complete Disarmament? (Allan A. Hunter)

 1960 June 19 

Scope and Content

Sunday, June 19, 1960, 11:00 a.m. Willingness to Be Vulnerable. (Allan A. Hunter)

 1960 October 2 

Scope and Content

1. Sunday, October 2, 1960. Let Your Light Shine Around the World. (Allan Hunter)

2. Sunday, October 9, 1960. How Important is Religion? (Vance Geier)

 1960 October 23 

Scope and Content

1. 10/16/60. When the Pressure Is Just Too Much. (Allan A. Hunter)

2. 10/23/60. Ask. (Allan A. Hunter)

 1960 November 

Scope and Content

1. 11/13/60. That They Through Us Might Be Fulfilled. (Allan Hunter)

2. 11/20/60. Thankfulness Is the Test of Our Growth. (Allan Hunter)

 1961 January 

Scope and Content

1. Sunday, January 15, 1961. The Church - In Not of the World. (Allan Hunter)

2. Sunday, January 29, 1961. Is It Only I? (Rev. Vance Geier)

 1961 February 5 

Scope and Content

1. Communion Sunday, 2/5/61. People Are Really Searching. (Allan A. Hunter)

2. 2/12/61. The Kingdom Beyond Our Grasp, But Within Our Hearts. (Allan A. Hunter)

 1961 March 5 

Scope and Content

1. 2/19/61. First, Walk In the Other Man's Moccasins Two Weeks. (Allan Hunter)

2. 3/5/61. Searching For New Dimensions. (Stewart Meacham, Guest Speaker)

 1961 March 

Scope and Content

1. Sunday, March 12, 1961. Inrushing Power From Beyolnd. (Allan A. Hunter)

2. Sunday, March 19, 1961. The Losing That is Finding. (Allan A. Hunter)

 1961 March, April 

Scope and Content

1. Psalm Sunday, March 26, 1961. Loving Expectance Surrounds Us All. (A.A. Hunter)

2. Sunday, April 2, 1961. Easter, Christ Rises. (A.A. Hunter)

 1961 April 23 

Scope and Content

1. 4/23/61. Ways of Witnessing. (Allan A. Hunter)

2. 5/7/61. An Unawakened Potential. (Allan A. Hunter)

 1962 January 21 

Scope and Content

1. 1/21/62. The Uses of Conflict. (Allan A. Hunter)

2. 1/28/62. Learnign to Live with Change. (Allan A. Hunter)

 1962 February 11 

Scope and Content

1. 2/4/62. Wall or Bridge? (Allan A. Hunter)

2. 2/11/62. Honor Each Man. (Allan A. Hunter)

 1962 March 11 

Scope and Content

1. 3/11/62. Getting More Out of Life 2: Facing Up to One's Self. (Allan A. Hunter)

2. 3/18/62. Getting More Out of Life 3: Using Time Creatively. (Allan A. Hunter)

 1962 April 8 

Scope and Content

1. 4/8/62. On Being Deeply Rooted. (Allan A. Hunter)

2. 4/15/62. The Narrow Road to Jerusalem. (Allan A. Hunter)

 1962 May 6 

Scope and Content

1. 4/29/62. The Menace of Moral Relativity. (Allan A. Hunter)

2. 5/6/62. Standing Up For What We Believe. (Allan A. Hunter)

 1962 May 13 

Scope and Content

May 13, 1962. God the Great Commuicator. (Allan A. Hunter) This sermon was telecast on "Great Churches of the West"

 1962 May 

Scope and Content

1. 5/13/62. God, the Eternal Communicator. (Allan A. Hunter) telecast

2. 5/20/62. Person to Person Concern. (Allan A. Hunter)

 1962 June 10   2 copies

Scope and Content

1. Communion Sunday, 6/3/1962. How to Deal With Life's Dark Days. (Allan A. Hunter)

2. Church School Sunday, 6/10/62. Richer Lives For Our Children. (Allan A. Hunter)

 1962 July 

Scope and Content

1. 7/1/62. Liberty and Justice for All. (Allan A. Hunter)

2. 7/8/62. Time for Perpsective. (Allan A. Hunter)

 1962 July 15 

Scope and Content

1. 7/15/62. Christians Don't Argue. They Share. (Allan A. Hunter)

2. 7/22/62. What Money Can and Can't Buy. (Allan A. Hunter)

 1962 August 26 

Scope and Content

1. 8/26/62. When We Say "Thy Will". (Allan A. Hunter)

2. 9/2/62. Inner and Outer at One. (Allan A. Hunter)

 1962 September 9   2 copies

Scope and Content

1. 9/9/62. The Need to Love and Be Loved. (V. Geier)

2. 9/16/62. Will and Imagination. (A. Hunter)

 1962 September 

Scope and Content

1. Sunday, September 23, 1962. The Church, A Learning Community. (Rev. Vane Geier)

2. Sunday, September 30, 1962. Creative Acceptance of People. (Allan A. Hunter)

 1962 October 7 

Scope and Content

1. 10/7/62. Christ's All-Inclusive Good Will. (Allan A. Hunter)

2. 10/14/62. Holy Curiosity. (Allan A. Hunter)

 1962 October 28 

Scope and Content

1. 10/21/62. See Life Whole. (Allan A. Hunter)

2. 10/28/62. The Church As A Witnessing Community. (Allan A. Hunter)

 1962 December 9 

Scope and Content

1. Sunday, December 2, 1962. The Shine at the Heart of Matter. (Allan A. Hunter)

2. Sunday, December 9, 1962. Journey into Christmas I: The Merry Heart. (Allan A. Hunter)

 1962 December 23 

Scope and Content

1. Sunday, December 15, 1962. Journey into Christmas II: A Song in the Air. (Allan A. Hunter)

2. Sunday, December 23, 1962. Journey into Christmas III: The Wondrous Child. (Allan A. Hunter)

 1962 December, 1963 January 

Scope and Content

1. Sunday, December 30, 1962. Your Unfulfilled Potential. (Allan A. Hunter)

2. Sunday, January 6, 1963. Where Do We Stand? (Allan A. Hunter)

 1963 January 20 

Scope and Content

1. Sunday, January 13, 1963. We Keep What We Set Free. (Allan A. Hunter)

2. Sunday, January 20, 1963. New Patterns for the New Spirit. (Allan A. Hunter)

 1963 January, February 

Scope and Content

1. Sunday, January 27, 1963. The Law of the Harvest. (Allan A. Hunter)

2. Sunday, February 3, 1963. Is Your God Too Small? (Allan A. Hunter)

 1963 February 10 

Scope and Content

1. 2/10/63. Distracted With Serving? (Allan A. Hunter)

2. 2/17/63. The Judgement of God? (Allan A. Hunter)

 1963 March 3 

Scope and Content

1. Sunday, February 24, 1963. Beign a Christian in a Mixed-Up World.

2. Sunday, March 3, 1963. Intelligent Selfishness. (Allan A. Hunter)

 1963 March 10 

Scope and Content

1. Sunday, March 10, 1963. What Do You Know About Hostility?

2. Sunday, March 17, 1963. How Resist Temptation?

 1963 April, May 

Scope and Content

1. Sunday, April 28, 1963. St. Francis: Bringer of Joy. (Allan A. Hunter)

2. Sunday, May 5, 1963. For Whose Sake? (Mr. Geier)

 1963 May 19 

Scope and Content

1. Mother's Day, Sunday, May 12, 1963. The Dwelling Place of Wonder. (Mr. Geier)

2. Sunday, May 19, 1963. Can Rising Expectations Be Crushed? (Allan A. Hunter)

 1963 June 2 

Scope and Content

1. Sunday, May 26, 1963. Their Fulfillment- in Part- Depends on Us. (Allan A. Hunter)

2. Sunday, June 2, 1963. Are You Excited About God? (Allan A. Hunter)

 1963 June 16 

Scope and Content

1. Sunday, June 9, 1963. Bless are the Debonaire. (Allan A. Hunter)

2. Sunday, June 16, 1963. The Church as Dynamic Adventure. (Allan A. Hunter)

 1963 June 23 

Scope and Content

6/23/63. How Do You Keep Your Faith? (Allan A. Hunter)

 1963 November 24 

Scope and Content

1. 11/17/63. The Morality of Non-Violance. (Rev. Vance Geier)

2. 11/24/63. Thank God For Doors. (Rev. Vance Geier)

 1963 December 15 

Scope and Content

1. Sunday, December 8, 1963. The Peaceable Kingdom. (Rev. Vance Geier)

2. Sunday, December 15, 1963. The Christian's Magna Carta.

 1963 December 29 

Scope and Content

1. 12/22/63. What Can I Give These? (Rev. Vance Geier)

2. 12/29/63. This New Start We Are Here to Make. (Dr. Allan A. Hunter, Guest Speaker)

 1964 January 5 

Scope and Content

Sunday, January 5, 1964. Christian Maturity. (Mr. Geier)

 1964 January 12 

Scope and Content

Sunday, January 12, 1964. The Task of the Church and the Marks of a New Reformation. (Rev. John C. Heidbrink, Pulpit Guest)

 1964 February 9 

Scope and Content

1. Race Relations Sunday, February 9, 1964. What Time Is It? (Mr. Geier)

2. Universal Day of Prayer for Students, Sunday, February 16, 1964. Who Is the Church? (Mr. Geier)

 1964 March 8 

Scope and Content

1. Sunday, March 8, 1964. Call Out of Darkness.

2. Sunday, March 15, 1964. Christ and Prometheus.

 1964 April 5 

Scope and Content

1. 3/29/64. The Power and the Glory. (Rev. Vance Geier)

2. 4/5/64. Guidelines: The Congregational Way. (Rev. Vance Geier)

 1967 May 14 

Scope and Content

Sunday, May 14, 1967. The Church: Timid or Triumphant? (Rev. J. Hugh Anwyl)

From Thee Our God. (James Lampiasi, Tenor)

Anthem: And Jesus Said

 1967 July 5: Myrtle Russell memorial service 

Scope and Content

Recorded at 3 3/4 in per second. 35 minutes on side 1 = 0-387

Myrtle Russell memorial service

 1967 August 13   2 copies

Scope and Content

1. Sunday, August 13, 1967. Openess That Bridges Communication Gaps. (Dr. Allan A. Hunter)

2. Sunday, August 20, 1967. Your Sense of Worth. (Dr. Allan A. Hunter)

 1967 August 20 

Scope and Content

1. Sunday, August 20, 1967. Your Sense of Worth. (Dr. Allan A. Hunter)

 1968 November 5 

Scope and Content

Annual Meeting, Mt. Hollywood Congregational Church. Paul Kaplan, Don Troy, Hugh Anwyd(?).

 1969 February 9 

Scope and Content

2/9/69. Organ Prelude. (Hunter?)

 1969 February, March 

Scope and Content

1. 3/9/69. Servants of All. (Jon C. Longfellow)

2. 3/23/69. A Fellowship of the Concerned. (John Anson Ford & Harold Slocum)

 1970 March 29 

Scope and Content

1. Easter Sunday, March 29, 1970; Worship Service at 11 o'clock. Christ Has No Body Now But Yours. (Allan A. Hunter, Pastor Emeritus)

2. Sunday, April 5, 1970; Worship Service at 11 o'clock. Free...At Last. (Hugh Beaumont)

 1970 November 1 

Scope and Content

1. October 25, 1970. A Catalyst for Ecology. (Rev. Jon Longfellow)

2. Sunday, November 1, 1970, Service at 11am Child Care. Paths of Mount Hollywood. (John Anson Ford)

 1970 November 22: Dan Genung's Installation 

Scope and Content

Dan Genung's Installation Mt. Hollywood, Part 1.

 1970 December 20 

Scope and Content

1. 12/20/70, Child Care. Meditation: The Path Man Can't Forget.

2. 12/27/70. What Would I Like to Do for Mount Hollywood in '71?

 1971 January 17 

Scope and Content

1. 1/10/71. The Greatness of Living. (Dan B. Genung)

2. 1/17/71. The Why and How of Worship. (Dan B. Genung)

 1971 April 25 

Scope and Content

1. 4/25/71. Red Sea Places. (Dan B. Genung, Pastor. Allan A. Hunter, Pastor Emeritus)

2. 4/25/71. The Blue Guitar. (Dan B. Genung)

 1972 January 23 

Scope and Content

1/23/72. Jesus' Use of Humor.

 1972 July 23 

Scope and Content

7/23/72. Directions of Faith. (Jon Longfellow)

 1972 September 17 

Scope and Content

9/17/72. Dangers in Praying. (Dan B. Genung)

 1972 December 24 

Scope and Content

1. 1/24/72. Instrumental Selection: Alleluia (Bach) Sheldon Gordon, Mimi Shivers, James Moon, David Shivers. Accompanist: Mrs. Jane Taylor

2. 1/31/72. Do Not Enter Here. (Dan B. Genung)

 1973 February 1 

Scope and Content

1. 2/1/73. Scripture Reading: Exodus 17: 8-13. Sermon: The Fine Art of Holding Hands. (Dan B. Genung)

2. 2/11/73. The Great Emancipator. (Miss Marie Johnson of Sao Paulo, Brazil)

 1973 June 10 

Scope and Content

1. 6/10/73. Preventative Religion. (Dan B. Genung)

2. 6/17/73. Your Rock to Stand On. (Allan A. Hunter)

 1973 August 

Scope and Content

1. Sunday, August 5, 1973. Our Joy and Strength. (Mary E. Jeffery, Administrator, Peppermint Ridge)

2. Sunday, August 12, 1973. The Crisis in Farm Labor Today. (Miss Jessica Govea, Guest Speaker. Organizer, United Farm Workers Union)

 1974 February 24 

Scope and Content

Sunday, February 24, 1974. Scientific Paraphrase of Religious Writings. (Rodney Gale, Ph.D.)

 1974 July 7 

Scope and Content

1. 7/7/74. The Pioneer of Life. (Dan B. Genung)

2. 7/14/74. Friends Who Have Influenced My Life. (John Anson Ford)

 1974 August 18 

Scope and Content

1. 8/11/74. The Humorist's Beauty Treatment (Dan B. Genung)

2. 8/18/74. The Lord's Prayer. (Mary Gilliland)

 1974 September 1 

Scope and Content

1. Sunday, August 25, 1974. Me, Myself and I. (Miss Carolyn Taylor) Finding Your Direction as a Christian Woman. (Mrs. Gary Weitkamp) A Christian Woman. (Mrs. James Ito)

2. Sunday, September 1, 1974. Message: 340-LIFE (Charles Cummings, Guest Speaker)

 1974 September 15 

Scope and Content

1. Sunday, September 8, 1974. Moments I Remember... (John Anson Ford)

2. Sunday, September 15, 1974. Is There Any News from the Lord Today? (The Pastor)

 1974 October 13 

Scope and Content

1. 10/13/74. Beauty and the Plan of God. (Dan B. Genung)

2. 10/20/74. Feed the Spiritual Flame. (The Rev. Alberta Lunger, Ft. Worth, Texas)

 1975 March 7 

Scope and Content

3/7/75, World Day of Prayer. Hollywood Area. (Guest Speaker: Miss Getsie Samuel; Madras, So. India)

(Side 1 and part of Side 2 used.)

 1975 November 30 

Scope and Content

1. 11/30/75. Who Argues with God?

2. 12/7/75. Whatcha Doing Here? (Dan B. Genung)

 1976 February 22 

Scope and Content

1. Sunday, February 15, 1976. Tense! Who, Me?

2. Sunday, February 22, 1976. Standing at the Edge of Jordan. (Dr. Carl Hansen, Pilgrim Place)

 1977 January 16 

Scope and Content

1. Sunday, January 16, 1977. India Inscrutable. (John Anson Ford)

2. Sunday, January 23, 1977. Express Yourself! (Rev. Dan B. Genung)

 1977 March 6 

Scope and Content

3/6/77. Message in Music: Joy in My Soul. (Marion Downs)

 1977 March 27 

Scope and Content

3/27/77. Witness: This I Have Learned. Recognition of This Occasion. (Dan B. Genung, Allan A. Hunter)

 1978 August 20-27 

Scope and Content

1. Sunday, August 20, 1978. Albert Einstein, School Dropout. (Rev. Genung)

2. Sunday, August 27, 1978. Dag Hammarskjold, Man of Prayer. (The Pastor)

 Muriel Lester 

 Forum: Voices of Concern 

Scope and Content

The Changing Character of the Cold War. (By Ron Johnson & T.A. Anderson)

 Dr. Howard Thurman 

 Ralph Davidson memorial 

 Sermon and Baptismal service. Hugh An[?] 

 Videotapes 

Box
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 Palm Sunday 1999 March 28 

 Easter Sunday 1999 April 4  

 Thanksgiving Service with Mel White-- Mr. HollyWood 2000 November 21 

 Rev. Paul Tellstrom-- Maggie Lee & the 100 Balloons 2005 February 20 

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