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Christian Camping International Records

 Collection — Container: Books
Identifier: SC-055

Scope and Contents

The records of Christian Camping International provide a good overview of the administrative workings of the organization in its first forty years. The legal and organizational structure are documented in the first series.

Correspondence and reports for CCI’s two earliest executive directors are housed in the collection providing highlights of the organization’s leadership.

The International Operations series provides a look into the growth of CCI into an international organization. This series contains general files, minutes, correspondence and conference and convention materials.

One of the largest portions of the collection documents the international divisions. Roughly four linear feet of files contain files on divisions in the global south (e.g. Australia, Brazil, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, the Philippines and Southern Africa). The US division is also documented in one linear foot.

The publications of CCI are also documented in the collection measuring nearly three linear feet.

Two latter accessions, though exhibiting files from various series, were retained as a single series: Topical and Vincent Craven files. The Topical files are evenly split between correspondence and reports on finances or meetings. The Craven files contain correspondence with a wide-range of international divisions.


  • Created: 1955-2014
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1958-1986
  • Other: Date acquired: 1993


Conditions Governing Access

Personnel files or memoranda marked confidential requires research authorization from the CCI Executive Director.

Conditions Governing Use

Duplication may be restricted if copying could cause damage to items.


62 boxes

21 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged by series with folder level control.

Source of Acquisition

The records of Christian Camping International came to the Special Collections through the assistance of Dr. George "Bud" Williams beginning in 1993

Method of Acquisition


Other Descriptive Information

The records of Christian Camping International highlight the work of this international camping association and its constituents, particularly at the higher levels of administration.

Christian Camping International Records
Buswell Library Special Collections Staff
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Roman Script

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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