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Columbia University

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Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

"The Philadelphia Quakers in the Industrial Age: 1865-1920"

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-012
Overview Phillip S. Benjamin's dissertation, entitled "The Philadelphia Quakers in the Industrial Age: 1865-1920," and materials related to the manuscript, including an undated draft and Benjamin's notes for his dissertation, which are kept on notecards, describe and analyze Quaker responses to the changing social conditions in the United States created by industrialization, urbanization, and the increasing homogenization and secularization of United States culture.
Dates: 1976

"The Difficulties and Dangers of Eighteenth Century Travel as Revealed in Quaker Journals"

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-016
Overview Mary C. Campbell's thesis, submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for her Master of Arts in English and comparative literature at Columbia University, focuses on analyzing first-hand travel accounts from Quaker travelers in the 18th century, with sections about travel on foot, on horseback, by carriage, and by sea.
Dates: 1946

Nelson Fuson Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-261
Overview Nelson Fuson was a physicist and educator, active in Quaker concerns. The collection contains extensive correspondence and papers concerning his service as a conscientious objector in Civilian Public Service during World War II. As the child of missionaries to China, his hope was to do relief service in China, and many of the papers deal with CPS China Units. However, the China Units were never activated and Fuson was assigned to camps in Maryland, Indiana, New York, and North Dakota. He also...
Dates: 1909-1996