American Friends Service Committee
Found in 67 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Content note This collection contains materials related to Gilbert Macmaster, the majority of which are correspondence written and received by MacMaster during his years living in Germany through the end of his life in Switzerland, with the bulk of this correspondence covering the years 1940-1967. The collection also includes diaries, essays, photographs, passports, and miscellaneous papers. Major topics represented in the collection are relief aid to Germany through the AFSC child feeding mission,...
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of the single volume scrapbook of Josiah P. Marvel, and includes Nazi documents, such as certificates and letters, from Marvel's time in occupied France during the summer of 1940 while travelling to and from Paris in service to the American Friends Service Committee. Documents include permissions from Nazi commanders in France, as well as from The Hague and Brussels. Also included is a map of the location of prison camps, clothing lists and a printed booklet on the...
Overview A.J. Muste (1885-1967), was ordained a minister in the Dutch Reformed Church, but later (1917), he became a member of the Society of Friends. During World War I, Muste's refusal to abandon his pacifist position led to his forced resignation from the Central Congregational Church in Newtonville, Massachusetts. Muste's involvement as a labor organizer began in 1919 when he led strikes in the textile mills of Lawrence, Massachusetts. He became the director of the Brookwood Labor College in...
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the personal correspondence of Thomas C. Potts. Many of the letters are written from Potts to his wife, Ethel while he was traveling with the American Friends Service Committee during 1920. Beginning with obtaining his passport in April 1920, Thomas C. Potts relays to his wife, Ethel, the entire period of his service through July 1920 to assist with child feeding in Germany after World War I under the auspices of the American Friends Service Committee. He is an...
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Quaker United Nations Office
Overview James Morgan Read (1908-1985) was a Quaker and president of Wilmington College from 1960-69. He also served as the United Nations Deputy High Commissioner from 1951-60, and was a vice president of the Charles F. Kettering Foundation from 1969 until his retirement in 1974. The bulk of the collection documents James Read's work as a consultant after 1974. His diaries date from his association with Wilmington College. Areas of particular interest include the establishment of Soviet-American...
Overview The papers of Esther Rhoads (1896-1979), a member of an influential Philadelphia Quaker family, Rhoads was a teacher, later head, of Friends Girls' School in Tokyo for over 50 years. She was also of great importance in work with Licensed Agencies for Relief in Asia and with the American Friends Service Committee, to assist Japanese-Americans affected by the War Relocation Act (evacuation and relocation). Materials include correspondence, documents, typescripts and manuscripts, pamphlets,...
Dates: circa 1895-1979
Abstract This collection includes letters written by J. Edgar Rhoads to his family while he was in Germany administering war relief after WWI. Also included are the diaries of his grandfather, Jonathan E. Rhoads, from 1908-1910. These provide a record of daily appointments and expenses.
Overview Scattergood Friends School opened in Iowa in 1890. The school closed during the Great Depression, and was repurposed during World War II as Scattergood Hostel to acclimate refugees from Europe. In 1944, it reopened as a school and remains open today. The bulk of this collection is photographs of Scattergood Refugee Hostel, but there are also photographs of pre-war and post-war Scattergood Friends School.
Dates: 1915 - 1953
Overview Louis W. Schneider (1915-2012) worked for the American Friends Service Commiittee for more than four decades and served as Executive Secretary from 1974-1980. His Papers include notes, diaries, speeches, and writings, as well as publications by American Friends Services Committee.