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Archives & Manuscripts

American Friends Service Committee

 Organization

Found in 114 Collections and/or Records:

Clarence Pickett journals

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-1245
Overview This collection consists of typescript copies of the journals of Clarence Pickett (1884-1965), prominent Friend and Executive Secretary of the American Friends Service Committee for 23 years. These journals form a record of Pickett's daily activities promoting peace worldwide between 1933 and 1965.
Dates: 1933 - 1965; Majority of material found within 1933 - 1965

Thomas C. Potts correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-950-150
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...
Dates: 1920

Quaker United Nations Office Collected Records

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Quaker United Nations Office

James Morgan Read Papers,

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-128
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...
Dates: 1951-1987

Esther B. Rhoads papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-1153
Overview The Esther B. Rhoads Papers includes Esther Rhoads' correspondence, documents, typescripts and manuscripts, pamphlets, albums, periodicals, blueprints, works of art on paper, photographs, notebooks, notes, scrapbooks, calligraphy, clippings, yearbooks, business cards, passports, diplomas, citations, and miscellaneous items.
Dates: circa 1895-1979

Rhoads family papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-107
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.
Dates: 1908-1920

John F. Rich papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-880
Scope and Contents The collection contains correspondence, diaries and notebooks, official and unofficial biographical documents, a small number of photographs, and published materials, all by or about John F. Rich. The materials are organized thematically by these categories. In addition, there is one folder of correspondence and official documents by and about Virginia P. Rich, written after John Rich’s death, and one folder of miscellaneous documents.Correspondence is further divided into letters...
Dates: 1902-1986

David S. and Mary W. Richie Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-264
Overview David S. Richie (1908-2005) spent his life devoted to public service, particularly in the areas of work camps and cooperatives. A birthright Quaker, he served as Secretary of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Social Order Committee from 1939–1973 and was president of the Board of Friends Housing, Inc. He also was involved with the American Friends Service Committee and other organizations. These papers are divided into correspondence, writings, and topical files as assembled by Richie.
Dates: 1935-2005

Rockland County Peace Association Records

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-DG-121
Overview The Rockland County Peace Association was a small local peace group begun in 1930 to stimulate popular education and public opinion with a view to the prevention of war. It carried on relief work during World War II through the American Friends Service Committee.
Dates: 1930-1950

Scattergood Hostel and Scattergood Friends School photographs

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-PA-165
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