American Friends Service Committee
Found in 112 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract The Friends Meeting for Sufferings of Vietnamese Children was founded in 1966, to bring injured and orphaned Vietnamese and Amerasian children to the United States for medical treatment. Some children were placed in foster homes or were permanent adopted. The organizers worked in cooperation with Welcome House in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, and with other organizations. The group disbanded in October 1969.
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Friends National Peace Committee
Overview A short-lived Quaker organization that promoted peace during World War I.
Overview A Friends World Conference Committee, sponsored by the Fellowship Council of the American Friends Service Committee, was established in 1932 to promote better understanding among Friends world wide. The representatives at the Second World Conference of Friends, held at Swarthmore and Haverford Colleges, Pa., in 1937, approved the establishment of a continuing international organization, a Friends World Committee, to promote international contacts and cooperation among Friends. In 1958, it was...
Overview Elizabeth A.W. (Betty) Furnas was an active member of the Society of Friends who served as a member of the Board of Pendle Hill and was a member of the Women's Problems Group of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting and its sucessor, Philadelphia Quaker Women. The collection includes minutes and correspondence, particularly of the latter, as well as published and unpublished writings and other material.
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...
Scope and Contents note This collection contains the records and correspondence of the American Friends Service Committee dated primarly between the years 1944 and 1947. The materials provide insight into a variety of AFSC functions and activities. The collection is divided into two series: AFSC Organizational Materials and Outreach and Relief Program Materials. The first series, which spans from 1927 to 1947, looks at the AFSC from an institutional perspective; information in these documents details how the...
Abstract Robert W. Gilmore was a Quaker pacifist who was involved in a number of peace groups, either as a staffperson or as a Board member. His papers reflect these involvements through correspondence and other materials.
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of three folders of the papers of Joseph H. Haines. The collection includes primarily letters of Joseph Haines to his father, William H. Haines, dated 1917-1921, reporting on conditions in France during World War I and giving detailed accounts of a day's activities for Haines working for the Reconstruction Unit of the American Friends Service Committee, including building and repairing houses and schools, assisting local people, and altogether offering a picture of...
Scope and Content note This collection consists of the papers of Harry Garland Timbres and Rebecca Timbres Clark. It includes the letters of Rebecca Timbres from 1936-1937 and Harry Timbres in 1936, she writing to family members, he primarily to his wife, but also to his daughters. Both their letters depict life in the Soviet Union in the mid-1930s and tell of their work; other letters, as from J. Barnard Walton explaining the creation of copies of Harry Timbres' letters; a 1974 biography of Harry Garland Timbres by...