American Friends Service Committee
Found in 112 Collections and/or Records:
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 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
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.