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Nearing, Scott, 1883-1983

 Person

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

American Union Against Militarism Records

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-DG-004
Overview In 1915 a group of New York pacifists and near-pacifists organized the "Anti-militarism Committee" to combat the war spirit of the time. Activities included lobbying, publishing, a lecture campaign, and the establishment of a Civil Liberties Bureau. The most notable achievements were the work in the successful effort to avert war with Mexico in 1916 and the encouragement of opposition to peacetime conscription following World War I. The office was raided by the government and American Union...
Dates: 1915 - 1922

Sarah Norcliffe Cleghorn Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-027
Overview Sarah Norcliffe Cleghorn (1876-1959) was a Quaker author, reformer, and pacifist from Manchester, Vermont, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Throughout her life she was active in a number of reform movements, including peace, anti-vivisection, women suffrage, anti-lynching, prison reform, and opposition to child labor. She joined the Socialist party at the age of 35. At the time of her death in 1959, she was a member of Chestnut Hill (Pa.) Monthly Meeting. The collection contains correspondence,...
Dates: 1910-1955

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Dana Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-DG-011
Abstract Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Dana was a writer and pacifist who taught comparative literature at Columbia University from 1912 until 1917. Dana lost his teaching post as an opponent of American participation in World War I. Dana continued to advocate civil liberties and the rights of conscientious objectors.
Dates: 1914-1950

Edward W. Evans Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-DG-122
Overview Edward Wyatt Evans (1882-1976) was a lifelong member of the Germantown (Pennsylvania) Monthly Meeting and was active in the Friends Peace Committee of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. Evans was instrumental in the founding of the Fellowship of Reconciliation (Fellowship of Reconcilation), and was the executive secretary from 1916-1919. During the 1920s, he was also active in educational and peace programs of the Society of Friends.
Dates: 1916-1922

Frankford Friends Forum photographs

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-PA-083
Overview This collection, dating from 1942 to 1953, depicts the speakers at the Frankford Friends Forum, which was started in 1930 and would feature a lecture on social justice issues. Speakers like Scott Nearing and Bayard Rustin are photographed and included in the collection of black and white photographs of forum speakers.
Dates: 1942 - 1953

Anna Melissa Graves Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-DG-015
Abstract Anna Melissa Graves was a writer, teacher, world traveler, and internationalist. From the 1920s to the 1940s Graves traveled through Africa, Central and South America, China, Europe, and the Middle East. She taught school in many of these places and maintained a voluminous correspondence with the teachers, acquaintances, and former students she met on her travels.
Dates: 1919-1953

Scott Nearing Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-DG-124
Overview Scott Nearing was a lecturer, writer, and free-lance teacher who lived and taught pacifist and environmentalist principles.
Dates: 1909-1994; Majority of material found within 1915-1975