Edwin B. Bronner papers
Scope and Contents
Boxes 1-8 relate to the 1967 Fourth World Conference of Friends. Boxes 9 -11 contain materials on the business of Friends World Committee, American Section, Friends World Committee for Consultation and World Council of Churches, 1963-1978 (bulk: 1967-1978; only the World Council of Churches folder is 1963). The business includes the 1967 Fourth World Conference of Friends. In small part, Edwin Bronner served as an observer at the central committee of the World Council of Churches (1963) and as Chair of the Friends World Committee for Consultation (1974-1979). The collection contains correspondence and other documents pertaining to the business of Friends World Committee, American Section; Friends World Committee for Consultation; and World Council of Churches. Correspondents include: Herbert Hadley, William Barton, Tayeko Yamanouchi, Robert Rumsey, Barrett Hollister, Filemona Indire, Thomas Lung'aho, Lewis Waddilove, and Margaret Gibbins.
Biographical / Historical
The 1967 conference took place from July 25 to August 2, 1967, at Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina. The conference theme was "Seek, Find, Share: the Time is this Present". There were 900 representatives appointed by their Yearly Meetings worldwide, including 550 from 26 American Yearly Meetings.
Edwin Bronner served as chair of Friends World Committee, American Section from 1967 to 1971; he was chair of Friends World Committee for Consultation from 1974 to 79; he was the former Librarian of Haverford College and former Curator of the Haverford Quaker Collection, as well as a professor of history. Douglas Steere was chair of Friends World Committee for Consultation at that time.
The Friends World Conference Committee (WCC4), Planning Committee of the Friends World Committee, American Section (FWCA), and Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC) organized the 4th World Conference of Friends (hereafter WCF; thus the 4th Conference in 1967 = WCF4). WCF2 (1937) had established the Friends World Committee for Consultation in 1937, among other things, to "act in a consultative capacity to promote better understanding among Friends the world over …" and to disseminate information concerning Quaker contributions in world affairs, in which capacities it continues to function today. All members of Yearly Meetings or other groups of the Religious Society of Friends which choose to affiliate are members of FWCC.
(Information from internal evidence, the Dictionary of Quaker Biography, obituary notices, and GV VIII)
6.75 Linear Feet (11 document boxes and 6 volumes, addition 3 boxes)
Other Finding Aids
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Barton, Willam E.
- Bronner, Edwin B., 1920-
- Friends World Committee for Consultation
- Friends World Committee for Consultation. Section of the Americas
- Hadley, Herbert M.
- Hollister, Barrett
- Indire, Filemona
- Kikaya, David
- Lung'aho, Thomas
- Rumsey, Robert J.
- Society of Friends -- Congresses
- Thant, U, 1909-1974
- Waddilove, Lewis E.
- World Council of Churches
- Yamanouchi, Tayeko
- Edwin B. Bronner papers, 1952-1978
- August, 2018
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Addition added August, 2018
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