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Friends Council on Education Records

Identifier: HC.MC-1278

Scope and Contents

Records of the Friends Council on Education, 1902-1981. Records include: minutes and reports, 1930-1974; financial records, 1962-1983; executive committee records, 1936-1970; conference papers, 1940-1972; surveys and reports, 1930-1978; publications, 1931-1966.

Additionally included are the records of a number of subcommittees and groups related to Friends Council on Education, 1902-1977. These include: Grants Committee, 1937-1981; Center for Evolving Education, 1973-1977; Program Committee, 1969-1971; Friends Teacher Training Program, 1957-1965; Development Committee/Program, 1963-1968; Independent Urban Education Program, 1966-1971; Meeting of Interns and Beginning Teachers, 1947-1971; Quaker Headmasters Meeting, 1929-1960; Special Committee on Executive Secretary, 1947-1948; Committee on Reorganization/Subcommittee on Organization of Council, 1957-1963; Committee on Appraisal of Friends Education, 1952-1955; Behavioral Science Center, 1969; Teachers Retirement Fund, 1941-1953; Chinese Teaching Fellowship Committee, 1943-1944; Meeting of Friends School Heads, 1970; Committee on Religious Life in Friends Schools, 1971; Minority Teacher Recruitment Program, 1974; Association for Promoting College Education of Women, 1902-1928.

Finally, miscellaneous records, 1925-1973 are included.


  • 1902-1981


Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Collection is open for research. Access is through microfilm, if available.

Copyright and Rights Information

Copyright has not been assigned to the Repositories. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to the individual Meeting or its successor. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Repositories as the holder(s) of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by reader.

Biographical / Historical

In 1931, two Friends, Morris E. Leeds and Hadassah M. Leeds, invited 90 Quaker educators to form a Council on Quaker education. A bequest from Susan Vanderpoel Clark in 1967 allowed the Council to expand its services and appoint an Executive Director. Since its founding, the Friends Council on Education has become an integrating force in Quaker education, serving Friends' schools in an advisory, consultative, and nurturing capacity, developing mutual understanding and support among its institutions.


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

A Finding Aid for its Records Deposited in the Haverford College Library Quaker Collection
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