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Anna Bassett Griscom Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-053

Scope and Contents

The collection includes correspondence, speeches and writings, and miscellaneous manuscripts of Anna B. Griscom. Of particular interest is material relating to Woodbrooke, a Quaker study center in England where she worked in 1914, and of the Friends World Conference in 1937.

Dates

  • ca. 1914-1962

Creator

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Collection is open for research.

Copyright and Rights Information

Copyright has not been assigned to Friends Historical Library All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in to the Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Friends Historical Library as the owner 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

Anna Bassett Griscom (Elkinton) (1889-1974) was a prominent American Quaker, active in the peace movement. She graduated from Friends Central School, Swarthmore College, and the University of Pennsylvania. She served as Executive Secretary of the Friends General Conference, chairman of a committee to organize the Friends World Conference held at Swarthmore College in 1937, chairman of the Friends Peace Committee of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, and was a founder of the Fellowship of Reconciliation. She married J. Passmore Elkinton in 1931.

Extent

2 Linear Feet (4 boxes)

Language

English

Overview

Anna Bassett Griscom (Elkinton) (1889-1974) was a prominent American Quaker active in the peace movement. She served as Executive Secretary of the Friends General Conference, chairman of a committee to organize the Friends World Conference held at Swarthmore College in 1937, chairman of the Friends Peace Committee of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, and was a founder of the Fellowship of Reconciliation. She married J. Passmore Elkinton in 1931. The collection includes correspondence, speeches and writings, and miscellaneous manuscripts of Anna B. Griscom. Of particular interest is material relating to Woodbrooke, a Quaker study center in England where she worked in 1914, and of the Friends World Conference in 1937.

Arrangement

The collection is divided into five series:
  1. Genealogical
  2. Correspondence
  3. Speeches and writings
  4. Friends World Conference
  5. Miscellaneous

Physical Location

For current information on the location of materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donor: Anna Bassett Griscom Elkinton, 1962

David C. Elkinton, 1974, 1977

Collection was received as a gift from Anna Griscom Elkinton and her step-son, David C. Elkinton

Related Materials

See also:
  1. Elkinton Family Papers, RG 5/037; Friends World Conference, RG 1; Fellowship of Reconciliation, Swarthmore College Peace Collection.

Processing Information

Collection was received partially processed by donor. Later gifts were added to collection.
Title
An Inventory of the Anna Bassett Griscom Papers, ca. 1914-1962
Author
FHL staff
Date
ca. 1963
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English
Sponsor
Encoding made possible by a grant by the Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation to the Philadelphia Consortium of Special Collections Libraries

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