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Ernest Votaw Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-154
Ernest Votaw (b. 1894) was the Quaker administrator of a child feeding program in Germany in 1919-1922. The collection contains reports and related materials (some in German) of the Friends Feeding Mission, 1910-1923, other activities of the American Friends Service Committee, and reference material collected by Ernest Votaw in post-war Germany concerning jail conditions and other social problems. The collection also includes a small amount of correspondence and four articles written by Ernest Votaw's father, Albert H. Votaw, presumably for publication in a Quaker periodical. Included is his account of Yearly Meetings in Richmond, Indiana, reminiscences of Indiana Friends, and a discussion on the subject of singing in meeting.

Dates

  • 1913-1929

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.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

Overview

Ernest Votaw (1894-1988) was the Quaker administrator of a child feeding program in Germany in 1919-1922. The collection contains reports and related materials (some in German) of the Friends Feeding Mission, 1910-1923, other activities of the American Friends Service Committee, and reference material collected by Ernest Votaw in post-war Germany concerning jail conditions and other social problems. The collection also includes a small amount of correspondence and four articles written by Ernest Votaw's father, Albert H. Votaw, presumably for publication in a Quaker periodical. Included is his account of Yearly Meetings in Richmond, Indiana, reminiscences of Indiana Friends, and a discussion on the subject of singing in meeting.

Biographical / Historical

Ernest Votaw (1894-1988) was the Quaker administrator of a child feeding program in Germany in 1919-1922. He was the son of Albert H. and Phebe Nicholson Votaw. His father, Albert H. Votaw (1850-1931) was a Pennsylvania Quaker active in prison reform. He was born in 1850 and grew up in Indiana.

Arrangement

The collection is divided into three series:
  1. Biographical material
  2. Albert H. Votaw (1850-1931)
  3. Ernest Votaw (b. 1894)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession information

Donor: Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Votaw, 1957

The collection was given by Ernest Votaw and his wife in December, 1957. It was catalogued as two separate collections, the Ernest Votaw Papers (which included his father's correspondence) and a Small Collection, Writings of Albert H. Votaw. In November 2000 the collections were reunited into a single Record Group collection.

Processing Information

The collection was given by Ernest Votaw and his wife in 1957. It was originally catalogued as two separate collections, the Ernest Votaw Papers (which included his father's correspondence) and a Small Collection, Writings of Albert H. Votaw, SC 139. The latter was subsequently cited as Albert H. Votaw Papers, 1923-1929. In November 2000, the Albert Votaw writings were reunited with his correspondence in the larger collection, and the collection was reorganized into three series: Biographical, Albert H. Votaw Papers, and Ernest Votaw Papers.
Title
Ernest Votaw Family Papers, 1913-1929
Author
FHL staff
Date
2000
Language of description
English

Revision Statements

  • 2016: This electronic finding aid was updated in Summer 2016 by Abdulrezak Kemal in preparation for importing into ArchivesSpace, to conform to current markup standards and the ArchivesSpace data model.

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