The collection contains scrapbooks kept by Margaret E. Jones while she was in Europe involved in relief work in 1933 and again from 1958-1959. Includes a number of photographs of places and people, some identified, and postcards, including one from Anna Brinton.
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Biographical / Historical
Margaret E. Jones, the daughter of William B. and Phebe Jones, was a birthright member of Moorestown Monthly Meeting, New Jersey. She graduated from Wellesley College in 1917. In 1923 she began work for the American Friends Service Committee as Assistant to the Director, responsible for the Home Service Program. As such, she was involved with one of the AFSC's earliest efforts at providing summer opportunities for young people. She later worked in several overseas posts as well as in Washington, D.C. and in New York at the United Nations. She served on the AFSC Board of Directors from 1964-1969. She was also chairman of the Wider Quaker Fellowship for a time. She died November 26, 1984 at Medford Leas, Medford, New Jersey, and is buried in Westfield Friends Cemetery, Cinnaminson, NJ.
Margaret E. Jones (1895-1984), daughter of William B. and Phebe Jones, was a birthright Quaker member of Moorestown Monthly Meeting of Friends in New Jersey. She was involved with the American Friends Service Committee for many years, first as a staff member, then serving on the Board of Directors. The collection contains scrapbooks kept by Margaret E. Jones while she was in Europe involved in relief work in 1933 and again from 1958-1959. Includes a number of photographs of places and people, some identified, and postcards, including one from Anna Brinton.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donor: Solomon F. Cushman, 1992
Material was dismounted from both scrapbooks and the covers were discarded, due to the acidity of the paper. Scrapbook A, entitled "Europe 1938," was comprised of newspaper clippings, a series of pages of mini-prints and ephemera. The newspapers she saved have been listed and the scope described, but the clippings themselves were discarded. The mini-prints and ephemera have been retained. Scrapbook B, of Austria and Germany, bulk dates 1958-1959, is primarily photographs of Quaker relief efforts and postcards. An acid-free photocopy was made of the scrapbook before dismounting to preserve the written identification of places and people.
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[Indicate the cited item or series here], RG 5/167, Margaret M. Jones Papers, Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College. http://archives.tricolib.brynmawr.edu/repositories/7/resources/4604 Accessed December 07, 2019.