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Margaret E. Jones Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-167

Scope and Contents

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.

Dates

  • 1937-1969

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

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.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language

English

Overview

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

Processing Information

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.

Creator

Title
Margaret E. Jones Papers, 1937-1969
Author
FHL staff
Date
ca. 1993
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

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