Wilmer J. and Mildred Binns Young Papers
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- Young, Wilmer J. (Person)
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In 1934 he headed the American Friends Service Committee’s first work camp in Westmoreland County, Pa. Two years later the family moved to the South for 19 years to work with tenant farmers in programs spondored by the AFSC at the Delta Cooperative and Little River Farms. Wilmer then taught at Pendle Hill, the Quaker Conference Center in Wallingford, Pa., from 1955 to 1968.
Mildred also taught at Pendle Hill and wrote several pamphlets on Quaker topics and served on the board of Friends Journal. In later life, the Youngs became increasingly involved in the peace movement and non-violent activism. Wilmer participated in the Omaha Project in 1957 and A Quaker Action Group in the late 1960s and was arrested and jailed with A.J. Muste, Lawrence Scott, and others during the former. He died in Philadelphia in September 1983, and Mildred died in 1995.
2 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
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Accession number: 2014-006
- American Friends Service Committee
- Delta Cooperative Farm Project (Hillhouse, Miss.)
- Haverford College
- Pacifists -- United States
- Peace -- Societies, etc.
- Pendle Hill (School: Wallingford, Pa.)
- Quakers -- Pennsylvania
- Reconstruction (1914–1939) -- France
- Reconstruction (1914–1939) -- Poland
- Work camps -- Pennsylvania
- Young, Mildred Binns
- Young, Wilmer J.
- An Inventory of the Wilmer J. and Mildred Binns Young Papers, 1918-2014
- FHL staff
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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