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Edith R. Solenberger papers on the Kinzua Project

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-122
This collection includes papers of Edith R. Solenberger, concerning her involvement in the Kinzua Project of the Indian Committee of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. Included are letters regarding the Seneca Indians, and letters regarding their legal representation.

Dates

  • 1961-1970

Creator

Restrictions on Access

This collection is available for research use.

Extent

.1 Linear Feet (.1 linear feet (18 folders.))

Biographical / Historical

Edith R. Solenberger (1886-1976) was a Quaker activist from Delaware County, PA. In the early 1960's, the Army Corps of Engineers initiated a plan for the Kinzua dam. Through land transfers and legal negotiation, they forced the Seneca Indians off their land in New York State. Edith Solenberger, with the Indian Committee of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, fought to give the Seneca Indians fair legal representation.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Edith R. Solenberger. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--1971.

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