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Friends Committee on War Tax Concerns Records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG1-002

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the records of the Friends Committee on War Tax Concerns, including minutes, correspondence, publicity, and financial records. It also includes all of the Committee’s publications and their draft copies.

Dates

  • 1985-1988

Creator

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Collection is open for research. Please note that this collection is stored offsite; please allow up to two weeks for retrieval.

Copyright and Rights Information

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Biographical / Historical

The Friends Committee on War Tax Concerns (FCWTC) was created in 1985 under the sponsorship of the Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC). Its stated purpose was to address the widespread and growing concern in the Society of Friends on many aspects of war taxes. From 1985 until 1988, when the Committee was disbanded, the FCWTC published a wide range of educational booklets, networked with other peace tax groups in the U.S. and abroad, and sponsored or participated in a number of regional conferences, including one dedicated to providing Quaker employers with information and support in matters of war tax resistance. The minutes of the final meeting of the Committee reads, “While we cannot say that the Religious Society of Friends has reached unity on this issue in the last three years, we believe that the issue has been raised more clearly and in a more effective way through the Committee’s work” [June 8, 1988].Linda Coffin, previously of the Friends Committee on National Legislation, served as the sole staffperson for the FCWTC for the three years of its existence. Wallace T. Collett served as clerk of the meetings. The rest of the Committee consisted of about fifteen representatives from many other prominent Friends groups, such as the Friends General Conference, the American Friends Service Committee, and the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.

Extent

2 Linear Feet

Language

English

Overview

The Friends Committee on War Tax Concerns (FCWTC) was created in 1985 under the sponsorship of the Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC). Its stated purpose was to address the widespread and growing concern in the Society of Friends on many aspects of war taxes. This collection contains the records of the Friends Committee on War Tax Concerns, including minutes, correspondence, publicity, and financial records.

Arrangement

Arranged into series: 1. Historical Files; 2. Publications; 3. Financial.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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