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American Friends Service Committee photographs

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-PA-211

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of miscellaneous photographs, collected over time from various sources, documenting the American Friends Service Committee and its projects. Post-World War I and post-World War II and Vietnam War relief work are well documented, and there are also photographs of AFSC work in the United States, Africa, other parts of Asia, and the Middle East.

Dates

  • circa 1918-1975

Creator

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

This collection is available for research use. Note that some images depict severely injured or disfigured people and may be disturbing to certain viewers.

Copyright and Rights Information

Copyright has not been assigned to Friends Historical Library. All requests for permission to reproduce images must be submitted to the Curator. Permission for publication is given on behalf 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

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization that was founded in 1917 to provide conscientious objectors with an opportunity to aid civilian victims during World War I. Today the AFSC includes people of various faiths and sponsors programs that focus on issues related to economic justice, peace-building and demilitarization, social justice, and youth in the United States, and in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Extent

.2 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language

English

Overview

This collection consists of miscellaneous photographs, collected over time from various sources, documenting the American Friends Service Committee and its projects. Post-World War I and post-World War II and Vietnam War relief work are well documented, and there are also photographs of AFSC work in the United States, Africa, other parts of Asia, and the Middle East.

Related Materials

See American Friends Service Committee lantern slides of World War I relief work, SFHL-PA-AFSC.

Processing Information

These photographs were previously filed in the Friends Historical Library Miscellaneous Photographs Collection, Social Services series, PA 100/S6. In 2019, the AFSC photographs were removed to a separate collection.
Date
2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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