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American Friends Service Committee Collected Records

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-American Friends Service Committee
The material in this collection is comprised mostly of printed items, meeting minutes, and print-outs of emails,etc. Of note is the folder of statements (in box 1) collected in 1939-1940 from women and men about their convictions regarding pacifism and/or conscientious objection to war.

Dates

  • 1917-

Creator

Language of Material

Materials are in English.

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research without restrictions.

Copyright and Rights Information

None

Extent

1 Linear Feet (1 linear ft.)

Abstract

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) was set up in June 1917 as an outgrowth of and coordination point for the anti-war and relief activities of various bodies of the Religious Society of Friends in the United States.

Historical note

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) was organized in June 1917 as an outgrowth of and coordination point for the anti-war and relief activities of various bodies of the Religious Society of Friends in the United States. A co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1947, the AFSC continues to work to relieve human suffering and to find new approaches to world peace and non-violent social change.

Arrangement

Material is arranged primarily by date, except for material from the Rights of Conscience Program which requires a legal size box and is at the end of the collection.

Other Finding Aids

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Custodial History

The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is the official repository of these records.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This material was received as mailings, or removed from other archival collections.

Legal Status

Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Processing Information

These records were processed by Anne M. Yoder (Archivist), January 2010.
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Revision Statements

  • 2017: The file list was standardized in Summer 2017 by Mary Olesnavich in preparation for importing into ArchivesSpace. Tessa Chambers added the notes in Fall 2017.

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