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Friends Conflict Resolution Programs Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Phy-768

Scope and Contents

The bulk of the records of Friends Conflict Resolution Programs consist of case files of the many programs it sponsored. Included in the files are syllabi, notes, press clippings, and a variety of other documents. Series 2, Programs and Case Files, is sorted chronologically by year, with the contents of the folders maintained as originally arranged by the creator.

Includes financial and other administrative files, programs and case files, and material related to the publication of the Mediator's Handbook, 1974-1991. Arrangement of series is as follows: 1. Administrative files; 2. Programs and Case files; 3. Publications; 4. Miscellaneous.

Dates

  • 1969-1998

Creator

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Collection is open for research. Access may be provided via digital or microfilm copy, per repository policy.

Copyright and Rights Information

Copyright has not been assigned to the Repositories. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to the individual Meeting or its successor. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Repositories as the holder(s) 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

Friends Conflict Resolution Programs, part of the Friends Suburban Project from 1977 to 1983, began as an attempt to utilize Quaker insights to address and solve disputes in local communities. Initially named the Friends Mediation Service, the Friends Conflict Resolution Programs acquired its current title in 1991. Its mediators work with both Quaker and non-Quaker organizations and communities and have published two manuals, The Mediator's Handbook (1982) and Peacemaking In Your Neighborhood (1986). In 1998, at the time of the reorganization of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, the Friends Conflict Resolution Programs were placed under the Peace and Concerns Standing Committee.

Extent

6 Linear Feet (12 boxes)

Language

English

Overview

Friends Conflict Resolution Programs of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, part of the Friends Suburban Project from 1977 to 1983, began as an attempt to utilize Quaker insights to address and solve disputes in local communities. Initially named the Friends Mediation Service, the Friends Conflict Resolution Programs acquired its current title in 1991. Its mediators work with both Quaker and non-Quaker organizations and communities and have published two manuals, The Mediator's Handbook (1982) and Peacemaking In Your Neighborhood (1986). In 1998, at the time of the reorganization of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, the Friends Conflict Resolution Programs were placed under the Peace and Concerns Standing Committee.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting 2/20/99
Title
FRIENDS CONFLICT RESOLUTION PROGRAMS.
Subtitle
A Finding Aid for its Meeting Records Deposited in Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
Date
2004
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Find It at the Library

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