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Overview This collection contains the papers of Blanche Weber Shaffer, a Swiss Quaker who was involved with the Friends World Committee for Consultation and devoted her life to fostering relationships between Quakers throughout the globe. The materials in this collection include both personal, professional, and travel materials, as well as diaries and correspondence, spanning the years 1940 to 1979, with some earlier letters from John Marshall Crosman in 1918.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1918-1979
Abstract The Bowles family was deeply involved with Quaker missionary and relief work during the 20th century. In 1900, the Bowles moved to Japan under the auspices of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting and managed the Friends School and established the Tokyo Friends Center. During World War II, the Bowles family moved to Hawaii and worked with war refugees. The Bowles family correspondence consists of correspondence from Gilbert and Minnie Pickett Bowles to their son Gordon Townsend Bowles from 1922 to...
Overview Papers from the Fourth World Conference of Friends (Quakers) which was held at Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina in 1967. Edwin Bronner was chair of the Executive Committee of the American Section, but there was worldwide representation by Friends and guests. A well known speaker at the conference was U.N. Secretary General U Thant.
Overview Stephen G. Cary graduated from Germantown Friends School in 1933 and from Haverford College in 1937, earning a master's degree in international administration from Columbia University in 1943. Between 1946 and 1969, Cary worked for the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), and was the chairman of the AFSC from 1979-1991. Cary was a member of the Haverford College Board of Managers from 1955-1969. In 1969 he joined the staff as vice president of development. He was acting president of...
Overview Bainbridge C. Davis (1910-1993) was a Quaker active in many concerns and organizations. He worked as a Foreign Service Officer, serving in Venezuela, Jamaica, Chile, and Panama. He retired early, at the age of 62, to devote himself to Quaker causes. He worked to improve race relations and opposed U.S. support for dictatorships. Organizations and committees which he was active in include the Friends World Committee for Consultation, American Friends Service Committee, and Pendle Hill. He was a...
Overview The Friends World Committee for Consultation was created by the 2nd World Conference of Friends in 1937 to promote Quaker unity and fellowship. Friends from 75 nations participate today. This collection contains the mounted photographs compiled by Delbert and Ruth Replogle for display at the 1967 Fourth Friends World Conference. The exhibit was intended to illustrate the “Quaker story,” and included the broad range of Quaker activities, institutions, and people. Photographs were solicited in...
Dates: 1926-1929, 1934-1937, 1949-1952
Overview Herbert M. Hadley served as General Secretary of Friends World Committee. He wrote a history of FWCC entitled Quakers World Wide.
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Quaker United Nations Office
Found in: Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Abstract Includes Red Mitchell's correspondence with Ruth Watson, Lloyd and Mary Margaret Bailey, and Herbert Hadley, regarding the history of Seoul Monthly Meeting, 1984-1992. Also included is an information letter about the Quaker study group by Reginald Price, 1959, an account of Seoul Monthly Meeting visit, 1962, Friends World Committee for Consultation, 1964"Developments in Korea" and 1969"Meeting on Quakers in Korea"; "History of Seoul Friends Meeting, Religious Society of Friends" compiled by...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1959-1992-1969-1992
- Names: Friends World Committee for Consultation X
- Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections 5
- Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College 5
- Swarthmore College Peace Collection 1
- Quakers 3
- Society of Friends 2
- Society of Friends -- Congresses 2
- Americans -- Travel -- 20th Century 1
- Hawaii 1
- International relations 1
- Japan 1
- Missionaries 1
- Oskaloosa (Iowa) 1
- Quaker missionaries 1
- Quaker social reformers 1
- Quaker women 1
- Quakers -- Korea 1
- Quakers -- Pennsylvania -- 20th century 1
- Quakers -- Societies, etc. 1
- Quakers -- Travel 1
- Refugees 1
- Society of Friends -- Japan 1
- Society of Friends -- Missions 1
- Society of Friends -- Pennsylvania 1
- Society of Friends -- War relief and reconstruction 1
- Society of Friends and world politics -- History -- Sources 1
- Vietnam 1
- Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Protest movements -- United States 1
- War tax resistance 1
- World War, 1939-1945 1
- correspondence 1
- family papers 1
- postcards 1 ∧ less