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Agape Foundation Records

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-DG-237

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of administrative information regarding peace and social justice organizations to whom they considered awarding grants and loans.

Dates

  • Majority of material found within 1970-2010

Creator

Language of Material

Materials are in English.

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

This collection is stored off-site. Please contact SCPC staff peacecollection@swarthmore.edu at least two weeks in advance of a visit to the Peace Collection to discuss retrieval of off-site materials.

Copyright and Rights Information

None.

Historical note

The Agape Foundation was a non-profit public foundation, which raised and distributed funds to groups working for nonviolent social change. From its formation in 1969 by a group of pacifists and anti-war activists in Palo Alto, California, the Agape Foundation provided millions of dollars to nonviolent, grassroots organizations throughout the western United States. It was headquartered in San Francisco. In 2010 the Agape Foundation merged with the Peace Development Fund.

Extent

43.3 Linear Feet (43.3 linear feet.)

Abstract

The Agape Foundation was a non-profit public foundation, which raised and distributed funds to groups working for nonviolent social change. From its formation in 1969 by a group of pacifists and anti-war activists in Palo Alto, California, the Agape Foundation provided millions of dollars to nonviolent, grassroots organizations throughout the western United States. It was headquartered in San Francisco. In 2010 the Agape Foundation merged with the Peace Development Fund.

Arrangement

This is an unprocessed collection. The Records of the Agape Foundation remain in the order in which they were donated. Files from Acc.2016-049 were rearranged in the order of years, from the oldest (1970s) to the newest (2016).

Other Finding Aids

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Custodial History

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Agape Foundation, 2010 [Acc. 10A-033, Acc. 10A-035]; 2015 [Acc. 2015-032]; 2016 [Acc. 2016-049].

Separated Materials

Items removed:

  1. Periodicals, such as folios and newsletters were removed from the files, and relocated to the SCPC retired periodical sections
  2. Photos were removed and can be found in the SCPC Photograph Collection
  3. CDs were removed and moved to the SCPC AV Collection

Legal Status

Copyright to the records created by the Agape Foundation has been transferred to the Swarthmore College Peace Collection. Copyright to all other materials is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Processing Information

This collection is unprocessed. This finding aid was created by Jean Turner, 2011; updated by Joshua Chang and Wendy Chmielewski, July 2015. Last updated by Theresa Ng'andu '19, August 2016. This finding aid was updated by Wendy E. Chmielewski September 2018.

Creator

Source

Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Find It at the Library

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