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Rosalie Regen family photographs

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-PA-058

Scope and Contents

This collection is part of Rosalie Regen papers, RG5/166. This collection contains an album of the Regens' travel as well as various family photographs, both in black and white and in color. The photographs are in small folders labelled by event or category.

Dates

  • 1934 - 1993

Creator

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

This collection is available for research use.

Copyright and Rights Information

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Biographical / Historical

Rosalie Stork Regen (1909-1993) was a Quaker author and playwright who joined the Rahway and Plainfield Monthly Meeting in 1941. She was the daughter of Charles Wharton Stork and Elisabeth "Lisl" von Pausinger Stork. Rosalie went to Germantown Friends School and Radcliffe College, graduating with honors in English Literature in 1931. She then went to New York City where she worked in publishing before meeting and marrying Curt Regen, who worked for an insurance firm. They had three children, Richard, Barbara and Deborah Regen. Two grandchildren, Peter Regen and Jeffrey Regen, graduated from Swarthmore College in 1989 and 1991, respectively.

The Regens settled in New Jersey and were active members of the Rahway and Plainfield Monthly Meeting. Rosalie was active in Ministry and Oversight, Peace & Service and the Religious Education committees at Plainfield and served as chair of the New York Yearly Meeting Religious Education Committee. Curt was a member of the Board of The McCutchen, the Yearly Meeting Friends Home.

Rosalie wrote many stories, poems and plays for her own children and for Quaker children around the world. She was greatly involved with the First-day School at Plainfield MM and her plays were often put on by the children there and at Yearly Meeting at Silver Bay.

A collection of one-act plays entitled Peaceful Heroes was published by Friends General Conference in 1962. Other publications include Forever in Joy, a book of poetry published in 1974; I was a Problem Daughter, You were a Problem Mother, an autobiographical novel published in 1988; Peaceful Heroes II published in 1988; and The Joy of Death, written after the death of Curt Regen.

Curt and Rosalie were also active in visitation and traveled to minister to Friends all over the world. They took extensive slides, which were often shown at Silver Bay.

Extent

.57 Cubic Feet (2 boxes)

Language

English

Overview

Rosalie Stork Regen (1909-1993) was a Quaker author and playwright who joined the Rahway and Plainfield Monthly Meeting in 1941. She was the daughter of Charles Wharton Stork and Elisabeth von Pausinger Stork. An active member of the Society of Friends, Rosalie taught First Day School and visited Quakers all over the world. The collection includes journals kept continuously from 1936 to the time of her death in 1993. She also maintained a prodigious correspondence with family and friends. This collection contains an album of the Regens' travel as well as various family photographs, both in black and white and in color.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in one album and a variety of envelopes. The envelopes are labelled with the event the photographs are related to.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the children of Rosalie Regen: Richard Wharton Regen, Barbara Regen Claffie, Deborah Fisher Regen, 1993; Accession number: 93.15. Part of Rosalie Regen Papers, RG5/166.

Related Materials

See also Rosalie and Curt Regen Slide Collection, SFHL-PA-53.

Separated Materials

This collection was removed from Rosalie Regen Papers, RG5/166.
Author
Zoe Peyton Jones
Date
2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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