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Social service -- Religious aspects -- Society of Friends

 Subject
Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:

Collection of Papers on the VISA Program in Tanganyika

 Collection
Identifier: FHL-RG5-321
Overview Collection of correspondence, reports, reminiscences, newsletters, and other memorabilia fo participants in the VISA Program in Tanganyika in 1961-1963.

Margaret H. Collins Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-266
Overview Margaret Hill Collins, a member of the Society of Friends, was an advocate for integrated housing in the Philadelphia suburbs. These papers include her writings and poetry, personal correspondence, and the records of the Community Support Corporation. The latter was a small nonprofit that remodeled and resold homes in low income communities in Delaware County, Pa. It was established in the mid 1970s and was headquartered on Jackson Street in Media.

Committee on Economic Problems Records

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Identifier: QM-Phy-730
Overview The Committee on Economic Problems was appointed in 1937 to cooperate with the Social Order Committee of the Arch Street Yearly Meeting. Clair Wilcox, a Quaker professor of Economics at Swarthmore College was the first Chair. The Committee was interested in a variety of related issues, including industrial relations, unemployment, and economic and social research.

Friends Council for International Service Collected Records

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Identifier: SCPC-CDG-B-Great Britain-Friends Council for International Service
Abstract Printed materials, including printed correspondence, pamphlets, and annual reports (1921-1928).

Friends' Emergency and War Victims' Relief Committee Collected Records

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Identifier: SCPC-CDG-B-Great Britain-Friends Emergency and War Victims
Abstract Printed materials, including printed correspondence, pamphlets, and reports.

Elizabeth Gurney Fry collection

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-044
Abstract This collection includes letters of Elizabeth Fry, both original and photocopies. The letters cover a wide range of subjects, from personal news to prison reform. Her correspondence is particularly concerned with education and religious instruction of prisoners, and the treatment of women and children prisoners. One letter describes the philosophy of Quaker marriages. Most of the recipients are unnamed. Also included are several letters of Joseph Fry, passes to visit Newgate prison, and...

Hadassah M. L. (Hadassah Moore Leeds) Holcombe Diaries

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-063
Overview Hadassah M.L. Holcombe (1891-1978) was a Quaker educator who was a co-founder of the Friends Council of Education and served as Secretary of the Friends General Conference and Chairman of the Committee on Education of the Friends World Conference. Hadassah Holcombe taught mathematics at the Germantown Friends School for ten years, and, in addition to her other activities, served on the Boards of Swarthmore College, Antioch, George School, Sidwell Friends, and Haverford College. The collection...

Robert Hoopes Maris Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-097
Overview Robert Hoopes Maris (1890-1975) was a Quaker dentist who served with the American Friends Service Committee in France after World War I.. The collection contains chiefly correspondence with his family written while Maris was serving as a dentist with American Friends Service Committee in France after World War I. Also a photograph album and other papers.

Peace and Concerns Standing Committee, the Associate Secretary, and the Coordinating Committee for Testimonies & Concerns of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Records

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Identifier: QM-Phy-701
Overview In 1974, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting was restructured: three Coordinating Committees were each given oversight of the committees and programs under its care. The Coordinating Committee II, more frequently referred to as CC-2, had general responsibility for Testimonies and Concerns. In 1998, a system of standing committees replaced the three Coordinating Committees within Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. The Peace and Concerns Standing Committee assumed responsibility for many of the programs that...

Karen A. Reixach Prison Reform Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-258
Overview Contains correspondence, minutes, and other papers concerning Karen A. Reixach's work with Quaker meetings at Auburn Prison and Attica Prison in New York State, 1974-1986. A member of Rochester Monthly Meeting, she was active in prison reform and Quaker outreach to prisoners. She served on the Rochester Monthly Meeting and New York Yearly Meetings Prison Committees and as clerk of the Oversight Committee at Attica Prison.