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Society of Friends -- War relief and reconstruction

 Subject
Subject Source: Local Authority: Quaker Subject Headings

Found in 29 Collections and/or Records:

New York Friends Service Committee records

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: SFHL-SC-224
Overview The New York Friends Service Committee was established in 1917 following an appeal by New York Yearly Meeting to assist the American Friends Service Committee in its clothing appeal for European war relief. By 1922, the focus had changed to famine relief particularly for Russia, and the Committee was encouraged to work directly through AFSC. This small collection contains minutes, annual reports, and financial records.

Douglas V. and Dorothy M. Steere papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-1174
Abstract Douglas and Dorothy Steere were prominent figures of the Quaker movement in the twentieth century, and deeply committed to the causes of peace and spiritual enrichment. This commitment is evident in their involvement with Quaker-led relief work after World War II, Quaker spiritual retreats, international diplomacy, and Dorothy’s work with the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. Douglas taught philosophy at several institutions including Haverford College, and published extensively on topics in...

Stephen G. Cary collection

 File
Identifier: HC.MC-1320
Overview This collection contains the personal materials of Stephen G. Cary and historical materials collected by Cary about his relatives.

The collection of Beulah Hurley Waring and Alston Waring, New Hope, PA

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-1225
Overview The collection, primarily of correspondence of Quaker Beulah Hurley (1886-) relating principally to her relief work after World War I in Europe and Russia under the auspices of several Friends' groups and the photographs of Quaker P. Alston Waring (1895-1978) taken in Europe, East Asia, California, Central America and mainly in India between 1915 and 1954.

"Service with the War Relocation Authority"

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-092
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume memoir by George L. Townsend, entitled "Service of the War Relocation Authority." The manuscript describes Townsend's recruitment by and work with the War Relocation Authority, a civilian agency established to provide care and services for Japanese Americans moved to Army Relocation Centers. Included is a map of Relocation Centers in the Western United States

Ann Wharton War Relief correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-144
Abstract This collection includes letters written to Anna Wharton regarding her relief efforts for freed slaves and war hospitals during the American Civil War.

Wood family papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-1259
Scope and Contents The collection is divided into six sections: correspondence, committee reports, Quaker tracts and pamphlets, university and college materials, responsible investing materials, and miscellaneous. “Correspondence” includes correspondence to Carolena between 1917-1920. A significant number of letters re addressed to Carolena from female correspondents, as well as from Friends she was personally close with or had financially or otherwise assisted (by procuring employment, housing, or...

World War I Reconstruction and Conscientious Objectors files

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-1249
Scope and Contents This collection consists of card files on World War I conscientious objectors (of all faiths) and on workers and applicants to the Reconstruction Unit program overseen by the Society of Friends in Europe after World War I. There is some overlap between the two--some COs worked in the Reconstruction Unit after World War I. The information is organized in multiple ways, both by names of applicants and by status and location. The type of information reported on the cards varies, but usually...

Elizabeth Biddle Yarnall Refugee Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-256
Overview Elizabeth Biddle Yarnall and her husband, D. Robert Yarnall, were Quakers, active in the American Friends Service Committee relief efforts. They worked with the Quaker center in Vienna, Austria, during the summer of 1938 to help in the emigration of German and Austrian Jews. The collection contains correspondence concerning their work with refugees and letters from refugees asking for assistance, especially the musician and composers Karl Weigl and his wife, Vally, who emigrated in October...