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World War, 1939-1945

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 26 Collections and/or Records:

American Friends Service Committee photographs

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-PA-211
Overview This collection consists of miscellaneous photographs, collected over time from various sources, documenting the American Friends Service Committee and its projects. Post-World War I and post-World War II and Vietnam War relief work are well documented, and there are also photographs of AFSC work in the United States, Africa, other parts of Asia, and the Middle East.

Constance Applebee papers

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Identifier: BMC-1981-58
Overview Constance Applebee introduced the sport of field hockey to the US and was for many years the director of physical education at Bryn Mawr College. Her papers occupy ten boxes and contain miscellaneous correspondence, memorabilia, sports programs, and publications that probably belonged to her

Iwao Frederick Ayusawa papers

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Identifier: HC.MC-969
Abstract Iwao Frederick Ayusawa (1894-1972) spent much of his life working with the International Labor Organization, and later on the faculty of the International Christian University in Japan. The collection consists primarily of personal letters, speaking of his belief in pacifism and his work in Geneva and Japan.

Bowles family correspondence

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Identifier: HC.MC-1212
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...

Erica Brooks commonplace books

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-03-055
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the five volumes of commonplace books of Erica May Brooks. The majority of the volumes are composed of poems about nature, history, family, friendship, and WWII, and includes both copied poem and originals written by Brooks.

Lucy Evans Chew diaries and papers

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Identifier: BMC-M90
Overview Lucy Evans Chew graduated from Bryn Mawr College in 1918. Shortly after her graduation, she married Samuel Chew, an English professor at Bryn Mawr. For the majority of their married life, the Chews remained in the area surrounding Bryn Mawr. The Lucy Evans Chew Collection is primarily comprised of 58 volumes of her diaries from the years from 1920 to 1968. The diaries include descriptions of her daily life, her association with the college, her travels, and her reflections on her life.

Samuel Cooper papers

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-11-008
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of five folders of materials related to Samuel Cooper's conscientious objection to WWII. The collection includes Cooper's correspondence with political leaders, court officials, organizations for religious objection, and his family members in the months leading to the war, during the period of his arrest and imprisonment, and for the remainder of the war.

Correspondence of Allen Grover and Earl M. Freligh; Correspondence of Allen Grover and Josiah Marvel

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Identifier: HC.MC-830
Overview Correspondence, 1941-1945, between Allen Grover (ca. 1903-ca. 1996) and Earl M. Freligh (1917-2005), the former on the staff of Time Magazine, the latter an ambulance driver for the American Field Service in Italy and North Africa during World War II. A second accession is the correspondence, 1940-1948, between Allen Grover and Josiah Marvel (1896-1959) relating particularly to his relief work in France in 1940.

Elkinton, Waring family papers

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Identifier: HC.MC-1239
Overview This is the story of multiple generations of the Elkinton and Waring families, but concentrated on two generations: that of Howard West Elkinton (1892-1955) and his wife, Katharine Wistar Mason Elkinton (1892/3-1961) and their daughter, Theodora Elkinton (1927- ) who married Thomas Waring (1921-2001). It is a story of life choices made by these Quakers: for Howard and Katharine Elkinton, to serve under the American Friends Service Committee in Europe after World War I and during World War II...

Fritz and Karoline Solmitz papers + ?

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Identifier: BMC-M94
Overview Fritz Solmitz (1893-1933) was an early and outspoken leader in the opposition to Nazism, an editor of a Social Democratic newspaper in Lübeck and a member of the City council. Because of his active opposition to the Nazis, and probably because he was a Jew, he died of mistreatment in a German prison shortly after Hitler came to power. Karoline Somitz (1893-1966) was, like her husband, active in civic affairs. Much of the collection contains letters and photographs, some translated from German.