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American Friends Service Committee

 Organization

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

Rebecca Timbres Clark Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-026
Overview Rebecca Timbres Clark (1896-2000) was a Quaker nurse and social worker. She and her first husband, Harry Garland Timbres (1899-1937), performed relief work under the auspices of the AFSC in Eastern Europe in 1921-22 and worked with Rabindranath Tagore in Bengal, India, in 1931-34. In 1936-1937, the couple worked in the malaria unit in Soviet Russia. After Harry Timbres' death, Rebecca returned to the U.S. She married Edgar Sydenham Clark (1885-1961) on July 2, 1943, and the couple moved to...
Dates: 1853-1999 [bulk 1920-1990]

Leonard Stout Kenworthy diary

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-039
Overview Leonard Stout Kenworthy's "Quaker Berlin Diary" describes his experiences in Germany during World War II working with German Quakers to assist unaffiliated German Jews to leave Germany.
Dates: 1940-1941

Emma Chandler MacClelland Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-094
Overview Emma Chandler MacClelland was a Quaker who was involved in relief work in France during World War I with the American Friends Service Committee. She was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania, in 1895, and married Lee H. MacClelland after her return from France. She was a member of Reading Monthly Meeting at the time of her death in 1965. The collection contains correspondence of Emma Chandler MacClelland during the period, 1918-1919, in which she did relief work in France. Details her activities...
Dates: 1918-1919

Gilbert MacMaster papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-1016
Overview Gilbert MacMaster (1869-1967), a Quaker, was involved in charitable work in post-World War II Europe. The papers include his letters, photographs, and diary, which covers his and Margarethe Lachmund's (his wife) 30 years of service (1920-1950) with the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) child feeding mission in Germany, after World War I, as head of the Friends Center in Hamburg, during Hitler's rise to power, and as American Friends' representative in Basel, Switzerland, during World...
Dates: 1901-1968

Josiah P. Marvel scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-04-017
Overview The scrapbook of Josiah P. Marvel includes Nazi documents, such as certificates and letters, from Marvel's time in occupied France during the summer of 1940, while travelling to and from Paris in service to the American Friends Service Committee. Documents include permissions from Nazi commanders in France, as well as The Hague and Brussels. Also included is a map of the location of prison camps, clothing lists, and a printed booklet on the National Work for Infants.
Dates: 1940-1941

Thomas C. Potts correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-950-150
Overview This collection is comprised of the personal correspondence of Thomas C. Potts. Many of the letters are written from Potts to Ethel, his wife, while he was traveling with the American Friends Service Committee in 1920.
Dates: 1920

Rhoads family papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-107
Abstract This collection includes letters written by J. Edgar Rhoads to his family while he was in Germany administering war relief after WWI. Also included are the diaries of his grandfather, Jonathan E. Rhoads, from 1908-1910. These provide a record of daily appointments and expenses.
Dates: 1908-1920

Agnes Tierney papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-950-171
Overview This collection is comprised of two folders of the papers of Agnes Tierney, related to her time working with the American Friends Service Committee, especially in Germany. The majority of the collection is composed of Tierney's correspondence while in Germany, but the collection also includes pamphlets, notes, and extracts of meeting minutes.
Dates: 1922-1928

Harry Timbres and Rebecca Timbres Clark papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-950-172
Overview This collection consists of the papers of Harry Garland Timbres and Rebecca Timbres Clark.
Dates: 1936-1937

Ernest Votaw Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-154
Overview Ernest Votaw (1894-1988) was the Quaker administrator of a child feeding program in Germany in 1919-1922. The collection contains reports and related materials (some in German) of the Friends Feeding Mission, 1910-1923, other activities of the American Friends Service Committee, and reference material collected by Ernest Votaw in post-war Germany concerning jail conditions and other social problems. The collection also includes a small amount of correspondence and four articles written by...
Dates: 1913-1929