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Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. Civil Liberties Committee


Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Records: Coordinating Committee on Civil Liberties (1954-1964)

 Collection — othertype: SW/Phy/720
Identifier: QM-Phy-720

A Coordinating Committee on Civil Liberties was appointed by both PYM in 1954. The following year, the reunited Yearly Meeting approved the creation of a regular Committee on Civil Liberties "to activate anew our ancient testimony."

Dates: 1956-1959

William Jeanes Memorial Library Controversy Papers

Identifier: SFHL-RG5-083
Overview Mary Knowles (b. 1910), a librarian at the William Jeanes Memorial Library in Plymouth, Pennsylvania, and Plymouth Monthly Meeting were the center of a “Red Scare” controversy in 1953-56 when Mrs. Knowles was accused of being a member of the Communist Party. Mary Knowles had pleaded the Fifth Amendment in 1953 before the Jenner Committee (Senate Internal Security Subcommittee) regarding her employment as secretary at the Samuel Adams School in Boston Mass. When she refused to take the...
Dates: 1939-1961 [bulk 1953-1960]

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Church controversies -- Society of Friends 1
Plymouth Meeting (Pa.) 1
Quakers -- Pennsylvania -- Plymouth Meeting 1
Society of Friends -- Delaware 1
Society of Friends -- Maryland 1