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Ruthanna M. Simms correspondence

Identifier: HC.MC-950-262

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of letters written in response to a letter by Ruthanna Simms on the subject of the contribution of Christian college students to greater society. All of the letters, including Simms's, were written within a span of three weeks between end of February and beginning of March 1926. The majority of correspondents are officials at Quaker secondary schools and colleges. They proivde a variety of answers to the question Simms posed.


  • Creation: 1926-02-26 - 1926-03-10

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17)

Biographical note

Ruthanna Mary Simms, born in 1880, was a Quaker involved in the administration of Five Years Meeting of Friends, Board of Home Missions, Richmond, Indiana, acting as executive secretary at the time of the creation of this collection. In addition to the work she did with education, she had some involvement with Quaker interactions with Native Americans. She published an account of the Quaker work in Oklahoma and wrote a manuscript on the interactions between Quakers and the Osage. Citation for book: Simms, Ruthanna M. As Long As the Sun Gives Light; An Account of Friends' Work with American Indians in Oklahoma from 1917 to 1967. [Richmond, Ind.]: Associated Executive Committee of Friends on Indian Affairs; [distributed by Friends Book and Supply House], 1970.


.01 linear ft. (1 folder)

Language of Materials



Set of letters from 1926 exploring how Christian college students can contribute to a larger society.


Arranged chronologically



Related Materials

HC.MC-950-303 Essays, sermons, and lectures MC 950-303 includes a manuscript attributed to Ruthanna Simms, "Friends and the Osages", Undated

Processing Information

Processed by Lilian Sweeney, completed September 2020

Ruthanna M. Simms correspondence
Lilian Sweeney
September, 2020
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