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Valda Sauter letter

Identifier: HC.MC-950-210

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a letter written by Valda Sauter to John Cary, in which she articulates that she does not feel that the American Friends Service Committee is disseminating enough information on Quakerism in Germany.


  • Creation: 1955


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Biographical / Historical

John Cary was born in Baltimore on Oct. 28, 1923. He moved to Berlin, Germany in 1930 with his family, including younger sister Ellen, when his father was asked by the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and German Quakers to act as Secretary of the International Quaker Bureau which sought to assist German Jews. Returning to Baltimore in 1935, he attended Baltimore Friends School. He graduated from the George School in 1941 and entered Haverford College, just in time for Pearl Harbor and the draft. His Quaker beliefs and ideals led him to seek successfully conscientious objector (CO) status. In 1946, he returned to Haverford, finished his degree in German and then went on to take a doctorate at Johns Hopkins. In 1951, just before finishing the degree, he met and married Catharine Brinton, with whom he had four children. He taught German at Haverford Colege for 37 years. He died in 2016.


0.005 linear ft. (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection contains a letter written by Valda Sauter to John Cary.


This collection is arranged in a single folder.

Processing Information

Processed by Alexandra Stern, completed March, 2019.

Valda Sauter letter
Alexandra Stern
March, 2019
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