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Society of Friends collected peace materials : [microform]

 Collection — othertype: Reel 83.1
Identifier: SCPC-Reel-83.1


Bulk of the collection is in printed or mimeographed form, with some typed or photocopied items also present. Included are pamphlets, tracts, leaflets, articles and reprints, reports, speeches, statements, form letters, announcements and papers relating to conferences and other meetings, and clippings. The collection was microfilmed in 1979. In 2003, a large amount of material duplicated elsewhere in the Peace Collection was removed, so that the material in the boxes no longer corresponds to the material on the microfilm. Primary source material was transferred to the appropriate record group in Friends Historical Library. Primary source material on the microfilm includes: minutes and reports (1887-1915) of the Whitewater (Indiana) Quarterly Meeting Peace Committee; correspondence (1897-1900) of William Wood, chairman of the Baltimore Yearly Meeting Committee on Peace and Arbitration; correspondence and form letters (1916-1931) of Edward Thomas, chairman of the New York Yearly Meeting Peace Committee; and minutes (1921-1922) of the Friends International Disarmament Council.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1827-1983

Biographical / Historical

Collection is a variety of materials relating to the peace activities and concerns of the Society of Friends in the United States. Materials from the monthly, quarterly and yearly meetings throughout the U.S. are included, together with items issued by various Quaker committee and organizations.


5 reels (5 reels of microfilm.)

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Bibliographic References

Guide to the Swarthmore College Peace Collection, 2nd ed., p. 65.

General Note

Microfilm reproduction of originals in: Swarthmore College Peace Collection; available on microfilm (5 reels; 35 mm.) on interlibrary loan from the Swarthmore College Peace Collection.

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