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Episcopal Peace Fellowship Records

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-DG-118

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of administrative records, correspondence, and program reports from the 1940s through the 1970s. This part of the collection has been processed.

Dates

  • 1936-2009
  • Majority of material found within 1936 - 2009

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

None.

Copyright and Rights Information

None.

Historical

The Episcopal Peace Fellowship (EPF), was founded November 1939 as the Episcopal Pacifist Fellowship, an association of pacifist members of the Protestant Episcopal Church. The organization sought to discover and unite pacifists within the church and to influence its membership regarding Christianity and peace. The basis for affiliation was gradually broadened to include "those working for reconciliation" who were not necessarily absolute pacifists; thus the name was changed in 1966 to Episcopal Peace Fellowship. The organization has sponsored educational projects (publications, lectures, workshops, conferences), provided counseling and financial support for conscientious objectors, and has contributed to pacifist projects in other countries. The EPF has been affiliated with the Fellowship of Reconciliation since 1939. John Nevin Sayre was one of the founding members of the organization.

Extent

28 Linear Feet (28 linear ft.)

Overview

The Episcopal Peace Fellowship (EPF), was founded November 1939 as an association of pacifist members of the Protestant Episcopal Church. The organization sought to discover and unite pacifists within the church and to influence its membership regarding Christianity and peace. The EPF has sponsored educational projects (publications, lectures, workshops, conferences), provided counseling and financial support for conscientious objectors, and contributed to pacifist projects in other countries.

Arrangement

Records from the first 30-35 years of the EPF have been processed. Administrative records are contained in boxes 1-4. Correspondence is contained in boxes 4-7; literature and EPF publications are in boxes 7-9; program material and files are in boxes 10-12; box 10 also contains files on other Episcopal social justice organizations; box 13 contains files of the EPF publication, The Witness. Later accessions are unprocessed and significant holdings are listed here in accession number order.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of 1975, John Nevin Sayre, [Acc. 75A-106]; 1978, Dana S. Grubb, [Acc. 78A-023]; 1980, Episcopal Peace Fellowship, [Acc. 80A-082]; 1983, Paul L. Ward, [Acc. 83A-092, Acc. 83A-171] John M. Gessell [Acc. 83A-100], 1985, Dana S. Grubb, [Acc. 85A-070], [Acc. 85A-076]; 1986, Patricia K. Scharf [Acc. 86A-113]; 1987, William Davidson, [Acc. 87A-090]; Bruce M. Brown, [Acc. 87A-115]; 1988 Paul L. Ward, [Acc. 88A-098]; 1989, Episcopal Peace Fellowship, [Acc. 89A-147]; 1990, Paul L. Ward, [Acc. 90A-003]; 1994, Thomas Lee Hayes [Acc. 94A-062]; 1997, Thomas Lee Hayes [Acc. 97A-048], 2010, Episcopal Peace Fellowship [Acc. 10A-030]; 2012, Sara Filipiak [Acc. 2012-063]

Related Materials

John Nevin Sayre Papers (DG 117) [Series A-Correspondence: Ames, Winslow; Boehmer, Peter J.; Davidson, John; Eaton, Eleanor; Jehle, Herbert; Johnston, Mary; Jones, Paul; Lawrence, W. Appleton; Walter, Mitchell; Mygatt, Tracy; Molnar, Enrico and Georgine; Moors, Ethel Paine; Parson, Artley; Piece, Katherine C.; Pierson, Robert L.; Regas, George F.; Russell, William K.; Von Selle, Margaret; Yungblut, John]

Related Materials

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Separated Materials

Photographs; Issues of The Witness and other periodicals; Memorabilia

Legal Status

Copyright to the Episcopal Peace Fellowship records created by the organization has been transferred to the Swarthmore College Peace Collection. Copyright to all other materials is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by SCPC staff. This version of the finding aid was created by Wendy E. Chmielewski in October, 2009. This finding aid was updated by Wendy E. Chmielewski in January 2019.

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