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Friends National Peace Committee Collected Records

Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Friends National Peace Committee

Scope and Contents

The collection is made up mostly of correspondence to and from Henry Cadbury.


  • Creation: 1915-1917


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Use


Historical note

A conference was called of all sectors of the Religious Society of Friends at Winona Lake (Indiana) in the summer of 1915. The group that attended formed the Friends National Peace Committee, which by 1917 had become the American Friends Service Committee. Henry J. Cadbury was Chair of the Executive Committee, whose main work was attempts to keep the U.S. out of the European war and a promotion of good-will to all. This was done through letter-writing as well as the advertisement in many newspapers of "A Message from the Religious Society of Friends..."


0.21 linear ft. (2.5 linear in.)


A short-lived Quaker organization that promoted peace during World War I.

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Custodial History

The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is not the official repository for the records of this organization.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquisitions information is unknown.

Separated Materials

Photo of FNPC conference in Winona, Indiana (1915) removed to Photograph Collection. "A Message from the Religious Society of Friends..." removed to Oversize Newspaper Ads and Oversize Documents.

Legal Status

Copyright in this collection may have been transferred to the Swarthmore College Peace Collection or may have been retained by the creators/authors (or their descendants), as stipulated by United States copyright law. Please contact the SCPC Curator for further information.

Processing Information

Processed by Anne M. Yoder (Archivist), April 2017.

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