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Norman R. Morrison Memorial Fund Records

 Collection — othertype: CDG-A
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Norman R. Morrison Memorial Fund


Includes correspondence (1965-1966), financial records, reports, newspaper clippings, Friends World College files about the award, and five folders (1965) (primarily receipts for contributions) concerning the Morrison Family Fund.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1965-1968

Language of Material

Materials are in English.

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research without restrictions.

Biographical / Historical

Norman Morrison (1933-1965), a convinced Quaker, became the Executive Secretary of the Baltimore Monthly Meeting (Stony Run) in 1962. Morrison was distraught as the pace of U.S military involvement and the bombing of civilians in Vietnam escalated; he chose to immolate himself in front of the Pentagon on November 2, 1965. In the days immediately following his death, many contributions and inquiries were sent to Baltimore Monthly Meeting of Friends (Stony Run). Contributions were used to set up two different funds: The Norman R. Morrison Memorial Fund, and the Morrison Family Fund. An annual award was made by Friends World College from the Norman R. Morrison Memorial Fund for a stipend to a student or staff member who has "Norman Morrison's commitment to peace and humanity." The Morrison Family Fund was created to provide financial assistance to Norman Morrison's children.


0.42 linear ft. (5 linear in.)

Description rules
Archives, Personal Papers, And Manuscripts (Appm)
Language of description
Script of description

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