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New York Friends Group Records

Identifier: SCPC-DG-198

Scope and Contents

The collection contains administrative records, financial records, correspondence, files on programs and organizations sponsored by the New York Friends Group.


  • Creation: 1958-1997


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

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A funding agency supported by members of the Religious Society of Friends, which granted financial aid to U.S. peace and antinuclear groups. The New York Friends Group was primarily organized and run by activist Doris Shamleffer. Peace activist and Quaker Robert Gilmore served as NYFG president.


9 linear ft. (9 Boxes)


A funding agency for U.S. peace and antinuclear groups, organized and run by activist Doris Shamleffer.


This collection is unprocessed. Below is a list of the material removed from the Robert Gilmore Papers (1 box) and material received in Accession 98A-006 (8 boxes).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Doris Shamleffer, 1998 [Acc. 98A-006]; other material from the Robert Gilmore Papers.

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Legal Status

Copyright to the New York Friends Group 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 is unprocessed; finding aid was prepared by Peace Collection staff members, Jean Turner and Wendy E. Chmielewski, in July 2009.

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