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A. Keith and Ruth Smiley slides

 Collection — othertype: PA-161
Identifier: SFHL-PA-161

Scope and Contents

This collection contains slides of: Ruth Smiley's 1952 trip to Quaker sites in England; Keith Smiley's 1973 trip to East and South Africa with view of East Africa Yearly Meeting and projects of Partnership for Productivity in SOuth Africa; and other scenes, mostly Philadelphia area Quaker meetinghouses, as well as some international sites including Cordillera Friends Meeting (Bolivia).


  • Creation: 1952 - 1976


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This collection is available for research use.

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Biographical / Historical

A. Keith Smiley, a member of the Quaker family which owns and manages Lake Mohonk Mountain House, was a board member of the Production for Productivity Foundation from 1969 to its end. He was active in Quaker activities and served as member of the Friends World Committee executive committee and its subcommittee Sharing the World’s Resources. Lake Mohonk Mountain House was established in 1869 by Albert and Alfred Smiley near New Palz, N.Y., and was the site of a special conferences (Lake Mohonk Conferences of Friends of the Indian and Lake Mohonk Conferences on International Arbitration) as well as the regular meeting location for Partnership for Productivity.

Ruth Smiley was a Quaker and advocate for conservation. She was a member of New Paltz Meeting.


.3 cubic ft. (1 box; stored with PA164, and PA165.)

Language of Materials



A. Keith and Ruth Smiley were Quakers active in the Mohonk area. This collection consists of slides they took on their travels to England, Africa, and other sites.

Processing Information

Originally PA 161 Keith Smiley African Slides were processed separately from PA 162 Ruth Smiley slides. In 2019, these two collections were consolidated.

Zoe Peyton Jones
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