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Harold Chance journals, reports, and evaluation of Friends Peace Service work

 Collection — othertype: SC-195
Identifier: SFHL-SC-195


Journals, reports, and surveys written by Harold Chance documenting his visits to and continuing relationships as an AFSC staff member with Evangelical Friends meetings, mostly in the western United States. The collection includes nine journals, 1949-1956, Friends Peace Service evaluation surveys, 1956 & n.d., and a number of miscellaneous reports to Friends Peace Service Council. Among the former is a report on the Second American Conference of Evangelical Friends (1950) and one on the Student Conference on Peace and International Relations (1955).


  • Creation: 1949-1961


Restrictions on Access

This collection is available for research use.

Biographical / Historical

Harold J. Chance was the Director of Friends Peace Service of the American Friends Service Committee from 1943 to 1962. The son of John and Mabel Wood Chance of Hardin County, Iowa, Harold married Wannitta Allee in Oskaloosa in 1924. After his retirement, Chance moved to Florida where he died in 1975.


.1 linear ft. (.1 linear feet (3 folders.))

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Ownership and Custodial History

Given to Friends Historical Library by J. Passmore Elkinton with the permission of Harold Chance.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--J. Passmore Elkinton. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--1950 & n.d.

Description rules
Archives, Personal Papers, And Manuscripts (Appm)
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