Social service -- Religious aspects -- Society of Friends
Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Records: Social Order Committee and its predecessors (1917-1969)
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Records: Social Service Committee (1936-1964)
The Social Service Committee was appointed in 1936, continuing the work of the Committee on Philanthropic Labor of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (Hicksite). Primarily educational in nature, its work included providing information to local Quaker meetings on social service issues. The Committee was renamed the Committee on Social Welfare in 1964.
Karen A. Reixach Prison Reform Papers
Contains correspondence, minutes, and other papers concerning Karen A. Reixach's work with Quaker meetings at Auburn Prison and Attica Prison in New York State, 1974-1986. A member of Rochester Monthly Meeting, she was active in prison reform and Quaker outreach to prisoners. She served on the Rochester Monthly Meeting and New York Yearly Meetings Prison Committees and as clerk of the Oversight Committee at Attica Prison.
David S. and Mary W. Richie Papers
David S. Richie (1908-2005) spent his life devoted to public service, particularly in the areas of work camps and cooperatives. A birthright Quaker, he served as Secretary of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Social Order Committee from 1939–1973 and was president of the Board of Friends Housing, Inc. He also was involved with the American Friends Service Committee and other organizations. These papers are divided into correspondence, writings, and topical files as assembled by Richie.
Charles M. Tatum. American Friends Service Committee Coal Relief Papers
Charles M. Tatum photographs of American Friends Service Committee Coal Relief
The President’s Committee on Unemployment Relief and the Federal Children’s Bureau requested that the American Friends Service Committee provide relief for the children of unemployed mine workers in the poverty stricken bituminous coal fields in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Kentucky, Tennessee, Illinois, and West Virginia during the winter of 1931-1932. Charles Maris Tatum worked in West Virginia and Kentucky for the AFSC Coal Relief mission from 1931-1933.