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Society of Friends -- War relief and reconstruction

 Subject
Subject Source: Local Authority: Quaker Subject Headings

Found in 29 Collections and/or Records:

American Friends Service Committee Collected Records

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-American Friends Service Committee
Abstract The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) was set up in June 1917 as an outgrowth of and coordination point for the anti-war and relief activities of various bodies of the Religious Society of Friends in the United States.
Dates: 1917-

"The Contribution of the Quakers to the Reconstruction of the Southern States"

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-004
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single typed manuscript of Francis Anscombe's dissertation, written in partial fulfillment of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the department of History and Government at the University of North Carolina. The manuscript includes descriptions of Quakers religious tenents and beliefs about war. It focuses largely on descriptions of Quakers efforts at reconstruction during the antebellum era, particularly in North Carolina and Maryland, and focuses on the...
Dates: 1926

James A. Babbitt photograph album

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-06-002
Scope and Content note This collection includes photographs from WWI Europe. Photographs include those taken on the ship to Europe, at a hospital in France, and at a number of battlefields throughout Europe. This volume includes graphic images of war casualties.
Dates: Undated

Bacon Family papers

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Identifier: HC.MC-1156
Scope and Contents Correspondence, diaries and photographs relating to the 20th-century Quakers Edith Farquhar Bacon and Francis Rogers Bacon, their families, forebears, friends and colleagues.
Dates: 1807-1987

Balderston Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-299
Overview The collection contains correspondence of the family of C. Canby Balderston, a prominent Quaker and businessman. He served with the Friends Relief Service and the Relief Commission for Belgium during WWI and both of his sons, Frederick Emery Balderston and Robert W. Balderston, were COs in WWII, working as ambulance drivers. Frederick E. Balderston (1923-2007) married Judith Braude (1926-1993) in 1949. A significant part of the collection consists of her childhood and college correspondence...
Dates: 1853-1949

Biddle family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-177
Overview This collection contains the papers of Philadelphia Quaker Owen Biddle (1737-1799), his son, Clement Biddle (1778-1856), and numerous descendants. Owen Biddle, a scientist and merchant, was a member of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting and helped in the establishment of Westtown School (1799). Owen Biddle's papers, 1772-1793, (Series 1) include correspondence, and journals, some of which relate to his Revolutionary War activities. Three of his letterbooks, 1778-1779, have been microfilmed. The...
Dates: 1793-1951

Bowles family correspondence

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Identifier: HC.MC-1212
Abstract The Bowles family was deeply involved with Quaker missionary and relief work during the 20th century. In 1900, the Bowles moved to Japan under the auspices of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting and managed the Friends School and established the Tokyo Friends Center. During World War II, the Bowles family moved to Hawaii and worked with war refugees. The Bowles family correspondence consists of correspondence from Gilbert and Minnie Pickett Bowles to their son Gordon Townsend Bowles from 1922 to...
Dates: 1922-1960

Anna S. Cox Brinton family papers

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Identifier: HC.MC-1228
Overview The papers of the family of Anna S. Cox Brinton, a notable Quaker educator, activist and minister. Her family includes Joel and Hannah E. Shipley Bean, the founders of the Beanite branch of Quakerism, as well as Catharine M. Cox Miles, who was active with the American Friends Service Committee in Germany after World War I. Other family members are also included.
Dates: 1825-1960

Addition to Henry J. Cadbury papers

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Identifier: HC.MC-1121-addition
Scope and Contents This collection of materials by and about Henry Cadbury (1883-1974) contains information about his extended family, including the Cadbury, Head, Kaign, Shinn, Warder families consisting of charts and notes. Biographically, there is information on his academic degrees and awards and miscellaneous materials, such as his passports, his certificate of identity as Relief Commissioner for the American Friends Service Committee, ca. 1920, and biographical sketches of him as well as memorial minutes at...
Dates: 1866-1987

Elkinton, Waring family papers

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Identifier: HC.MC-1239
Overview This is the story of multiple generations of the Elkinton and Waring families, but concentrated on two generations: that of Howard West Elkinton (1892-1955) and his wife, Katharine Wistar Mason Elkinton (1892/3-1961) and their daughter, Theodora Elkinton (1927- ) who married Thomas Waring (1921-2001). It is a story of life choices made by these Quakers: for Howard and Katharine Elkinton, to serve under the American Friends Service Committee in Europe after World War I and during World War II...
Dates: 1815-2006