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Levi Hollingsworth Wood was born August 14, 1873 at Mt. Kisco, N.Y., the son of James and Emily (Hollingsworth) Wood. His sister was Carolena M. Wood (1871-1936). He was a graduate of Haverford College (1892-1896) and Columbia University Law School (1896-1899). He practiced law in New York City at the firm Kirby & Wood). In 1915 he married Helen Underhill, who died Jan. 30, 1924. They had one son, James Wood. Wood later married Martha Speakman (d. 1977). Wood died July 21, 1956, at Mt. Kisco, N.Y., at the age of eighty-two. For much of his life, L. Hollingsworth Wood worked actively in the areas of peace, civil rights, African American education, and Quaker education.
A partial list of organizations and committees which Wood began work with before 1920 includes Young Friends, Hope Day Nursery for Colored Children, New York Colored Mission, Joint Committee on Peace of the two New York Yearly Meetings, Penn School (St. Helena Island, S.C.), Central Bureau of Colored Fresh Air Agencies, North American Civic League for Immigrants, National League for the Protection of Colored Women, National Urban League, Whittier Fellowship Guest House, Five Years Meeting, Camp Fire Girls, Peace Association of Friends in America, American League to Limit Armaments, American Union Against Militarism, Friends Ambulance Unit, Association for the Study of Negro Life and History and Fisk University.
Wood was a founding member of the American Civil Liberties Union, the American Friends Service Committee, and the National Urban League. In addition, he served as president of the Urban League for 26 years. In 1917 Wood was elected to the Board of Trustees of Fisk University and was vice chairman of the Board at the time of his death in 1956. He was a member of the Board of Managers of Haverford College for over forty years.
During the years prior to America's entrance into WWI, Wood was part of an active group of pacifists seeking to counter the growing military spirit sweeping the country. The American League to Limit Armaments and its successor, the American Union Against Militarism were direct forerunners of the ACLU. In 1920 Wood was elected a member of the American Commission on Conditions in Ireland, which held hearings to investigate the escalating conflict between England and Ireland. A member of the Board of the International Rescue Committee, Wood served as chairman in the 1940s and 1950s.
Wood was also very active in Quaker concerns, especially in the areas of peace, Friends education, and in promoting cooperation between Friends of different backgrounds and branches. He was the American correspondent to the London Friend and a member of the Peace Association of Friends in America. Wood was a guiding force behind the Joint Committee on Peace of the two New York Yearly Meetings, which sponsored a Peace Conference of all branches of Friends in 1910. The Joint Peace Committee of the Associated American Yearly Meetings was a direct result of this conference.
Wood was also very active in the Young Friends movement and with Five Years Meeting, helping to organize the latter's Meeting of 1917. He served on committees planning the Friends World Conferences of 1920 and 1937. Wood was also clerk of New York Yearly Meeting from 1926-1931.
Sources for above: Dictionary of Quaker Biography; NY Times obit. July 23, 1956; LHW papers; "The National Urban League, 19101940" by Nancy J. Weiss (New York : Oxford University Press, 1974) [E185.5.N33 W44]; "In defense of American liberties: a history of the ACLU" by Samuel Walker (New York : Oxford University Press, 1990) [JC599.U5 W28 1990].
Correspondence, memoranda, minutes, reports, lists, press releases, transcripts, notes, photographs, clippings, drafts of articles and speeches, financial and legal papers, brochures, pamphlets and other printed items, account books and other papers. Primarily correspondence and other papers related to the many activities Wood was involved in.
The collection documents Wood's involvement in various charitable and educational organizations. Wood was frequently on the board of these organizations, and frequently involved with the financial aspects of the organization. Organizations within the collection are in alphabetical order, with information on each organization provided at the series level. The materials found here represent many of the major issues of the early 20th century.
Wood's correspondents included Jane Addams, Roger N. Baldwin, Ruth Standish Baldwin, W. E. B. DuBois, Hollis B. Frissell, Luther H. Gulick, George Edmund Haynes, Eugene Kinckle Jones, Fayette A. McKenzie, Robert R. Moton, Norman Thomas, Oswald Garrison Villard, Booker T. Washington, Margaret Washington and Carter G. Woodson, as well as many prominent Friends, including Joseph Allen Baker [Quaker?], Joshua L. Barton, Raymond Binford, Gilbert Bowles, Phillips Bradley, Henry J. Cadbury, Francis R. Cope, James G. Douglas, Anna Griscom Elkinton, J. Passmore Elkinton, John T. Emlen, Lewis Lyndon Hobbs, Allen D. Hole, William I. Hull, Rufus M. Jones, Thomas Elsa Jones, S. Edgar Nicholson, Elbert Russell, Alfred G. Scattergood, Anna Braithwaite Thomas, Wilbur K. Thomas, Benjamin F. Trueblood, George A. Walton, J. Barnard Walton, Gilbert White, Carolena M. Wood, Walter C. Woodward, Stanley R. Yarnall and many others.
Wood's papers are, for the most part, arranged according to his filing system. They are arranged alphabetically by organization, institution, committee, etc. Within each of the above, folders are generally arranged by type (correspondence, minutes, financial, etc.) and chronologically within each folder, generally with the most recent dates at the front of the folder. In most cases, correspondence files included both original incoming letters to Wood and copies of his outgoing letters filed together in one chronological series. This order has been preserved. In many cases, Wood has put related letters and papers together. This arrangement has been kept, and is indicated by the presence of folded paper strips as replacements for the original staples and paper clips.
Most folder titles are supplied from Wood's original folders (these appear in the finding aid within quotation marks). When a folder title was lacking, incomplete or inadequate, one has been supplied.
Original processing information unknown. Rehoused and updated October, 2021 by Ella Culton.
A glass negative of a sequoia tree named "Haverford" has been removed to 812.
- American Civil Liberties Union
- American Friends Service Committee
- National Urban League
- Haverford College
- Fisk University
- American Commission on Conditions in Ireland
- Friends Ambulance Unit
- Friends World Conference
- Happy Grove School (Hectors River, Jamaica)
- New York Colored Mission
- Philadelphia Young Friends' Association
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The American Civil Liberties Union was founded in 1920 "to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States" according to their website. Letters, memoranda, also some printed items, including ACLU publication "The Free and the Brave: a Letter to the House Un-American Activities Committee on the MundtNixon Bill" by Zechariah Chafee, Jr. Correspondence of Wood with ACLU, but mostly general letters from ACLU to members giving positions of ACLU (Wood listed on letterhead as member of National Committee); letter of Nov. 19, 1952 from B. W. Huebsch to Wood concerning membership renewal acknowledges Wood as a founding member.
Hon. Ralph Gamble, ACLU Nominating Committee, ACLU, Patrick Malin, Dr. Ferdinana Q. Blanchard, George E. Rundquist, Zechariah Chafee Jr., Civil Liberties Publication, John Haynes Holmes, ALCU Board of Directors, JV Watson, ACLU Stock-taking Committee, memoranda, also some printed items, including ACLU publication "The Free and the Brave: a Letter to the House Un-American Activities Committee on the MundtNixon Bill" by Zechariah Chafee, Jr.
Correspondence with and between AFSC and British Friends relief committee related to Friends relief activities in Ireland, putting together volunteers for a Friends Relief Unit. Includes references to Friends work in Russia (Wilbur K. Thomas's letters). Wood listed as member of National Council of A.C.R.I. in list of members and appears on letterhead as member of Executive Committee.
Primarily invitations and RSVPs to a "Citizens' Mass Meeting to be held at the Academy of Music, on Tuesday, January 21, 1919, ..., to hear Mr. Lincoln Colcord, formerly Washington correspondent of the Philadelphia Ledger, Rev. Norman M. Thomas, Editor of the World Tomorrow, Professor Lovejoy Elliott, and other speakers."" James A. Norton, James G Douglas, American Friends Service Committee, Wilbur K Thomas, [Elizan?] Cope, John J MacDonald, Edith McEllis, Henry Stabler, Oren B Wilbur, CJ France, Sarah Taylor Rogers, R. Ernest Neave, Lewis S [Harriett?], Frederic Taylor, WJA Maloney,
American Committee for Relief in Ireland National Council, Richard Campbell, James A Healy, Captain Lucey, Samuel D McCoy, Samuel Graveson, ACRI Publicity Department
Primarily invitations and RSVPs to a "Citizens' Mass Meeting to be held at the Academy of Music, on Tuesday, January 21, 1919, ..., to hear Mr. Lincoln Colcord, formerly Washington correspondent of the Philadelphia Ledger, Rev. Norman M. Thomas, Editor of the World Tomorrow, Professor Lovejoy Elliott, and other speakers." Letterhead lists Henry Goddard Leach as Chairman and Wood as Secretary of the "American Council on Ireland."
Correspondence related to Citizens' Mass Meeting: Anna N Davis, Mary G Manahan, William H Ketler, [SR MKrifty?], HT Henry, Robert von Moschzisker, S Davis Page, Dr. Wilmer Krusen, Rev. Herman Andree, Richard Weglein, EJ Stotesbury, N Wiley Thomas, Ellwood R Kirby, Rev AJ Bishop, Royal Council of Italy, WP Barba, Owen R Lovejoy, George W Nasmyth, Charles T. Hallinan
Wood was invited by "The Nation" [telegram, Sept. 9, 1920] to "serve as member nonpartisan committee of representative Americans with power to add to their number who shall designate a select commission to sit at Washington ... for impartial investigation of reported atrocities in Ireland regarding which the British Ambassador and Professor DeValera and others shall be invited to submit evidence."
From this "Committee of One Hundred" a small commission was elected which held six hearings in Washington, D.C. Nov. 1920 Jan. 1921. Wood, Jane Addams, James H. Maurer, David I. Walsh and Frederic C. Howe were the original commissioners. Oliver P. Newman, George W. Norris, Norman Thomas and C. L. Knight were later added to the Commission.
Witnesses were invited to come and testify, the Commission paying expenses. The Commission was an unofficial body it lacked subpoena powers or legal standing. Because the Commission had great difficulty in finding anyone willing to testify representing the British point of view (in large part because many saw the Commission's actions as interference in an internal matter), the report and activities of the Commission were considered biased and controversial in many quarters.
Topics include arrangements for witnesses' visits, financial matters, August 1921 efforts to extend truce between Ireland and Britain from 48 hours to 28 days, letters sent to Lloyd George and Eamon DeValera from prominent persons in support of truce, Anglo-Irish treaty and its aftereffects.
Jane Addams, General Food Products Co., Albert S Rogers, James Douglas, Cosmos Club, William MacDonald (Secretary to ACCI), Norman Thomas, Committee on Banking and Credit of All American Farmer-Labor Cooperative Commission, A Morris Carey, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, American Commission on Conditions in Ireland Uptown Office, JC [Hopkin?], The Nation, Edward Hodgkin
RW France, AS Rogers, Edith Ellis, Helen Black, Jane Addams, William MacDonald, John D Barry, R Ernest Neave, Frederic C Howe, Committee on Banking and Credit of All American Farmer-Labor Cooperative Commission
Mia Cranwill, Cosmos Club, George L Fox, David I Walsh, RW France, Jane Addams, Oswald Garrison Villard (The Nation), Jane Addams, Lynn J Frazier (Governor of South Dakota), [John?] JC Shelly, Ed P Smith Mayor, JH Walker, George W Coleman, James M Graham, W Perry Kissick, Basil M Manly, John H Barlow, [Jno] W Boston, Mary Mc[Sevy]
George L Fox, Basil W Manly, J Howard Branson (Whittier Center), Arnold Rowntree, JC [Hogk?], John H Barlow, RW France, Hubert W. Peet (Central Literature Council of the Society of Friends), Ernest E Taylor, Henry J Cadbury, William [Rlualter?], William MacDonald, Conference on Democratic Control of the Railroads, Frederic C Howe
Mia Cranwill, Members of the Commission of One Hundred, Major OP Newman, Albert F Coyle, Oswald Garrison Villard, Hon. Thomas E Watson, Irish Agricultural Organisation Society, EJ Doheney Esq.
Padraic H Pearse Council of the American Association for the Recognition of the Irish Republic, Irish Industries Depot, RW France, Thornton Butterworth, All American Cooperative Commission, Peter F Sullivan Mayor, Yale Club, GW Norris, Albert F Coyle, William I Haven, Norman Thomas, RR Kilroy, RC McCabe, James H Maurer, Hon Frederick C Howe, Oswald Garrison Villard
Norman Thomas, Albert F Coyle, Jane Addams, James Douglas, David I Walsh, GW Norris, Frederic C Howe, Konta Kirchwey France Michael, AL Dalton
Morgan J O'Brien, John W Walsh, Rufus M Jones, Arthur Capper, EL Doheny, David I Walsh, Parley Parker Christensen, Richard Campbell, David Starr Jordan, Lynn Frazier, Thomas E Campbell, Robert M La Follette, Joseph E Ransdell, James M Graham, Gilson Gardener, National Women's Trade Union League of America, Mary Genevieve Manahan, Frank Walsh, TD Mullins, James G Douglas, Jane Addams, Mia Cranwill
CJ France, David I Walsh, William MacDonald, Edward E Browne, Albert Coyle, Darius B [Couklin?], [William B Christopher?] (The White House), Norman Thomas, Pope Benedict XV, Edith Urebb (Distress in Ireland), James Douglas, S Graveson, Caroline H Townshend
SM O'Mara, RW France, Arthur Griffith, Michael Collins, Laurence O'Neill, George W Russell, James Douglas, David I Walsh, Eamon de Valera, George Lloyd, Mary K [?] (The Mansion House), William B Spofford, Sidney L Guliek, Albert Coyle, L Hollingsworth Wood,
Elina Barrett [K?], Harold C Hobart, Charles Thomas Hallinan, James G Douglas, Richard Campell, Morgan J O'Brien, CJ France, Columbia University Club, Postal and Western Union
Ernest H Gruening, Kristina Kaut [Malaviya?], Hon. Madan Mohan Malaviya, RK Khemka, Irish Independent, CJ France, Sir J Craig and the Deputation of Expelled Workers, Hon Richard Campbell, Report of Managing Committee to Council of Irish Whitecross, Thomas Marley, [Morgan?] A O'Brien,
John J Pulleyn, James G Douglas, Sydney B Mitchell, Encyclopedia Press, [Bill?] Maloney, Jane Addams, W.J.M.A. Maloney, William G Fitzgerald (Ireland A Nation- memorial volume of freedom's day), Oceanic Investing Company (tenant agreement), Weekly Irish Bulletin of Belfast Atrocities, CJ France, Hon. Richard Campbell, Michael Collins, M O'Caileain, Richard Campbell
L Bright, Rossa F Downing, [Rettand?], JB Collings Woods, Lina Eppendorff, James A Norton, Susan J Dewees, Caroline H Townshend, Sir Henry Lawson, Countess Dowager of Desart ("The Gaelic League"), Le Secretaire General Renouim, BJ Longstreet, David Starr Jordan, Notre Dame Academy, William MacDonald, Basil M Manly, George F Hamilton, George L Fox, Mrs. Annot D Robinson, Paul J Furnas, BA Anderson, Jane Addams, James K Vardaman, C Christopher Morris, John J Powers, AS Rogers, WO Pierson, John H Barlow, Major OP Newman, R France, Henry Harrison, James G Douglas, The British Library of Political Science, Frank Gillespie, MB Brown Printing and Binding Co, Paul Koch, DC O'Flaherty, TD Mullins, OG Villard, Edwin S [Pollen?], Hon Richard Campbell, Corpus Christi Church, Forum Publishing Company, El Doheny, Mea Cranwill, Al Dalton, Isabella Curtis, Edward W Evans, Thomas B Mullins, American Association for the Recognition of the Irish Republic
Margaret Hayes, John Caplin, Mc'Kenna's Bookstore, J Walsh, JD Glynn, W Beyer, John H McCrahon, Catholic Art and Book Shop, HL Kilner, Hon. JL Fawsitt, Reverend John Reynolds, Joseph F O'Connell, Horace C Whiteman, Reverend Thomas S Duggan, MJ Shea (The Catholic Mirror), Joseph J Greeves (Knights of Equity), George S Might Sons, Minnie McCarthy (American Irish-Liberty League), William B O'Connor, Caroline H Townshend, Mary Walsh, Patrick J Lynch, Harry E Vought (John J O'Keefe and Company), KA McCann, John F Kelly, John F Campbell (St Joachim Rectory), Gramd Boulevard District Property Owners Association, The Irish Press, American Association for the Recognition of the Irish Republic, Compound and Pyrono Door Co, Willmar Tribune (OB Augustson), Rossa F Downing
RR Craigis and Sir Aukland Geddes (The British Embassy), Erving Winslow (The Anti-Imperialist League), Fred R Hood (The Baker and Taylor Co), International Film Service, Peter Reilly, The Crescent Athletic Club of Brooklyn, George Sylvester Viereck, The Missionary Press, Charles Boni Jr, JJ Mullin, Mr. Desmond Fitzgerald, Mr. D Hebbin
WM Baldwin, Thomas H Mahoney (Assistant District Attorney Suffolk District Massachusetts), Rev JJ Donlan (St John's Rectory), N Scammou Jones, JJ [Galliou], JC Crowley, WJ Scolliu,John J Sullivan, EJ Welsh, John R Doran, Abby Porter Leland (Public School 1, The Bronx), The Donovan Company, Rev. WJ Stewart, John J Chifford (The Boston College Stylus), J Lowe, Rev George M Ryan, Devin J Buckley, Rev RD Murphy, Francis J Gallagher, Jesse Coogan, HJ Noon, Mr A Maffucci (M & M Service), George S Might Sons, Thomas J Flynn & Company, Dr Veronica Wenban, Philip R McDevitt, James F Brennan, Rev JJ Cleary, Hugh J Daly, David C Meehan, JM Collins, Rev. John P Sherman, McCormick News Company, Mary H Holmes, TJ Murphy, Charles Murphy, AC Storer, Miss M Ahaughnessy, Rev. Patrick McInerney, Kaufer Company Church Goods, Rev. DK Hurley, J Tomlin, Pequiguot Landis, Rev J Paquin, Cornelius Corbett, Thomas J Kelly, Hugh R Ganey, Rev. [Martcia?] Fitzgerald, William F Clare
McKenna Bookstore, WG Kennedy, Baker and Taylor, Wilhemina White (The World Tomorrow), Albert Coyle (Orders for Reports of American Commission on Conditions in Ireland), O'Donovan Brothers, Sisters of Providence, M & M Service, The Catholic Shop, Brother Vincent, John W Walsh, Joseph F O'Connell, PJ Boyd, Ellen Carr, Charles F Arnold, Lillian Mooney, D Fitzgerald, Margaret Hayes, Mother Mary Frances, Elizabeth O'Connor, SJ Smith, JL Cotter, Sister Mary Borromeo, Warren Baldwin, Josephine B Palmer, Rev JJ Glendon, Daniel McCaffrey's Sons, JR Mulvehill, Rev MJ Martin, Rev MJ O'Callaghan, Charles R Boden, College of Saint Teresa, Miss Louie Bennett, Annot Robinson, Ellen Wilkinson, E Byrne DeWitt & Son
John Adams, George M Fitzgerald, Anthony P Laverty, Quinn & Tobin Real Estate Loans and Insurance, Thomas J Duggan, Father RH Tierney, Patrick J Lynch, James Clarke Church Goods House, RC Dwyer, PS Duggan, Joseph Begley, Commodore Jack Barry Branch, American Association for the Recognition of the Irish Republic, The Nation, John S Campbell, RF Downing, Basil M Manly, Irish Consular Service
John Adams, Patrick J Duffy, William J McCafferty, William Shipsey, L Bright (Academy Press), John P Stokes, Lamb Bros. Lumber & Machinery Co, John O'Hagan, Maurice O'Leary (Portage Lake Boiler Works), James Quinn, John J Mellody, St Mary's of the Catarart, Padraic H Pearse Council, Knights of Columbus, JA Roe, Annie L Donovan, South Bend Bakery, American Association for the Recognition of the Irish Republic, John Wanamaker Philadelphia, HG Shields, WM Kennedy
Transcription of 1st hearing, held on Nov. 18-19 1920. Wood, Jane Addams, James H. Maurer, David I. Walsh and Frederic C. Howe were the commissioners at the first hearing; Denis Morgan, Rev. Michael M English, John F Martin, Rev. James H Cotter, John Derham, Agnes B King, Francis Hackett, Signe Tokavig
Transcription of 2nd hearing, held on Dec. 8-10. Addition of commissioners Oliver P. Newman, George W. Norris and Norman Thomas. ; Mary MacSwiney, Muriel MacSwiney, PJ Guilfoil, Daniel Francis Crowley, John Tangnay, Anna Murphey, John Joseph Caddan, Daniel Galvin
Transcription of 3rd and 4th hearings, held on Dec. 15-16 and Dec. 21-23 respectively; 3rd: Ruth Russell, Laurence Ginnell, Nellie Craven, Paul J Furnas; 4th: English women with personal inquiry in Ireland
Transcription of 5th and 6th hearings, held on Jan. 13-14 1921 and Jan 19 and 21 1921 respectively; 5th: Lord Mayor Donal O'Callaghan, Thomas Nolan, Emil Pezolt, Henry Turk, Harold Johnson, Ralph Taylor, Peter J MacSwiney; 6th: Frank Dempsey, JL Fawsitt, Louie Bennett, Caroline M Townshend
Correspondence with Herman Newman, Rufus Jones, Raymen W Kelsey, SE Nicholson, John H Johnson, Charles W Lawrence, Allen D Hole
Wood was secretary of this organization whose active committee was the Anti "Preparedness" committee (of which Wood was treasurer). In 1916, this committee was superseded by the American Union Again Militarism(Wood treasurer). A split in the ranks of the executive committee of AUAM led by Crystal Eastman and Roger Baldwin led to the formation in 1917 of the National Civil Liberties Bureau as a separate organization. The AUAM then faded away and the NCLB evolved into the American Civil Liberties Union. [See: In defense of American liberties: A history of the ACLU by Samuel Walker, JC599.U5 W28 1990]
List of all members except in NYC
Horace White, Clarence C Terris, Eric W Allen, S.I. Reed, Linus A Snow, HFJ Porter, William C Collins, Arthur P Kellogg, Reginald Pelham Bolton, Arthur D Call, Fred Morrow Fling, Ida J Southwick, Irving Benning, CJ Sanford, UH Kirk, Sucia C Noyes, Elizabeth F Jenkins, JN Peel, Rev. A Eugene Bartlett, Seichi EJ Kenedy [?], Fred Newell Leavitt, Elizabeth Waller, S Alice Hanson, George Elliott Howard, BH Hibbard, BS Gier, James L Tryon, James Penninck, Helen R Janes, James B Stephens,Raymond Vermimont, Arthur S Phelps, Arthur L Weatherly, WW Niles, William C Demarest, Lauretta Barnaby, Edward M McConoughey, Rev CL Thompson, Edward H Caylor, NM Sommerville, Paul Seibert Leinbach, Franklin Davis, Lewis Stockton
Felix Adler, Peter Ainslie, Connoisseur Tobacco Company, RR Bowker, Elina [?] E Brown, Henry S Harkell, Francis E Clark, Frank Crane, William J Curtis, Edward T Devine, Walter A Dyer, American Institute of Social Service, Office of the Principal of Public School No. 165 (Brooklyn), Williams College, Church of the Messiah, The Independent, US Department of Labor Commissioner of Immigration, Fred KW Kelsey, Samuel MCume [?] Lindsay, The Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, Charles H Lyttle, The World Peace Foundation, Lucia Anne Mead, Howard Melish, Darwin J Meserole, TM Osborne (Sing Sing Prison), Howard C Robbins, Frederick W Roman (Syracuse University), C.A. Rubenstein, Henry R Seager, Homer B Sprague[r?], FW Taussig, Lucia F[?] Wald, Horace White, Edgar S Wiess
December 9 1914, December 18 1914, December 23 1914, April 7 1915, April 13 1915
letters to newspapers (press releases), extracts of essays, articles stating league's position
Briggs, Charlotte P, Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler, Jas. W. Cain, Charles R Crane, Edward F Devine, Caroline M. Dexter, John M Glenn, Edward C Gough, Schuyler F Herron, William J Hoyt, Charles P Howland, RM Hurd, Dr. Abraham Jacobi, Clarence H Kelsey, Dr. S Adolphus Knopf, Joseph M Price, G Barrett Rich Jr., Paul J Sachs, HD Sedgwich, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Strauss
Superceded the American League to Limit Armaments.
Grouped in alphabetical sub-folders- i.e. "A-C"
One note dated 1915, all others undated
The Association began in 1915. They published the "Journal of Negro History." Wood was elected to the Executive Council in 1917. He is listed on letterhead as a member of same for 1917-1920. The organization is now known as the "Association for the Study of African American Life and History".
On "The Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, Incorporated" letterhead. Correspondence of Wood with Woodson, editor of "The Journal of Negro History." Letters discuss need for the journal, increasing its circulation, financial problems of publishing, proposed NAACP history of Black soldiers in WWI.
Includes letter of W. E. B. DuBois, Oswald Garrison Villard
Letters, pamphlets, brochures. Letters with accompanying literature from Black educational institutions.
Materials related to Cheyney Training School for Teachers, The Journal of Negro History, Visiting Nurse Association of Kansas City, Welfare Stations for Colored Children in Kansas City, The Children's Mercy Hospital, Black schools, The Fort Valley High and Industrial School, The Prentiss Normal and Industrial Institute, The Cottage Home Infirmary and Nurse Training School
Located in Katonah, NY. A brochure for the school states "Brookwood is a coeducational resident workers' educational institution ... Brookwood aims to train active members of labor organizations for more intelligent and efficient service to their organizations." Brookwood received money from the Garland Fund, a foundation created by Roger Baldwin of the ACLU. Wood provided legal advice to Brookwood.
The bulk of the materials discuss legal matters (implications of the Lusk School Laws on Brookwood, real estate, tax status of school, etc.), also touches on relationship between labor organizations and Black people [see Jan. 1927 correspondence]. Correspondents include M. Toscan Bennett, Abraham J. Muste and others.
Willis H. White, AJ Muste, Toscan Bennett, JB Collins Woods, William Mann Fincke, George M Wiley, and the Brookwood List
Westchester Title & Trust Co., William E Nichols, Toscan Bennett, AJ Muste, William C Biddle, William M Fincke, Morris Hillquit, Willis H White, Josephine B Colby
AJ Muste, Toscan Bennett, Ruth W Dole[?], Isaac R Tripp, Carrie Katz, Fay Lewis, David J Saposs, Westchester Title & Trust Company, Edward P Barrett, Reginald P Ray, JR[?] Elliott, Alexander M Bing, WB Gambee, EW Pattison
Morris L Ernst, AJ Muste, Indenture (October 1921), Edna Hyde, Cyrus Durey (Office of the Collector Albany NY)
AJ Muste, The Fellowship of Reconciliation, Brookwood Publications, Margaret Greenfield, Clinton S Golden, "Freedom in Labor Education" by AJ Muste, commencement invitation 1925, `commencement invitation 1926
chiefly real estate related documents (mortgages, leases, memoranda, notes)
"Memorandum of the Provisions Of and Objections To The So-Called Lusk School Laws", "As Others See Us", "Brookwood- Labor's Own School", "Brookwood- Bulletin and Announcement of Courses 1927", "The Case of The Rand School", "Court of Appeals of the State of New York- Appellant's Points", "New York Supreme Court of the State of New York- Defendant's Brief"
Phillips Bradley was a history professor at Amherst College and convinced Friend. In 1929 Wood suggests him as a possible President for Earlham. He was the grandnephew of Wendell Phillips (abolitionist), his mother was Sarah Phillips Bradley, and his father was Edward E. Bradley, who worked at Hampton.
Moses Bailey, Turner Bailey, Phillips Bradley (Amherst College), Pendle Hill, Elmer A Carter, Sarah Phillips Bradley, Sarah Phillips Bradley (Hampton Institute), Ruby Davis (Earlham College), Walter C Woodward, John W Graham, Arnold S Rowntree, J Edward Hodgkin, The American Friend
Wood is on the Board in 1913. Wood resigns in 1916 after some controversy regarding finances and role of Charlotte Vedder Gulick in the organization.
Topics include controversy over a Black Camp Fire Girls group in Nashville in 1914, financial problems, controversy over roles of Luther H. Gulick and Charlotte Vedder Gulick in the organization. Correspondents include W. R. Barber, Luther H. Gulick and others.
Minutes, letters (accompanying copy of minutes telling of bestowing Charlotte Vedder Gulick with title of "Founder" and $200 month salary prompting Wood's resignation).
Reports, memoranda, constitution, financial reports. Includes report (1913) with equipment and apparel catalog, essays "The desires of American Girls" by Luther H. Gulick, "Team work in social life: an address to the girls of America" by Luther H. Gulick.
"Wohelo: a magazine for girls" [6 issues, 19141915], "Written thoughts: Wapa 3, Aims and policy" by Gulick [ca. 1915]
The Cardinal Gibbons Institute was a Black industrial school in southern Maryland affiliated with the Catholic Church for the purpose of providing "a boarding and day school for the education of colored youth, where they may be taught the usual branches of a sound English education, and ... also receive the instruction and practical training in agricultural, industrial and mechanical pursuits." Wood was appointed to the Board of Trustees in 1922.
A.C. Monahan, Victor H Daniel, Martin Conboy (Griggs, Baldwin, & Baldwin), Michael J. Mulqueen, John J Kirby, Louis Hays Dos Passos, Alfred J Talley, John D Ryan, St. Michael's Residence, William J.M.A. Maloney, W.S. Benson, National Catholic Welfare Council
some photos included (of transporation for rural Cardinal Gibbons Institute students); A.C. Monahan, St. Michael's Church, Victor H Daniel, David I. Walsh, British Library of Information, John D Ryan, Dr. Herbert Adolphus Miller
David I. Walsh, Fred R. Moore, Admiral W.S. Benson, A.C. Monahan, R.L. Hoguet, John La Farge, Caroline Cook, Victor H Daniel
minutes of meetings (19221928), bylaws, constitution, pamphlets, printed promotional material, legal papers, reports
In January and April 1910 conferences were held of representatives of "Convalescent and Fresh Air Agencies for Colored People" in order to aid cooperation between agencies. Two committees were formed 1) "Committee for Convalescent Care of Colored People in New York" and 2) "Committee for Providing Fresh Air Facilities." This second committee became "The Central Bureau of Colored Fresh Air Agencies" with Wood as chairman. Its work was to coordinate work of agencies, act as a clearinghouse and collect information.
Helen T Emerson, John Bancroft Devins, Mary W Ovington (founding member of NAACP), May Matthews (Hartley House), Miss Viola Percy Conklin (Lillian Wald's secretary), Ruth H[?] Baldwin (National League for the Protection of Colored Women), Willis D Wood, Robert C Ogden, A.R. Schorer[?], Sister Esther Clement [St. Mary's Free Hospital for Children], William Jay Schieffelin
Helen T Emerson, A.R. Schorer, M.N. Isaac, William N Hubbell, Alice H [Reedhill?], Mina M Bruere, C.J. Brace, Hattie C Van Dusen, George E Haines, G.F. Helms, The Charity Organization Society- The School of Philanthropy, John M Glenn, The Oliver Typewriter Company, Frederick A. Swan, Annual Report of St. David's Fresh Air Home
Hattie C Van Dusen, Euclive[?] Dickinson, Harriet C Van Dusen, Helen T Emerson, JM Glenn (Russell Sage Foundation), New York Charities Directory, Mary Forbes (Russell Sage Foundation)
Helen T Emerson, J.M. Glenn, JT Emerson, E.G. Clifton, Robert B Kimber, A.S. Rose, Mina M Bruere, James Dodd, John H Hammond, Bertron Griscom & Jenks, United Stores Association
Conference Jan. 18, 1910 and Meeting Minutes
Includes printed "Fourth annual report of the Negro Fresh Air Committee Summer of 1909, New York City"; typed "Report of the Central Bureau of Fresh Air Work for the Colored People during the summer of 1910" and "Report of Fresh Air and Convalescent Homes visited in Summer of 1910" [Dr. Dickenson's report], handwritten draft of report by Wood
Cards used to collect information about other agencies, with blanks for name, organization, whether organization would like to join federation and/or help in work, etc.
Receipts and unpaid bills
Joseph P. Byruce, Charles S Macfarland, SS Jerwan, AM Happer (Philippine Lyceum Bureau), George Brokaw Compton, W.C. Glass, James B Pond, Kenneth M Murchison, Frederick W Davis, John B Pine, Daniel Fairchild (Agricultural Explorer in Charge- US Department of Agriculture), PH Dorsett (Plant Introducer- US Department of Agriculture), William R Syler; Statement and Memos Pamphlets, Re Columbia Club
Chiefly discusses work of Wood and other concerned Friends to pass legislation restricting use of "Quaker" and other names of religious denominations in advertising.
B.H. Doane (Supreme Court Appellate Division New York), Frederic H Strawbridge, Edward M Angell, Edward Thomas, William G Hubbard, Phebe C Wright, W Russell Tylor, Henry M Haviland
Edward Cornell, Edward M Angell, Robert F Wagner (Temporary President of 16th District of Albany, New York), Ellwood[?] Burdsall, B.H. Doane (Supreme Court Appellate Division New York), S.C. Hutchinson, G.T.[?] Morris, John F. Murtaugh (Albany New York State Senate), Eliza R Hampton, D.S. Shourds, Charles J Staples, David H Knott (New York State Assembly Chamber), Walter R. Herrick (Albany New York State Senate), Mark Goldberg (New York State Assembly Chamber), David L. Chadeayne, Elmer D. Gildersleeve, C.L. Hunt, C.R. Miller (The New York Times), James Martin Gray (The Quaker Oat's Company), Mitchell May (New York State Secretary of State), Aura[?] L Lloyd; Trade Mark Petition (1913)
S.E. Nicholson, BH Doane, Lindley D. Clark, Wilson S Doan, Francis M Phelps, Seth K Gifford, Benjamin Irving Taylor, Isaac Sharp (Central Offices of the Society of Friends), James Martin Gray (Quaker Oat's Company), F.H. Williams
Draft of article "The Name 'Quaker' in Trade," draft of an amendment to trademarks statutes, published "Hearings" before various Congressional committees regarding the use of name of religious organizations (1914), U.S. Senate Bills, illustrated examples from U.S. Patent Office showing use of ""Quaker"" in trademarks and other related papers.
The impetus for the project was the building of a new post office in White Plains with the result that many Black families could no longer afford to live in the business district. Wood got a committee together (including representatives of the National Urban League) to investigate real estate. Property (approx. 8 acres) was purchased by Wood and Herbert Emmerich, near White Plains, N.Y. in 1929 with the plan that Black families would be able to build inexpensive homes there.
Wood's letter of Feb. 25, 1929 to V. Everit Macy, Esq., explaining the project and asking for a contribution, states that "there is no suburban development for Negroes like this in the United State." Because of zoning restrictions and expenses of development, the following year they decided to sell it. Wood and his partners ran into many problems with the venture [Wood states that he and Emmerich each lost approx. $10,000]. The property was finally bought in 1938 by the Town of Greenburgh.
Wood's note on an original folder "1930's attempt at Negro housing in Westchester." An earlier name for this project was the "Westchester County Committee for Better Homes for Negroes."
Materials discuss relationship between white employers and Black employees in Westchester County; the need for affordable housing for African Americans; finding persons to be on Committee, finding financial backers for Eight Acres project; segregation and government's role in providing decent housing for low income persons.
Joseph Allen, Max Meyer, Errold D. Collymore, Cary N. Calkins, George G Ernst, Thorne Baker, Herbert Emmerich, Oscar Leroy Warren, Charles Millard, Valentine E. Macy, Rosme[?] Baker, Rev. George Phillips Payson, Mr. Felix M. Warburg, C.B. Winslow, Edward M West, Eugene Kinckle Jones (National Urban League), R. Maurice Moss (Baltimore Urban League), Helen Howell Moorhead (Foreign Policy Association), Thomas B Appleget, Regional Plan of New York and its Environs, Henry S. Bowers, John E. Nail, Ambrose F. McCabe, Bertha Lee Herrington (Welfare League for Colored People)
Henry R. Barrett, Herbert Emmerich, Bernard Levine, Robert D. Kohn, Frederick G. Schmidt, Edna Hyde McDonald, R.E. James, Edgar B Goldstein, Bache Construction Co. Inc, Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works, Felix M Warburg, Alonzo E. Herrington, Eight Acres Corporation, T. Arnold Hill (National Urban League), Oscar Leroy Warren
Stephen Holden (Holden & Cavanaugh), Herbert Emmerich
Notes on contents: lists of members of committee and contributions, financial statements, legal papers, minutes, memoranda, bank statements
LHW trying to sell land; Edgar G Goldstein, Charles H. Warr, Jogn R. Glendinning, William G Barrett, Orlando Kegelman (Ward Carpenter & Co.), Fish & Marvin Country Real Estate and Insurance, Prince & Ripley Inc., Robert E. Farley Organization, Edward M West Inc., Clarence W. Olcott, Max Meyer, Herbert Emmerich
Quinlan was collecting the rent for the property and held the mortgage. Eight Acres paid interest on the mortgage to her
letters- Henry R. Barrett, William A Buckley (tax receiver), Norman C Templeton (Town Clerk), Frank Mucciano; tax bills; lease; and other papers related to property
bank statements from Manufacturers Trust Co.
Federal Council Bulletin(4) No.1, Jan. 1921
Fisk University is a historically Black university in Nashville, Tennessee. It was founded in 1866, and is a private institution affiliated with the United Church of Christ. Wood joined the Board of Trustees of Fisk University in 1917.
Contents include letters, minutes, pamphlets (Wilberforce U.), notes, clippings, "The Economic Value of Negro Education" March 25, 1918 Special Bulletin of Chamber of Commerce of the U.S.A., map. [these folders from Wood's accordion folder labeled "Fisk University Miscellaneous correspondence (prior to 1922)" ]
The folders of miscellaneous correspondence include many letters from the President of Fisk, Dr. Fayette A. McKenzie. McKenzie's letters are full of day-to-day concerns of Fisk (such as replacing boilers) with emphasis on the constant financial problems of the school and the never ending search for funding. He alludes to the stress he is under.
Topics include board meetings, names of potential trustees (Dr. Robert R. Moton of Tuskegee Institute), military stationed at Fisk (1918), Jubilee Singers, arrangements for joint meeting of Fisk and Armstrong Association at Phila. Academy of Music on March 28, 1919, plans to launch Fisk fundraising campaign (1919), gift of $500,000 from John D. Rockefeller's General Education Board (for teacher's salaries), McKenzie's removal of the Dean of the University and the Dean of Women (1920), rumors of a secret fraternity at Fisk (1921), hiring a professional fundraiser, plans for "Jubilee of Jubilees" (50th anniversary of Jubilee Singers), letters from various architects. Other notable correspondents are Paul D. Cravath, Thomas Jesse Jones, and Margaret Washington.
On June 2, 1924 W. E. B. DuBois gave an address before the alumni, students, faculty, and administration of Fisk at the Alumni Association meeting. In his speech, DuBois was highly critical of Fisk under President McKenzie. This speech, which received national attention, contributed to a student protest, McKenzie's resignation (1925) and a general crisis at Fisk. Correspondence about this event and its aftermath includes letters between Wood and DuBois in an attempt to solve the problems at Fisk as well as materials representing student and faculty viewpoints and materials from business manager H.C. Sherer documenting Sherer's problems and experiences with President McKenzie.
At the November 1617, 1924 meeting of the Board of Trustees, the trustees appointed six alumni to serve on the Greater Fisk Committee as members of a committee of alumni, the development of Fisk requiring a close and more constructive use of advice and counsel of the alumni at this stage of its growth. The initial six included: Rev. H. H. Proctor, Miss Sophie Boaz, Dr. F. A. Stewart, Mrs. Margaret Washington, John M. Gandy and Dr. Thomas S. Inborden. The Greater Fisk Committee was discharged of its duties on December 6, 1926 with the inauguration of Thomas Elsa Jones as President of Fisk on Dec. 7th.
There are also materials resulting from the search for a replacement for President Fayette A. McKenzie. Two "General correspondence" folders include letters of Wood to various heads of colleges, etc. asking for suggestions as to possible candidates for Fisk President and Dean of Women. These folders are followed by folders of correspondence with and about the candidates for the two positions. The last folder "Personnel" includes letters from persons seeking employment at Fisk, letters of recommendation and letters of new employees.
Abraham Flexner (General Education Board New York); Paul D. Cravath; Edgar A. Bancroft, Charles Whiting Williams, Margaret Washington (wife of Booker T. Washington), James H. Dillard (The John F. Slater Fund), Wilberforce University,
Mostly related to boilers for Fisk; F.A.McKenzie, Consolidated Machinery & Wrecking Co. Inc, Thomas[?] Jesse Jones (Department of the Interior Bureau of Education), George Peabody College for Teachers, George F Willis (The Curtiss-Willis Co.), Wickes Machinery Co., Whiting Williams, Paul D Cravath, General Education Board
General Education Board, Isaac Fisher, F.A. McKenzie, Rev. Charles E. Jefferson, Thomas Jesse Jones (Department of the Interior Bureau of Education), Paul D Cravath, Paul J [Sacks?] (Harvard University Fogg Art Museum), Hubert C. Herring and Rev. Oscar E. Harris (The National Council of the Congregational Churches), JG Mason (Louisville & Nashville Railroad Company), Rev. Oscar Edward Maurer (The First Church of Christ New Haven), Whiting Williams
Smith & Perkins (Mortgage Loans), J.D. Fairchild, Whiting Williams, JB Morris, S.G. Stonecrater[?] (Secretary of Paul D. Cravath), J.G. Napier (The National Negro Business League), Jessie B. Morris (Fisk University secretary), John T Emlen (Armstrong Association of Philadelphia), Bolton Smith, George W Moore (Fessenden Academy & Industrial School), B.W.Huebsch, Thomas Jessie Jones (Department of the Interior Bureau of Education), H. Huber Clark, J. Henry Scattergood, F.A. McKenzie,
Jessie B. Morris (Fisk University President's secretary), William G Wilcox, F.A. McKenzie, Thomas Jessie Jones (Department of the Interior Bureau of Education), James H. Dillard, Whiting Williams, Katharine M. Marvin (Fisk University Librarian), Rev. Joseph N. Haskell (Fisk University Professor), "The Economic Value of Negro Education" (March 25, 1918), A.A. Ebersole (National War Work Council of the YMCA), Bolton Smith (Smith & Perkins Mortgage Loans)
Jessie B. Morris (Fisk University President's secretary), F.A. McKenzie, C.W. Morrow, Willis D. Wood (Ladd & Wood), P.P. Claxton (Commissioner Bureau of Education), J.N. Bradbury, George R. Merrill, M. Hill, Mary Fisk Park, Thomas Jesse Jones (Department of the Interior Bureau of Education), Irving C Gaylord (The American Missionary Association), Margery K. Eggleston (General Education Board Secretary)
F.A. McKenzie, J.T. Fairchild, H.[?] Huber Clark, Stanley R. Miller, Henry G. Sharpe, Henry Morgenthau, Agnes Rix (Secretary at Princeton), George Foster Peabody, Wendell M[?] Mischler (Secretary of William H. Taft), Allm[?] L Halsey (The Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute), Frederick P. Keppel (Third Assistant Secretary of War), Charles E. Hughes (Hughes, Rounds, Schurman & Dwight), William N. DeBerry (St. John's Congregational Church), Robert McMurdy (Church & McMurdy), Whiting Williams, James Brebner (University of Toronto), Samuel L. Loomis (The American Missionary Association), Henry W. F. (The American Red Cross), William Nelson (Nashville Trust Company), Isaac Fisher (Fisk University)
M.V. Callan, Paul D. Cravath, Leila Usher (artist for Booker T. Washington bust), John T. Emlen, Mary Rose[?] Bauck M[?], Thomas Mott Osborne (US Naval Prison), J.G. Menile, Frank W. Micalson and Thomas A. Story, F.A. McKenzie, R.R. Moton, Robert McMurdy, George Foster Peabody, The New York War Camp Community Service, General Education Board, Myron T. Herrick, W.A. Oldridge, C.M. Battey, Leroy Lacey, Isaac Fisher, Franklin K Lane (Department of the Interior), William Nelson (Nashville Trust Company),
F.A. McKenzie, Thomas Jesse Jones (Department of the Interior Bureau of Education), Leila Usher, Paul D. Cravath, John T. Emlen (Armstrong Association of Philadelphia), Kate Heryden Traverick (YWCA), John J Mullowney, R. L. Crawford (Crawford & Co.), H. Huber Clark (Fisk University), Ida A. Tourtellat (Department of the Interior Bureau of Education)
F.A. McKenzie, Ida A. Tourtellat (Phelps-Stokes Fund), W. Belle Davis (The Palmer Memorial Institute), Barry C. Smith (The National Information Bureau), H. Huber Clark (Fisk University), Leila Usher, Paul D. Cravath, T. W. Talley, Robert McMurdy (Church & McCurdy), A.F. Beard, Margaret Washington (Girls' Industries Tuskegee Institute)
Arthur Young (Arthur Young & Company), Leila Usher, Paul D. Cravath, F.A. McKenzie, Henry W. Nevinson (The National Arts Club), Dr. Thomas Jesse Jones (Department of the Interior Bureau of Education), Abraham Flexner
John A. Poynton, F.A. McKenzie, Ella Sachs (Fisk Board of Trustees), "L.W.", Paul D Cravath, Ida A. Tourtellot (Phelps-Stokes Fund), John W. Hallowell, Hon. Fritz Holm, Wilbor A. Bowen, J.G. Merill, J.H. Gandy, Wallace Buttrick, John Price Jones (The John Price Jones Corporation), Henry C. Hibbs (Architect), Dr. A.F. Beard (American Missionary Association), Dean C.W. Morrow (Fisk University), Edward Lippincott Tilton (architect), Grinnell College
St. Michael's Residence, M.N. DeBerry (St. John's Congregational Church), Robert MCCurdy (Church, McCurdy, Harpel & Wagner), Dr. Thomas Jesse Jones (Phelps Stokes Fund), Mary Fisk[?] Park, F.A. McKenzie, Jennie B. Morris (Secretary to F.A. McKenzie), Frank Polk (Stetson Jennings & Russell), George Foster Peabody, Kate H. Trawick (YWCA), LC Charlesworth, Dr. William W Newell, John F. Moors, Margaret S. Doane, Chas. H. Mahoney, Fletcher S. Brockman, Herbert Parsons, Yale University Secretary's Office, Clinton Moore property and Fisk University, Fred L. Brownlee (The American Missionary Association), National Physical Education Service, The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, William Nelson (Nashville Trust Company), The Lombard St. Central Presbyterian Church, The Hampton Association of New York, Sarah Hale Sutton, Isaac Fisher (Fisk University Editor), The Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute, Arthur Wellesley Milsbury, King & Campbell Architects, William P Bancroft
H.L. Sweetser[?], Paul D. Cravath, Thomas Jesse Jones (Department of the Interior Bureau of Education), "Trustees suggested by Bolton Smith, Fisk University", F.A. McKenzie, M.H. Ball, Kate H Trawick, George W. Moore, J.C. Napier, A.F. Beard[?], Whiting Williams, W.N. DeBerry, Yale University Secretary's Office, Edgar Park, M.E. Filer, Charles E. Wasen[?], "E.W[?]", Harvey L. Simmons
"Notice of Meeting- Nov. 11, 1919", Robert McMurdy, J.E. McAfee (The American Missionary Association), Thomas Jesse Jones, F.A. McKenzie, Mrs. Beverly B. Mumford, William N. De Berry, J.G. Merrill, Paul D. Cravath, A.F. Beard (The American Missionary Association), Jeanette McCurdy, The Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute, Ella Sachs, "Fisk University Board of Trustees Old List 1919", C. Christopher Morris, "Fisk University Board of Trustees 1920, 1921, 1922", Jerome D. Green, Francis G. Peabody, Francis F G[?], N. Penrose Hallowell, Mary Fisk Park, "Notice of Meeting- May 24, 1920"
Whiting Williams, William Howard Taft, Ferdinand Q. Blanchard, Georgia L. White, M.D. Stine (Goldman, Sachs & Co.), Paul D. Cravath, Stetson Jennings & Russell, James H. Dillard, Margaret S. Doane (2 photos), George Foster[?] Peabody, Charles E. Haydock (The New York Trust Company), John Ballantyne, Brown Brothers & Co., Arthur W. Milbury, Nashville Tennessean- July 10, 1921, Elizabeth Cushing (Paul D. Cravath Secretary), Herbert Parsons (Parsons, Closson, & McIlvaine), Henry S. Pritchett, Bernard G Waring, W. N. DeBerry, C. Wadsworth
This group of letters put together by Wood; Elmer S. Imes, Jerome F. Kidder, F.A. McKenzie, Robert McCurdy, General Education Board, Handwritten list of potential donors, Paul D. Cravath, Thomas Jesse Jones, "Memorandum on Fisk University- Why Fisk?", Greater Fisk University- "Memorandum of Ways and Means of Directing Publicity Campaign"
Paul D. Cravath, Jerome F. Kidder, Henry McCormick, Herbert T. Houston, F.A. McKenzie, Samuel Sachs (Goldman, Sachs & Co.), George Foster Peabody, Thomas Jesse Jones, Julius Rosenwald, A.H. Roberts, William H. Taft, Pershing
"Officers of Fisk University", H. Huber Clark, donation cards, F.A. McKenzie, Jerome Kidder, Dr. George L. Cady, Frances Shippen[?], "List of Contributors to the Expense Fund for the Fisk University Campaign", "Suggested Campaign for 1921", Richard B. Grant "Cash Report", Paul D. Cravath
Robert R. Moton (The Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute), George A Meyers, S.W. Green (Knights of Pythias of North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa), John E. Nail, Isaac H. Nutter, Walter S. Scott, Heman E. Perry (Standard Life Insurance Company), Watt Terry (Real Estate and Mortgages), J.T. Walton, J.M. Avery, A.B. Jackson (Mercy Hopital and School for Nurses), W.H. Wortham (Philip A. Payton, Jr. Company)
Almost all letter are from Dr. Lyman P. Powell, a professional public relations man. Topics include the Fisk publicity campaign, Jubilee Singers
F.A. McKenzie, Carl H Getz, press release Jubilee Singers, H. Huber Clark
Carl H Getz, F.A. Stewart, F.A. McKenzie, Lyman P Powell, Forwarded newspaper clipping to L.H.W.
Carl H Getz, F.M. Knowles, Wilbor A. Bowen, Jubilee Singers newspaper clippings, F.A. McKenzie, A.F. Beard (The American Missionary Association), Thomas Jesse Jones, James E. Gregg (The Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute), Masten & Nichols Attorneys and Counsellors at Law "Estate of Elizabeth M. Anderson", Frank L. Polk, "Bulletin of Information Fisk University"
Thomas Jesse Jones, C.W. Morris, Robert McMurdy, F.A. McKenzie, A.E. Donnan (Columbia Graphophone Company), H. Huber Clark
R.J. Eelzy (Brooklyn Urban League), New York and New Jersey Fisk Alumni, William B. T[?], E.A. Singleton, Elmer S. Imes, A.P. Miller, A.E. McCoy, M. Peck Johnson, W.N. DeBerry, William Lee Dawson, H. Huber Clark, William Lloyd Imes (Bethel Chapel), Bridye H. Haynes, Robert McMurdy
These 2 letters (one from E. S. Martin) are related to hiring Martin to teach physical training at Fisk. At this time Martin was with the Boy Scouts of America.
Wood's rebuttal to a remark made by the Prime Minister of South Africa, General Jan Christian Smuts, deprecating the intelligence of Black people. Wood's letter intended for publication. [Wood label "Letter re: statement by Gen. Johann C. Schmutz" (sic)].
Some handwritten others typed; Correspondence includes F.A. McKenzie, Robert McMurdy, Leila Usher, Samuel Sachs
Notes on contents: 23 photographs of Fisk students in laboratories and class rooms, as well as campus buildings and grounds. Many of these were used in a promotional pamphlet for Fisk ("The Fisk of Today" ca. 1920, filed in "Fisk University Pamphlets, etc.")
Three reports 1917, 1918, 1919
F.A. McKenzie, Willcox Peck Brown & Crosby Insurance, G.A. Blemenreiter, Irving C. Gaylord (American Missionary Association), Henry C. Hibbs, Maryland Casualty Company, W.E. Metzger (Adjuster of Insurance Losses), R.W. Selvidge, Paul D. Cravath, James E. Caldwell & Sons, William G. Willcox,
Willcox Peck Brown & Crosby Insurance, Chas J. Blake, JT Fairchild, F.A. McKenzie, James E. Caldwell & Sons Fire and Liability Insurance, Henry C. Hibbs, Jennie B Morris (Secretary to F.A. McKenzie)
Willcox Peck Brown & Crosby Insurance, The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection & Insurance Company, F.A. McKenzie, H.G. Sutton, William Nelson (Nashville Trust Company), Mr. Bauridel (Ætna Life Insurance Company, Accident and Liability Department), Jennie B. Morris, Chas. S. Blake, Tennessee Workmen's Compensation Act
Estate and legal papers. Elizabeth Milbank Anderson left $50,000 to Fisk when she died in 1921.
The Fisk Herald, F.C. Edmonson, "Truth is Mighty and Will Prevail" Maurice Weinberger, "Major Grievances and Requests of Student Body Fisk University", "A Statement of Grievances against Fayette A. McKenzie as President of Fisk University", "Comments on a Statement of Grievances Against Fayette A. McKenzie as President of Fisk University", "Comments on Certain Statements Made by a Former Teacher, A.D. Philippse", "Disorder in Livingstone Hall Monday and Tuesday, November 10-11", "Diuturni Silenti"
W.H. Tarver, J.M. Brumfield, Emily E. Spencer M.D., James M. Tyler, A.W. Partch, Mattie Hobbs Childress, Mary L Matthews, Ella F. Cook, Addie F. Sweet, Alice M. Grass, Mary Elizabeth Chamberlin, Lillian E. Cashin, The American Missionary Association, R.C. Edmonson, Rose Bud Club, "Nashville Negro Board of Trade, Mary E. Spence
Mary E. Spence, Paul E. Baker, Mabel E. Boyd, Bessie Scriber Davis (wife of Librarian Davis), Dr. E. L. Carson, Fisk University Elementary teachers, Dora A. Scribner (Fisk English Professor), C.T. Cook (Fisk Biology Professor), Olin S. Davis (Fisk Librarian), Harriet Fisk Partch, Verna I. Beardsley, Carrie B Chamberlain, Intercollegiate Association Y.W.C.A, Clara Bancroft Woolson, "Letters to Trustees", "Testimonials for McKenzie", Edith G. Herbst, Georgia Laura White, Clara R Boynton, Esmond B Beardslee (Fisk History Professor), A.T. Shaw
Chiefly correspondence related to former Fisk student Robert Anderson (son of alumni F. J. Anderson) who was suspended as a result of the student strike/disturbance and his attempts to enroll at Columbia University. Also letters related to other students desiring to transfer to Howard University. Paul D Cravath, Herbert A. Miller, "Memorandum regarding Robert Anderson May 5, 1925", F.J. Anderson, F.A. McKenzie, George W Streator, F.D. Wilkinson (Howard University Registrar), Emmett J. Scott (Secretary Treasurer Howard University)
Letters, clippings related to the student strike at Fisk in 1925. Correspondence includes George Cleveland Hall, Lewis S. Gannett, Carl Murphy (The Afro-American Editor), James L Graham, F.A. McKenzie, Charles E. Haydock, E Cushing (Secretary to Paul D Cravath)
McKenzie's comments on Leonard's unflattering report on Fisk University. The actual report by Robert Josselyn Leonard is not in this collection. McKenzie's comments imply that he is no longer President of Fisk.
At the November 1617, 1924 meeting of the Board of Trustees, the trustees appointed six alumni to serve on the Greater Fisk Committee as members of a committee of alumni- The initial six included: Rev. H. H. Proctor, Miss Sophie Boaz, Dr. F. A. Stewart, Margaret Washington, John M. Gandy and Dr. Thomas S. Inborden. Correspondence includes Joseph Keasbey Brick Agricultural Industrial and Normal School, Altruistic Club, F.A. Stewart, Rev. H.H. Proctor, James S Robinson, Robert R. Taylor, John M. Gandy (Virginia Normal and Industrial Institute), J.C. Napier (Citizens Savings Bank & Trust Co.), Sophia B. Boaz (Juvenile Court of Cook County), Margaret Washington, Jas. H Robinson (Negro Civic Welfare Association), Nazarene Congregational Church, Paul D. Cravath
John M Gandy, H.H. Proctor, Paul D Cravath, F.A. McKenzie, S.J. Daniel, William White (The Chicago Defender), John Keasbey Brick Agricultural Industrial and Normal School, Jas. H. Robinson (Negro Civic Welfare Association), Jessie B McClain, J.C. Napier,
The Greater Fisk Committee was discharged of its duties on December 6, 1926 with the inauguration of Thomas Elsa Jones as President of Fisk on Dec. 7th. Correspondence includes Mame Stewart Josenberger, Paul D Cravath, Mary E. Spence, letter to Trustees of Fisk University
Pamphlets, statements, alumni drive papers, meeting minute
Packet submitted to Trustees by H.C. Sherer on 3/23/1925, documenting his problems/experience with President McKenzie. The packet includes actual samples of McKenzie's orders and letters to Sherer produced as "evidence" of McKenzie's "interference" [quotes mine].
Correspondence about and with E.D. Daniels
Correspondence about and with Henry J. Doemann
Correspondence about and with Samuel Ely Eliot
Correspondence about and with Laurence Fenniger
Correspondence about and with Ernest S Griffith
Correspondence about and with Arthur Howe
Correspondence about and with Robert F. Leavens, Alaine R. Locke, and Joseph Odell
Correspondence about and with Dr. E.J. Ortman
Correspondence about and with Graham R. Taylor and Profesor Upton
Correspondence about and with Luther Warren and D. Robert Yarnall
Eva D. Bowles (concerning Crystal Bird), Cravath Henderson De Gersdorff, Elizabeth Collinge, Sarah Baucroft Clark, Herbert Miller (concerning Gladys A. Wilkinson), John M. Gandy, Beverly B. Munford, Grace Hartshorn McMillan (American Association of Social Workers), The Cheyney Training School for Teachers, Margaret Leal (The New York School of Social Work), Georgia L White (Cornell University), Edith E.W., Florence Snow (Smith College), Francis D. Tyson (University of Pittsburgh), James Weldon Johnson, Intercollegiate Bureau of Occupations
Correspondence about and with Mabel Bickford and Frances Grant
Correspondence about and with Mae Hawes and Jean Paxton
Correspondence about and with Evelyn Sexton and Georgianna Simpson
Correspondence about and with Mamie L. Strong
Correspondence with Ethel B. Gilbert, Director of Publicity for Fisk University. Topics include Fisk's financial problems, the Jubilee Singers (their management, reorganization and/or possible disbandment, tour dates for the singers as a group and for individual singers, possible appearance on Maxwell House radio show) and general news of students and happenings at Fisk. Gilbert's letters to Wood are often long, personal and informative about doings at Fisk.
Topics discussed in the correspondence include fundraising campaign and finding money for student scholarships, Jones's plans for and trip to South Africa as part of a Quaker deputation, commencement (DuBois given honorary degree in 1938), Jubilee Singers.
"The Friends South African Deputation"
Fisk Convocation address, Sept. 23, 1938 touching on South African trip.
Most of these papers concern either the Five Years Meeting for 1917, the Five Years Meeting of 1935 and the Trustees of the Board of Education of the Five Years Meeting.
Wood is Secretary of the Committee on Arrangements for the Five Years Meeting for 1917 (Richmond, Indiana), papers are chiefly concerned with planning the 1917 program. At the Five Years Meeting of 1908 (Washington, D.C.), the Board of Education of the Five Years Meeting appointed seven trustees (Wood and six others) to handle funds entrusted to the Board for educational purposes within the Society of Friends, and to take "proper steps" to bring this fund to the attention of Friends and other philanthropists who might wish to contribute. Wood was elected Secretary of these Trustees in 1908. It appeared that the Trustees were largely inactive, in a letter of Nov. 17, 1931 Wood writes that he had no idea that he was still Secretary, as there hadn't been a meeting in the last 15 years (see also letter of Wood to Raymond Binford of Guilford, 4/25/1933, telling how little he knows of the work of these trustees). Wood was chairman of the Business Committee of the 1935 Five Years Meeting.
Notes on contents: Edward G. Rhoads letter, printed "Tentative program for the Five Years' Meeting" ("For private use only").
Correspondents are Allen D. Hole and S. E. Nicholson, discusses "Committee of seven appointed by the Richmond Men's Conference" to revise work of Boards.
Related to the planning of the 1917 Five Years Meeting, FYM Program draft, first draft of FYM invitation for 1917, inclusion of younger Friends, greater social interaction, new Treasurer
Related to the planning of 1917 Five Years Meeting, responses to date/time suggestions, inclusion of younger Friend delegates, suggested topics for FYM,
Related to planning of 1917 Five Years Meeting, continued suggestions and responses, reference to "Committee of Seven"
Planning of 1917 Five Years Meeting, includes correspondence with Rufus M. Jones, requests for FYM subjects, general program suggestions
Includes correspondence with Rufus M. Jones, sample letters to Philadelphia Yearly meeting, requests for FYM subjects, names of delegates and alternates.
Continued planning of Five Years Meeting, Committee on Arrangements May meeting, suggestions of FYM subjects, time recommendations (length of time to report, includes Rufus Jones correspondence
L. Hollingsworth Wood bringing Ross A. Hadley to Board's consideration, requests and approvals of time, requests and approvals of space, outline of 1917 Five Years Meeting
Delegates, speakers and alternatives, general considerations and recommendations, invitations to Committee on Arrangements meeting, suggested program notes, clerks of yearly meetings list
Delegates and alternates, Committee of Seven final report letters, tentative outline of program FYM, finalized program publishing, discussion of major themes (for FYM), time suggestions/requests
"Report of the Committee of Seven", printing guidelines and suggestions, speakers and timing requests
Oct 1917 newspaper clipping, Letters from state meeting delegations, Finalizing reports and speakers, Delegates and alternates New York Yearly Meeting, Program "Five Years' Meeting 1917 Richmond, Indiana", "Young Friends Conference-News Bulletin"
Requesting/receiving money to bring Richard Roberts to FYM, "Washington's Vision", delegation notes
"Why the Five Years Meeting?", wrap-up conversations and fundraising
Much of folder 1919-1934 deals with locating and piecing together information relative to the formation and activities of the Trustees of the Board of Education, who were largely inactive up until the time Raymond Binford wrote Wood inquiring about their status (1934).
Related to 1935 Five Years' Meeting, delegates, logistics, publicity, wrap-up and post conversations; Wood was chairman of the Business Committee
Wrap-up of business of Trustees of Board of Education. Correspondents include Raymond Binford (chairman of Board of Education), Walter C. Woodward and others.
Includes letters, minutes, treasurer's statement; Correspondence of Wood with Scattergood discussing Trustee of Board of Education business, begins with Scattergood's appointment to the Board
Correspondence, minutes of meetings; topics include turning over funds to Trustees of Five Years Meeting, correspondents include Raymond Binford and others.
Resolutions, general letters to trustees, bylaws, forms, etc
Includes letters, clippings, copies of "criticisms on the original draft of the proposed changes of the Uniform Discipline" and letter (1934) of Walter J. Ladd with "Suggested phrasing for amendment to the Uniform Discipline for the American Yearly Meeting of Friends, etc" and other papers, related to Five Years Meeting of 1940.
Letters, clippings, copies of "criticisms on the original draft of the proposed changes of the Uniform Discipline" and letter (1934) of Walter J. Ladd with "Suggested phrasing for amendment to the Uniform Discipline for the American Yearly Meeting of Friends, etc" and other papers, related to Five Years Meeting of 1940.
A volunteer ambulence unit founded and staffed by British Quakers, often concientious objectors, during World War I. "Young Friends Ambulance Corps" led by Philip J. Baker, a Cambridge scholar and athlete, son of Joseph Allen Baker, a Canadian member of the British Parliament. Wood is listed as American member of Friends Ambulance Unit Committee and donations were sent to him at his office.
"Friends at the Front: An Appeal from Friends in England in aid of the Ambulance Unit", "To the Subscribers to the Friends Ambulance Unit", mailing list, correspondents include J. Allen Baker, Extract from the Toronto Daily Star, War Victims Relief Committee of the Society of Friends, Friends at the Front pamphlet,
"An Appeal to Our Appreciation of Herosim and a New Standard for Haverford Men", "First Report of the Work of the Friends' Ambulance Unit", Receipts and Contributors to Friends Ambulance Unit, "Report of the Relief Work Carried Out by the Aide Civile Belge...", "The British Ambulance Unit for Italy", letters related to fundraising
Letters include George Walton (George School asking if Friends' Ambulance Corp. can speak to students), J. Allen Baker, O.M. Chase and Yoshio Nitobe (Haverford class of 1915) (finding a photograph of Philip J. Baker), rejections and acceptances to Friends Ambulance Unit Committee, donation of funds to "English Friends Ambulance Corps" (raised $947 in 1914), requests and receipt of pamphlets
Letters include receipt and requests of pamphlets, collection/donation of funds and resources, conversations and updates with J.A. Baker, Yoshio Nitobe (Haverford class of 1915) (offering his services to Ambulance Corp.), inquiries about American participation in Friends' Ambulance Unit, Friends' Ambulance Unit personnel list, etc.
Letters include donation of funds, J. Allen Baker updates, wedding invitation (Irene Noel and Philip John Baker), requests and receipts of pamphlets, inquiries and acceptances of additional unit members, The American Friend (asking about Friends Ambulance Unit progress), J.W. Wilson and LHW journey to France visiting unit members, updates forsubscribers to Friends Ambulance Unit, War Office restrictions, newspaper clippings
Letters include Rufus M. Jones, Society of Friends War Victims' Relief Committee, J. Allen Baker, inquiries about joining Unit, continued fundraising, update from L.B. Maxwell (Friends Ambulance Unit captain), suggestions of book
Relating to education in New York Yearly Meeting and New England Yearly Meeting, specifically Oakwood Seminary, Oak Grove Seminary, and Moses Brown School. Primarily correspondence of Wood with Hannah J. Bailey, Joshua L. Barton, George L. Crosman, Seth K. Gifford, Rufus M. Jones, Isaac Sharpless, Walter H. Wood, and others related to planning the conference, who to invite, when to hold it, etc.
London Yearly Meeting set up a legal body "Friends Trusts, Ltd." to act as Trustee and so forth for religious, charitable, etc. matters connected with the Society of Friends. Wood is asked to legally represent the interests of Friends Trusts, Ltd. in the United States in relation to the settlement of S. C. Witting's estate. The British Witting created a trust in 1925 in England and the U.S.
Wood is asked to legally represent the interests of Friends Trusts, Ltd. in the United States in relation to the settlement of S. C. Witting's estate. The British Witting created a trust in 1925 in England and the U.S.
Includes formal protest of IRS taxation, explanation of Friends Trust Ltd. in context of S.C Witting estate, "Statement of Principal Commissions due the Trustee", initial request of Wood to represent S.C. Witting Estate for Friends Trust
Primarily correspondence with Stanley J. Forward (Central Offices of the Society of Friends London) and authorization to sell shares of Witting estate.
Includes exemption from income tax request and later approval, receipt and release of funds.
Includes Guaranty Trust Company correspondence, "complete closing of the American account" (Stanley J. Forward October 26, 1936), IRS tax assessment (questions about tax exemption), LHW payment and end of stint as Witting estate representative
Originally scheduled for August 2224, 1919 at Devon House, London and called "Peace Conference of All Friends After the War called by London Yearly Meeting" [letterhead 5/23/1919].
Wood appointed to "Committee of Arrangements for the London Conference" at general meeting of AFSC, which was asked to take charge of all arrangements. First organizational meeting held Jan. 6, 1920. Wood appointed April 8, 1920 as one of the American members of the Business Committee. Letter (April 16, 1920) has Wood writing "as Chairman of the American Committee in preparation for Conference of All Friends After the War Called by London Yearly Meeting" to be held August 1320, 1920.
Both the English and American Friends put together a set of reports, prepared by commissions. The commissions were assigned topics all centering on the Peace Testimony of the Society of Friends. The American Commissions were chaired by the following: Rufus Jones, Commission I; Isaac Sharpless, Commission II (A and B); William I. Hull, Commission II (C); Jesse H. Holmes, Commission III; George A. Walton, Commission IV; Henry J. Cadbury, Commission V; Elbert Russell, Commission VI.
Contents include letters, brochures (including "Some particular advices for Friends and a statement of loyalty for others : being the views of some members of the Society of Friends regarding its attitude toward the present crisis" 1918, Phila., Baltimore), drafts of commission reports, draft of pamphlet on "Peace Testimony" section of English commission reports, copy of essay "Quakerism at present and one hundred years ago" by C. A. Zavitz (Genesee Yearly Meeting), essay on English Friends point of view on conference by Edith J. Wilson (6/16/1920), drafts of essays from various perspectives on conference, lists, accounts. Labeled by Wood as "Miscellaneous correspondence," these folders are papers of the Committee on Arrangements.
Topics include including Young Friends in the delegations, work of the various commissions, appointment of delegates, postponement of conference until Aug. 1920, plans for Nov. 1919 meeting of members of the Committee of English Friends and American Commissions, difficulty of Wood in getting information on plans of English Friends, arrangements for visit of English Friends, planning for Friends World Conference. Wood asks for articles on conference expectations from different Quaker viewpoints (Orthodox, Hicksite, Young Friend, Militaristic, Women, etc.) and from a non-Friend. Wood asks Herbert Hoover, Jane Addams and others to write letters stating why Friends should attend (gets replies from Hoover, Addams, etc.), view from Berlin in letter of sister Carolena M. Wood, etc.
Includes "Some Particular Advices for Friends & A Statement of Loyalty for Others (1918)", May 17 pamphlet of intended "Peace Conference of All Friends", Edward Backhouse updates and concerns, delegates and alternates (initially wanting 400 American delegates), pre-conference meetings coordination and attendance, preliminary program information request, Friends Service Committee News
Includes appointment and request of delegates from: Western meetings (i.e. Oregon Yearly Meeting), Eastern meetings, Wilburite meetings; Conference Committee reports, requests for preliminary programs, question of appointing Young Friends delegates
Contents include postponement of world conference until August 1920, contribution of funds
Includes frequent correspondence with Edward Backhouse, information about delegates, coordinating meetings of committees, English Peace Conference Committee and American Peace Conference Committee
Includes Edward B. Haskell letter (discussing his response to WW1 and pacifism, delegates and speakers, conference dates, concerns about participation of English friends
Includes planning conference October or November 1919, coordinating bringing English Friends to the US, where to host planning peace conference, etc.
Includes meeting to hear English Friends, "Reports of the Commissions" booklets ordered, finances/expenses, fundraising or requests for funds, letters to and from English Friends (quaratine period in New York City
Includes fundraising and donations, "Is the London Conference Worth While?", correspondence with non-Friends interested in conference, Mary Kelsey article edits, "TLS of Herbert Hoover June 16, 1920", participation requests (acceptances and rejections), "The Progressive Friends of Longwood", American Friends Service Committee
Includes suggested delegates, "Reports of the Commissions" booklets ordered, questions from participants/speakers to conference planners, fundraising and donations, etc.
Content includes Baltimore Group delegates to World Conference photograph, Jane Addams letters, Berlin Friends, preparation before Conference, and wrap-up post Conference
Contents include minutes, draft of program, printed circulars, brochures (includes Hoover letter), pamphlets, handwritten and typed notes and lists, reprints, clipping. Items are related to planning the Conference.
Primarily printed items related to Friends World Conference of 1920 and to other Friends conferences occurring at the same time. Includes printed letters, pamphlets, programs, reprints, etc. Wood's label "London Conference" [these look like items he may have collected before the Conference or while at the Conference?]
Contents include memoranda (including meeting at 12th St. Meetinghouse of Delegates, program lists Wood as presiding at this "Conference with Delegates and Commissions"), certificates authorizing Wood, James Wood and Carolena Wood as delegates to London Conference, program, article by Wood, typed lists, notes, printed preliminary plan, printed letter from London Committee.
Correspondence of Wood with delegates, committee members and others, re: delegates, transportation, expenses, etc. of trip to the Conference in London. Notable correspondents include Anna B Hewitt, Ellwood Burdsall, Harold S. Laity, J. Barnard Walton, etc.
Correspondence asking for programs, Commission reports, information on traveling to Conference, etc. [Note: no lists in this folder].
Includes letters, requesting copies of reports.
Includes bills, receipts for printing brochures, travel, etc.
Correspondence with persons contributing toward expenses of various Friends' trip to London Conference.
Wood is chairman of the Nominating Committee (one of the standing committees of Friends World Conference).
Letters, press releases, clipping, memorial, brochure, list of delegates from London Yearly Meeting, notes on Fellowship Worship Group no. 5, pamphlet "The Anti-Slavery and Aborigines Protection Society." These folders directly relate to Wood's work as chairman of the Nominating Committee. Topics include Wood's suggestion that members of the American General Committee subscribe to the important English and American Friends journals so as to be familiar with the thought of other groups of Friends, suggestions and selection of persons to serve on committees and commissions, hesitancy of some Friends to attend, post conference wrap-up, etc. Bulk of correspondence is with other committee persons and those asked to serve on committees and commissions.
Letters to various committees, conversations about including "all groups of Friends" (W.T. Emmons, 10/17/1934), publicity through Quaker publications, early discussions of planning
Asking influential persons to serve on Committees for future conference (including position of Vice Chairman)
Accepting of memberships, requesting service on Committee
Summer meeting of FWC Committee, fundraising through the financial committee, invitation to Swarthmore Conference and request for donations, questions of transportation and "hospitality", "Washington Weekend for the Fellowship Council of the AFSC and the Friends' World Conference Committee", mainly correspondence to/from Leslie D. Shaffer (Executive Secretary of FWC Committee)
Fall meeting of FWC Committee, FWC 1937 promotional pamphlet, "Reading list of Virginia Peelle- June 14, 1937" (related to her study of race relations), FWC promotional release, fundraising
LHW participation in Racial Justice section and Worship Fellowship group, "Tentative Program of Preliminary Gathering at Swarthmore College", "To the members of the Religious Society of Friends... A message of the Society of Friends in France", letter from James G. Douglas requesting to "meet a number of Negros and to learn more of the Racial problems in the USA" (5/19/37), list of international yearly meetings in attendance, fundraising
"The Anti-Slavery and Aborigines Protection Society", Felowship Worship Groups Swarthmore Group No.6, Note of Introduction from FWC, "Friends World Conference: Attenders Application Blank"
Correspondence of Wood as Chairman of Nominating Committee with Anna Griscom Elkinton as Chairman of Friends World Conference Committee; these letters clipped together by Wood; "Report to Yearly Meetings of Friends World Conference Committee"
Correspondence of Wood as Chairman of Nominating Committee with Anna Griscom Elkinton as Chairman of Friends World Conference Committee, "To New York Yearly Meeting of... Friends David F. Lane, Clerk." (Feb. 21, 1936)
Correspondence of Wood as Chairman of Nominating Committee with Norton, Secretary of Friends World Conference Committee, letters clipped together by Wood; acceptances and declined committee nominations
Correspondence of Wood as Chairman of Nominating Committee with Norton, Secretary of Friends World Conference Committee; "Some Reflections on American Quakerism" by Anna Griscom Elkinton, Norton lamenting singular international representatives, letters discuss setting up of committees and commissions (who should serve, etc.)
"Commission Studies for World Conference of Friends", nominating committee requests
Committee nominations, "For immediate release 8-14-35", Friends World Conference 1937 Lists/Graph
"Instructions to Chairmen and Members of World Conference Commissions", Commission No.1-5 participants list, representatives from various yearly meetings, committee appointments
"Quaker Worship from the Point of View of Mysticism by Henri Van Etten", "The Reality of the Group Life by Henri Van Etten", "The Inner Light by Pierre Echard", "Study of the Conditions which are most Favorable to Quaker Worship", "Letter from the Friends' Esperanto Society to Delegates to The Friends World Conference"
Typed lists of names and addresses of those on committees and commissions, also some related correspondence
Reports, letters (including some copies of letters sent by Wood as chairman of Nominating Committee), suggestions for World Conference program and commission studies
Copies of minutes of Central Executive Committee, Friends World Conference Committee, Nominating Committee, Publicity Committee, World Conference Committee (English section).
Letters, biographical sketch on Wood written by Wood, correspondents include Lois S. Vaught (Friends Centre, China, includes sketches of some Chinese Friends), The American Friend
Typed draft of the Thomas E Jones' report- titled "Racial Justice".
Correspondence of Wood with English Friends coming to the Conference. Correspondents include Frederick J. Gillman, Amy E. Sturge, Charles S.Vincent, Amy E. Wallis, Harry T. Silcock, Mabel G. Barlow, Arthur C. Nutt, John Johnson, J. Harold Douglas.
Clippings, brochures, reprint "What does Quakerism mean to us?" by Hans Albrecht (Clerk of German Yearly Meeting) inscribed, Pres. by the author.
Printed version of LHW's "We know better but we do worse" and correspondence in response to piece
LHW sending "We know better but we do worse" to yearly meetings, with acknowledgements of receipt, and separately, those without acknowledgment
LHW sending "We know better but we do worse" to independent meetings, with acknowledgements of receipt
LHW sending "We know better but we do worse" to foreign yearly meetings, including but not limited to Cuba, Norway, Kenya, England, Germany, South Africa, Japan, Madagascar, China, Mexico, etc.
LHW sending "We know better but we do worse" to The American Friend, The Australasian Friend, The Canadian Friend, The Pacific Friend, The Penn Weekly, The Forum, etc.
Wood was a member of this committee, which had as its honorary chairman, Eleanor Roosevelt. Includes material on the "New York City Conference on the Emigré and the Community" held in May 1939. Correspondents include Bart Andress (Executive Director of the committee) and others. Printed materials, minutes, and newspaper copies included.
Wood was named to the New York branch of the "Committee in Support of Guilford College" as part of the Quaker college's centennial endowment campaign. Almost all of the correspondence in these folders is concerned with various aspects of fundraising for Guilford: how to conduct the campaign (whether to hire a professional fundraising company or try and do it cheaper themselves), how to approach the Biddle and Duke families for contributions, etc.
Discusses failure of Commercial National Bank of High Point (which held Guilford's endowment fund) and death of bank's president and member of college's Board of Trustees, J. Elwood Cox; death of Guilford's President emeritus, Dr. Lewis Lyndon Hobbs. Correspondents include Raymond Binford, L. L. Hobbs, Edgar T. Hole and others
Letters between Wood and Binford, President of Guilford, chiefly discussing how the endowment campaign should be conducted. Wood is on the New York committee which is trying to get contributions from New York and Philadelphia Friends.
Letters between Wood and Carroll (Dean of School of Commerce at U. of N.C., Chapel Hill and chair of Trustees Committee of the Guilford Centennial Endowment campaign) discussing the campaign.
Letters between Wood and Cox (President of the Commercial National Bank of High Point, N.C. and member of Guilford Board of Trustees) discussing endowment campaign.
Chiefly letters between Wood and Hole (Financial Secretary of Guilford) discussing endowment campaign.
Letters chiefly discussing fundraising campaign, including how to ask Biddle and Duke families for a contribution. Correspondents include George Gordon Battle, Edgar T. Hole, Herbert Petty and others.
Letters about fundraising campaign, map of State Highway System of North Carolina, note cards
Letters about fundraising campaign, commencement invitation, etc.
Letters about fundraising campaign, promotional materials, etc.
Primarily Wood's letters appealing for contributions filed with replies from prospective donors. Notable correspondents include Department of Justice. Photos of Guilford also included.
School in Jamaica begun by Friends ca. 1898. Under principal Montclair Hoffman, Happy Grove became a certified secondary school in 1921. During the 1930s, the school lost its $5,000 subsidy from the American Friends Board of Missions, causing great hardship during the end of Hoffman's tenure and during the administration of his successor, T. A. M. Grant. Dr. Kenneth B. M. Crooks was principal from 1941-1953.
[See: pp. 55-57 in "The Society of Friends in Jamaica" (1962) BX7708.J2 F92 and "Happy Grove: a friendship center in the Caribbean" BX7708.J2 A5]
Correspondence discusses finding money for the school; education in Jamaica; Montclair Hoffman wishes to attend Columbia U. for a year of study as result of Jamaican government program emphasizing vocational training; Kenneth Crooks as a possible headmaster for Happy Grove, etc. Correspondents include Kenneth Crooks, LHW, Sir Edward Denham (Governor-in-Chief of Jamaica), Dr. D Theo Wint, Lyra Trueblood Wolkins, Thomas E. Jones, Maude Hutchinson (unsatisfied by Happy Grove School).
Letters include Kenneth Crooks (headmaster), campaigns for funds, appointments of professors, resumes of potential teachers, death of Montclair Hoffman, Thomas E. Jones (President of Earlham College), asking about potential donors, etc.
Correspondence concerning financial support for Harold Ballysingh (a graduate of Happy Grove who went to Earlham) who wishes to study law in England. Letters requesting donations, and responses.
Chiefly letters with potential committee members. Discusses formation of "Montclair Hoffman Happy Grove Committee," a committee made up of Young Friends for the purpose of aiding Hoffman's attempts to raise money for Happy Grove in the U.S.
Chiefly concerned with financing the addition of a science lab at Happy Grove to increase its ranking from a 2nd grade secondary school to a 1st grade secondary school and thereby doubling its government grant money. Unable to pay teachers in spring term 1933. Schedule of Law 31 of 1924 Regulations. Correspondents include Sarah J. Swift and others.
Correspondents include William C. Biddle, Walter W. Haviland, Emily Cooper Johnson, W. Carson Ryan, Dorothea Simmons, J. Barnard Walton and others. Questions about funds for the school and traveling to visit (pre-trip).
Letters, photographs, clippings. General correspondence, W. Carson Ryan and Walter W. Haviland to visit Happy Grove and report on its present situation and needs. Photographs include detailed descriptions.
Letters, publication "Friends in Jamaica" (1931), drafts of reports "Our visit to Jamaica" by Walter W. Haviland, "Happy Grove School Historical statement," "Happy Grove School" [promotional piece]. Correspondents include Walter W. Haviland, Montclair Hoffman and others.
Letters, lists, accounts, pamphlet, essay. Includes lists of contributors and committee members ("Montclair Happy Grove Committee list of interested people and contributors" ca. 25 pp). Wood was chairman and William C. Biddle treasurer of the "Montclair Hoffman Happy Grove Committee." Correspondents include Montclair Hoffman and others.
Typed "Haviland-Ryan Report on Happy Grove School, Jamaica" also typed draft of report and handwritten draft of "Happy Grove needs" section of report written by Ryan. About Haviland-Ryan trip to Jamaica
Provident held the Montclair Happy Grove Committee account.
Chiefly after death of Wm. Biddle in 1942, in attempt to sort out financial status of Bancroft Fund. The Bancroft Fund income was to be used to aid Happy Grove students seeking higher educational opportunities in the U.S. Includes chronology of events concerning Hoffman and finances. Correspondence with American Friends Board of Missions- "Re Happy Grove School and Bancroft Funds correspondence" breakdown.
Incomplete run of minutes (4/1939, 10/1940, 2/1941, 5/1941, 7/1941 and 9/1941) which includes discussion of appointment of new Headmaster, repairs, resignations, and overall status of the Happy Grove School.
Chiefly correspondence between Wood and Simmons regarding financial problems of school and whether school can continue. Correspondents include Montclair Hoffman, about salary and fundraising.
Also touches on difficulties in change of administration at school (after Hoffman). Other correspondents include Montclair Hoffman and "Jamaica Progressive League" (NYC). "The Rules, Regulations and By-Laws of the Friends Educational Council Ltd. Jamaica. Discussion of Hoffman's fundraising trip to the US.
Chiefly concerns an appeal to the Southern Education Foundation, correspondents include LHW and Carnegie Foundation, etc.
Letters to and about Aubrey Jacobs, Dorothea Simmons was aiding him financially, Wood was in charge of administering his finances while in the U.S (legal documents in folder).
Discussion of Jacobs trip to Boston
Includes letters of Jacobs while at Howard. Chiefly correspondence between Wood and Jacobs re: his expenses and need for money.
Letters to and from Aubrey Jacobs about expenses, joining the Dental Corps. of the British army, Howard University commencement invitation, etc.
Letters, bills, accounts and other papers related to Jacobs' expenses while attending college in U.S
Gertig was working for Friends Educational Council, Ltd. (Jamaica) teaching crafts at Friends College, Highgate. Friends Educational Council wished him to travel to U.S. and Mexico to study crafts. Includes letters of Dorothea Simmons.
Wood graduated from Haverford in 1896. He served on Haverford's Board of Managers for over forty years. He was also a member of the New York Haverford Society whose primary goal was "to give financial or other assistance to young men desiring to attend Haverford College."
Includes Treasurer Statement 1928-1929, "Certificate of Incorporation of New York Haverford Society, Inc.", meetings of the society and of the Corporation of Haverford College, nomination for NY Haverford Society scholarship
Mid-winter dinner with Rufus Jones and Christopher Morley speakers, list of Rufus Jones' published works, letters describing Association Dinner success, Haverford College librarian requesting donation to purchase "History of the State of New York", state of the scholarship for 1931
Nominations for scholarship, Haverford fundraising, football, finding William H. Futrell (if alive or dead), Proposed "officers" of NY Haverford Society 1933
Updates of scholarship winners, Christopher Morley letter, fundraising, Royal J. Davis description and memorial dinner, summary minutes of Executive Committee Meeting May 1934
Invitation to monthly luncheon and annual dinner (LHW and others), fundraising, List of Haverford students prior to 1900, "Songs of Haverford"
Alumni Association membership letter, letter explaining the Scholarship Committee, information for class of 1892-1898, Annual Dinner (Herbert Hoover speaker), Felix Morley Inauguration news clipping, fundraising,
"Tricollege" [Haverford, Swarthmore, Bryn Mawr] dinner honoring new President of Bryn Mawr, Katharine McBride (Feb. 1942), adding names to Haverford Alumni List, Annual Dinner invitations
Class of 1896 75th Anniversary, Mid-Winter dinner anniversary, nominations for scholarship, fundraising, invitation to Annual Varsity Club Dinner (May 8th)
Photo in 1951, Luther M. Hunt updates, Class of 1896 55th anniversary, Alumni Day program, Edgar H. Boles obituary
"One of Haverford's Great Teachers" (Rufus Jones), "The Haverford Campaign: A Schedule of Gifts Required to Raise $2,000,000", donations processed, "A Time for Decision" endowment pamphlet
Founder's Bell First Proof pamphlet, donations, receipt of donation
Majority of correspondence with Edward W. Evans, Memorials and Gifts list, potential painter for Isaac Sharpless portrait, "A List of Framed Portraits Belonging to Haverford College"
"In Memoriam: Rufus M. Jones 1863-1948", tributes to Rufus M. Jones, correspondence relating to editing memorial
Appointment of Board members, consideration of replacements, mainly correspondence between board members and Haverford President (Gilbert White)
Nominations of members, LHW misgivings of William Bell
William Draper Lewis, Gilbert Bowles, Warner Fite, William H. Chamberlin, Charles F. Jenkins, J. Usang Ly, James A. Babbitt, James Viall
William I. Shaffer, Frederick J. Libby, Thomas C. Desmond, Herbert Hoover, Frederick Strawbridge, Henry V. Gummere, George K. Strode, William H. Chamberlain, Philip Noel-Baker
Joseph M. Beatty Jr., "Panel for Honorary Degrees as revised... Jan. 18 1952", Carroll Thornton Brown, Douglas P. Falconer, Frank Aydelotte, Edwin J. Heath, Philip Noel Baker, Henry Drinker, Dr. Eric Ball
Letters discuss merits of various candidates for the Board of Managers
Mainly correspondence between President of Haverford College (Gilbert White) and Wood; discusses deaths of Haverford alums, fundraising, etc.
Discussion of William Bell will and Haverford Board of Managers, correspondence with Ira D. Reid and Gilbert White
Discussion of donation to endowment, Luther M Hunt, Class of 1896 reunion, photos of reunion (June 1951)
Includes newspaper clippings, Board of Managers minutes, correspondence with Gilbert White and Ira D. Reid
Haverford promotional materials, discussion of LHW resignation from the Board of Managers
Letters chiefly between Wood and William Morris Maier.
Wood on Library committee. Letters discuss Wood's dislike of plan for new Library stack (1940, Edwards). Correspondents include Dean P. Lockwood, J. Henry Scattergood and others.
Notes on contents: mimeographed copies (drafts?) of reports, minutes re: fundraising, long range plans, academic freedom, etc., many with annotations by Wood
Also Founder's Bell campaign promotional materials
Also Haverford Trends newsletter
Photograph of 1951 Board of managers giving class and year elected (includes LHW), R&R Friends Douglass V. Steere letter
Wood provided legal services to the nursery, whose purpose was to "aid the mother who has been forced to become the breadwinner of the family..."
Notes on contents: correspondence, 1912-1916; legal papers, 1906-1915 (includes Resolution of Board of Directors, assignment of mortgage, will of Alice Williams, memorandum, deed), fundraising brochure, 1914.
Also booklet: "India's Revolution by Saliendra Nath Ghose
Established in 1942 from the merger of two organizations. Earlier name "International Rescue & Relief Committee." Wood was a member of the Board and appears in the papers as chairman of IRC in 1947, 1950-1951.
Wood's efforts to get Ex-Justice of the Supreme Court, Owen J. Roberts as Honorary Chairman (includes letter of Rufus M. Jones, J. Henry Scattergood). Scattergood is willing to put his name on Wood's plea, but feels personally concerned as to Robert's stance on Universal Military Service.
Iron Curtain Refugee Campaign, meeting minutes, correspondence with "Shiba" about her forced resignation as European Director of IRC, Resettlement Campaign for Exiled Professionals, bank statements, Statement of Consolidation, etc.
Resettlement Campaign for Exiled Professionals requests for funds (internal and external), "House Exempts 'Involuntary' Nazis from Security Act Ban", budgets, reports, "News From the International Rescue Committee Newsletter Spring 1951"
"Extension of DP Act" memo, Interim reports (including "Professionals Placed by the Resettlement Campaign for Exiled Professionals of the International Rescue Committee, Inc."), messages from committee members abroad, Iron Curtain Frontier Stations, fundraising campaigns
Correspondence related to Resettlement Campaign for Exiled Professionals and the Iron Curtain Refugee Campaign; Board Member minutes, reports; Immigration and Naturalization Services papers
Mainly public relations proposal for IRC (1952) and financial crisis threatening IRC (see: Jerome I. Hyman April 15, 1952 letter)
Notes on contents: mimeographed copies of minutes, reports.
Notes on contents: mimeographed copies of reports, memorandum, letters and press release concerned with work of IRC.
Wood's folder title "John Bowne Lecture (Joint Committee on Affiliated Service)." The John Bowne Lecture was sponsored by the two New York Yearly Meetings. Wood was treasurer.
Correspondence of Wood with Sue C. Yerkes and others at "Friends Intelligencer" (1929-1931), Elbert Russell (1930-1931), Herbert H. Farmer (1932), John A. Hughes (1933), Alexander C. Purdy (1933-1934), Rufus M Jones.
Printed copies of: "Can we achieve a spiritual religion?" by A. Bruce Curry (1930), "The Vale of Beavor Today" by Elbert Russell (1931), "The Dimension of the Eternal" by Herbert H. Farmer (1932), "The Eternal Spring" by John A. Hughes (1933). Two typed drafts, with corrections, of "The Restatement of Truth" by Augustus Taber Murray (1929). Clipping of "Seekers, then and now" by Rufus M. Jones (1928).
Chiefly correspondence concerning Friends efforts to preserve the John Woolman House in Mt. Holly, N.J. (built by Woolman). Correspondents include Edward Cornell, Amelia Mott Gummere and others.
Notes on contents: letters, brochures, etc. related to British Friends efforts to preserve the character of the land surrounding the Meeting House and burial place of William Penn. Correspondence discusses the possibilities of interesting American Friends in the venture, includes letters from J. Edward Hodgkin and others.
Includes copies of statements and letters of support to be presented to Andrew Carnegie in 1912 asking for financial help, letters discussing proposed investment of Julius Rosenwald. Correspondents include Charles Banks, Isaiah T. Montgomery, Fred R. Moore ("New York Age") and others.
Clippings, 1913 calendar "Farmers' Cooperative Mercantile Co." with portrait of Montgomery (OVERSIZE), prospectuses, postcard. Advertising Mound Bayou, Isaiah T Montgomery, and Booker T Washington.
Correspondence with and about Dr. Murray and the difficulties connected with Black doctors being allowed to practice in white hospitals and of Black patients being admitted to same. Includes account of Dr. George S. Moore (Clinical Director of U.S. Veterans Hospital, Tuskegee, Alabama) telling of death of his son from neck injury and the refusal of white hospitals to admit and treat his son. Includes letters of Grace Abbott (U.S. Dept. of Labor), James Hardy Dillard.
Mainly LHW inquiries into Dr. Peter M. Murray; Includes letters of Grace Abbott (U.S. Dept. of Labor) and James Hardy Dillard.
LHW correspondence with Dr. Peter M. Murray and others; seeking to have Murray appointed to the White House Conference on Child Health and Protection (related challenges), Includes account of Dr. George S. Moore (Clinical Director of U.S. Veterans Hospital, Tuskegee, Alabama) telling of death of his son from neck injury and the refusal of white hospitals to admit and treat his son. Includes letters of Grace Abbott (U.S. Dept. of Labor), James Hardy Dillard.
Wood, Norman M. Thomas, and Albert De Silver were the original trustees of the Fund (Evans Clark replaced De Silver in 1925, after the latter's death). The Fund was established in 1920 and began operation in 1922, providing bail for members of Workers Party of America, General Defense Committee, etc. The Fund was associated with The Labor Bureau [and ACLU?]. In a letter (7/2/1927) to Frank P. Walsh, Wood wrote "On account of my sins and my sympathies, I am a member of the Board of Trustees of the National Bail Fund which was organized during the hot persecution period to provide bail for poor devils who had no other means of getting it and were -to-goodness people, although some of them seem to have left out the honest and evaporated ..."
Correspondence chiefly discusses legal matters.
Mainly correspondence about the problems arising when Albert De Silver, the original trustee of the fund, died.
Contains correspondence describing National Bail Fund financial troubles, chiefly correspondence between LHW and Kathryn Fenn; some correspondence about providing bail and receiving money back.
Chiefly correspondence between LHW and Kathryn Fenn discussing outstanding bail dues, methods of recovery, and money returned to contributors.
Correspondence between LHW and National Surety about the National Bail Fund paying their outstanding bonds.
Correspondence chiefly discusses legal matters, Charles Carroll absconding with bonds
Correspondence discusses getting bail bonds back, paying out settlements, etc.
The League was founded in 1906 by S. W. Layten, a Black Baptist activist, and Frances A. Kellor, a white reformer. Its purpose was to help Black women emigrating from the South to understand the realities of life in the North and to aid those who emigrated in finding suitable lodgings and employment (and thereby avoiding disreputable employment agencies which would steer them into prostitution).
Members of the League met the women as soon as they arrived by boat or train, thereby keeping them out of the hands of unscrupulous men and houses. They made sure the women knew where they were going and had the means to get there.
The League was one of three organizations (Committee for Improving the Industrial Condition of Negroes in New York and the Committee on Urban Conditions Among Negroes were the others) which came together in 1911 to form the National League on Urban Conditions Among Negroes (in 1920, the organization's name became the National Urban League).
Wood is listed as treasurer on 1911 letterhead of the Committee on Urban Conditions Among Negroes, assistant treasurer on 1911 letterhead of National League on Urban Conditions Among Negroes and 1912 letterhead of National League for the Protection of Negro Women "A Federated Organization of the National League on Urban Conditions Among Negroes."
[see: "The National Urban League, 1910-1940" by Nancy J. Weiss, E185.5 N33 W44]
Correspondents include Ruth S. Baldwin, Eugene Kinckle Jones, Bessie M. Pike, Elizabeth Walton and others. Discusses distribution of funds and donations.
Minutes of 1912 mention reorganization whereby NLPCW becomes a committee of National League on Urban Conditions Among Negroes, to be known as the "Committee for the Protection of Women.".
The League grew out of the 1911 consolidation of the Committee on Urban Conditions Among Negroes, the National League for the Protection of Colored Women and the Committee for Improving Industrial Conditions of Negroes in New York. Wood was secretary of the Executive Board of NUL (1913-1914) and President from 1915 to 1941.
[see: "The National Urban League 1910-1940," by Nancy J. Weiss, E185.5 N33 W44 (note: Weiss cites Wood papers); "The Urban League Movement" by L. Hollingsworth Wood, in Journal of Negro History, 1924, vol. IX, pp. 117-126 (and letter of E. K. Jones, p. 232-233, elaborating on Wood's contribution to NUL)]
Topics include meetings, fundraising, plans to consolidate work of several organizations [forming Urban League, Wood is on consolidation committee, 1911], unsatisfactory work of Houstoun as field secretary, makeup of first National Urban League executive committee, "suitable" work available to Black Americans [see Pratt to Wood, 12/23/1911], plan of work for fellows of the NUL (1912). Also, criticism of Haynes as too theoretical and academic by Frissell and others, suitability of various persons for positions in NUL, confidential proposal from NAACP for a "National Race Commission" (1913, with accompanying letter of Oswald Garrison Villard to Ruth S. Baldwin [in Baldwin folder]). Also, possibility of adding Booker T. Washington to Executive Board (1914), joint conference in Memphis with NAACP (1914), "A Plan for Improving City Conditions Among Negroes" and "Brief Statement of the Work of the National League on Urban Conditions Among Negroes" (with letter of Julius Rosenwald, 6/30/1914). Training center for Black social and religious workers at Nashville, financial problems, Roger Baldwin's statement on work of the League (in Oct. 1914), salary of George Haynes, "Cooperation for Community Betterment" by James R. Anderson (Nov. 1916), work in Nashville by Haynes, controversy over Mowbray (of Fisk) going to Chicago (1916). The bulk of the correspondence is with Ruth Standish Baldwin (note: letters of RSB are found throughout the correspondence folders, additionally Wood has put together a folder of correspondence with RSB), Eugene Kinckle Jones and George Edmund Haynes.
Wood elected treasurer.
Consolidation of several committees, with representatives from each.
Topics include makeup of first National Urban League executive committee and "suitable" work available to Black Americans [see Pratt to Wood, 12/23/1911].
Letters from Hope Day Nursery and the NY Colored Orphan Asylum.
Postcard with the "distribution of the Negro Population of Harlem"
Plan of work for fellows of the NUL through the New York Philanthropic School.
New branch of National Urban League in Washington, DC
"A Letter to President Woodrow Wilson On Federal Race Discrimination", proposal from NAACP for a "National Race Commission"
Members of the board debating adding new committees (discrimination in traveling, etc.)
Bulletin of the National League on Urban Conditions Among Negroes, Jan. 1913 Vol. 11 No. 2, news that HBCUs (Fisk, Howard, Virginia Union) had been taken off Columbia University list of schools
Sept. 27th 1913 letter about the mission/goals of National Urban League, New York School of Philanthropy: Courses Open to Auditors 1913-1914
Multiple reports, financial, planning, and otherwise.
Memphis Conference discussion (including talk of segregation as an "urban problem"), The New York Protestant Episcopal City Mission Society correspondence, Booker T. Washington invited to the board
Housing Bureau Plans, Memphis Conference Correspondence subfolder
May 1914 challenges with securing hotels in NYC for African Americans, description of the Southern Sociological Congress meeting (May 13, 1914 letter), news clippings about Mt. Olivet Baptist Church speech by Booker T. Washington, Juvenile Probation Court position availability (Wood defending a Howard grad for position, Nellie Quander)
Training for Social and Religious Service course announcement, Nellie Quander letter (didn't get the probation officer position), Funeral card to LHW (Bessie Mae)
"The National League on Urban Conditions Among Negroes" Current Conditions and Suggestions
Concern that staff of National Urban League was too large, effecting budget
[letters put together by Wood re: salary of George Haynes]
"The Work of the Nashville Staff", "Co-Operation for Community Betterment by James R. Anderson"
Controversy of Mowbray going to Chicago; mainly correspondence between LHW and George E. Haynes (letters often tense)
The Mission was founded in 1865, originally named the "African Sunday School Association." Wood appears on letterhead and in accounts as Treasurer for 1907-1912 and Secretary for 1914-1920.
Examples of invitations to annual benefit Thanksgiving and Holiday fairs, markets and concerts, fundraising brochures and cards, original artwork [by Katharine G. Buffum?] used on fundraising items and invitations, draft of Christmas appeal, application for copyright [of artwork].
Menu and recipe book, Henry Van Dyke letter, correspondence about participating or acting as patrons of the Thanksgiving Fair
"A Thanksgiving Market for the benefit of the New York Colored Mission" promotional page, NY Colored Mission Concert, correspondence related to patronesses, contributions, etc., market artwork
Fair food/items finance list
Music program, receipts from market cash, letter from Nikola Tesla (tesla laboratory letterhead), letters of contribution
Correspondence and memos re: Fair, November 16, 1911
Letters about contributions, newspaper clipping "Negro Carmen Not Wanted", purchasing of property in NYC
Bills paid, mortgages, correspondence w/ NY Colored Mission employee about trip with "older boys" out of NY, contribution letters
Mainly sending and receiving of funds; subscriptions, salaries, and bills
Teacher's report for Manual Training School; Mainly subscription/bill correspondence and correspondence with Joshua L. Barton.
Correspondence and conversations about discrimination against "foreigners" including newspaper clippings; bills and subscriptions
"Report of the Committee to Investigate the Question of the Expense and Feasibility of Starting A Day Nursery", receipts and bills for furnishing Day Nursery, contributions and subscriptions
Potential plots for New York Colored Mission, Will of Ellen Collins donated,
Related to advertising (correspondence between several newspapers), applications for loans, notices of New York Colored Mission Special Meetings, etc.
Minutes of Annual Meetings, finances, etc.
Statement of Treasurer of Trustees, Contract for Telephone Service, Statements, etc.
Evening Post, boys camp through National League on Urban Conditions Among Negroes, Association of the Bar
Volume in folder; checks through Brooklyn Trust Company
Also folder containing receipts from January through April
Letters, receipts, brochure. Discusses arrangements for taking children on outings, contributions, etc. Correspondents include J. L. Barton, Grace Brown, New York Kindergarten Association, etc..
Handwritten edited draft "Report of Fresh Air Workers for the Summer of 1911. New York Colored Mission" (on Central Bureau of Colored Fresh Air Agencies letterhead); "Milestones" (1911) with above report, also letter, notes re: report.
2 receipts (1911); original artwork for 1911 fundraising brochure by K. G. Buffum (2 children gardening, one kneeling, one with hoe). [Wood labels "Fresh Air receipts," 1911 and "Fresh Air pictures"]
Possible farm purchases by the New York Colored Mission; correspondence with NYCM employees and potential land owners
Typed and printed lists of advertisements for farms for sale in N.J. and N.Y., notes, letter.
plate of Booker T Washington signature
Typed and handwritten lists of names and addresses, printed forms to be used to solicit names (to be kept confidential).
Publication of NYCM. Includes 2 issues (vol. 2, March 1908, May 1910).
Includes Association of Practical Housekeeping Centers, Summer Charities of the Children's Aid Society, Colored Orphan Asylum, George Junior Republic Association, Grenfell Association, International Committee of Young Men's Christian Associations, and more.
National Indian Association, The Negro Fresh Air Committee, New York Association for Improving the Condition of the Poor, The New York Christian home for Intemperate Men, The New York Kindergarten Association, The Prison Association of New York, The Rescue Society, St. Philip's Home for Industrious Boys, and more.
The Booker Washington Institute was administered by the New York State Colonization Society. Earlier name was Booker Washington Agricultural and Industrial Institute of Liberia, Inc. The Institute had its beginnings in 1928. The school was located at Kakata, near the Firestone rubber plantation. Wood was elected to the Board of Trustees of NYSCS in 1947; he provided legal assistance to the Society.
[see "The politics of miseducation: the Booker Washington Institute of Liberia, 1929-1984," by Donald Spivey, T166 L7 S74 1986]
Jackson Davis memorial note, meeting minutes, mortgages on property, general correspondence
Liberian government increases grant to Institute (Report of the Principal for the Year 1947), Annual Meeting minutes, financial updates
Certificate to increase number of directors, certificate of incorporation, copy of application to supreme court (for NY State Colonization Society), financial correspondence
Tax exempt status, Docket Annual Meeting of the NY Colonization Society, minutes of annual meeting
Money given regularly to Booker Washington Agricultural and Industrial Institute, special meeting minutes, Agenda Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees
Changing name to Booker Washington Institute, Inc., Dec. financial report, "A Report fo A Travel Fellowship to Liberia by Jacob L. Reddix", financial correspondence
Edward Robinson observations of Liberia (daily reports of people, plants, etc.), Washington Friends Newsletter, minutes of annual meeting, "Summary and Recommendations from Review of the Economic and Cultural Problems of the Tri-City Area Washington State"
Minutes and Docket of annual meeting, financial correspondence
Chiefly related to Wood's role as Treasurer of New York World's Fair Committee of Friends. Discusses what Friends are going to do in relation to the Fair (opening historic Flushing Meeting House to visitors) and how they wish to be represented at the "Temple of Religion" on the Fair grounds. Woods was also a member of the "Interracial Advisory Committee". Correspondents include Eliza H. Bell and others.
Temple of Religion brochure/flyer, financial correspondence, letters on the way to present Quakerism to the general public and planning for historical Flushing meeting.
Meeting House donations to cause, Temple of Religion brochure/flyer, correspondence with Mayor of New York
Contributors from Meetings to World's Fair, correspondence about/with Rufus Jones, coordinating books/printed materials on Quakerism
List of speakers for Temple of Religion, donations
Flushing Meeting House booklet, requesting donations from meeting houses and individuals to keep Flushing Meeting House open through end of the World's Fair, donations
Meeting contributions/donations, editing of report
Financial papers and related correspondence.
Brochure, booklet, programs
Interracial Advisory Committee members list, problems with the oversight (lack thereof) of committee, employment of and discrimination against African Americans correspondence; Primarily correspondence between Wood, Arthur B. Spingarn (Chairman of the Committee) and Grover Whalen (President of the Fair).
Wood was asked to join the "New York New Jersey Committee of the North American Civic League for Immigrants" in April 1911 and was elected to the Legal Affairs Committee in Nov. 1911; he was later chairman of the committee. Wood provided legal services in drafting the League constitution and bylaws. Wood was appointed to a special committee related to Triangle Shirtwaist fire disaster (1912). 1912 letterhead has Wood listed as member. In 1914 name of the League changes to "Committee for Immigrants in America," with Wood listed as a director (1915 letterhead).
Legal Affairs Specifications 1911-1912, Legal Affairs Committee Members; correspondence related to Wood joining the NACL and employment of laborers
Certificate of incorporation, constitution and by-laws (several drafts and notes), correspondence related to approvals and recommendations of Constitution clauses
Senate bills and statements of purpose (brief blurb)
Correspondence related to meeting of committee, calling of a special committee to address Triangle Shirtwaist Fire Disaster, "Summary of Labor and Living Conditions in Camps and Small Communities"
Correspondence connected to The Legal Aid Society, labor rights for children, meeting of committee
Funding educational projects, informed of meetings, etc.
LHW resigns as Chairman of Legal Affairs Committee, Expenditures- Immigration Branch, work done by the League on Barren Island, Jamaica Plains NY
Reprint from "The Outlook" 1913 on work of League, printed brochure from ALA on library books for Italians, donations, and conversations about educational committee
"Immigrant and Library: Italian Helps with lists of Selected Books", Immigrant Education Fund and Recommendations, settlement and correspondence with Edward Brogan, etc.
Notes on contents: copies of typed minutes of meetings of the Legislative Committee, Education Extension Committee and of the Board of Directors. Topics include enlarging scope of work to national level and limiting it to legislation and carrying on and developing "Immigrant Guide and Transfer" (1913).
Bulletins from April and May 1911, July 1912. April 1911 report of General Secretary discusses investigation of relief help in Triangle Shirtwaist fire.
Letters, notes related to various states' (Texas, Oregon, etc.) voter laws.
Letters, copy of agreement between League and LAS in which LAS is to establish a branch office at League office and provide legal services to immigrants served by the League.
Typed weekly reports (originals and copies) primarily of work of the Legal Aid Society and of the Legislative Committee of the League, accompanying legal briefs and other documents.
Includes 29 pp. report on "National Americanization Day Celebrations" July 4, 1915.
Typed copy of "Plan in regard to Education- Extension work ..."
Notice of special meeting to change some League procedures, typed and signed proxies and other legal papers, etc.
25 pp. typed draft of "North Carolina Yearly Meeting (An Historical Sketch) by Julia S. White, Librarian Guilford College," letters of L. L. Hobbs (Guilford College) and others, notes. [Wood indicates these are to be filed under "Wood Friends"]
Under this heading are folders of papers of the following: Joint Committee on Peace of the Two New York Yearly Meetings Friends International Peace Association Joint Peace Committee of the Associated American Yearly Meetings Committee on Peace of the Associated American Yearly Meetings Peace Association of Friends in America.
Wood has all of the papers of the above named committees (and variations on the above) filed together under "PEACE," frequently,there is more than one organization represented in a folder. In order to make the files easier to understand, a chronology of the committees, based on evidence in the papers themselves, follows:
1910 The JOINT COMMITTEE ON PEACE OF THE TWO NEW YORK YEARLY MEETINGS, of which Wood was Secretary, asked the various Yearly Meetings to appoint delegates/committees to come to a Peace Conference of all branches of the Society of Friends to be held July 15-16, 1910, sponsored by the JOINT COMMITTEE. One of the results of the Peace Conference is the formation of the FRIENDS INTERNATIONAL PEACE ASSOCIATION "representing the 21 Yearly Meetings and Associations of all branches of the Religious Society of Friends" [July 16, 1910]. Wood is Secretary of FIPA.
1911 At the Jan. 6, 1911 meeting of the "Executive Committee of the Friends International Peace Association" it is decided that in future work they will be know as the "Executive Committee of the COMMITTEE ON PEACE OF THE ASSOCIATED YEARLY MEETINGS OF FRIENDS" and that further discussion on the name will take place at the 1912 conference.The above named committee is also referred to in letters of 1911 as the "JOINT PEACE COMMITTEE" [context of letter identifies it as either the Joint Committee on Peace of the Associated Yearly Meetings or the Joint Committee on Peace of the two New York Yearly Meetings]. [Oct. 31, 1911] Wood is "Secretary of the Executive Committee on Peace appointed at the Conference of all branches of Friends," held July 1910.
1912 August 9, 1912, name appears as COMMITTEE ON PEACE OF THE ASSOCIATED AMERICAN YEARLY MEETINGS [memo "A meeting of the representatives of the Committee on Peace of the Associated American Yearly Meetings"] Aug. 12, 1912 letter of Wood to members of the Executive Committee "notice of the meeting of the representatives of the JOINT PEACE COMMITTEE OF THE ASSOCIATED AMERICAN YEARLY MEETINGS." In Nov. 1912, Wood is elected to the Executive Committee of the PEACE ASSOCIATION OF FRIENDS IN AMERICA, which is the Peace Board of the Five Years Meeting. A letter of Nov. 25, 1912, states that the Peace Association of Friends in America and the Joint Committee on Peace are two separate organizations and how can they best cooperate?
1913 After 1912, most of the papers relate to Wood's involvement with the Peace Association of Friends in America.
Correspondence between Wood and the head(s) of Yearly Meetings throughout the United States agreeing to support or declining New York Yearly Meetings' call for peace; Pocket Almanac for 1908 of Yearly Meetings
Correspondence between Wood and Yearly Meetings (globally) acknowledging receipt of peace invitation and/or comments; notable: protest of Sydney Monthly Meeting for peace
Responses to proposed Joint Committee meeting, Jan. 28, 1910; correspondence re: Yearly Meetings appointing delegates/committees to attend a Peace Conference of all branches of Friends, July 15-16, 1910 in NYC, expenses list for peace conference
Misc. items found at beginning of 1908-1913 files, undated
Typed and handwritten lists of names of those on peace committees, list of chairmen of committees, members of executive committee, Yearly Meetings replying to invitation of New York Yearly Meetings, etc.
Copy of resolutions, copy of letter sent to President regarding resolutions of Friends Peace Conference [July 1910] and request that a Friend be appointed to proposed Peace Commission; reply from President's Secretary.
Topics include protest against fortification of Panama Canal. Includes letters to Wood as Secretary of "Friends International Peace Association." Correspondents include Sarah C. Fox, William I. Hull, Arthur Perry, Jonathan K. Taylor, Benjamin F. Trueblood and others, including U.S. legislators.
Chiefly letters [of members of Executive Committee] to Wood responding to his letter calling for a meeting of representatives of all churches to plan action for peace and to influence the Senate to approve the arbitration treaties.
Issues discussed include protest against fortification of Panama Canal (1911), promoting ratification of arbitration treaties with Great Britain (1911); correspondence of Wood with various representatives of the Committee on Peace of the Associated American Yearly Meetings
Re: planning for Conference on Peace to be held in connection with the Chautauqua Conference of Friends at Chautauqua, N.Y., Aug. 29, 1912; corresp. with other Peace groups; corresp.; history of Friends Peace Association of Philadelphia (from Yarnall); Wood elected to Executive Committee of Peace Association of Friends in America (Oct. 1912); Directory of Members of New York Monthly Meeting 1912
Chiefly response to Wood letter of August 12, 1912, to members of the Executive Committee, calling for conference at Chautauqua, N.Y. (Joint Committee on Peace of all the Yearly Meetings). Some responses with suggestions to Wood's subjects for discussion. Correspondents include Arabella Carter, Elmer D. Gildersleeve, John F. Hauson [?], Jesse H. Holmes, William I. Hull, Arthur Perry, Robert E. Pretlow, Henry H. Swift and others.
Minutes of Peace Association of Friends in America; correspondence between Wood and other members of the group regarding times to meet, and the group's goals
Topics include conscription, Panama Canal, U.S. conflict with Mexico, proposal to combine Peace Association of Friends into other Boards of the Five Years Meeting, conscientious objectors and alternative service, typed and handwritten draft of Wood's article for Oct. 1914 issue of Messenger of Peace "What is Peace," copy of petition, printed items, poetry.
Events and topics of the Peace Association of Friends in America. Topics include World War I, disarmament, and efforts taken by US Quakers to promote peace.
Minutes, correspondence, and events of Peace Association of Friends in America. Topics include proposal to combine Peace Association of Friends into other Boards of the Five Years Meeting, Quaker response to World War I, etc.
Correspondence between LHW and members of the Peace Association and minutes. Topics include conscientious objectors and alternative service, writing and publishing Peace advertisement, publication of "Messenger of Peace" and other newspaper articles, etc.
Correspondence between LHW and members of the Peace Association and minutes. Topics include conscientious objectors, London Conference of All Friends (1920), correspondence 1920-21 discusses planning a Disarmament Conference in Baltimore.
Letters (April 22-July 20, 1915), also printed programs, booklets and other items. Topics include planning for "6th Annual Summer Conference for Young Friends, July 26-Aug. 1 National Peace Conference for Young Friends, July 23-26" [at Winona Lake, Indiana, 1st conference was held July 1910; from booklet Henry J. Cadbury Secy., also Thomas E. Jones, George A. Walton, Wood involved]. Correspondents include Henry J. Cadbury, Allen D. Hole, Thomas E. Jones and others
Letters, minutes, position statements. Concerns the work of the Commission on Peace and Arbitration of the Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America.
Letters discuss situation between Mexico and U.S., Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Peace Committee developing scholarships for Mexican students to come to U.S. colleges, educational help for Mexico. Correspondents include Paul U. Kellog at The Survey who is interested in response of Quaker colleges (includes letters from Haverford, Whittier and Earlham).
Penn School was located in St. Helena Island, South Carolina. It was founded in the 1860s as a school for the formerly enslaved. An earlier name "Penn Normal, Industrial and Agricultural School." Wood was asked to join the Board of Trustees in 1908. George Foster Peabody was chairman of the Board of Trustees when Wood joined the Board
Topics include asking Wood to join the Board, publicity and fundraising campaign for Penn School, and notices of meetings.
Correspondence related to publicity and fundraising campaign for Penn School (Wood on Publicity Committee), The American Magazine article "Help Educate This Child", correspondence between Wood and newspapers about publicity campaign
Correspondence related to publicity and fundraising campaign for Penn School (Wood on Publicity Committee), letters between Wood and members of the Penn School board, and notices of meetings.
Topics include publicity and fundraising campaigns, Wood's trip to the Penn School, and resignation of Robert D. Jenks.
Topics include "A Reading by Dr. Horace Howard Furness" Penn School pamphlet, minutes of Penn School Board Meetings, publicity campaign, etc.
Correspondence includes looking for new members to Penn School Board, circulars related to the publicity campaign (receiving less money and subscribers than they hoped), and letter from Thomas Jesse Jones on population of St. Helena Island (April 11, 1911).
Correspondence includes fundraising, expenses, hurricane relief in 1911, board meeting notices and request of presence, etc.
Topics include application of Penn School to General Education Board, hurricane relief 1911, and fundraising campaign.
Topics include Penn School promotional pamphlet, hurricane relief, fundraising, and finances.
Letters discuss policy of aid to or paying students for labor at various industrial schools; also letters about cooperative leagues. Documents for Penn School to reference from other institutions including the Tuskegee Institute- see Schedule of Wages to be Paid Students.
A notebook of Wood's visit to Penn School, lists of industrial schools in South and other papers. Promotional materials and pamphlet sources of inspiration for Penn School.
Wood has divided the papers in this folder as follows: "Correspondence," 1911-1912; "Statements and memos," 1916; "Rules of St. Helena Credit Society"; "Form of application for membership"; "Application for loan"; "Notice to borrowers"; "Loan cards." Correspondence with Rossa B. Cooley and others discusses the setup of the credit society.
Typed and handwritten drafts of annual report [for 1912?] to be used in fundraising campaign, Wood's notes, auditor's reports for 1919-1921, brochure, annual report for 1921, some correspondence related to 1912 report from Rossa B. Cooley.
Letters, legal documents related to military draft and Pennell's status as a conscientious objector. Wood is his attorney. Also correspondence discussing his work at New York Botanical Garden and possible research in South America. [Wood label "Francis W. Pennell"]
Ronne is employed by American Art Association and Wood contacts State Dept., etc. for him to determine whether or not he is a citizen of U.S. [Note: Wood had this folder originally filed as "New York Colored Mission Farm List Day Nursery / Christian E. Ronne]
Southland Institute was a school for African Americans run by the Five Years Meeting Home Mission Board at Southland (near Helena, Arkansas). The school began during the Civil War, when the Governor of Indiana asked Indiana Quakers if they would help the large number of African Americans refugees following in the wake of Grant's campaign through the Mississippi Valley. In 1923 the school faced a serious financial crisis and Wood was appealed to for help in raising money. Wood used his connections with the General Education Board to secure a grant from them, which is later withdrawn. In 1925 Friends decided to close the school.
Chiefly correspondence of Wood related to efforts of Five Years Meeting of Friends Board of Home Missions to keep Southland Institute open. Part of fundraising plan is an appeal to Young Friends. In addition to fundraising concerns, letters also touch on what Wood calls Friends' "spiritual default in this question of race." Gilbert Bowles' essay discusses some things Friends can do after the close of Southland.
Correspondence related to Wood's involvement with the Southland Institute; conversations with board members about the current financial crisis at Southland, and requesting that Wood visit.
Reports and updates of Southland Institute by Wood and to Wood, including financial concerns, bills, etc.
Correspondence between Wood and Southland Institute board members; letters discussing the report sent out by the president of Southland Institute, Raymond Jenkins.
Correspondence regarding finances, origins of Southland Institute, with Five Years Meeting members, appeals to donations, and budget reports.
Correspondence regarding donations and finances, along with a section of similar documents clipped together by LHW.
Correspondence relating to expenses for Southland Institute, meetings of the General Board of Education, and donations.
Correspondence related to finances, fundraising campaign, and requests to meet for Five Years Meeting.
Correspondence mainly between Wood and Five Years Meeting about moving Southland Institute to a new location, organizing finances, and campaign contributions.
Includes "Southland Institute News", postcards, correspondence about finances (donations, debts), etc.
Includes Southland Institute circular, documents relating to the closing of the Southland Institute.
The Spanish Child Welfare Association was begun in 1937 by Irene Lewisohn and Paul D. Cravath. Its purpose was to raise funds for Quaker relief on both sides of the war in Spain. The money raised was administered by the American Friends Service Committee. Wood was acting chairman in 1938 and in a 1940 letter, he states that he acted as a liaison between the Quakers, represented by AFSC, and Lewisohn's committee. The Association brought Spanish children's drawings to the U.S., where they were exhibited and published in 1938 as "They Still Draw Pictures," illustrating the emotional effects of war on children. In 1939, the Association withdrew from fundraising, turning over its files of names to the "Committee for Impartial Relief in Spain," formed by President Roosevelt and headed by George MacDonald.
Topics include fund raising appeals, relationship with AFSC, SCWA's wish to reorganize under auspices of AFSC and become national committee sponsoring work of Quakers in Spain, Clarence Pickett to see President Roosevelt about committee to raise money for Spain, rumors that SCWA is "kidnapping" and putting up for adoption Spanish children, wrapup of SCWA's work.
Includes campaign donation card, "Behind the Battle Lines in a Devastated Spain" article, 'War Relief in Spain: Report to the American Unitarian Association" pamphlet, "Babies in Spain" newspaper page, "Children in Barcelona" article, proposed appeal letters
Includes Paul D. Cravath resignation, "The Catholic Worker" newspaper, correspondence related to finance, appointment of board members, donations, etc.
Includes Press release: "Summary: Activities of the Spanish Child Welfare Association of America for the American Friends Service Committee" (1939, 12 pp. typed), newspaper clippings, campaign donations, AFSC correspondnce, etc.
Copies of typed minutes [incomplete]; also a report of Steering Committee.
Letters discuss new committee, tax status of committee, reply to charges of SCWA's alleged involvement in adopting Spanish children. Includes letters of J. Passmore Elkinton, Agnes Leach (married to Henry Goddard Leach), Irene Lewisohn, John F. Rich and others. [Wood's title "MacDonald's committee"].
Also called the "American Farm School," Thessalonica Agricultural and Industrial Institute was founded in Greece in 1904 by Rev. Dr. John Henry House. Wood was treasurer of the Board of Trustees, 1930-1952.
Includes letters, memorandum, account, security analysis (stocks, bonds, etc.). Letters discuss financial concerns of the school.
Letters discussing Mary P. Gill Fund, whose income benefits the American Farm School.
Includes "Comments on Mr. Truman's speech of March 12, 1947 requesting funds for Greece and Turkey", financial correspondence, and Thessalonica School student testimony.
Letters discussing finances and LHW's personal responses to family letters sent from the Houses- most in regards to who they are visiting and when, but also about the situation in Greece (see folder: Newsletters 1947-52, Family Letters by A.H).
Primarily copies of numbered, typed "Family letters" written by Ann House, telling of events and day to day life at the school. Includes letters describing raid of guerrillas on the school and kidnapping of boys and their subsequent escape and return (Feb. March 1949).
Includes general information about Thessalonica School, correspondence between board members, and financial information.
Includes correspondence between board members, trip to US of Theo Listas, etc.
Death of Joel B. Hayden and Thomas Jesse Jones. Copies of typed minutes of the Executive Committee and Board of Trustees of Thessalonica. Also resolution and a report to trustees.
"New ways in ancient Greece" promotional work on the school, used in $1,000,000 fundraising campaign
3 letters, brochures for Mercy Hospital and School for Nurses. Includes 2 letters from Walton and 1 of Algernon B. Jackson (of Mercy Hospital), discussing the need for Black journalism and a Black newspaper in Philadelphia. [Wood's label "Lester A. Walton"]
Includes affidavits, "In re: application George G. Whitney" to local draft board. Wood acting as attorney for Whitney, a Friend, in regard to his draft status. Wood acting as attorney for Whitney, a Friend, in regard to his draft status.
Wood is member of the Whittier Fellowship Committee, of which his sister, Carolena Wood, is chairman. Wood is chairman of its Finance Committee. The idea behind the Whittier Guest House was to make it an "American Woodbrooke." It opened on June 15, 1912 with three branches of Friends represented. A draft of a fundraising letter by Wood, states the plan for the Guest House grew out of the successful pilgrimages to "Whittier Land" the previous summer .
"Friends from all branches took part. The idea of continuing the pilgrimage and making the influence of the enthusiasm which was evoked more permanent was brought forward by Sarah Abbie Gove. She had placed her house and grounds where Whittier spent his last days at the disposal of the pilgrimage. Now she has offered to rent to us a large pleasantly situated Boarding house ... It is our hope that in the intimate intercourse of a vacation spent together better understandings of our common problems and appreciation of our similar aims and hopes will bind us together for greater usefulness." [Nov. 16, 1911]
Primarily correspondence concerned with raising money to rent and operate Whittier Fellowship Guest House, discusses financial difficulties of keeping it open and possible resulting loss of prestige to Young Friends Movement.
Correspondence related to the starting of the Whittier Fellowship Guest House including fundraising, general communication, and meeting times.
Correspondence related to opening on the Whittier Guest House on June 15, 1912, pictures and letters about the opening, and some financial donations.
Includes correspondence about the previous years' Whittier Fellowship conference, dues/membership donations, finances, and pamphlets for the Whittier Fellowship Guest House.
Correspondence includes meeting invitations, concerns about the Young Friends group, finances, and discussion of future meetings/conferences.
Includes "Statement for the Executive Committee of the Whittier Fellowship Guest House," fundraising campaign to address deficit, and a meeting of Young Friends with the Whittier Fellowship.
Correspondence related to Whittier Fellowship's financial troubles
Includes card catalogue collection, financial information, etc. Includes letter of Oswald Garrison Villard [9/2/1914] on "race problem."
Primarily Whittier Guest House Subscribers and correspondence related to financial deficit.
Letters from Whittier Fellowship Committee and Lippincott letter [12/28/1916] to Woodsays Young Friends are the Society of Friends now.
Typed and handwritten lists of names and addresses related to fundraising efforts, letters enclosing donations and lists of names to receive mailings, list of members Fellowship Circle, receipts.
Memoranda, pamphlets, brochures, clippings, notes, itinerary of pilgrimages, financial statements, program, fundraising letters [many items undated].
Letters, photograph, photo-reproduction of portrait. Correspondence about possible purchase by Haverford College of portrait of Whittier by Edgar Parker, 1884.
William Penn College was located in Oskaloosa, Iowa.
Primarily correspondence related to Wood's fundraising efforts for the college. Correspondents include Henry Clark Bedford, William Eugene Berry, Linneus McKracken, also letter of Dwight Morrow (replying to Wood's invitation that he attend fundraising dinner).
Most of this material relates to Wood's work with the Young Friends Board of the Five Years Meeting. Thomas Elsa Jones was the Field Secretary of Young Friends Board and also a missionary to Japan (later president of Fisk and Earlham). Lillian E. Hayes was Office Secretary of Young Friends Board. Wood appears on 1914, 1917 letterhead of Board of Young Friends Activities as member of Executive Committee and served as Treasurer. [Note: all of the following folders came from an accordion folder labeled by Wood "Young Friends All papers other than miscellaneous correspondence"]
Includes photographs, drafts of promotional brochures, history of Quakerism course outline, drafts of articles, notes, itinerary, clippings and other misc. items related to Young Friends. Also "The old apple tree: a parable" by Wilson S. Doan.
Includes pamphlets, brochures, programs, broadsides and other printed material.
Lists of Young Friends, plan for letterhead of Young Friends, schedule of pilgrimages under charge of Joint Fellowship Committee of New York Yearly Meetings (1914), letter of Anna L. Curtis with list.
Letters to Wood related to Young Friends trip to the West to visit meetings.
Includes photographs, postcards, issue of Pacific Friend (6/1913), bill, list, notes, accounts, itineraries, program, brochures. Also "The Sign of the Peel" marked "Y. F." by Wood on cover (London Young Friends?).
3 letters to Wood discussing Society of Friends possible contribution to endowment at Hartford Theological Seminary.
4 letters, list, annual report of National Child Labor Committee "Child Labor in 1912." Letters are in response to Wood's inquiry re: feeding of school children in foreign countries.
OVERSIZE. Includes letters, posters, brochures, drafts. Related to Joint Fellowship Committee of the two New York Yearly Meetings, Wood apparently chairman of committee on pilgrimages [Friends Fellowship Committee? same as Joint Fellowship Committee?].
Typed program, pamphlets, brochures, bulletin, newsletters, etc. related to Young Friends conferences. Includes brochures for "General Conference for Friends Young People" held at Cedar Lake, Indiana, Aug. 3-12, 1917.
Typed report from Thomas E. Jones, reports of Lillian E. Hayes, report of Commission on Program, Perry D. Macy, chairman.
Primarily correspondence of Wood with contributors and potential contributors (Young Friends) to a fund of $2,000 for Jones "for the expenses of his office and travel among the meetings during the coming year" (1915).
Correspondence of Wood with contributors and potential contributors to a fund of $1,000 so Jones can receive his full salary ("to make up the deficit in salary and disbursements which the Young Friends Board did not meet last year").
Primarily responses to Wood's letter of April 21, 1917 mailed to Friends at colleges across the country in which he invites them to think about the Society of Friends during "this present excitement," inviting them to write to him. Replies frequently touch on the War and alternative service. Includes two letters from Friends at United States Military Academy, West Point. Report of Thomas E. Jones for June states that the month was largely spent helping the AFSC in its efforts to select 100 young Friends for Reconstruction Work in France. Correspondents include Lillian E. Hayes, Thomas E. Jones and many college students.
Letters, financial papers, lists of contributors, program, Young Friends Conference News Bulletin, monthly reports and letters of Jones as Field Secretary, notes. Wood is treasurer of the Young Friends' Board of the Five Years Meeting. Primarily letters from Lillian E. Hayes and Thomas E. Jones; also letter of Henry J. Cadbury.