Friends Association for Higher Education collection
Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041
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The Friends Association for Higher Education (FAHE) was created after a conference that took place at Wilimington College in 1979. This meeting was held by Quaker educators who had the goal of bringing together historically Quaker institutions in hopes that they would create a community focused on improving higher education. Soon after the FAHE formed, their first office was established on the campus of Guilford College. However, since the 1990s, the group has been based at the Friends Center in Philadelphia. Throughout its existence, the FAHE has put together events and activities for their members so that connections between individuals and institutions could be made and ideas involving the bettering of education could be dsicussed among peers. These events include an Annual Conference held each June at one of the organization's member institutions, and the Quaker College Fair held in Philadelphia for students interested in Quaker values-based higher education. The FAHE also releases the electronic journal called Quaker Higher Education, which releases biannually and mostly consists of papers and presentations already discussed during the annual meetings. The Friends Association for Higher Education is still operating in Philadelphia.
This is a collection of the professional documents of the Friends Association for Higher Education (FAHE), a Quaker organization dedicated to the improvement of higher education that has been operating out of Philadelphia since 1979. Materials include: correspondence, newsletters, memos, flyers, and reports on FAHE programs and activities; membership applications and dues for new or returning members; attendence sheets, invitations, and photos from meetings and annual conferences; slides, cassettes, and floppy discs from events; and publications written by members of the organization.
This collection is in five series: Administration, Membership, Conference, Publications, Multimedia
Gift of Friends Association for Higher Education, June 2020
Processed by Cole Hannah, completed July 2022
- Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
- Finding Aid Author
- Cole Hannah
- Finding Aid Date
- July, 2022
- Access Restrictions
The collection is open for research use.
- Use Restrictions
Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17)
This folder contains letters and documents from the Internal Revenue Service to the FAHE.
Contains names, addresses, and disciplines of those who were apart of the FAHE in alphabetical order.
Contains FAHE documents and correspondence between members that discuss upcoming meetings and events. The folder also includes a photo taken at Woodbrooke Quaker Study Center in Jun, 1979.
Contains a study involving five midwestern Quaker liberal arts colleges in the United States (Friends University, Earlham College, William Penn College, Wilmington College, and Malone College meant to "see the ways in which they seek to express their commitment to the concept of 'a college of persons.'"
Contains an alphabetical listing and a listing by field of study of the members who were apart of the FAHE.
Contains an updated version of the 1938 alphabetical listing and listing by field of study of the members who were apart of the FAHE.
Contains correspondence between the FAHE and the IRS that discuss the organization retaining exemption from paying federal income tax. These dates of these letters span from January 20, 1984 to November 16, 2004.
This folder contains letters, a case statement, and an organizational statement.
Contains a history of the FAHE, what their current structure was at the time, membership information, relations with other groups, their financial affairs at the time, dates of conferences and key events, and the future directions for the group.
Contains a revised version of the FAHE administrative manual and a note about computer services.
Contains the FAHE administrative manual in red binding.
Contains the FAHE administrative manual in red binding.
Contains the original FAHE administrative manual and a letter from the IRS in 2013 regarding tax-exemption status.
This folder contains a report of the conversations between the FAHE and the FCE.
Contains a correspondence between Jeanette Wilson, Linda Eliason, and Mike Heller on notes and revisions to make on the administrative/leadership manual for the FAHE.
This folder contains documents regarding partnerships between Quaker colleges and their Quaker constituencies.
This folder contains documents that detail the governance and structure of the FAHE.
This folder contains the journal 'Quaker History' that lists people who are doing research into Quaker history and their addresses.
This folder contains documents that give details on the relationship between the FAHE and ITP (Independent Teaching Project).
This folder contains reports and a document that includes tenure dates as of 5/6/2003.
This folder contains an office report for October 2003, an evaluation for the Quaker College Fair, a list of FAHE committees, and a document on cost cutting.
This folder contains documents regarding grants administered by the Friends World Committee and Consultation.
Contains FAHE requests for financial support, cards celebrating membership renewal, and membership applications that span from April 2005 to April 11, 2011.
Contains a listing of the 2007 FAHE conference participants, a list of operating Philadelphia charter schools from 2007 to 2008, and a list of contact information of the participants at the Woodbrooke Quaker Study Center from June 19, 2008 to June 22, 2008. All listings in each document are in alphabetical order.
Contains a board packet distributed by the FAHE in June of 2011, an office handbook, and documents sent by FAHE dating back to November 15, 2010.
This folder contains papers regarding the Advancement Committee, the Executive Committee, and the Program Committee .
This folder contains original documents and materials that were copied and distributed to FAHE members.
This folder contains documents that give details on a strategic planning and visioning retreat that took place from October 21-22, 1999.
Contains an alphabetical listing of the names of the people who were members of the FAHE in June 2001.
Contains alphabetical listings of members' contact informationa and the status of their dues.
Contains an alphabetical list of members and their contact information.
This folder contains spreadsheets that include the names of FAHE members, their Quaker backgrounds, areas of study, and academic affiliation.
This folder includes forms for membership and dues, and secure form results for FAHE membership.
Contains a list of total contacts, letters, a list of members who lost contact with the organization and the dates they did so, an FAHE database of names, a receipt for the dues Barbera Heather paid in order to extend her membership, and an FAHE application Jamey Johnson filled out in order to receive a membership from July 1, 2011 to June 30th, 2012.
Contains an alphabetical listing of the names, emails, addresses, and membership types of the people who were apart of the FAHE in 2012.
Contains an alphabetical listing of names and addresses the FAHE planned on writing to.
This folder contains a packet of FAHE members and their interests which was used to increase participation in yearly meetings and activities.
This folder contains letters and informational documents sent out by the FAHE.
This folder contains a report from an FCE workshop at Pendle Hill called 'Friends as Leaders: The Vision, Instrument, and Methods.'
Contains reports from meetings on strengthening Quaker values in higher education.
Contains a report from an FAHE meeting on teaching and learning.
This folder contains material relating to the FCHE meeting at Guilford College in June 1981.
This folder contains photos from FAHE meetings at Guilford College, Earlham College, Haverford College, Friends University, and William Penn College.
Contains a report from an FAHE meeting on putting faith into practice.
Contains a report from an FAHE meeting on "Quaker education as ministry."
Contains a report from an FAHE meeting on discovering fellowship in friends education.
Contains a report from an FAHE meeting on education as ministry of reconciliation and peacemaking.
Contains a report from an FAHE meeting on what might be required of quakers in higher education.
This folder contains photos from FAHE meetings at Malone College, Whittier College, Guilford College, Swarthmore College, and George Fox College. This folder also includes obituaries for deceased FAHE members.
Contains a report from an FAHE meeting on the vision and practice of Quaker education.
Contains a report from an FAHE meeting on the theme of human betterment and how the Quakers view it.
Contains a report from an FAHE meeting that focuses on several topics on Quaker education.
This folder contains documents regarding the FAHE meeting at Guilford College in April 1988.
This folder contains a report and documents on a meeting that took place on July 3, 1986 which discussed the Committee on Quaker Studies and Human Betterment.
Contains a program and report from an FAHE meeting on "service and involvement."
Contains a newspaper clipping from July 1, 1990 discussing Quaker goals and beliefs, Volume 70 no.6 of Friends Bulletin, and conference papers for "Seeking a Praxis of Peace: The sacred and the Secular."
Contains information on an FAHE meeting at George Fox College.
Contains information on an FAHE meeting on considering the connection of "things."
Contains Wilmington College information, documents from the FAHE and papers by Steve Smith.
This folder contains photos from FAHE meetings at Wilmington College, Bryn Mawr College, Earlham College, and William Penn College.
Contains a report on an FAHE meeting on a Lucretia Mott piece of writing named "A Better State of Things."
Contains documents on a FAHE meeting on renewal in the spirit and communities of learning.
Contains a program and report on an FAHE meeting on William Penn and Contemporary Issues.
Contains a report and schedule for an FAHE meeting on education and the culture of peace.
Contains documents on an FAHE meeting at George Fox College on Quaker education.
Contains booklets that have information from a meeting on stories of change in community at Westtown School.
Contains alphabetical listings of the contact information of members who attended the FAHE conferences help on September 2, 1998 and 1999, and the information of those who attended the FAHE Friends University Conference on the June of 1998.
Contains documents and information on Friends University and the FAHE meeting that took place there on the cultivation of leadership.
Contains an alphabetical listing of the names of the attendees of the Earlham FAHE/FCE conference in 2000 and the attendees of the Guilford FAHE/FCE conference in 2001. Also included is a revised version of the 2001 Guilford conference attendance list with corrections and additions.
Contains alphabetical listings of the information of those who attended the FAHE/FCE conference in Wilmington in 2002, the conference on Seeking a Praxis of Peace on June 26-29, 2003 and the conference on June 19, 2006.
This folder contains an email and an agenda for the FAHE meeting that took place on September 30, 2000.
This folder contains a 'minutes of action', emails, and office reports that give detail on the meeting at Guilford College.
Contains documents and information on the FAHE Wilmington College meeting on education for peace and social justice.
Contains a report on an FAHE meeting called "Act in the Truth."
Contains documents on an FAHE meeting on peace, justice, and sustainability.
Contains documents and a program on an FAHE meeting on the intersectionality of faith and practice in education.
Contains a report on an FAHE meeting at William Penn University on teaching and mentoring as a service.
This folder contains a report from an FAHE meeting at William Penn University on teaching and mentoring.
This folder contains documents involving the 2010 FAHE meeting at William Penn University.
Contains a report on an FAHE meeting at Bryn Mawr College on seeking equality through education.
This folder contains an autograph book with the names of people who attended conferences and the institutions they represent.
Contains a report and attendance list from an FAHE meeting at Wilmington College on building sustainable academic communities.
Contains documents and a report on an FAHE meeting at Malone University on exploring more broad understandings of higher education/
Contains a report on an FAHE meeting at Haverford College on seeking integrity and balance in relationships.
Contains a report on an FAHE meeting at George Fox University on the topic of truth and transformation.
Contains a report on an FAHE meeting at Swarthmore College and Pendle Hill in 2019.
Contains a folder that holds information on past conferences and events that took place at Bryn Mawr.
Contains journals and papers written by FAHE members.
This folder contains newsletters from the Ad Hoc Committee on Friends Responsibilities in Higher Education and Research.
Contains a booklet from the Fall of 1980 that represents a variety of disciplines and perspectives in formats ranging from formal papers to informal talks, autobiographies, and poetry.
The guilford review was a publication meant to bring together retired and new professors so the faculty would become stronger and closer.
Contains FAHE brochures and membership documents.
This folder contains a paper meant to provide educators assistance with more accurate impressions and a deeper understanding of the students they teach.
This folder contains three volumes of the FAHE newsletter and epistles that were brought up in the 1994 FAHE conference
This folder contains reprinted versions of the queries Ron Rembert would include in the FAHE Conference Proceedings.
Contains an article from the April 1995 Friends Journal, documents for integrating sustainability into academic programs, and a book by the Illinois Yearly Meeting about activities and meetings from Summer 2003.
This folder contains a booklet and other documents on the background and history of the Friends World Program,
This folder contains photos which include Sterling Olmsted, Mike Heller, Ed Higgins, Pat Daly and her mother, and Paul Mangelsdorf.
Contains a Friends Journal booklet from April, 2006, and calendar notes that span from July to May of the following year.
Contains volumes 1-8 from the FAHE's online publication, Quaker Higher Education.
This folder contains materials relating to a survey of the current intellectual life of Quaker scholars; those in academia and those that study Quakerism.
Contains 12 instructional DVDs from the FAHE.
A contained stack of CDs that contain FAHE newsletters, photos, and pictures from conferences.
Ten cassettes that contain recordings of FAHE conferences.
Four zip discs that contain photos from FAHE conferences.
Nineteen slides of photos from various FAHE events and meetings.
Nine small boxes of slides wrapped in typed notes. Each box contains slides that were taken during FAHE events and meetings.