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Morris-Libby papers


Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Overview and metadata sections

Frederick J. Libby (1874-1970) was a pacifist, writer, speaker, and fundraiser. He was born in Richmond, Maine, and graduated from Bowdoin College in 1894 with a bachelor of the arts. He was a graduate of Andover Theological Seminary, earning a bachelor of divinity in 1902. Libby, a Congregational minister, joined the Society of Friends in 1921. Fred Libby performed relief work with the American Friends Service Committee (ASFC) and American Red Cross in France, 1918-1920, and became an AFSC official, 1920-1921. His most enduring contribution to the peace movement was as a founder and executive secretary of National Council for Prevention of War, 1921-1970. Fred Libby helped organize the Keep America Out of War Congress, 1938. He was the author of War on War (1922) and a history of the National Council for the Prevention of War (NCPW), To End War: The Story of the National Council for the Prevention of War (1969).

This collection is comprised of the correspondence of Frederick Libby and Ellison Morris, regarding war crimes trials, as well as a number of photographs, including a photograph of Arch St.

The Morris-Libby papers were donated to Special Collections, Haverford College in February, 1986 by Anna S. Morris.

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed March, 2016.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Kara Flynn
Finding Aid Date
March, 2016
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Collection Inventory

Correspondence, 1826, 1950. 1 folders.
Box 30 Folder 1
Scope and Content note

Single typed transcript of a letter from "H.J." to Samuel regarding a family wedding. The majority of the letters are the typed correspondence of Frederick Libby and Ellison Morris, regarding war crimes trials.

Physical Description

1 folders

Photographs, Undated.
Box 30 Folder 2
Oversize Photographs, Undated. 2 folders.
Box 42 Folder 4
Scope and Content note

Oversize items include photographs of paintings of Isaac Cooper Jones and Hannah Firth Jones.

Physical Description

2 folders

Print, Suggest