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Correspondence among David Elkinton, Curt and Rosalie Regen, and Koozma Tarasoff


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

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David Elkinton (1915-2003), a Haverford alum with a degree in German, was an accountant and cost analyst for Philadelphia Quartz Company, as well as a Philadelphia Quaker activist who served on Friends committees and conferences. Rosalie (1909-1993) and Curt Regen were a married Quaker couple. Rosalie graduated from Radcliffe College with a degree in English literature and worked for a publishing company, while Curt Regen worked at an insurance firm. They ministered Friends internationally. Koozma Tarasoff (1932-) is an independent writer and photographer on Doukhobors, multiculturalism, rural development, and natives. He grew up on a farm in the Henrietta District of Saskatchewan, Canada and attended the University of Saskatchewan.

Biographical information sourced from David Elkinton collection finding aid at Independence National Historic Park, Rosalie and Curt Regan finding aid at Friends Historical Library at Swarthmore College, and artist's website.

This collection consists of 4 letters between David Elkinton, Curt and Rosalie Regen, and Koozma Tarasoff discussing a trip to visit Doukhobor families, a small ethno-religious group in western Canada, descended from a group of Russians who split from the Eastern Orthodox Church in the 1700s and migrated in 1899 when they refused to take up arms for the Tsar. The group, similarly to Quakers, values egalitarianism, pacifism, and nonviolence. A list of Duoukhober families is also available in this collection. There is also correspondence from the Canadian Yearly Meeting of Friends.

5 letters and a list of Doukhobor families (not chronological)

Found in gift books in November, 1989.

Processed by Sakina Gulamhusein, completed May 2022


Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Sakina Gulamhusein
Finding Aid Date
May, 2022
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17)

Collection Inventory

Box 60

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