Held at: Swarthmore College Peace Collection [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore 19081-1399
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Swarthmore College Peace Collection. 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
The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) was organized in June 1917 as an outgrowth of and coordination point for the anti-war and relief activities of various bodies of the Religious Society of Friends in the United States. A co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1947, the AFSC continues to work to relieve human suffering and to find new approaches to world peace and non-violent social change.
The material in this collection is comprised mostly of printed items, meeting minutes, and print-outs of emails,etc. Of note is the folder of statements (in box 1) collected in 1939-1940 from women and men about their convictions regarding pacifism and/or conscientious objection to war.
Material is arranged primarily by date, except for material from the Rights of Conscience Program which requires a legal size box and is at the end of the collection.
The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is the official repository of these records.
This material was received as mailings, or removed from other archival collections.
For the catalog record for this collection, and to find materials on similar topics, search the library's online catalog.
These records were processed by Anne M. Yoder (Archivist), January 2010.
- American Friends Service Committee
- American Friends Service Committee. Committee on Rights of Conscience
- Swarthmore College Peace Collection
- Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research without restrictions.
- Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
- Use Restrictions
.25 linear ft.