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Raymond Binford and Helen Binford Collected Papers


Held at: Swarthmore College Peace Collection [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore 19081-1399

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Raymond Binford served as President of Guilford College in High Point, North Carolina for 16 years before taking a leave of absence to become the director of Civilian Public Service Camp #19 (Buck Creek Camp in Marion, North Carolina) from circa 1941-1944 during World War II. He was an active Quaker for most of his life and was a member of the North Carolina Yearly Meeting. As a Friend and as President of Guilford he was held in high esteem by all and his advice on many matters was often sought. Helen Binford, his wife, was also beloved and worked together with her husband at Buck Creek Camp.

The materials in this collection include correspondence, personal papers, newsclippings, and information on a research project done in the Bucks Creek CPS camp under Dr. Binford's direction for the Pacifist Research Council.

The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is not the official repository for the papers of this individual.

Gift of Raymond and Helen Binford, 1946? 1955?

Processed by Anne Yoder, Archivist, April 2002.

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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendents, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
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Collection Inventory

Correspondence, 1941.
Box 1
Correspondence, 1942.
Box 1
Correspondence, 1943.
Box 1
Correspondence, 1944 - 1946, undated.
Box 1
Miscellaneous newspaper clippings and pictures of the CPS camp and the Binfords.
Box 1
Correspondence with the Pacifist Research Council, 1942-1943.
Box 1
Research Papers by CPS camp members for the Pacifist Research Council Project.
Box 1

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