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Friends National Peace Committee Collected Records


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

A conference was called of all sectors of the Religious Society of Friends at Winona Lake (Indiana) in the summer of 1915. The group that attended formed the Friends National Peace Committee, which by 1917 had become the American Friends Service Committee. Henry J. Cadbury was Chair of the Executive Committee, whose main work was attempts to keep the U.S. out of the European war and a promotion of good-will to all. This was done through letter-writing as well as the advertisement in many newspapers of "A Message from the Religious Society of Friends..."

The collection is made up mostly of correspondence to and from Henry Cadbury.

The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is not the official repository for the records of this organization.

Acquisitions information is unknown.

For the catalog record for this collection, and to find materials on similar topics, search the library's online catalog.

Processed by Anne M. Yoder (Archivist), April 2017.

Photo of FNPC conference in Winona, Indiana (1915) removed to Photograph Collection. "A Message from the Religious Society of Friends..." removed to Oversize Newspaper Ads and Oversize Documents.

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Collection Inventory

Lists of Advisory Committee.
Box 1
Efforts, 1915-1917.
Box 1
Publicity campaign "A Message from the Religious Society of Friends...".
Box 1
Correspondence from peace leaders: Lucy Biddle Lewis; Allen D. Hole; Walter C. Longstreth; Robert C. Root; Isaac Sharpless; L. Hollingsworth Wood.
Box 1
Correspondence, 1915.
Box 1
Correspondence, 1916.
Box 1
Correspondence, 1917 (January-February).
Box 1
Correspondence, 1917 (March).
Box 1
Correspondence, 1917 (April-December); undated [1917?].
Box 1
Lists of names from friends for mailing list and fundraising.
Box 1

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