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Fellowship of Reconciliation 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.

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The Fellowship of Reconciliation was established in December of 1914, during a meeting at Cambridge, England. Its members believed that Christians were forbidden to wage war, and that instead they should work positively to establish a new world order of peace and justice. The F.O.R. had its office in London. It produced and distributed literature, including its monthly magazine Reconciliation; worked with youth; fostered groups of members throughout the country; and supported the work of the International Fellowship of Reconciliation. It is still in existence today.

Primarily printed material, 1915-present: annual reports, pamphlets, and Christmas cards issued by the FOR (Great Britain). Materials in the Swarthmore College Peace Collection combine all materials from the national chapters of the FOR in Great Britain.

The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is not the official repository for the archives of the Fellowship of Reconciliation (Great Britain).

Acquisitions information is unknown.

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Processed by SCPC staff; checklist prepared by Anne M. Yoder, Archivist, January 1999.

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Collection Inventory

Constitution and goals; miscellaneous.
Box 1
Material, 1915-1954.
Box 1
Material, 1955-current.
Box 2
Material, undated.
Box 3
Pamphlet Series #1-6; #B2-B3.
Box 3
Pamphlet Series "Alex Wood Memorial Lectures", 1952-1985.
Box 3
Pamphlet Series "Campaign Towards a Christian Peace" #1-4, 1946-undated.
Box 3
Pamphlet Series "Essays in Social and Economic Reconstruction" #1-4, 1942-1943.
Box 3
Pamphlet Series "The Venturers" #1-2, #4-5, approximately 1916-1918.
Box 3
Christmas cards produced by F.O.R.
Box 3

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