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Edwin T. Randall Papers

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Friendly World Broadcasting Co.; headquartered in Wallingford, Pennsylvania; founded ca. 1957 by Ed Randall (Edwin T. Randall, 1896-1975). Randall broadcasted a positive, inclusive message, which he considered his "ministry." He teamed with the American Friends Service Committee to develop radio programs. His broadcast programs were important in promoting racial integration in the Southern United States. For more information, consult "Edwin T. Randall and Friendly World Broadcasting: Radio and White Racial Liberalism in the Age of Mass Protest" in Radio and the Struggle for Civil Rights in the South by Brian Ward (Gainesville Florida: University Press of Florida, 2004).

The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is the official repository for these papers.

Transfer from Friends Historical Library (Swarthmore College) - gift of Irwin Hott (SCPC acc. 2019-078)

This collection was processed by Anne M. Yoder, Archivist, December 2019; finding aid completed February 2020.

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Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

All or part of this collection is stored off-site. Contact Swarthmore College Peace Collection staff at peacecollection@swarthmore.edu at least two weeks in advance of visit to request boxes.

Use Restrictions

None.

Collection Inventory

Biographical information.
Box 1 [SCPC-6625]
"The Busy Man's Bible" and "Holy Bible".
Box 1 [SCPC-6625]
Scope and Contents

inscribed by ET in 1916, Bible gifted by parents in 1917

Personal correspondence.
Box 1 [SCPC-6625]
Script of speech for AFBF Resolution Committee.
Box 1 [SCPC-6625]
Writings: draft articles.
Box 1 [SCPC-6625]
Form letters by Edwin Randall, 1951.
Box 1 [SCPC-6625]
Scope and Contents

while working for AFSC

Form letters by Edwin Randall, 1952, undated.
Box 1 [SCPC-6625]
Scope and Contents

while working for AFSC

Form letters by Edwin Randall, 1953-1954, undated.
Box 1 [SCPC-6625]
Scope and Contents

while working for AFSC

Form letters by Edwin Randall, 1955-1965, undated.
Box 1 [SCPC-6625]
Reports for Ray Newton, 1950-1951.
Box 1 [SCPC-6625]
Efforts and involvements; miscellaneous.
Box 1 [SCPC-6625]
Efforts re: famine relief in Europe through Christian Rural Overseas Program, circa 1950.
Box 1 [SCPC-6625]
Efforts re: 4-H Clubs, 1952.
Box 1 [SCPC-6625]
Efforts re: farmers (Farmers Union, 4-H, farm youth exchange, etc.), 1953-1954.
Box 1 [SCPC-6625]
Scope and Contents

includes correspondence

Efforts re: International Farm Youth Exchange (IFYE), 1953-1954.
Box 1 [SCPC-6625]
Efforts re: India, 1954.
Box 1 [SCPC-6625]
Efforts re: Universal Military Training (UMT), 1950-1952.
Box 2 [SCPC-6626]
Scope and Contents

see also Correspondence

Efforts re: Universal Military Training (UMT):press releases written for Senate by Edwin Randall.
Box 2 [SCPC-6626]
Efforts re: Universal Military Training (UMT): mailings written and sent by Edwin Randall.
Box 2 [SCPC-6626]
Efforts re: Universal Military Training (UMT): summary of American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and UMT.
Box 2 [SCPC-6626]
Scope and Contents

handmade chart

Efforts re: Universal Military Training (UMT): reports of Field Workers.
Box 2 [SCPC-6626]
Efforts re: Universal Military Training (UMT): letters to/from Congress by constitutents, 1950-1952.
Box 2 [SCPC-6626]
Efforts re: Universal Military Training (UMT): questionnaire filled out by constituents, 1952.
Box 2 [SCPC-6626]
Efforts re: Universal Military Training (UMT): unpublished articles and documents.
Box 2 [SCPC-6626]
Efforts re: Universal Military Training (UMT): manuscript on.
Box 2 [SCPC-6626]
Scope and Contents

with handwritten revisions

Efforts re: Universal Military Training (UMT): notes and chart re: UMT "platters".
Box 2 [SCPC-6626]
Efforts re: Universal Military Training (UMT): incomplete transcription (of hearing?).
Box 2 [SCPC-6626]
Contacts for peace workshops in Massachusetts and North Carolina, 1953.
Box 2 [SCPC-6626]
Efforts: workshop on international understanding, Worchester, Massachusetts, September 29, 1953.
Box 2 [SCPC-6626]
Efforts: workshop of Peace Among Rural People, University Farm, St. Paul, Minnesota, March 11, 1954.
Box 2 [SCPC-6626]
American Friends Service Committee (AFSC).
Box 2 [SCPC-6626]
Miscellaneous.
Box 2 [SCPC-6626]
Radio: Edwin Randall efforts, miscellaneous.
Box 3 [SCPC-6627]
Radio: survey, 1947-1948 circa.
Box 3 [SCPC-6627]
Radio: American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) [includes film].
Box 3 [SCPC-6627]
Radio: re: Universal Military Training.
Box 3 [SCPC-6627]
Radio: Friendly World Broadcasting.
Box 3 [SCPC-6627]
Radio: Friendly World Broadcasting -- fundraising.
Box 3 [SCPC-6627]
Radio: program "Following the Sun".
Box 3 [SCPC-6627]
Radio: programs "This is a Friendly World" and "Toward a More Friendly World".
Box 3 [SCPC-6627]
Radio: programs "This is Our World" and "The World We Live In".
Box 3 [SCPC-6627]
Radio: program "A Yankee in the Heart of Dixie".
Box 3 [SCPC-6627]
Radio: scripts.
Box 3 [SCPC-6627]
Scope and Contents

includes 1955 sample by Charles Walker

Radio: grant application for the University of Texas -- by Edwin Randall, et al?.
Box 3 [SCPC-6627]
Radio: efforts re: TRAFCO (Methodist Television, Radio, and Film Communications Division) -- correspondence, 1965-1969.
Box 3 [SCPC-6627]
Radio: lists of stations, 1952-1962.
Box 3 [SCPC-6627]
Correspondence, 1942.
Box 4 [SCPC-6628]
Correspondence, 1950.
Box 4 [SCPC-6628]
Correspondence, 1951.
Box 4 [SCPC-6628]
Scope and Contents

3 folders

Correspondence, 1952.
Box 4 [SCPC-6628]
Scope and Contents

4 folders, more folders in Box 2 and 3

Correspondence, 1952.
Box 5 [SCPC-6629]
Scope and Contents

8 folders, more folders in Box 1 and 3.

Correspondence, 1952.
Box 6 [SCPC-6630]
Scope and Contents

3 folders, more folders in Box 1 and 2

Correspondence, 1953.
Box 6 [SCPC-6630]
Scope and Contents

3 folders

Correspondence, 1954.
Box 7 [SCPC-6631]
Scope and Contents

2 folders

Correspondence, 1955.
Box 7 [SCPC-6631]
Scope and Contents

2 folders

Correspondence, 1956.
Box 7 [SCPC-6631]
Scope and Contents

2 folders

Correspondence, 1957.
Box 7 [SCPC-6631]
Correspondence, 1958.
Box 7 [SCPC-6631]
Correspondence, 1959.
Box 7 [SCPC-6631]
Correspondence, 1960.
Box 7 [SCPC-6631]
Correspondence, 1961.
Box 8 [SCPC-6632]
Scope and Contents

2 folders

Correspondence, 1962.
Box 8 [SCPC-6632]
Scope and Contents

2 folders

Correspondence, 1963.
Box 8 [SCPC-6632]
Scope and Contents

3 folders

Correspondence, 1964.
Box 8 [SCPC-6632]
Scope and Contents

2 folders

Correspondence, 1965.
Box 9 [SCPC-6633]
Scope and Contents

2 folders

Correspondence, 1966.
Box 9 [SCPC-6633]
Correspondence, 1967.
Box 9 [SCPC-6633]
Correspondence, 1968.
Box 9 [SCPC-6633]
Correspondence, 1969.
Box 9 [SCPC-6633]
Scope and Contents

2 folders

Correspondence, 1970.
Box 9 [SCPC-6633]
Correspondence, 1972.
Box 9 [SCPC-6633]
Correspondence, 1973.
Box 9 [SCPC-6633]
Correspondence, 1994.
Box 9 [SCPC-6633]
Correspondence, undated.
Box 9 [SCPC-6633]
Family papers, undated.
Box 10 [SCPC-6634]
Notes made while on trip from Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas to Pike's Peak, Colorado, undated.
Box 10 [SCPC-6634]
Notes for talk given to Pottawatomie County teachers, undated.
Box 10 [SCPC-6634]
Notes for talks given to the Epworth League, undated.
Box 10 [SCPC-6634]
Notes for talks given re: America (July 4th, etc), undated.
Box 10 [SCPC-6634]
Notes for talks given re: war and its effects, undated.
Box 10 [SCPC-6634]
Notes made for miscellaneous talks given, undated.
Box 10 [SCPC-6634]
Notes from meetings; etc.; lists of calls to make, undated.
Box 10 [SCPC-6634]
Sermon notes on women in the Bible, and on the Church and womanhood, 1920-1929 circa.
Box 10 [SCPC-6634]
Reference material: pamphlet series, "Bible Heroes".
Box 10 [SCPC-6634]
Reference material: miscellaneous.
Box 11 [SCPC-6635]
Scope and Contents

4 folders

Reference material: Alabama.
Box 11 [SCPC-6635]
Reference material: form letters from overseas.
Box 11 [SCPC-6635]
Reference material: International Radio Program at Wilmington College -- scripts, etc.
Box 11 [SCPC-6635]
Scope and Contents

removed from 1951 correspondence

Reference material: U.S. Department of Agriculture Extension Service, 1949-1954.
Box 11 [SCPC-6635]
Reference material: radio station contacts; periodical "The Journal of the AER" (Association for Education by Radio), January-March 1951.
Box 11 [SCPC-6635]
Reference material: Universal Military Training (UMT).
Box 12 [SCPC-6636]
Scope and Contents

4 folders

Reference material: Universal Military Training (UMT) -- resolutions by various 0rrganizations, 1945-1947.
Box 12 [SCPC-6636]
Scope and Contents

compiled by Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) (?)

Reference material: Universal Military Training -- additions/updates to FCNL's compliation of resolutions, 1945-1952 circa.
Box 12 [SCPC-6636]
Scope and Contents

Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL)

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