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Rosalie and Curt Regen Slide Collection


Held at: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College. 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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Rosalie Stork Regen (1909-1993) was a Quaker author and playwright who joined the Rahway and Plainfield Monthly Meeting in 1941. She was the daughter of Charles Wharton Stork and Elisabeth "Lisl" von Pausinger Stork. Rosalie went to Germantown Friends School and Radcliffe College, graduating with honors in English Literature in 1931. She then went to New York City where she worked in publishing before meeting and marrying Curt Regen, who worked for an insurance firm. They had three children, Richard, Barbara and Deborah Regen. Two grandchildren, Peter Regen and Jeffrey Regen, graduated from Swarthmore College in 1989 and 1991, respectively.

The Regens settled in New Jersey and were active members of the Rahway and Plainfield Monthly Meeting. Rosalie was active in Ministry and Oversight, Peace and Service and the Religious Education committees at Plainfield and served as chair of the New York Yearly Meeting Religious Education Committee. Curt was a member of the Board of The McCutchen, the Yearly Meeting Friends Home.

Curt and Rosalie were also active in visitation and traveled to minister to Friends all over the world. They took extensive slides, which were often shown at Silver Bay.

The photographs are related to the Rosalie Regen Papers, 1856-1993, RG5/166. This collection consists of 6300 color slides depicting Rosalie and Curt Rege's extensive world travels (from China to Europe and South America) and Friends from all over the world. Their slides date from the 1940s all the way up to the 1980s and were a feature of New York Yearly Meeting for years.

The slides are organized in seven binders loosely according to the years in which the photographs were taken.

Gift of Richard Regen in 1993 as part of the larger collection, the RG5/166 Rosalie Regen Papers.

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
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Jissel Becerra Reyes
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Collection Inventory

Curt's European Slides, 1940s.
Tennessee Trip, etc..., 1955-1956.
Alps, Africa , 1961.
East Africa, Kenya, Rhodesia, 1961.
Mexico, 1962.
Misc. Europe, 1959.
Misc. Africa, 1961.
Misc. Mexico, 1962.
Istanbul, Turkey, Leningrad, Gibraltar, 1966.

Europe , 1966-1968.
Europe, 1970.
Ottowa, Expo, 1967.
Western Trip, 1964.

Tray #1 Northern Spain, 1971.
Tray #2 Southern Spain, 1971.
France and Northern Spain, 1971.
Tray #1 Alaska, 1972.
Tray #2 Alaska, Eskimos, 1972.
Tray #3 Alaska and Canadian Friends, 1972.
Tray #1 World Trip, 1973.
Tray #2 World Trip, 1973.
Tray #3 World Trip, 1973.
Tray #4 World Trip, 1973.
Tray #5 World Trip, 1973.
Tray #6 World Trip, 1973.
Tray #1 Canary Islands, 1974.
Tray #2 Morocco and Southern France, 1974.

Theatre at Sea Cruise, 1975.
South America, 1976.
South America - Trinidad to Rio, 1976.
Western Trip - North Carolina to Ontario, 1977.
Caribbean , 1977.
Tray #1 Africa (Shown at Michigan 25 January 1988), 1978.
Tray #2 Africa (Shown at Michigan 25 January 1988), 1978.
Africa - Alternates, 1978.
Africa - Rejects, 1978.
Friends Around the World , 1978.

Caribbean, Orinoco, Venezuela, 1980.
Tray #1 Egypt, Sri Lanka, 1981.
Tray #2 World Trip - Honk Kong, Taiwan, Philippines, 1981.
Kweilen, Great Wall, China, 1981.
China, 1981.
Guadaloupe, 1980.
Poconos to New Jersey and Curt, 1985.
Iceland, Greenland, Shetland Islands, Norway Fijords, 1986.

Assorted - German and other Friends, 1967-1970.
Family pictures, Vienna, flowers, 1967.
European Trip , 1971.
Alaska, 1972.
World Trip, 1973.

New England, Martha's Vineyard and Friends, 1974.
Family, Holidays and Martha's Vineyard, 1971-1983.
Misc., including Rosalie Regen's plays at Silver Bary.

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