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Often called the "dean of Washington religious lobbyists," E. Raymond Wilson was one of the founders and served as the Executive Secretary of the Friends Committee on National Legislation, from its establishment in November 1943 until he became Executive Secretary Emeritus in January 1962. Born on a farm in Iowa, Wilson graduated from Iowa State College in 1921 and received an MS degree religious education from Columbia University in 1925. After helping to found the Committee on Militarism in Education, he studied and toured for a year (1926-1927) in Japan under a Japanese Brotherhood Scholarship. From 1931 to 1943, he was Field and Education Secretary for the Peace Section of the American Friends Service Committee. Wilson also served as co-chair of the Disarmament Working Group of the Coalition for a New Foreign and Military Policy.
In 1975, Wilson's book Uphill for Peace: Quaker Impact on Congress was published, and in 1976, his autobiography Thus Far On My Journey followed. Wilson was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree by Haverford College in 1958, and a Doctor of Human Letters degree by Swarthmore College in 1975. He was married to Miriam Davidson.
This collection consists of a variety of graphic materials that date from the 1930s to 1981. Included in the collection are black and white individual and family portraits, postcards, holiday greeting cards, letters, newspaper clippings, and some color prints of family gatherings.
This collection is organized in chronological order, with undated photographs in one file (and at the end of the checklist) and dated photographs in another sleeved file. The folders are contained in a box with other photographic material.
Transferred from Swarthmore College Peace Colllection; removed from their DG 70.
- Wilson, E. Raymond (Edumund Raymond)
- Wilson family
- Potts family
- Preston family
- Pickett, Clarence, 1884-1965
- Elkinton, J. Passmore (Joseph Passmore), 1887-1971
- Brinton, Anna H. (Anna Howland), b. 1843
- Brinton, Howard Haines, 1884-1973
- Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
- Finding Aid Author
- Jissel Becerra Reyes
- Finding Aid Date
- Access Restrictions
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