Held at: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081
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Overview and metadata sections
Established in 1940 by the Joint Peace and Service Committee of the New York Monthly Meetings (15h Street and 20th Street), the Workroom, a sewing room, served the world in its relief efforts by its production of garments for needy children during World War II and later expanding to include Greece, Nigeria and other locations world-wide until December 31, 1976.
This collection contains one photo album, two packets of snapshots, and one folder of sixteen loose photographs. The photo album documents the Workroom activities as well as international photos of recipients of garments, with descriptions. The collection dates from are 1940 to 1976.
This collection was removed from New York Quarterly Meeting Workroom Committee Records, RG2-NY-N478
- New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. New York Quarterly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. Workroom Committee
- Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
- Finding Aid Author
- Zoe Peyton Jones
- Finding Aid Date
- Access Restrictions
This collection is available for research use.
- Use Restrictions
Permission to reuse, publish, or reproduce items in this collection beyond the bounds of Fair Use or other exemptions to copyright law must be obtained from the copyright holder or their heirs/assigns. See http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC-RUU/1.0/.
Includes black and white photographs of international recipients of garments (Palestinian, Algerian, Chinese, and European refugees), black and white photographs at the workroom, colour and black and white photographs at the Meeting house (15 Rutherford Place), and letters (from "Uncle" to a Friend, 11/23/71; from Josephine Robertson to Mary Cook, 10/71; from Enid Rubinstein to Mrs. Carey, 10/15/64)