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.
Overview and metadata sections
Friends Peace Teams (FPT) is an international non-profit charitable organization founded by North American Quaker Yearly Meetings in 1993. It works to promote world peace and decolonization, oppose racism and political violence, and facilitate Quaker Meetings and individual participation in peace work by visiting locations experiencing violence.
The African Great Lakes Initiative (AGLI) was established in 1999 when an international delegation of members visited Africa following the Rwandan genocide, and focuses on promoting peace activities in Burundi, Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda. FPT currently works in conjunction with peace organizations in 15 countries.
This collection includes records of Friends Peace Teams Council, the governing body of the group, such as meeting minutes and financial records. Subject files contain organizational correspondence, African Great Lakes Initiative (AGLI) reports, information relating to kindred charitable organizations, and individual files of FPT participants, including Val Liveoak, coordinator of FPT's Peacebuilding en las Américas from 1993-2016.
Gift of Friends Peace Teams via John Kintree, Gay Howard, Val Liveoak, and Ann Sieber, 2015, 2018, and 2021. Accession numbers FHL-2015-025, FHL-2015-037, FHL-2018-047, FHL-2021-008.
Computer storage media (1 CD and 1 3.5" floppy) were retained with the collection, while serials were removed to SG1.
Issues were removed and transferred to the Peace Collection periodicals: PYM Waging Peace, PBI/USA Report, Signs of the Times, Friends Peace Teams PeaceWays, PeaceWays AGLI, Peace Teams News
- Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
- Finding Aid Author
- Chloe Lucchesi
- Finding Aid Date
- Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research.
- 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 by-laws, articles of incorporation, IRS letter
Includes conflict resolution manual, pamphlets, and epistles
Includes a lot of council records, including meeting minutes and financial records. Also includes materials for preparing for publications, PeaceWays and Peace Team News. Other materials includes some photographs, A Decade of Waging Peace on the history of Friends Peace Teams, reentry handbooks, and fundraising materials.Physical Description
Proposal to form a Spanish-language equivalent of Friends Peace Teams, or "Quakers for Peace Group"
Individual files folders include reports, correspondence, workshop materials, and writings by or about the person in the file title.
Includes 3.5" floppy disk. Attempts at imaging the disk suggest it is either blank or too damaged to read.
Seemingly collected by Sheila Garrett
Seemingly collected by Rebecca and Harry Rogers