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Carlisle G. Davidson Papers


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

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Carlisle G. Davidson, a member of Detroit Monthly Meeting (affiliated with Indiana Yearly Meeting and Friends United Meeting), was editor of Pentecostal Friend, published by the Evangelical Friends Association. Davidson's strong interest in charismatic renewal or the Pentecostal experience is reflected in these papers. Some correspondence concerns a separation among Friends in East Africa Yearly Meeting which resulted in the formation of a new yearly meeting, Elgon Yearly Meeting.

Contains the papers of Carlisle G. Davidson, Quaker editor, chiefly correspondence and articles, including editorial correspondence concerning the periodical, The Pentecostal Friend, published by the Evangelical Friends Association, a Quaker Pentecostal organization located in Detroit, Michigan, and correspondence concerning the formation of the Elgon Yearly Meeting in East Africa.

Donor: Carlisle G. Davidson, 1975

The papers are arranged according to topics defined by Carlisle Davidson.

Papers were first placed in Record Group 4 under the title Evangelical Friends Association. In 1988, in a review of the collections, a decision was made to consider these personal papers of Carlisle G. Davidson rather than official records of Evangelical Friends Association. Therefore the collection was transferred to Record Group 5 under a new title, Davidson Papers.

Formerly cited as Evangelical Friends Association Papers.

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Correspondence from Friends in leadership positions in the United States, 1972-1973, n.d.
Box 1 Folder 1
Correspondence from friends and supporters, generally people enthusiastic about charismatic renewal, 1971-1972, n.d.
Box 1 Folder 2
Correspondence with British and other overseas Friends about charismatic renewal, 1972-1974, n.d.
Box 1 Folder 3
Correspondence about charismatic renewal in East Africa and the formation of Elgon Yearly Meeting, 1972-1975.
Box 1 Folder 4
Correspondence with Unitarian-Universalist readers of Pentecostal Friend about charismatic renewal, 1973-1975 and undated.
Box 1 Folder 5
Articles in Quaker publications about charismatic renewal, 1971-1975 and undated.
Box 1 Folder 6

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