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David S. and Mary W. Richie Papers

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David Shoemaker Richie served as Executive Secretary of the Friends Social Order Committee of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting for 34 years. He is perhaps best known for his lifelong efforts in organizing work camps and promoting cooperatives, putting into action his personal philosophy of work is love made visible. His 2005 obituary summarized the events of his life:
David Shoemaker Richie, 97 years, 4 days, (July 11, 1908), of Moorestown, NJ, died peacefully Friday morning, July 15, 2005, at the home of his daughter. A birthright member of the Society of Friends, he was the son of Edward Laurence and Anna Bailey (Shoemaker) Richie of Moorestown, NJ. He married Mary Wright, of Norristown, PA on June 8, 1935, at Norristown Meeting House; she preceded him in death, Sept. 12, 1977. After graduating in 1930 from Haverford College -- where he had been an all-American soccer player with two of his brothers Robert and Tom -- he returned to teach social studies for nine years at his high school alma mater, Moorestown Friends School. From 1939 to 1973 he served as executive secretary of the Friends Social Order Committee of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. By 1940 he had established the concept of weekend work camps promoting educational opportunities for students to understand economic and social injustices, just as his parents had taken him on weekly trips to North Philadelphia to help provide for the poor when young. Weekend work camps became a 33 year commitment. In 1946 he was asked by the Foreign Services Section of the American Friends Service Committee to start the concept of work camps and cooperatives in Poland and Finland. With the help of British Friends, he distributed clothing, food, medical supplies, and later helped with reconstruction in England, Finland, Germany, and Italy. This was the start of a lifetime devoted to serving others through work camp programs worldwide, putting into action his personal philosophy of work is love made visible. By 1953 the Yearly Meeting's weekend work camps had grown to include 730 volunteers from 36 schools, engaged in 54 weekend work camps in West Philadelphia and Mantua neighborhoods, -- invited into the homes of 200 local families. David and a number of other PYM employees continued this work until 1973 when he retired, having served for 34 years -- possibly the longest-employed person in the history of our yearly meeting. He was the author of several publications. In 1973 he was presented with a unique honorary degree from Wilmington College (Doctor of Human Reconstruction). In the late sixties he launched Friends Housing Incorporated for low income families in Mantua, a community in South Philadelphia. A love of his was transporting Mantua adults to surrounding Friends' meetings, and organizing outings for their children to Friends' farms and lakes became a tradition during his retirement years.
Work camps involve volunteers who labor together on community service projects and interact with members of that community. The concept of work camping had originated in postwar Europe in 1921, under the direction of Swiss pacifist, Pierre Ceresole. The AFSC began its involvement with Work Camps in 1934 when a water pipe was laid to a community of miners in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. David Richie and wife-to-be, Mary Wright, were participants in the first AFSC camp. The following year they served as residents in a program at the AFSC Bedford Street Mission (Philadelphia) while he was still teaching at Moorestown. Richie brought the program to Philadelphia Yearly Meeting in 1939 when he was appointed Secretary of the Social Order Committee. He originated the idea of weekend work camps in 1940, as a way to draw more young people into an awareness of social justice. David also started the college-aged Interne (Student)-in-Industry Project, co-sponsored by the AFSC, in 1944, directing the first two summer groups and serving on the project's advisory committee. A high school week-long program, "Close-up of Urban Problems," began the same year. In 1946, the AFSC sent David on the first of numerous trips to Europe; under the auspices of the Anglo-American Quaker Relief Mission, he worked on reconstruction in Poland, England, Finland, Germany, and Italy, returning to the US the following year. In 1957, he was invited by UNESCO to go to India to develop work camps and was elected as an advisory member of the Coordination Committee for International Work Camps. He made a five-month visit to Africa in 1960, the first of several trips funded by friends and former work campers. In 1966, a New York philanthropist provided seed money for a Friends' non-profit housing corporation. Friends Housing Inc. was formed to rehabilitate a section of East Mantua in Philadelphia. David Richie served as President of the Board of Directors which also included representatives from the community and members of the Mantua Belmont Joint Committee of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. Mary Wright Richie was born on December 6, 1906. She attended George School and Norristown High School before graduating from Swarthmore College in 1928. She died on September 12, 1977, and is buried in Moorestown Friends Cemetery with David Richie.

Collection of correspondence and related personal papers of David S. Richie, 1922-2005. The bulk of the papers relate to his involvement in work camps, cooperatives, and/or conscientious objection.

Includes those files without direct connection to either the Social Order Committee or Friends Housing, Inc. for which Richie maintained the official records. Related materials can be found in all three collections at Friends Historical Library, and individual papers and records may be interfiled in each. Original order within the folders has been largely maintained. In Series 2, the folders are grouped in a broadly topical arrangement, as determined by the Archivist. The latter include the following:

  1. COs, CPS Camps, and Other Men-In-Service
  2. Domestic Workcamps
  3. International Workcamps
  4. Other AFSC
  5. Mantua/Friends Housing
  6. Philadelphia Yearly Meeting
  7. Consumers Cooperative
  8. Unions

Series 3 contains biographical documents, which mostly consists of David S. and Mary W. Richie's school documents from Haverford College and Swarthmore College, respectively.

  1. Building tomorrow: some Quaker explorations / published jointly by the Social Order Committee and the Committee on Economic Problems of the Philadelphia Yearly Meetings of Friends. Philadelphia: Friends Central Bureau, or Friends Book Store, [1943]
  2. John Woolman speaks. Fairmount, Indiana, 194? [Compiled and copyrighted by David S. Richie and Leonard S. Kenworthy.]
  3. Building tomorrow: a religious search for a better industrial. Philadelphia: Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, Social Order Committee, 1959.
  4. In Preston, Ralph Clausius, 1908-, ed. Teaching world understanding. New York: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1955.
  5. Memories and Meditations of a Workcamper. Wallingford, Pa.: Pendle Hill, 1973.
  6. Weekend workcamping, an opportunity: why, what and how / written by David Richie, revised by Mark Paulmier, Paul Goldschmit, Joy Hopton. Philadelphia: Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, 1983.
  7. Education by exposure. [S.l. : s.n., s.d.]

Gift of Martha Richie, daugther, 2006-2007; Acc.#s FHL.2006.007, 2007.010, 2007.017, 2007.006, 2007.001, 2010.003.

Gift of Barbara Judson Terry, 1997; formerly cataloged as SC/198 Richie Manuscripts, Acc.# FHL.1997.074.

The division of the collection was made by the FHL Archivist, but folder contents were maintained intact, and folder descriptions, when the folders were marked, were carried over to new labels; some of the folders were clearly either personal or committee, but others contain mixed records, and are housed with most relevant collection. Like many Quaker activists, Richie's activities were interrelated, and his papers reflect that.

Photographs removed to FHL Picture Collections.

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Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
Finding Aid Author
FHL staff
Finding Aid Date
2014
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Collection Inventory

Scope and Contents

Apart from the circular letters and writings, these files contain mostly loose correspondence, organized by date. The topical folders in Series 2 also contain correspondence in the context of related materials as arranged by Richie.

From governmental offices, 1933-1937, 1941.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

From the House of Senate, House of Representatives, White House, A. Eleanor Wildman

Physical Description

1 folder

Concerns, Congratulations, Suggestions, 1936.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

American Liberty League (1936), miscellaneous correspondence in response to Richie's concerns, congratulations, suggestions

Physical Description

1 folder

Circular Letters, 1937-2005.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Primarily mimeographed holiday letters, directed to family and friends. Provides an annual update on the Richies' activities during the preceeding year.

Physical Description

1 folder

Miscellaneous correspondence, 1940-1941.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Includes "To the Clerk of the monthly meeting"

Physical Description

1 folder

With Louise Spitzer, 1944.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Regarding the Walden School Project: High Acres

Physical Description

1 folder

Other Correspondence, 1935.
Box 1
Physical Description

1 folder

Other Correspondence, 1942-1943.
Box 1
Physical Description

1 folder

Other Correspondence, 1944-1947.
Box 1
Physical Description

1 folder

Other Correspondence, 1948-1949.
Box 1
Physical Description

1 folder

Other Correspondence, 1950-1957.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence concerning Richie's legislative concerns – American militarization and humanitarian relief in Europe; correspondents include Congressmen Charles R. Howell and Frank Thompson, Jr.

Physical Description

1 folder

Other Correspondence, 1958-1999.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Includes letter from Max Kampelman

Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

David S. Richie collected relevant quotations, poetry, etc. on slips of papers and as clippings. The folders were assembled by Richie and may also contain related materials.

Writings: Notes and Clippings, 1939 and n.d.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

DSR Notes, Clippings, poetry: Handwritten and typescript notes and clippings with inspirational poetry, etc

Physical Description

1 folder

Writings: Notes and Clippings, 1945 and n.d.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous Notes on Woolman and Miscellaneous

Physical Description

1 folder

Writings: Notes and Clippings, 1949.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

DSR Attention: From a folder of the same name: Notes (Implication of the Quaker testimony in Personal Life and Society), miscellaneous Bernard Waring correspondence on labor and management, International Workcamps newsletters, typescript of Richie's review of the Reynolds' Woolman book, as well as other correspondence, notes, clippings and other material

Physical Description

1 folder

Writings: Notes and Clippings, 1949-1950.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

Thoughts: David Richie kept files of inspirational clippings, notes, poetry, etc.

Physical Description

1 folder

Writings: Notes and Clippings, n.d.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

Includes his own statement, "This I Believe," as well as inspirational clippings, etc.

Physical Description

1 folder

Published Writings and Manuscripts, 1943 and n.d.
Box 2
Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

The Friends/Moorestown Quest was a project to survey the opinion of Moorestown voters on congress issues and represent these opinions at the federal level.

Friends Quest reference and survey, 1934-1936.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

Moorestown Quest for Truth, "Whose Vote is Thrown Away?" 1935 official general election ballot, "Questionnaire for thinking voters", Survey of Public Opinion on the Meaning of Citizenship 1934

Physical Description

1 folder

Moorestown Quest report, 1934-1945.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

Political survey report, drafts of letters to editor, survey data, "The Park Stylus" 1935, "Friends Intelligencer" (1935), "The American Friend" (1935)

Physical Description

1 folder

Periodicals on Moorestown Quest, 1934-1935.
Box 2
Physical Description

1 folder

Moorestown Peace Rally, 1935.
Box 2
Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

David Richie refused to register for the draft on moral grounds, but was reclassified as 4-D, Minister of Religion. He also represented a minority view in opposition to the AFSC administration of CPS Camps.

Arle Brooks Correspondence, 1942-1944.
Box 3
Physical Description

1 folder

Correspondence with Larry Gara, 1942-1944.
Box 3
Physical Description

1 folder

Correspondence with Other CO Prisoners, 1943-1944.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

Correspondants include Robert P. Gowell, Denny Wilcher, Donald Royer

Physical Description

1 folder

Prisoner of War Correspondence, 1944.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

Richie's letter to Godfrey E. Boehm, interned in a German stalag, and correspondence received from Edward Boehm.

Physical Description

1 folder

School of Industrial Relations at CPS Camp 52, Powellsville, MD, 1943-1944.
Box 3
Physical Description

1 folder

Opposition to AFSC Administration of CPS Camps, 1942-1943.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

Includes responses both by AFSC Board members and CPS camp inmates.

Physical Description

1 folder

CPS Minutes, 1942-1943.
Box 3
Physical Description

1 folder

AFSC Prison Service Committee Minutes and Correspondence, 1944-1946.
Box 3
Physical Description

1 folder

CPS Camps Newsletters, Circular Letters, etc., 1944-1945.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

Includes various issues of camp newsletters like Germfask, Middletown, and Elkton (Rebel Clarion), as well as issues of the NCCO Newsletter, CPSU, Educational Secretaries News Letter (Friends CPS), Information, and the Reporter.

Physical Description

1 folder

Testimonies of 31 Conscience-Observers, 1946 and n.d.
Box 3
Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

This subseries includes a wide variety of workcamp materials, including Richie's logs, correspondence, and other records.

Peace Caravaners, 1931.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

Peace Caravaners were group of people who are mostly students, and they attend the Institute of International Relations in the summer

Physical Description

1 folder

Reconciliation Camps, 1932-1935.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

Includes "Politics and Peace" by J.B. Matthews, "New Methods for Old in Unemployment Relief" by James Myers, correspondence with Federal Council of the Churches of Christ

Physical Description

1 folder

AFSC Correspondence and Junior Workcamp Committee Minutes, 1933-1935.
Box 4
Physical Description

1 folder

Work Camps Literature, 1934-1948.
Box 4
Physical Description

1 folder

Sea Girt Seminar and Work Camps, 1935-1936.
Box 4
Physical Description

1 folder

Correspondence, 1944.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

Primarily correspondence received concerning work camps

Physical Description

1 folder

AFSC, 1944-1950.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

Primarily AFSC correspondence, but also Social Order Committee materials concerning work camps and a typescript draft of an article by David Richie, "Behind the Iron Curtain," 1948.

Physical Description

1 folder

AFSC, 1949-1951.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

Includes Quaker International Voluntary Service subcommittee memos etc., workcamp staff conference, log of Richies' projects in the summer of 1949, correspondence, etc.

Physical Description

1 folder

Workcamps Correspondence, 1954-55.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

Primarily inquires concerning AFSC Workcamps, but also includes work camps in Philadelphia as well

Physical Description

1 folder

AFSC Work Camp Cookbook, 1957.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

Assembled by Mary Richie

Physical Description

1 folder

Reunion of 1940 AFSC Workcamp (Reading, Pa.), 1991.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

David organized a reunion of the 1940 Reading Work Camp in 1993 at Pendle Hill. File includes correspondence and financial records.

Physical Description

1 folder

Service Opportunities, 1967-1968.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

File includes handwritten notes, brochures from organizations needing volunteers, and correspondence. Richie received requests from service organizations and inquiries from volunteers.

Physical Description

1 folder

Work Camps Correspondence, n.d.
Box 4
Physical Description

1 folder

Motion Pictures, n.d.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

A report on filming in Coal Country and a script, "A Cycle in the Hills"

Physical Description

1 folder

Big Flats Civilian Public Service Camp, 1943-1944.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

Organized with American Friends Service Committee

Physical Description

1 folder

Weekend camps, 1943-1944.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

Labor weekend, D.V. Steere weekend, Married Couples Weekend

Physical Description

1 folder

Weekend Workcamps, 1979, 1986-1989, 1992-1998.
Box 5
Physical Description

1 folder

Friends Weekend Workcamp, 1973-1974, 1976.
Box 5
Physical Description

1 folder

Young Friends, 1939-1940.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and papers regarding the Young Friends Seminars, "The Answer of Quakerism to Racial Conflict", Young People Inter-Racial Fellowship Program

Physical Description

1 folder

Student conferences, 1940-1942, 1943.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

Registration cards, correspondence, essay, "Circuit Riding in the Twentieth Century" by Charles C. Webber, New Lisbon Student Conference, Housing Conference at Friends School

Physical Description

1 folder

Conference and Reference, 1929-1936.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

"Militarizing Out Youth" by Roswell P. Barnes, 1929 Young Friends' Eastern Conference, "The Young Friend" 1930, 1933 Yearly Meeting, 1930-1936 correspondence (some from Evan J. Williams)

Physical Description

1 folder

AFSC International Workcamps Literature, 1946-1952.
Box 6
Physical Description

1 folder

AFSC: Anglo-American Relief Mission in Poland Log, 1946.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

Mimeographed excerpts from Richie's log of work in Poland, as distributed by the AFSC in July of 1946

Physical Description

1 folder

Correspondence and other materials related to the European trip, 1948.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence received from Poland and Finland, as well as David's own Thoughts on Coming Home, Sept.1948. Also include many handwritten notes and clippings with inspirational poetry, etc.

Physical Description

1 folder

Correspondence and Other Poland Papers, 1948.
Box 6
Physical Description

1 folder

Poland Trip, 1950.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

Correspondence received and sent

Physical Description

1 folder

Work Camp Questionnaire (Finland), 1947.
Box 6
Physical Description

1 folder

Finland Correspondence, 1951.
Box 6
Physical Description

1 folder

European Workcamps, 1952-1956.
Box 6
Physical Description

1 folder

UNESCO International Coordinating Committee, 1957-1958.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

Concerning David's trip to India and the Far East as well as correspondence with Dharan Singh Chawli re: workcamps

Physical Description

1 folder

Africa, 1960-1967.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

David visited 14 countries in Africa to assess needs and visit work camps in 1960. Includes Richie's mimeographed report on that trip, as well as AFSC minutes (with gaps) of the Board Committee on Africa and the Friends Southern Africa Group, correspondence, and some margin notes.

Physical Description

1 folder

South Africa Trip, 1965-1970.
Box 6
Physical Description

1 folder

Voluntary Work Camp Activities in Turkey, 1965.
Box 6
Physical Description

1 folder

AFSC Summer Project Abroad, 1970-1971.
Box 6
Physical Description

1 folder

COCO International Voluntary Service, 1970-1971.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and newsletters.

Physical Description

1 folder

AFSC Reports to Secretary, 1933, 1940-1949.
Box 7
Physical Description

1 folder

AFSC Associate Secretary and Resignation, 1944-1946.
Box 7
Physical Description

1 folder

AFSC Students-in-Industry, 1944.
Box 7
Scope and Contents

Participant lists, student logs, assistant director's report, participant newsletters, reading lists, and publications.

Physical Description

1 folder

AFSC Internes-in-Industry, 1945, 1953-54.
Box 7
Scope and Contents

Reports, correspondence, AFSC Internes literature; also includes (student?) log of 1945 program

Physical Description

1 folder

AFSC Internes-in-Industry, 1954-1959.
Box 7
Scope and Contents

Program newsletter (1954) with AFSC Bulletin and clipping

Physical Description

1 folder

AFSC Miscellaneous, 1943-1948.
Box 7
Physical Description

1 folder

AFSC Miscellaneous, 1945-1959.
Box 7
Physical Description

1 folder

AFSC Industrial Relations Seminar Proceedings, 1947-1948.
Box 7
Scope and Contents

Printed proceedings.

Physical Description

1 folder

AFSC QIVS, 1948.
Box 7
Physical Description

1 folder

AFSC Community Relations Report, 1965.
Box 7
Physical Description

1 folder

AFSC Correspondence, 1965-1966.
Box 7
Physical Description

1 folder

Miscellaneous, 1943-1946.
Box 8
Scope and Contents

Includes "Following Jesus" by Nelson West, "When a Christian Questions Himself" by Edward W. Evans (1963), Pendle Hill Bulletin, Congressional Record, Youth Service Division budget

Physical Description

1 folder

Economics Commission, 1930-1937.
Box 8
Physical Description

1 folder

Reference, 1927-1928, 1937, 1939, 1949.
Box 8
Scope and Contents

AFSC Bulletin, "Negro progress and achievement" 1927-1928 AFSC Annual Report, "Position of the Society of Friends in Regard to War" (1937, 1939), "Pacifist hand book" (1939), "A Report of a Called Conference of Quaker Economists" (1949)

Physical Description

1 folder

John Woolman Speaks, n.d.
Box 8
Scope and Contents

"On oppression and war", quotes, drafts of "John Woolman Speaks"

Physical Description

1 folder

Miscellaneous, 1963.
Box 8
Physical Description

1 folder

Other Organizations, 1940, 1945, 1947, 1952.
Box 8
Scope and Contents

Congress of Industrial Organization, Race Street Forum, American Civil Liberties Union, International Relations Conference, PA Council of Churches Annual Report (1952), "The Philadelphia Society for Negro Records and Research", Pendle Hill Bulletin (1941)

Physical Description

1 folder

Birth Control and Quakers, 1934, 1936.
Box 8
Scope and Contents

Includes "Marriage and Sexual Harmony" by Oliver M. Butterfield

Physical Description

1 folder

Mantua Families visits to Friends Meeting, 1977-1997.
Box 8
Scope and Contents

Includes notes and sign in sheets of visitation, the Strawberry Party (Mantua Reunion) in 1996

Physical Description

1 folder

Friends Housing Inc., 1943, 1966, 1982.
Box 9
Scope and Contents

1982 Annual meeting agenda and minutes

Physical Description

1 folder

Friends Housing Inc. minutes, 1968.
Box 9
Physical Description

1 folder

Old minutes, 1966-1968.
Box 9
Physical Description

1 folder

Mantua/Friends Housing, 1969, 1970.
Box 9
Physical Description

1 folder

Mantua/Friends Housing, 1967.
Box 9
Physical Description

1 folder

Rent Supplement, 1967-1969.
Box 9
Physical Description

1 folder

Loans, 1969-1971.
Box 9
Physical Description

1 folder

Contributions and loans, 1966-1970.
Box 9
Physical Description

1 folder

Financial Records, 1966-1968.
Box 9
Physical Description

1 folder

Mantua Christmas, 1970.
Box 9
Physical Description

1 folder

Delaware State Corporation Report, 1970, 1971, 1982.
Box 10
Scope and Contents

1971, 1982 Housing Inc. account summary, 1982 Department of Housing and Urban Development memorandum – application for transfer of physical assets

Physical Description

1 folder

Friends Housing, 1974.
Box 10
Scope and Contents

Annual meeting agenda and notes, Mantua-Belmont joint summer program

Physical Description

1 folder

Friends Housing, 1978.
Box 10
Scope and Contents

1976-1978 financial statements, Housing Assistance Payments Program, notes on Board of Directors meeting

Physical Description

1 folder

Friends Housing, 1980.
Box 10
Physical Description

1 folder

Friends Housing, 1975-1979.
Box 10
Physical Description

1 folder

Joint Mantua Committee, 1969-1970.
Box 10
Scope and Contents

Correspondence received and sent concerning volunteers to Mantua Mobilization and weekend workcamps, summary workcamp comments, clippings, notes, assorted carbon copy and handwritten Friends Mantua Joint Committee minutes, and workcamp signup sheets.

Physical Description

1 folder

Mantua Christmas and Trips, 1969.
Box 10
Scope and Contents

David was one member of a small committee that solicited Quakers for donations of gifts and cash to be distributed to the needy in Mantua at Christmastime.

Physical Description

1 folder

Mantua Neighbors, 1968 and n.d.
Box 10
Scope and Contents

Richie maintained contacts with community groups as President of Friends Housing, Inc. Includes correspondence, clippings, committee lists, and handwritten notes.

Physical Description

1 folder

Mantua Work Projects, 1970 and n.d.
Box 10
Scope and Contents

Includes sign-up sheets for Friends Weekend Workcamp Projects, lists of participants, etc.

Physical Description

1 folder

Philadelphia Housing Association, 1987, 1989, 1991.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

Job description, Mantua Gardens East, Inc. correspondence (1987), Financial statement (1987, 1989, 1991), correspondence to tenants (1991)

Physical Description

1 folder

Friends Housing, 1981.
Box 11
Physical Description

1 folder

Friends Housing, 1982.
Box 11
Physical Description

1 folder

Friends Housing: Financial Statements, 1986-1989, 1993.
Box 11
Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

In 1969-70, the Social Order Committee was merged into the Meeting for Social Concerns, and David Richie was on its Executive staff. Richie retired from PYM in 1973, but continued to be active in committee work.

Business Problems Group, 1926-1929, 1939-1941.
Box 12
Scope and Contents

Address by Henry P. Kendall, A. O. Wharton, Otto C. Beyer Jr., E.K. Hall, Labor Leader Conference, Holland menu, reservations, RSVP cards, member list, Kieckhefer meeting – member list, reservation, correspondence

Physical Description

1 folders

Social Order Committee, 1934, 1939-1945.
Box 12
Scope and Contents

Reports of the Secretary, "A Statement of Economic Objectives" presented at the Friends General Conference, news clipping, minutes, agenda, letter asking for contributions, "For our neighbours" by Friend War Relief Service (1937), weekend fellowship correspondence about Leif Dahl, report of Secretary and Agendas (1939-1945), correspondence from Bernard G. Waring - the Chairman of SOC (1938), Book: "Reports to Yearly Meeting of the Social Order Committee" (1941-1960)

Physical Description

3 folders

Peace Committee Minutes, 1932.
Box 12
Physical Description

1 folder

Consumers' Advisory Board, 1930's.
Box 12
Scope and Contents

"Workers as Consumers", information about National Recovery Administration, "Proposal to develop standards for consumer goods", "Consumers' interest in price-fixing" by Walton H. Hamilton (1934), "Implementing the consumer" by Caroline F. Ware (1934)

Physical Description

1 folder

Business Problems Group Conference, 1940-1943.
Box 13
Scope and Contents

Business and Labor Leaders Conference on "Industrial Jurisprudence" and industrial co-operation, Quaker Employers' Conference: "Quakers and Economic Life" schedule and notes, "Truth: A Paper for Christian Workers" (1942), 1943 supper conference, correspondence

Physical Description

2 folder

Joint Fall Planning Conference, 1944, 1945.
Box 13
Scope and Contents

Supper meeting for SOC and Committee on Economic Problems

Physical Description

1 folder

National Child Labor Committee, 1940.
Box 13
Scope and Contents

Includes "A Bill to protect New Jersey's Child Workers"

Physical Description

1 folder

Labor and Unemployment, 1939-1940.
Box 13
Scope and Contents

Interfaith conference on unemployment, "Mobilization for War or Peace" notes, "Defense or Despotism?" by Harold E. Fey, "Industrial Mobilization Plan" and "Real Intent of M-Day Plan Concealed in Secret 'Annexes'" by Warren D. Mullin, "What happens to labor if nation goes to war" by Charles M. Kelley, Book: "Unemployment: Some Points of Attack in lessening it in the Future"

Physical Description

1 folder

Women's Problems Group, 1936.
Box 13
Physical Description

1 folder

Social Service, 1940, 1941, 1997.
Box 13
Scope and Contents

Includes contact list from 1940, "Conference on Building a Better Community", booklet: National Conference on Quaker Volunteer Service

Physical Description

1 folder

Social Questions Bulletin, 1940.
Box 13
Physical Description

1 folder

"The Devil of the Machine Age", 1942.
Box 13
Scope and Contents

"The Devil of the Machine Age" (1942), "Wages and War Profits" by Philip Murray, correspondence

Physical Description

1 folder

Rural life roundups, 1940-1945.
Box 13
Scope and Contents

Includes "The Friend: A Religious and Literary Journal" (1942), correspondence 1945, 1943 conference schedule, mailing list, "How to lead discussions" 1942, "Let's Discuss: What is a fair price?" (1943), rural life conference 1943, "The Christian Rural Fellowship Bulletin" (1940)

Physical Description

1 folder

BEDC, 1969-1970.
Box 14
Scope and Contents

David's circular letter of October 1969 soliciting monthly meeting clerks for individual donations to the Black Economic Development Conference, written in frustration with the Yearly Meeting's pace in deliberation over allocating PYM assets to that project. Also includes some background material.

Physical Description

1 folder

Committee of Concern, 1965.
Box 14
Scope and Contents

Includes notes, correspondence, miscellaneous reports and minutes

Physical Description

1 folder

Social Concerns Notes, 1968-1971.
Box 14
Physical Description

1 folder

Weekend Workcamp Committee, 1987-1997.
Box 14
Scope and Contents

Friends Weekend Workcamp Committee reports and minutes, with some notes to David Richie

Physical Description

1 folder

Working Party Notes, 1970.
Box 14
Physical Description

1 folder

Testimonies and Concerns, 1986-1988.
Box 14
Physical Description

1 folder

SOC: Friends' Involvement Committee, 1967.
Box 14
Physical Description

1 folder

Friends and the Industrial Social Order (Topics I-VII), n.d.
Box 14
Scope and Contents

Working papers prepared by Fred H. Blum

Physical Description

1 folder

Friends and the Industrial Social Order (Topics VIII-XI), n.d.
Box 14
Physical Description

1 folder

Barter System, 1933, 1941, 1947.
Box 15
Scope and Contents

News clippings, correspondence about exchange systems, "The Barter News" 1933, "Co-op Magazine" 1947, "What is Consumers' Cooperation?" by James Peter Warbasse, "Consumers Defender" (1941)

Physical Description

1 folder

Trek West journal entries, 1937.
Box 15
Physical Description

1 folder

Moorestown Consumers Cooperative, 1934-1948.
Box 15
Scope and Contents

Includes "Christianity and cooperation", "Organization and Management of Consumers Cooperative" (1934), correspondence and bulletins regarding coop, "With the People" by James Norris, documents from Eastern Cooperatives, Inc. (1948)

Physical Description

1 folder

Correspondence with Co-Op distributors, 1940-1943.
Box 15
Physical Description

1 folder

Moorestown Co-Op Administrative, 1941-1944.
Box 15
Scope and Contents

Financial documents, inventory, correspondence, by-laws

Physical Description

1 folder

Suggested Program by Philadelphia area Co-Op Federation, 1944.
Box 15
Physical Description

1 folder

Bulletin and Survey, 1943-1944.
Box 15
Physical Description

1 folder

Members Stamp Book Record, 1943.
Box 15
Physical Description

1 folder

Wilson Landry Co. (Bryn Mawr, PA), 1938.
Box 16
Scope and Contents

Correspondence of Mrs. E.S. Brinton regarding the workers' union strike

Physical Description

1 folder

American Federation of Hosiery Workers, 1939.
Box 16
Scope and Contents

News clippings, correspondence and papers about the conference, "Making History in Hosiery" by Lawrence Rogin

Physical Description

1 folder

Toledo Industrial, 1937.
Box 16
Scope and Contents

Toledo Industrial Peace Board (correspondence to Hugh Carter, Professor of Sociology), "Toledo's Plan to End Strikes", "Toledo Plan for Industrial Peace", "Quiet on the Toledo Front" by Frank J. Oliver (1935)

Physical Description

1 folder

Agricultural Workers Union, 1937.
Box 16
Scope and Contents

Correspondence of J. Howard Branson (Secretary) with Lief Dahl (United Cannery, Agricultural, Packing and Allied Workers of America)

Physical Description

1 folder

Unions, 1945-1947.
Box 16
Scope and Contents

Includes outline of plan for Labor Institutes, "The Witness" 1940, Farrers' Bulletin 1966, "The Fellowship Group as the way to a new society" by Arthur E. Morgan, 1945 minutes, 1945-1946 correspondence, news clippings, "Conference Regarding Collective Bargaining", "Witchcraft and Race Prejudice", 1946 annual report, Moorestown Meeting notes 1947, "Labor Education Guide", 1947 "Annual Report of the American Labor Education Service, Inc."

Physical Description

1 folder

H.C. Aberle Co. Strike, 1930.
Box 16
Physical Description

1 folder

West Laurel Hill Cemetery Strike, 1940.
Box 16
Physical Description

1 folder

The Haverford Christian Union, n.d.
Box 16
Scope and Contents

1 notebook

Physical Description

1 folder

Attitude Scale, 1942, 1946.
Box 16
Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous correspondence (1942), Labor's Monthly Survey (1946), "Winston Churchill on the protection of private capital as a feature of economic justice", correspondence and papers regarding reconciliation camps (1942)

Physical Description

1 folder

Haverford College Documents, 1926-1930.
Box 17
Scope and Contents

Includes report cards, financial aid letters, report about the incompetency of German 1 instructor, Centenary Program 1933

Physical Description

1 folder

Notes: Economics 1, 1927-1928.
Box 17
Physical Description

1 folder

Notes: History 3, 1928-1929.
Box 17
Physical Description

1 folder

Notes: Philosophy 2, 1930.
Box 17
Physical Description

1 folder

Notes: Philosophy 3, 1928-1929.
Box 17
Physical Description

1 folder

Notes: Quakerism, 1929.
Box 17
Physical Description

1 folder

Notes: Economics 2 and 5, 1929-1930.
Box 17
Physical Description

1 folder

Notes: History 4, 1929-1930.
Box 17
Physical Description

1 folder

Notes: Philosophy 4, 1929-1930.
Box 18
Physical Description

1 folder

Notes: Philosophy 5, 1929-1930.
Box 18
Physical Description

1 folder

Notes: Philosophy 6, 1929-1930.
Box 18
Physical Description

1 folder

Notes: Political Science and Government, 1929-1930.
Box 18
Physical Description

1 folder

Youth Declaration for Peace, 1930.
Box 18
Scope and Contents

Includes Swarthmore Declaration for Peace and Poll

Physical Description

1 folder

Penn Notebook, 1936.
Box 18
Physical Description

1 folder

Harvard Summer School: Education SM31, 1930.
Box 16
Physical Description

1 folder

Harvard Summer School: Education SF 5, 1930.
Box 16
Physical Description

1 folder

Scrapbook, 1922.
Box 19
Scope and Contents

Includes description of each page for all of the scrapbook pages

Physical Description

1 folder

Scrapbook, 1923.
Box 19
Physical Description

1 folder

Scrapbook, 1924.
Box 19
Physical Description

1 folder

Miscellaneous.
Box 19
Scope and Contents

Includes program from General Young Friends Conference (1925), program from Young Friends' Eastern Conference (1925), costume design and programs from theater (1927, 1928), periodicals, 2 notebooks

Physical Description

1 folder

Swarthmore College, 1924-1928.
Box 19
Scope and Contents

Includes Swarthmore students' handbooks (1924-1925, 1927-1928), math examination papers, Sigma Xi diploma, correspondence from faculty and deans upon graduation, graduation week invitation and schedule

Physical Description

1 folder

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