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Edith R. Solenberger papers on the Kinzua Project


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

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Edith R. Solenberger (1886-1976) was a Quaker activist from Delaware County, PA. In the early 1960's, the Army Corps of Engineers initiated a plan for the Kinzua dam. Through land transfers and legal negotiation, they forced the Seneca Indians off their land in New York State. Edith Solenberger, with the Indian Committee of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, fought to give the Seneca Indians fair legal representation.

Source of acquisition--Edith R. Solenberger. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--1971.

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