Swarthmore College Peace Collection

Friends National Peace Committee Collected Records, 1915-1917

Collection: CDG-A

Contact Information
Swarthmore College Peace Collection
500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, PA 19081-1399 U.S.A.
Telephone: (610) 328-8557 (Curator); Fax: (610) 328-8544
Email: wchmiel1@swarthmore.edu (Curator); URL: http://www.swarthmore.edu/Library/peace/

Descriptive Summary
The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is not the official repository for these records.
Cadbury, Henry, and others
Friends National Peace Committee Collected Records
Inclusive Dates
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Language of Materials
Materials in English
2.5 linear feet [papers only]
A short-lived Quaker organization that promoted peace during World War I.

Administrative Information
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Usage Restrictions
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Acquisitions Information
Processing Information
Processed by Anne M. Yoder (Archivist), April 2017
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the ___________ Friends National Peace Committee Collected Records, Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Copyright Notice
Copyright in this collection may have been transferred to the Swarthmore College Peace Collection or may have been retained by the creators/authors (or their descendants), as stipulated by United States copyright law. Please contact the SCPC Curator for further information.

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See tripod record

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Historical Background
A conference was called of all sectors of the Religious Society of Friends at Winona Lake (Indiana) in the summer of 1915. The group that attended formed the Friends National Peace Committee, which by 1917 had become the American Friends Service Committee. Henry J. Cadbury was Chair of the Executive Committee, whose main work was attempts to keep the U.S. out of the European war and a promotion of good-will to all. This was done through letter-writing as well as the advertisement in many newspapers of "A Message from the Religious Society of Friends..."

Collection Overview
The collection is made up mostly of correspondence to and from Henry Cadbury.

Items removed:
- Photo of FNPC conference in Winona, Indiana (1915) removed to Photograph Collection
- "A Message from the Religious Society of Friends..." removed to Oversize Newspaper Ads and Oversize Documents

Detailed Description of the Collection

Box 1
Lists of Advisory Committee
Efforts, 1915-1917
Publicity campaign "A Message from the Religious Society of Friends..."
Correspondence from peace leaders: Lucy Biddle Lewis; Allen D. Hole; Walter C. Longstreth; Robert C. Root; Isaac Sharpless; L. Hollingsworth Wood
Correspondence, 1915
Correspondence, 1916
Correspondence, 1917 (January-February)
Correspondence, 1917 (March)
Correspondence, 1917 (April-December); undated [1917?]
Lists of names from friends for mailing list and fundraising

This file was last updated on April 14, 2017 .