Swarthmore College Peace Collection


Gandhian Foundation Collected Records, 1958-2000

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
Repository
The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is the official repository this collection of records.
Creator
Gandhian Foundation
Title
Gandhian Foundation Collected Records
Inclusive Dates
1958-2000
Call Number
CDG-A

Language of Materials
Materials in English
Extent
1 linear foot [papers only]
Abstract
Founded in 1958 in New York City as a trust fund exclusively for religious, charitable, and educational purposes. On December 20, 1990 the Foundation was reorganized and moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to provide fiscal sponsorship to the Scholarship Project of Training for Change, a Philadelphia-based social change training center.


Administrative Information
Restrictions to Access
None
Usage Restrictions
None
Alternate Form of Material
None
Acquisitions Information
Gift of Greg Barnes (from George and Lillian Willoughby) [acc. 06A-033]
Processing Information
Processed by Anne Yoder, Archivist, April 2009. Finding aid revised by Andrew Ciampa, July 2010.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Gandhian Foundation Records (CDGA), Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendents, as stipulated by United States copyright law

Online Catalog Headings
These and related materials may be found under the following headings in online library/archival catalogs.
See tripod record


Related Collections
None

Historical Background
The Gandhian Foundation founded in 1958 by Thomas Evans, Robert Gilmore, Sheldon Weeks, and William DeLano as a nonprofit trust fund exclusively for religious, charitable, and educational purposes. Three of these trustees were Quakers. The office was located in the New York Friends Group Inc. building on East 18th Street, New York City. For years the Foundation was involved in several projects that reflected the concerns and interests of the founders. By the end of the 1980s it had become inactive and the trustees transferred the Foundation to a group of Quakers in Philadelphia. On December 20, 1990 it was reorganized with a new Board. Three trustees were elected: Lillian Willoughby, George Willoughby, and George Lakey. All were members of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. The office was moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Gandhian Foundation provided fiscal sponsorship to the Scholarship Project of Training for Change, a Philadelphia-based social change training center, and several other small groups engaged in experimental nonviolent social change. The Foundation also administered the Activist Retirement Fund, established by friends and supporters of Training for Change. In December 2004 the trustees were Michael Beer, George Willoughby, David Grant and John Lapham; the office was located in Deptford, New Jersey.


Collection Overview
The collection consists of correspondence, and of financial records for the Foundation, both as ledger pages of income and expenses, and as files on grants requested and given.





Detailed Description of the Collection

Box 1
History; goals
Meeting minutes, 1974 (September 26); meeting notice, 1984 (September 4)|
Mortgage
Correspondence (general)
Correspondence with T. Raymond Evans
Agreement with Croton Park Colony for use of quarry / Quarry Lane [etc.?]
Federal tax exemption
Finances, 1958 - 1959
Finances, 1960s
Finances, 1970 - 1975

Finances, 1976
Finances, 1977
Finances, 1978
Finances, 1979
Finances, 1980
Finances, 1981 - 1984
Finances, 1985 - 1989

Box 2
Finances: ledger pages -- disbursements, 1958 (February) - 1984 (February)
Finances: ledger pages -- receipts, 1958 (February) - 1984 (February)
Finances: general ledger pages, 1959 (February) - 1974 (February)
Finances: trust fund
Grant/s to A.J. Muste Memorial Institute
Grant proposal from Dan Foley, 1974
Grant/s to the Foundation for the Peoples of the South Pacific / Educational Research Unit
Grant/s to Harvard University
Grant/s to the International Fellowship of Reconciliation
Grant/s to the New York Friends Group Inc.
Grant/s to the New York Law Journal
Grant/s to the Nonviolence Education Project (Ira & Molly Sandperl)
Grant/s to Devi Prasad
Grant/s to the Quaker Project on Community Conflict, 1971
Grant/s to the Quaker Project on Community Conflict, 1972 - 1973

Box 3 (1/2 box)
Grant/s to the Bangladesh Shrimp Project: finances, 2000 (April-August)
Grant/s to the Bangladesh Shrimp Project: finances, 2000 (September)
Grant/s to the Bangladesh Shrimp Project: finances, 2000 (October)
Grant/s to the Bangladesh Shrimp Project: finances, 2000 (November)
Grant/s to the Bangladesh Shrimp Project: finances, 2000 (December)



This file was last updated on October 13, 2011.