Swarthmore College Peace Collection

Friends Coordinating Committee on Peace Collected Records, 1951-1987

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 not the official repository for this collection of records.
Creator
Friends Coordinating Committee on Peace
Title
Friends Coordinating Committee on Peace Collected Records
Inclusive Dates
1951-1987
Call Number
CDG-A

Language of Materials
Materials in English
Extent
4 linear inches [papers only]
Abstract
By 1951, it was agreed that the Friends Coordinating Committee on Peace
was strictly a consultative and coordinating group for the peace efforts of Yearly Meetings and such Quaker entities as the American Friends Service Committee, the Friends Committee on National Legislation, the Friends World Committee for Consultation, the Peace and Social Order Committee of the Friends General Conference, and the Friends Peace Committee of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. The annual meeting of the FCCP gave Quakers an opportunity to spend a day together sharing experiences and making proposals for cooperative projects. In 1986 it was decided that the role of the FCCP was no longer viable and was being taken over by other agencies, so that it was disbanded.

Administrative Information
Restrictions to Access
None
Usage Restrictions
None
Alternate Form of Material
None
Acquisitions Information
Unknown
Processing Information
Processed by SCPC staff. Checklist prepared by Anne Yoder, April 1998. Finding aid revised by Andrew Ciampa, June 29, 2010.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Friends Coordinating Committee on Peace Collected 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


Historical Background
It is unclear from the records in this collection exactly when the Friends Coordinating Committee on Peace was organized. By 1951, it was agreed that the FCCP would be strictly a consultative and coordinating group for the peace efforts of Yearly Meetings and such Quaker entities as the American Friends Service Committee, the Friends Committee on National Legislation, the Friends World Committee for Consultation, the Peace and Social Order Committee of the Friends General Conference, and the Friends Peace Committee of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. The annual meeting of the FCCP gave Quakers an opportunity to spend a day together sharing experiences and making proposals for cooperative projects. The FCCP only got involved in actions that had a groundswell of support from the Friends Yearly Meetings: it held conferences on topics of interest to Friends, and helped the thousand Yearly Meetings in the U.S. to re-examine the Quaker stance on peace during the Vietnam conflict, among others. It had no paid staff, but relied on volunteers such as George Hardin, Lyle Tatum, Bob Rumsey and Bob Oldham. In 1986 it was decided that the role of the FCCP was no longer viable and was being taken over by other agencies, so that it was disbanded.





Detailed Description of the Collection


Box 1
History and goals

Meeting minutes, 1951 (June), 1952 (May), 1953 (September), 1957 (May), 1957 (September)
Meeting minutes, 1965 - 1971, 1979 - 1987
Financial records, 1966 - 1969, 1981 - 1987
Correspondence, 1951 - 1971, 1980 - 1987
Program efforts, 1952 - 1960, 1965 - 1974, 1979 - 1987, undated
Booklets: 1/ "The Peace Testimony of Friends in the 20th Century" 1967, and 2/ "Quakers and the Draft: What Friends Are Saying About Selective Service" 1988
Self-Immolation of Norman Morrison, 1933 - 1965
Pendle Hill conference on disarmament, Wallingford, Pennsylvania, 1953 (February)
Friends National Conference on World Order, Richmond, Indiana, 1961 (October 23-25)
Conference and vigil re: Vietnam, Washington, D.C., 1966 (February 11-14)
Friends National Conference on the Draft and Conscription, Richmond, Indiana, 1968 (October 11-13)
First National Quaker Conference on Investments, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1972 (November 2)
Stimulating and Nurturning Peacemaking Conference, Chelsea, Michigan, 1985 (September 4-11) [cancelled]



This file was last updated on July 6, 2010.