Swarthmore College Peace Collection

Edward and Margaret Thomas Collected Records, 1917-1952

Collection: CDG-A

Contact Information
Swarthmore College Peace Collection
500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081-1399
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 papers/records.
Thomas, Edward (1877 - ?)
Edward and Margaret Thomas Collected Papers
Inclusive Dates
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Language of Materials
Materials in English
3 linear inches [papers only]
Edward Thomas was a chemist and chemical patent lawyer in New York City. His wife Margaret Loring Thomas had been active in settlement work and a teacher of home economics before marriage. Both were activist, pacifist Quakers.

Administrative Information
Restrictions to Access
Usage Restrictions
Alternate Form of Material
Acquisitions Information
Processing Information
Processed by SCPC staff; checklist prepared by Anne Yoder, February 1998; this finding aid revised by Eleanor Fulvio, August 2010
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Edward and Margaret Thomas Collected Papers (CDG-A), 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
American Friends Service Committee -Civilian Public Service Records (DG 002)

Historical Background
Edward Thomas was a patent attorney in New York City. He was married to Margaret Loring, who had been active in settlement work and a teacher of home economics. Both were involved in peace efforts connected with the American Friends Service Committee. No other biographical information is known.

Collection Overview
This collection includes Edward Thomas's correspondence on behalf of refugees and prisoners of war, 1917-1918, through the Emergency Committee for the Assistance of Germans, Austrians, and Hungarians in Distress. There is also correspondence with conscientious objector Harold Blickenstaff, 1943-1945. The collection also includes writings of Edward and Margaret Thomas and material about the Institute of Politics, 1926.

Items removed:
Photo of Harold Blickenstaff removed to Photograph Collection
Scrapbook of newsclippings removed to Oversize Scrapbook Collection

Detailed Description of the Collection

Box 1
General correspondence, 1917-1931, 1934, 1952
Correspondence on behalf of refugees and prisoners of war, 1917-1918 [at the request of the Prisoners Aid Society (Knockaloe, Isle of Man) and the Emergency Committee for the Assistance of Germans, Austrians and Hungarians (London, England)]
Correspondence with Harold Blickenstaff, 1943-1945 [Blickenstaff was a conscientious objector who took part as a human guinea pig, for six months, in starvation experiments conducted by the University of Minnesota; photo of Blickenstaff, taken in 1945 (July), removed to Photograph Collection]
Writings by Edward Thomas
Writings by Margaret Loring Thomas
Writings by Edward and/or Margaret Thomas
Work re: Institute of Politics, 1926
Scrapbook of newsclippings, 1916-1923 [Removed to Oversize Scrapbook Collection]

This file was last updated on August 21, 2015