Fellowship of Reconciliation Records, 1976-date
Collection: DG 013
FOR Web Site Files and Born Digital Files, 2001-date
Swarthmore College Peace Collection
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Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Fellowship of Reconcilation (U.S.)
Fellowship of Reconciliation records
Dates of records (born digital records only) 2001-date
Language of Materials
Materials in English
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The Fellowship of Reconciliation in the U.S. was founded in 1915 by Christian pacifists. The organization, whose members are now drawn from many religious groups, seeks to apply principles of peace and social justice and non-violent social change to issues such as disarmament, conscription, race relations, economic justice, and civil liberties. The FOR-USA is affiliated with the International Fellowship of Reconciliation.
Restrictions to Access
Yes, 2 folders of C. Douglas Hostetter personnel file
Alternate Form of Material
Gift of Fellowship of Reconciliation, 1999-date
Processed by Peace Collection staff
[Identification of item], in the Fellowship of Reconcilation Records (DG 013), Swarthmore College Peace Collection
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
Processed records of the Fellowship of Reconciliation
In 1914, an ecumenical conference was held in Switzerland by Christians seeking to prevent the outbreak of war in Europe. Before the conference ended, however, World War I had started and those present had to return to their respective countries. A German and an Englishman parted company with the words "We are one in Christ and can never be at war." Inspired by that pledge, about 130 Christians of all denominations gathered in Cambridge at the end of 1914 and set up the FOR. The Fellowship of Reconciliation in the U.S. was founded in 1915 by Christian pacifists. The organization, whose members are now drawn from many religious groups, seeks to apply principles of peace and social justice and non-violent social change to issues such as disarmament, conscription, race relations, economic justice, and civil liberties. The FOR-USA is affiliated with the International Fellowship of Reconciliation.
This temporary finding aid includes links to selected versions of the FOR site on the World Wide Web and born digital files provided by the Fellowship of Reconciliation from 2001 onward. Paper copies of these files may be available in other parts of the collection, including the Refile boxes by date. It is likely that the FOR retains additional born digital files.
Arrangement of Collection
Archived web sites for the Fellowship of Reconciliation are linked below. Digitial files listed here are organized chronologically, first by year, and then by month. All files have been preserved as Portable Document Files (pdf), and in archival formats (pdf-a). Paper copies of these files may be available in other parts of the collection, including the Refile boxes by date.
Detailed Description of the Collection
Archived Web Sites for the Fellowship of Reconciliation
These web sites were created by the Fellowship of Reconciliation, national office. Beginning in 1999 the Wayback Machine of the Internet Archives (IA) cached the FOR's web site. Please check both URLs listed as there are some each may list different dates on which web sites were saved.
The links are provided here for the convenience of researchers interested in the history of the national FOR's web presence. The Swarthmore College Peace Collection has no control over the web sites or how they are saved by IA. Local FOR branches or groups may have their own web sites and may have been preserved by IA.
Dates of web sites marked with an * indicate a change in that site from the last saved web site.
Born Digital FOR Files, 2001-date
Files for 2001
Files for 2002
Files for 2003
Files for 2004
Files for 2005
Files for 2007
FBI Records Working Group
Files for 2010
Files for 2011
Files for 2013
Files for 2014