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Series A
Boxes 1-6

General/Miscellaneous records; Newsletters 1917-1960s

Series B
Boxes 1-6

Local Groups of the FOR-USA; Newsletters 1970s-1990s

Series C
Boxes 1-3
Boxes 4-6
Boxes 7-17
Box 18

Urban Branches of the FOR-USA

Boston/Greater Boston FOR, 1934-1970
New York FOR (metropolitan & suburban) 1929-1978
Philadelphia FOR & suburban areas, 1942-1956
Princeton FOR, 1960s

Additional materials related to Regional and Local work:

Executive Secretaries: See Section II. Series C

Alfred Hassler, 1947-1960 (in Boxes 50-51)
Jo Becker, 1985-1993 (in Box 61)

National staff in charge of Field Work. See Section II, Series D.

Peter J. Boehmer, 1964-1967
A. Stuart Curry, 1967-1972
Glenn E. Smiley, 1959-1966

See also

Mailings to Local Organizers from the national office:

1988-1991 are in Section III, Series B, Box 1
1992- are in Section II, Series A-4, Box 6 of Releases/Mailings

Local Group News":

1989- included in the mailings above
1994- published regularly in Fellowship magazine

Note: Some Newsletters are cataloged and shelved in the Retired Periodicals section of the SCPC. See the Periodicals card catalog for details. Entries are under Fellowship of Reconciliation, US, and also under titles.

Swarthmore College Peace Collection, 500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, PA 19081 U.S.A.



Series A

General/Miscellaneous records; Newsletters 1917-1960s

6 boxes

Boxes 1-6

Box 1

Early records of some local FOR Branches/Fellowship Groups, 1917-1929, n.d. (alphabetical order)

California: Northern Region (Berkeley office)

General/Miscellaneous, 1941-1957
Minutes of N. California Committee, 1946-1957
California Newsletter, 1941-1945
Northern California Reports, 1946-1950
Northern California Newsletter, 1951-1957

San Francisco Bay Area: General/Miscellaneous, 1946-1963 (2 folders)

California: Southwest Region (Los Angeles office)

General/Miscellaneous, 1946-1957
Minutes and reports, 1946-1952 (Glenn E. Smiley, Regional Secretary)
Minutes and reports, 1954-1957, 1960 (Wilson C. Riles, Regional Secretary)

Box 2

F.O.R. Facts and Figures, 1942-1954
FOR-word, 1959-1969
Various Newsletters, 1948, 1953-1958
Youth Section: FORCAST, etc., 1949-1956

Los Angeles FOR: General/Miscellaneous, 1948-1962; Minutes, 1963-1969
Pasadena FOR & San Diego FOR, 1939-1961

Colorado FOR & Denver FOR: Newsletters & misc. 1942-1953

District of Columbia see Washington, D.C.

Far West
Office of FOR (in Berkeley)

General/Miscellaneous; Rocky Mountain FOR Newsletter, Snake River Valley FOR Newsletter, 1949-1956

Illinois: Midwest Office (Chicago)

General/Miscellaneous, 1942-1960
Minutes & reports, 1943-1959 (4 folders)

Box 3

The Midwest Messenger, 1955-1961

Chicago FOR:

General/Miscellaneous, 1940-1960
News Bulletin/Letter, FORWORD, 1942-1948, 1951

Indiana: Indiana Fellowship Newsletter, The FORword, misc., 1942-1955


Iowa Peace News, 1941-1942; field reports, 1942-1943
Iowa Peace Fellowship, 1942-1945 (2 folders)

Kansas & Nebraska FOR:

Newsletter, miscellaneous, 1941-1945


Miscellaneous, 1942-1947

Massachusetts see New England Regional FOR
(Boston office)


General/Miscellaneous, 1940-1959
Michigan FOR News, 1940-1967 (3 folders)
Middle Atlantic Region see Pennsylvania: Middle Atlantic Region
Midwest Office of FOR see Illinois: Midwest Office

Box 4


Miscellaneous, 1941-1966

Missouri: St. Louis Regional FOR

Fellowship News, 1944-1960, 1968-1969 (2 folders)

New England Regional FOR (Boston office)

General/Misc., 1930-1931, 1940-1962 (scattered dates)
Conference & institutes, 1940-1959

NEFOR (New England Fellowship of Reconciliation) 1942-1956 (4 folders)
Regional News Notes, 1957-1960

Boston/Greater Boston FOR:

General/Miscellaneous, 1941-1962
Greater Boston News, 1960-1961

Box 5

New York
Region FOR:

Minutes of Regional Council, 1953-1957
Discussion re proposed closing of FOR regional offices, 1956
New York Region Newsletter & The Other Way, 1953-1957
Releases, circular letters, etc. 1954-1956

New York (City) FOR:

New York Pacifist & New York Youth Pacifist, 1939 (Youth Section of FOR & WRL)
New York FOR Newsletter (title varies) 1942-1950
Miscellaneous, 1948, 1951-1955, 1958

Albany, Rochester, Syracuse FOR groups, 1939, 1942-1953

Northwest area see Washington (state)


Ohio FOR: conferences, newsletters, 1934-35, 1943-56
Toledo FOR newsletters (various titles) 1945-1954
Barnesville, meeting minutes, 1942-1966 (Acc. 00A-033)


Oregon FOR Committee: Miscellaneous, including some minutes 1943-1965 (scattered dates)
F-O-R Oregon Newsletter (title varies) 1943-1962

Eugene, Portland & Salem FOR groups, 1942-1966

Pennsylvania: Middle Atlantic Region

General/Miscellaneous, 1945-1949, 1955-1960 (Phila. office, 1945-1956; Cheyney, 1957-1960)

Box 6

Philadelphia FOR:

General/Miscellaneous, n.d., 1930-1964 (3 folders)
The Citizens' Newsletter, May 1940-April 1941
FOR Newsletter/FOR Philadelphia, 1942-1945
FOR Newsletter, 1946-1949
FOR Newsletter, 1950-1959; FORcast, 1960-1963

Pittsburgh FOR, 1943-1948; Reading FOR Bulletin, 1942

Rhode Island

Newsletter & releases from Rhode Island F.O.R. Newsbureau, 1949-1950

South Dakota FOR Newsletter, 1944-1946

Southern States:

General/misc.; 1938-1943
Misc., various Southern Newsletters, 1942-1944, 1948, 1955-1957
Cotton Patch, 1949-1950

Southwest Region see California: Southwest Region, Box 1 & 2

Washington (state)

Pacific Northwest Newsletter, 1942-1943: Wash-B.C. Area FOR Newsletter, 1966
Puget Sound & Northwest Area F-O-R News Letters, 1950-1956 (published by Far West office)

Seattle FOR:

Pacific Cable, 1942-1943
Seattle FOR, 1949-1951; misc. Seattle & Tacoma FOR material, 1951-1966

Washington, D.C.

General/Miscellaneous, 1939-1948, 1953

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