Levinus King Painter Papers, 1960-1983

(3 volumes; 0.5 linear ft.)

RG5/209


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Abstract
Levinus King Painter (1889-1983) was a Quaker minister, author, and social activist. Born in Spiceland, Indiana, in 1889, he attended Spiceland Academy, Earlham College, and Hartford Theological Seminary. His pastoral service began in Collins, New York, in 1914, and he later served at Poplar Ridge (N.Y.), Monkton and South Starksboro (Vt.), Clintondale (N.Y.), Putney (Vt.), and back to Collins from 1942-56. He also worked as Interim Secretary of Friends Africa Mission from 1956-1957. Papers include scrapbooks, some correspondence, and writings.

Background note:
BIOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL NOTE Levinus King Painter was a Quaker minister, author, and social activist. Born in Spiceland, Indiana, in 1889, he attended Spiceland Academy, Earlham College, and Hartford Theological Seminary. His pastoral service began in Collins, N.Y. in 1914, and he later served at Poplar Ridge (N.Y.), Monkton and South Starksboro (Vt.), Clintondale (N.Y.), Putney (Vt.), and back to Collins from 1942-1956. He also worked as Interim Secretary of Friends Africa Mission from 1956-1957. He died in 1983.

Scope and content
SCOPE AND CONTENT OF THE RECORDS The collection includes three scrapbooks, some correspondence, and writings The first of the scrapbooks is a "Book of Remembrance" for Elizabeth L. Hazard upon her death in 1971; the book, organized by Painter, is made up of memorials for the deceased. The second volume, gathered by A. Day Bradley, includes letters, newspaper clippings, and biographies of Painter. The third is a collection of photographs and clippings collected by Painter during his life and his travels to four continents. The correspondence is largely with Mary G. Cook, Keeper of Records in the Haviland Records Room in New York.

Arrangement
Arrangement The collection is divided into two series:


Added entries

Subjects
  • Clergy—New York (State)
  • Indians of North America
  • Monkton Monthly Meeting of Friends (ca. 1925-1996: Monkton, Vt)
  • Quakers--New York (State)
  • Society of Friends--Clergy
  • Society of Friends—Africa
  • Society of Friends—Indians
  • Society of Friends—Missions
  • Society of Friends—New York (State)
  • Society of Friends—Vermont
Additional Authors and Contributors
  • Bradley, A. Day (Amos Day), 1905-
  • Hazard, Elizabeth L.
Credits
Processed by: RF/POD
Date: 2000
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Inventory

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE RECORDS
Notes
Note to Researchers: To request materials, please note both the location and box numbers shown below:

Ser. 1 Biographical & genealogical information, 1970-1983

Scrapbook
gathered by A. Day Bradley
ca. 1975 Folder 1

Clippings 1971-76 Folder 2

Miscellaneous 1970-77 Folder 3

The Witness of a Wandering Quaker 1983 Folder 4

Ser. 2 Correspondence and Writings, 1960-1976

Correspondence with Haviland Records Room 1967-76 Folder 5

"Meetinghouses and Groups of Friends I Have Visited in Four Continents" ca. 1970 Folder 6

Book of Remembrance Elizabeth L. Hazard 1971 Folder 7

Statement of Levinus Painter
concerning the proposed Kinzua Dam
1960 Folder 8

The Quaker Contribution in Creating a New Nation 1975 Folder 9

The One Hundredth Anniversary South Starksboro Friends Meeting House 1972 Folder 10