Charles E. Fager Papers, 1976-2000

(30 boxes; 15 linear feet)

RG5/214


©Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College 
500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, PA 19081-1399  

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Abstract
Charles Eugene Fager is a Quaker writer, publisher, educator, and activist. Born in 1942, "Chuck" Fager graduated from Colorado State University and attended Harvard Divinity School. After working for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in Selma, Alabama, he performed Vietnam CO alternative service at Friends World College in 1966. He left FWC the following year, devoting his time to writing and freelance work. In the mid 1980s Fager started Kimo Press, a small publishing operation and began to edit "A Friendly Letter," an independent Quaker periodical. "A Friendly Letter" was discontinued in early 1993 after 134 issues. In 1994, Chuck Fager joined the staff of Pendle Hill, a Quaker center for study and contemplation near Philadelphia, as coordinator of the Pendle Hill Issues Program.. He presently teaches at Penn State University. The collection includes the personal papers of Charles E. Fager, as well as the records of Kimo Press and "A Friendly Letter." The author has been deeply involved in current Quaker and social issues, and the collection reflects his interest in Quaker organizations and concerns.

Background note:
BIOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL
1942 Charles E.(Charles Eugene) Fager is a Quaker writer, publisher, educator, and activist. Born in 1942, "Chuck" Fager graduated from Colorado State University and attended Harvard Divinity School.
1966-1969 After working for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in Selma, Alabama, he perfomred Vietnam CO alternative service at Friends World College in 1966.He left FWC the following year, devoting his time to writing and freelance work. In 1969, he joined the Society of Friends, and is presently a member of State College Monthly Meeting.
mid 1980s-1994 In the mid 1980s Fager started Kimo Press, a small publishing operation and began to edit "A Friendly Letter," an independent Quaker periodical. "A Friendly Letter" was discontinued in early 1993, after 134 issues. In 1994, Chuck Fager joined the staff of Pendle Hill, a Quaker center for study and contemplation near Philadelphia, as coordinator of the Pendle Hill Issues Program.. He presently teaches at Penn State University.

Scope and content
SCOPE AND CONTENT The collection includes the personal papers of Charles E. Fager, as well as the records of Kimo Press and "A Friendly Letter." The author has been deeply involved in late twentieth century Quaker and social issues, and the collection reflects his interest in Quaker organizations and concerns.

Arrangement
Arrangement The collection is divided into ten series:


Added entries

Subjects
  • "A Friendly Letter"
  • American literature -- Quaker authors
  • Bible -- Children's use -- Congresses
  • Bible -- Study and teaching -- Congresses
  • Bible -- Theology -- Congresses
  • Church Controversies -- Society of Friends
  • Conscientious objectors - United States
  • Friends Bible Conference (1989: Philadelphia, Pa.)
  • Kimo Press
  • Oral history-- 20th century
  • Quaker authors
  • Quaker conscientious objectors
  • Quakers - Controversy
  • Society of Friends -- Congresses
Additional Authors and Contributors
  • Civilian Public Service
  • Friends United Meeting
  • Pendle Hill (Wallingford, Pa.)
Credits
Processed by: EL
Date: 2001
Restrictions: Use Restrictions Donor retains copyright.


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 A Friendly Letter, 1981-1993

Drafts of Issues

Item Interview Notes 1988-1989 Box 1

Notes 1988-92 Box 1

Drafts (edited) 1991-92 Box 1

Letters to the Editor and Misc. Correspondence

Letters to the Editor 1981-1993 Box 1-6

Letters to the Editor
Fager's Sabbatical
1992 Box 1

Letters to the Editor
from Jeremy Mott
1992 Box 1

Letters to the Editor 1/1981-8/1981 Box 1

Letters to the Editor 9/1981-5/1982 Box 2

Letters to the Editor 8/1982-7/1983 Box 2

Letters to the Editor 8/1983-12/1984 Box 2

Letters to the Editor 1/1985-6/1985 Box 3

Letters to the Editor 10/1985-12/1985 Box 3

Letters to the Editor 1/1986-5/1986 Box 3

Letters to the Editor 6/1986-12/1986 Box 3

Letters to the editor - Folder 1 of 3 1987 Box 3

Letters to the editor - Folder 2 of 3 1987 Box 3

Letters to the editor - Folder 3 of 3 1987 Box 4

Letters to the Editor- Folder 1 of 3 1988 Box 4

Letters to the Editor- Folder 2 of 3 1988 Box 4

Letters to the Editor- Folder 3 of 3 1988 Box 4

Letters to the Editor 1989 Box 4

Letters to the Editor - Folder 1 of 2 1990 Box 4

Letters to the Editor - Folder 2 of 2 1990 Box 4

Letters to the Editor - Folder 1 of 3 1991 Box 5

Letters to the Editor - Folder 2 of 3 1991 Box 5

Letters to the Editor - Folder 3 of 3 1991 Box 5

Letters to the Editor - Folder 1 of 3 1992 Box 5

Letters to the Editor - Folder 2 of 3 1992 Box 5

Letters to the Editor - Folder 3 of 3 1992 Box 5

Letters to the Editor 1993 Box 6

Subscription Comments 1981-1992 Box 6

Subscriptions and Financial

Orders and Charts 1981-1982 Box 6

Old AFL Mailing List 1982 Box 6

Subscription Lists, 1981-1992

Subscription List 1981 Box 6

Subscription List 1981 Box 6

Subscription List 1984 Box 6

Subscription List 1985 Box 6

Subscription List 1986 Box 6

Subscription List 1987 Box 6

Subscription List 1988 Box 6

Subscription List 1989 Box 6

Subscription List 1990 Box 6

Subscription List 1991 Box 6

Subscription List 1992 Box 6

Friends Journal Rejection Letters 1993 Box 6

Ser. 2 Topical Folders, 1973-1993

Abortion 1978-1980 Box 7

Africa/East Africa YM - Quakers [AFL #39] 1977-1990 Box 7

Africa
miscellaneous clippings and correspondence
1988-1992 Box 7

Boulding, Kenneth [AFL #58] - remove cassettes 1978-1986 Box 7

CIA/Quakers [AFL #87, #94, #107] 1988 Box 7

C.IA./ Reagan Witch hunt Update 1981-1982 Box 7

Corbett, Jim [AFL #93, #124] 1986-1988 Box 7

Costa Rica and the Quaker Peace Center 1985 Box 7

Essay on Emergency Quaker Peace Consultation 1991 Box 7

FBI - Cispes & Quakers [AFL #83, 19] 1988 Box 7

Friendly Letter - Miscellaneous Ideas 1981-1982 Box 7

Friends Committee on National Legislation
Controversy over Iowa YM
1980-1982 Box 8

Friends Committee on National Legislation[AFL #98, #102, #106]
Search for Executive Secretary
1988 Box 8

Friends General Conference and Unitarian Universalist Merger [AFL #83] 1988 Box 8

Friends of Jesus Christ [AFL #67] 1986 Box 8

Friends World College [AFL #53, #122] 1983-1992 Box 8

Gay Rights and Friends
Misc. Papers, Correspondence, Friends For Gay and Lesbian Concerns Gatherings
1982-1989 Box 8

Guatemala & Quakers 1981-1983 Box 8

Gulf War and Quakers
misc. papers, correspondence
1990-1992 Box 8

Transcripts of Fager Speeches Regarding Gulf War January 5, 1991 and January 29, 1991 Box 8

Indiana YM 1986-1992 Box 8

Langley Hill MM - Membership [AFL #87] 1985-1990 Box 8

Lape, Herbe - correspondence
re: gay marriage and Quakerism
1988-1992 Box 9

LaRouche- Research [AFL#69] 1970-1989 Box 9

La Rouche - The Mystery of Lyndon LaRouche document, by Kevin Coogan 1988 Box 9

"Last Temptation of Christ"- Fager Article 1988 Box 9

Law of the Sea Controversy and Article 1981-1982 Box 9

Levering - Art Work AFL 1981 Box 9

Marriage, Same Sex [AFL #84] 1988 Box 9

Massey, Marshall: Correspondence and Speech 1987 Box 9

"Monopoly" - Its Quaker History 1936-1990 Box 9

Nicaragua -clippings and correspondence 1985-1990 Box 9

Nicholson - Art Work AFL 1973 Box 9

Nuclear Freeze
witch hunt related
1976-1982 Box 9

Nunn, Maxine (Peace Brigades International) 1988-1990 Box 10

Ohio YM (conservative) 1988-1990 Box 10

Partnership for Productivity International 1983-1987 Box 10

Pedophilia & Quakers - other cases 1989-1992 Box 10

Pedophilia - "Tigger" [AFL #49] 1983-1992 Box 10

Pedophilia - van de Meer, John [AFL #76, #81] 1991-1992 Box 10

Pocket Bomb Shelter
Dirt and Spoon Removed
1984 Box 10

Powelson, Jack 1980-1981 Box 10

Quaker "Drop-outs" - essay by Peter Sutherland 1982 Box 10

Quaker Service Controversy
Re: Lewy and the book Quaker Service at the Crossroads
1988-1989 Box 10

Richmond Declaration- Controversy and Centennial 1951-1987 Box 10

Scull, David H. -biography, correspondence 1983-1986 Box 10

Sex and Quakers [AFL #121] 1990 Box 10

Simulations - Quaker 1987 Box 11

Street, Jealous T. [AFL #102] 1989 Box 11

US-USSR links and Quakerism 1985-1992 Box 11

Witchcraft and Quakerism 1988-1991 Box 11

"Word of Mouth" Newsletter
re: biblical translations
Box 11

Young Quakers Art Contest entries 1983 Box 11

Ser. 3 Kimo Press/Quaker Catalogs, 1979-1998

Catalog Projections 1987-1988 Box 11

Catalogs 1980-1986 Box 11

Charts and Notes n.d. Box 11

Letters 1985-1998 Box 11

Orders, 1979-1986

Orders 1979-1980 Box 11

Orders 1981 Box 11

Orders 1982-1986 Box 11

Sixtomania Correspondence 1984 Box 11

Sixtomonia Game Board Box 11

Ser. 4 Fleecing the Faithful, 1980-1999

Ashworth, Dr. Wayne 1996 Box 12

Bailey, Jackson 1997-1998 Box 12

Bales, Elenita 1998 Box 12

Barclay College/ Houston Graduate School of Theology 1992-1997 Box 12

Beebe, Norma 1998 Box 12

Bertz, Michael (Attorney) 1998 Box 12

Brock, David 1997-1998 Box 12

Brown, George 1998 Box 12

Brown, Jared and Herbert 1998 Box 12

California 1987-1998 Box 12

California Court v. Deters 1995-1996 Box 12

Carl, Jahnnie 1997 Box 12

Chambers, John 1992-1998 Box 12

Cherokee, OK 1992-1998 Box 12

Christianity Today 1997-1998 Box 12

Chronology- Deters n.d. Box 12

Chronology-Harmon n.d. Box 12

Claus, Tom (Chief) 1995 Box 12

Clements - Bio 1997-1998 Box 12

Clippings - "Life of Christ" painting 1992 Box 12

Cole Foundation 1994-1995 Box 12

Coltin, Joe and Gene 1978-1997 Box 12

Con games 1997 Box 12

Conn, Earl 1997 Box 12

"Life of Christ" Painting Copyright 1994 Box 12

Dakotas 1991-1998 Box 12

Deters, Loren 1996 Box 12

Deters, Priscilla
Letters, Memos, Etc
1995 Box 12

Deters, Priscilla
Trial
1996-1998 Box 12

Deters
Profile Info
1997-1998 Box 12

Dig Dirt Inc. Correspondence 1997 Box 12

Drafts of Report 1998 Box 12

Eagle (Wichita KS) Article Box 13

Eidson, John - Notes 1998 Box 13

Expenses - Deters n.d. Box 13

Fax numbers and Fax re: Priscilla Deters 1998 Box 13

Financial Records- Productions Plus, 1989-1995

Financial Records- Productions Plus 1989 1989 Box 13

Financial Records- Productions Plus 1990 1990 Box 13

Financial Records- Productions Plus 1991 1991 Box 13

Financial Records- Productions Plus 1992 1992 Box 13

Financial Records- Productions Plus 1993 1993 Box 13

Financial Records- Productions Plus 1994 1994 Box 13

Financial Records- Productions Plus 1995 1995 Box 13

Fleecing the Faithful 1998 Box 13

Founded on the Floors" by S. Hugh Paine 1993

Friends Ministers Conference 1994 Box 14

Fulton, Gary 1995 Box 14

Geis, Gil - Notes 1997 Box 14

George Fox University 1982-1997 Box 14

Graves, Roberts - Papers 1992-1993 Box 14

Hadley, Norva 1995 Box 14

Hardinger, Esther 1997 Box 14

Harmon, Phil - Bankruptcy 1997-1998 Box 14

Harmon, Phil - Investigation 1996-1997 Box 14

Harmon, Phil and Steve- Letters and Criminal Case 1998-1999 Box 14

Haynes- Devol notes 1998 Box 14

Hein, Leatha 1995-1998 Box 14

Hise, Chuck 1997 Box 14

History of "Life of Christ" Painting 1978-1993 Box 14

Houston Graduate School of Theology 1997-1998 Box 14

Humbard, Rex 1994 Box 14

Hutson, Lois 1992-1997 Box 14

Indiana/Western Yearly Meeting 1995-1997 Box 14

Infonow Search Service 1997 Box 14

International Artorium of the Masters, Inc. 1993-1995 Box 15

Iowa Yearly Meeting 1998 Box 15

June 1992 Hearings - Exhibits 1992-1995 Box 15

Kansas - Deters Case 1994-1998 Box 15

Life of Christ Exhibit 1998 Box 15

Life of Christ Painting Promotion n.d. Box 15

Losey, Ralph 1992-1997 Box 15

Miscellaneous Notes 1997 Box 15

Nazarene Church (North Dakota) Case 1991 Box 15

Nazarene Churches Court Declarations 1995-1998 Box 15

New Era Philanthropy Scam - Article 1995 Box 15

Newspapers - Phone Numbers and Addresses Box 15

Noonan, John P. -Court Declaration Box 15

North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) 1997 Box 15

North Carolina Yearly Meeting Information 1995-1998 Box 15

Opposition of Defendents 1995 Box 16

Option Agreement 1992 Box 16

Order for "Fleecing the Faithful" 1998 Box 16

Overstreet, Stan - Deposition re: Graves Company 1992 Box 16

Parker, J. - Attorney 1997 Box 16

Phone List n.d. Box 16

Photos n.d. Box 16

Pike, Carter - Notes 1998 Box 16

Pitts, Herbert -Notes 1997 Box 16

"Quaker Trust"
Friends United Meeting Article
1996-1998 Box 16

Queries- Book Publication 1998 Box 16

Queries to Newspapers for Publication 1997-1998 Box 16

Regional Audit Services, Inc. 1997 Box 16

Reorders of Report 1998 Box 16

Restoration Report
to Priscilla Deters from Gary Libby
1992 Box 16

Returned Donations 1997 Box 16

Revised Copy of "Fleecing the Faithful" 1998 Box 16

Roberts, Maurice - Notes 1997-1998 Box 16

Scandal Contributions 1997 Box 17

Scandal Letter 1997 Box 17

Sheriff's Sale and Auction 1995 Box 17

Stanwood/Comono Articles 1196-1997 Box 17

Steele, Thomas Ed 1991-1998 Box 17

Supes Scandal - Misc. 1997 Box 17

Swem, Judy 1997-1998 Box 17

The Painted Word Book 1980 Box 17

Theme Park Ventures Prospectus 1985 Box 17

Tidings Inc. 1997 Box 17

Updates: Harmon Scam, Washington and Oregon 1998 Box 17

Wesley College, North Carolina 1995 Box 17

Wonders International Productions, Inc. 1995-1998 Box 17

Woodmere - notes 1997 Box 17

Youthquake 1997 Box 17

Ser. 5 The Friends United Meeting/"Realignment" Controversy, 1990-1993

Miscellaneous papers, 1990-1993

Miscellaneous papers 1990 Box 18

Miscellaneous papers (Folder 1 of 2) 1991 Box 18

Miscellaneous papers (Folder 2 of 2) 1991 Box 18

Miscellaneous papers 1992 Box 18

Miscellaneous papers 1993 Box 18

Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Realignment Packet 1991 Box 18

Ser. 6 AFSC: Quaker Concerns and Critiques, 1961-1993

Change and the AFSC 1980-1993 Box 19

Miscellaneous papers, 1961-1993 & n.d.

Miscellaneous papers 1961-1975 Box 19

Miscellaneous papers 1976-1978 Box 19

Miscellaneous papers (Folder 1 of 3) 1979 Box 19

Miscellaneous papers (Folder 2 of 3) 1979 Box 19

Miscellaneous papers (Folder 3 of 3) 1979 Box 19

Miscellaneous papers (Folder 1 of 2) 1980 Box 19

Miscellaneous papers (Folder 2 of 2) 1980 Box 20

Miscellaneous papers 1981 Box 20

Miscellaneous papers 1982-1985 Box 20

Miscellaneous papers 1986-1989 Box 20

Miscellaneous papers 1990 Box 20

Miscellaneous papers 1991-1993 Box 20

Miscellaneous papers no date Box 20

Ser. 7 Friends Bible Conference, 1988-1990

Miscellaneous papers, 1988-1992

Miscellaneous papers 1988 Box 21

Miscellaneous papers 1989 Box 21

Miscellaneous papers 1990-1992 Box 21

Proceedings - remove disks 1989-1990 Box 21

Questionnaires 1988 Box 21

Ser. 8. CPS Oral History Project, 1936-1992

Articles 1936-1952 Box 21

Correspondence 1986-1987 Box 21

Correspondence- Includes Personal Recollections 1940-1992 Box 21

Gatlinburg material - John Eisenhard 1987 Box 21

Miscellaneous Papers (disks) 1940-1946 Box 21

Miscellaneous Papers, 1965, 1985-1992

Miscellaneous Papers 1965 Box 22

Miscellaneous Papers 1985-1986 Box 22

Miscellaneous Papers 1987 Box 22

Miscellaneous Papers 1988 Box 22

Miscellaneous Papers 1989-1992 Box 22

Photos - Folder 1 of 2 n.d. Box 22

Photos - Folder 2 of 2 n.d. Box 22

Release Forms 1987 Box 22

Song 1991 Box 22

Ser. 9 Other Quaker Organizations, 1981-1994

Friends General Conference Miscellaneous Correspondence and Documents 1983-1992 Box 22

Friends United Meeting Miscellaneous Correspondence and Documents 1981-1984 Box 22

Ser. 10 Miscellaneous Correspondence and Personal Files, 1975-2000

Books - Abstracts 1982 Box 23

Draft of Letter re: Fager's Sabbatical from "A Friendly Letter" 1992 Box 23

Sabbatical Report (drafts) 1992-93 Box 23

Ellin, Stanley - Misc. Papers Re: His Life, Career, and Death 1981-1986 Box 23

Environmental and Energy Study Conference Publications and Memos 1982-1983 Box 23

Fager Spy, FBI mole Case 1981 Box 23

Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee
Drafts and Releases
1979 Box 23

Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee Correspondence 1980 Box 23

Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee
Articles written by Fager
1979-1980 Box 23

Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee Correspondence 1979-1980 Box 24

Nantucket Novel 1976 Box 24

Nicholson, Herbert - Photo Montage n.d. Box 24

Photos- Miscellaneous 1976-1977 Box 24

Quaker Checkers 1983 Box 24

Quaker Committee on Human Rights Interest Letter 1986 Box 24

Quaker Newsletters - Correspondence Regarding 1984-1992 Box 24

Quaker Theology Seminar 1999-2000 Box 24

Quakers United in Publishing 1984-1989 Box 24

Quilt Story 1977 Box 24

Story for Kids 1977 Box 24

Un-Friendly Persuasion 1995 Box 24

Wild Horses - Photos and Documents 1977 Box 25

Without Apology
Manuscript and Notes (Folder 1 of 2)
1996 Box 25

Without Apology
Manuscript and Notes (Folder 2 of 2)
1996 Box 25

Without Apology
Feedback and Comments
1996 Box 25

World Gathering of Friends 1985 Box 25

Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1982-1992

Miscellaneous Correspondence 1982-1986 Box 26

Miscellaneous Correspondence (Folder 1 of 3) 1984-1989 Box 26

Miscellaneous Correspondence (Folder 2 of 3) 1984-1989 Box 26

Miscellaneous Correspondence (Folder 3 of 3) 1984-1989 Box 26

Miscellaneous Correspondence 1987-1992 Box 26

Misc. Writings and Correspondence, 1975-1986

Misc. Writings and Correspondence 1975 Box 27

Misc. Writings and Correspondence 1/1976 Box 27

Misc. Writings and Correspondence 2/1976 Box 27

Misc. Writings and Correspondence 3/1976 Box 27

Misc. Writings and Correspondence 4/1976 Box 27

Misc. Writings and Correspondence 5/1976 Box 27

Misc. Writings and Correspondence 6/1976 Box 27

Misc. Writings and Correspondence 7-12/1976 Box 27

Misc. Writings and Correspondence no month, 1976 Box 27

Misc. Writings and Correspondence 2/1977 Box 27

Misc. Writings and Correspondence 3/1977 Box 27

Misc. Writings and Correspondence 4/1977 Box 27

Misc. Writings and Correspondence 6/1977 Box 27

Misc. Writings and Correspondence 11/1977 Box 27

Misc. Writings and Correspondence 12/1977 Box 28

Misc. Writings and Correspondence no month, 1977 Box 28

Misc. Writings and Correspondence 1/1978 Box 28

Misc. Writings and Correspondence 2/1978 Box 28

Misc. Writings and Correspondence 3/1978 Box 28

Misc. Writings and Correspondence 4/1978 Box 28

Misc. Writings and Correspondence 5/1978 Box 28

Misc. Writings and Correspondence 6/1978 Box 28

Misc. Writings and Correspondence 7/1978 Box 28

Misc. Writings and Correspondence 8-12/1978 Box 28

Misc. Writings and Correspondence 1979 Box 28

Misc. Writings and Correspondence 1979-1992 Box 28

Misc. Writings and Correspondence 1980 Box 28

Misc. Writings and Correspondence 3-9/1981 Box 28

Misc. Writings and Correspondence 10-12/1981 Box 28

Misc. Writings and Correspondence 1-5/1982 Box 29

Misc. Writings and Correspondence 6-12/1982 Box 29

Misc. Writings and Correspondence 1-5/1983 Box 29

Misc. Writings and Correspondence 6-12/1983 Box 30

Misc. Writings and Correspondence 1983-1984 Box 30

Misc. Writings and Correspondence 1984 Box 30

Misc. Writings and Correspondence 1-5/1985 Box 30

Misc. Writings and Correspondence 6-12/1985 Box 30

Misc. Writings and Correspondence 1986 Box 30