Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Summary Information

Repository:
Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
Creator:
Carroll, Helen M. (Carroll, Helen Mansfield), 1912-1997
Creator:
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. Committee on the United Nations
Title:
Helen M. Carroll Papers
ID:
SFHL.RG5.305
Date [bulk]:
1955-1992
Physical Description:
.5 Linear Feet (1 box)
Language of the Material:
English

Preferred Citation

[Indicate the cited item or series here], Helen M. Carroll Papers, SFHL/RG5/305, Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

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Biographical / Historical

Helen M. Carroll was active in peace and Quaker organizations throughout her adult life. She was a 1934 graduate of Swarthmore College and was a member of Swarthmore Monthly Meeting. Born in 1912 in Evanston, Illinois, she grew up in Washington D.C. After her graduation from Swarthmore she moved to the Borough. She joined WILPF as a young woman and was also a member of the League of Women Voters, Chair of the Swarthmore (Borough) United Nations Committee, and was a United World Federalist. Carroll was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Miami in 1972. She was also very active in Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, and served as the Clerk of the Committee on the United Nations for many years. Helen Carroll died in 1997

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Content Description

Helen Carroll's files related to her peace and social concerns, including some material on Swarthmore borough (inc Swarthmore U. N Committee), the PYM U. N.committee, and other Quaker-related papers.

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Administrative Information

Publication Statement

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

500 College Avenue Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081 friends@swarthmore.edu URL: http://www.swarthmore.edu/friends-historical-library.xml

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research

Conditions Governing Use

Standard Federal Copyright Law applies (U.S. Title 17) and is the responsibility of the researcher.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Helen M. Carroll Papers were donated to Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College in 1998 by Susan Carroll Edwards, daughter of Helen M. Carroll.

Custodial History

These papers were originally received by the Swarthmore College Peace Collection, and were transferred to Friends Historical Library. SCPC removed the WILPF-related papers before the transfer.

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Related Materials

Separated Materials

Minutes of the United Nations Committee of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting were transferred to RG2/Phy/773 to fill gaps in those minutes during the period in which Helen Carroll was Clerk.

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Controlled Access Headings

  • Quaker women -- Pennsylvania
  • Swarthmore (Pa.) -- History -- Sources
  • Peace -- Religious aspects -- Society of Friends -- History -- Sources
  • Women and Peace -- Quakers

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Collection Inventory

Committee Work

WILPF

Title/Description Instances
Monitoring the News, 1965-1967

Physical Description: 1 folder (.25 linear in.)

Scope and Contents: Includes

folder 1
Peace Education and Leadership, 1955-1960

Physical Description: 1 folder (.25 linear in.)

Scope and Contents: Includes

folder 1

Swarthmore UN Committee

Title/Description Instances
Minutes and Correspondence, 1980-1983

Physical Description: 1 folder (.25 linear in.)

folder 1
Unicef Project, 1978-1983

Physical Description: 1 folder (.25 linear in.)

folder 1
UN Potluck DInners, 1979-1983

Physical Description: 1 folder (.25 linear in.)

folder 1

Philadelphia Yearly Meeting

Title/Description Instances
UN Committee Miscellaneous, 1973-1992

Physical Description: 1 folder (.25 linear in.)

folder 1
Radio and TV Appearances Notes, 1974-1981

Physical Description: 1 folder (.25 linear in.)

folder 1
40th Anniversary of the UN: Philadelphia Dinner, 1985

Physical Description: 1 folder (.25 linear in.)

folder 1
United Nations Day Speeches and Notes, 1973 and undated

Physical Description: 1 folder (.25 linear in.)

folder 1
World Federal Government Working Group, 1987-1992

Physical Description: 1 folder (.25 linear in.)

folder 1

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Correspondence

Title/Description Instances
Correspondence by and about Dorothy Hutchinson, 1966-1977 and 1984

Physical Description: 1 folder (.25 linear in.)

folder 1
Correspondence with William F. Fischer Jr., 1981-1988

Physical Description: 1 folder (.25 linear in.)

folder 1
Correspondence with Brand Blanchard, 1984-1985

Physical Description: 1 folder (.25 linear in.)

folder 1
General Correspondence, 1974-1992

Physical Description: 1 folder (.25 linear in.)

folder 1
Correspondence with Politicians and the Press, 1968-1990

Physical Description: 1 folder (.25 linear in.)

folder 1

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Miscellaneous

Title/Description Instances
Swarthmore Friends Meeting Miscellaneous, 1967-1972

Physical Description: 1 folder (.25 linear in.)

folder 1
Miscellaneous Notes on the UN, 1966-1977 and undated

Physical Description: 1 folder (.25 linear in.)

folder 1
Swarthmore College South Africa Divestment, 1978-1985

Physical Description: 1 folder (.25 linear in.)

folder 1

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