Swarthmore College Peace Collection


American Friends Service Committee Collected Records, 1917-current

Collection: CDG-A



Contact Information

Swarthmore College Peace Collection
500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081-1399
U.S.A.
Telephone: (610) 328-8557 (Curator)
Fax: (610) 328-8544
Email: wchmiel1@swarthmore.edu (Curator)
URL: http://www.swarthmore.edu/Library/peace/


Descriptive Summary
Repository
Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Creator
AFSC staff persons
Title
American Friends Service Committee Collected Records
Inclusive Dates
1917-current
Call Number
CDGA

Language of Materials
Materials in English
Extent
12.5 linear inches [papers only]
Abstract
The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) was set up in June 1917 as an outgrowth of and coordination point for the anti-war and relief activities of various bodies of the Religious Society of Friends in the United States.

Administrative Information
Restrictions to Access
None
Usage Restrictions
None
Alternate Form of Material
None
Acquisitions Information
Received as mailings
Processing Information
Processed by Anne Yoder (Archivist), January 2010
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the American Friends Service Committee Collected Records (CDG-A), Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law

Online Catalog Headings
Information by or about this person or organization may be available in online library/archival catalogs.
See tripod


Related Collections
American Friends Service Committee [AFSC]: Civilian Public Service / Prison Service Committee (DG 002)

Historical Background
The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) was set up in June 1917 as an outgrowth of and coordination point for the anti-war and relief activities of various bodies of the Religious Society of Friends in the United States. A co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1947, the AFSC continues to work to relieve human suffering and to find new approaches to world peace and non-violent social change. For more history, see http://www.afsc.org/ht/d/sp/i/351/pid/351 and http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1947/friends-committee-history.html.

Collection Overview
The material in this collection is comprised mostly of printed items, meeting minutes, and print-outs of emails,etc. Of note is the folder of statements (in box 1) collected in 1939-1940 from women and men about their convictions regarding pacifism and/or conscientious objection to war.

Arrangement of Collection
Material is arranged primarily by date, except for material from the Rights of Conscience Program which requires a legal size box and is at the end of the collection.




Detailed Description of the Collection

Box 1
History; archival collection at AFSC Archives
General, 1917-1929
- Mission Anglo-Americaine de la Societe des Amis: List of Members and Addresses, 1920
- pamphlet "Information for Friends of Conscription Age: Based Upon Selective Service Regulations Issued by the War Department," 1918
- etc.
General, 1930-1939
- pamphlet "Economic Foundations of World Peace: An Outline" by Herbert F. Fraser, 1935
- etc.
Conscientious Objector Committee: statements gathered re: pacifism and/or conscientious objection to war, 1939-1940 [includes correspondence]
- Joshua L. Bailey
- Mary D. Brite
- Allan Knight Chalmers
- Dorothy Day
- Arthur Dunham [WWI Conscientious Objector]
- Paul J. Furnas
- Alice Hanson
- Gerald Heard
- Allan A. Hunter
- J. Robert James [WWI Conscientious Objector]
- Rufus Jones
- Muriel Lester
- Patrick Murphy Malin
- Frank Olmsted
- Mildred Scott Olmsted
- Presbyterian Church: Synod of California and Nevada
- Edward Richards [WWI Conscientious Objector]
- W. Glenn Richards
- Floyd Schmoe [WWI Conscientious Objector]
- Guy W. Solt [WWI Conscientious Objector]
- Douglas Steere
- Evan W. Thomas [WWI Conscientious Objector]
- Ernest Fremont Tittle
- James F. Walker
- E. Raymond Wilson
- Richard Wood
- Edward N. Wright [WWI Conscientious Objector]
- D. Robert Yarnell
General, 1940
- pamphlet "Why America Should Not Adopt Conscription"
- pamphlet "The Wind of Privation or the Sun of Mercy: Radio Address by Anne Morrow Lindbergh, December 24, 1940, Over the National Broadcasting System"
- material re: evolution of the Conscientious Objector provision in the Conscription Bill
- etc.
General, 1941
- Annual Report
- etc.
General, 1942
- pamphlet "Why They Cannot Go To War"
- pamphlet "A Summary of Activities 1942" by Clarence E. Pickett, Executive Secretary
- Annual Report
- etc.
General, 1943
- leaflet "Civilian Training Units for Women"
- Annual Report
- etc.
General, 1944
- pamphlet "A Volunteer Community Service"
- pamphlet "In Service of the Forgotten"
- pamphlet "Under the Red and Black Star"
- Annual Report
General, 1945
- pamphlet "Quaker Relief"
- pamphlet "Under the Red and Black Star"
- statement re: conscription
- etc.
General, 1946-1949
- pamphlet "No! to Peacetime Conscription," 1946
- pamphlet/booklet "The United State and the Soviet Union: Some Quaker Proposals for Peace," 1949
- etc.
Board of Directors: meeting minutes, 1942 (April) - 1943 (May)
General Meetings: minutes, 1942-1945
Peace Section: meeting minutes, 1942-1945
Conscientious Objector Committee: meeting minutes, 1940 (September) - 1941 (May)
Miscellaneous committees: meeting minutes, 1940s
Pacific Coast Branch: Monthly Meeting minutes, 1942 [incomplete set]
Southern California Branch: Monthly Meeting minutes, 1942 (October) - 1944 (March) [incomplete set]
West Coast branches: miscellaneous material, 1940s

Box 2
General, 1950-1952
Pamphlet Series "Proposals For Peace" (planned in cooperation with the AFSC), 1950
- "The University of Chicago Round Table: Views on a Divided World" with Her Excellency Madame Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, Charles H. Malik, and Robert M. Hutchins (No. 641), July 9, 1950 [first in the series]
- "The University of Chicago Round Table: Security and Arms Control -- An NBC Radio Discussion by Philip Jacob, Sir Benegal Rau, and Leo Szilard" (No. 642), July 16, 1950 [second in the series]
- "The University of Chicago Round Table: Turning World Resources to World Welfare -- An NBC Radio Discussion by V.K.R.V. Rao, Theodore W. Schultz, James P. Warburg, and Barbara Ward" (No. 643), July 23, 1950 [third in the series]
- "The University of Chicago Round Table: The Problem of Asia -- An NBC Radio Discussion by Hugh Borton, Lewis Hoskins, Toyohiko Kagawa, Maynard Krueger, and Philip Mosely" (No. 644), July 30, 1950 [fourth in the series]
- "The University of Chicago Round Table: Pattern for Peace -- An NBC Radio Discussion by Mordecai Johnson, Trygve Lie, Clarence Pickett, and Robert Redfield" (No. 645), August 6, 1950 [fifth in the series]
Subcommittee on Conscientious Objectors: meeting minutes, 1951 (March) - 1952 (April)
General, 1953
General, 1954-1959
General, 1960-1966
- pamphlet/booklet "Labor's Stake in Peace: Full Text of Address by Email Mazey," 1960
- pamphlet/booklet "Disarm to Parley: A Case for Unilateral Disarmament" by W.H. Ferry, 1961
- pamphlet/booklet"Games, Strategies and Peace" by Irving Louis Horowitz, 1963
- pamphlet/booklet"Alternatives to Military Service," 1966
- pamphlet/booklet"Something's Happening Here to the Draft"
- pamphlet/booklet "Choices: A Pamphlet About Conscription, the Counselor, and the Conscientious Objector"
- etc.
General, 1967-1969
- release "Draft Counsellor's Manual," 1968 (March)
- pamphlet/booklet "Why Draft Repeal? Answers to Questions About Military Conscription" by Mark Morris, ca. 1969
- etc.
General, 1970-1979
- pamphlet "Aunt Sue Wants You"
- pamphlet "The Draft"
- pamphlet/booklet "Political Prisoners in South Vietnam"
- pamphlet/booklet "Who Shall Eat? Report on an Inquiry Into U.S. Food Policy Options," 1977
- etc.
Miami Peace Education Office: peace contests, 1975-1976
General, 1980-1989
General, 1990-1991
- pamphlet/booklet "Profiles in Peace"
- etc.

Box 3 (1/2 box)
General, 2000-2009
General, 2010-current
Booklet "Alternatives to the Military: Guide for Youth," 2007 [print-out]
General, undated

Box 4
Rights of Conscience Program
- general
- programmatic efforts, 1955
- programmatic efforts, 1956 (January-May)
- programmatic efforts, 1956 (June-December)
- programmatic efforts, 1957
- programmatic efforts, 1958
- legal cases
- legal case: New Hampshire vs. Willard Uphaus, ca. 1954-1956
- legal case: Army Board of Review vs. Harold Bernhardt, 1955




This file was last updated on March 25, 2013