Swarthmore College Peace Collection

Fellowship of Reconciliation [Great Britain] Collected Records, 1915-

Collection: CDG-B Great Britain


Contact Information
Swarthmore College Peace Collection
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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
The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is not the official repository for these papers/records.
Creator
Fellowship of Reconciliation, Great Britain
Title
Fellowship of Reconciliation [Great Britain] Collected Records
Inclusive Dates
1915-current
Call Number
CDG-B Great Britain

Language of Materials
Materials in English
Extent
15 linear inches [papers only]
Abstract
The Fellowship of Reconciliation was established in December of 1914, during a meeting at Cambridge, England. Its members believed that Christians were forbidden to wage war, and that instead they should work positively to establish a new world order of peace and justice. The F.O.R. had its office in London. It produced and distributed literature, including its monthly magazine Reconciliation; worked with youth; fostered groups of members throughout the country; and supported the work of the International Fellowship of Reconciliation. It is still in existence today.

Administrative Information
Restrictions to Access
None
Usage Restrictions
None
Alternate Form of Material
No
Acquisitions Information
Unknown
Processing Information
Processed by SCPC staff; checklist prepared by Anne Yoder, January 1999; this finding aid created by Eleanor Fulvio, August 2010
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Fellowship of Reconciliation [Great Britain]Collected Records (CDG-B Great Britain), Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendents, as stipulated by United States copyright law

Online Catalog Headings
These and related materials may be found under the following headings in online library/archival catalogs.
See tripod record


Related Collections
John Nevin Sayre Papers (DG 117)
Fellowship of Reconciliation Records [includes some material from the International Fellowship of Reconciliation] (DG 013)
Archives of the Fellowship of Reconciliation, 1915-1960, [Great Britain], [original documents housed at the British Library], Research Publications, Microfilm Reels 131: 1-9

Historical Background
The Fellowship of Reconciliation was established in December of 1914, during a meeting at Cambridge, England. Its members believed that Christians were forbidden to wage war, and that instead they should work positively to establish a new world order of peace and justice. The F.O.R. had its office in London. It produced and distributed literature, including its monthly magazine Reconciliation; worked with youth; fostered groups of members throughout the country; and supported the work of the International Fellowship of Reconciliation. It is still in existence today.

Collection Overview
Primarily printed material, 1915-present: annual reports, pamphlets, and Christmas cards issued by the FOR (Great Britain). Materials in the Swarthmore College Peace Collection combine all materials from the national chapters of the FOR in Great Britain.







Detailed Description of the Collection

Box 1
Constitution and goals; miscellaneous
Material, 1915-1954

Box 2
Material, 1955-current

Box 3
Material, undated
Pamphlet Series #1-6; #B2-B3
Pamphlet Series "Alex Wood Memorial Lectures," 1952-1985
Pamphlet Series "Campaign Towards a Christian Peace" #1-4, 1946-undated
Pamphlet Series "Essays in Social & Economic Reconstruction" #1-4, 1942-1943
Pamphlet Series "The Venturers" #1-2, #4-5, ca. 1916-1918
Christmas cards produced by F.O.R.



This file was last updated on October 14, 2011.