Swarthmore College Peace Collection, 500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, PA 19081 U.S.A.


FELLOWSHIP OF RECONCILIATION- USA
(FOR-USA)

SECTION II
Series A


RECORDS PRIOR TO ACCESSIONS OF 1975, and ongoing
current MINUTES, RELEASES & LITERATURE

46 boxes

Arrangement
This series includes the basic records received from the national FOR office prior to the accessions of 1975. In addition, ongoing current materials (minutes, releases and literature) continue to be added. The scheme follows that of the 1955 Checklist, but most of the numbers have been changed in order to accomodate later acquisitions. The files from regional and local FOR groups, both early and later acquisitions, now constitute Section III.

Subseries A-1
Boxes 1-5

Historical material & various early records:

History & early correspondence, etc.
Committees (administrative & program), 1940s-1950s
Youth Section, 1920s-1940s
Conferences, retreats, seminars, 1916-date

Subseries A-2
Boxes 1-12

Microfilm Reels 102.01 and 102.02

Minutes of National Council and Executive Committee, with reports & supplementary materials, 1915-date.

Minutes for 1915-1941 are available on microfilm

Subseries A-3
Boxes 1-5
Boxes 6-16

Correspondence of A.J. Muste, Executive Secretary:

General correspondence, 1940-1947
Subject correspondence, 1940-1947

Subseries A-4
Boxes 1-6

Releases/Mailings, including circular letters & appeals to members, 1915-date
News releases, 1915-date

Subseries A-5
Boxes 1-7

Literature, 1915-date:

Pamphlets, leaflets, fliers, reprints, brochures
Catalogs, bibliographies, A-V resources, greeting cards
Newsletters & occasional publications, 1931-1972


FELLOWSHIP OF RECONCILIATION - USA
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Series A

Subseries A-1
Historical material & other early records

Box 1 History & early correspondence, etc.

Original 1955 Checklist, revised 1971 & supplemented.
Superseded by 1998 Checklist

History, 1915-1954
Garden City Conference, 1915: minutes & organizational material
By-laws with amendments; Charter and Articles of Association, 1964-1988
Statement of Purpose (various editions) 1915?-1990
Membership lists, 1915-1927
Correspondence of founders & officers:

Henry Hodgkin, Gilbert Beaver, Richard Roberts, et al., 1915-1917, 1920-1940 (scattered)
Gilbert Beaver & Edward Evans, 1915-1916
Gilbert Beaver, Edward Evans, Norman Thomas, et al., 1917
Beaver, Evans, Thomas, et al., 1918-1921
Beaver, Paul Jones, Grace Hutchins, Nevin Sayre, et al., 1921-1931, n.d.

Letters to Presidents of US, 1917, 1923-1924, 1929
Statements, reports, proposals, 1916-1923
Publications: manuscripts of pamphlets/leaflets, 1916
Publications: The New World & The World Tomorrow, WT peace meetings, 1918-1923
Other organizations/groups: peace efforts, statements, 1916-1922, n.d.


Box 2

Addenda to FOR history:

Historical surveys & articles, 1945-1990s
FOR history up to 1945, by John M. Swomley (incomplete ms. draft with typed transcription)
Ira E. Gillet: This I recall ... early roots of a missionary ... (part one of three) 1985
Glenn E. Smiley: "Calendar of Exile" (unpublished ms. about prison life on McNeil Island, 1944-1945)
Individual members/leaders of FOR-USA & IFOR (A-Z)
Miscellaneous historical & biographical data



Box 3 Committees (Administrative)

Finance & Budget Committee, 1941-1947, 1950-1952
Income Tax Committee, 1947-1948
Literature (publications) Committee Minutes: 1941-1951, 1953, 1957 (3 folders)
Organization, Structure & Nominations: committee reports; memos, plans, 1944, 1953-55, 1958-1960
Policy Committee, 1950-1956

Committees (Program)

Church and Pacifism Committee, 1949
Committee to Aid Convicts & Ex-convicts, 1947-1950
Labor Committee, 1943-1945, n.d.
Non-Violent Action Committee, 1941-1945, n.d.
Political Education Committee, 1947-1948


Box 4

Prison Committee, 1945-1950
Prison Committee: Appeals for assistance, 1946-1951
Racial-Industrial Committee, 1943-1947
Refugee Committee, 1940-1943
Rural Committee, 1942-1947

Youth Section, Fellowship of Youth for Peace, Youth committees & conferences:

Fellowship of Youth for Peace (FYP) 1924-1926
FYP literature, 1924-1926
FYP (New England) Concord Conference, 1926
FOR Youth Section, 1926, 1929, 1939-1943
FORERUNNERS (high school age) Advisory Committee, 1943-1946
Young people's conferences, 1918-1942, 1946, n.d.
Youth Committee Against War; Youth Committee for Democracy, 1940-1943


Box 5 Conferences, retreats, seminars

General/National FOR Conferences, 1916-1961 (4 folders)
General/National FOR Conferences, 1974-1990s (2 folders)
Regional FOR Conferences, 1935-1980 (scattered dates)
Seminar on Conscription, Coercion & Disarmament, Pendle Hill, Sept. 1943
Special Conference on COs & possible "national service" bills, Philadelphia, Dec. 1944
Study Conference on Philosophy & Strategy of Revolutionary Pacifism, 1944-1945
FOR Study Conference on Revolutionary Pacifism: Materials for group study, 1945
Retreat-Conferences on Pacifist Orientation & Strategy, Pendle Hill, May & Nov. 1947 (2 folders)
Miscellaneous conferences & retreats, 1920s-1960s

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Series A

Subseries A-2
Minutes of National Council & Executive Committee
with Reports & supplementary materials
(Minutes for 1915-1941 are on microfilm:
Reel 102.01, 1915-1932 - poor legibility
Reel 102.02, 1933-1941 - fair legibility)

Box 1

Minutes

1915 - 1917
1918 - 1920
1921 - 1922
1923 - 1924
1925 - 1926
1927 - 1928
1929
1930
1931
1932

Reports & misc.

1915 - 1923



Box 2

Minutes

1933
1934
1935
1936
1937
1938
1939 (2 folders)
1940 (2 folders)



Box 3

Minutes

1941 (2 folders)
1942
1943
1944
1945
1946

Reports & misc.

1942
1943
1944 - 1946



Box 4

Minutes

1947
1948
1949
1950
1951
1952
1953
1954
1955

Reports & misc.

1947 - 1949
1950
1951 - 1955



Box 5

Minutes

1956
1957
1958
1959
1960
1961
1962
1963

Reports & misc.

1956 - 1957
1958 - 1960
1961
1962
1963 



Box 6

Minutes

1964
1965
1966
1967
1968
1969

Reports & misc.

1964
1965
1966
1967
1968
1969



Box 7

Minutes

1970
1971
1972
1973
1974

Reports & misc.

1970
1971
1972
1973
1974



Box 8

Minutes

1975
1976
1977
1978
1979
1980
1981

Reports & misc.

1975
1976
1977
1978
1979
1980
1981



Box 9

Minutes

1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987

Reports & misc.

1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987



Box 10

Minutes

1988
1989
1990
1991
1992

Reports & misc.

1988
1989
1990
1991
1992



Box 11

Minutes

1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998

Reports & misc.

1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998



Box 12

Minutes

1999

Reports & misc.

1999


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(FOR-USA)

Series A

Subseries A-3
Correspondence of A.J. Muste, Executive Secretary

* indicates a half-size box (2.5 inches)

Box 1 General correspondence, 1940-1947

A
Axford, Roger
B
Balch, Emily Greene
Baldwin, Roger N.
Barr, Allen H.
C (2 folders)
D
Dulles, John Foster
E
Editors, Letters to
Elkinton, Passmore
Elliott, Phillips P.
Etter, Orval
F
Farquharson, Mary


Box 2

Farmer, James L.
Foote, Caleb (2 folders)
Fosdick, Harry Emerson
Freeman, Harrop
French, Paul Comly
G
Gandhi, Mahatma
Gregg, Richard B.
H
Hancox, Herbert
Hassler, Alfred & Dorothy
Houser, George
I - J
Isely, Philip
Jones, E. Stanley
Jones, Edgar L.
K


Box 3

L
Landes, Carl J.
Lawrence, Charles R.
Lefever, Ernest
Lester, Muriel
Libby, Frederick J.
M (3 folders)
McCulloch, Margaret C.
Moorman, Albert & Evelyn
N
Nash, Vernon
Newton, Ray
Niebuhr, Reinhold
Nuhn, Ferner & Ruth (Suckow)


Box 4

O
P
Pickett, Clarence E.
R
Rohrer, Margaret
Rumbough, Constance
Rustin, Bayard
S (2 folders)
Sayre, John Nevin
Simon, Emily Parker
Smiley, Glenn E.
Smith, J. Holmes
Smucker, Donovan E.


Box 5

Steere, Douglas V.
Swift, Arthur
Swomley, John M. (2 folders)
T
Thomas, Evan W. (2 folders)
Thomas, Norman
Thompson, Dorothy
U - V
W
Whitney, Norman J.
Will, Herman
Williams, Claude (about him)
Wilson, E. Raymond
Wright, Edwin
Y - Z


Box 6 Subject correspondence, 1940-1947

Amnesty Committee, 1945-1946 (2 folders)
Atom bomb, August-September 1945
Atom bomb, October-December 1945
Atom bomb, January-February 1946
Atom bomb, March-April 1946
Atom bomb, May-July 1946
Atom bomb, August-December 1946
Atom bomb: corres. with atomic scientists, et al. 1947
Le Chambon, France: College Cévenol; peace seminar; work camp, 1947

Civilian Public Service (C.P.S.):

Special reports & correspondence
Camps Magnolia #7 & Kane #16


Box 7

FOR relationship & promotion
School of Non-Violence, Big Flats, NY (2 folders)
School of Non-Violence, Powellsville, MD

Conscientious objectors (COs)

COs in World War I
COs in Europe, 1940-1941
COs of US in World War II:

Alternative/detached service; letter from religious leaders to General Hershey, November 1942
Demobilization assistance
Dependents' relief
Educational aid
Legal aid 

COs of US (individuals):

A
B
C



Box 8

Da - Du
Dy
F
G
Haj - Ham
Harvey, Gordon
Has - Haz
He
Heller, Wilfred C.
Iseley, Philip (2 folders)
J



Box 9

Junker, Barnett (3 folders)
K - L
Kehl, C. Horace
Leonard, Thomas
M - N
McConnell, Ben H.
O
P
Petherbridge, R.
R



Box 10

Sa - Se
Schomer, Howard
Sto - Su
Stone, Oliver Ellis
T - V
W
Weber, Henry
White, David B.
Worley, Charles
Y - Z
Yamada, George


COs (non-registrants):

General, miscellaneous
Allen, J.K.; Alter, James P.; Alter, Joseph



Box 11

Bristol, James E.; Brooks, Arle
Cutler, F. Sanford; Dallas, Meredith;
Dellinger, David
Galt, Ralph
Gara, Larry
Hall, Francis; Houser, George
Marquardt, Paul; Morris, Elliston P.
Owens, George
Sanders, Edwin A.
Strachan, Richard; Tatum, Arlo;
Templin, Lawrence H.



Box 12

Thomas, Leon
Union Theological Seminary students
Wilson, Winslow
Winslow, Allen; Woodman, Thomas;
Yelton, Bennie


COs (non-registrants, older):

Boike, Peter; Bullen, Walter B.; Cutler, Wolcott;
Eichel, Julius
Gray, Harold S.; Gregg, Richard B.
Hennacy, Ammon; Longstreth, Walter G.
Moore, Howard; Morper, Leo G.; Muste, A.J.
Olmstead, Frank; Richards, E.M.; Sandin, Max;
Templin, Ralph; Thomas, Evans W.


COs in prison:

Danbury hunger strike
Danbury strike against racial segregation
Lewisburg hunger strikes; other issues


Conscription, 1940, 1942, 1943
Conscription & UMT, May-Oct. 1944


Box 13

Conscription & UMT, Nov.-Dec. 1944
Conscription & UMT, Jan.-Feb. 1945
Conscription & UMT, March-Nov. 1945
Conscription & UMT, 1946-1947

Defense tax, 1941-1944
Demonstration in Washington, April 1943
Denominational Pacifist Fellowships (2 folders)
Dumbarton Oaks proposals, 1944-1945
Ford Motor Company, 1941
Foreign Agents Registration Act, 1942
Gandhi's birthday observance, 1948
Greece & Turkey (Truman doctrine) 1947
Harlem Ashram, 1941-1945
India, 1942-1946
Japan policy of US, 1945
Japanese Americans, 1942-1945


Box 14

Labor Temple Committee, 1939-1942
Lenten meditations (for a proposed pamphlet) 1943
March on Washington Movement see Racial segregation: March on Washington Movement, 1942-1943 in Box 15
Ministerial status of FOR staff
Ministers (threatened pulpits) 1942
National Labor & Religion Foundation
National Service Board for Religious Objectors (NSBRO):
NSBRO-FOR relations: survey of FOR members & their reactions to options, 1943 (2 folders)
NSBRO-FOR relations: vote on withdrawal; reports & comments, 1944
NSBRO-FOR relations: corres. with NSBRO & service agencies, 1944-1946
National Sharecroppers Week, 1941-1942
National Youth Administration loyalty oath, 1940
Negro ex-servicemen project, 1945
Neutrality Law, 1941
Newark Christian Colony & penal system study, 1942
Northern Baptist Convention, 1942
Pacifist Research Bureau, 1941-1943


Box 15

Pacifist Reserach Bureau, 1944-1948 (3 folders)
Peace aims; "peace now" appeals, statements, 1943-1944
Peace Now Movement, 1943-1945 ( 2folders)
Peace Strategy Board, 1943-1944
Philadelphia transit strike (race issue) August 1944
Poll tax, 1942-1944
Puerto Rico, 1941-1946
Racial segregation: March on Washington Movement, 1942-1943
Racial segregation in San Quentin Prison, 1945
Racial segregation in US armed forces (Winfred Lynn case) 1943
Sayre, John Nevin: anniversary dinner, 1946
Scientists & conscience (atomic energy); plans for conference at Haverford College, 1947
Speaking engagements of A.J. Muste, 1941-1946


Box 16*

UN Conference, San Francisco, 1945: peace concerns
Win the Peace Now (citizens committee) 1942-1943
Workers Defense League: Odell Waller case, 1942
Women's Committee to Oppose Conscription, 1945
Women's questionnaire on conscription, 1942; responses, A-Z (2 folders)
World Citizens' Cooperative, 1942-1943

* indicates a half-size box (2.5 inches)

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Series A

Subseries A-4
Releases/Mailings and News Releases, 1915-date

+ indicates that current material can be added

Box 1

Releases

1915-1920
1921-1929
1930-1934
1935-1937
1938-1939
1940
1941


News Releases

1915-1938
1939-1941



Box 2

Releases

1942 (2 folders)
1943
1944
1945 (2 folders)
1946
1947
1948
1949


News Releases

1942-1949



Box 3

Releases

1950 (2 folders)
1951
1952
1953
1954
1955
1956


News Releases

1950-1956



Box 4

Releases

1957
1958
1959
1960
1961
1962
1963
1964
1965
1966
1967


News Releases

1957-1964
1965-1967



Box 5

Releases/Mailings

1968-1969
1970-1971
1972-1974
1975-1979
1980-1981
1982-1983
1984-1985


News Releases

1968-1974
1975-1985



Box 6+

Releases/Mailings

1986-1987
1988-1989
1990-1992
1993-1995
1996-


News Releases & Articles

1986-1994
1995-

+ indicates that current material can be added

FELLOWSHIP OF RECONCILIATION - USA
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Series A

Subseries A-5
Literature, 1915-date

+ indicates that current material can be added

Box 1

Pamphlets, leaflets, fliers

1915-1939 (7 folders)



Box 2

Pamphlets

1940-1941

Leaflets, fliers, etc.

1940-1941

Pamphlets

1942-1943 (2 folders)

Leaflets, fliers, etc.

1942-1943

Pamphlets

1944-1945 (2 folders)

Leaflets, fliers, etc.

1944-1945



Box 3

Pamphlets

1946-1947


Leaflets, fliers, etc.

1946-1947


Pamphlets

1948-1949


Leaflets, fliers, etc.

1948-1949


Pamphlets

1950-1951


Leaflets, fliers, etc.

1950-1953


Pamphlets

1952-1955


Leaflets, fliers, etc.

1954-1955


Leaflets, fliers, etc.

1956-1957


Pamphlets, leaflets, etc.

1958-1959



Box 4

Pamphlets, leaflets, etc.

1960-1969 (4 folders)


Pamphlets

1970-1974


Leaflets, brochures, reprints

1970-1977 (2 folders)


Pamphlets, leaflets, etc.

1978-1982 (2 folders)



Box 5+

Pamphlets, leaflets, brochures

1983- (3 folders)



Box 6+

Fellowship publications, etc.:

Catalogs, bibliographies, fliers, 1927-date (4 folders)
Audio-Visual resources: lists, announcements
Greeting cards & promotional literature, 1940s-date (3 folders)



Box 7 Miscellaneous Newsletters & occasional publications (from FOR national office)

Action Newsletter, 1969-1972
C.P.S. Newsletter, 1942-1943
Current Issues, 1960, 1967-1970
dg13forsec2sera.htm Current Issues combined with Disarmament News, 1961-1967 (2 folders)
Disarmament News, Jan.-Aug. 1960
Equality, 1944-1945
F.O.R. News (for group leaders), 1945-1947
F.O.R. Witness, 1991-
F.O.R. Youth & F.O.R. Youth Newsletter, 1955-1959
The Forerunner, 1943-1946
High Issues, 1963-1967
Interracial News Letter, 1931-1935
The Mustard Seed, 1960-1963
Newsletters for group leaders, 1942-1945 (various titles)
Peace Notes, 1948-1949

+ indicates that current material can be added


Note: Newsletters from FOR Regional and Local Groups are filed in Section III, as follows:

Series A. General/Miscellaneous records; Newsletters, 1917-1960s
Series B. Local Groups of the FOR-USA; Newsletters, 1970s-1990s

Some Newsletters are cataloged and shelved in the Retired Periodicals section of the SCPC. See the Periodicals card catalog for details. Entries are under Fellowship of Reconciliation, US, and also under titles.


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