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

JOHN NEVIN SAYRE

Series C

Series C INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIP OF RECONCILIATION (IFOR), 1919-1969
9 boxes




International Secretariat

Executives Office

IFOR

Kees Boeke

1919-1921

Bilthoven, Neth.

Oliver Dryer, Secretary

1921-1928

London

Donald Grant, & Kaspar Mayr, Secretaries

1929-1933

Vienna

Henri Roser, General Secretary Daniel Hogg, Assistant Secretary

1933-1938

Paris

Percy W. Bartlett, General Secretary

1938-1956

London

Ernest Best

1956-1957

London

E. Philip Eastman

1957-1966

London

J. J. Wentink (interim)

1967

London

Erwin Rennert

1967-1968

Vienna

Pieter A. Eterman, Administrative Secretary

1968-1969

Driebergen, Neth.

Alfred Hassler (half-time with P.A. Eterman, Admin. Sec'y)

1970-1974

Driebergen; Copenhagen

IFOR-Dai Dong Collective

1974-1976

Brussels

James H. Forest, Coordinator; General Secretary

1977-1988

Alkmaar, Neth.

David Atwood

1989-1994

Alkmaar

Anke Kooke

1995-

Alkmaar


Note: The name International Fellowship of Reconciliation came into use in 1923, replacing the original name of Movement Towards a Christian International.

 


Arrangement

# Records of the Conferences, Council meetings and Executive Committee are filed together to maintain the chronological sequence. The underlining on a folder label indicates the main focus of the folder's contents. The location of the meeting is given below the underlined word.

The Executive Committee became the London Committee during World War II. A corresponding committee was formed in the USA and called the IFOR American Committee (later North American). A South American Committee was formed in 1945. Its records are in Sayre's International Files in Series B, Box 42.


* indicates half-size box (2.5 inches)

Series C INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIP OF RECONCILIATION (IFOR), 1919-1969

Box 1

History of IFOR

Movement Towards a Christian International:

-Bilthoven conferences, 1919-1922
-Esnes project in France, 1920
-Towards a Christian International: the story of the IFOR
by Lilian Stevenson, 1929 & 1941

Correspondence with the London office, 1938-1941
Miscellany on history & archives
Vera Brittain's book The Rebel Passion, 1964:

-Corres. with Percy W. Bartlett
-Corres. with E. Philip Eastman
-Corres. with Muriel Lester
-Corres. with M.C. Morris
-Corres. (misc.) A-Z
-Contents, title, quotes, promotion, reviews
-Sources: Origins & early years of IFOR
-Sources: 1929-1948
-Sources: FOR-USA
-Sources: FOR in Japan
-Sources: FOR in other countries
-Lists of material sent to author by Sayre
-Sayre's penciled notes

Box 2

IFOR Corresondence & releases, 1925-1941
Conferences on special subjects, 1949-1961

Conferences, Council & Executive/European Committee
(The underlining of Conf., Coun. & E.C. on the folder labels indicates the kind of meeting which is the main content of each folder)

Conference at Lunteren, 1931
Council at Berlin, 1932
Council at Bentveld, 1933
Conference & Council at Cambridge, 1936
Conference at Lunteren, 1938
Council at Lunteren, 1938
London Executive Committee, 1941-1945
Council at Stockholm, March 1946
European Executive Committee at Cambridge, 1946
European Executive Committee at London, 1947
Council at Le Chambon, 1948
European Committee meetings, 1949-1950

Box 3

Conference at Woudschoten, 1950
Council at Woudschoten, 1950
European Committee meetings, 1951
Council at Heerewegen, 1952
Council at Dortmund, 1953
Council at Haverhill, 1954 & Evilard, 1955
Conference at Vaumarcus, 1955
European Committee, 1956
Council at London, 1957
European Committee, 1958
European Committee, 1959
Conference at Trautenfels, 1959
Council at Bischofshofen, 1959
Council 1959: Policy Discussion Group

Box 4

European Committee meetings, 1960
Euorpean Committee, 1961; "The FOR & Latin America...1919-1960" by Sayre
Conference at Le Chambon, 1961
Council at Le Chambon, 1961
European Committee meetings, 1962; miscellany
European Committee, 1963; miscellany
Conference at Woudschoten, 1963
Council at Driebergen, 1963
European Committee meetings, 1964
European Committee meetings, 1965; miscellany

Box 5

Council at Skaade, 1965
European Committee at Brussels, 1966
European Committee at Rome, 1966; miscellany
Council at Bièvres, 1967
European Committee meetings, 1968
Council at Nyack, NY, 1969

Administration & Policy

Address lists: Foreign addresses
Address lists: IFOR addresses
Address lists: IFOR officers, committees, corres.
Christian basis discussion, 1934-1953
Christian basis discussion, 1959-1969

Box 6

Christian basis discussion (Hassler- Sayre) 1968-1969
Commission on the Future, 1963-1965 (2 folders)
Finances: Accounts & budgets, 1948-1959
Finances: Correspondence & memos, 1948-1959
Finances: Appeals & donors, 1927-1952 (2 folders)
Finances: Appeals & donors: annual gift lists, 1958-1967
Finances: Appeals & donors: corres. A-Z, 1960-1967 (4 folders)
Headquarters "The Grange", 1959-1967

Box 7

National Fellowships, 1957-1967
Personnel Committee (General secretary) 1951-1954 (2 folders)
Personnel Committee (Traveling secretaries) 1959-1960
Personnel Committee (General secretary) 1965-1967
Policy discussion, 1944-1952
Policy discussion, 1955-1962
Policy discussion, 12 Feb. 1963: joint meeting of IFOR & FOR-USA
Policy discussion, 1967
Statement of Purpose/Basis of International & National Fellowships
UN relations (consultative status; NGO) 1950-1967

Box 8

Special programs & projects

Asian consultation (proposed) 1967
East-West relations, 1952-1954
East-West relations & World Peace Council, 1955 & 1968 (2 folders)
Eirene (International Christian Service for Peace) 1957-1966
Historic Peace Churches, 1950-1966
Information Service, 1959-1961
International Fellowship Camp, Oberammergau, 1930
Internat'l Liaison Com. of Organizations for Peace, 1949-1950, 1954, 1961
Non-violence research & training, 1958-1966 (2 folders)
Publications: Leaflets & pamphlets
Publications: Newsletters, 1926-1954
Puidoux Theological Conferences, 1955-1962

Box 9*

Reconciliation Library, 1959-1965
Reconciliation Library & Christian Pacifist Bookshelf, 1960-1967
Southeast Asia work (proposed) 1964-1966
Youth Committee & conferences, 1951-1966
Youth Crusade, 1932

* indicates half-size box (2.5 inches)


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