Swarthmore College Peace Collection

New York Friends Group Records, 1958-1997

Collection: DG 198


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
Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Creator
New York Friends Group
Title
New York Friends Group Records
Inclusive Dates
1958-1997
Call Number
DG 198

Language of Materials
Materials in English
Extent
10.25 linear feet [papers only]
Abstract
A funding agency for U.S. peace and antinuclear groups, organized and run by activist Doris Shamleffer.

Administrative Information
Restrictions to Access
Yes
Usage Restrictions
None
Alternate Form of Material
None
Acquisitions Information
Gift of Doris Shamleffer, 1998 [Acc. 98A-006]; other material from the Robert Gilmore Papers
Processing Information
This collection is unprocessed; finding aid by Peace Collection staff, Jean Turner and Wendy E. Chmielewski, July 2009.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the New York Friends Group Records (DG 198), 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
Robert Gilmore (DG 163)

Historical Background
A funding agency supported by members of the Religious Society of Friends, which granted financial aid to U.S. peace and antinuclear groups. The NYFG was primarily organized and run by activist Doris Shamleffer. Peace activist and Quaker Robert Gilmore served as NYFG president.

Collection Overview
The collection contains administrative records, financial records, correspondence, files on programs and organizations sponsored by the NYFG.

Arrangement of Collection
This collection is unprocessed. Below is a list of the material removed from the Robert Gilmore Papers (1 box) and material received in Accession 98A-006 (8 boxes).




Detailed Description of the Collection

Removed from the Robert Gilmore Papers
Box 1
Americans for Reappraisal of Far Eastern Policy: correspondence, 1965-1966
Correspondence (general): S –Z
Correspondence (general): M-R
Correspondence (general): H-L
Correspondence (general): D-G
Correspondence (general): A-C
Correspondence (general): mostly George Willoughby and Theodore Olsen (New York Friends Group)
NYFG (Robert Gilmore): by-laws, certification of incorporation
NYFG (Robert Gilmore): president’s reports, 1969-1982; annual meeting reports, 1969-1981
NYFG (Robert Gilmore): Board of Directors meeting minutes, 1969-1973
NYFG (Robert Gilmore): Executive Committee meeting minutes, 1974; Board of Directors, 1973-1982
NYFG (Robert Gilmore): financial statements, International Revenue Service, Investments Committee, 1971-1983
By-laws (3 versions), 1963, 1966, 196_
Meeting minutes, 1965, 1968-1972
Personnel policy, 1966
Mailing reports, 1966
Meeting minutes, publicity, 1967
Meeting minutes, publicity, 1968
Mmailing reports, meeting minutes, publicity, intercom, 1969
Essays: nonviolence, nuclear disarmament, peace work, conflict images, mid-1960s
Task Force on International Education, 1974
NYFG: reports, memorandums, 1962-1965
NYFG, 1965-1967 [includes Peace Information Center, 1966]
Correspondence of/with Arthur Springer, 1963
Budget data, 1963-1966
Administrative, general correspondence, 1966-1968
Meeting minutes, 1965-1968
Meeting minutes,1969 - 1973 (October)
Miscellaneous, 1969-1981
Haitian Refugee Conference, 1981-1982
Chase Manhattan Bank
NYFG / Crozier Institute: correspondence of/with Theodore Olson, 1964



Accession 98A-006
Box 1
Certificate of incorporation
Amendment to certificate of incorporation
By-laws
Descriptions of NYFG
Operating foundation
Business Property Tax
Certificate of type of not-for profit corporpation
Annual charitable organizations
Legal records
Tax exemption
Change of status to private foundation, 1984
Nominating Committee
Board of directors mailing list
Corporation members
Resignations from corporations
Members consent forms
Public auditors
Fiscal year change
Investment policy, 1972
218 East 18th St.: Building Acquisition and documents
218 East 18th St .: real estate tax exemptions
218 East 18th St.: appraisals, 1984 and 1989
Sale of 218 East 18th St.
East Harlem Block Schools: 94 E. 111th St. -- acquisition
East Harlem Block Schools: 110th St. -- property acquisition
East Harlem Block Schools: 110th St. -- tax exemption
East Harlem Block Schools: 1280- 85 Fifth Ave. -- property acquisition
East Harlem Block Schools: 1280- 85 Fifth Ave. -- tax exemption
East Harlem Block Schools: property -- general
East Harlem Block Schools: property -- deeds transfers
East Harlem Block Schools: history
New York Peace Information Center
Center for War/Peace Studies
Environmental Studies Center: property considered not purchased
Environmental Studies Center: Tri-Lake Ore Bed survey
Environmental Studies Center: Tri-Lake Ore Bed acquisition
Environmental Studies Center: Tri-Lake Ore Bed real estate tax exemption
Environmental Studies Center: preparation for sale
Environmental Studies Center: Tri-Lake Ore lease
Environmental Studies Center: Tri- Lake Ore sale
Environmental Studies Center: Tri- Lake Ore mortgage
Environmental Studies Center: 14 acres acquisition
Environmental Studies Center: 14 acres appraisal
Environmental Studies Center: 14 acres sale
NYFG president's annual reports
Intercom: acquisition [includes FPA material]
Center for War/Peace Studies: general correspondence
Center for War/Peace Studies and Diablo Valley project
Environmental Studies Center: general
Environmental Studies Center: documents
Environmental Studies Center: program
Program Committee, 1981
Program proposals
Guidelines for joint projects
Nonviolent efforts for change (NYFG program)
Industrial policy and minority economic opportunity, October 13-14, 1983
 
Box 2
Bloomstein-Rustin visit to Poland, April 30, 1981
Haitian refugees conference: memo, January 22, 1982
Haitian refugees conference: papers presented, December 10, 1981
Haitian refugees conference: attendees mailing and other lists
Haitian refugees conference: endorsement replies from organizations
Haitian refugees conference: first post-conference mailing with recommendations, etc.
Haitian refugees conference: Follow-up mailing
Haitian refugees conference: endorsement tally
Haitian refugees conference: urgent messages re: March 3rd press conference [or, messages from March 3rd?]
National Emergency Coalition for Haitian Refugees
National Emergency Coalition for Haitian Refugees: meetings and action
South Africa: Is Peaceful Change Possible: tour and report
Joyce Harris: meeting, May 21, 1986
Gavin Evans (ECC): meeting, April 30, 1986
End conscription campaign luncheon, April 29, 1987
Change of status to private foundation (copies)
Grant-making guidelines
Procedures for handling requests
Grants made, 1984-1986 (listed by area of concern)
American Friends Service Committee: nonviolent efforts for change, 1984-1985
American Friends Service Committee: New York Metropolitan region, 1984-1985
Center for War/Peace Studies, 1984-1985
Central American Refugee Center, 1984-1985
Einstein Institution, 1984-1985
Christians Associated for Relationships With Eastern Europe, 1984-1985
FCNL Education Fund, 1984-1985
International FOR, 1984-1985
Mohonk Preserve, 1984-1985
Mary McDowell Center, 1984-1985
National Coalition for Haitian Refugees, 1984-1985
New York Urban Coalition, 1984-1985
Quaker Volunteer Witness, 1984-1985
A. Phillip Randolph Education Fund, 1984-1985
War Resisters International Triennial Conference, 1984-1985
War Resisters League, 1984-1985
World Conference on Religion and Peace, 1984-1985
Youth Services Opportunities Project, 1984-1985
American Friends Service Committee/NYMRO Peace Education and Action Program, 1985-1986
Atlanta Monthly Meeting, 1985-1986
Center for War/Peace Studies, 1985-1986
Central American Refugee Center, 1985-1986
Einstein Institution, 1985-1986
Friends World Committee for Consultation, 1985-1986
Friends World College, 1985-1986
Global Educators, 1985-1986
Quaker UN Intern Program, 1985-1986
A. Phillip Randolph Education Fund: Project South Africa, 1985-1986
South African Council of Churches, 1985-1986
War Resisters League, 1985-1986
Workers Defense League, 1985-1986
Youth Services Opportunities Project, 1985-1986
Proposals rejected by board or committees, 1985-1986
American Friends Service Committee/NYMRO Peace Education and Action Program, 1986-1987
Hugh Brock Memorial Trust Zambian Library: grant, 1986
Center for War/Peace Studies: grant, 1986
Central American Refugee Center: grant, 1987
East Coast Farmers Support Network, Inc., 1986-1987
Albert Einstein Institution, 1986-1987
End Conscription Campaign, 1986-1987
Fellowship of Reconciliation Walter Wink: grant for booklet, 1986
Friends World Committee on War Tax Concerns: grant, 1987
Friends Committee on National Legislation
Centro de los Amigos para la Paz : grant, 1986-1987
Global Perspectives in Education: grant, 1986-1987
I Program material
Institute on Defense and Disarmament Studies: grant, 1986-1987
International Rescuse Committee Thailand Mission Project: grant, 1986-1987
International Rescuse Committee: grant, 1986-1987
IFOR Anita Kromberg South Africa work: grant, 1986
Mary McDowell Center, 1986-1987
Mary McDowell Center for Learning, 1986-1987
Mohonk Preserve, 1986-1987
Peace Brigades International, 1986-1987
Project South Africa, 1986-1987
 
Box 3
Queen Elizabeth House Refugee Studies Programme
War Resisters International: grant, 1986
War Resisters League, 1986-1987
Work of Devi Prasad, (through the A.J. Muste Memorial Fund)
Workers Defense League
World Conference on Religion and Peace, 1986-1987
World Without War Council, 1986-1987
Youth Services Opportunities Project, 1986-1987
American Friends Service Committee/NYMRO Peace Education and Action Program, 1987-1988
Cambodian Film project, 1987-1988
Center for War/Peace Studies, 1987-1988
Central American Refugee Center, 1987-1988
Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors, 1987-1988
Fellowship of Reconciliation, 1987-1988
Friends World Committee on War Tax Concerns, 1987
Friends of the Shawangunks, 1987-1988
Institute on Defense and Disarmament Studies, 1987-1988
IFOR Anita Kromberg and Richard Steele, 1987-1988
AJ Muste Memorial Institute, 1988
Peace Brigades International, 1987-1988 [2 folders]
Peace Media Service, 1987-1988
Work of Devi Prasad, 1987-1988 [2 folders]
Project South Africa, 1987-1988
Quaker UN Office NGO Task Force International Conference, 1987-1988
Quaker UN Office intern program, 1987-1988
Bayard Rustin Fund, 1987-1988
Workers Defense League, 1987-1988
Worldwide documentaries, 1987
Youth Services Opportunities Project, 1987-1988
Proposals rejected by board or committees, 1987-1988
American Friends Service Committee/NYMRO Peace Education and Action Program, 1988-1989
Center for War/Peace Studies, 1988-1989
Central American Refugee Center, 1988-1989
Albert Einstein Institution, 1988-1989
Friends Committee on National Legislation Education Fund, 1988-1989
Friends of the Shawangunks, 1988-1989
Friends World College, 1988-1989
Acarus/Tamouz Productions, 1988-1989
Institute for Defense and Disarmament Studies, 1988-1989
International Fellowship of Reconciliation, 1988-1989
Long Island Alliance to Prevent Nuclear War, 1988-1989
Work of Devi Prasad (paid through New Society Educational Foundation), 1988-1989
Peace Brigades International, 1988-1989
Mohonk Preserve, 1988-1989
Mohonk Preserve, 1988-1989
Refugee Studies Programme, 1988-1989
War Resister's International, 1988-1989
War Resister's League, 1988-1989
Workers Defense League, 1988-1989
Youth Service Opportunities Project, 1988-1989
Proposals rejected by Board or committees, 1988-1989
A. E. G. I. S., 1989-1990
Alternatives to Violence Project, 1989-1990
American Friends Service Committee, 1989-1990
Center for Peace Studies, 1989-1990
Central American Refugee Center, 1989-1990
Albert Einstein Institution, 1989-1990
Friends World Committee for Consultation, 1989-1990
Institute for Defense and Disarmament Studies, 1989-1990

Box 4
International Fellowship of Reconciliation, 1989-1990
Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives, 1989-1990
Refugees Studies Programme; Queen Elizabeth House, 1989-1990
Mohonk Preserve, 1989-1990
Peace Brigades International, 1989-1990
Bayard Rustin Fund, 1989-1990
Scenic Hudson, 1989-1990
U. S. Committee for Refugees, 1989-1990
War Resister's League, 1989-1990
Work of Devi Prasad, 1988-1989
Workers Defense League, 1989-1990
Youth Service Opportunity Project, 1989-1990
Proposals rejected by Board or committees, 1989-1990
American Friends Service Committee; New York Metropolitan Regional Office, 1990-1991
Bank Street College of Education Tiorati Workshop, 1990-1991
Center for War/Peace Studies, 1990-1991
Central American Refugee Center, 1990-1991
Centre for Intergroup Studies, 1990-1991
Colorado Journal of International Environmental Law and Policy, 1990-1991
Council on the Environment of NYC, 1990-1991
Albert Einstein Institution, 1990-1991
Friends of the Shawangunks, 1990-1991
Institute for Defense and Disarmament Studies, 1990-1991
International Fellowship of Reconciliation, 1990-1991
KTCA-TV/Weapons of the Spirit, 1990-1991
Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives, 1990-1991
Mohonk Preserve, 1990-1991
Peace Brigades International, 1990-1991
Peace Brigades International, 1990-1991
Peace Media Service, 1990-1991
Work of Devi Prasad, 1990-1991
Refugee Studies Programme, 1990-1991
Bayard Rustin Fund, 1990-1991
Scenic Hudson, 1990-1991
Tolentine-Zeiser Community Life Center, 1990-1991
Training Center Project (George Lakey), 1990-1991
Transnational Trainers Gathering, 1990-1991
War Resisters' International, 1990-1991
War Resisters League, 1990-1991
Workers Defense League, 1990-1991
World Without War Council, 1990-1991
Youth Service Opportunity Project, 1990-1991
Proposals Rejected by board or committees, 1990-1991
AFSC-NYMRO, 1991-1992
Arms Control Research Center, 1991-1992
Bayard Rustin Fund, 1991-1992
Center for War/Peace Studies, 1991-1992
Central American Refugee Center, 1991-1992
Centre for Intergroup Studies, 1991-1992
Council on the Environment of NYC, 1991-1992
Gandhian Foundation, 1991-1992
Haitian Health Foundation, 1991-1992
International Fellowship of Reconciliation, 1991-1992
Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives, 1991-1992
Mohonk Preserve, 1991-1992
National Coalition for Haitian Refugees, 1991-1992
Natural Resources Defense Council, 1991-1992
New/Fourth World Movement, 1991-1992
Peace Brigades International, 1991-1992
Peace Media Service, 1991-1992
Quaker United Nations Office, 1991-1992
 
Box 5
Refugee Studies Programme, 1991-1992
St. Mark's Historic Landmark Fund, 1991-1992
Scenic Hudson, 1991-1992
Training Center Workshops, 1991-1992
Washington Heights-Inwood Coalition, 1991-1992
War Resisters League, 1991-1992
Washington Office on Haiti, 1991-1992
We Can, 1991-1992
Work of Devi Prasad, 1991-1992
Workers Defense League, 1991-1992
Youth Service Opportunities Project, 1991-1992
Proposals Rejected by board or committees, 1991-1992
Alternatives to Violence Project, Inc., 1992-1993
American Friends Service Committee, 1992-1993
Care and Learning (In Defense of Children/Occupation), 1992-1993
Center for War/Peace Studies, 1992-1993
Council on the Environment of NYC, 1992-1993
Central American Refugee Center, 1992-1993
Einstein Institution, 1992-1993
Fellowship of Reconciliation, Peace Trng. Inst., 1992-1993
Film Arts Foundation, 1992-1993
International Fellowship of Reconciliation (Kromberg/Steele), 1992-1993
Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives, 1992-1993
Mohonk Preserve Incorporation, 1992-1993
New York City Neighborhood Open Space Institute, 1992-1993
New/Fourth World Movement, 1992-1993
National Coalition for Haitian Refugees, 1992-1993
Peace Brigades International, 1992-1993
Physicians for Human Rights, 1992-1993
Bayard Rustin Fund, 1992-1993
Refugee Studies Programme, 1992-1993
Scenic Hudson, 1992-1993
Soundwatch, 1992-1993
Training Center Project, 1992-1993
War Resisters International, 1992-1993
Washington Office on Haiti, 1992-1993
Work of Devi Prasad, 1992-1993
Workers Defense League, 1992-1993
Youth Service Opportunities Project, 1992-1993
Proposals Rejected by Board Committee, 1992-1993
Alternatives to Violence Project: New York Metro Area, 1993-1994
American Friends Service Committee, 1993-1994
Brooklyn Parents For Peace, 1993-1994
Care and Learning, 1993-1994
Central American Refugee Center, 1993-1994
Centre for Intergroup Studies, 1993-1994
Council on the Environment of NYC, 1993-1994
De La Salle Academy, 1993-1994
Albert Einstein Institution, 1993-1994
Fellowship of Reconciliation: Peacemaker Training Institute, 1993-1994
Foundation for Democracy in Burma, 1993-1994
Haitian Nealth Foundation, 1993-1994
Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Inc., 1993-1994
Human Rights Watch Film Festval, 1993-1994
Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives, 1993-1994
Mohonk Preserve, 1993-1994
National Coalition for Haitian Refugees, 1993-1994
Peace Brigades International, 1993-1994
Peace Child Israel, 1993-1994
Work of Devi Prasad, 1993-1994
Quaker United Nations Office, 1993-1994
Refugee Studies Programme, 1993-1994
Scenic Hudson, 1993-1994
Training Center Workshops, 1993-1994

Box 6
Washington Heights-Inwood Coalition, 1993-1994
Women's World (International Pen Women's Committee), 1993-1994
Workers Defense League, 1993-1994
Youth Service Opportunities Project, 1993-1994
Proposals Rejected by board or committees, 1993-1994
African People's Council, 1994-1995
Alternatives to Violence Project: New York Metro Area, 1994-1995
American Friends Service Committee, 1994-1995
Central American Refugee Center, 1994-1995
Centre for Conflict Resolution, 1994-1995
Committee for Humanitarian Assistance to Iranian Refugees, 1994-1995
Council on the Environment of NYC, 1994-1995
Einstein Institution, 1994-1995
Equality Now, 1994-1995
Fellowship of Reconciliation, 1994-1995
Hunger Action Network, 1994-1995
Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives, 1994-1995
Mohonk Preserve, 1994-1995
Mount Eve Land Trust, 1994-1995
National Coalition for Haitian Refugees, 1994-1995
Northern Ireland Inter-Group Relations Project, 1994-1995
Peace Brigades International, 1994-1995
Quaker United Nations Office, 1994-1995
Training Center Workshops, 1994-1995
University Conversion Project, 1994-1995
War Resisters International, 1994-1995
Washington Heights-Inwood Coalition, 1994-1995
Women's Commission for Refugee, Women and Children, 1994-1995
Women's World, 1994-1995
Work of Devi Prasad, 1994-1995
Workers Defense League, 1994-1995
Workplace Project, 1994-1995
Youth Service Opportunities Project, 1994-1995
Proposals rejected by board or committees, 1994-1995
Alternatives to Violence Project NY Metro Area, 1995-1996
American Friends Service Committee, 1995-1996
Asian American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, 1995-1996
Association of the Bar of the City of New York Fund, Inc., 1995-1996
Center for Campus Organizing, 1995-1996
Center for Campus Organizing, 1995-1996
Centre for Conflict Resolution, 1995-1996
Central American Refugee Center, 1995-1996
Committee for Humanitarian Assistance to Iranian Refugees, 1995-1996
Council on the Environment of NYC, 1995-1996
De La Salle Academy, 1995-1996
Economists Allied for Arms Education, 1995-1996
Equality Now, 1995-1996
Fellowship of Reconciliation, 1995-1996
Fellowship of Reconciliation, 1995-1996
Friends Committee on National Legislation, 1995-1996
Friends World Committee for Consultation, 1995-1996
International Fellowship of Reconciliation, 1995-1996
Latino Workers Center, 1995-1996
Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives, 1995-1996
Mohonk Preserve, 1995-1996
National Coalition for Haitian Rights, 1995-1996
Neighborhood Open Space Coalition, 1995-1996
Peace Brigades International, 1995-1996
Quaker United Nations Office, 1995-1996
Rice High School, 1995-1996
Roosevelt Park Community Coalition, 1995-1996
Work of Devi Prasad, 1995-1996
Workers Defense League, 1995-1996
Workplace Project, 1995-1996
Youth Sevice Opportunities Project, 1995-1996
Proposals rejected by Board or committees, 1995-1996
Final Grant Distributions, 1996-1997
 
Box 7
Meeting minutes, 1958 (February 6) - 1963 (December 11) [book 1, folder 1]
Meeting minutes, 1964 (January 8) - 1966 (February 16) [book 1, folder 2]
Meeting minutes, 1966 (March 16) - 1967 (May 17) [book 2]
Meeting minutes, 1967 (September 20) - 1968 (September 23) [book 3, folder 1]
Meeting minutes, 1968 (October 3) - 1969 (November 19) [book 3, folder 2]
Meeting minutes, 1970 (January 21) - 1971 (March 17) [book 4, folder 1]
Meeting minutes: 1971 (April 21) - 1972 (October 18) [book 4, folder 2]
Meeting minutes, 1973 (January 17) - 1974 (November 20) [book 5]
Meeting minutes, 1975 (February 7) - 1976 (February 19) [book 6, folder 1]
Meeting minutes, 1976 (November 16) - 1977 (November 16) [book 6, folder 2]
Meeting minutes, 1978 (April 19) - 1979 (October 31) [book 7]
Meeting minutes, 1980 (May 21) - 1981 (November 18) [book 8, folder 1]
Meeting minutes1981 (November 18 cont.) - 1983 (June 8) [book 8, folder 2]
Meeting minutes, 1983 (September 14) - 1984 (June 13) [book 9, folder 1]
Meeting minutes, 1984 (June 13 cont.) - 1985 (June 19) [book 9, folder 2]
Meeting minutes, 1985 (July 24) - 1986 (March 12) [book 10, folder 1]
Meeting minutes, 1986 (June 11) - 1987 (June 17) [book 10, folder 2]
Meeting minutes, 1987 (September 11) - 1988 (November 16) [book 11, folder 1]
Meeting minutes, 1989 (February 15) - 1990 (June 11) [book 11, folder 2]
Meeting minutes, 1990 (October 22) - 1992 (May 4) [book 12, folder 1]
Meeting minutes, 1992 (June 8) - 1993 (November 1) [book 12, folder 2]

Box 8
Meeting minutes, 1994 (February 7) - 1995 (June 12) [book 13, folder 1]
Meeting minutes, 1995 (November 13) - 1998 (closure) [book 13, folder 2]