Wood, L. Hollingsworth (Levi Hollingsworth), 1874-1956

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L. Hollingsworth Wood was a Quaker attorney, born at Mt. Kisco, N.Y., the son of James and Emily (Hollingsworth) Wood. His sister was Carolena Wood (1871-1936). Wood graduated from Haverford College (1896) and Columbia University Law School (1899). He worked actively in the areas of peace, civil rights, and African American and Quaker education.

From the description of Prison Reform Papers, 1913-1937. (Swarthmore College). WorldCat record id: 56362168

L. Hollingsworth Wood, Quaker attorney, born at Mt. Kisco, N.Y., the son of James and Emily (Hollingsworth) Wood. His sister was Carolena Wood (1871-1936). Wood graduated from Haverford College (1896) and Columbia University Law School (1899). Wood worked actively in the areas of peace, civil rights, black and Quaker education. Founding member of American Civil Liberties Union and National Urban League. President of Urban League for 26 years. Trustee of Fisk University (1917-1956). Member of Haverford's Board of Managers for over forty years. Member of American Commission on Conditions in Ireland (1920-1923). Member of Board of International Rescue Committee, Wood served as chairman in the 1940s and 1950s. American correspondent to London Friend, clerk of New York Yearly Meeting (1926-1931).

From the description of L. Hollingsworth Wood papers, 1903-1953. (Haverford College Library). WorldCat record id: 33851516

L. Hollingsworth Wood, a birthright member of Chappaqua Monthly Meeting and later an active member of Croton Valley Monthly Meeting, was a Quaker lawyer and active in social causes such as peace, education, prison reform and racial equality. He was the son of James and Emily Hollingsworth Wood and in 1925 married Martha T. Speakman. Wood graduated from Haverford College (1896) and Columbia University Law School (1899). He was a founder of the American Friends Service Committee and served as Clerk of New York Yearly Meeting (Hicksite).

From the description of L. Hollingsworth Wood correspondence, 1907-1937. (Swarthmore College). WorldCat record id: 182856753

President of the National Urban League.

Columbia University LL.B, 18.

From the description of Papers, 1910-1953. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122515196

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referencedIn Hubbard, Charlotte Moton, 1911-1994. Moton family papers, 1850-1991 (bulk 1930-1940). Library of Congress
referencedIn Papers, 1903-2005 Harvard Art Museum Archives, Harvard University
creatorOf Chambers, Robert F. Morris Evans Leeds Collection, 1862-1944. Haverford College Library
referencedIn Moton Family Papers, 1850-1991, (bulk 1930-1940) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
referencedIn Papers, 1894-1960 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Oswald Garrison Villard papers, 1872-1949. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Beard, Augustus Field, 1833-1934. Papers. 1923-35. Addition 1873-1926. Tulane University, Amistad Research Center
creatorOf New York Colored Mission. Records, 1865-1952. Haverford College Library
creatorOf Wood, L. Hollingsworth (Levi Hollingsworth), 1874-1956. Prison Reform Papers, 1913-1937. Swarthmore College, FRIENDS HIST LIBR
creatorOf Collins, Stephen W. New York Colored Mission records, 1865-1964. Haverford College Library
referencedIn Benjamin F. Seldon Papers, 1907-1942 The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.
referencedIn National Urban League. Southern Regional Office. Records, 1900-1988 (bulk 1943-1978). Library of Congress
referencedIn National Urban League Records, 1900-1988, (bulk 1930-1979) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
creatorOf Wood, L. Hollingsworth (Levi Hollingsworth), 1874-1956. Papers, 1910-1953. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Sachs, Paul J. (Paul Joseph), 1878-1965. Papers, 1903-2005. Harvard University Art Museum
creatorOf Drummond, Richard C. S. Emily Howland papers, 1926-1975. Haverford College Library
creatorOf Wood, L. Hollingsworth (Levi Hollingsworth), 1874-1956. Correspondence with Marian Anderson, 1944. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn New York Public Library. Schomburg Committee of the Trustees of New York Public Library collection, 1925-1940. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Wood, L. Hollingsworth (Levi Hollingsworth), 1874-1956. L. Hollingsworth Wood papers, 1903-1953. Haverford College Library
creatorOf Seldon, Benjamin F. Benjamin F. Seldon Papers, 1907-1942. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Angela Morgan Papers, 1893-1957 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Penn School Papers, 1862-2004 and undated, (bulk 1862-1978) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
referencedIn American Friends Fellowship Council. Records, 1933-1954. Swarthmore College, FRIENDS HIST LIBR
referencedIn Papers, 1864-1984 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Proctor, Henry Hugh, 1868-1933. Papers. 1881-1971. Tulane University, Amistad Research Center
referencedIn McKenzie, Fayette Avery, b. 1872. Fayette Avery McKenzie papers, 1915-1926. Lincoln Memorial University Library, Carnegie-Vincent Library
creatorOf Wood, L. Hollingsworth (Levi Hollingsworth), 1874-1956. L. Hollingsworth Wood correspondence, 1907-1937. Swarthmore College, FRIENDS HIST LIBR
referencedIn Schomburg Committee of the Trustees of New York Public Library collection, 1925-1940 The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.
referencedIn Howard Orphanage and Industrial School (Long Island, N.Y.). Howard Orphanage and Industrial School records, 1898-1955 (bulk 1912-1918). Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Papers, 1840-1961. Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf National Urban League. Correspondence with Marian Anderson, 1939-1976. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Howard Orphanage and Industrial School records, 1898-1955, 1912-1918 The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.
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associatedWith American Union Against Militarism. corporateBody
associatedWith Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Baker, Joseph Allen. person
associatedWith Baldwin, Roger Nash, 1884- person
associatedWith Baldwin, Ruth Standish. person
associatedWith Barton, Joshua Lindley, 1849-1926. person
associatedWith Beard, Augustus Field, 1833-1934. person
associatedWith Bethune, Mary McLeod, 1875-1955. person
associatedWith Booker Washington Institute of Liberia. corporateBody
associatedWith Bowles, Chester, 1901-1986. person
associatedWith Buck, Pearl S. (Pearl Sydenstricker), 1892-1973. person
associatedWith Douglas, J. G. (James Green), b. 1887. person
associatedWith Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963. person
associatedWith Emlen, John T. person
associatedWith Fisk University. corporateBody
associatedWith Five Years Meeting (Society of Friends : U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Friends Ambulance Unit. corporateBody
associatedWith Friends World Conference. corporateBody
correspondedWith Hand, Learned, 1872-1961 person
associatedWith Happy Grove School (Hectors River, Jamaica) corporateBody
associatedWith Haverford College. corporateBody
associatedWith Haynes, George Edmund, 1880-1960. person
correspondedWith Hazel Hunkins-Hallinan person
associatedWith Hole, Allen David, 1866-1940. person
associatedWith Howard Memorial Fund (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Howard Orphanage and Industrial School (Long Island, N.Y.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Hudson, Manley Ottmer, 1886- person
associatedWith International Rescue Committee. corporateBody
associatedWith Jones, Rufus Matthew, 1863-1948. person
associatedWith Jones, Thomas Elsa, 1888- person
correspondedWith McKenzie, Fayette Avery, b. 1872. person
associatedWith Morgan, Angela, 1874-1957 person
correspondedWith Moton family family
associatedWith National Urban League. corporateBody
associatedWith National Urban League. Southern Regional Office. corporateBody
associatedWith New York Colored Mission. corporateBody
associatedWith New York Public Library. corporateBody
associatedWith New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Hicksite : 1828-1955) corporateBody
associatedWith Peace Association of Friends in America. corporateBody
associatedWith Penn School (Saint Helena Island, S.C.) corporateBody
associatedWith Proctor, Henry Hugh, 1868-1933. person
associatedWith Sachs, Paul J. (Paul Joseph), 1878-1965. person
associatedWith Seldon, Benjamin F person
associatedWith Seldon, Benjamin F. person
associatedWith Strauss, Anna Lord. person
associatedWith Thomas, Norman, 1884-1968. person
associatedWith Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949. person
associatedWith Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915. person
associatedWith Woodson, Carter Godwin, 1875-1950. person
associatedWith Young Friends Board of the Five Years Meeting. corporateBody
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New York (State)
United States
United States
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Quakers
African Americans--History
Religious education--Society of Friends
Society of Friends--Education
Civil rights
African Americans
Prison reformers
Sociology, Urban
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Birth 1874

Death 1956

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