Pickett, Clarence, 1884-1965

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Clarence Pickett (1884-1965) was a prominent Friend. The executive secretary of the American Friends Service Committee from 1929 to 1950, he was influential in governmental and international circles as well. He served as an advisor to Presidents Hoover, Roosevelt, Truman and Kennedy. Eleanor Roosevelt once said that she would "always try to do the things Clarence asks because I have great trust in his judgment."

From the guide to the Clarence Pickett journals, 1933-1965, (Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections)

Stephen G. Cary (1915-2002) graduated from Germantown Friends School in 1933. He received a bachelor's degree in economics with a minor in chemistry from Haverford in 1937 and a master's in international administration from Columbia University in 1943. He was a conscientious objector during World War II and served in the Civilian Public Service from 1942-1946. Between 1946 and 1969, Cary was an integral part of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC). With Willis Weatherford, he served as chief of American Quaker Relief Operations in Europe from 1946-1948, overseeing work in 10 countries dealing with the aftermath of World War II. Cary was chairman of the AFSC from 1979-1991. Cary began his service to Haverford College as a member of the Board of Managers from 1955-1969. In 1969 he joined the staff as vice president of development, and became vice president of finance and development in 1974. He was named acting president of Haverford from 1977-1978. He served as senior vice president of the College from 1979-81 and was clerk of Haverford's faculty meetings during these three years.

From the guide to the Stephen G. Cary papers, 1930-2002, (Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections)

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creatorOf Brown, H. Tatnall (Henry Tatnall), 1900-. Gilbert MacMaster papers, 1901-1968. Haverford College Library
creatorOf Akihito, Emperor of Japan, 1933-. Elizabeth Gray Vining papers, 1897-1989 (bulk: 1928-1985). Haverford College Library
referencedIn American Unitarian Association. General Publications and Records, 1886-1981. Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School
creatorOf Cleghorn, Sarah Norcliffe, 1876-1959. Papers, 1910-1955. Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
referencedIn Selleck, George A. Diary of the First All Friends Conference, London, 1920 [manuscript] / Geo. A. Selleck. Haverford College Library
referencedIn Kirchwey, Freda. Papers, 1871-1972 (inclusive), 1937-1971 (bulk) [microform]. Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Stephen G. Cary papers, 1930-2002 Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
referencedIn American Unitarian Association. General Publications and Records, 1886-1981. Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School
creatorOf Kelly, Thomas R. (Thomas Raymond), 1893-1941. [Papers] / Thomas Raymond Kelly. - 1915-41. Haverford College Library
referencedIn New York Times Company records. Arthur Hays Sulzberger papers, 1823-1999 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Bacon, Ellis W., 1874-1961. Fellowship Committee papers, 1931-1932. Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
referencedIn National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Philadelphia Branch (Pa.). Records, 1943-1963 Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
referencedIn Elkinton, J. Passmore (Joseph Passmore), 1887-1971. J. Passmore Elkinton reminiscences, 1938-1966 [manuscript]. Haverford College Library
creatorOf Hubben, William, 1895-1974. Papers, 1906-1976. Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
referencedIn Hocking, William Ernest. William Ernest Hocking Papers. 1860-1979. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Papers of Freda Kirchwey, 1871-1972 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
creatorOf Clarence Pickett journals, 1933-1965 Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
creatorOf Evans, Edward W. (Edward Wyatt), 1882-1976. Quaker Concerns Papers, 1938-1951. Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
creatorOf Cadbury, Henry J. (Henry Joel), 1883-1974. Papers, 1910-1974. Haverford College Library
creatorOf Leeds, Arthur Newlin, 1870-1939. [Letter] : 1921 July 5, [Philadelphia to] Clarence Pickett. Haverford College Library
referencedIn Presidential Papers, American Unitarian Association, 1936-1958. Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School
creatorOf Alexander, Horace Gundry, 1889-1989. Elizabeth Marsh Jensen papers, 1912-1989. Haverford College Library
creatorOf Janney, O. Edward (Oliver Edward), 1856-1930. Papers, 1874-1945. Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
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correspondedWith American Unitarian Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Bacon, Ellis W., 1874-1961. person
associatedWith Bstan-'dzin-rgya-mtsho, Dalai Lama XIV, 1935- person
associatedWith Cadbury, Henry J. (Henry Joel), 1883-1974. person
associatedWith Cary, Elizabeth S. person
associatedWith Cary, Stephen G. person
associatedWith Cleghorn, Sarah Norcliffe, 1876-1959. person
associatedWith Coleman, John Royston, 1921- person
correspondedWith Eliot, Frederick May, 1889-1958 person
associatedWith Elkinton, J. Passmore (Joseph Passmore), 1887-1971. person
associatedWith Evans, Edward W. (Edward Wyatt), 1882-1976. person
associatedWith FREDA KIRCHWEY, 1893-1976 person
associatedWith Friends Association for Higher Education (U.S.). corporateBody
associatedWith Friends General Conference (U.S.) . corporateBody
associatedWith Friends World Committee for Consultation. corporateBody
associatedWith Haverford College. corporateBody
correspondedWith Hocking, William Ernest, 1873-1966 person
associatedWith Hubben, William, 1895-1974. person
associatedWith Janney, O. Edward (Oliver Edward), 1856-1930. person
associatedWith Kelly, Thomas R. (Thomas Raymond), 1893-1941. person
associatedWith Kirchwey, Freda. person
associatedWith Leeds, Arthur Newlin, 1870-1939. person
associatedWith McGovern, George S. (George Stanley), 1922- person
associatedWith McPherson, Mary Patterson, 1935- person
associatedWith Mudd, Emily Hartshorne person
associatedWith National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Philadelphia Branch (Pa.) corporateBody
associatedWith New York Times Company corporateBody
associatedWith Selleck, George A. person
associatedWith Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894 person
associatedWith Whitehead, John C., 1922- person
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Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements--United States
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Birth 1884-10-19

Death 1965-03-17

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