American Friends of the Middle East

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American Friends of the Middle East; founded in 1951; headquarters first in New York, N.Y., moved to Washington D.C. in 1959; membership organization formed to promote understanding and friendship between the people of the Middle East and the United States; provided specialized services in the fields of technical training, educational and cultural exchange in the Arab countries including North Africa; published magazines, newsletters, books and pamphlets; issued booklists and sponsored a lending library; sponsored lectureship exchange, goodwill missions, practical industrial training, and other intercultural exchanges between the U.S. and Middle Eastern countries; operated a student affairs program to develop student leadership; Dorothy Thompson was a founder and president of the first Board of Directors, Garland Evans Hopkins was Vice-President.

From the description of American Friends of the Middle East collected records, 1953-1975. (Swarthmore College, Peace Collection). WorldCat record id: 230742831

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referencedIn Thompson, Dorothy, 1893-1961. Dorothy Thompson letters, 1951, n.d. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Nuveen, John, Jr.. Papers, 1922-1966 Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,
referencedIn Gunther, Frances Fineman. Papers, 1915-1963 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf American Friends of the Middle East. American Friends of the Middle East collected records, 1953-1975. Swarthmore College, Peace Collection, SCPC
referencedIn Nuveen, John, 1896-. Papers, 1922-1966. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn American Council for Judaism Records., 1937-1968, 1957-1961 The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives
referencedIn Eliot family. Papers of the Eliot family, 1896-1957. University of Pittsburgh
referencedIn Morris S. Lazaron papers, 1851-1979 (bulk 1930-1950) The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives
referencedIn Hocking, William Ernest, 1873-1966. William Ernest Hocking Papers, 1860-1979 Houghton Library
referencedIn Forkner, Claude Ellis, 1900-,. Reminiscences of Claude Forkner : oral history, 1986. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions archives, 1810-1961. Houghton Library
referencedIn Papers, 1915-1963 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn J. B. Matthews Papers, 1862-1986 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
creatorOf Mertz, Robert Anton. Education and manpower in the Arabian Gulf / by Robert Anton Mertz. Glenn G. Bartle Library
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associatedWith American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. corporateBody
correspondedWith American Council for Judaism. corporateBody
associatedWith Eliot family. family
associatedWith Forkner, Claude Ellis, 1900-, person
associatedWith Frances (Fineman) Gunther, 1897-1964 person
associatedWith Gunther, Frances Fineman. person
correspondedWith Hocking, William Ernest, 1873-1966 person
correspondedWith Lazaron, Morris Samuel person
associatedWith Matthews, J. B. (Joseph Brown), 1894-1966 person
associatedWith Mertz, Robert Anton. person
associatedWith Nuveen, John, 1896- person
associatedWith Swarthmore College. Peace Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Thompson, Dorothy, 1893-1961. person
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Middle East
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Active 1975

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