Records, 1915-[ongoing].


Records, 1915-[ongoing].

The collection includes minutes and other material relating to the founding conference in 1915; minutes (1915-date), statements of purpose, by-laws, correspondence, project files, publications, resource kits, advertisements, periodicals, newsletters from regional and local FOR groups, releases and photographs. Files of the executive secretaries/directors constitute an important category of both the administrative and program records. Principal files are those of Edward W. Evans, A.J. Muste, John M. Swomley, Alfred Hassler, Barton Hunter, Richard Deats, Doug Hostetter, and Jo Becker. Other correspondence of national staff includes the files of Allan Brick, Thomas Cornell, Richard Deats, James Forest, John Heidbrink, Michael Jendrzejczyk, Bayard Rustin, Glenn Smiley, and Ronald Young. There are records of many special projects, including: reconciliation efforts in Latin America and the USSR, training in nonviolence, Shelters for the Shelterless, peace missions to Vietnam and collaboration with Vietnamese Buddhists, Dai Dong (linking environment with war/peace), and nuclear disarmament. Some were conducted with other organizations, particularly Civilian Public Service (1941-1946), and the Church Peace Mission (1950-1967) and the Rocky Flats/Nuclear Weapons Facilities Project (with AFSC, 1977-1984); includes records of the Philadelphia Fellowship of Reconciliation (1942-1962), the Greater Boston Fellowship of Reconciliation, and the New York Fellowship of Reconciliation. Additional important correspondents are: Devere Allen, Gilbert A. Beaver, Daniel Berrigan, A. Stauffer Curry, David Dellinger, Robert F. Drinan, Harrop Freeman, Larry Gara, Richard B. Gregg, George M. Houser, Paul Jones, Martin Luther King, Jr., Sidney Lens, Joseph B. Matthews, David McReynolds, Thích Nhá̂t Hạnh, Kirby Page, Adolfo Perez-Esquivel, Robert Pickus, John Nevin Sayre, Evan W. Thomas, Norman Thomas, Charles C. Walker, Arthur Waskow, Herman Will, John Howard Yoder, and Gordon C. Zahn.

170 linear ft.

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