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SFHL/FHL/PA. Photograph Collections

 Record Group Term
Identifier: SFHL/FHL/PA
Collections of still photographic types, including paper prints, cased photographs, glass plates, and slides. Historically, when processing a collection, FHL staff have often removed the photographs from the manuscript portion (e.g. RG4 organizational records or RG5 family or personal papers) and stored them as an associated PA photographs collection. FHL staff have also assembled alphabetical files by topic, such as the Meetinghouse Picture File.

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

American Friends Service Committee photographs

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-PA-211
Overview

This collection consists of miscellaneous photographs, collected over time from various sources, documenting the American Friends Service Committee and its projects. Post-World War I and post-World War II and Vietnam War relief work are well documented, and there are also photographs of AFSC work in the United States, Africa, other parts of Asia, and the Middle East.

Dates: circa 1918-1975

Friends' Ambulance Unit photographs

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-PA-135
Overview

The Friends Ambulance Unit was a volunteer ambulance service that operated during both World Wars as well as for a period after WWII (1946-1959). It was founded by a group of British Quakers and most of the volunteers were registered conscientious objectors. This collection contains loose black and white photos (now in sleeves) of the Friends Ambulance Unit in Syria and France. Some of the photos in this collection ran in Harper's Bazaar.

Dates: 1941 - 1943

Nelson Fuson photographs of Civilian Public Service (CPS)

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-PA-139
Overview

Nelson Fuson was a physicist and educator, active in Quaker concerns. In 1941 Fuson was drafted as conscientious objector, and was assigned to several Civilian Public Service (CPS) camps during World War II. This collection includes loose black and white photos and black and white scrapbook pages, along with a handdrawn map, documenting Fuson's time in CPS.

Dates: 1942 - 1954

New York Quarterly Meeting Workroom Committee photographs

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-PA-116
Overview The Workroom, a project of the 15th Street and 20th Street New York Monthly Meetings, was established in 1940 by the Joint Peace and Service Committee of the New York Monthly Meetings. The sewing room produced garments for needy children during World War II. This collection contains one photo album, two packets of snapshots, and one folder of sixteen loose photographs. The photo album documents the Workroom activities as well as international photos of recipients of garments, with...
Dates: 1940 - 1976

Scattergood Hostel and Scattergood Friends School photographs

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-PA-165
Overview

Scattergood Friends School opened in Iowa in 1890. The school closed during the Great Depression, and was repurposed during World War II as Scattergood Hostel to acclimate refugees from Europe. In 1944, it reopened as a school and remains open today. The bulk of this collection is photographs of Scattergood Refugee Hostel, but there are also photographs of pre-war and post-war Scattergood Friends School.

Dates: 1915 - 1953

Swarthmore College War Years Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-PA-062
Overview

This collection consists of 2 boxes of black and white photographs, postcards, loose prints, contact sheets, and negative slides, dating from approximately 1943-1946. Items were donated by alumni for the College's War Years Reunion in 1993.

Dates: 1943 - 1946