SFHL/FHL/PA. Photograph Collections
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.