Scattergood Hostel and Scattergood Friends School photographs
Scope and Contents
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.
- 1915 - 1953
- Scattergood Hostel (Organization)
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Biographical / Historical
Scattergood Friends School opened in Iowa in 1890 under the care of Hickory Grove Quarterly Meeting (Ohio Yearly Meeting, now Iowa Yearly Meeting). In the throes of the Great Depression, the school closed in 1931 and remained vacant for a time. When European refugees began feeling Nazis in 1938, the youth conference of Iowa Yearly Meeting (Conservative) proposed that local Quakers cooperate with the American Friends Service Committee on refugee relief. In 1939, the first refuees arrived at Scattergood Hostel, operated by the AFSC. It was a place for refugees to stay and learn about American customs and history, but tenants were also expected to participate in work crews and contribute to growing and preparing their own food. Around 1943 the hostel ceased operation and the school re-opened in 1944. Scattergood still operates as Scattergood Friends School & Farm in 2018.
.3 Cubic Feet (1 box; stored with PA161, PA162, and PA164.)
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 is arranged in folders by size.
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