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Inazo Nitobe Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-107
Overview Inazo Nitobe (1862-1933) was a Japanese Quaker diplomat, agriculturist, and educator who sought to act as an emissary of understanding between Japan and Western nations. He was born in Morioka, Japan, in the waning days of feudal Japan and became a Christian during his studies in Sapporo. He was further educated at Tokyo University and in 1884 became one of the first Japanese students to study in the United States. He joined the Society of Friends in 1886, and in 1891, he married Mary...
Dates: 1890-1991

James Morgan Read Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-128
Overview James Morgan Read (1908-1985) was a Quaker and president of Wilmington College from 1960-69. He also served as the United Nations Deputy High Commissioner from 1951-60, and was a vice president of the Charles F. Kettering Foundation from 1969 until his retirement in 1974. The bulk of the collection documents James Read's work as a consultant after 1974. His diaries date from his association with Wilmington College. Areas of particular interest include the establishment of Soviet-American...
Dates: 1940-1987

Blanche Weber Shaffer papers

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Identifier: HC.MC-1301
Overview

This collection contains the papers of Blanche Weber Shaffer, a Swiss Quaker who was involved with the Friends World Committee for Consultation and devoted her life to fostering relationships between Quakers throughout the globe. The materials in this collection include personal, professional, and travel materials, as well as diaries and correspondence, spanning the years 1940 to 1979, with some earlier letters from John Marshall Crosman in 1918.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1918-1979; Majority of material found within 1940-1979