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New York Friends Service Committee records

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: SFHL-SC-224

Scope and Contents

This small collection contains some minutes, annual reports, and financial records of the New York Friends Service Committee, Sewing and Knitting and Warehouse Sections.

Dates

  • ca. 1917-1922

Biographical / Historical

The New York Friends Service Committee was established in 1917 following an appeal by New York Yearly Meeting to assist the American Friends Service Committee in its sewing and knitting work for European war relief. It soon developed into a buying and collecting agent to prepare clothing for shipment.

By 1922, the focus had changed to famine relief particularly for Russia and Austria. The Committee was encouraged to work directly through AFSC, and the Clothing Division was discontinued. This small collection contains some minutes, annual reports, and financial records.

Extent

.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Language

English

Overview

The New York Friends Service Committee was established in 1917 following an appeal by New York Yearly Meeting to assist the American Friends Service Committee in its clothing appeal for European war relief. By 1922, the focus had changed to famine relief particularly for Russia, and the Committee was encouraged to work directly through AFSC. This small collection contains minutes, annual reports, and financial records.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of New York Yearly Meeting, 1997

Related Materials

New York Yearly Meeting Records, RG 2

Status
Completed
Author
Susanna Morikawa
Date
2017
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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