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Young Friends of North America

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Young Friends of North America, 1910-1994 | Friends Collection and Earlham College Archives

By Jay Zevin, Spring 2009; and Thomas D. Hamm, 2016

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Collection Overview

Title: Young Friends of North America, 1910-1994Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1920-1986

ID: FRG/002

Extent: 17.0 Linear Feet

Languages: English

Abstract

Young Friends of North America’s minutes, internal and external correspondence, intervisitation information, conference files, and extensive committee documentation.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Young Friends of North America organization began with a conference organized by Indiana Young Friends (most but not all members of Indiana Yearly Meeting) affiliated with the Five Years Meeting of Friends at Winona Lake near Warsaw, Indiana, in the summer of 1910. The third conference, held in 1912, was expanded to include representatives and participants from other yearly meetings in the Five Years Meeting. Almost all had been involved in Christian Endeavor societies affiliated with their meetings and churches. Christian Endeavor was an interdenominational Protestant young people's organization founded in 1881. In 1912, the Five Years Meeting approved formation of a Board of Young People's Activities with Thomas E. Jones, a 1912 Earlham College graduate and later the college's president, as the first field secretary.

Friends outside the Five Years Meeting, particularly in Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (Orthodox), London Yearly Meeting, and Friends General Conference, had organized similar young people's groups, dating back to the 1880s. As interest in reunion in some yearly meetings grew after 1920, it was natural that Young Friends in the Five Years Meeting would form ties with other Young Friends. The result was the formation of the Young Friends of North America at a 1947 conference.

The collection consists of three different series. The first series contains information about conferences held by Young Friends of North America (YFNA) between 1947 and 1969. The information about conferences may include: lists of who attended, information about the physical location, the planning, and publicity of conferences. Some conferences had specific committee meetings and their minutes and activities are included. There is also often financial information, correspondence, and discussion about worship for specific conferences. The conferences are listed in chronological order, with deference to the order that the materials arrived in.

            The second series consists of all the internal communication amongst the members of YFNA. This includes clerk’s files, steering committee minutes, other committee minutes, and all other internal correspondence. This series also includes financial data from YFNA from 1962-1976. This series includes all information on YFNA, excluding specific conferences, and activities with outside organizations. Again, the files are largely arranged chronologically. The inclusive dates for internal information are 1948-1976.

            The final series includes all external communication and efforts by YFNA. This includes all correspondence with other organizations and an extensive effort towards intervisitation. This intervisitation occurred between YFNA and various colleges, Yearly Meetings, and international communities. Most of the international intervisitation is focused on the USSR and China, although Mexico, Canada, Germany, and England are also included. Much of the intervisitation information can be found in boxes that include information on “caravans.” The inclusive dates for this series are 1931-1986

Administrative Information

Repository: Friends Collection and Earlham College Archives

Accruals: Periodic additions expected.

Access Restrictions: The collection is open without restriction.

Use Restrictions: Some published materials may be protected by copyright. Permission to reproduce and to publish must be requested from the Archivist.

Technical Access Note: Some photographs, and One box of Vinyl recordings (34 records)


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series 1: Conferences],
[Series 2: Internal Communication and Organization],
[Series 3: External Communication and Intervisitation],
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Series 4: AdditionsAdd to your cart.
Box 54Add to your cart.
Folder 1: A.F.S. Committee, 1920-1924Add to your cart.
Folder 2: American Friend Page, 1922Add to your cart.
Folder 3: American Friend Campaign, 1921-1922Add to your cart.
Folder 4: American Friend- Young Friend Issues, 1919-1921Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Blair, Grace W.; Fellowship Papers, 1921Add to your cart.
Folder 6: B.Y.F.A. Secretary's Report, 1922-1924Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence Concerning the Proposed Board Amalgamation, 1924Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Books Lists, 1926Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Christian Endeavor Topics, 1922-1926Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Christian Endeavor, 1920-1923Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Christian Endeavor, United Society of, 1920-1924Add to your cart.
Folder 12: College and University Students, 1921-1922Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Conference Resolutions, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Miscellaneous, 1922-1923Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Miscellaneous, 1923Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Committee Information, 1919-1923Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Extension Committee, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, 1922Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Fellowship of Reconciliations, 1921-1923Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Finance, 1919-1923Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Finance, 1922-1924Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Walter, Elizabeth A., 1922-1923Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Miscellaneous, 1922-1923Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Miscellaneous, 1923Add to your cart.
Folder 24: General Letters, 1919-1923Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Geneva, Lake, 1922-1923Add to your cart.
Folder 26: German Correspondence, 1924Add to your cart.
Folder 27: High School Age List, 1922Add to your cart.
Folder 28: High School Age List, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: American Friend, 1923Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Houseparty- Young Women Friends, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Human Relations Committee, 1921Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Human Relations, 1921-1923Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Miscellaneous, 1922-1924Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Interchurch Wolrd Movement, 1919-1921Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Interdenominational Young People's Union, 1922-1926Add to your cart.
Folder 36: International Committee of Young Friends, 1920-1921Add to your cart.
Folder 37: International Committee of Young Friends, 1920-1921Add to your cart.
Folder 38: International Young Friends Committee, 1921-1924Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Jones, Rachel, 1922-1924Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Kimber, Thomas, 1922-1924Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Liberties Union, American Civil, 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Life Work Recruits, 1921-1922Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Conference, 1926Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Mission Pamphlets, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 45: Moon, Mary J., Lewis C., 1923-1924Add to your cart.
Folder 46: Mendenhall, Raymond E., 1923-1924Add to your cart.
Folder 47: Miscellaneous, 1922-1923Add to your cart.
Folder 48: National Council for Prevention of War, 1923Add to your cart.
Folder 49: Reduction of Armaments, National Council for, 1921-1922Add to your cart.
Folder 50: Nebraska Central College, 1921Add to your cart.
Folder 51: "The Next War", 1921-1922Add to your cart.
Folder 52: Non-residents Month Meeting, 1918-1919Add to your cart.
Folder 53: Pastors and Converts, 1919-1921Add to your cart.
Folder 54: Rinden, Arthur O., 1923-1924Add to your cart.
Folder 55: Pickett, Clarence E., 1920-1923Add to your cart.
Folder 56: Miscellaneous, 1922-1923Add to your cart.
Folder 57: Published Articles, 1919-1924Add to your cart.
Box 55Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Conference, 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Conference Lists, 1922-1924Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Conference Messages and Delagate Credentials, 1913-1924Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Conference, 1921Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Conference, 1922Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Miscellaneous, 1923Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Miscellaneous, 1923Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Miscellaneous, 1923-1924Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Miscellaneous, 1922-1924Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Miscellaneous, 1923Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Conference, 1926Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Conference, 1926Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Conference A-H, 1926Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Conference K-Z, 1926Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Evanston Conference Interdenom Student, 1926Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Conference A-J, 1927Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Conference A-J, 1927Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Conference K-Z, 1927Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Conference K-Z, 1927Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Oskaloosa Conference, 1929Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Young Friends Conferences, 1927-1929Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Young Friends Conference, 1927-1929Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Conference, 1928Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Conference, 1928Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Young Friends Conference, 1916Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Young Friends Conference, 1917Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Young Friends Conference, 1918Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Young Friends Conference, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Young Friends Conference, 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Young Friends Conference, 1922Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Young Friends Conference, 1923Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Young Friends Conference, 1927Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Conference, 1942Add to your cart.
Box 56Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Teachers Fellowships, 1922-1925Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Teachers Fellowship, 1922-1924Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Teachers Fellowship- Disorganized, 1920-1925Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Teaching Fellowship, 1920-1925Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Teachers Fellowship J-L, 1920-1925Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Teachers Fellowship M, 1920-1925Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Teaching Fellowship N, 1920-1925Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Contributers to Teachers Fellowship, 1922Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Teachers FellowshipAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Teachers Fellowship A-G, 1920-1925Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Teachers Fellowship A-G, 1920-1925Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Quigg, Mabel, 1920-1924Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Young Friends Rally Day ProgramAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Reagan, Chester L., 1922-1924Add to your cart.
Folder 15: White, Jessica Dodge, 1922Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Yearly Meeting Plans, 1922-1923Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Young Friends Summer Conference, 1916-1918Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Young Democracy, 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Round Robin, 1920-1922Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Selleck, George A., 1924Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Correspondence, 1923-1924Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Social Services, 1920-1921Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Telegrams, 1922-1924Add to your cart.
Folder 24: TeachersAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Teacher Transfers, 1922-1924Add to your cart.
Folder 26: A, 1929-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 27: AFSC- General, 1929-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 28: AFSC- Home Service Section, 1929-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 29: AFSC- Indiana Section, 1929-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 30: AFSC- Peace Section, 1927-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 31: AFSC- Pickett, Clarence E., 1929-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Yearly Meeting Plans, 1927Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Jones, Marg., 1925Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Janney, J. Elliot, 1927-1929Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Jones, Mary Hoxie, 1928-1929Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Correspondence J, 1929-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Correspondence J, 1926-1929Add to your cart.
Folder 38: American Friends Service League, 1925-1927Add to your cart.
Folder 39: k, 1927-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Life Service Deputation, 1920-1921Add to your cart.
Folder 41: L-M, 1928-1929Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Literature Council, 1921Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Mills, Summer, 1923-1927Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Young Men's Christian Associations, Young Women's Christian Associations, 1925-1928Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Youth Section, Fellowship of Reconciliation, 1927-1929Add to your cart.
Folder 46: Articles Published by Y.F. Secretary, Before Sept. 1930Add to your cart.
Folder 47: C #1, to 1930Add to your cart.
Folder 48: C #2, to 1930Add to your cart.
Folder 49: D, 1927-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 50: First Friends Church, 1929-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 51: Education, New Fellowship, 1927-1929Add to your cart.
Folder 52: Correspondence "E", 1927-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 53: Friendly Notes, 1928-1931Add to your cart.
Folder 54: High School Study Courses, plan for, 1926-1927Add to your cart.
Folder 55: Haines, Elizabeth, 1925Add to your cart.
Folder 56: Hale, Edgar T., 1925-1927Add to your cart.
Folder 57: High School Students, 1926Add to your cart.
Folder 58: Hayes, Lillian E., 1926-1927Add to your cart.
Folder 59: Correspondence "H", 1926-1927Add to your cart.
Box 57Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Young Friends Correspondence, 1922Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Conference, 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Address Lists, New York- Wilmington YM, 1916Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Conference, 1928Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Conference, 1928Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Conference A-J, 1929Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Conference K-Z, 1929Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Conference 1929 K-Z, 1929Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Conference NCE- Earlham, 1930Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Conference, 1932Add to your cart.
Folder 11: David Day Correspondence, 1932Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Correspondence, 1921-1924Add to your cart.
Folder 13: American Friend, Feb. 1927Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Correspondence, 1923-1927Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Budget Receipts, 1926-1928Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Correspondence, 1926-1927Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Caravan Plains, 1926Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Thomas Clarke, 1923Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Esther Cary, 1922-1924Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Cleveland World Christian Endeavor Convention, 1927Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Christian Endeavor, 1925-1927Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Correspondence, 1924-1927Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Deputations, college, 1921-1922Add to your cart.
Folder 24: English Young Friends, 1925-1927Add to your cart.
Folder 25: English Visit, 1924Add to your cart.
Folder 26: European Trip, 1928Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Fellowship of Friends Students- lists, 1923-1924Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Finances, 1924, 1929Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Correspondence, 1925-1927Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Five Year Meeting, Marsh, 1925-1927Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Correspondence, 1924-1927Add to your cart.
Folder 32: General Letters, 1922-1926Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Friends Writers Guild, 1923Add to your cart.
Folder 34: International Young People's Commission Committee on programing, 1928Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Pastoral Jobs, 1922Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Correspondence, 1926-1928Add to your cart.
Folder 37: National Urban League, 1922-1927Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Programs, 1918-1927Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Programs, 1919-1924Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Near East, 1925-1928Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Board of Young Friends Activities Gerneal Business, 1923-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Board of Young Friends Activities General Business, 1923-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Iowa Y.M. C.E. Supts., To September 1930Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Indiana Y.M. Young Friends Correspondence, to September 1930Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Interdenominational Y.F. Comission, to September 1930Add to your cart.
Folder 46: Williams, Lyndon L., 1928Add to your cart.
Folder 47: Marsh-Coble Correspondence, 1927Add to your cart.
Folder 48: Maine, 1929-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 49: Nebraska YM, 1927-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 50: U.S. Correspondence, 1924Add to your cart.
Box 58Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Solt, Guy W., 1929-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Solt, Guy W., 1925-1928Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence "S", 1927-1928Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Students and Teachers Lists, 1922-1928Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Reports, 1918-1922Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Reading Contest, 1922Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Receipts, 1925- Sept. 1927Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Religious Education, 1921-1928Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Correspondence "R", CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Programs of Young Friends Board and Committee Agenda, 1918-1924Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Positions Desired, 1926-1927Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Quarterly Meeting, 1926Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Selleck, George, 1925-1927Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Southland, 1924Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Simpson, William G., 1919-1921Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Correspondence T., 1926-1927Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Teachers Fellowship, 1929-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Correspondence "C", 1928-1929Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Correspondence "D-G", 1927-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Teachers "H", 1923-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Teachers "I-K", 1927-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Teachers "L-M", 1927-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Teachers "N-O", 1927-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Teachers "P", 1927-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Teachers "R", 1927-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Teachers "S", 1927-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Teachers "T", 1927-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Teachers "V-W", 1927-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Trueblood, D. Elton, 1924-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Western Trip, 1926Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Wollman School, 1925-1927Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Yarnall, Howard, 1927-1928Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Yearly Meeting Superintendents, 1925-1926Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Yearly Meeting Plans, 1926Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Urban League, 1922-1924Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Correspondence "W", 1926-1928Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Vlaskamp, Arend, 1916-1925Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Home Service, 1922-1923Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Interdenominational College Committee, 1929-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 40: National Student Forum, 1922-1926Add to your cart.
Folder 41: National Council for the Prevention of War, 1924-1927Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Correspondence "R", 1924-1928Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Correspondence "S", 1928-1929Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Correspondence "S", 1928-1929Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Student Volunteer Movement, 1928Add to your cart.
Folder 46: Thomas, Wilbur K., 1928-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 47: Torronto Youth Convention, 1930Add to your cart.
Folder 48: Correspondence "T-V", 1927-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 49: Correspondence "W", 1927-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 50: Correspondence "W", 1927-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 51: Wood, Hollingsworth, 1923-1926Add to your cart.
Folder 52: Winder Quaker Fellowship, 1930Add to your cart.
Folder 53: World Tomorrow, 1926-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 54: Women's National Council for Law Enforcement, 1926Add to your cart.
Folder 55: Correspondence "Z", 1926Add to your cart.

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