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Virginia R. Sutton Papers

Identifier: FMS-148

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of pamphlets, newspaper clippings, magazines, journal articles, handwritten notes, and a few  pieces of correspondence. The material was collected by Virginia Sutton during the 1960s when she worked in Indianapolis with the Friends World Committee to foster understanding of the United Nations. The documents in the collection describe efforts to discourage acceptance of the United Nations by groups such as the Christian Anti-Communism Crusade, John Birch Society and the American Council of Christian Churches. The collection is organized in alphabetical order by topics.


  • 1960-1969
  • Other: Date acquired: 06/01/2004

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open without restriciton.

Conditions Governing Use

Please check with the archivist regarding any copyright restrictions.

Biographical or Historical Information

Virginia (Rice) Sutton was born in New York in 1916, the daughter of Charles Edgar and Lucy (North) Rice. In 1946 she married Marshall Ostrander Sutton, a Friend of Chappaqua, New York. They spent most of their working lives as employees of Quaker organizations in Maryland and the District of Columbia, such as Sandy Spring Friends School, Baltimore Yearly Meeting, and the Friends Meeting of Washington, D.C.

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4 Boxes

Language of Materials



This collection reflects the work of Virginia Sutton, a Friend in Indianapolis, Indiana, on behalf of the Friends World Committee and the United Nations to counter extreme conversations, such as the John Birch Society, in the 1960's.

Technical Access Requirements

There are no digital files,  A-V materials or photographs.

Method of Acquisition

Donation, Marshall Sutton.

Appraisal Information

No accruals are expected.

Archon Finding Aid Title
Anne Thomason, October 2008
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Repository Details

Part of the Friends Collection and Earlham College Archives Repository