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Charles Family Papers

Identifier: FMS-67

Scope and Contents

The Charles Family Papers consists of extensive correspondence of Arthur M. Charles (1873-1974), long-time Earlham College faculty member and clerk of Indiana Yearly Meeting, his wife Carrie Lane (Riggs) Charles (1872-1968), and their daughter Mary Lane Charles, class of 1927.


  • 1895-1950

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open without restriction.

Conditions Governing Use

Some materials may be protected by copyright. Permission to reproduce and to publish for commercial purposes must be requested from the Archivist.

Biographical or Historical Information

Arthur M. Charles (1873-1974) graduated from Earlham College in 1894 and Hanverford College in 1896 before studying for three years in Germany and France. He taught at Germantown Friends School in Philadelphia from 1896-1899 and was principal of Oak Grove School in Maine from 1899-1902 before coming to Earlham in 1904 as a professor of German language. After World War I he was a distribuion adminstrator for the American Friends Service Commitee in Central Europe. Arthur Charles taught German and was head of the modern languages department at Earlham from 1904-1907. Carrie Lane Charles (1872-1968) graduated from Earlham College in 1894. She also studied in Germany and accompanied Arthur to Europe following World War I. At Earlham she taught Spanish from 1904-1906 and art history from 1922-1925. She was a French teacher at Richmond High School from 1923-1947.

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5 Boxes

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Source of Acquisition

Collection acquired before 1975.

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Repository Details

Part of the Friends Collection and Earlham College Archives Repository