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Kenneth Ives Collection

Identifier: FMS-113

Scope and Contents

The papers of Kenneth Ives include autobiographical material, correspondence, and research notes related to his career in psychiatric social work. Ives wrote extensively for Quaker periodicals and participated in several local and national Friends committees; this collection also includes writings and meeting notes related to those activities.


  • 1946-1997
  • Other: Date acquired: 11/16/2002

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

Kenneth Ives (1916-2002) was born in Philadelphia on October 10, 1916. He graduated from Earlham College in 1938 and earned his M.S.W. from Wayne State University in 1957. He married Renee R. Wagshal on July 13, 1957. As a Quaker, Ives joined the Civilian Public Service from 1942-1946, at one point working as an attendant in a psychiatric ward at a state hospital. He worked as a psychiatric social worker and instructor in this field, including at the Jane Addams School of Social Work at The University of Illinois, Chicago, until his retirement in 1982. Ives died in Chicago on April 2, 2002.

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Source of Acquisition

57th Street Friends Meeting, Chicago,

Method of Acquisition

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Repository Details

Part of the Friends Collection and Earlham College Archives Repository