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Leonard S. Kenworthy Papers

 Collection — Box: 9
Identifier: FMS-76

Scope and Contents

The Leonard S. Kenworthy Papers includes correspondence and drafts of writings reflecting Leonard Kenworthy's career.


  • 1928-1991

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There are no restrictions on access.

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

Leonard Stout Kenworthy (1912-1991) was a well-known Quaker educator and author, Earlham class of 1933. Kenworthy was born in Richmond, Indiana, where his father Murray Kenworthy was a religious studies professor at Earlham College. He received a master's degree in U.S. history at Columbia University and was a faculty member at Friends schools in Pennsylvania and Connecticut. Kenworthy joined his father and brothers in their humanitarian work; as a member of the American Friends Service Committee, he was director of the Inernational Quaker Center in Berlin from 1940-1941. After being drafted, he served in the Civilian Public Service as a conscientious objector. He later became UNESCO's first head of the Division on Education for International Understanding. Following his work with UNESCO, Kenworthy spent 30 years teaching social studies and international education at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. His writings include Guide to Social Studies Teaching in Secondary Schools (1973), An American Quaker inside Nazi Germany (1982), and Quaker Quotations on Faith and Practice (1983).

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9 Boxes

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