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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 28 Collections and/or Records:

Gordon R. Coffin Collection

Identifier: FMS-105
Scope and Contents Gordon Reid Coffin, a native of Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a life-long Quaker. This collection documents his experience, from 1942 to 1946, as a participant in Civilian Public Service (CPS), the alternative service program for conscientious objectors during World War II. Coffin was originally assigned to the CPS camp at Coshocton, Ohio, which was under the supervision of the American Friends Service Committee, and much of the collection concerns his experiences there. In November 1942...
Dates: 1942-1946

Harlow Lindley Collection

Identifier: FMS-4
Scope and Contents The Harlow Lindley Collection, although relatively small, is rich in material related to Quaker history and the history of Wayne County, Indiana, especially its educational history.The collection consists of historical materials collected by Lindley and of Lindley’s correspondence with such prominent nineteenth- and twentieth-century Friends as Charles F. Coffin, Joel Bean, Allen Jay, Timothy Nicholson, and Barnabas C. Hobbs. The materials in the collection reflect Lindley’s interest in...
Dates: 1788-1957

James Hadley Diary

Identifier: FMS-95
Scope and Contents This diary is apparently the only survivor of a long series that James Hadley kept, since the last entry notes that it continues in “vol. H.” Hadley made regular entries on a variety of topics: politics; the births, marriages, illnesses, and deaths of neighbors and family; and especially changes in Quakerism. He often comments on who was present in meeting for worship and what was said. He clearly was hostile to the introduction of revival techniques into his meeting, yet showed little...
Dates: 1879-1883

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.

Dates: 1946-1997; Other: Date acquired: 11/16/2002

Logan W. Smith Papers

Identifier: FMS-85
Scope and Contents

The Smith Papers include a variety of documents, photographs, and materials, nearly all relating to Logan Smith's pastoral and missionary work. This collection documents his life and is typical of the activities of a Quaker pastor from the 1940s into the 1970s.

Dates: 1917-1976; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1995

Lorton Heusel Papers

 Collection — Box 8
Identifier: FMS-87
Scope and Contents

The Heusel Papers reflect Lorton Heusel's career, Quaker concerns and activities from the 1950s to the 1990s, including the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War, and theological differences among Friends. It contains correspondence, notes, sermons and funeral remarks, scrapbooks, and publications.

Dates: 1944-1999

Mabel Leigh Hunt Collection

Identifier: FMS-40
Scope and Contents

This collection consists largely of clippings and reminiscent material on Quaker life, especially in Indiana, that Hunt used in her writings. The collection also contains a few pre-1860 Quaker letters from Morgan and  Hamilton counties in Indiana.

Dates: 1844-1978

Nathaniel Carter Diary

Identifier: FMS-23
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a diary written by Nathanial Carter. Carter regularly reflects on his progress in religious life and reports on what happened in his meeting. He also is a typical farmer, giving close attention to the weather and the markets for crops. Finally, he chronicles his community, recording events in the lives of family and neighbors, especially births, deaths, and marriages. The Carter diary was a gift from the Rev. Floyd L. Cook of Indianapolis some time before 1975.

Dates: 1844-1849; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1970

North Carolina Manumission Society

Identifier: FRG-4
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of the minutes and records of the North Carolina Manumission Society.

Dates: Other: Add Date

Timothy Nicholson Papers

Identifier: FMS-12
Scope and Contents The Timothy Nicholson Papers document aspects of the career of one of the most influential Indiana Friends of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Consisting of correspondence, essays, printed materials, and a sound recording, the collection, although relatively small, is a rich resource for American Quaker history, especially for the period 1880-1900. Nicholson's correspondents between 1880 and 1900 included some of the most prominent Quakers in America, and his papers are a rich...
Dates: 1860-1922