The Peace Association of Friends in America was formed in 1867 by the New York, Baltimore, Ohio, Indiana, Western, and Iowa Yearly Meetings. The association eventually incorporated in Indiana in 1894. This Quaker organization was active in many aspects of the peace movement. It's major project was The Messenger of Peace, which began publication in 1870.
The Peace Association was instrumental in helping avert a war with Mexico in 1914. It also lent aid to fellow Quakers in England who were attempting to give support to distressed Germans, Austrians, and Hungarians in that country. Other activities included sponsorship of peace contests in high schools and colleges. This collection includes correspondence, reports, speeches, articles, and peace literature.
These documents are ideal for investigating the interworkings of Friends operations in America and the influence of Quakers on peace organizations.
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