Douglas Steere helped to organize Quaker relief efforts in Finland, Norway and Poland after World War II, and throughout the 1940s to 1960s the Steeres traveled under the auspices of the American Friends Service Committee to oversee relief work around the world.
Katharine and Howard Ekington worked with the AFSC in Germany in 1938-1940 at the Berlin office. They helped a number of Jewish women to resettle in Australia.
Theodora and Thomas Waring went to Finland in 1947 to do relief work there; they worked with refugees and built houses.
Gilbert MacMaster (1869-1967), a Quaker, went to Germany in 1919 under the aegis of the American Friends Service Committee to work in child feeding. In 1925, he arranged the first peace conference between Poland and Germany, again under the auspices of the A.F.S.C. During the 1930s, MacMaster was active on behalf of Germans in prison and Jews in concentration camps. In 1946, he organized sending food parcels to Germany for Quakers and others.
Wood was a member of the International Rescue Committee in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Materials in this section include a “resettlement campaign for exiled professionals” and other attempts to resettle people from communist countries.
Single volume scrapbook of Josiah P. Marvel, which includes Nazi documents, such as certificates and letters, from Marvel's time in occupied France during the summer of 1940 while working with American Friends Service Committee.
Howard Brinton was the representative of the American Friends Service Committee in Japan from 1952-1954. Anna Cox Brinton was appointed the AFSC Commissioner for Asia in 1948. The Brintons lived in Japan during the early 1950s.
Esther Rhoads was the head of the Friends Girls' School in Tokyo for more than fifty years and worked with the Licensed Agencies for Relief in Asia. Included in the collection are many letters on Japanese education, relief efforts after World War II, and information on Quakerism in Japan.
This collection is comprised of the papers of Herbert Nicholson. It includes sections of a manuscript, possibly "Valiant Odyssey: Herbert Nicholson in and out of America's concentration camps," letters to Herbert Nicholson from individuals he met in Japan, some thanking him for his efforts to aid Japanese-Americans in the U.S. after World War II began.
This collection is comprised of the single volume memoir by George L. Townsend, entitled "Service of the War Relocation Authority." The manuscript describes Townsend's recruitment by and work with the War Relocation Authority, a civilian agency established to provide care and services for Japanese Americans moved to Army Relocation Centers.