Includes two diaries kept by James Babbitt from 1917 to 1919 which describe the work of emergency relief in France beginning with the departure of Dr. Babbitt and 54 men from Haverford College in August 1917 and through the establishment and operation of a hospital in France; weekly hospital reports from August 1918; and photographs.
Scrapbooks of James A. Babbitt, including a photo album of the Quaker relief effort organized by the American Friends Service Committee in France during World War I and a scrapbook of clippings related to Babbitt's work with the AFSC. (975 A)
Haines's papers, mostly letters to his family, cover his time working for the Reconstruction Unit of the American Friends Service Committee, including building and repairing houses and schools and assisting locals during and after World War I in both France and Germany.
The society had two main foci: The House of Industry, where women were employed to sew and weave and Friends House for Older People, established to provide work and a social gathering for elderly members of the community.
The Germantown Employment Society for Women originated out of a concern felt by a group of Quaker women associated with Germantown Monthly Meeting to aid women with little or no income and no way of earning money outside the home.
According to an article of its constitution, the objects of the New York Colored Mission were the “religious, moral and social elevation of the colored people.” Programs to this end were classes in cooking, sewing, carpentry, bible instruction also a lodging house, employment agency, district nurse and the Fresh Air program, which gave black women and children a chance to spend some time in the country.