Gilbert Bowles arrived in Japan in 1901, where he taught English at a Friends school. He was a founder of the Japan Peace Society. The Bowles moved to Hawaii in 1941, where they worked at Japanese internment camps. Materials related to post-World War II Licensed Agencies for Relief in Asia, specifically in the Philippines and Korea, are also included.
William and Catherine Cadbury spent most of their lives in China serving as missionaries, with William serving as a medical missionary beginning in 1909. Included in the collection are diaries of both William (1893-1958) and Catherine (1932-1967). Also included are numerous photos William took both during his time in China as well as while travelling to other Asian countries and to Europe.
Douglas Borgstedt (1911-2001) was an editorial cartoonist whose work appeared in numerous newspapers and magazines such as The New Yorker. His cartoons cover many of the political themes of the time, both domestic and international; topics include apartheid, communism, Iran, Northern Ireland, the Middle East, Vietnam, the U.S.S.R., and China.
Rich was the public relations director and relief administrator for the American Friends Service Committee in the 1930s and 1940s. In this capacity, he travelled to Spain in 1937 and India and China in 1943. The collection includes diaries from both trips.
Belulah Hurley Waring did relief work in Europe after World War I, including in France, Germany, Austria, Poland, and Russia.
Alston Waring was a photographer. His photo albums include images of the Middle East, Egypt, Europe (both Eastern and Western), Central America, China, and India.
This volume is composed of photographs from the Friends' Mission in Tokyo, Japan. Included are photographs of the Friends' Girls' school, teacher's residences, teachers and students, views of Tokyo, classes of Sunday school children, and classes of calisthenics, flower arrangement, Koto (traditional Japanese instrument). One photograph of missionaries is labeled with the following names: G. Bowles, A.G. Lewis, I.E. Taber, William T. Ellis, and S. Ellis.