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Haverford College
Quaker and Special Collections
L. Hollingsworth Wood Papers, 1903-1953

Ms. Coll. 1175
(81 boxes)

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  • THE CENTRAL BUREAU OF COLORED FRESH AIR AGENCIES
  • COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY CLUB - ENTERTAINMENT COMMITTEE
  • COMMERCIAL USE OF "QUAKER"

THE CENTRAL BUREAU OF COLORED FRESH AIR AGENCIES (Box 13)

Background: in January and April 1910 conferences were held of representatives of "Convalescent and Fresh Air Agencies for Colored People" in order to aid co-operation between agencies. Two committees were formed - 1) "Committee for Convalescent Care of Colored People in New York" and 2) "Committee for Providing Fresh Air Facilities." This second committee became "The Central Bureau of Colored Fresh Air Agencies" with Wood as chairman. Its work was to co-ordinate work of agencies, act as a clearinghouse and collect information.

I. CENTRAL BUREAU OF COLORED FRESH AIR AGENCIES - Correspondence, 1909-1915. [4 folders in Box 13]

Notes on contents: letters, notes, clipping, pamphlet "Annual report of St. David's Fresh Air Home - Summer of 1909."

Letters discuss financial contributions for conference, planning of conferences. Correspondents include Eveline Dickinson, Helena Titus Emerson, A. R. Schorer (The Charity Organization Society - Bureau of Advice and Information). [Wood's original folder title "Negro Co-operation."]

  1. Correspondence, Nov. 1909 - Feb. 1910.
  2. Correspondence, March - July 1910.
  3. Correspondence, Aug. - Dec. 1910.
  4. Correspondence, Jan. - Aug. 1911; June 1912; July, Oct. 1915.

II. CENTRAL BUREAU OF COLORED FRESH AIR AGENCIES - Minutes of conferences, 1910-1911. [1 folder in Box 13]

Notes on contents: minutes, also several reports, notes, also Wood's handwritten notes on Conference of Jan. 18, 1910.

III. CENTRAL BUREAU OF COLORED FRESH AIR AGENCIES - Reports, 1909-1910. [1 folder in Box 13]

Notes on contents: reports, includes printed "Fourth annual report of the Negro Fresh Air Committee - Summer of 1909, New York City"; typed "Report of the Central Bureau of Fresh Air Work for the Colored People during the summer of 1910" and "Report of Fresh Air and Convalescent Homes visited in Summer of 1910" [Dr. Dickenson's report], handwritten draft of report by Wood.

IV. CENTRAL BUREAU OF COLORED FRESH AIR AGENCIES - Receipts, unpaid bills, 1910-1911. [1 folder in Box 13]

Notes on contents: receipts, bills, etc. for office supplies, salaries, etc.

V. CENTRAL BUREAU OF COLORED FRESH AIR AGENCIES - Registration cards, 1910. [1 packet in Box 13]

Notes on contents: cards used to collect information about other agencies, with blanks for name, organization, whether organization would like to join federation and/or help in work, etc. With card of George Edmund Haynes.

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY CLUB - ENTERTAINMENT COMMITTEE (Box 13)

I. COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY CLUB - ENTERTAINMENT COMMITTEE - Correspondence, brochures, etc. 1912-1915. [1 folder in Box 13]

Notes on contents: folder is divided by Wood into three sections - "Correspondence," "Statement and memoranda, pamphlets" and "Re: Columbia Club." Folder includes letters (1912-1914), notes, promotional pamphlets and brochures of various entertainers and speakers, list (of members of Columbia class of 1899?).

COMMERCIAL USE OF "QUAKER" (Box 14)

I. COMMERCIAL USE OF "QUAKER" - Correspondence, 1912-1919. [3 folders in Box 14]

Notes on contents: letters, photograph (of "Old Quaker Whiskey" sign with Nov. 29, 1914 letter of B. H. Doane).

Letters chiefly discuss work of Wood and other concerned Friends to pass legislation restricting use of "Quaker" and other names of religious denominations in advertising. Correspondents include Edward M. Angell, Benjamin H. Doane, S. E. Nicholson, several legal representatives of the Quaker Oats Company, various government and elected officials of New York State and others.

II. COMMERCIAL USE OF "QUAKER" - Congressional hearings, 1913-1914. [1 folder in Box 14]

Notes on contents: letter, draft of article "The Name 'Quaker' in Trade," draft of an amendment to trademarks statutes, published "Hearings" before various Congressional committees regarding the use of name of religious organizations (1914), U.S. Senate Bills, illustrated examples from U.S. Patent Office showing use of "Quaker" in trade-marks and other related papers.

III. COMMERCIAL USE OF "QUAKER" - Clippings, memoranda, N.Y. Senate Bills, 1913. [1 folder in Box 14]

Notes on contents: Folder divided by Wood into three sections - "Clippings," "Memoranda" and "Senate Bills, etc." Also includes handwritten drafts of legislation


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