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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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  • GOOD NEIGHBOR COMMITTEE ON THE ÚMIGRÚ AND THE COMMUNITY
  • GUILFORD COLLEGE (GUILFORD, N.C.)

GOOD NEIGHBOR COMMITTEE ON THE ÚMIGRÚ AND THE COMMUNITY (Box 38)

I. GOOD NEIGHBOR COMMITTEE ... - Correspondence, minutes, reports, etc., 1939. [1 folder in Box 38]

Notes on contents: letters, reports, printed material, minutes.

Wood was a member of this committee, which had as its honorary chairman, Eleanor Roosevelt. Includes material on the "New York City Conference on the ÚmigrÙ and the Community" held in May 1939. Correspondents include Bart Andress (Executive Director of the committee) and others.

GUILFORD COLLEGE (GUILFORD, N.C.) (Boxes 38-39)

Background: Wood was named to the New York branch of the "Committee in Support of Guilford College" as part of the Quaker college's centennial endowment campaign. Almost all of the correspondence in these folders is concerned with various aspects of fund-raising for Guilford: how to conduct the campaign (whether to hire a professional fund-raising company or try and do it cheaper themselves), how to approach the Biddle and Duke families for contributions, etc.

I. GUILFORD COLLEGE - "Correspondence with North Carolina committee," 1930-1935. [1 folder in Box 38]

Notes on contents: letters, clippings, essays.

Discusses failure of Commercial National Bank of High Point (which held Guilford's endowment fund) and death of bank's president and member of college's Board of Trustees, J. Elwood Cox; death of Guilford's President emeritus, Dr. Lewis Lyndon Hobbs. Correspondents include Raymond Binford, L. L. Hobbs, Edgar T. Hole and others.

II. GUILFORD COLLEGE - "Correspondence with North Carolina committee," Raymond M. Binford, 1930-1931. [1 folder in Box 38]

Notes on contents: letters.

Letters between Wood and Binford, President of Guilford, chiefly discussing how the endowment campaign should be conducted. Wood is on the New York committee which is trying to get contributions from New York and Philadelphia Friends.

III. GUILFORD COLLEGE - "Correspondence with North Carolina committee," Dudley D. Carroll, 1930-1932. [1 folder in Box 38

Notes on contents: letters.

Letters between Wood and Carroll (Dean of School of Commerce at U. of N.C., Chapel Hill and chair of Trustees Committee of the Guilford Centennial Endowment campaign) discussing the campaign.

IV. GUILFORD COLLEGE - "Correspondence with North Carolina committee," J. Elwood Cox, 1930-1931. [1 folder in Box 38]

Notes on contents: letters.

Letters between Wood and Cox (President of the Commercial National Bank of High Point, N.C. and member of Guilford Board of Trustees) discussing endowment campaign.

V. GUILFORD COLLEGE - "Correspondence with North Carolina committee," Edgar T. Hole, 1930-1932. [1 folder in Box 38]

Notes on contents: letters, clipping and essay "Historical Sketch" by L. L. Hobbs.

Chiefly letters between Wood and Hole (Financial Secretary of Guilford) discussing endowment campaign.

VI. GUILFORD COLLEGE - "Correspondence with New York committee," 1930-1933. [1 folder in Box 38]

Notes on contents: letters.

Letters chiefly discussing fund-raising campaign, including how to ask Biddle and Duke families for a contribution. Correspondents include George Gordon Battle, Edgar T. Hole, Herbert Petty and others.

VII. GUILFORD COLLEGE - "Miscellaneous correspondence," 1930-1937. [3 folders in Box 39]

Notes on contents: letters, notes, memorandum, clipping, printed brochures, map.

Chiefly discusses fund-raising campaign. Correspondents include Alfred Busselle, L. L. Hobbs, Henry Goddard Leach, J. Hoge Ricks and others.

  1. Misc. correspondence, 1930.
  2. Misc. correspondence, 1931.
  3. Misc. correspondence, 1932-1937.

VIII. GUILFORD COLLEGE - "Direct personal appeals to individuals," 1930-1938. [1 folder in Box 39]

Notes on contents: letters, lists, essay on value of small colleges by A. W. Blair.

Primarily Wood's letters appealing for contributions filed with replies from prospective donors.


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