Quakers, Mennonites, and the Church of the Brethren

Carpenter Hall, on the Earlam College Campus
Carpenter Hall, on the Earlam College Campus (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Today whilst, reviewing my ‘multi-days’ old news feeds, I came across an interesting article with new ‘to me’ information and links. The article mentioned and provided a link to the Friends Collection and Earlham College Archives.  The Friends Collection at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana includes the college’s books and periodicals on Quakerism, manuscripts related to Friends, and Earlham College historical materials.

As good fortune would have it, the first page I selected on their website provided the following list of additional links. These links go beyond Quaker information to include information regarding Mennonites and Church of the Brethren. I have added all these links to the ManyRoads Links Library and have incorporated them to our Mennonite-Amish-Quaker Search Engine as well.


Collections from materials held by the Friends Collections & College Archives

  • Earlham Digital Archives: Earlham Digital Archives is a collaboration between students, librarians and archivists to create an online collection of digitized photographs from the Earlham College Archives. Contains over 500 selected images from the Earlham Archives.
  • Plowshares Digital Archive for Peace Studies: Primary documents covering the social justice efforts of Earlham College, Goshen College, and Manchester College, as well as their affiliated historic peace churches (Quakers, Mennonites, and the Church of the Brethren) from the 1700s to the present.
  • Earlham Exhibits: Earlham Exhibits. Includes Esther Griffin White Exhibit and Josiah Parker Papers.
  • Esther Griffin White Collection: Journalist, politician, Richmondite, Quaker, arts-advocate—these few words barely scrape the surface of Esther Griffin White’s rich life. Notably, Esther was the first female in Indiana whose name appeared on an official election ballot. Additionally, she published The Little Paper, which was a newspaper entirely of her own production. Her opinionated writing style, along with her support for the rights of women, African Americans, and teachers led some to criticize Esther throughout her journalistic career. A Ford/Knight Project.
  • Josiah Parker Papers: A Digital Exhibit: Correspondence, account books, and business papers of Josiah Parker, a leading Quaker from North Carolina. Describes Quaker life in North Carolina, Quaker migration from North Carolina to Ohio and Indiana, and anti-slavery activities.
  • Bethany Theological Seminary’s Special Collections: Selected high-quality images of title pages and other pages of interest chosen from parts of Bethany Theological Seminary’s Special Collections, including numerous samples of beautifully hand-illustrated woodcuts.
  • Pennington Research Association Archives: Archival documents by and about the Pennington Family.

As a by-product of writing this posting, I also uncovered the following sites/ links: