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Research in Progress Mary Ellen Chijioke & Claire B. Shetter It is always nice to see continuity in scholarship. As if in response to the questions raised by the special issue of Quaker Religious Thought on Quaker narrative (see "Articles and Publications"), Barbara BoIz (827 W. 11th St., Bloomington, IN 47404), a Ph.D. candidate in English at Indiana University, is studying American Quaker women's journals from colonial days to the present. Several scholars are working on regional and local studies. David D. Hall (15 Windermere Ave., Arlington, MA), on the faculty at Harvard Divinity School, is examining seventeenth-century Quakerism in Maryland and Virginia. David Andrews (537 Gainsboro Rd., Drexel Hill, PA 19026) is studying Quakers in Chester, PA. Taking more specific time focus, Susan Small (117 Shisler Ave., Aldan, PA 19018) of St. Joseph's University Department of History, is studying Quakers in Delaware County during the American War ofIndependence. Ronald Mattson of Baltimore Monthly Meeting, Stony Run (5116 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21210) is doing research on Hicksite Friends in Nebraska prior to 1900. (He is also tracing the records of the Friends burial ground in Tortola.) R. Allen Smith (1829 Phelps Place NW, Washington, DC 20008) in doing his Ph.D. dissertation forthe Department ofHistory at American University on Quaker peace activism by Syracuse Quakers, especially Norman J. Whitney. He would appreciate hearing from anyone who has any manuscript material relating to Norman Whitney. There is only one entrant in the meeting history category this semester: T. Michael Miller (1305 Hancock Ave., Alexandria, VA 22301) is working on Alexandria Monthly Meeting. Thomas D. Hamm (Lilly Library, Earlham College, Richmond, IN 47374) is preparing a book on the history of the College as part of its sesqui-centennial celebrations in 1997. Carl A. Westerdahl (47 Euclid Avenue, Albany, NY 12203) ofRensselaer Polytechnic Institute is studying Quaker scholar Joseph Thomas and his role at Swarthmore for a photo history of RPI. Henry Wiencek (504 2nd St. NE, Charlottesville, VA 22902) is researching the Friends' Freedmen's Association and Freedmen's schools in Danville, Virginia and central North Carolina for a planned book on the Hairston families and Freed people of Virginia and North Carolina. Cliff Smith (74 Mill Plain Rd., Branford, CT 06405) is studying the Quaker involvement with western Indian tribes, especially the Lakota, and the effects of those involvements. R.G. Tiedemann, on the Faculty of the Department of History, School of Oriental and African Studies, University ofLondon, is using the papers ofThomas Hanbury and Quaker missionaries for his study of Western observations on the Research in Progress145 mid-nineteenth-century rebellions in China. Marilyn Nefsky and Alan Davies, examining the Canadian churches' attitudes and responses to National Socialism, the refugee crisis and the Jewish plight 1933^5, welcome material related to this topic. Write: Marilyn Nefsky, Religious Studies Dept., The University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada TlK 3M4. ...

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ISSN
1934-1504
Print ISSN
0033-5053
Pages
pp. 144-145
Launched on MUSE
2012-04-04
Open Access
No
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