L. Hollingsworth Wood papers, 1903-1953

Wood, L. Hollingsworth (Levi Hollingsworth), 1874-1956


81 boxes.
Correspondence, memoranda, minutes, reports, lists, press releases, transcripts, notes, photographs, clippings, drafts of articles and speeches, financial and legal papers, brochures, pamphlets and other printed items, account books and other papers. Primarily correspondence and other papers related to the many organizations Wood was involved with, including: American League to Limit Armaments, American Union Against Militarism, American Commission on Conditions in Ireland, Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, Booker Washington Institute of Liberia, Fisk University, Five Years Meeting, Friends Ambulance Unit, Friends World Conferences, Happy Grove School, Haverford College, International Rescue Committee, National Urban League, New York Colored Mission, Peace Association of Friends in America, Young Friends, etc.
Correspondents include Jane Addams, Joseph Allen Baker, Roger N. Baldwin, Ruth Standish Baldwin, Joshua L. Barton, W.E.B. Du Bois, James G. Douglas, John T. Emlen, George Edmund Haynes, Rufus M. Jones, Thomas Elsa Jones, Fayette A. McKenzie, Allen D. Hole, Norman Thomas, Oswald Garrison Villard, Booker T. Washington, Carter G. Woodson and many others.
L. Hollingsworth Wood, Quaker attorney, born at Mt. Kisco, N.Y., the son of James and Emily (Hollingsworth) Wood. His sister was Carolena Wood (1871-1936). Wood graduated from Haverford College (1896) and Columbia University Law School (1899). Wood worked actively in the areas of peace, civil rights, black and Quaker education. Founding member of American Civil Liberties Union and National Urban League. President of Urban League for 26 years. Trustee of Fisk University (1917-1956). Member of Haverford's Board of Managers for over forty years. Member of American Commission on Conditions in Ireland (1920-1923). Member of Board of International Rescue Committee, Wood served as chairman in the 1940s and 1950s. American correspondent to London Friend, clerk of New York Yearly Meeting (1926-1931).
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