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Institution: Haverford College
Creator: Knudsen-Hoffman, Gene, 1919-
Title: Gene Knudsen-Hoffman papers.
Extent: 8.3 linear feet
Language: Materials in English.
Biographical or Historical Note: Gene Knudsen-Hoffman is a Quaker peace activist and a pioneer in the Compassionate Listening movement. As a member of the Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR), she traveled dozens of times to the Middle East and the former Soviet Union during the 1980s and 1990s to do reconciliation work. She has met with and listened to Palestinians and Israelis, and published articles, books, and pamphlets about her experiences, including Pieces of the Mideast Puzzle (1991) and No Royal Road to Reconciliation (1995). She has published over a hundred articles as well as books, poems and pamphlets and given many workshops and talks about peacemaking.
Scope and Content Note: This is a collection of the papers of G.K. Hoffman. Materials include: published books, articles, and poems by Hoffman; articles by others on peace activism and compassionate listening; records of peace and non-violence programs and workshops, including Fellowship of Reconciliation, the U.S./Soviet Art Exchange, and the Rural Southern Voice Project; Hoffman's Masters thesis; clippings, magazines, and newsletters; and slides and photos from rallies and trips to the Soviet Union.
Personal and Corporate Names: Fellowship of Reconciliation (U.S.) /
Subjects: Listening--Religious aspects--Society of Friends. / Peace--Religious aspects--Society of Friends. / Women pacifists. /
Genres: Photographs. / Slides (Photographs) /
Themes: Alternative viewpoints /
The collection is open for research. Please contact Diana Franzusoff Peterson, Manuscripts Librarian & College Archivist, firstname.lastname@example.org, with questions or to access the collection.
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The survey projects that produced these collection records were funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.