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Library as Metaphor

A 180鈥恲ear鈥恛ld Quaker library begins a new chapter.

Gwen Gosney Erickson is the Friends Historical Collection librarian and college archivist at Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C., where she is a member of Hege Library鈥檚 leadership team. She is a member of Greensboro鈥檚 Friendship Meeting and currently serves as clerk of North Carolina Yearly Meeting (Conservative). She lives in Greensboro.

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Book Reviews: May 2012

Peace on Earth: Poems and Prayers for Peace By Sophie Piper. Illustrated by Giuliano Ferri. Lion UK, 2011. 48 pages. $9.99/Hardcover. [鈥

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The Silent Spaces That Speak Volumes

An introduction to the November issue.

Gabriel Ehri is executive director of Friends Journal:聽[email protected]

Posted in: Among Friends, Quaker Libraries
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Remember the Ladies: Celebrating Those Who Fought for Freedom at the Ballot Box

By Angela P. Dodson. Center Street, 2017. 448 pages. $26/hardcover; $15.99/paperback; $9.99/eBook. The upcoming 2020 centennial of women鈥檚 suffrage in [鈥

Gwen Gosney Erickson is the Quaker librarian and college archivist for the Quaker Archives (formerly known as the Friends Historical Collection) at Guilford College and a member of Friendship Meeting in Greensboro, N.C.

Posted in: June/July 2019 Books, June/July 2019: Food Choices, Quaker Book Reviews
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Roses and Radicals: The Epic Story of How American Women Won the Right to Vote

By Susan Zimet with Todd Hasak鈥怢owy. Viking, 2018. 168 pages. $19.99/hardcover; $10.99/eBook. Recommended for ages 10 and up. An accessible [鈥

Gwen Gosney Erickson is a librarian and archivist at Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C.

Posted in: December 2018 Books: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews, Quakers and Christianity
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A Gathering of Spirits: The Friends General Conferences 1896鈥1950

By Douglas Gwyn. QuakerPress of FGC, 2018. 316 pages. $20/paperback. Doug Gwyn is the ideal writer to tackle this project. [鈥

Gwen Gosney Erickson is the Friends Historical Collection librarian and archivist at Guilford College and a member of Friendship Meeting in Greensboro, N.C.

Posted in: Books That Have Changed Us, November 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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A Civil Life in an Uncivil Time: Julia Wilbur鈥檚 Struggle for Purpose

By Paula Tarnapol Whitacre. Potomac Books, 2017. 320 pages. $32.95/hardcover or eBook. The story of Julia Wilbur鈥檚 life and work [鈥

Gwen Gosney Erickson is the Friends Historical Collection librarian and archivist at Guilford College and a member of Friendship Meeting in Greensboro, N.C.

Posted in: August 2018 Books, Going Viral with Quakerism, Quaker Book Reviews
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Mary and William Dyer: Quaker Light and Puritan Ambition in Early New England

By Johan Winsser. Self鈥恜ublished, 2017. 345 pages (includes appendix and extensive notes). $24.95/paperback; $9.99/eBook. Mary Dyer鈥檚 story as a Quaker [鈥

Gwen Gosney Erickson lives in Greensboro, N.C., where she is employed as the Quaker librarian and college archivist at Guilford College. She currently serves as clerk of North Carolina Yearly Meeting (Conservative). Her first encounters with Mary Dyer were as a six-year-old sitting on the statue at Earlham College.

Posted in: Creativity and the Arts, June/July 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Alice Paul and the Fight for Women鈥檚 Rights

FJ Review: 鈥淒eborah Kops provides an accessible and engaging telling of the life of Alice Paul (1885鈥1977) and the women鈥檚 rights [鈥

Gwen Gosney Erickson is a librarian and archivist at Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C.

Posted in: Conflict and Controversy, December 2017 Books: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews
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Escaping the Dusty Bookcase

Queries for Friends to consider as they discern how to maintain a meeting library.

Gwen Gosney Erickson is the Friends Historical Collection Librarian and College Archivist at Guilford College where she is a member of Hege Library鈥檚 leadership team. She is a member of Friendship Meeting and currently serves as clerk of North Carolina Yearly Meeting (Conservative). She lives in Greensboro, N.C.

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