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Weller, Charles Frederick, 1870-1957



  • Existence: 1870 - 1957


Charles Frederick Weller was born on August 19, 1870, in Chicago, Illinois. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a BS in 1894. One of his first positions was as director of the Chicago Bureau of Charities. Weller and his wife Eugenia were leaders in the recreation movement in Washington, DC, establishing the first playground there. They also established a variety of organized charities, including the Englewood and West Side districts of the Chicago Bureau of Charities. In addition, Weller was director of the National Council of Boy Scouts and in 1941, founded the World Fellowship Center with his wife in Albany, NH. In 1952, he handed over the reigns of the Center to Willard and Ola Uphaus. He died on May 18, 1957.

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Charles F. Weller papers

Identifier: MS-1295
Date(s): 1895-1957; 2004; 2014
Abstract Charles F. Weller (1870-1957), social worker, humanitarian and activist. The collection contains correspondence, writings, printed material, photographs and records related to his personal life, his numerous writings and his founding and leadership of the World Fellowship of Faiths Center in New Hampshire. Scrapbook pages chronicling Weller's career with the Playground and Recreations Association, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, League of Neighbors and World Fellowship of Faiths are also...
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