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Ankeny, Harlow



  • Existence: 1928 September 22; 1962; 1980-1999

biographical statement

Harlow Ankeny is an alumnae of George Fox College. He was a member of the Four Flats Quartet, as well as the voice of the "Quaker Hour" radio program. He began attending Newberg Friends Church in 1955. In 1956, he, along with the other members of the Four Flats, joined with World Vision to serve on missions trips in the Philippines and in the United States. He was a member of Newberg Friends for one year before moving to Azusa, California to pursue ministry. In 1962 Ankeny transitioned from his role at Azusa Friends Church and began working as publisher for Barclay Press, which is part of the Publications Board of the Oregon Yearly Meeting. He and his wife Gertrude returned as members of Newberg Friends Church, where they remained until 1982 when they moved to Netarts Friends Church. His ministry spanned nearly 47 years and he was greatly involved with Twin Rocks Friends Camp, where he and his wife Gertrude served for 14 1/2 years, retiring from his job as Executive Director in 1994.

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Advancement and Donor Relations Records

 Unprocessed Material — item: 2015.35
Identifier: 2015-35
Dates: 1914 - 2010; Majority of material found within 1970 - 2000

NWYM Executive Council and Board records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: NWYM-01-14

Minutes, budgets, and correspondence from the Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends from 1974-1979.

Dates: 1974-1979

The Four Flats records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-59

Collection of the Four Flats Quartet including travel information and scrapbooks.

Dates: 1947-2005

The Four Flats records

 Unprocessed Material — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Legacy.793

The Four Flats Reunion DVD

 Unprocessed Material — item: 2014.05
Identifier: 2014.05
Dates: January 3, 1984; Majority of material found in 1984 - 1984

Additional filters:

Unprocessed Material 5
Collection 2
Alumnae and alumni 3
Music 3
Performing Arts 3
Missionaries 2
Scrapbooks 2