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Institute for Colored Youth (Philadelphia, Pa.)

 Organization

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Joseph S. Elkinton collection

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-1220
Overview A collection of various materials including papers of Nathaniel Peabody Rogers (1794-1846), a writer on antislavery topics, and miscellaneous Quaker documents, as well as some relating to the Institute for Colored Youth (now Cheyney University).

Richard Humphreys Foundation Records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-059
Overview The Richard Humphreys Foundation was created as the result of a bequest of Richard Humphreys (1750-1832), a Philadelphia Quaker who left funds for the establishment of a school for blacks in Philadelphia. The school was founded as the Institute for Colored Youth. A group of Quakers, known first as the Association and after 1842 as the Corporation, oversaw the Institute. Actual management was performed by a board of managers who reported to the Corporation. The Corporation was successively known...

George Vaux Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-238
Overview The Vaux family was a prominent Philadelphia Quaker family active in a number of charitable concerns, particularly as relate to the education of African-Americans. This collection includes papers from three George Vauxes: 1832-1915, 1863-1927, and 1908-1996, spanning a little over a century from the 1890s to the 1990s. There are administrative documents from the Institute of Colored Youth (later known as the Richard Humphreys Foundation), FriendsÂ’ FreedmenÂ’s Association, and the Emlen...