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"Members of the Prison Society: Biographical Vignettes"

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-102

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of the two volume manuscript by Peter P. and Elizabeth W. Jonitis, entitled "Memoirs of the Prison Society: Biographical Vignettes of the Managers of the Philadelphia Society for Assisting Distressed Prisoners and the Members of the Philadelphia Society for Alleviating the Miseries of Public Prisons, 1787-1830." The biographical sketches were compiled in order to determine how many of the 344 members of the organizations were Quakers, so as to study Quaker contributions to early prison reform in the United States.

Dates

  • 1982

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical Note

Peter Paul Jonitis (1913-2007) was born on April 23, 1913, in West Fitchburg, Massachusetts. He married Elizabeth Wright, and the couple had two children, Karen and Peter Paul Jr. He died on June 9, 2007, in Lewiston, Maine.

Elizabeth Wright (1921-2009) was born January 6, 1921, in West Chester, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Clark Brick Wright and Elizabeth T. Kirk. She attended Earlham College, and completed her bachelor's at the University of Pennsylvania. She later earned her master's in Special Education from Temple University. She married Peter Paul Jonitis, and the couple had two children, Karen and Peter Paul Jr. She died on December 20, 2009, in Troy, Michigan.

Extent

0.33 Linear Feet (2 volumes)

Language

English

Overview

This collection is comprised of the two volume manuscript by Peter P. and Elizabeth W. Jonitis, entitled "Memoirs of the Prison Society: Biographical Vignettes of the Managers of the Philadelphia Society for Assisting Distressed Prisoners and the Members of the Philadelphia Society for Alleviating the Miseries of Public Prisons, 1787-1830." The biographical sketches were compiled in order to determine how many of the 344 members of the organizations were Quakers, so as to study Quaker contributions to early prison reform in the United States.

Acquisition

Unknown.

Related Materials

HC.MC.1174 Douglas V. Steere and Dorothy M. Steere papers

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed October, 2015.
Title
"Members of the Prison Society: Biographical Vignettes," 1982
Author
Kara Flynn
Date
October, 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

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