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Friends Freedmen's Association records

Identifier: HC.MC-950-075

Scope and Content note

This collection is comprised of the single volume account book and single volume account book of the Friends Freedman's Association.


  • 1862-1867


Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17).

Historical note

Friends' Freedmen's Association was an organization of Philadelphia Quakers founded in 1863 as Friends' Association of Philadelphia and Its Vicinity, for the Relief of Colored Freemen. Its purpose was to provide relief and education to freed slaves during and after the Civil War. The name was changed circa 1873. From 1947-1955 the Association supported black students in schools and summer work camps. From 1955-1970 the income from investments was used to provide grants for scholarship to needy black students. From 1970 income and principal was distributed yearly primarily among Bryn Mawr, Earlham, Guilford, and Haverford Colleges. In January 1982 the Association was dissolved. The funds were distributed among the four colleges named above to be used as aid to black students as the J. Henry Scattergood Scholarship Fund.

Source: An Inventory of the Friends Freedmen's Association Records, Friends Historical Library, Swarthmore College


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Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed February 2016.
Friends Freedman's Association, 1862-1867
Kara Flynn
February 2016
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