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"Education of the Freedmen By Philadelphia and Baltimore Quakers During the Civil War and Reconstruction Period"

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-094
This collection is comprised of the single volume manuscript of Frank O. Wargny's 1947 M.A. thesis at John Hopkins University, entitled, "Education of the Freedmen by Baltimore Quakers during the Civil War and Reconstruction Period." The manuscript describes the efforts of Philadelphia and Baltimore area Quakers to provide education to freed slaves during and after the Civil War. It provides a brief history of Philadelphia area Quakers' abolition efforts prior to the Civil War, including the work of Benezet and Woolman, but the majority of the manuscript focuses on the years during the Civil War and Reconstruction. The volume includes the following chapters: Preliminaries, Efforts of Philadelphia Orthodox Friends, Efforts of Philadelphia Hicksite Friends, The Baltimore Association for the moral and educational Improvement of the Colored People, and Teaching the Freedmen.

Dates

  • 1947

Creator

Use Restrictions

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

Extent

0.06 Linear Feet

Biographical note

Frank O. Wargny (1917-2009) was born in Punxsutaweny, Pa., August 27, 1917, the son of Oscar and Anna Wargny. He received his B.A. in education from Glassboro State College (now Rowan University), an M.A. from Johns Hopkins University, and a Ph.D. in education from the University of Maryland. He was the principal of Taneytown Elementary School from 1953, until he retired in 1977. He married Florence Golding Wargny (1916-2008), and the couple had two children: Nancy and Patricia. Frank O. Wargny died May 20, 2009 in Taneytown, Md.

Acquisition

"Education of the Freedmen By Philadelphia and Baltimore Quakers During the Civil War and Reconstruction Period," was donated to Quaker & Special Collections, Haverford College, by Frank O. Wargny.

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed October 2015.
Title
"Education of the Freedmen By Philadelphia and Baltimore Quakers During the Civil War and Reconstruction Period," 1947
Author
Kara Flynn
Date
October 2015
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

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