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Bliss Forbush Meetinghouse Photographs Album, 1930 - 1961

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-PA-031

Scope and Contents

This collection is arranged in a single album, which consists of black and white photographs, mostly of the exteriors of meeting houses. These meeting houses include: Media; Providence; Newtown Square; Radnor; Haverford; Merion; Darby; Chester; Springfield; Middletown; Concord; Chichester; Willistown; Landsdowne; Swarthmore; Old Kennett; Old New Garden; Centre; London Grove; London Britain; New Garden; Birmingham; Marlborough; Malorne [?]; Whiteland; West Chester; West Grove; New West Grove; Old Birmingham; Bradford; Kennett Square; Romansville; East Caln; Unionville; Goshen; Birmingham; Fallowfield; East Sadsberry; Christiana; Old Sadsbury; Sadsbury; Oxford;' Uwchlan; Downingtown; various unidentified.

Dates

  • 1930 - 1961

Creator

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

This collection is available for research use.

Biographical / Historical

Bliss Forbush (1896-1987), Quaker educator, administrator, and author, served as the Headmaster of Baltimore Friends School, Chairman of Friends General Conference, and Executive Secretary of Baltimore Monthly Meeting. He was born in 1896, the son of William B. and Maud Forbush. He married E. La Verne Hill in 1915 and died in 1987. Bliss Forbush served as a member of the American Section of the World Council of Churches, 1941-1951, representing Friends General Conference and as a delegate to the first Assembly of the World Council of Churches in 1948.

Extent

.31 Cubic Feet (1 box, stored with PA-034 and PA-036)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Bliss Forbush, 1968.

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