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Archives & Manuscripts

Friends Housing, Inc., Records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-030

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the records from 1966-1975 of Friends Housing, Inc., a non-profit Quaker organization founded in 1966 to aid in the rehabilitation of low income housing in the Mantua section of Philadelphia, Pa. The records include minutes and reports, correspondence, and related papers.

Dates

  • 1966-1975

Creator

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Collection is open for research.

Copyright and Rights Information

Copyright has not been assigned to Friends Historical Library All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in to the Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf Friends Historical Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by reader.

Biographical / Historical

Friends Housing, Inc., was formed as an independent non-profit corporation in 1966 in response to a petition signed by 100 residents of the Mantua neighborhood in Philadelphia and the concern of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, Social Concerns Committee. The Corporation was primarily involved in fund-raising for the rehabilitation of vacant and vandalized properties for low income families. David S. Richie, a Quaker who organized the Weekend Workcamp program of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, served as president of the board of directors. The Board included representatives from the community and members of the Mantua Belmont Joint Committee of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language

English

Overview

This collection contains the records, 1966-1975, of Friends Housing, Inc., a non-profit Quaker organization founded in 1966 to aid in the rehabilitation of low income housing in the Mantua section of Philadelphia, Pa. The records include minutes and reports, correspondence, and related papers.

Arrangement

The collection is organized into three series. The series are:
  1. Minutes and reports
  2. Correspondence
  3. Miscellaneous papers
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Physical Location

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (Meeting for Social Concerns), 1985

Gift of Mary Frances James, 1987

Related Materials

RG2 Meeting for Social Concerns. Friends Mantua Belmont Joint Committee (Workcamps).

Creator

Title
An Inventory of the Friends Housing, Inc., Records, 1966-1975
Author
FHL staff
Date
2000
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English
Sponsor
Encoding made possible by a grant by the Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation to the Philadelphia Consortium of Special Collections Libraries

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