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Archives & Manuscripts

Howard Institution (Philadelphia, Pa.)

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-045

Scope and Contents

The collection contains correspondence from 1942 to 1956, administrative papers, and printed reports and history.

Dates

  • 1857-1956

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

The Howard Institution was a Quaker women's charity founded in Philadelphia in 1853 to provide shelter to discharged female prisoners. Its scope was later broadened to assist more generally troubled women and girls. It ceased activity in 1956.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language

English

Overview

The Howard Institution was a Quaker women's charity founded in Philadelphia in 1853 to provide shelter to discharged female prisoners. Its scope was later broadened to assist more generally troubled women and girls. It ceased activity in 1956. The collection contains correspondence from 1942 to 1956, administrative papers, and printed reports and history.

Arrangement

The collection is organized into four series. The series are:
  1. Administrative and other papers
  2. Correspondence
  3. Publications
  4. Pictures
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Physical Location

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the Board of the Howard Institution, ca. 1956
Title
An Inventory of the Howard Institution (Philadelphia, Pa.) Records, 1857-1956
Author
FHL staff
Date
2001
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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