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Friends Sesqui-Centennial Commission

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-037
The collection contains a minute book containing committee and treasurer's reports, registration books, printed material and other records.

Dates

  • 1925-1926

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.

Extent

0.42 Linear Feet (1 box)

Overview

The Friends Sesqui-Centennial Commission was an organization involved with coordinating Quaker activities relating to the sesquicentennial celebration of the American Revolution in 1926 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The collection contains a minute book containing committee and treasurer's reports, registration books, printed material and other records.

Biographical / Historical

The commission was organized “to carry our Quaker participation in the Sesqui-Centennial from 6/1/26 to 11/30/26, and undertake matters pertaining to the Sesqui-Centennial during the summer of 1926 in Philadelphia and vicinity.” It arose from a meeting held at Fourth and Arch Street Meeting House on 10th month 8, 1925, called by Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting, Arch Street. Friends of both Hicksite and Orthodox branches were invited to form the Friends Sesqui-Centennial Commission. Officers were Charles F. Jenkins, Chairman, and Howard W. Elkinton, Secretary.

Arrangement

The collection is organized into 2 series. The series are:
  1. Minutes
  2. Registration Books
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Physical Location

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the Estate of Wilbur Thomas, 1957
Title
An Inventory of the Friends Sesqui-Centennial Commission Records, 1925-1926
Author
FHL staff
Date
2000
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English
Sponsor
Encoding made possible by a grant by the Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation to the Philadelphia Consortium of Special Collections Libraries

Revision Statements

  • 2016: This electronic finding aid was updated in Summer 2016 by Abdulrezak Kemal in preparation for importing into ArchivesSpace, to conform to current markup standards and the ArchivesSpace data model.

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