The collection contains 76 audio cassettes and some transcripts.
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Collection is open for research.
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Biographical / Historical
Audio cassettes and some transcripts of interviews with 55 Quakers, chiefly born in Chester County between 1889-1910. Interviews contain largely autobiographical data, as well as information about Quaker life in general, recollections of Chester County, and descriptions of farm life and histories of Friends meetings in Chester County. The project was conducted by the Chester County Library District, funded by Chester County Manpower Programs and the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.
Audio cassettes and some transcripts of interviews with 55 Quakers, chiefly born in Chester County between 1889-1910. Interviews contain largely autobiographical data, as well as information about Quaker life and Chester County in general.
The collection is divided into two series:
Cassette Tapes (76)
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donor: Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, 1979
Material arranged and placed in 4 documents boxes, stored with RG 4 in basement of Friends Historical Library. Includes 76 audio cassette tapes, not all transcribed.
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[Indicate the cited item or series here], Oral History Among Friends in Chester County (Pa), 1978-1979, RG 4/054, Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College. http://archives.tricolib.brynmawr.edu/repositories/7/resources/1765 Accessed December 12, 2019.