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Elsie K. Powell House Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NYy-530

Scope and Contents

The collection contains materials relating to the establishment of the Powell House and its function as a Quaker retreat and conference center. Collection strengths include Committee meeting minutes, financial materials, program information, publications, and historical materials.

Dates

  • 1927-2017

Creator

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

This collection is open for research. It is located at the Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College.

Copyright and Rights Information

Standard Federal Copyright Law applies (U.S. Title 17) and is the responsibility of the researcher.

Biographical / Historical

The Elsie K. Powell House is a Quaker retreat and conference center located in Old Chatham, New York. The property was donated to New York Yearly Meeting by its owner, Elsie K. Powell, Jr. in 1960. Prior to this, the property was known as Pitt Hall, and served as a summer camp for girls. The current mission of Powell House is to "foster spiritual growth after the manner of Friends...and to strengthen the application of Friends' testimonies in the world."

Extent

6 Linear Feet (12 boxes)

Language

English

Overview

The Elsie K. Powell House is a Quaker retreat and conference center located in Old Chatham, New York. The collection contains materials relating to the establishment of the Powell House and its function as a Quaker retreat and conference center.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into seven series: Powell House Committee, Ad Hoc Committees, Staff Meeting records, Financial records, Programs, Publications, and Miscellaneous. Files are arranged alphabetically within the series.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit, Elsie K. Powell House, 1998 and 2018

Processing Information

The collection was processed by Alison Sielaff in February of 2019.

Creator

Title
Powell House Records
Subtitle
An Inventory of Its Records at the Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
Author
Alison Sielaff
Date
2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Find It at the Library

Most of the materials in this catalog are not digitized and can only be accessed in person. Please see our website for more information about visiting Quaker Meeting Records at Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections and Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College Library