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Friends' Employment Society Record

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-098
Overview The Friends Employment Society was founded in 1862 in New York City by Hicksite women as the Women's Association of Friends for the Employment and Relief by Clothing of the Suffering Poor. Incorporated in 1902, it provided employment for the working poor by providing sewing projects. In 1948 it revised its charter to state its purpose of giving help to needy people, through contributions to other charitable organizations. This collection contains minutes and...
Dates: 1862-1948

Friends Freedmen's Association Records

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-024
Overview Friends' Freedmen's Association was an organization of Philadelphia Quakers founded in 1863 as Friends' Association of Philadelphia and Its Vicinity, for the Relief of Colored Freemen. Its purpose was to provide relief and education to freed slaves during and after the Civil War. The name was changed circa 1873. From 1947-1955 the Association supported black students in schools and summer work camps. From 1955-1970 the income from investments was used to provide grants for scholarship to needy...
Dates: 1863-1982

Friends' Home for Children

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-086
Overview Friends' Home for Children (“Friendly Acres”) was established in 1881 in Philadelphia by Hicksite Quakers. The Home was a residential facility for orphans and other children in need, modeled on a homelike environment rather than the large institutional more typical of the era. The Home was administered by a Board of Managers which originally was composed entirely of members of the Society of Friends. Eventually it became a summer camp, “Camp Sommerdale,” a summer facility for the children....
Dates: 1881-1988

Friends Literary and Library Association of New York

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-096
Overview The Friends Literary and Library Association was a Hicksite Quaker organization formed in New York City in 1880 to provide the opportunity for mutual improvement in religious and literary subjects. Records from 1880 to 1906 include minutes, treasurers' records, and library catalogues.
Dates: 1880-1906

Friends Neighborhood Guild

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-035
Overview Friends Neighborhood Guild is a social welfare agency established by Hicksite Quakers in 1879 to serve the Poplar section of North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It began as a volunteer organization for immigrant children and evolved into a settlement house and community center. This collection primarily contains early records of Friends Neighborhood Guild, and also the records of two related Quaker societies, the Friendly Settlement Association and the Spring Street Mission.
Dates: 1880-1962

Friends' Opportunity in the Orient

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-036
Overview Friends Opportunity in the Orient was an unofficial Hicksite organization which sponsored a Quaker teacher in Canton, China, in the 1920s. The collection contains primarily correspondence with Margaret Hallowell Riggs, who was sponsored to teach at Canton Christian College and Canton Hospital.
Dates: 1923-1924

Friends Reading Circle of Media

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-070
Overview Friends Reading Circle of Media was a Quaker book group established in 1877 in Media, Pennsylvania, for the purpose of discussing Quaker and other religious writings and as a social gathering for Friends. This collection contains its minutes, 1877-1891. Also included are minutes of the Friends Reading Circle for the Northern District, 1875-1876, whose secretary, Elton B. Gifford, moved to the Media area in 1877.
Dates: 1877-1891

Friends Social Lyceum (Wilmington, De.)

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-071
Overview Friends Social Lyceum, a Quaker social and study group, was established by 1872 in Wilmington, Delaware. This collection contains the minutes, 1872-1881, in two bound volumes.
Dates: 1872-1882

Friends Social Union (Ambler, Pa.)

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-038
Overview Friends Social Union was a Hicksite Quaker social club established in 1907 in Ambler, Pennsylvania. The collection contains minutes, 1907 1924.
Dates: 1907-1924

Friends Social Union (Philadelphia, Pa.)

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-039
Overview Friends Social Union was founded in 1924 in Philadelphia, Pa., as a social club for Quaker men. In 1976 the by-laws were amended to include women as members. The records include by-laws, minutes, and miscellaneous, 1924-1978.
Dates: 1924-1978; 1924-1978

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Young Friends' Association (New York, N.Y.) 3
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American Friends Service Committee. Message Committee 1
Association of Friends for the Relief of Freedmen (New York, N.Y.) 1
Atkinson, Caroline J., 1881-1953 1
Augur, Margaret Riggs 1
Beaver Valley General Hospital 1
Beehive School for Colored Children (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Benezet House Association 1
Berlin Centre Committee 1
Bogardus, Joseph A., 1851-1896 1
Bryn Mawr College 1
Bucks Auxiliary Bible Association of Friends (Bucks County, Pa.) 1
Burlington-Bucks Young Friends Forum 1
Byberry Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends 1
Canton Christian College 1
Canton Hospital (Guangzhou, China) 1
Capron, George T. (George Truman), b. 1858 1
Capron, Jacob, d. 1891 1
Carlisle G. Davidson 1
Carter, Arabella, 1867- 1
Chester Friends Association (Chester, Pa.) 1
Christiansburg Industrial Institute 1
Council for International Service 1
Cox, John, 1860-1951 1
Deptford Free School (Woodbury, N.J.) 1
Deptford Free School Society 1
District Nurse Association of New Brighton 1
E. Carlton (Edwin Carlton) MacDowell (1887-1973) 1
Earlham College 1
Erb, Christine 1
Evangelical Friends Association 1
Female Association of Philadelphia for the Relief of the Sick and Infirm Poor with Clothing 1
Forbush, Bliss, 1896-1990 1
Freedmen's Friend (Cambria, Va.) 1
Friendly Acres (Secane, Pa.) 1
Friendly Acres Community Services 1
Friendly Settlement Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Friends Association for the Care and Protection of Children 1
Friends Association of Byberry 1
Friends Circle (Baltimore, Md.) 1
Friends Council on Education 1
Friends Freedmen's Association 1
Friends Literary and Library Association of New York 1
Friends Mission No.1 (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Friends Neighborhood Guild 1
Friends Opportunity in the Orient 1
Friends Reading Circle for the Northern District 1
Friends Reading Circle of Media 1
Friends Shelter for Girls 1
Friends Social Lyceum (Wilmington, De.) 1
Friends Social Union (Ambler, Pa.) 1
Friends Social Union (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Friends Temperance Union (New York, N.Y.) 1
Friends World Conference. Committee on Education 1
Friends' Association of Philadelphia and Its Vicinity, for the Relief of Colored Freedmen 1
Friends' Boarding House Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Friends' Employment Society (New York, N.Y.) 1
Friends' Freedman's Association 1
Friends' Home for Children 1
Friends' War Victims' Relief Committee (London, England) 1
Guilford College 1
Gwynedd Monthly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1936) 1
Hadley, Alice Paxson 1
Haverford College 1
Holcombe, Hadassah M. L. (Hadassah Moore Leeds), 1891-1878 1
Home for Destitute Colored Children (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Home for the Moral Reform of Destitute Colored Children (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Howard Institution (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Hutchinson, J. William 1
Jackson, William M. (William Morris) 1
Joseph Sturge Mission School (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Ladies Benevolent Association of New Brighton (Pa.) 1
Lippincott, H. Mather, Jr. (Horace Mather), 1921-2010 1
Locust Street Mission Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
MacDowell, E. Carleton (Edwin Carlton), 1887-1973 1
McDowell, Mary J. 1
Media Friends' Association 1
Moon family 1
Moore family 1
Mott, Thomas 1
Neall, Daniel, 1784-1846 1
Niblick Club 1
Northern Association of the City and County of Philadelphia for the Relief and Employment of Poor Women 1
Novelty (Club : Lansdowne, Pa.) 1
Ozone Club 1
Pennsylvania Hall (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Pennsylvania Hall Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Philadelphia First Day School Union 1
Philadelphia Quaker Women (Organization) 1
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends Library 1
Philadelphia Young Friends' Association 1
Powell, Aaron M. (Aaron Macy), 1832-1899 1
Powell, Anna Rice, 1834-1915 1
Price, William Webb, 1892-1961 1
Providence Preparative Meeting of Friends (Media, Pa.) 1
Rees, Jonah L., 1843-1915 1
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