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Pennsylvania Hall Association Records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-074
Overview The Pennsylvania Hall Association was a stockholders association formed in 1837 to erect a building in Philadelphia dedicated β€œto Liberty and the Rights of Man.” Many of the primary movers behind the Association were Quakers involved in the anti-slavery movement. The building was opened on May 14, 1838, and, as a symbol of the abolitionist movement, was destroyed by an angry mob on May 17, 1838. This collection contains minutes of the Board of Managers of the Association, 1838-1847, financial...
Dates: 1837-1899 (bulk 1837-1849)

Philadelphia Quaker Women

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-057
Overview Philadelphia Quaker Women was a organization, informal in structure and membership, which worked with the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends to address the concerns of women. It was laid down in 1970. This collection contains minutes, financial reports, correspondence, and miscellaneous material, 1961-1971.
Dates: 1961-1971

Young Friends' Association (Philadelphia, Pa.)

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-058
Overview Philadelphia Young Friends' Association was a Hicksite organization established in 1888 for educational and social purposes. The Young Friends Association established and operated The Whittier, a hotel and social center in Philadelphia. The name of the Association was changed in 1957 to The Whittier Association. The collection contains minutes, financial records, correspondence, and other records.
Dates: 1888-1976

William Webb Price Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-126
Overview William Webb Price (1892-1961) was a Quaker architect, teacher, and actor, of Rose Valley, Pennsylvania. The collection contains chiefly letters written by Price to his family while serving with Friends War Victims Relief Committee in France during and shortly after World War I; together with reports, financial papers, memorabilia, and printed material relating to Quaker reconstruction activities in France.
Dates: 1917-1923

Sewing Society (New York, N.Y.) minutes

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-182
Abstract The collection contains the minutes, 1833-1853, of the Sewing Society which was established in 1833 by a group of New York Orthodox Quaker women. Its mission was to prepare clothing for the poor.
Dates: 1833-1853

Mary Williams Shoemaker Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-139
Overview Mary Williams Shoemaker (1861-1953) was a Quaker philanthropist from Germantown, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Franklin and Mary (Williams) Shoemaker. The collection contains chiefly journals (1934-1945) and correspondence (1914-1953) relating to Shoemaker's support of Quaker historical, educational, and social service agencies; together with correspondence of her brother, Thomas Howard Shoemaker (1851-1936), relating to his historical interests and civic activities. Includes deeds and...
Dates: 1860-1957

Sunnycrest Farm for Negro Boys (Cheyney, Pa.) Records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-043
Overview Sunnycrest Farm for Negro Boys was founded in 1855 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as the Home for Destitute Colored Children, a Hicksite Quaker women's charity which provided shelter and education for black children (generally boys) and then placed them with private families. The Home built a new facility in Cheyney, Pa, in 1922, and the name was changed to Sunnycrest Farm for Negro Boys in 1945. The collection contains minutes, financial and legal records, and reports.
Dates: 1855-1956

The New York Association of Friends for the Relief of Those Held in Slavery and the Improvement of the Free People of Color

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-051
Overview The New York Association of Friends for the Relief of Those Held in Slavery and the Improvement of Free People of Color was a Quaker society in New York City, organized in 1839. Its purpose was to support the abolition of slavery and educational charities for blacks. This small collection contains a minute book (6/1839-5/1843) and loose minutes (1844).
Dates: 1839-1844

The Northern Association of the City and County of Philadelphia for the Relief and Employment of Poor Women records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-053
Overview This Hicksite Quaker women's charity was organized in 1844 and incorporated in 1856. Its mission was to provide employment in sewing for poor women. Lucretia Mott served as president until 1866. The Association went out of existence in 1926. The collection contains legal documents, financial records, membership list (1849-1872), reports, correspondence, and related papers.
Dates: 1841-1929

Trenton Friends Association Records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-064
Overview The Trenton Friends Association was formed in 1892 in Trenton, New Jersey, to promote β€œa thorough knowledge of the history and testimonies of the Society of Friends.” Meetings were held monthly, except in the summer, in the Trenton Friends meeting house. Papers were presented on a variety of topics. The collection contains minutes, constitution and bylaws, and manuscripts of papers read at meetings.
Dates: 1892-1908

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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
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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
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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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