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Association for the Care of Colored Orphans Records

Identifier: SFHL-RG4-008
Overview The Association for the Care of Colored Orphans, also known as “The Shelter,” was founded in Philadelphia by Quaker women in 1822 to care for black orphans, both boys and girls, within a nurturing, home-like environment. In 1915, it relocated to Cheyney, Pa, and became a home for girls. In 1965, its name was changed to “Friends Shelter for Girls,” and its mission evolved to serve as a home for teenaged girls. In 1981 it ceased to function as a group home and was succeeded by Friends Association...
Dates: 1822-1979

Association of Friends for the Free Instruction of Adult Colored Persons Records

Identifier: SFHL-RG4-009
Overview The Association of Friends for the Free Instruction of Adult Colored Persons was a Quaker organization organized in 1789 in Philadelphia to operate a charity school for black adults. The Association provided free adult education to African-Americans until 1904 when it was dissolved and its assets were transferred to the Institute for Colored Youth. This collection contains minutes, financial records, and some correspondence of the Association of Friends for the Free Instruction of Adult Colored...
Dates: 1789-1905

Benezet House Association Records

Identifier: SFHL-RG4-010
Overview The Benezet House Association, Philadelphia, Pa., was formed in 1917 to assist and educate the City's poor blacks and immigrants. It was created by the merger of the Joseph Sturge Mission School, a First Day school for blacks founded in 1865; Anthony Benezet School, founded in 1795 as the School for Black People and their Descendants (also known as the Raspberry Street School); and Western District Colored School, founded 1848 under the care of Twelfth Street Meeting as a graded primary school....
Dates: 1846-1945

Byberry School Association Records

Identifier: SFHL-RG4-014
Overview The Byberry School Association was formed in 1837 by several members of the Society of Friends, mostly members of Byberry Monthly Meeting (Hicksite) for the purpose of raising stock to buy land and erect a secondary school in Byberry, Pennsylvania. It includes minutes, financial records, and some miscellaneous papers.
Dates: 1837-1844

Margaret Roberts Eastburn Papers

Identifier: SFHL-RG5-036
Overview Margaret Roberts Eastburn (1880-1964) was a Quaker elementary school teacher and principal. The collection contains primarily correspondence relating to Eastburn's career as an educator in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and especially her activities (1905-1921) as teacher and principal at Aimwell school, Philadelphia, Pa., a Quaker school for poor girls. Also included are biographical and genealogical materials, and business, financial, and legal papers of the Eastburn family of Bucks County, Pa.
Dates: 1786-1951

Emlen Family Papers

Identifier: SFHL-RG5-038
Overview Contains papers relating to the Emlen family, residents of Middletown and West Chester, Pennsylvania. Chiefly correspondence (1817-1849) of Sarah Foulke Farquhar Emlen (1787-1849), Quaker minister, relating to her travels to visit Friends' meetings in England, Ireland, New England, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Virginia. Also correspondence of Quaker ministers 1740-1790, copybooks, and memorabilia. Includes material relating to Westtown School, a Quaker boarding school...
Dates: 1740 - 1886; Majority of material found within 1817 - 1849

Friends Central School Records

Identifier: SFHL-RG4-022
Overview Friends' Central School was founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as a Quaker secondary school by a Joint Committee of three Hicksite monthly meetings (Society of Friends). It was first located at 4th and Cherry Sts. In 1857, it was moved to 15th and Race Sts., and in 1925, it was moved to its present location in Overbrook, Pa. The current academic program includes grades K-12. The collection contains minutes of the Friends' Central School and Friends' Central School System and related papers.
Dates: 1844-1951

Heacock Family Papers

Identifier: SFHL-RG5-060
Overview The Heacocks were a Quaker family of Bucks and Montgomery Counties, Pennsylvania. The collection includes correspondence, diary, and letter book (1871-1872), of Joseph Heacock (1846-1918), farmer, of Wyncote, Pa., including material relating to his work on a farm in Albion, N.Y., and in iron works in Pittsburgh, Pa., to earn money to pay debts; account book (1836-1877) of his father, Joseph Heacock (1800-1883); papers relating to the teaching activity of his wife, Elizabeth Walker Heacock, and...
Dates: 1773-1928

Home for the Moral Reform of Destitute Colored Children

Identifier: SFHL-RG4-044
Overview The Home for the Moral Reform of Destitute Colored Children, an Orthodox Quaker charity which provided shelter and education for black children, was organized in 1854 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Home was incorporated in 1860. By the end of the 19th century, the organization's primary function was providing financial support for other educational and shelter programs for black youths, including The Shelter (Association for the Care of Colored Orphans). This bound volume contains the...
Dates: 1859-1907

Emily Cooper Johnson Family Papers

Identifier: SFHL-RG5-078
Overview Emily Cooper Johnson was a Quaker author and reformer, born 1885 and died 1966 The collection contains correspondence, articles, reviews, and other papers, relating to Johnson's books, Dean Bond of Swarthmore: A Quaker Humanist (1927), and Under Quaker Appointment: The Life of Jane P. Rushmore (1955); together with business and financial papers, family marriage certificates, reference materials, clippings, and photos.
Dates: 1884-1964

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Walton, George A. (George Arthur), 1883- 2
Aimwell School (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Association of Friends for the Free Instruction of Adult Colored Persons 1
Association of Friends for the Free Instruction of Colored Women 1
Beehive School for Colored Children (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Benezet House Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Bond, Elizabeth Powell, 1841-1926 1
Brinton, Anna Cox 1
Brinton, Howard Haines, 1884-1973 1
Brown, Moses, 1738-1836 1
Byberry Preparative Meeting (Society of Friends) 1
Byberry School Association 1
Cheyney Training School for Teachers 1
Churchman, John, 1753-1805 1
Cox, Sallie (Sarah Jones), 1837-1930 1
Eastburn family 1
Eastburn, Margaret Roberts, 1880-1964 1
Eaton Institute 1
Emlen family 1
Emlen, James, 1760-1798 1
Emlen, James, 1792-1866 1
Emlen, Samuel 1
Emlen, Samuel, 1829-1920 1
Emlen, Sarah Foulke Farquhar (Sarah Foulke Farquhar Emlen), 1787-1849 1
Ercildoun Boarding School 1
Fager, Charles (Charles Eugene), -1942 1
Forster, Josiah, 1782-1870 1
Fothergill, Samuel 1
Friends Association for the Care and Protection of Children 1
Friends Shelter for Girls 1
Friends' Central School 1
Friends' Central School System 1
Friends' Central School System. Executive Committee 1
Friends' Select School (Media, Pa,) 1
Hallowell family 1
Heacock family 1
Heacock, Eliza 1
Heacock, Elizabeth Walker 1
Heacock, Jane 1
Heacock, Joseph, 1800-1883 1
Heacock, Joseph, 1846-1918 1
Heacock, Martha 1
Hodgkin, Henry T. (Henry Theodore), 1877-1933 1
Home for Destitute Colored Children (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Home for the Moral Reform of Destitute Colored Children (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Humphreys, Richard, 1750-1832 1
Institute for Colored Youth (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Institute for Colored Youth at Cheyney 1
Johnson, Emily Cooper 1
Jones family 1
Joseph Solomon Walton (1855-1912) 1
Joseph Sturge Mission School (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Kite, Thomas, 1785-1845 1
Locust Street Mission Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
London Grove Boarding School 1
Longstreth family 1
Media Friends' School (Media, Pa.) 1
Media Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends 1
Media-Providence Friends School (Media, Pa.) 1
Pendle Hill (School: Wallingford, Pa.) 1
Penrose family 1
Platt, Edith Stratton, 1888-1986 1
Platt, Joseph Eyre, 1886-1980 1
Preston, W. B. (William Barnard), 1858-1888. 1
Providence Friends School (Media, Pa.) 1
Providence Monthly Meeting of Friends (Media, Pa.) 1
Providence Preparative Meeting of Friends (Media, Pa.) 1
Richard Humphreys Foundation 1
Richardson family 1
Richardson, Elizabeth C., 1863-1947 1
Richardson, Elliott, 1842-1887 1
Richardson, Elliott, 1881-1964 1
Richardson, Hannah Yarnall, 1797-1876 1
Richardson, Mordecai, 1784-1808 1
Richardson, Nathaniel, 1793-1872 1
Richardson, Nathaniel, 1839-1920 1
Richland Turnpike or Plank Road Company 1
Rushmore, Jane P. (Jane Peter), 1864-1958 1
Shillitoe, Thomas, 1754-1836 1
Society for the Free Instruction of African Females 1
Steere, Douglas V. (Douglas Van), 1901-1995 1
Sunnycrest Farm for Negro Boys (Cheyney, Pa.) 1
Swayne family 1
Swayne, A. B. (Anna Belle), 1864-1931. 1
Swayne, Benjamin, 1791-1873. 1
Swayne, Caleb, 1749-1825. 1
Swayne, Edward, 1853-1929. 1
Swayne, Evan T. (Evan Thomas), 1824-1894. 1
Swayne, Norman Walton, 1885-1964 1
The Shelter (Cheyney, Pa.) 1
The Shelter (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Truman, George 1
Tuke, Esther, 1727-1794 1
Wallingford-Swarthmore School District 1
Walton, J. Barnard (Joseph Barnard), 1885-1963 1
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