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Abington Friends School (Abington, Pa.) Account book

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-001
Overview Abington Friends School was established by Abington Monthly Meeting in the latter part of the eighteenth century as a day school. The account book covers the period 1828-1842. Pupil's names are given with the status of their payments, etc.
Dates: 1828-1842

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

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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

Barbara Bernhardt Swarthmore Schools Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG7-023
Overview Barbara Bernhardt was raised in the Borough of Swarthmore, Pa., and attended the local public schools from elementary through high school. She saved many of her workbooks and papers. They provide a perspective into the coursework and standards of mid-twentieth century public education in Pennsylvania.
Dates: Circa 1950-1960

Benezet House Association Records

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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

Margaret Roberts Eastburn Papers

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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

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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

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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

Friends Historical Association

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-026
Overview Friends Historical Association is an organization that promotes research and publication on topics in Quaker history. Membership and editorial offices are located at Swarthmore and Haverford Colleges. Minutes of the organization after 1964 are at Haverford College.
Dates: 1942-2001

Friends Instruction Association records

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-028
Overview Contains the records of the Friends Instruction Association including minutes and financial records, receipts from stores, and published bylaws. Friends Instruction Association was organized in 1873 by Philadelphia Quaker women as A Mothers Meeting. Originally part of the Penn Sewing School, the group incorporated in 1876 as Friends Instruction Association. Philadelphia Monthly Meeting provided a meeting space in the Race Street meeting house. Its purpose was to...
Dates: 1843-1894

Gwynedd Boarding School (Gwynedd, Pa.)

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-042
Overview Gwynedd Boarding School was a Quaker boarding school for boys operated by the Foulke family in Gwynedd, Pennsylvania. The collection contains an account book (1847-1848), list of students (1853-1860), and material relating to an alumni association (1901).
Dates: 1847-1901

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Swarthmore High School 2
Abington Friends School (Abington, Pa.) 1
Abington Monthly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955) 1
Aimwell School (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Association for the Care of Colored Orphans 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 1
Bernhardt, Barbara (FHL donor) 1
Brown, Moses, 1738-1836 1
Churchman, John, 1753-1805 1
Eastburn family 1
Eastburn, Margaret Roberts, 1880-1964 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
Forster, Josiah, 1782-1870 1
Fothergill, Samuel 1
Foulke family 1
Friends Historical Association 1
Friends Historical Association. Bulletin of the Friends Historical Association 1
Friends Historical Association. Quaker History 1
Friends Historical Commission 1
Friends Instruction Association 1
Friends Sewing School (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Friends' Central School 1
Friends' Central School System 1
Friends' Central School System. Executive Committee 1
Friends' Select School (Media, Pa,) 1
Gwynedd Boarding School (Gwynedd, Pa.) 1
Home for Destitute Colored Children (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Home for the Moral Reform of Destitute Colored Children (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Joseph Solomon Walton (1855-1912) 1
Joseph Sturge Mission School (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Justice, George M. (George Middleton), 1792-1862 1
Kennett Monthly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite) 1
Kennett Preparative Meeting (Society of Friends : Hicksite : 1827-1904) 1
Kite, Thomas, 1785-1845 1
Locust Street Mission Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Martin Academy (Kennett Square, Pa.) 1
Martin, Samuel, 1802-1880 1
Mary Lyon School 1
Media Friends' School (Media, Pa.) 1
Media Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends 1
Media-Providence Friends School (Media, Pa.) 1
Providence Friends School (Media, Pa.) 1
Providence Monthly Meeting of Friends (Media, Pa.) 1
Providence Preparative Meeting of Friends (Media, Pa.) 1
Shillitoe, Thomas, 1754-1836 1
Society for the Free Instruction of African Females 1
Sunnycrest Farm for Negro Boys (Cheyney, Pa.) 1
Swarthmore College 1
Swarthmore Prepartory School 1
Swarthmore School District 1
Swarthmore-Rutledge K-8 School 1
Swarthmore-Rutledge School District 1
The Shelter (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Tolles, Frederick Barnes, 1915-1975 1
Tuke, Esther, 1727-1794 1
Twelfth Street Meeting House (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Walker, E. Virginia 1
Walton, George A. (George Arthur), 1883- 1
Westtown Boarding School 1
Wharton, William, 1830-1907 1
Wilbur, Elizabeth Reynolds 1
Wilbur, John, 1774-1856 1
Wilbur, Ross Taylor 1
Wills, William M. 1
Young Friends Movement (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
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