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Association for the Care of Colored Orphans Records

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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

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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

Bucks Auxiliary Bible Association of Friends (Bucks County, Pa.) Records

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-011
Overview The Bucks Auxiliary Bible Association of Friends, a Quaker Bible distribution society, located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, was established in 2nd month, 1830, under the Bible Association of Friends in America. Its purpose was to supply “Friends and others with the Holy Scripture, “to encourage “the frequent and serious perusal of them”, and to promote “a more accurate knowledge of their invaluable contents”. All subscriptions collected by the Auxiliary were turned over to the parent body,...
Dates: 1830-1845

Byberry Library Company Records

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-013
Overview Byberry Library Company was founded in 1794 and incorporated in 1799. Located in the Byberry section of Philadelphia, Pa., the Library was generally under Quaker management. The collection includes the minutes of the director's meetings; constitution and by-laws, financial and property records, and miscellaneous papers.
Dates: 1794-1922

Byberry School Association Records

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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

Central Employment Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) Records

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-015
Overview The Central Employment Association, a women's charity, was established circa 1840 in Philadelphia by Hicksite Quakers as the Northern Female Association for the Relief of the Sick and Infirm Poor. The collection contains the charter and by-laws, work and financial records, and correspondence, 1840-1942.
Dates: 1840-1942

Female Association of Philadelphia for the Relief of the Sick and Infirm Poor with Clothing Records

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-018
Overview The Female Association of Philadelphia for the Relief of the Sick and Infirm Poor with Clothing was a Quaker charity founded in 1828 to distribute clothing and provide other assistance to the sick and poor of Philadelphia. It went out of existence in 1975.
Dates: 1829-1978

Friends Boarding Home of Bucks Quarterly Meeting Records

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-020
Overview Friends Boarding Home of Bucks Quarterly Meeting, a Quaker boarding home for the aged in Newtown. Pennsylvania, was opened in 1897 and incorporated in 1899. In 1900 it moved to a new building erected on Congress Street, with funds given by Edward M. Paxson in memory of his parents. Friends' Village was opened in 1981. The records include correspondence, minute books, constitution and legal papers, reports, and other papers.
Dates: 1896-2013

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

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Association of Friends for the Free Instruction of Colored Women 1
Association of Friends for the Relief of Freedmen (New York, N.Y.) 1
Bryn Mawr College 1
Bucks Auxiliary Bible Association of Friends (Bucks County, Pa.) 1
Byberry Library Company 1
Byberry Preparative Meeting (Society of Friends) 1
Byberry School Association 1
Central Employment Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Christiansburg Industrial Institute 1
Earlham College 1
Freedmen's Friend (Cambria, Va.) 1
Friendly Settlement Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Friends Association for the Care and Protection of Children 1
Friends Boarding Home of the Bucks Quarterly Meeting (Newtown, Pa.) 1
Friends Freedmen's Association 1
Friends Housing, Inc. 1
Friends Instruction Association 1
Friends Mission No.1 (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Friends Neighborhood Guild 1
Friends Sewing School (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Friends Shelter for Girls 1
Friends Village (Newtown, Pa.) 1
Friends' Association of Philadelphia and Its Vicinity, for the Relief of Colored Freedmen 1
Friends' Employment Society (New York, N.Y.) 1
Friends' Freedman's Association 1
Fuel Saving Society of the City and Liberties of Philadelphia 1
Grandom Institution (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Grandom, Hartt, 1778-1840 1
Guilford College 1
Haverford College 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
Moon family 1
Northern Association of the City and County of Philadelphia for the Relief and Employment of Poor Women 1
Northern Female Association for the Relief of the Sick and Infirm Poor (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Philadelphia First Day School Union 1
Philadelphia Society for Supplying the Poor with Soup 1
Philadelphia Soup House 1
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. Meeting for Social Concerns 1
Society for the Free Instruction of African Females 1
Society for the Free Instruction of the Black People (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Spring Street Mission (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Spring Street Settlement (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Sunnycrest Farm for Negro Boys (Cheyney, Pa.) 1
The Shelter (Cheyney, Pa.) 1
The Shelter (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
William Keinath Fund 1
Young Friends Aid Association (New York, N.Y.) 1
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