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Irma E. Zimmer Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG7-014
Overview Irma Elizabeth Zimmer was a life-long Swarthmore resident who taught at Swarthmore High School from 1946 to 1976. After her retirement, she was active in groups that attempted to prevent the merger into the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District. After these efforts were unsuccessful, she participated in projects to start a charter school, reopen the Swarthmore K-8 School, and develop a senior community center on Wallingford-Swarthmore School District property. She also served on Borough...
Dates: 1960-2004

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Quakers -- Pennsylvania 198
Quakers -- Social life and customs 161
Lay ministry -- Society of Friends 64
Quakers -- New York (State) 60
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Quakers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia 46
Quakers -- Societies, etc. 46
Society of Friends -- Education 42
Quakers -- New Jersey 40
Society of Friends -- Hicksite separation 40
diaries 35
Church controversies -- Society of Friends 34
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Quakers -- New York (State) -- New York 33
Quaker women 32
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Universities and colleges -- Pennsylvania 26
genealogies (histories) 26
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Quakers -- United States 23
Society of Friends -- Pennsylvania 22
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Quaker women -- Pennsylvania 16
Quakers -- Pennsylvania -- Delaware County 16
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Quakers -- Ohio 11
Society of Friends -- History 11
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Church and social problems -- Society of Friends 10
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Reconstruction (1914–1939) -- France 9
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account books 9
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Social Service -- Pennsylvania 8
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Swarthmore College 166
American Friends Service Committee 40
New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends 27
Hicks, Elias, 1748-1830 21
Westtown Boarding School 17
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Pendle Hill (School: Wallingford, Pa.) 16
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends Library 14
Comly, John, 1773-1850 12
Hallowell, Benjamin, 1799-1877 12
Hopper, Isaac T. (Isaac Tatem), 1771-1852 11
Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880 11
Hicks, Edward, 1780-1849 10
Ferris, Benjamin, 1780-1867 9
George School (Bucks County, Pa.) 9
Kersey, Jesse, 1768-1845 9
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955) 9
Friends General Conference 8
Jackson, John, 1809-1855 8
Jones, Rufus M. (Rufus Matthew), 1863-1948 8
Parrish, Dillwyn, 1809-1886 8
Parsons, Samuel, 1774-1841 8
Penn, William, 1644-1718 8
Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892 8
Cadbury, Henry J. (Henry Joel), 1883-1974 7
Cooper family 7
Elkinton, J. Passmore (Joseph Passmore), 1887-1971 7
Friends General Conference (U.S.) 7
Janney, Samuel M. (Samuel Mcpherson), 1801-1880 7
Moore family 7
New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Hicksite: 1828-1955) 7
Palmer family 7
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends 7
Stabler family 7
Truman, George 7
Bassett family 6
Cadwallader, Priscilla, 1786-1859 6
Foulke family 6
Grellet, Stephen, 1773-1855 6
Gurney, Joseph John, 1788-1847 6
Jackson, Halliday, 1771-1835 6
Jenkins family (Jenkins, Jabez, 1792-1858) 6
Jenkins, Charles Francis, 1865-1951 6
Lloyd family 6
Mott, James, 1788-1868 6
New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Orthodox : 1828-1955) 6
Ohio Yearly Meeting of Friends (Conservative : 1854- ) 6
Pemberton, James, 1723-1809 6
Poole, William, 1764-1829 6
Schofield, Martha 6
Scott, Job, 1751-1793 6
Tolles, Frederick Barnes, 1915-1975 6
Walker family 6
Wharton, Joseph, 1826-1909 6
Williams family 6
Bean, Joel, 1825-1914 5
Dillwyn, George, 1738-1820 5
Fothergill, Samuel 5
Friends World College 5
Friends World Committee for Consultation 5
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879 5
Gibbons family 5
Hicks family 5
Howland, Emily, 1827-1929 5
Jackson family 5
Kimber, Emmor, 1775-1850 5
McClintock, Thomas, 1792?-1876 5
Parrish, Edward, 1822-1872 5
Pemberton, John, 1727-1795 5
Pickett, Clarence, 1884-1965 5
Powell, Aaron M. (Aaron Macy), 1832-1899 5
Roberts family 5
Schofield Normal and Industrial School (Aiken, S.C.) 5
Walton family 5
Walton, J. Barnard (Joseph Barnard), 1885-1963 5
Wharton family 5
Wharton, Deborah Fisher, 1795-1888 5
Woolman, John, 1720-1772 5
Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell) 4
Baltimore Yearly Meeting 4
Biddle, Clement M. (Clement Miller), 1876-1959 4
Bond, Elizabeth Powell, 1841-1926 4
Brown, Moses, 1738-1836 4
Civilian Public Service 4
Clark, Rebecca Timbres, 1896- 4
Coffin family 4
Drinker, Henry, 1734-1809 4
Dugdale, Joseph A., 1810-1896 4
Earlham College 4
Elkinton family 4
Elkinton, Joseph, 1794-1868 4
Fisher family 4
Fisher, Samuel Rowland, 1745-1834 4
Five Years Meeting (Society of Friends: U.S.) 4
Forbush, Bliss, 1896-1990 4
Foulke, Joseph, 1786-1863 4
Fox, George 4
Friendly Association for Regaining and Preserving Peace with the Indians by Pacific Measures 4
Friends Conference on Religion and Psychology 4
Fry, Elizabeth Gurney, 1780-1845 4
Garrigues, Edward, 1756-1845 4
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