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Society of Friends -- Education

 Subject
Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 69 Collections and/or Records:

Swarthmore College property records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-F
Overview The Swarthmore College property records include real estate and building appraisals; deeds, mortgages, and leases; reports by Swarthmore committees and external consultants; administrative documents such as budgets and correspondence; blueprints, maps, and plans; and other records pertaining to college buildings and grounds, construction and maintenance, and utilities and resource use.
Dates: 1687-1993

Somerville Literary Society Records

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Identifier: SFHL-RG6-Q001
Overview The Somerville Literary Society was a women students' literary organization founded at Swarthmore College in 1871. The purposes of the organization were to discuss literature, strengthen the friendship between its members, and prepare them for the wider field of action and influence opening to women, according to the group's constitution. The collection contains the records of the Somerville Literary Society, including constitution, minutes, financial papers,...
Dates: 1871-1978

Norman Walton Swayne Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-144
Overview The Swayne family were Quakers of southern Chester County, Pennsylvania. Caleb Swayne was a farmer and tanner, and his son, Benjamin, also operated a tan yard and conducted a school for boys, the London Grove Boarding School. Evan Thomas Swayne also taught at London Grove, but moved to the Eaton Institute, a boarding school for girls in Kennett, after 1865. His son, Edward Swayne, had a greenhouse business and wrote poetry. Edward's sister, Anna Belle, was a photographer before her marriage to...
Dates: 1733-1987

Tallcot Family papers

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Identifier: HC.MC-1015
Overview Primarily the correspondence of Joseph Tallcot (ca. 1768-1853) and other Quakers on topics relating to religious education, the Hicksite-Orthodox schism of 1827-1828, the Wilburite separation, slavery, and the African American colony at Wilberforce, Canada.
Dates: 1724-1857

The Meeting School (Rindge, N.H.) records

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-129
Overview The Meeting School was an experimental, co-educational Quaker farm school located in Rindge, N.H. It was founded in 1957 and closed in 2011. The collection contains the records from its inception to closing, publications, and other related records.
Dates: 1957 - 2014

Agnes L. Tierney papers

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-134
Abstract This collection includes papers and speeches written by Agnes L. Tierney. Subjects include John Woolman, Quakers in social reform, women's rights, and Quaker education.
Dates: 1885-1935 and n.d

Margaret Tinkcom collection on Friends Select School

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Identifier: HC.MC-950-076
Overview This collection is comprised of the correspondence, manuscripts, and research notes concerning Tinkcom's research on the Friends Select School.
Dates: 1961

Correspondence concerning John Unthank Gift

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-232
Abstract Contains correspondence concerning the gift of Dr. John Unthank of Limerick, Ireland, of £1,000, to be divided between two concerns: first, to the Ohio, Indiana and Baltimore Yearly Meetings to be applied by them through their Indian committees toward promoting the so-called civilization and Christian instruction of Native Americans; and, secondly£250 each to Indiana and Ohio Yearly Meetings toward establishing boarding schools for the children of members. Samuel Parsons of New York Yearly...
Dates: 1835-1837

George Vaux Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-238
Overview The Vaux family was a prominent Philadelphia Quaker family active in a number of charitable concerns, particularly as relate to the education of African-Americans. This collection includes papers from three George Vauxes: 1832-1915, 1863-1927, and 1908-1996, spanning a little over a century from the 1890s to the 1990s. There are administrative documents from the Institute of Colored Youth (later known as the Richard Humphreys Foundation), Friends’ Freedmen’s Association, and the Emlen...
Dates: 1885-1995

Elizabeth Gray Vining papers

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Identifier: HC.MC-1141
Abstract Elizabeth Gray Vining (1902-1999) was an author of children’s books and served as the tutor to the crown prince of Japan, Akihito, from 1946 to 1950. The collection consists of correspondence, materials regarding books authored by Vining, articles, lectures and addresses, photographs, and information documenting her and her family's lives.
Dates: 1897-1989