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Archives & Manuscripts

Quakers -- Education

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 75 Collections and/or Records:

Bristol Friends' School Minutes

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-09-004
Scope and Contents This collection contains one minute book from the Bristol Friends' School for Girls and Boys, in Bristol, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The book contains minutes of the "transactions of the committee of the Bristol Friends School," and describes the opening of the school, including hiring and salary of faculty and staff, and other pertinent information. It includes two items that are tipped in: 2 sheets of paper in the front describing purchases, and a set of papers in the back with attendance...

Edith K. Bushong family papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-015
Abstract These papers include the journal of Edith Bushong from 1856 to 1858, detailing the life of the wife of a 19th century Quaker farmer. The papers also include essays and a copy book of Abraham Rakestraw, recording his editorial letters to newspapers under various pseudonyms.

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.

Carolina Friends School records

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Identifier: HC.MC-950-037
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the correspondence and reports of the Carolina Friends School, particularly related to issues the school had with the State of North Carolina.

William Wistar Comfort papers

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Identifier: HC.MC-1195
Scope and Contents Papers include such biographical information as provided in William Wistar Comfort’s autobiography, a small amount of correspondence, as with his father, Howard Comfort, Comfort’s writings on French topics, Friends’ stories for children, on William Cowper and primarily on Quaker topics, including on William Penn, Anthony Benezet and Stephen Grellet. Comfort spoke publicly on many occasions, specifically at schools and colleges as well as in France during his stay there in 1937.

Comly-White Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-030
Overview John Comly, a Quaker minister and school master, was born in 1773. He married Rebecca Budd, a fellow teacher at the Westtown School, in 1803. They operated the Pleasant Hill Boarding School on their Byberry farm from 1804-1815. The collection includes family correspondence, the journal of John Comly's brother, Isaac, other manuscript writings, financial and legal papers, and miscellaneous papers. Also includes the ledger and memorabilia of Pleasant Hill Boarding School and papers of Helen Comly...

Coordinating Committee for Education and Care of Members Records

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Identifier: QM-Phy-450
Scope and Contents Records of the Coordinating Committee of PYM for Education and Care of Members (CC1) include: Minutes, Correspondence, and other administrative papers (1974-1998). For the most part though, this collection encompasses the records of other committees and groups, some technically under the CC1 umbrella and others not, as they relate to CC1. These records were held by CC1 and are thus kept with the CC1 collection. Groups with records included in the CC1 collection are...

Rachel Davis DuBois Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-035
Overview Rachel Davis DuBois (1892-1993) was a Quaker educator, writer, and a pioneer in the interfaith and interracial dialogue and intercultural education. This collection contains the personal papers of Rachel Davis DuBois, including correspondence, writings, her work with interracial, intercultural, and interfaith projects, personal logs and notes, and miscellaneous material.

Evans family correspondence

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-035
Abstract This collection includes photocopies of letters from Joseph and Hannah Evans addressed to their children William, Joseph, and Mary, while they attended Westtown Boarding School. Also included are letters from William Evans to his parents, and from Joseph Evans to his brother. These letters primarily relate family news.

Evesham Social Reading Circle records

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-09-009
Scope and Contents This collection includes one volume of the Evesham Social Reading Circle minutes, originating constitution, and by-laws, and rules of order which have been signed by more than 70 founding members. The minutes contain committee reports, finances of the organization, and descriptions of the debates or readings held at the meeting.