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Archives & Manuscripts

Quakers -- Education

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 75 Collections and/or Records:

Fair Hill Boarding School records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-036
Abstract This collection includes manuscripts relating to the establishment of Fair Hill Boarding School by the Baltimore Yearly Meeting. Included are documents concerning the purchase of land, distribution of the Fair Hill Fund, and lists of rules for Westtown and Nine Partners Boarding Schools. These materials reflect Quaker views of education and their objectives in the establishment of Quaker schools. Especially interesting is a letter from Ann King relating the efforts of Nine Partners School to...

Charles Farquar correspondence

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-037
Abstract This collection includes correspondence from Benjamin Hallowell to his brother-in-law, Charles Farquar. The letters relate primarily to family news, and occasionally address issues related to the Alexandria Boarding School and methods of teaching scientific and mathematical information.

Fisher-Whitson Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-281
Overview This collection contains manuscripts and other materials relating to the Whitson, Smedley, Fisher and other Quaker families of southeastern Pennsylvania. Along with commonplace books, correspondence, and photographs are a series of thematically arranged genealogical binders assembled by the donors. Of particular interest are the battlefield correspondence of Sam Smedley who was killed in the American Civil War and the journal of Esther Whitson, later Cope, who served as a nurse with the AFSC in...

Bliss Forbush Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-043
Overview Bliss Forbush (1896-1987), Quaker educator, administrator, and author, served as the Headmaster of Baltimore Friends School, Chairman of Friends General Conference, and Executive Secretary of Baltimore Monthly Meeting. The collection contains many of his scrapbooks, including “A Forbush Chronicle” is the three volume manuscript 1896-1976, with additions to 1979, of his autobiography. Also in this collection are the manuscripts of Elias Hicks, Quaker Liberal, and A History of Baltimore Yearly...

Maria Fox family correspondence

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-041
Abstract This collection primarily includes letters written by Maria Fox to her parents in Philadelphia while she was a student at Wilmington Boarding School. Also included are two letters from Maria's sister, Sarah Ann. The correspondence gives an account of the daily experiences of a student at Wilmington Boarding School. One letter briefly mentions a talk given at the school by the Quaker minister, Emmor Kimber.

Theodore Friend Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG6-D11
Overview Theodore Friend was President of Swarthmore College from 1973 to 1982. He is a teacher, historian, and novelist. His books include Indonesian Destinies (Harvard University Press, 2003) and Between Two Empires: The Ordeal of the Philippines (Yale University Press, 1965). He is President Emeritus of the Eisenhower Fellowship and a senior fellow of the Foreign Policy Research Institute.

Friends' Reading Room Association records

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-09-013
Scope and Contents This volume contains two sets of materials. The first is the minutes of the Friends' Reading Room Association, from 1835 - 1842, from the organization of the association, until its resolution. The minutes describe the ongoings of the association, including acquisitions and memberships. It also details the decision to close the library, and its dissolution. Samuel F. Troth was secretary for this association at that time. The second is a register of members of the Western District...

Friends Summer School of Religious History records

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-11-011
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the two volumes of the Friends Summer School of Religious History records. The first volume includes list of attendees at the Friends Summer School of Religious History held at Haverford College, 1900 & 1904. The second volume includes the list of attendees at the Friends’ Summer School of Religious History, Bryn Mawr, 1907, and Haverford, 1910-1912. The records include names, addresses, and religious affiliations of the attendees.

Anna Gillingham Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-051
Overview Anna Gillingham (1878-1964) was a prominent Quaker educator and author. She taught at Friends Central School in Philadelphia from 1901-05, was school psychologist in the Ethical Culture School in New York City from 1905-36, directed the remedial reading program at the Punahon School in Honolulu from 1936-38, and was a consultant on remedial reading after 1938. She also co-authored a book on remedial training for children with Stillman. She was co-founder of the Orton Society, a national...

John Gummere day book

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-11-013
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume day book of John Gummere. It records attendance of his pupils, likely at Westtown School, and the back of the volume includes “an account of paper sold to the children." The front inside cover of the volume includes a number of signatures of Samuel Gummere. Samuel R. Gummere (1789-1866) was a teacher around the same time as John Gummere, in Burlington N.J., but it seems more likely that these signature belong to John Gummere’s son, Samuel James...