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Archives & Manuscripts

Quakers -- Education

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 75 Collections and/or Records:

Leon Kanegis papers

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Identifier: HC.MC-1193
Scope and Contents The collection consists of Leon Kanegis’ writings on various civil rights, religious and political topics, as well as copies of his letters, including to his family, to political and judicial figures. As well, there are Kanegis’ teaching and committee membership files, spiritual diaries and philosophical deliberations, including into his own health issues, and cassette tapes on teaching in the First Day School. There are also annotated books on faiths explored by Kanegis and letters from the...

Kent-Barnard Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-079
Overview Daniel Kent, emigrated to Chester County, Pa. from Ireland, in 1785. He joined the Society of Friends (Quakers) in 1790, and married Esther Hawley in 1791. Their great-grandson Henry Simmons Kent (1833-1906) was active in the establishment of Swarthmore Monthly Meeting and the Borough of Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. The collection includes material used by Daniels' great-granddaughter Ella Kent Barnard in preparation for the writing of three books. Among these materials are genealogical charts and...

Elizabeth R. Lippincott (Elizabeth Roberts) Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-088
Overview Elizabeth Roberts Lippincott (1888-1979) was a Quaker genealogist from Moorestown, New Jersey. The collection contains chiefly genealogical and card files relating to the Lippincott, Shinn, Thorne, and related Quaker families of Moorestown and elsewhere, together with correspondence, journals, and essays, and collected materials relating to Quaker history, particularly various Friends Meetings and Moorestown Friends School.

Morris Lloyd Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-091
Overview Morris Lloyd (1856-1932) was a Philadelphia Quaker and the nephew of Elizabeth Lloyd Jr. Collection includes genealogical chart of descent from Robert Lloyd and Lowry Jones of Merion; diary (1832) of Mary Beans, a Bucks County school teacher; commonplace books of Elizabeth Lloyd, Jr.; Morris Lloyd's diaries (1880) of a trip to California. and printed material kept by the family.

Annie M. Lukens papers

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-077
Abstract This collection includes letters and papers of Annie M. Lukens, written while she attended Swarthmore College. Included are letters to her parents, describing her daily schedule and activities, and several brief anecdotes.

Mather-Nicholson family papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-297
Overview Collection contains student work books, two marriage certificates and four school certificates relating to the Thomas T. and Rachel (Nicholson) Mather family.

Media Friends School Records

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Identifier: HC.MC-950-127
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of materials concerning appeals for funds and the admission of all qualified children regardless of race to Meda Friends School in the late 1930s. Included are letters, mostly in support of this action, including from Wilmot R. Jones, Dorothy Biddle James, James G. Vail, Thomas E. Jones, Thomas Kelly, Dorothy Steere and others. Also "Account of Friends School Incident Involving the Admission of a Colored Child, Feb. 1937" by Dorothy B. James and other related...

Lindley Murray Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-198
Overview Lindley Murray, Quaker author and grammarian, was born in 1745 in Pennsylvania and resided in England for many years while publishing grammar books and religious tracts. The collection is primarily composed of letters written by Lindley Murray and other family members between 1785 and 1822.

John W. Nason Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG6-D08
Overview In June 1940 at the age of thirty-five, John W. Nason (1905-2001) became the eighth president of Swarthmore College. A strong proponent of the Honors Program, he continued the mission of academic excellence established by Frank Aydelotte while adapting the campus to the pressures of World War. The first series of this collection, 1927-1965, contains John W.Nason's official correspondence and correspondence with faculty. There is also one box of reports collected by Nason's Vice President James...

New England Yearly Meeting school record book

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-11-026
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume school record book of the New England Yearly Meeting. The record book records names of individuals, date of birth, kind of school attended, and whether taught by a friend, whether or not the student is receiving collegiate education, whether or not the student was desirous of collegiate education, the institution at which students are receiving higher education, and whether or not the students are engaged in Teaching. The records are organized...