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Archives & Manuscripts

Quakers -- Education

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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 75 Collections and/or Records:

Elwood Trueblood papers

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-135
Abstract This collection includes letters written to Elwood Trueblood regarding personal and meeting matters. Included are letters concerning Quaker philosophers on the issue.

Elizabeth Gray Vining papers

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Identifier: HC.MC-1141
Abstract Elizabeth Gray Vining (1902-1997) was an author of children’s books 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.

Vol. 3 Views of Friends' Mission, Tokyo, Japan, Undated

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Scope and Content note This volume is composed of photographs from the Friends' Mission in Tokyo, Japan. Included are photographs of the Friends' Girls' school, teacher's residences, teachers and students, views of Tokyo, classes of Sunday school children, and classes of calisthenics, flower arrangement, Koto (traditional Japanese instrument). One photograph of Caucasion missionaries is labeled with the folowing names: G. Bowles, A.G. Lewis, I.E. Taber, William T. Ellis, and S. Ellis.

George A. (George Arthur) Walton Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-157
Overview George A. Walton (1883-1969) was the long-time headmaster of the George School, a Quaker boarding school in Newtown, Pennsylvania. He succeeded his father as headmaster in 1912 and served until 1948. After his retirement, he continued to be active in Quaker organizations and concerns, including the reunification of the Society of Friends in 1955. He was a member of Newtown Monthly Meeting. The collection contains family and other correspondence, writings, and related papers. Correspondents...

"Education of the Freedmen By Philadelphia and Baltimore Quakers During the Civil War and Reconstruction Period"

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-094
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume manuscript of Frank O. Wargny's 1947 M.A. thesis at John Hopkins University, entitled, "Education of the Freedmen by Baltimore Quakers during the Civil War and Reconstruction Period." The manuscript describes the efforts of Philadelphia and Baltimore area Quakers to provide education to freed slaves during and after the Civil War. It provides a brief history of Philadelphia area Quakers' abolition efforts prior to the Civil War, including the...