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Archives & Manuscripts

Prisons -- United States

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Allinson family scrapbooks

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-04-001
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume scrapbook of the Allinson family. The scrapbook is largely composed of clippings on poetry, temperance, prison reform, and reform for juvenile delinquents, and anti-slavery. Many of the anti-slavery clippings discuss the possibility of using Jamaica as a "home for colored emigrants." The end of the volume includes twelve pages of signatures. The volume also includes an obituary for Samuel Allinson.

Joshua L. and Theodate L. Baily diaries

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-006
Scope and Contents note This collection includes 43 original, bound, handwritten volumes of Joshua Baily’s personal diaries, spanning the majority of his adult life. Baily began keeping diaries at the age of nineteen and continued to write daily entries throughout his life, though diaries for the years 1857-1878 are missing. As a young man, Baily was very involved in the Philadelphia community, and many of his early entries describe his attendance at both religious and secular lectures, and his attendance at...

Carter Nash correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-950-134
Scope and Content note This collection contains the letters of Carter Nash, an inmate of a federal correctional institution, to Special Collections at Haverford College, regarding his religious beliefs and requests for books, written from 1999 to 2000. Eventually, this correspondence led to the publication of a September 2000 column in the journal Quaker Life. A copy of the column is also included.

Elizabeth and Leon Stern papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-1282
Overview Elizabeth Gertrude Stern (1889-1954) was an author, educator, and social worker. Leon Thomas Stern (1887-1980) was a noted American penologist and prison reformer. Materials in the collection reflect both their careers and interests.