Industrialization -- United States
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Scope and Content note This collection is composed of Phillip S. Benjamin's dissertation for Columbia University, entitled, "The Philadelphia Quakers in the Industrial Age: 1865-1920," and materials related to the manuscript, including an undated draft and Benjamin's notes for his dissertation, which are kept on notecards. Benjamin's dissertation describes and analyzes Quaker's responses to the changing social conditions in America, created by industrialization and urbanization and the increasing homogenization and...
Overview Joseph Wharton (1826-1909) was a prominent Philadelphia Quaker merchant, industrialist, scientist, and philanthropist who was active in 19th century Delaware Valley manufacturing, business, and education development. The papers cover in depth his business activities as well as his career as Manager of Swarthmore College for over 35 years and as founder of the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce at the University of Pennsylvania. The collection includes business correspondence, 1855-1908, of...