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Archives & Manuscripts

Women -- New York (State) -- New York -- Societies, etc.

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Friends' Employment Society Record

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-098
Overview The Friends Employment Society was founded in 1862 in New York City by Hicksite women as the Women's Association of Friends for the Employment and Relief by Clothing of the Suffering Poor. Incorporated in 1902, it provided employment for the working poor by providing sewing projects. In 1948 it revised its charter to state its purpose of giving help to needy people, through contributions to other charitable organizations. This collection contains minutes and...
Dates: 1862-1948

Ladies Art Association (New York, N.Y.)

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-047
Overview The Ladies Art Association was founded in New York City in 1867, and its members were involved in studio art and art education. Many of its members and officers were Quakers. The collection contains the Association's constitution, publicity materials, correspondence (1887-1914), and other records.
Dates: 1871-1914

New York Female Association records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-095
Overview Formed in 1798 to give aid to the sick poor, the New York Female Association created the first public female school in New York in 1800. Until 1845, it worked with the Free School Society to establish and maintain public schools in New York while also continuing its efforts to help the indigent. Since 1845, the association has been a small gift-giving committee. The collection includes minutes and financial records.
Dates: 1798-1988