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SFHL/FHL/RG4. Organizational Records

 Record Group Term
Identifier: SFHL/FHL/RG4
Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College holds the records of many organizations that were established by or largely under the direction of members of the Society of Friends.

Found in 125 Collections and/or Records:

Sky Island Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-121
Abstract

Sky Island was a refugee vacation hostel run by the American Friends Service Committee in copperation with the American Christian Committee for Refugees from about 1938 until at least 1947. Flora E. Pottenger was a teacher from Warsaw, Indiana, who worked at Sky Island during the summer of 1946. Her Sky Island papers, all photocopies, include correspondence, reports, and photographs.

Dates: 1945-1947

Fowler Orphanage Association Records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-123
Abstract

Fowler Orphanage (later Fowler Home for Girls) in Cairo, Egypt was founded in 1906 with money collected by John and Esther Fowler, both members of the Society of Friends. The Fowler Orphanage Association, afiliated with Ohio Yearly Meeting (Conservative), was formed in 1927 to provide support and met yearly until it was laid down in 1987. Collection includes minutes of the Association as well as related correspondence, financial records, and photographs.

Dates: 1926-1987

Quakers Uniting in Publications (QUIP) Records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-103
Abstract Quakers Uniting in Publications (QUIP) is a group founded in 1983 to promote production and distribution of Quaker materials. It is an international network of organizations and individuals that work to make Quaker publications more accessible and to support the production of Quaker publications through forums, conferences, annual meetings, and collaborative projects. This collection includes documents concerning the group's formation, membership lists, treasurer's records, correspondence,...
Dates: 1983-2010

Gasport Woman's Christian Temperance Union records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-126
Abstract

This small collection contains the minutes of the Gasport branch of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, 1912-1927, and financial records, 1927-1967. While the group was non-sectarian, many of its members belonged to Hartland (Gasport) Monthly Meeting.

Dates: 1912-1967

School of the Spirit Records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-127
Abstract

The School of the Spirit is a ministry of prayer and teaching under the care of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting's Worship and Care Standing Committee. Its primary activity is the two-year program, "On Being a Spiritual Nurturer."

Dates: 1990-1998

Quaker Lesbian Conference Planning Committee Records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-128
Abstract The planning committee for the Quaker Lesbian Conference emerged out discussions in the 1970s focused on Quaker gay and lesbian concerns. The first Quaker Lesbian Conference met in 1977 "to provide a loving time and space in which Quakers and others familiar with Quakerism who are lesbian, bi-sexual, or moving towards those identities could meet in a shared environment," according to an early statement. The planning committee organized annual conferences from 1977 to 2009, mostly located in...
Dates: 1977-2009

Quaker Earthcare Witness Records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-104
Abstract

Friends Committee on Unity with Nature (FCUN) grew out of the Workshop on Living in Harmony with the Natural Environment at the FGC Gathering at Oberlin in 1987. In 2001, sixteen North American yearly meetings appointed representatives to its Annual Meeting. In 2003, their name was changed to Quaker Earthcare Witness. The group publishes a newsletter, BeFriending Creation.

Dates: 1987 - 2019

Trenton Friends Literary Society Minute book

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-105
Abstract

Trenton Friends Literary Society was formed by a group of Quakers in Trenton, New Jersey, who met every two weeks at members' homes to discuss books, poetry and lectures. Collection contains Minutes of Trenton Friends Literary Society, 1893-1903. Also includes 1893 essay by Dr. Laura Satterthwaite, entitled An Appeal for Loyalty to Truth rather than Sect.

Dates: 1893-1903

Gibbons Home (Springfield, Pa.) records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-106
Abstract The Gibbons Home was a residential home in Springfield Township, Delaware County, Pa., for elderly women of limited income. It was established in 1918 by the will of Sallie P. Gibbons, the last survivor of a family which had local Quaker roots. The Home was finally opened in the family house on Baltimore Pike in 1940. The house was torn down in 1970 to make way for a mall, and the Gibbons Home moved to a new building on Lincoln Avenue in Springfield. In 2000 the assets of the Home were...
Dates: ca.1880-ca.1987 (bulk: 1892-1969)

Novelty Records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-107
Abstract

The Novelty was a women's social club founded in Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, in 1887. Most of its first members were Quakers and members of Lansdowne Monthly Meeting. The group was established "for the promotion of sociability and good house and home-keeping," according to its by-laws. The records include minutes, 1887-1938 and scattered, 1954, 1982-1984; by-laws and membership lists and attendance, writings by members, histories, and some miscellaneous material.

Dates: 1887-1992