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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:

Friends Temperance Union (New York, N.Y.)

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-094
Abstract

Records of the Friends Temperance Union of New York, a Quaker organization which promoted abstinence from all alcohol. It was founded in 1876 and ceased to meet after 5/1898. Includes Minutes, Executive Committee minutes, a Treasurer's book, and miscellaneous papers.

Dates: 1876-1905

Friends World College Collected Papers 1957-1992

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-116
Abstract Friends World College was conceived as an accredited, co-educational, degree-granting liberal arts college combining a residence program with the opportunity for foreign travel and study. Planned as a "college without walls," it was sponsored by the New York Yearly Meeting and opened in September 1965. It was merged into Long Island University in 1991. The collection contains Mary-Cushing Niles's files pertaining to all aspects of Friends World College. Mary-Cushing Niles (1900-1993), a...
Dates: 1957-1992

Friends World College Records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-082
Abstract Friends World College was conceived as an accredited, co-educational, degree-granting liberal arts college combining a residence program with the opportunity for foreign travel and study. Planned as a "college without walls," it was sponsored by the New York Yearly Meeting and opened in September 1965. The College flourished in the 1960s counterculture environment, but ran into financial difficulties in the 1970s. While much of its support came from...
Dates: 1958-2001

Friends World Committee for Consultation. Section of the Americas Records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG1
Abstract A Friends World Conference Committee, sponsored by the Fellowship Council of the American Friends Service Committee, was established in 1932 to promote better understanding among Friends world wide. The representatives at the Second World Conference of Friends, held at Swarthmore and Haverford Colleges, Pa., in 1937, approved the establishment of a continuing international organization, a Friends World Committee, to promote international contacts and cooperation among Friends. In 1958, it...
Dates: 1933-2010

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

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)

Grandom Institution (Philadelphia, Pa.)

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-040
Abstract The Grandom Institution was a charity established in 1841 through the will of Hartt Grandom, a Philadelphia Quaker, to provide fuel, clothing, and financial assistance to poor Philadelphians. The collection contains minutes, reports, legal, and financial records, as well as similar records of two affiliated but independent organizations, the Fuel Savings Society of the City and Liberties of Philadelphia, and the Philadelphia Soup House and records pertaining to the William Keinath Fund, an...
Dates: 1765-1971

Griscom Hall Association

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-041
Abstract

Griscom Hall Association was a Quaker organization which established and ran Griscom Hall, a summer recreational facility for young Quakers in Buck Hill Falls, Pennsylvania. The collection contains correspondence, reports, a history of the Hall and the Association, and other related papers.

Dates: 1907-1961

Gwynedd Boarding School (Gwynedd, Pa.)

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-042
Abstract

Gwynedd Boarding School was a Quaker boarding school for boys operated by the Foulke family in Gwynedd, Pennsylvania. The collection contains an account book (1847-1848), list of students (1853-1860), and material relating to an alumni association (1901).

Dates: 1847-1901

Haddonfield Friends School records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-131
Abstract The Haddonfield Friends School (HFS) was established by members of the Haddonfield Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends in New Jersey in 1786. The first "public" school in the borough, it accepts both Quaker and non-Quaker students. This collection consists of records compiled by Patricia Kane Williams, who joined the School Committee (Board) in 2003 and served as its clerk. It includes minutes, correspondence, and other records of the School Committee and its subcommittees,...
Dates: 1990 - 2009; Majority of material found within 2003 - 2006