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Benjamin R. Burdsall papers

 Collection — othertype: SC-252
Identifier: SFHL-SC-252

Burdsall was active in Young Friends Fellowship, serving on the Executive Committee, and Friends General Conference. This small collection mostly contains materials relating to those activities.

Dates: 1934 - 1942

Stephen G. Cary papers

Identifier: HC.MC-1240
Abstract Stephen G. Cary graduated from Germantown Friends School in 1933 and from Haverford College in 1937. He earned a master's degree in international administration from Columbia University in 1943. Between 1946 and 1969, Cary worked for the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), and was the chairman of the AFSC from 1979 to 1991. Cary was a member of the Haverford College Board of Managers from 1955 to 1969. In 1969, he joined the staff as vice president of development. He was acting...
Dates: 1930-2002

Bliss Forbush Papers

Identifier: SFHL-RG5-043
Abstract Bliss Forbush (1896-1987), Quaker educator, administrator, and author, served as the Headmaster of Baltimore Friends School, Chairman of Friends General Conference, and Executive Secretary of Baltimore Monthly Meeting. The collection contains many of his scrapbooks, including “A Forbush Chronicle” is the three volume manuscript 1896-1976, with additions to 1979, of his autobiography. Also in this collection are the manuscripts of Elias Hicks, Quaker Liberal, and A History of Baltimore Yearly...
Dates: circa 1915-1945

Dean Freiday Papers

Identifier: SFHL-RG5-215

This collection contains the correspondence and writings of Dean Freiday (b. 1915), a Quaker writer and theologian. The papers reflect his wide range of activities in numerous Christian church groups and discussion groups. The correspondence includes leading Friends, such as Arthur Roberts, Douglas Steere, and Larry Miller. His writings on topics specific to the Society of Friends and interfaith issues of ecumenism, ecclesiology, and the sacraments.

Dates: 1956-1999

Friends General Conference Photos

Identifier: SFHL-PA-084

Founded in 1900, when Hicksite yearly meetings joined together, the FGC is dedicated to holding annual meetings intended to nurture Quaker faith, practice, and inclusivity. In this collection, dated from 1894 to 1997, the yearly FGC meetings are photographed and presented in loose black and white and color photographs that show conference attendees and locations.

Dates: 1894 - 1997

Friends General Conference Records

Identifier: SFHL-RG4-025

Friends General Conference is a Quaker organization in the unprogrammed tradition of the Religious Society of Friends which primarily serves affiliated yearly and monthly meetings. For additional information about Friends General Conference, please consult their web site:

Dates: 1867-2013

Friends Historical Library collection of panoramic photographs

Identifier: SFHL-PA-172

This collection includes rolled panoramic photos, mostly Quaker conferences, including New York Yearly Meeting (NYYM), Friends General Conference (FGC), Friends World Conference, Young Friends Conference, and more.

Dates: 1911 - 1967

Hadassah M. L. (Hadassah Moore Leeds) Holcombe Diaries

Identifier: SFHL-RG5-063
Abstract Hadassah M.L. Holcombe (1891-1978) was a Quaker educator who was a co-founder of the Friends Council of Education and served as Secretary of the Friends General Conference and Chairman of the Committee on Education of the Friends World Conference. Hadassah Holcombe taught mathematics at the Germantown Friends School for ten years, and, in addition to her other activities, served on the Boards of Swarthmore College, Antioch, George School, Sidwell Friends, and Haverford College. The...
Dates: 1904-1937

Mary R. Hopkins Papers

Identifier: SFHL-RG5-222
Abstract Mary Hopkins (b. 2928), Quaker social worker, lecturer, and feminist, wrote and spoke on the issue of women in the Quaker faith and community. Much of her research involved ancient religions and the ways that modern women can incorporate these ideas into their spiritual life. Hopkins gave lectures and slide shows to many groups. Her research and lectures led to a video series titled Woman and her Symbols. The collection includes letters and papers relating to...
Dates: 1936-2002

Quaker Disciplines

Identifier: SFHL-MSS-005

The Society of Friends or Quakers (the terms are synonymous) was founded in the middle of the seventeenth century in England by George Fox and others. The Friends Historical Library has collected Quaker disciplines since its founding in 1871. FHL is also the official repository for the records of seven American yearly meetings.

Dates: 1689-2018

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