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Mary Elizabeth Pidgeon Schlesinger Library Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-124
Abstract Mary Elizabeth Pidgeon (1890-1979) was born into an extended Quaker family who lived for generations in Clarke and Loudon counties, Virginia. She moved beyond the Virginia Quaker community to a career in the women's movement, first as a campaigner for women's suffrage (1917-1920), then as an educator and political activist in Virginia (1920-1928) and finally as a research economist for the Women's Bureau of the U.S. Department of Labor (1928-1956). During her retirement years, Pidgeon became...
Dates: 1906-1979

Richard Humphreys Foundation Records

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-059
Abstract The Richard Humphreys Foundation was created as the result of a bequest of Richard Humphreys (1750-1832), a Philadelphia Quaker who left funds for the establishment of a school for African Americans in Philadelphia. The school was founded as the Institute for Colored Youth. A group of Quakers, known first as the Association and after 1842 as the Corporation, oversaw the Institute. Actual management was performed by a board of managers who reported to the Corporation. The Corporation was...
Dates: 1837-1982

Richardson-Yarnall family papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-187
Abstract The collection contains personal papers, primarily correspondence, of members of the Richardson and Yarnall families, Pennsylvania Quakers who emigrated to America in the 1680s. The families were united by the marriage in 1816 of Nathaniel Richardson and Hannah Yarnall of Byberry. Of special significance are the diaries of Quaker ministers Peter Yarnall (1754-1798) and his second wife, Hannah Haines Thornton Yarnall (1765-1822) and their correspondence with family and fellow ministers. ...
Dates: 1722 - 1962

Society for Home Culture records

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-09-026
Scope and Contents

The Society for Home Culture records includes four volumes: three volumes of minutes, which include tipped in annual reports, and lists of students with the subject they studied, by year; and one volume of a list of books to be studied, which includes the name of items, sometimes a brief description of the item, and the date of publication.

Dates: 1880-1894

Society for the Free Instruction of the Black People writing assignments

 Collection — othertype: SC-011
Identifier: SFHL-SC-011
Abstract

This collection includes thank-you letters from African-American scholars to their Quaker teachers of the Society for the Free Instruction of the Black People. Also included are other writing assignments.

Dates: 1790-1802

Sunnycrest Farm for Negro Boys (Cheyney, Pa.) Records

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-043
Abstract

Sunnycrest Farm for Negro Boys was founded in 1855 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as the Home for Destitute Colored Children, a Hicksite Quaker women's charity which provided shelter and education for black children (generally boys) and then placed them with private families. The Home built a new facility in Cheyney, Pa, in 1922, and the name was changed to Sunnycrest Farm for Negro Boys in 1945. The collection contains minutes, financial and legal records, and reports.

Dates: 1855-1956

Swarthmore Schools Collection

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Identifier: SFHL-RG7-022
Abstract

The Swarthmore School District, Delaware County, Pa., was created in 1893 with the incorporation of the Borough of Swarthmore. This is an artificial collection, composed of records and memorabilia from various sources and organized by the staff of Friends Historical Library.

Dates: 1896-2011

Norman Walton Swayne Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-144
Abstract The Swayne family were Quakers of southern Chester County, Pennsylvania. Caleb Swayne was a farmer and tanner, and his son, Benjamin, also operated a tan yard and conducted a school for boys, the London Grove Boarding School. Evan Thomas Swayne also taught at London Grove, but moved to the Eaton Institute, a boarding school for girls in Kennett, after 1865. His son, Edward Swayne, had a greenhouse business and wrote poetry. Edward's sister, Anna Belle, was a photographer before her marriage...
Dates: 1733-1987

Lily Ross Taylor papers

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Identifier: BMC-1974-05
Abstract

Lily Ross Taylor was Professor of Latin and Dean at Bryn Mawr College, Director of the American Academy in Rome, and a renowned Classicist. Her papers include lecture notes, correspondence, and personal memorabilia.

Dates: 1886 - 1969
Found in: Bryn Mawr College

Speer Family papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: BMC-M72
Abstract The Speer Family papers represent four generations of that family, with the bulk of material attributed to the last two generations, especially Robert Elliott Speer and his wife and three of his five children: Emma Bailey, Elliott, Margaret Bailey, and William Speer. The family was active in the Presbyterian Church, serving that institution in a variety of different capacities. The children, in addition to their religious roles, held prominent positions in academic administration. The...
Dates: 1802 - 1982; Majority of material found within 1883 - 1943
Found in: Bryn Mawr College

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Bailey, Charles Lukens 1
Bailey, Emma Harriet Doll 1
Barbour, Constance Speer 1
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Bond, Elizabeth Powell, 1841-1926 1
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Brown, Thomas Kite, 1851-1929 1
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Carter family 1
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Cope, Alexis T., 1850-1883 1
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Cope, Caleb 1
Cope, Clementine 1
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Cope, Henry 1
Cope, Thomas Pim 1
Cope, William D. (William Drinker) 1
Cox, Sallie (Sarah Jones), 1837-1930 1
Cratty, Mabel 1
De Laguna, Grace Andrus 1
Dodge, Grace H. (Grace Hoadley) 1
Eastburn family 1
Eastburn, Margaret Roberts, 1880-1964 1
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Eliot, Charles William 1
Emlen family 1
Emlen, James, 1760-1798 1
Emlen, James, 1792-1866 1
Emlen, Samuel 1
Emlen, Samuel, 1829-1920 1
Emlen, Sarah Foulke Farquhar (Sarah Foulke Farquhar Emlen), 1787-1849 1
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Evans, Rachel Reeve Cope 1
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Haverford College. Office of the President 1
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Heacock, Jane 1
Heacock, Joseph, 1800-1883 1
Heacock, Joseph, 1846-1918 1
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Home for Destitute Colored Children (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Home for the Moral Reform of Destitute Colored Children (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964 1
Hotchkiss School 1
Humphreys, Richard, 1750-1832 1
Institute for Colored Youth (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Institute for Colored Youth at Cheyney 1
Jacoby, Judith Kate Haywood 1
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