Skip to main content Skip to search results

Showing Collections: 1 - 5 of 5

Asylum for the Relief of Persons Deprived of the Use of Their Reason collected records

Identifier: SFHL-SC-218

This collection contains information sent to Tyler Williams, agent for Shrewsbury Monthly Meeting, N.J., concerning the Asylum for the Relief of Persons Deprived of the Use of Their Reason. It includes the proposal for the Asylum, announcement of its opening, an admission certificate, and other circulars that were sent to meetings under the care of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.

Dates: 1812-1831

Grandom Institution (Philadelphia, Pa.)

Identifier: SFHL-RG4-040
Overview 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

Richard Humphreys Foundation Records

Identifier: SFHL-RG4-059
Overview 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

Judy and Michael Van Hoy Papers

Identifier: SFHL-RG5-341
Overview The papers of Judy and Michael Van Hoy, members of Green Street Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, who have been deeply involved in social justice concerns particularly through the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Workcamps programs. Both also were active in international workcamps, especially in Kenya. Judy Van Hoy maintained correspondence with many international workcampers, including extensive correspondence with Jane Swart, a South African who worked at the Quaker Peace Centre...
Dates: 1967 - 2015

Joseph Wharton Family Papers

Identifier: SFHL-RG5-162
Overview Joseph Wharton (1826-1909) was a prominent Philadelphia Quaker merchant, industrialist, scientist, and philanthropist who was active in 19th century Delaware Valley manufacturing, business, and education development. The papers cover in depth his business activities as well as his career as Manager of Swarthmore College for over 35 years and as founder of the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce at the University of Pennsylvania. The collection includes business correspondence, 1855-1908,...
Dates: 1691-1955

Filtered By

  • Subject: Quakers -- Pennsylvania X
  • Subject: Quakers -- Pennsylvania X
  • Subject: Social service -- Pennsylvania X
  • Subject: Quakers -- Social service X

Filter Results

Additional filters:

Quakers -- Social service 3
Church and social problems -- Society of Friends 2
Endowments -- Pennsylvania 2
Quakers -- Pennsylvania 2
Quakers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia 2
∨ more
Quakers -- Social service -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia 2
Social service -- Pennsylvania 2
African Americans -- Education -- Pennsylvania 1
African Americans -- Pennsylvania 1
Business and education 1
Charities -- Pennsylvania 1
Charities -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia 1
Children -- Institutional care -- Pennsylvania 1
Education -- Pennsylvania 1
Endowments -- Quakers 1
Evangelical Quakers 1
Food relief -- Pennsylvania 1
Housing -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia 1
Industrialization -- United States 1
Industries -- United States -- History 1
Inner cities -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia 1
Iron industry and trade 1
Mentally ill -- Care -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia 1
Mineral industries 1
Nonprofit organizations -- Pennsylvania 1
Peace -- Posters -- History -- Sources 1
Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Social conditions 1
Philanthropists -- United States 1
Poor -- Energy assistance 1
Poor -- Pennsylvania 1
Poor -- Services for -- Pennsylvania 1
Psychiatric hospitals -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia 1
Quaker educators 1
Quakers -- Diaries 1
Quakers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History -- 20th century 1
Quakers -- Social life and customs 1
Quakers -- United States -- Biography 1
Quakers in business 1
Social justice -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History -- Sources 1
Social service -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia 1
Society of Friends -- Charities 1
Society of Friends -- Charities -- Pennsylvania 1
Society of Friends -- Charities -- Records and correspondence 1
Society of Friends -- Education 1
Society of Friends -- Missions -- Kenya 1
Society of Friends -- Pennsylvania 1
Soup kitchens -- Pennsylvania 1
Teachers colleges -- Pennsylvania 1
Work camps 1
Work camps -- Pennsylvania 1
∧ less
Asylum for the Relief of Persons Deprived of the Use of Their Reason 1
Cheyney Training School for Teachers 1
Fisher family 1
Fisher, Hannah Rodman, 1764-1819 1
Fisher, Jabez Maud, 1750-1779 1