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Friends Reading Circle of Media

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-070
Abstract

Friends Reading Circle of Media was a Quaker book group established in 1877 in Media, Pennsylvania, for the purpose of discussing Quaker and other religious writings and as a social gathering for Friends. This collection contains its minutes, 1877-1891. Also included are minutes of the Friends Reading Circle for the Northern District, 1875-1876, whose secretary, Elton B. Gifford, moved to the Media area in 1877.

Dates: 1877-1891

Friends Social Union (Ambler, Pa.)

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-038
Abstract

Friends Social Union was a Hicksite Quaker social club established in 1907 in Ambler, Pennsylvania. The collection contains minutes, 1907 1924.

Dates: 1907-1924

Friends Social Union (Philadelphia, Pa.)

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-039
Abstract

Friends Social Union was founded in 1924 in Philadelphia, Pa., as a social club for Quaker men. In 1976 the by-laws were amended to include women as members. The records include by-laws, minutes, and miscellaneous, 1924-1990.

Dates: 1924 - 1990

Collected papers of Alice P. Hadley and the Thread and Needle Society

 Collection — othertype: RG5-302
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-302
Abstract

Alice C. Paxson Hadley (1857-1919) was the daughter of Frederick and Lydia Betts Paxson, Philadelphia Hicksite Quakers. She was a founding member of the Thread and Needle Society, a social and charitable club of young Friends. Alice kept a diary that recorded events and meetings of the group 1873 to 1880 which were transcribed by her granddaughter, and she collected memorabilia and speeches she presented.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1873 - 1897; 1873-1897, 2015

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

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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

Home for the Moral Reform of Destitute Colored Children

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-044
Abstract The Home for the Moral Reform of Destitute Colored Children, an Orthodox Quaker charity which provided shelter and education for black children, was organized in 1854 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Home was incorporated in 1860. By the end of the 19th century, the organization's primary function was providing financial support for other educational and shelter programs for black youths, including The Shelter (Association for the Care of Colored Orphans). This bound volume contains the...
Dates: 1859-1907

Howard Institution (Philadelphia, Pa.)

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-045
Abstract

The Howard Institution was a Quaker women's charity founded in Philadelphia in 1853 to provide shelter to discharged female prisoners. Its scope was later broadened to assist more generally troubled women and girls. It ceased activity in 1956. The collection contains correspondence from 1942 to 1956, administrative papers, and printed reports and history.

Dates: 1857-1956

Ladies Benevolent Association of New Brighton (Pa.)

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-072
Abstract The Ladies Benevolent Association of New Brighton was a largely Quaker women's society, founded in 1846 in New Brighton, Pennsylvania, to provide clothing and other necessities to destitute poor. In 1907, the Ladies Benevolent Association cooperated with groups to engage a visiting nurse; this organization, known as the District Nurse Association was disbanded five years later. After World War II, the need for sewing declined, and the Ladies Benevolent Association then turned its support to...
Dates: 1846-1977

Media Friends' Association minutes

 Collection — othertype: RG4-085
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-085
Abstract

Media Friends Association, a Quaker study and social group, was established in 1894 in Media, Pennsylvania, by members of Providence Preparative Meeting (Hicksite). The goal of the Association was to further discussion and knowledge of the history and testimonies of Friends, and the meetings, which included reports, papers, and readings, were open to all who were interested. The collection contains one volume of minutes, with constitution and by-laws included.

Dates: 1894-1925

Novelty Records

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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

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Association for the Care of Coloured Orphans (Cheyney, Pa.) 2
Young Friends' Association (New York, N.Y.) 2
Atkinson, Caroline J., 1881-1953 1
Beaver Valley General Hospital (New Brighton, Pa.) 1
Beehive School for Colored Children (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
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Benezet House Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Bryn Mawr College 1
Bucks Auxiliary Bible Association of Friends (Bucks County, Pa.) 1
Burlington-Bucks Young Friends Forum 1
Byberry Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends 1
Carter, Arabella, 1867- 1
Chester Friends Association (Chester, Pa.) 1
Christiansburg Industrial Institute 1
District Nurse Association of New Brighton (Pa.) 1
Earlham College 1
Female Association of Philadelphia for the Relief of the Sick and Infirm Poor with Clothing 1
Freedmen's Friend (Cambria, Va.) 1
Friendly Acres (Orphanage : Secane, Pa.) 1
Friendly Acres Community Services (Secane, Pa.) 1
Friendly Settlement Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Friends Association for the Care and Protection of Children (West Chester, Pa.) 1
Friends Association of Byberry 1
Friends Council on Education (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Friends Freedmen's Association 1
Friends General Conference (U.S.) 1
Friends Mission No.1 (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Friends Neighborhood Guild 1
Friends Reading Circle for the Northern District (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Friends Reading Circle of Media (Pa.) 1
Friends Shelter for Girls 1
Friends Social Union (Ambler, Pa.) 1
Friends Social Union (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Friends World Conference. Committee on Education 1
Friends' Association of Philadelphia and Its Vicinity, for the Relief of Colored Freedmen 1
Friends' Boarding House Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Friends' Home for Children (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Friends' War Victims' Relief Committee (London, England) 1
Guilford College 1
Gwynedd Monthly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1936) 1
Hadley, Alice Paxson 1
Haverford College 1
Holcombe, Hadassah M. L. (Hadassah Moore Leeds), 1891-1878 1
Home for Destitute Colored Children (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Home for the Moral Reform of Destitute Colored Children (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Howard Institution (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Joseph Sturge Mission School (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Ladies Benevolent Association of New Brighton (Pa.) 1
Lippincott, H. Mather, Jr. (Horace Mather), 1921-2010 1
Locust Street Mission Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Media Friends' Association (Media, Pa.) 1
Moon family 1
Moore family 1
Mott, Thomas 1
Neall, Daniel, 1784-1846 1
Niblick Club 1
Northern Association of the City and County of Philadelphia for the Relief and Employment of Poor Women 1
Novelty (Club : Lansdowne, Pa.) 1
Ozone Golf Club 1
Pennsylvania Hall (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Pennsylvania Hall Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Philadelphia First Day School Union 1
Philadelphia Quaker Women (Organization) 1
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends Library 1
Philadelphia Young Friends' Association 1
Price, William Webb, 1892-1961 1
Providence Preparative Meeting of Friends (Media, Pa.) 1
Shoemaker family 1
Shoemaker, Mary Williams, 1861-1953 1
Shoemaker, Thomas (Thomas Howard), 1851-1936 1
Smedley family 1
Spring Street Mission (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Spring Street Settlement (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Sunnycrest Farm for Negro Boys (Cheyney, Pa.) 1
The Whittier Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Thread and Needle Society 1
Truman, Joseph M. 1
Union Lyceum (Montgomery County, Pa.) 1
Webb, Samuel 1
Whittier (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Young Friends Movement (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Young Friends' Association (Kennett Square, Pa.) 1
Young Friends' Association (West Chester, Pa.) 1
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