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Benezet House Association Records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-010
Overview The Benezet House Association, Philadelphia, Pa., was formed in 1917 to assist and educate the City's poor African American and immigrant residents. It was created by the merger of the Joseph Sturge Mission School, a First Day school for African Americans founded in 1865; Anthony Benezet School, founded in 1795 as the School for Black People and their Descendants (also known as the Raspberry Street School); and Western District Colored School, founded 1848 under the care of Twelfth Street...
Dates: 1846-1945

Home for the Moral Reform of Destitute Colored Children

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-044
Overview 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

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

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-043
Overview

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

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Association for the Care of Coloured Orphans (Cheyney, Pa.) 1
Beehive School for Colored Children (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Benezet House Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Home for Destitute Colored Children (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Home for the Moral Reform of Destitute Colored Children (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1