Skip to main content Skip to search results

Showing Collections: 1 - 10 of 169

A Quaker Action Group Records

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-DG-074
Scope and Contents A Quaker Action Group (AQAG) records in the Swarthmore College Peace Collection include minutes, correspondence (1966-1971), memoranda, financial records, subject files (organizations), research files (topics), project files, newsletters, press releases, statements of Quaker yearly meetings in various cities, clippings, photographs and sound recordings. The files were first processed in 1974, and then again in 1980. In 2004, archival intern, Joe Clark, sorted the papers into the present...
Dates: 1965-1973

Abington Friends School (Abington, Pa.) Account book

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-001
Overview

Abington Friends School was established by Abington Monthly Meeting in the latter part of the eighteenth century as a day school. The account book covers the period 1828-1842. Pupil's names are given with the status of their payments, etc.

Dates: 1828-1842

Alsop Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-191
Abstract This collection contains the correspondence of the Alsop and Brown families, particularly Othniel Alsop, Hannah Brown Alsop, and Othneil's English siblings, Ann and Robert Alsop. Other correspondents include Alice Jackson, Mary Coffin, and Ann Douglas. Also included are Othniel's naturalization documents, various wills, and calling cards from friends. Of particular interest is a letter dated 1799 from Othniel Alsop to sister in England, describing the "contagious fever" (yellow fever), a...
Dates: 1795-1830

Ash-Schofield Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-004
Overview Samuel Shinn Ash and his wife, Sarah Jane Schofield Ash, were prominent Quakers, active in a variety of philanthropic activities, including anti-slavery, peace, temperance, women's rights, and education. Samuel Shinn Ash was apprenticed as an engineer and machinist and worked in manufacturing. This collection consists of family papers, manuscript letters and memorabilia, largely of a domestic nature. Includes some descriptions of Meetings and religious journeys, of the early struggles of...
Dates: 1796 - 1933; Majority of material found within 1833 - 1912

Association for the Care of Colored Orphans Records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-008
Overview The Association for the Care of Colored Orphans, also known as “The Shelter,” was founded in Philadelphia by Quaker women in 1822 to care for black orphans, both boys and girls, within a nurturing, home-like environment. In 1915, it relocated to Cheyney, Pa, and became a home for girls. In 1965, its name was changed to “Friends Shelter for Girls,” and its mission evolved to serve as a home for teenaged girls. In 1981 it ceased to function as a group home and was succeeded by Friends...
Dates: 1822-1979

Association of Friends for the Free Instruction of Adult Colored Persons Records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-009
Overview The Association of Friends for the Free Instruction of Adult Colored Persons was a Quaker organization organized in 1789 in Philadelphia to operate a charity school for black adults. The Association provided free adult education to African-Americans until 1904 when it was dissolved and its assets were transferred to the Institute for Colored Youth. This collection contains minutes, financial records, and some correspondence of the Association of Friends for the Free Instruction of Adult...
Dates: 1789-1905

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

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-218
Abstract

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

David Bacon journal

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-003
Overview A journal kept during David Bacon's time with the Six Nations in 1794. Entries describe Bacon’s journey to the Six Nations territory, and interactions between himself and the members of the Six Nations, as well as discussions between representatives from the United States and Six Nations governments concerning the treaty that was to determine the land rights of the Six Nations after the end of the Revolutionary War. Bacon also includes his accounts of speeches given by both United States...
Dates: 1794

Balderston Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-299
Overview The collection contains correspondence of the family of C. Canby Balderston, a prominent Quaker and businessman. He served with the Friends Relief Service and the Relief Commission for Belgium during WWI and both of his sons, Frederick Emery Balderston and Robert W. Balderston, were COs in WWII, working as ambulance drivers. Frederick E. Balderston (1923-2007) married Judith Braude (1926-1993) in 1949. A significant part of the collection consists of her childhood and college...
Dates: 1853-1949

Esther A. and Lloyd Balderston papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-1185
Overview

Materials documenting the life of Esther Balderston Jones during her time as a missionary in Japan (1914-1924) and from her father, Lloyd Balderston, about family history and geneology.

Dates: 1885-1961

Filtered By

  • Subject: Society of Friends X
  • Subject: Quakers -- Pennsylvania X

Filter Results

Additional filters:

Library
Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College 145
Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections 16
Swarthmore College Peace Collection 5
Quaker Meeting Records at Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections and Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College 3
 
Subject
Quakers -- Pennsylvania 95
Quakers -- Social life and customs 49
Quakers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia 31
Lay ministry -- Society of Friends 27
Quakers -- Societies, etc. 22
∨ more
Society of Friends -- Pennsylvania 22
Society of Friends -- Education 20
Society of Friends -- Charities -- Records and correspondence 18
Society of Friends -- Hicksite separation 17
Charities -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia 16
Society of Friends -- Charities 16
Quakers -- Diaries 13
diaries 13
Church controversies -- Society of Friends 12
Charities -- Pennsylvania 11
Social service -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia 10
Nonprofit organizations -- Pennsylvania 9
Quaker women 9
Quakers -- History 9
Quakers -- Social service 9
Schools -- Pennsylvania 9
Education -- Pennsylvania 8
Schools -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia 8
Slavery and the church -- Society of Friends 8
Quakers -- Education 7
Quakers -- Pennsylvania -- Delaware County 7
Society of Friends -- Indian affairs 7
Women in charitable work -- Pennsylvania 7
African Americans -- Services for -- Pennsylvania 6
Poor -- Services for -- Pennsylvania 6
Quaker authors 6
Quakers -- 20th century -- Diaries 6
Children -- Institutional care -- Pennsylvania 5
Nonprofit organizations -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia 5
Quakers 5
Quakers -- New York (State) 5
Quakers -- Ohio 5
Quakers -- Pennsylvania -- Bucks County 5
Quakers -- Pennsylvania -- Chester County 5
Quakers -- Pennsylvania -- Social life and customs 5
Social service -- Pennsylvania 5
Society of Friends -- Correspondence 5
Society of Friends -- History 5
Society of Friends -- History -- Societies, etc. 5
Society of Friends -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia 5
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 5
African Americans -- Pennsylvania 4
Byberry (Philadelphia, Pa.) 4
Church work with older people -- Society of Friends 4
Church work with the poor -- Society of Friends 4
Diaries 4
Literature -- Societies, etc. 4
Peace -- Religious aspects -- Society of Friends 4
Philadelphia (Pa.) 4
Quaker businesspeople 4
Quaker women -- Pennsylvania 4
Quakers -- Family relationships 4
Quakers -- Travel 4
Seneca Indians 4
Society of Friends -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History -- Sources 4
Society of Friends -- Sermons 4
Society of Friends -- United States 4
Spiritual life -- Society of Friends 4
Universities and colleges -- Pennsylvania 4
Women -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Societies, etc. 4
African American children -- Education -- Pennsylvania 3
African Americans -- Education -- Pennsylvania 3
African Americans -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia 3
African Americans -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Population 3
Antislavery movements 3
Antislavery movements -- United States 3
Church and social problems -- Society of Friends 3
Education -- Pennsylvania -- Bucks County 3
Indians of North America -- New York (State) 3
Lay ministry -- Pennsylvania 3
Peace -- Religious aspects -- Society of Friends -- History -- Sources 3
Peace -- Societies, etc. 3
Peace movements -- United States -- History -- Sources 3
Pennsylvania -- History -- Sources 3
Poor -- Services for 3
Quaker women -- Charities 3
Quakers -- Correspondence 3
Quakers -- Delaware 3
Quakers -- Genealogy 3
Quakers -- Ireland 3
Quakers -- Massachusetts 3
Quakers -- New Jersey 3
Quakers -- Pennsylvania -- 20th century 3
Quakers -- Pennsylvania -- Education 3
Quakers -- Pennsylvania -- History -- Sources 3
Quakers -- Pennsylvania -- Kennett Square 3
Quakers -- Pennsylvania -- Media 3
Quakers -- United States 3
Quakers -- Virginia 3
Reconstruction (1914–1939) -- France 3
Society of Friends 3
Society of Friends -- Antislavery movement 3
Society of Friends -- Discipline 3
Society of Friends -- Doctrines 3
Society of Friends -- Ohio 3
∧ less
 
Names
Swarthmore College 12
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends Library 9
American Friends Service Committee 7
Westtown Boarding School 7
George School (Bucks County, Pa.) 5
∨ more
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955) 5
Brown, Moses, 1738-1836 4
Hicks, Edward, 1780-1849 4
Kersey, Jesse, 1768-1845 4
Pemberton, John, 1727-1795 4
Pendle Hill (School: Wallingford, Pa.) 4
Penn, William, 1644-1718 4
Cadbury, Henry J. (Henry Joel), 1883-1974 3
Dillwyn, George, 1738-1820 3
Evans, Edward W. (Edward Wyatt), 1882-1976 3
Fellowship of Reconciliation (U.S.) 3
Foulke family 3
Gwynedd Boarding School (Gwynedd, Pa.) 3
Haverford College 3
Hicks, Elias, 1748-1830 3
Hunn family 3
Jackson, Halliday, 1771-1835 3
Jackson, John, 1809-1855 3
Jones, Rufus M. (Rufus Matthew), 1863-1948 3
Mather family 3
Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia (Hicksite) 3
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Orthodox : 1827-1955) 3
Schofield, Martha 3
Scott, Job, 1751-1793 3
Sharples, Edith, 1743-1787 3
Sharples, Joshua, 1747-1826 3
Sharpless family 3
Smedley family 3
Abington Monthly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955) 2
Association for the Care of Coloured Orphans (Cheyney, Pa.) 2
Biddle, Clement M. (Clement Miller), 1876-1959 2
Biddle, William Canby, 1864-1942 2
Brinton family 2
Bye, Mary, 1913- 2
Eaton, Robert Whittington 2
Elkinton family 2
Elkinton, J. Passmore (Joseph Passmore), 1887-1971 2
Female Association of Philadelphia for the Relief of the Sick and Infirm Poor with Clothing 2
Fisher, Thomas, 1741-1810 2
Five Years Meeting (Society of Friends: U.S.) 2
Foulke, Joseph, 1786-1863 2
Friends Freedmen's Association 2
Friends General Conference (U.S.) 2
Friends Housing, Inc. (Philadelphia, Pa.) 2
Friends Instruction Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 2
Friends' Boarding House Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 2
Garrigues, Edward, 1756-1845 2
Green Street Monthly Meeting of Friends (Philadelphia, Pa.) 2
Hayes, John Russell, 1866-1945 2
Hodgkin, Henry T. (Henry Theodore), 1877-1933 2
Holcombe, Hadassah M. L. (Hadassah Moore Leeds), 1891-1878 2
Hull, William I. (William Isaac), 1868-1939 2
Hunn, John, 1818-1894 2
Institute for Colored Youth (Philadelphia, Pa.) 2
Jeanes, Anna T. (Anna Thomas), 1822-1907 2
Jenkins family (Jenkins, Jabez, 1792-1858) 2
Johnson, Samuel, 1763-1843? 2
Jones, Rebecca, 1739-1817 2
Kite, Mary, 1793?-1861 2
Lewis, Graceanna, 1821-1912 2
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 2
Lundy, Benjamin, 1789-1839 2
Miller, Richmond P. (Richmond Pearson), 1902-1972 2
Mott, James, 1788-1868 2
Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880 2
Ohio Yearly Meeting of Friends (Conservative : 1854- ) 2
Parrish, John, 1729-1807 2
Parry, Isaac, 1774-1857 2
Pemberton, James, 1723-1809 2
Penn Sewing School (Philadelphia, Pa.) 2
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955). Joint Committee on Indian Affairs (1869-1892) 2
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends 2
Plymouth Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends 2
Preston, Ann, 1813-1872 2
Providence Preparative Meeting of Friends (Media, Pa.) 2
Richard Humphreys Foundation 2
Rotch, William, 1759-1850 2
Schofield Normal and Industrial School (Aiken, S.C.) 2
School of the Spirit (Society of Friends) 2
Seaman, David, 1791-1844 2
Sharon Female Academy (Darby, Pa. : Township) 2
Swain, Joseph, 1857-1927 2
Thomas, Norman, 1884-1968 2
Thomas, Wilbur K. (Wilbur Kelsey), 1882-1953 2
Truman, George 2
Walton, George A. (George Arthur), 1883- 2
Walton, Joseph, 1817-1898 2
Whitson, Benjamin F., 1867-1957 2
Wilbur, John, 1774-1856 2
Woolman School (Swarthmore, Pa.) 2
Yarnall, Stanley R. (Stanley Rhoads), 1871-1964 2
Young Friends' Association (New York, N.Y.) 2
A Quaker Action Group 1
Abington Friends School (Abington, Pa.) 1
Abington Monthly Meeting of Friends (Orthodox : 1827-1944) 1
∧ less