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American Friends Service Committee Collected Records

Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-American Friends Service Committee

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) was set up in June 1917 as an outgrowth of and coordination point for the anti-war and relief activities of various bodies of the Religious Society of Friends in the United States.

Dates: 1917-

Annual Association for the Relief of Sick Children in the Summer Records

Identifier: SFHL-RG4-007

The Annual Association for the Relief of Sick Children in the Summer was a Quaker women's organization founded in 1818 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to provide relief for impoverished sick children and their mothers from the crowding and oppressive heat during the summer months. The collection contains minutes, 1818-1854 (gap 1819-1821) and other records, including acting committee minutes and workbook, 1843-1851.

Dates: 1818-1862

Association for the Care of Colored Orphans Records

Identifier: SFHL-RG4-008
Abstract 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

Identifier: SFHL-RG4-009
Abstract 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

Nancy J. Babb Collected Papers

Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Babb, Nancy
Abstract Nancy Babb (1884-1948) was a member of the Society of Friends who served as a field representative for the Red Cross and then as a relief worker in Russia from 1917 to the mid 1920s. On her return to the United States in 1928 Babb lectured about her work in Russia. Babb also volunteered for a number of various women's organizations, including the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. Babb established the National Circulating Library of Student's Peace Posters, an organization...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1921-1949

Benezet House Association Records

Identifier: SFHL-RG4-010
Abstract 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

Biddle family Papers

Identifier: SFHL-RG5-177
Abstract This collection contains the papers of Philadelphia Quaker Owen Biddle (1737-1799), his son, Clement Biddle (1778-1856), and numerous descendants. Owen Biddle, a scientist and merchant, was a member of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting and helped in the establishment of Westtown School (1799). Owen Biddle's papers, 1772-1793, (Series 1) include correspondence, and journals, some of which relate to his Revolutionary War activities. Three of his letterbooks, 1778-1779, have been microfilmed. The...
Dates: 1793-1951

Bucks Auxiliary Bible Association of Friends (Bucks County, Pa.) Records

Identifier: SFHL-RG4-011
Abstract The Bucks Auxiliary Bible Association of Friends, a Quaker Bible distribution society, located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, was established in 2nd month, 1830, under the Bible Association of Friends in America. Its purpose was to supply “Friends and others with the Holy Scripture, “to encourage “the frequent and serious perusal of them”, and to promote “a more accurate knowledge of their invaluable contents”. All subscriptions collected by the Auxiliary were turned over to the parent body,...
Dates: 1830-1845

Byberry Hall Association Records

Identifier: SFHL-RG4-012

Byberry Hall Association was organized in 1854 when the citizens of Byberry township and vicinity decided to form a company for the purpose of erecting a building where residents could meet to hear lectures, hold elections, etc. This collection contains the records of the Byberry Hall Association, 1847-1981. It includes the secretary's book containing minutes (1854-1905); account books, deeds and miscellaneous papers.

Dates: 1847-1981

Byberry Library Company Records

Identifier: SFHL-RG4-013

Byberry Library Company was founded in 1794 and incorporated in 1799. Located in the Byberry section of Philadelphia, Pa., the Library was generally under Quaker management. The collection includes the minutes of the director's meetings; constitution and by-laws, financial and property records, and miscellaneous papers.

Dates: 1794-1930

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Children -- Institutional care -- Pennsylvania 6
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African American children -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia 2
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Byberry (Philadelphia, Pa.) 2
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African Americans -- Vocational education -- South Carolina 1
Aiken (S.C.) -- Social conditions -- History -- 19th century 1
American periodicals 1
Antislavery Movements -- New York (State) -- New York 1
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Apprentices -- Pennsylvania 1
Asylums 1
Baltimore (Md.) -- Quakers 1
Bible -- Publication and distribution -- Pennsylvania -- Bucks County 1
Bible -- Publication and distribution -- Societies, etc. 1
Boarding schools -- South Carolina 1
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American Friends Service Committee 5
Association for the Care of Coloured Orphans (Cheyney, Pa.) 2
Biddle, Clement M. (Clement Miller), 1876-1959 2
Female Association of Philadelphia for the Relief of the Sick and Infirm Poor with Clothing 2
Friends Instruction Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 2
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Friends' Boarding House Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 2
Friends' Employment Society (New York, N.Y.) 2
Friends' War Victims' Relief Committee (London, England) 2
New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends 2
Penn Sewing School (Philadelphia, Pa.) 2
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955). Joint Committee on Indian Affairs (1869-1892) 2
Swarthmore College 2
Young Friends Aid Association (New York, N.Y.) 2
Addams, Jane, 1860-1935 1
American Friends Service Committee. Coal Relief Program 1
American Friends Service Committee. Committee on Rights of Conscience 1
Annual Association for the Relief of Sick Children in the Summer (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Association of Friends for the Free Instruction of Adult Colored Persons 1
Association of Friends for the Free Instruction of Colored Women 1
Association of Friends for the Relief of Freedmen (New York, N.Y.) 1
Babb, Nancy J. (Nancy Jones), 1884-1948 1
Balch, Emily Greene, 1867-1961 1
Beehive School for Colored Children (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Benezet House Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Biddle family 1
Biddle, Owen, 1737-1799 1
Biddle, Robert, 1867-1935 1
Biddle, William C. 1
Biddle, William Canby, 1864-1942 1
Bogardus, Joseph A., 1851-1896 1
Bowne, Amy, 1795- 1
Brinton, Anna Cox 1
Bryn Mawr College 1
Bucks Auxiliary Bible Association of Friends (Bucks County, Pa.) 1
Byberry Hall Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Byberry Library Company 1
Byberry Preparative Meeting (Society of Friends) 1
Byberry School Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Central Employment Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Central Soup Society (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Cheyney Training School for Teachers 1
Christiansburg Industrial Institute 1
Circle of the King's Daughters (New York, N.Y.) 1
Collins, Sarah, b. 1795 1
Collège Cévenol 1
Collège Cévenol. American Friends 1
Cooper, Stanley B. 1
Cope, Paul M. (Paul Markley), 1891-1973 1
Cousins, Norman 1
Cox, John, 1860-1951 1
Cromwell, Caroline A., b. 1833 1
Davis, Mary E., d. 1879 1
Dockhorn, Robert B. 1
Earlham College 1
Evans, Charles, 1802-1879 1
Free-School Society of New-York 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 Ambulance Unit 1
Friends Ambulance Unit Post-War Service 1
Friends Association for the Care and Protection of Children (West Chester, Pa.) 1
Friends Boarding Home of the Bucks Quarterly Meeting (Newtown, Pa.) 1
Friends Boarding Home of the Burlington Quarterly Meeting 1
Friends Freedmen's Association 1
Friends Housing, Inc. (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Friends Mission No.1 (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Friends Neighborhood Guild 1
Friends Relief Service 1
Friends Service Council 1
Friends Sewing School (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Friends Shelter for Girls 1
Friends Village (Newtown, Pa.) 1
Friends War Relief Service (London, England) 1
Friends' Association of Philadelphia and Its Vicinity, for the Relief of Colored Freedmen 1
Friends' Boarding Home of the Concord Quarterly Meeting 1
Friends' Home for Children (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Friends' Indian Aid Association of Philadelphia 1
Friends' Relief Committee (London, England) 1
Fry, Elizabeth Gurney, 1780-1845 1
Fry, Joseph Storrs, 1766-1835 1
Fuel Saving Society of the City and Liberties of Philadelphia 1
Gandhi, Mahatma, 1869-1948 1
Garvan, Theresa 1
Grandom Institution (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Grandom, Hartt, 1778-1840 1
Guilford College 1
Haverford College 1
Hawkins, Harry A., b. 1860 1
Hoag, May 1
Hollingsworth, H. (Henry), 1737-1803 1
Hollywood Children's Summer Home of Baltimore City 1
Holmes family 1
Holmes, Jesse Herman, 1864-1942 1
Holmes, Rebecca W. (Rebecca Webb), 1868-1957 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
Humphreys, Richard, 1750-1832 1
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