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Kendal Residents Association Records

Identifier: SFHL-RG4-118

Scope and Contents

Contains the records of the Kendal Residents' Association, an organization of people who live at Kendal at Longwood, a Quaker-sponsored retirement community. Includes records of its History Committee and copies of The Kendal Reporter, an in-house newsletter that was published in 1972 and 1973 before and just after its opening.

Organized into series: 1. History Committee; 2. Publications.


  • Creation: 1972-1995


Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Collection is open for research.

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Biographical / Historical

In 1963, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting appointed a Committee on the Care of Aging Friends to examine Quaker facilities for the elderly. Four years later, the first Quaker-sponsored lifecare community in the Delaware Valley was built by Gwynedd Friends Meeting at Foulkeways. Kendal at Longwood was the third such Quaker-sponsored project. Under the auspices of Friends Hall at West Chester, a committee met to investigate sites, and were able to purchase 77.6 acres at Longwood in Kennett Square in 1971. They formed a new corporation, Kendal at Longwood, in 1973. The first residents moved into their apartments in October that same year. The Kendal at Longwood Residents Association was founded a month later, on November 28, 1973, when 200 people met to adopt a constitution and elect officers.


0.3 linear ft. (1 box)

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Kendal at Longwood is a Quaker-sponsored retirement community located in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. The Kendal Residents' Association Collection includes records of the History Committee and copies of the Kendal Reporter.

Physical Location

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donor: Kendal Residents' Associaion, 1996.

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