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William Penn Charter School archives

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-1115

Scope and Contents

The William Penn Charter School archives contain the financial, historical, business, and social records of the school, dating back as far as 1685. Documents signed by William Penn, Benjamin Franklin, and former Philadelphia mayors William Hudson and Wdward Shippen, are included as well as a variety of school texts and memorabilia, which illuminate the traditions and history of the William Penn Charter School.

Dates

  • after 1685

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical / Historical

The William Penn Charter School is an independent school located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The school was founded in 1689 by William Penn and is the oldest Quaker school in the world.

Extent

20 Linear Feet (25 boxes, 1 oversized drawer, 150+ books, 24 microfilm reels, 1 box of 3-dimensional objects)

Language

English

Overview

The William Penn Charter School archives contain the financial, historical, business, and social records of the school, dating back as far as 1685. Documents signed by William Penn, Benjamin Franklin, and former Philadelphia mayors William Hudson and Edward Shippen, are included as well as a variety of school texts and memorabilia, which illuminate the traditions and history of the William Penn Charter School.

Related Materials

More current information pertaining to the William Penn Charter School can be found in the Haverford College Special Collections Pamphlet Group (PG 2 William Penn Charter School).

Processing Information

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Title
William Penn Charter School archives, undated
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Find It at the Library

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