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Society for Home Culture records

Identifier: HC.MC-975-09-026

Scope and Contents

The Society for Home Culture records includes four volumes: three volumes of minutes, which include tipped in annual reports, and lists of students with the subject they studied, by year; and one volume of a list of books to be studied, which includes the name of items, sometimes a brief description of the item, and the date of publication.


  • Creation: 1880-1894


Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17).

Historical Note

The Society for Home Culture was formed in 1880 in Philadelphia, PA by the Society of Friends. According to a note at the end of the 1891 minutes, in 1894 the Society "ceased to exist." Its bylaws were revised in 1884, the edits from that revision are included in the 1884 minute book. The goal of the society was to "encourage the habit of regularly devoting some portion of time to the cultivation of the mind, and to advise and assist those who desire to prosecute or extend their studies after leaving school." The society had an outline of subjects and books that the reccomend people study, as well as directions for study. Its membership was dues-based.


0.25 Linear Feet (4 volumes)




The Society for Home Culture records were donated to Quaker & Special Collections, Haverford College, in 1952 by the Germantown Monthly Meeting.

Related Materials

Society for Home Culture PG3 (Haverford Quaker and Special Collections)

Processing Information

Processed by Mary A. Crauderueff; completed December 2015.

Society for Home Culture records, 1880-1894
Mary A. Crauderueff
December 2015
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