New York Yearly Meeting Records: Elsie K. Powell House
Scope and Contents
The collection contains materials relating to the establishment of the Powell House and its function as a Quaker retreat and conference center. Collection strengths include Committee meeting minutes, financial materials, program information, publications, and historical materials.
- Powell House (Old Chatham, N.Y.) (Creator, Organization)
Limitations on Accessing the Collection
This collection is open for research. It is located at the Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College.
Copyright and Rights Information
Standard Federal Copyright Law applies (U.S. Title 17) and is the responsibility of the researcher.
Biographical / Historical
The Elsie K. Powell House is a Quaker retreat and conference center located in Old Chatham, New York. The property was donated to New York Yearly Meeting by its owner, Elsie K. Powell, Jr. in 1960. Prior to this, the property was known as Pitt Hall, and served as a summer camp for girls. The current mission of Powell House is to "foster spiritual growth after the manner of Friends...and to strengthen the application of Friends' testimonies in the world."
6 Linear Feet (12 boxes)
The Elsie K. Powell House is a Quaker retreat and conference center located in Old Chatham, New York. The collection contains materials relating to the establishment of the Powell House and its function as a Quaker retreat and conference center.
The collection is arranged into seven series: Powell House Committee, Ad Hoc Committees, Staff Meeting records, Financial records, Programs, Publications, and Miscellaneous. Files are arranged alphabetically within the series.
This collection is stored at the Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Deposit, Elsie K. Powell House, 1998 and 2018
The collection was processed by Alison Sielaff in February of 2019.
- New York Yearly Meeting Records: Elsie K. Powell House
- Alison Sielaff
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
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