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Koozma J. Tarasoff photographs of visit to Philadelphia Yearly Meeting

Identifier: SFHL-PA-068

Scope and Contents

Photographs in this collection depict Quaker Meeting Houses in the Philadelphia area, including Arch Street and Race Street; Schools, including Westtown and Media-Providence Friends School; and prominent Quakers, including E. Raymond Wilson and Laurama Pixton.


  • Creation: 1983-03


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This collection is available for research use.

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Biographical / Historical

Koozma John Tarasoff was born in 1932 to John and Anastasia Tarasoff in the Henrietta District of Saskatchewan, Canada. Growing up in a home, on an isolated farm, and in an environment mainly inhabited by Doukhobors, a spiritual religious group of Russian descent, he would carry the Doukhobor philosophy with him throughout his life.

After graduating in 1958 with a Bachelor of Arts and Science degree from University of Saskatchewan (while most would steer towards pursuing a career in their chosen field), Koozma remained steadfast in his ethnic writing craft and was introduced to wide and exciting world of anthropology and ethnography at the University of British Columbia. His photos and authorial research have been used in numerous books, magazines, in video, film productions and multimedia presentations by other authors, producers and directors.

Biographical information copied from Koozma Tarasoff's personal website,, 2017.


.1 cubic ft. (Half a box, stored with PA-070)

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Koozma J. Tarasoff (born 1932) is a scholar of the Doukhobors, a Spiritual Christian religious group of Russian origin with a sizeable community in Canada. This collection consists of black and white photographs taken by Tarasoff on a trip to Philadelphia Yearly Meeting in March 1983. He photographed Quaker Meeting Houses and schools and prominent Quakers including E. Raymond Wilson and Laurama Pixton.


The photographs are organized according to Meeting House and region in plastic sleeves.

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