Found in 245 Collections and/or Records:
The typed speech of Samuel Austin, entitled "Education and Some Educators Among Early Friends," focuses on the history of "Pagan Education" and the transition to "Christian Education." It also highlights early Quaker education and educators.
This collection is comprised of two photocopies of materials collected by Roland Herbert Bainton, a Protestant church historian and professor of ecclesiastical history at Yale University.
The autobiography of Willa E. Ballard, a Quaker teacher, describes Ballard's early life, her parents and siblings, her experience growing up as a Quaker, her training as a teacher, and her experiences teaching in Moorestown and Atlantic City, New Jersey, and at the Mekusukey School in the Seminole Nation, as well as her time as a teacher and later a principal at various schools in California.
Robert Barclay's "Apology for the True Christian Divinity," translated into French by Georges Liens, summarizes the early Quaker theological concerns of the beliefs of Friends as Barclay heard them preached by George Fox and other influential Friends.
The manuscript of Gergory Barnes's "Philadelphia's Arch Street Meeting House: A Biography" provides a history of Philadelphia's Arch Street Meeting House from the purchase of the land by William Penn in 1683, to the present, including important Quaker individuals, the influence of Philadelphia's history on the Meeting House, the Orthodox-Hicksite separation, and the Wilburite-Gurneyites.
Phillip S. Benjamin's dissertation, entitled "The Philadelphia Quakers in the Industrial Age: 1865-1920," and materials related to the manuscript, including an undated draft and Benjamin's notes for his dissertation, which are kept on notecards, describe and analyze Quaker responses to the changing social conditions in the United States created by industrialization, urbanization, and the increasing homogenization and secularization of United States culture.
"The White Quakers of Dublin, 1842-1848," an essay by Ernest H. Bennis, focuses on Joshua Jacob, an Irish Quaker who began his own branch of Quakerism, called the "White Quakers."