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SFHL/FHL/PA. Photograph Collections

 Record Group Term
Identifier: SFHL/FHL/PA
Collections of still photographic types, including paper prints, cased photographs, glass plates, and slides. Historically, when processing a collection, FHL staff have often removed the photographs from the manuscript portion (e.g. RG4 organizational records or RG5 family or personal papers) and stored them as an associated PA photographs collection. FHL staff have also assembled alphabetical files by topic, such as the Meetinghouse Picture File.

Found in 127 Collections and/or Records:

Friends Historical Library miscellaneous portraits collection

Identifier: SFHL-PA-100-P

This collection contains miscellaneous photographs, engravings, illustrations, and other images, acquired over time from various sources by the Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College. The bulk is individual portraits of Quakers, with a few non-Quakers mixed in. There are also some group portraits of Quaker families and Quaker organizations.

Dates: circa 1860-1980

Friends' Home for Children photographs

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: SFHL-PA-076
Overview Friends' Home for Children (“Friendly Acres”) was established in 1881 in Philadelphia by Hicksite Quakers. The Home was a residential facility for orphans and other children in need, modeled on a homelike environment rather than the large institution more typical of the era. As attitudes towards the care of children changed and costs soared, it was decided in 1979 to phase out the residential program, and the name was changed to Friendly Acres Community Services with its mission focused on...
Dates: 1896 - 1980

Nelson Fuson photographs of Civilian Public Service (CPS)

Identifier: SFHL-PA-139

Nelson Fuson was a physicist and educator, active in Quaker concerns. In 1941 Fuson was drafted as conscientious objector, and was assigned to several Civilian Public Service (CPS) camps during World War II. This collection includes loose black and white photos and black and white scrapbook pages, along with a handdrawn map, documenting Fuson's time in CPS.

Dates: 1942 - 1954

George School Collection of Meeting House and George School Photographs

Identifier: SFHL-PA-070

This collection of photographs was assembled by the George School Archives and transferred to the Friends Historical Library. It consists primarily of photographs of Philadelphia-area Quaker Meeting Houses taken by Gilbert Cope and A.A. Buzby from the 18070s to 1930s. There are also a few photographs by other photographers, photographs of Meeting Houses beyond Philadelphia, and George School graduating classes. George School is a Quaker school in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Dates: 1870 - 1936

Gibbons family photographs

Identifier: SFHL-PA-121

The Gibbons family were Quakers in the Chester County / Delaware County area. They were heavily involved in philanthropic work, donating funds for a Sunday School to Swarthmore Presbyterian Church, and founding the Gibbons Home. This collection is composed of Gibbons family images--portraits of individuals, travel photos, and prints/photos of residences, among others. Card photos, tintypes, a few loose color photographs, and others are found in this collection.

Dates: 1880 - 1987

Anna Gillingham photographs

Identifier: SFHL-PA-142
Overview Anna Gillingham (1878-1964) was a prominent Quaker educator and author. She taught at Friends Central School in Philadelphia from 1901-05, was school psychologist in the Ethical Culture School in New York City from 1905-36, directed the remedial reading program at the Punahon School in Honolulu from 1936-38, and was a consultant on remedial reading after 1938. She also co-authored a book on remedial training for children with Stillman. She was co-founder of the Orton Society, a national...
Dates: 1870 - 1953

Wayne Bassett Hadley photograph collection

Identifier: SFHL-PA-151

Wayne B. Hadley (1926-2001) was a family historian whose particular interest was in Quaker history and genealogy. This collection contains family photographs, both in photo albums and loose, and slides of various meeting houses and residences.

Dates: 1926 - 2001

1992 "Halcyon" (Swarthmore College yearbook) photographs

Identifier: SFHL-PA-133

This collection consists of the photographs that were used to produce the 1992 version of the "Halcyon," the Swarthmore College yearbook.

Dates: 1992

R. W. Harrington slide and photo collection, New York Yearly Meeting

Identifier: SFHL-PA-096

This collection consists of color photographs and slides compiled by R. W.ard Harrington, professor and Quaker involved with New York Yearly Meeting. The photographs are primarily of individuals and groups, and the slides are mainly of meeting houses in New York Yearly Meeting.

Dates: 1971 - 1978

Harvey family pictures

Identifier: SFHL-PA-124
Overview Dorothy Harvey Leonard was a nurse and family historian until her death in 2007. The Harvey family descends through Jesse Harvey, the son of Michael and Elizabeth, who was married to Keziah Ward in Center Monthly Meeting, NC, in 1786. Related families include Carter, Tregelles, Thorp, Palmer, Sharpless, Hampton, and many others.
 This collection contains artwork, albums, slides, negatives, and photos of families, people, events, nursing, schools, places, homes, vacations, and...
Dates: 1851 - 2003