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Annual Association for the Relief of Sick Children in the Summer Records

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-007
Overview

The Annual Association for the Relief of Sick Children in the Summer was a Quaker women's organization founded in 1818 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to provide relief for impoverished sick children and their mothers from the crowding and oppressive heat during the summer months. The collection contains minutes, 1818-1854 (gap 1819-1821) and other records, including acting committee minutes and workbook, 1843-1851.

Dates: 1818-1862

Association for the Care of Colored Orphans Records

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-008
Overview The Association for the Care of Colored Orphans, also known as “The Shelter,” was founded in Philadelphia by Quaker women in 1822 to care for black orphans, both boys and girls, within a nurturing, home-like environment. In 1915, it relocated to Cheyney, Pa, and became a home for girls. In 1965, its name was changed to “Friends Shelter for Girls,” and its mission evolved to serve as a home for teenaged girls. In 1981 it ceased to function as a group home and was succeeded by Friends...
Dates: 1822-1979

Association of Friends for the Free Instruction of Adult Colored Persons Records

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-009
Overview The Association of Friends for the Free Instruction of Adult Colored Persons was a Quaker organization organized in 1789 in Philadelphia to operate a charity school for black adults. The Association provided free adult education to African-Americans until 1904 when it was dissolved and its assets were transferred to the Institute for Colored Youth. This collection contains minutes, financial records, and some correspondence of the Association of Friends for the Free Instruction of Adult...
Dates: 1789-1905

Benezet House Association Records

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-010
Overview The Benezet House Association, Philadelphia, Pa., was formed in 1917 to assist and educate the City's poor African American and immigrant residents. It was created by the merger of the Joseph Sturge Mission School, a First Day school for African Americans founded in 1865; Anthony Benezet School, founded in 1795 as the School for Black People and their Descendants (also known as the Raspberry Street School); and Western District Colored School, founded 1848 under the care of Twelfth Street...
Dates: 1846-1945

Byberry Library Company Records

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-013
Overview

Byberry Library Company was founded in 1794 and incorporated in 1799. Located in the Byberry section of Philadelphia, Pa., the Library was generally under Quaker management. The collection includes the minutes of the director's meetings; constitution and by-laws, financial and property records, and miscellaneous papers.

Dates: 1794-1922

Central Employment Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) Records

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-015
Overview

The Central Employment Association, a women's charity, was established circa 1840 in Philadelphia by Hicksite Quakers as the Northern Female Association for the Relief of the Sick and Infirm Poor. The collection contains the charter and by-laws, work and financial records, and correspondence, 1840-1942.

Dates: 1840-1942

Central Soup Society

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-100
Overview The Central Soup Society of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was incorporated on March 6, 1861, with the charitable purpose of distributing soup and other food to the poor and needy during the inclement seasons. The organization was founded by Hicksite Quakers and continued to serve the people of Philadelphia throughout the 20th century. It survives at the turn of the 21st century as a foundation. Records of the Central Soup Society; includes financial records, minutes, and miscellaneous...
Dates: 1860-1968

Committee on Philanthropic Labor Records

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Identifier: QM-Phy-759
Overview The Committee on Philanthropic Labor was appointed by Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite) in 1892, merging the existing committees of Indian Concerns, Temperance and Intoxicating Beverages, and Colored People of the South. The Committee coordinated Philadelphia Hicksite Quaker activity in a number of social concerns, including race relations, Indian affairs, temperance and peace. In 1892, Subcommittees included Peace and Arbitration, Improper Publications, the Colored People,...
Dates: 1892-1937

Coordinating Committee for Testimonies & Concerns of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting and the Associate Secretaries' Records

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Identifier: QM-Phy-701
Overview In 1974, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting was restructured: three Coordinating Committees were each given oversight of the committees and programs under its care. The Coordinating Committee II, more frequently referred to as CC-2, had general responsibility for Testimonies and Concerns. In 1998, a system of standing committees replaced the three Coordinating Committees within Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. The Peace and Concerns Standing Committee assumed responsibility for many of the programs...
Dates: 1971-2000

Margaret Roberts Eastburn Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-036
Overview Margaret Roberts Eastburn (1880-1964) was a Quaker elementary school teacher and principal. The collection contains primarily correspondence relating to Eastburn's career as an educator in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and especially her activities (1905-1921) as teacher and principal at Aimwell school, Philadelphia, Pa., a Quaker school for poor girls. Also included are biographical and genealogical materials, and business, financial, and legal papers of the Eastburn family of Bucks County,...
Dates: 1786-1951

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Association for the Care of Coloured Orphans (Cheyney, Pa.) 2
Female Association of Philadelphia for the Relief of the Sick and Infirm Poor with Clothing 2
Friends Instruction Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 2
Penn Sewing School (Philadelphia, Pa.) 2
Aimwell School (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
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Annual Association for the Relief of Sick Children in the Summer (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Association of Friends for the Free Instruction of Adult Colored Persons 1
Association of Friends for the Free Instruction of Colored Women 1
Beaver Valley General Hospital (New Brighton, Pa.) 1
Beehive School for Colored Children (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Benezet House Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Biddle, Clement M. (Clement Miller), 1876-1959 1
Biddle, Robert, 1867-1935 1
Biddle, William C. 1
Bryn Mawr College 1
Byberry Library Company 1
Central Employment Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Central Soup Society (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Cheyney Training School for Teachers 1
Christiansburg Industrial Institute 1
Cooper, Stanley B. 1
District Nurse Association of New Brighton (Pa.) 1
Dockhorn, Robert B. 1
Earlham College 1
Eastburn family 1
Eastburn, Margaret Roberts, 1880-1964 1
Evans, Charles, 1802-1879 1
Freedmen's Friend (Cambria, Va.) 1
Friendly Acres (Orphanage : Secane, Pa.) 1
Friendly Acres Community Services (Secane, Pa.) 1
Friendly Settlement Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Friends Association for the Care and Protection of Children (West Chester, Pa.) 1
Friends Freedmen's Association 1
Friends Mission No.1 (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Friends Neighborhood Guild 1
Friends Sewing School (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Friends Shelter for Girls 1
Friends' Association of Philadelphia and Its Vicinity, for the Relief of Colored Freedmen 1
Friends' Boarding Home of the Concord Quarterly Meeting 1
Friends' Boarding House Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Friends' Home for Children (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Friends’ Freedmen’s Association 1
Fuel Saving Society of the City and Liberties of Philadelphia 1
Gibbons Home (Springfield, Delaware County, Pa.) 1
Gibbons, Joseph, 1799-1880 1
Gibbons, Sallie P. 1
Grandom Institution (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Grandom, Hartt, 1778-1840 1
Guilford College 1
Haverford College 1
Home for Destitute Colored Children (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Home for the Moral Reform of Destitute Colored Children (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Howard Institution (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Humphreys, Richard, 1750-1832 1
Ingram, William S. 1
Institute for Colored Youth (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Institute for Colored Youth at Cheyney 1
Jeanes, Joseph 1
Jeanes, Samuel, d.1894 1
Joseph Sturge Mission School (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Ladies Benevolent Association of New Brighton (Pa.) 1
Leidy, Joseph 1
Lester, Muriel, 1883-1968 1
Libby, Frederick J. (Frederick Joseph), 1874-1970 1
Locust Street Mission Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
McInnes, Robert K. 1
Mullen, Phillip W. 1
Northern Association of the City and County of Philadelphia for the Relief and Employment of Poor Women 1
Northern Female Association for the Relief of the Sick and Infirm Poor (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Parrish, Dillwyn, 1809-1886 1
Parrish, Edward, 1822-1872 1
Perot, T. Morris 1
Philadelphia First Day School Union 1
Philadelphia Society for Supplying the Poor with Soup 1
Philadelphia Soup House 1
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827- 1955). Child Welfare Sub Committee 1
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827- 1955). Committee on Philanthropic Labor (1892-1936). Indian Committee 1
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827- 1955). Committee on Temperance and Intoxicating Beverages (1881-1892) 1
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827- 1955). Committee on the Education of the Colored People of the South (1887-1892) 1
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827- 1955). Social Service Committee 1
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827- 1955). Sub-committee of Mission Work Among Women & Children 1
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827- 1955). Sub-committee on Books of the Temperance branch 1
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827- 1955). Sub-committee on Improper Publications 1
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827- 1955). Sub-committee on Purity 1
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955). Committee on Philanthropic Labor (1892-1936) 1
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955). Concord Quarterly Meeting of Friends 1
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955). Joint Committee on Indian Affairs (1869-1892) 1
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. Concord Quarterly Meeting of Friends 1
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. Coordinating Committee for Testimonies and Concerns 1
Richard Humphreys Foundation 1
Robins, George 1
Shoemaker family 1
Shoemaker, Mary Williams, 1861-1953 1
Shoemaker, Thomas (Thomas Howard), 1851-1936 1
Society for the Free Instruction of African Females 1
Society for the Free Instruction of the Black People (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Spring Street Mission (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Spring Street Settlement (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Sunnycrest Farm for Negro Boys (Cheyney, Pa.) 1
Swarthmore Country Week Picnic Association 1
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