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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

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

Bucks Auxiliary Bible Association of Friends (Bucks County, Pa.) Records

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-011
Overview The Bucks Auxiliary Bible Association of Friends, a Quaker Bible distribution society, located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, was established in 2nd month, 1830, under the Bible Association of Friends in America. Its purpose was to supply “Friends and others with the Holy Scripture, “to encourage “the frequent and serious perusal of them”, and to promote “a more accurate knowledge of their invaluable contents”. All subscriptions collected by the Auxiliary were turned over to the parent body,...
Dates: 1830-1845

Chester Friends Association (Chester, Pa.) Records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-016
Overview

The Chester Friends Association was established in Chester, Pennsylvania, in 1901 as a society to study Quaker history and literature. This collection contains the record book of Chester Friends Association, a society to study Quaker history and literature. The volume contains minutes, constitution, and by-laws.

Dates: 1901-1931

Carlisle G. Davidson Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-033
Overview

Contains the papers of Carlisle G. Davidson, Quaker editor. Chiefly correspondence and articles, including editorial correspondence concerning the periodical, The Pentecostal Friend, published by the Evangelical Friends Association, a Quaker Pentecostal organization located in Detroit, Michigan, and correspondence concerning the formation of the Elgon Yearly Meeting in East Africa.

Dates: 1971-1975

Deptford Free School Society

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-077
Overview

The Deptford Free School Society was a Quaker organization which established and operated the Deptford Free School in Woodbury, New Jersey. The collection includes minutes, 1774-1893.

Dates: 1774-1893

Female Association of Philadelphia for the Relief of the Sick and Infirm Poor with Clothing Records

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-018
Overview

The Female Association of Philadelphia for the Relief of the Sick and Infirm Poor with Clothing was a Quaker charity founded in 1828 to distribute clothing and provide other assistance to the sick and poor of Philadelphia. It went out of existence in 1975.

Dates: 1828-1978

Friends Association of Byberry Records

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-019
Overview

The Byberry Friends Association was a Quaker group which met monthly in Byberry, Pa, to hear papers on a variety of topics and to discuss issues of the day. This collection contains the records of the Friends Association of Byberry, 1900-1932.

Dates: 1900-1932

Friends' Employment Society Record

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-098
Overview The Friends Employment Society was founded in 1862 in New York City by Hicksite women as the Women's Association of Friends for the Employment and Relief by Clothing of the Suffering Poor. Incorporated in 1902, it provided employment for the working poor by providing sewing projects. In 1948 it revised its charter to state its purpose of giving help to needy people, through contributions to other charitable organizations. This collection contains minutes and...
Dates: 1862-1948

Friends Freedmen's Association Records

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-024
Overview Friends' Freedmen's Association was an organization of Philadelphia Quakers founded in 1863 as Friends' Association of Philadelphia and Its Vicinity, for the Relief of Colored Freemen. Its purpose was to provide relief and education to formerly enslaved people during and after the Civil War. The name was changed circa 1873. From 1947-1955 the Association supported black students in schools and summer work camps. From 1955-1970 the income from investments was used to provide grants for...
Dates: 1863-1982

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Young Friends' Association (New York, N.Y.) 3
Association for the Care of Coloured Orphans (Cheyney, Pa.) 2
American Friends Service Committee 1
Association of Friends for the Relief of Freedmen (New York, N.Y.) 1
Atkinson, Caroline J., 1881-1953 1
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Augur, Margaret Riggs 1
Beehive School for Colored Children (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Benezet House Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Blood, Peter, -1946 1
Bogardus, Joseph A., 1851-1896 1
Bryn Mawr College 1
Bucks Auxiliary Bible Association of Friends (Bucks County, Pa.) 1
Byberry Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends 1
Canton Christian College 1
Canton Hospital (Guangzhou, China) 1
Capron, George T. (George Truman), b. 1858 1
Capron, Jacob, d. 1891 1
Carter, Arabella, 1867- 1
Chester Friends Association (Chester, Pa.) 1
Christiansburg Industrial Institute 1
Davidson, Carlisle G. 1
Deptford Free School (Woodbury, N.J.) 1
Deptford Free School Society 1
Earlham College 1
Elgon Yearly Meeting (Society of Friends : Kenya) 1
Erb, Christine (FHL donor) 1
Evangelical Friends Association 1
Female Association of Philadelphia for the Relief of the Sick and Infirm Poor with Clothing 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 Association of Byberry 1
Friends Council on Education (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Friends Freedmen's Association 1
Friends General Conference (U.S.) 1
Friends Mission No.1 (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Friends Neighborhood Guild 1
Friends Opportunity in the Orient (Organization) 1
Friends Reading Circle for the Northern District (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Friends Reading Circle of Media (Pa.) 1
Friends Shelter for Girls 1
Friends Social Union (Ambler, Pa.) 1
Friends Temperance Union (New York, N.Y.) 1
Friends World Committee for Consultation 1
Friends World Conference. Committee on Education 1
Friends' Association of Philadelphia and Its Vicinity, for the Relief of Colored Freedmen 1
Friends' Boarding House Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Friends' Employment Society (New York, N.Y.) 1
Friends' Home for Children (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Friends' War Victims' Relief Committee (London, England) 1
Friends’ Freedmen’s Association 1
Guilford College 1
Gwynedd Monthly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1936) 1
Hadley, Alice Paxson 1
Haverford College 1
Holcombe, Hadassah M. L. (Hadassah Moore Leeds), 1891-1878 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
Jackson, William M. (William Morris) 1
Joseph Sturge Mission School (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Locust Street Mission Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Media Friends' Association (Media, Pa.) 1
Moon family 1
Moore family 1
Mott, Thomas 1
Neall, Daniel, 1784-1846 1
Northern Association of the City and County of Philadelphia for the Relief and Employment of Poor Women 1
Pennsylvania Hall (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Pennsylvania Hall Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Philadelphia First Day School Union 1
Powell, Aaron M. (Aaron Macy), 1832-1899 1
Powell, Anna Rice, 1834-1915 1
Price, William Webb, 1892-1961 1
Providence Preparative Meeting of Friends (Media, Pa.) 1
Quaker United Nations Office 1
Rees, Jonah L., 1843-1915 1
Satterthwaite, Laura H., d.1942 1
Sewing Society (New York, N.Y.) 1
Shoemaker family 1
Shoemaker, Mary Williams, 1861-1953 1
Shoemaker, Thomas (Thomas Howard), 1851-1936 1
Skinner, Thomas E. (Thomas Edward), 1857-1919 1
Spring Street Mission (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Spring Street Settlement (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Sunnycrest Farm for Negro Boys (Cheyney, Pa.) 1
Swarthmore College 1
The New York Association of Friends for the Relief of Those Held in Slavery and the Improvement of the Free People of Color 1
The Shelter (Cheyney, Pa.) 1
The Shelter (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Thread and Needle Society 1
Trenton Friends Association (Trenton, N.J.) 1
Trenton Friends Literary Society 1
Truman, Joseph M. 1
Underhill, Rachel W., 1844-1923 1
Webb, Samuel 1
Young Friends Aid Association (New York, N.Y.) 1
Young Friends of North America. Committee on Conscription 1
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