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Hans Albrecht manuscript

Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-003

This manuscript reports Hans Albrecht's visit to the United States from Germany in 1926, written in German. Sections of the report include topics such as, "factory farms and workers questions," "politics," "prohibition," "school and culture," and "the negro problem."

Dates: 1926

"The Contribution of the Quakers to the Reconstruction of the Southern States"

Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-004
Overview Francis Anscombe's dissertation, "The Contribution of the Quakers to the Reconstruction of the Southern States," was written in partial fulfillment of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the department of history and government at the University of North Carolina. The manuscript includes descriptions of Quakers' religious tenents and beliefs about war. It focuses largely on descriptions of Quakers' efforts at reconstruction during the antebellum era, particularly in North Carolina and...
Dates: 1926

"Teacher Willa"

Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-008

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.

Dates: 1948

"The Philadelphia Quakers in the Industrial Age: 1865-1920"

Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-012

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.

Dates: 1976

Crew Family papers

Identifier: HC.MC-950-050

This collection is comprised of typed genealogical research, handwritten family correspondence, legal papers, manuscripts, financial records, and miscellaneous papers of the Crew family.

Dates: 1813-1826

"Autobiography of Augustine Jones"

Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-052

The autobiography of Augustine Jones describes Jones's early life in Maine, the death of his father, his early experiences growing up as a Quaker, his time spent in his uncle's house, political upheaval leading to Civil War, the free labor movement, Jones's work as a teacher at a Friends School in Maine, and a description of his experiences during the Civil War era.

Dates: 1902-1911

Benjamin S. Jones papers

Identifier: HC.MC-950-105

This collection contains correspondence related to the manuscripts of Benjamin Jones, as well as two of his typed manuscripts.

Dates: 1840, 1938-1948

"Members of the Prison Society: Biographical Vignettes"

Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-102
Overview This collection is comprised of the two volume manuscript by Peter P. and Elizabeth W. Jonitis, entitled "Memoirs of the Prison Society: Biographical Vignettes of the Managers of the Philadelphia Society for Assisting Distressed Prisoners and the Members of the Philadelphia Society for Alleviating the Miseries of Public Prisons, 1787-1830." The biographical sketches were compiled in order to determine how many of the 344 members of the organizations were Quakers, so as to study Quaker...
Dates: 1982

"We Are All Involved"

Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-061

Frank S. Loescher's manuscript includes discussion of America's "race problem," and his experiences with race relations while teaching in the American South and while he served as a consultant to the Institute of Race Relations in South Africa.

Dates: Undated.

“The Quakers and the American Revolution”

Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-112
Overview Arthur Mekeel's manuscript includes the following chapters: The Quakers in America in the eighteenth Century, The Problems of empire, The Quakers Take Alarm, The Breakdown of Non-Importation and the Challenge to Quaker Policy, The Tea Crisis and Its Sequel, The Quakers Cast Their Lot, Conciliation Efforts of the British Quakers, The First Year of War, the Quakers under the New Order, Suspicion of Quaker Treachery and the Virginia Exiles, The Later Years of the War in Pennsylvania, New Jersey...
Dates: Undated.

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