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Ozone Club Photographs

Identifier: SFHL-PA-212

Scope and Contents

The collection contains various group and individual photos as well as courses played. The collection contains two photograph albums and loose materials in folders and sleeves.


  • 1900 - 2003


Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Collection is open for research.

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Biographical / Historical

The Club was founded by Walter P. Stokes, Walter Smedley, and James G. Biddle as an afternoon of golf once a month with Quaker friends. The success of the group spawned additional social golfing clubs - the Divotee (1921) whose first president was D. Robert Yarnall, then the Niblick Club, first president Benjamin S. Thorp, and a woman's group, the Hit or Miss Club. The groups mingled Hicksite and Orthodox Friends, but membership was largely Hicksite. In the early years, there was a close relationship with the meeting for worship in Atlantic City and the hotels and golf courses located there. Until the 1970s, a requirement was membership in Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, but gradually the requirement was loosened to include persons with "friendly connection."

A popular annual event was the match between the Ozone and Divotees Clubs formally began in 1955.


.71 Cubic Feet (3 boxes)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donor: Ozone Club, Acc. 2003.003. Donor: Smedley family, 2018.055

Related Materials

Ozone Club Records, SFHL-RG4-055

Processing Information

Photographs were separated from RG4-055 (Ozone Club Records).


Ozone Club Photographs
Alison Sielaff
February 2019
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