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Temperance tracts


Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

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The National Temperance Society and Publication House was based in New York. Founded in 1865, it published thousands of pamphlets and broadside to advocate temperance, in addition to three monthly magazines. The organization also lobbied Congress on the issue of Prohibition and attempted to introduce temperance textbooks into schools.

Found in 1873 by Henry Stanley Newman, a Quaker philanthropist, the Leominster Orphan's Press was intended to provide training for the printing trade. Profits subsidized the local orphanage. Most of the press's output was religious tracts.

An assortment of tracts from the National Temperance Society and Publication House in New York (two spearate series), and the "Gospel Temperance Tracts" series published by the Orphan's Printing Press of Leominster, England. Many of the pamphlets include a single wood-engraved illustration.

Arranged by publisher and in numbered order of the tracts therin.

Processed by Sarah Horowitz; completed March, 2017.


Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Sarah Horowitz
Finding Aid Date
March, 2017
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Collection Inventory

Temperance tracts, 1870-1900.
Box 2

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