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United States Quaker School Images

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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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Images and photographs of Quaker schools and colleges located in the United States.

Arranged alphabetically by the name of the organization.

Original processing information unknown. Revised by Lily Sweeney and Katherine Hong, completed 2019 and 2022.

Publisher
Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Lillian Sweeney
Finding Aid Date
November, 2019
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17)

Collection Inventory

Archival Resource Key. Abington Friends School, 1900-1947.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Located in Jenkintown, PA. Abington Monthly Meeting (H). Founded in 1697. Contents: 2 Newspaper Clippings: Friends' Intelligencer 8/11/1900: 1 photo Phila. Inquirer 5/11/1947: 15 photos 1 post card 1 250th Anniversary Program 5/17/1947 1 250th Anniversary Pageant Transcript

Archival Resource Key. Aimwell School, 1924.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Founded in 1792. Contents: 1 newspaper clipping: Evening Public Ledger 8/18/1924: 1 photo. Notes: founded by Philanthropist Anne Parrish

Archival Resource Key. Barnesville Friends Boarding School, 1888-1952.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Located in Barnesville, OH. Ohio Yearly Meeting (C). Founded in 1886. Contents: Times Ledger 10/10/1952: 9 Photos 4 post cards 2 cyanotypes 21 photos Notes: see also "Olney Friends School;" much of original 1875-built campus burned in 1910. Contains Olney Friends School materials.

Archival Resource Key. Birmingham Friends School, 1887-1937.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Located in West Chester, PA. Birmingham Monthly Meeting. Founded in 1854. Contents: 2 cyanotypes Notes: School attended by Isaac Sharpless

Archival Resource Key. Bryn Mawr College, 1899.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Located in Bryn Mawr, PA. Founded in 1885. Contents: 1 photo - class of 1899 1 photo 12 architectural diagrams 1 drawing Notes: School endowed by Dr. Joseph W. Taylor - a Quaker 1899 class photo features Dr. Woodrow Wilson

Archival Resource Key. Carolina Friends School, 1990.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Located outside Durham, NC. Foundd in 1962. Contents: 1 Photo Album: 8 photos 1 Note from Tevis M. Goldhaft to Lewis Green 10/8/1990 Notes: one of the first southern schools to pursue a policy of racial integration

Archival Resource Key. Earlham College, 1888-1954.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Located in Richmond, IN. Indiana Yearly Meeting (O). Founded in 1847. Contents: 8 post cards 6 drawings 5 photos Notes: Received college charter in 1859; first coed Quaker college in the world

Archival Resource Key. Friends' Academy, 1889.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Located in Washington, KS. Contents: 1 photo

Archival Resource Key. Friends' Central School, 1895-1900.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Located in Wynewood, PA. Founded in 1845. Contents: 1 Newspaper clipping 2 photo booklets: 12, 17 photos 2 drawings 4 photos Notes: originally located at 1500 Race St. in Philadelphia -- Lower school campus now on Old Gulph Rd, grades 5-12 on City Ave

Archival Resource Key. Friends School of Baltimore.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Located in Baltimore, MD. Founded in 1784. Contents: 2 photos Notes: school incorporated and separated from Baltimore Monthly Meeting (O) in 1973

Archival Resource Key. Friends' Select School, 1833-1898.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Located in Philadelphia, PA. Founded in 1833. Contents: 2 newspaper clippings: The Friend 8/24/1833, Phila Evening Bulletin 5 photos 1 photo: class of 1898 1 photo: Cricket Team 1898 Notes: chartered in 1689; at present location (17th and B. Franklin Pkwy) since 1855

Archival Resource Key. Friends' University.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Located in Wichita, KS. Founded in 1898. Contents: 3 photos Notes: operated by Religious Society of Friends until formation of Board of Trustees in 1930s, now not Quaker-affiliated

Archival Resource Key. George School, 1934.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Located in Newtown, PA (Bucks County). Founded in 1893. Contents: 2 newspaper clippings: The Friend 8/24/1833, Phila Evening Bulletin 5 photos 1 photo: class of 1898 1 photo: Cricket Team 1898 Notes: chartered in 1689; at present location (17th and B. Franklin Pkwy) since 1855

Archival Resource Key. Germantown Friends School, 1866-1952.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Located in Philadelphia, PA. Founded in 1845. Affiliated with Germantown Monthly Meeting (H) Contents: 4 photos

Archival Resource Key. Guilford College, 1889-1937.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Located in Greensboro, NC. Founded in 1837. Contents: 1 newspaper clipping: The Friend 8/10/1894 1 cover "The Guilford Collegian" 11/1893 1 program to 75th Anniversary Banquet 5/28/1912 1 Guilford College Bulletin 2/1913: 8 photos 1 invitation to Centennial celebration 5/24/1937 4 photos Notes: originally opened in 1837 as "New Garden Boarding School" -- renamed in 1888. Contains New Garden Boarding School materials.

Archival Resource Key. Laurence Friends Academy.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Located in Gate, OK. Contents: 1 photo.

Archival Resource Key. Moorestown Friends School, 1890.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

Located in Moorestown, NJ. Founded in 1785. Contents: 1 cyanotype 3 photos Notes: In 1827, the school split into "Moorestown Friends High School" (H) and "Moorestown Friends Academy"(O). In 1920, they reunited under the current name.

Archival Resource Key. Moses Brown School, 1831-1891.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

Located in Providence, RI. Founded in 1784. Affiliated with New England Yearly Meeting. Contents: (2 Folders) 1 booklet: "Friends School, Providence RI" 1891: 12 photos 3 photos 6 drawings. Notes: Founded in Portsmouth RI, moved to Providence in 1819. Known as "Friends' New England Boarding School" until 1904. Contains Friends' New England Boarding School materials.

Archival Resource Key. Mt. Pleasant Boarding School.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

Located in Ohio. Affiliated with Ohio Yearly Meeting (C). Founded in 1837. Contents: 1 cyanotype. Notes: Also called "Quaker Seminary." Closed 1874, destroyed by fire 1875.

Archival Resource Key. Oak Grove Seminary, 1889-1911.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

Located in Vassalboro, ME. Contents: 2 Newspaper photos The American Friend: 1/19/1911 1 photo 2 sketches

Archival Resource Key. Old Nine Partners School, 1820.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

Located in Dutchess County, NY. Contents: 2 drawings.

Archival Resource Key. Pendle Hill, 1947.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

Located in Wallingford, PA. Founded in 1930. Contents: 10 photos.

Archival Resource Key. Rancocas Friends School.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

Located in Rancocas, NJ. Contents: 1 post card.

Archival Resource Key. Swarthmore College, 1929-1942.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

Located in Swarthmore, PA. Founded in 1864. Contents: 2 newspaper clippings: Evening Bulletin 5/7/1929 Swarthmore Phoenix 5/6/1930 4 drawings 1 photo. Notes: Nonsectarian since 1908.

Archival Resource Key. Tunesassa Indian School, 1908.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

Located in Tunesassa, NY. Affiliated with Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Indian Committee. Founded in 1852. Contents: 15 photos. Notes: Closed 1938.

Archival Resource Key. West Chester Friends School, 1887-1889.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

Located in West Chester, PA. Affiliated with West Chester Monthly Meeting (H). Founded in 1836. Contents: 3 cyanotypes.

Archival Resource Key. Westtown School, 1838-1945.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

Located in Chester County, PA. Founded in 1799. Contents: (2 folders) 2 newspaper clippings: 1930 18 drawings 58 photos 4 cyanotypes 5 post cards 1 grounds plan 4 building plans 1 program: FHA summer meeting 5/18/1940. Notes: Instituted 1794 -- opened 1799 -- enlarged 1847

Archival Resource Key. Whittier College (IA), 1939.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

Located in Salem, IA. Affiliated with Salem Quaker Meeting. Founded in 1867.

Archival Resource Key. Whittier College (CA).
Box 2
Scope and Contents

Located in Whittier, CA. Founded in 1887. Contents: 5 photos. Notes: School attended by Richard M. Nixon; originally "Whittier Academy" -- gained college status in 1901, independence from Society of Friends in late 1930s. Includes materials from Whittier Academy.

Archival Resource Key. William Penn University.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

Located in Oskaloosa, IA. Affiliated with Iowa Yearly Meeting (C). Founded in 1873. Contents: 2 photos, 1 pamphlet. Notes: Formerly "Penn College." Includes materials from Penn College.

Archival Resource Key. Wilmington College, 1914.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

Located in Wilmington, OH. Founded in 1870. Contents: 3 post cards.

Archival Resource Key. Wilmington Friends School, 1894-1937.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

Located in Wilmington, DE. Affiliated with Wilmington Friends Meeting (O). Founded in 1748. Contents: 2 newspaper clippings: Friends' Intelligencer and Journal: 1894 Phila. Evening Post: 9/18/1937 2 photos

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