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Friends' Freedmen's Association records


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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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 freed slaves during and after the Civil War. The name was changed circa 1873. From 1947 to 1955, the Association supported black students in schools and summer work camps. From 1955 to 1970, the income from investments was used to provide grants for scholarship to black students. From 1970, income and principal was distributed yearly, primarily among Bryn Mawr, Earlham, Guilford, and Haverford Colleges. In January, 1982, the Association was dissolved. The funds were distributed among the four colleges named above to be used as aid to black students as the J. Henry Scattergood Scholarship Fund.

Source: An Inventory of the Friends Freedmen's Association Records, Friends Historical Library, Swarthmore College

This collection is comprised of the single volume account book and single volume account book of the Friends Freedman's Association.


Processed by Kara Flynn; completed February, 2016.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Kara Flynn
Finding Aid Date
February, 2016
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Collection Inventory

Account book, 1862-1865.
Box 17 Folder 1
Minutes, 1866-1867.
Box 17 Folder 2
Scope and Content note

Single volume minute book of the Friends' association of Philadelphia for the relief of freedmen.

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