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Media Friends School 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.

Overview and metadata sections

The Media Friends School in Media, Pennsylvania, opened in 1876, and in 1930 merged with Friends Select School, also in Media.

This collection is comprised of materials concerning appeals for funds and the admission of all qualified children regardless of race to Media Friends School in the late 1930s. Included are letters, mostly in support of this action, including from Wilmot R. Jones, Dorothy Biddle James, James G. Vail, Thomas E. Jones, Thomas Kelly, Dorothy Steere, and others. Also "Account of Friends School Incident Involving the Admission of a Colored Child, Feb. 1937" by Dorothy B. James and other related materials.

The Media Friends School records were donated to Special Collections, Haverford College in 1986 by Veronica Barbato and Robert James.

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

Clippings, 1937.
Box 29 Folder 1
Correspondence, 1937-1965.
Box 29 Folder 2
Manuscripts, Undated.
Box 29 Folder 3
Petition, 1937.
Box 29 Folder 4

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