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"Education of the Freedmen By Philadelphia and Baltimore Quakers During the Civil War and Reconstruction Period"


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

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Frank O. Wargny (1917-2009) was born in Punxsutaweny, Pennsylvania, on August 27, 1917, the son of Oscar and Anna Wargny. He received his bachelor's in education from Glassboro State College (now Rowan University), a master's from Johns Hopkins University, and a Ph.D. in education from the University of Maryland. He was the principal of Taneytown Elementary School from 1953 until he retired in 1977. He married Florence Golding Wargny (1916-2008), and the couple had two children: Nancy and Patricia. Frank O. Wargny died on May 20, 2009, in Taneytown, Maryland.

This collection is comprised of the single volume manuscript of Frank O. Wargny's 1947 master's thesis at John Hopkins University, entitled "Education of the Freedmen by Baltimore Quakers during the Civil War and Reconstruction Period." The manuscript describes the efforts of Philadelphia and Baltimore area Quakers to provide education to freed slaves during and after the Civil War. It provides a brief history of Philadelphia area Quakers' abolition efforts prior to the Civil War, including the work of Benezet and Woolman, but the majority of the manuscript focuses on the years during the Civil War and Reconstruction. The volume includes the following chapters: Preliminaries, Efforts of Philadelphia Orthodox Friends, Efforts of Philadelphia Hicksite Friends, The Baltimore Association for the moral and educational Improvement of the Colored People, and Teaching the Freedmen.

"Education of the Freedmen By Philadelphia and Baltimore Quakers During the Civil War and Reconstruction Period," was donated to Special Collections, Haverford College by Frank O. Wargny.

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed October, 2015.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Kara Flynn
Finding Aid Date
October, 2015
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Collection Inventory

Manuscript, 1947.
Case 9

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