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Society for Home Culture 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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The Society for Home Culture was formed in 1880 in Philadelphia, PA by the Society of Friends. According to a note at the end of the 1891 minutes, in 1894 the Society "ceased to exist." Its bylaws were revised in 1884, the edits from that revision are included in the 1884 minute book. The goal of the society was to "encourage the habit of regularly devoting some portion of time to the cultivation of the mind, and to advise and assist those who desire to prosecute or extend their studies after leaving school." The society had an outline of subjects and books that the reccomend people study, as well as directions for study. Its membership was dues-based.

The Society for Home Culture records includes four volumes: three volumes of minutes, which include tipped in annual reports, and lists of students with the subject they studied, by year; and one volume of a list of books to be studied, which includes the name of items, sometimes a brief description of the item, and the date of publication.

The Society for Home Culture records were donated to Quaker & Special Collections, Haverford College, in 1952 by the Germantown Monthly Meeting.

Processed by Mary A. Crauderueff; completed December 2015.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Mary A. Crauderueff
Finding Aid Date
December 2015
Use Restrictions

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

Collection Inventory

Minutes and Annual Reports, 1884-1887.
Volume 1
Minutes and Annual Reports, 1887-1891.
Volume 2
Minutes and Annual Reports, 1880-1883.
Volume 3
List of Books, Undated.
Volume 4

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