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Neometha Bathing Society 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 Neometha Bathing Society was a Society on Haverford's campus during the 1870s. The Society collected membership dues from all prospective applicants and, as members of the Society, individuals paid monetary fees or participated in manual labor. These efforts at fundraising and labor were put towards the construction of "Julia's Bath," a private swimming area for Neometha's members. In the 1870s, Juila's Bath was renamed "Balmae Julianae" by vote of the Society's members. In the late 1870s, the Society removed all membership fees for Neometha.

The collection includes financial and logistical information on the construction and maintainence of "Julia's Bath", an area for the society's members to swim, and on the Society's financial records, elections, and major projects.

Materials are organized into two folders. The first folder contains a bound volume of Society election information, minutes, and financial information. The second folder contains receipts from supply purchases and payment for manual labor.

The Neometha Bathing Society records were donated to The Library of Haverford College in June, 1930 by "The Society."

Processed by David Canada; completed September, 2016.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
David Canada
Finding Aid Date
September, 2016
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Collection Inventory

Neometha account book and minutes, 1873 March-1878 May.
Box 1 Folder 1
Neometha financial records, 1873 April-1877 November.
Box 1 Folder 2

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