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Seamen's Church Institute records.

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Seamen's Church Institute (SCI) was founded in Philadelphia in 1919 to care for the moral, spiritual, mental and bodily welfare of seamen, and to generally better the conditions surrounding and affecting "men of the sea." It joined ranks with similar local organizations that had established a long tradition assisting the merchant marine, going back to the first decade of the nineteenth century when the Bible Society of Philadelphia singled out seamen as important beneficiaries of their work. Over one hundred years later, and in a considerably more ambitious manner than this earliest precursor, SCI set to work providing clean and affordable housing, affordable food, morally sound entertainment, banking, religious services and employment assistance to seamen while in the Port of Philadelphia.

The institution's establishment was appropriately timed, coinciding with a municipally funded overhaul of port facilities along Philadelphia's Delaware River waterfront. Improvements boosted business and by the early 1920s the newly instituted Department of Wharves, Docks and Ferries boasted of Philadelphia's resurgence as a leading center of maritime commerce. The Department claimed that the City's port ranked second in the Nation in terms of volume, handling $742 million worth of imported and exported goods in 1920 alone. An enterprise such as SCI's complemented the municipality's work and, as a result, the institution's early plans to construct a hotel for seamen were warmly greeted by civic, corporate and private supporters.

SCI filled a growing void in Philadelphia. Newly booming maritime business brought greater numbers of seamen into the city, and existing agencies proved inadequate to service the increasing population's needs. In 1919, according to SCI publication "The Crow's Nest," four other seamen's organizations existed city-wide. All were small operations, typically with religious or ethnic affiliations. In contrast, SCI was larger and was created to service all seamen regardless of race, ethnicity or religion. Its founders hoped to consolidate the efforts of seamen's social agencies in Philadelphia and, to this end, amalgamated two of the other four organizations: Pennsylvania Seamen's Friend Society and Churchman's Missionary Association for Seamen. This centralizing effort benefited all three agencies. The merge advanced SCI's fundraising campaign to build a seamen's hotel, through the acquisition of real estate and monetary funds, and the hotel, in turn, provided better accommodations for the other organizations' constituencies. In addition to financial benefit, the newly partnered associations contributed their rich histories and longstanding ties to the port. For example, the Churchman's Missionary Association, founded in 1847, operated the famous "Floating Church of the Redeemer" on the Delaware River in the 1850s. Over time, it also maintained multiple locations along the waterfront. Its northernmost post on Cambria Street became the Port Richmond Branch of SCI. The Pennsylvania Seamen's Friend Society, which was founded in 1843, operated a small boarding house near the corner of Pine and Front Streets.

In addition to uniting existing agencies, SCI enabled the establishment of a new organization for seamen. The Maskline Clark Mariner's Home was founded in 1927 in a wing of SCI's new hotel building. It was the product of a $100,000 sum bequeathed by Maskline Clark in 1905 to establish a retirement home for seamen and SCI's ongoing fundraising campaign to continue work on the hotel building that inspired the partnership. $100,000 was, by the 1920s, considered inadequate to fulfill the last wish of Clark by itself, but it substantially advanced SCI's cause. Because Clark's bequest was always intended to help seamen, this joint venture satisfied both organizations' needs.

The hotel that housed SCI and its affiliates opened in 1925 after six years of fundraising and construction. It was built a mere two blocks from the Delaware River waterfront to provide clean and affordable lodging for seamen as well as other amenities including a restaurant, bank and library. Operations remained at this location until 1957 when SCI, having sold the Walnut Street hotel to the National Park Service, moved to a hotel at 1222 Locust Street in downtown Philadelphia. SCI relocated its headquarters again, in 1974, to an old bank building at 249 Arch Street. Approximately three blocks from the Delaware River, the move accomplished an institutional desire to physically reconnect itself with the Port. Drastic changes in the shipping industries as a result of new technologies had changed seamen's needs while on shore, forcing SCI to evolve as well. Most notably, due to shorter port layovers, the demand for overnight accommodations was reduced. By the mid 1970s, rather than a place to sleep, seamen required a venue near the wharfs for a few hours of quiet recreation, companionship, and spiritual and moral support. Though this need was satisfied prior to the purchase of the Arch Street building by the "International Seamen's Club," a venue that was operated in a trailer erected on the waterfront in the late 1960s, it became apparent that the Locust Street hotel was financially impractical. SCI moved one last time in the 1990s to 475 North Fifth Street where it continued to offer recreation and various support services to the members of the merchant marine into the twenty first century.

Since its founding, five men have led SCI in its mission to support seamen. Reverend Percy Stockman was the organization's first leader, fulfilling the dual role of Superintendent and Chaplain from 1919 to 1956. After his retirement he continued as Superintendent and Chaplain Emeritus until his death in 1968, working closely with his successor Reverend James McElroy. McElroy managed the organization from 1956 to 1973. That year Reverend Robert Peoples, who already had charge of SCI's International Seamen's Club, took the reins. Peoples held the directorship until 1985, when Father Neale Secor became director. In 1997, Father James Von Dreele took over management of the organization and its continuous efforts to serve the merchant marine.

The Seamen's Church Institute Records document the business activities of the Seamen's Church Institute (SCI) in Philadelphia from 1919 to 2000. The collection boasts a wide breadth of textual documentation that includes meeting minutes, publications and ephemera, financial records, correspondence and subject files, seamen's records and study materials for seamen's licensing exams. In addition, there are small numbers of photographs, multimedia and blueprints. Together, the records offer a complete representation of the agency and its affiliates from its founding to the late 1990s. The collection also houses records created by SCI's predecessors, the Churchmen's Missionary Association for Seamen and the Pennsylvania Seamen's Friend Society, from 1843 to 1923. Two additional Philadelphia-based seamen's organizations represented are Maskline Clark Mariner's Home and the Norwegian Seamen's Church.

Three series in the collection are particularly rich in institutional history, and to a lesser extent local and maritime history: Series II Board of Managers Records, Series IV Publications and Printed Materials, and Series VIII Seamen's Records. The first two series mentioned fully expose the history of SCI and its work in the Port of Philadelphia. Researchers interested in twentieth-century port developments and the evolution of commercial maritime activities will also be well satisfied. In particular, the Board of Managers' records include annual and general meeting minutes from 1919 to 1983 as well as assorted committee records. Similarly, in the Publications series researchers will find among other items a near complete run of SCI's newsletter "The Crow's Nest," from 1920 to 1985. Both record groups document important events and decisions in SCI's institutional history, and to varying degrees report on the organization's day to day operations. In addition, the fact that SCI paid close attention to the ebb and flow of the port community and maritime industries is evidenced in meeting minutes and especially in "The Crow's Nest." This publication offers articles on the efforts of city departments and private industry to maintain a healthy port environment. It also touches on the effects that events, such as the Great Depression and World War II, and changes in commercial transport had on the shipping industry and in turn on seamen. "The Crow's Nest" also chronicles the activities of the merchant marine schoolship "Annapolis."

The Seamen's Records series houses significantly different information than the Board of Managers or Publications series. Comprised of multiple card files, the record group documents the individuals who utilized the various services of SCI from 1929 to 1973. The cards are useful individually as genealogical resources and they present a collective biography of seamen in the twentieth century. In addition to perusing the Seamen's Records, researchers interested in the life and work of the merchant marine may also wish to review the documents that make up Series XII Study Materials. This series houses study guides and other records designed to help seamen prepare for various licensing exams.

The remaining nine series in the collection greatly augment the above described series, with the exception of Series XIII Military Order of the World Wars, which addresses the work of a patriotic organization in the 1960s, rather than SCI. Series V Financial Records and Series VII Correspondence and Subject Files offer the most in terms of abundance of documentation. Among the financial records researchers will be pleased to find year-end audit reports, or annual reports, dating from 1922 to 1999. In the Correspondence and Subject Files researchers will find information on just about any topic related to SCI and its work. Records produced between 1920 and 1940 that are similar in nature to the records housed in the Correspondence and Subject Files are maintained separately in Series VI Early Records.

Please review individual series descriptions and folder lists for more detailed information.

The Seamen's Church Institute Records is divided into thirteen series that are based on creative body, type of record or informational content. A majority of the series are based on original order.

Series I Records of Predecessor Organizations, which dates from 1843 to 1922, houses the earliest records in the collection. They were created by the Churchmen's Missionary Association and the Pennsylvania Seamen's Friend Society, organizations that amalgamated with SCI in the 1920s.

The remaining series in the collection are presented in order of organizational relevance. Series II through V house the official records of SCI's governing bodies, institutional publications and financial reports. Series II and III contain meeting minutes and other records of the Board of Managers and Women's Auxiliaries. Following, in Series IV Publications and Printed Materials, is a set of SCI's newsletter "The Crow’s Nest." Series V Financial Records includes a near complete set of year-end audit reports and daily account records.

Series VI, VII and VIII house records produced through the day to day operations of SCI. Series VI Early Records brings together correspondence and subject files from 1920 to 1940. Series VII Correspondence and Subject Files picks up chronologically where VI leaves off, providing a wide assortment of alphabetically arranged documentation created by the staff after 1940. Series VIII Seamen's Records is comprised of chronologically and alphabetically arranged card files maintained to document credit extended by SCI to seamen for various loans and services as well as their usage of the hotel.

Next, Series IX Photographs and Multimedia was brought together during processing. It is comprised of a small group of photographic snapshots, and sound and moving picture film. The materials were found throughout the collection, offering images of buildings, people and events. Many of the sound and motion picture recordings contain public service announcements of which SCI is the subject.

Series X, XI and XII house materials created by affiliated organizations. X and XI contain the records of the Maskline Clark Mariners Home for Disabled and Retired Seamen and the Norwegian Seamen’s Church. XII houses materials created by Wooters Navigation Company and other institutions that designed study materials to help seamen prepare for licensing exams.

The final group in the collection Series XIII Military Order of the World Wars has little to do with SCI. The records are part of this collection presumably due to an SCI staff member's affiliation with the organization.

"See also" references are presented at the series, subseries and folder levels as needed to denote the presence of related materials housed elsewhere within the collection. Please note, that there are a number of instances where a sequence of related folders share one "see also" reference. In these cases, the reference is always attached to the first record in the sequence.

Please refer to individual series descriptions and folder lists for more details.

Publisher
Independence Seaport Museum, J. Welles Henderson Archives and Library
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Courtney Smerz, Judy Stevenson
Finding Aid Date
June, 2008
Sponsor
Processing was made possible by a generous grant from the Albert M. Greenfield Foundation.

Collection Inventory

Scope and Contents note

Early on, SCI amalgamated two existing Philadelphia based seamen's agencies, the Pennsylvania Seamen's Friend Society and the Churchmen's Missionary Association for Seamen. The records in this series, which date from 1843 to 1923, document the work of both of these organizations as independent entities prior to uniting with SCI in the 1920s. The series is divided into two subseries, each representing one of the above named organizations.

The records of the Pennsylvania Seamen's Friend Society date from 1843, the year of its founding, to 1906. Researchers will find a near complete run of Board of Managers' meeting minutes for those years as well as an annual report for the year 1883, a lease for property at 422 South Front Street and other documents.

The records of the Churchmen's Missionary Association for Seamen date from 1852 to 1913. There are Board meeting minutes from the years 1878 to 1923, however they are not complete. Researchers will find general correspondence, especially letters from the City of Philadelphia from 1852 and 1853 requesting the removal of the Floating Chapel of the Redeemer from the wharf at Spruce and Dock Streets, an 1860 to 1883 service record book, and other records. The records are presented in chronolgical order.

Please review the folder lists for more details.

See also

Series II. Board of Managers / Subseries c. Committee Records / Joint Committee Representing the PSFS and SCI. 1930-1943 (four files).

Series VI. Early Records / Churchmen's Missionary Association for Seamen. Re: merge with SCI. 1923-1925, 1936 (two files).

Series VI. Early Records / Churchmen's Missionary Association for Seamen. Re: Ten Year Anniversary of merge with SCI and Chapel of the Redeemer. 1922-1935, n.d.

Series VI. Early Records / Pennsylvania Seamen's Friend Society. 1930-1934.

Series VII. Correspondence and Subject Files / Churchmen's Missionary Association. Typescript transcription of meeting minutes (1879-1913), charter and by-laws. n.d.

Series VII. Correspondence and Subject Files / Churchmen's Missionary Association. History file. 1947, 1951, n.d.

Physical Description

1.0 Linear feet

Meeting minutes., 1843-1859.
Box 1 Folder 1
Meeting minutes., 1866-1870.
Box 1 Folder 2
Meeting minutes. Includes newspaper clippings., 1870-1878.
Box 1 Folder 3
Meeting minutes., 1878-1882.
Box 1 Folder 4
Meeting minutes., 1882-1886.
Box 1 Folder 5
Meeting minutes., 1886-1891.
Box 2 Folder 1
Meeting minutes., 1898-1906.
Box 2 Folder 2
Loose minutes and monthly reports., 1882-1883.
Box 2 Folder 3
Annual report., 1883.
Box 2 Folder 4
Agreement, sermon, anniversary address., 1853, 1859.
Box 2 Folder 5
Real estate. Lease for building at 422 South Front Street ("Sailor's Home")., 1884.
Box 2 Folder 6
Meeting minutes., 1878-1910.
Box 2 Folder 7
Meeting minutes., 1919, 1922.
Box 2 Folder 8
Meeting minutes (volume)., 1913-1923.
Volume 1
Correspondence. Re: Removal of floating chapel from Spruce Street wharf., 1852, 1853.
Box 2 Folder 9
Unidentified lists of people., 1878, 1893, 1894, 1905.
Box 2 Folder 10
Correspondence, reports and other records., 1893-1901.
Box 2 Folder 11
Annual report., 1908.
Box 2 Folder 12
Correspondence, financial reports and other records., 1918-1920.
Box 2 Folder 13
Correspondence, reports and other records. Incl. information on the Kozy Korner Klub., 1918-1920, 1921.
Box 2 Folder 14
Statement of Real Estate Title Insurance and Trust Company of Philadelphia., 1922.
Box 2 Folder 15
Service record book., 1860-1883.
Box 3 Folder 1
Altar services for the Church of the Redeemer., n.d.
Box 3 Folder 2
"A Sailor's Prayer," pocket-size card., n.d.
Box 2 Folder 16
Newsletter, "The Beacon.", 1890, 1891.
Box 148 Folder 1

Scope and Contents note

Series II Board of Managers contains the official records of SCI's administrative body and its committees. It is divided into three subseries: a. Charter and by laws, b. Board meetings and c. Board Committee records.

Subseries a. Charter and by laws is a small file group, consisting of three folders. Researchers will find a printed version of SCI's 1920 charter and by laws as well as multiple revisions of the by laws dating to as late as 1991.

Minutes from the annual and general meetings of the Board of Managers are housed in Subseries b. Board Meetings. The subseries opens with a run of official meeting minutes from 1919 to 1984, 1997, and 2000. 1943, 1950 to 1953, and 1955 to 1956 are not present. Following official meeting minutes for annual and general meetings are various staff members' copies of annual meeting minutes from 1962 to 1996. These files differ from the previous set of minutes as they contain correspondence and other records related to planning the meetings. Originally filed under the headings "Board of Managers" or "Annual Meetings," they were removed from Series VII Correspondence and Subject Files during archival processing to facilitate access. Records in Subseries b. Board Meetings are arranged chronologically.

The final group in this series, Subseries c. Committee Records, houses meeting minutes, correspondence and other planning materials related to the work of the Board of Managers' many committees from 1929 to 1998.

Board committees were formed to tackle specific aspects of SCI's administration. Some, like the Executive and Operating Committees were permanent sub-groups of the Board. Others, such as the 25th Anniversary or Building Committees, were ephemeral, existing to plan particular projects or events. The records of the Building Committee detail the planning and construction of SCI's Walnut Street Hotel, which was built in the early 1920s. The Operating Committee records are also notable, dating from 1922 to 1985. This committee kept income and expenditure reports related to running the hotel as well as other aspects of SCI's operations.

Committee Records are arranged alphabetically by committee name and then chronologically within those groups.

Physical Description

3.75 Linear feet

Charter, by laws and prospectus., 1920.
Box 4 Folder 1
Revised By laws., 1944, 1957, 1977.
Box 4 Folder 2
Revised Charter and By laws., 1991.
Box 4 Folder 3
Meeting minutes., 1919.
Box 4 Folder 4
Meeting minutes., 1920.
Box 4 Folder 5
Meeting minutes., 1921.
Box 4 Folder 6
Meeting minutes., 1922.
Box 4 Folder 7
Meeting minutes., 1923.
Box 4 Folder 8
Meeting minutes., 1923, 1927, n.d.
Box 4 Folder 9
Meeting minutes., 1924.
Box 4 Folder 10
Meeting minutes., 1925.
Box 4 Folder 11
Meeting minutes., 1926.
Box 4 Folder 12
Meeting minutes., 1927.
Box 4 Folder 13
Meeting minutes., 1928.
Box 4 Folder 14
Meeting minutes., 1929.
Box 4 Folder 15
Meeting minutes., 1930.
Box 4 Folder 16
Meeting minutes., 1931.
Box 4 Folder 17
Meeting minutes., 1932.
Box 4 Folder 18
Meeting minutes., 1934.
Box 4 Folder 19
Meeting minutes., 1935.
Box 4 Folder 20
Meeting minutes. 1:2., 1936.
Box 5 Folder 1
Meeting minutes. 2:2., 1936.
Box 5 Folder 2
Meeting minutes., 1937.
Box 5 Folder 3
Meeting minutes., 1938.
Box 5 Folder 4
Meeting minutes., 1939.
Box 5 Folder 5
Meeting minutes., 1940-1942.
Box 5 Folder 6
Meeting minutes., 1944.
Box 5 Folder 7
Meeting minutes., 1945.
Box 5 Folder 8
Meeting minutes., 1946.
Box 5 Folder 9
Meeting minutes., 1947.
Box 5 Folder 10
Meeting minutes., 1948.
Box 5 Folder 11
Meeting minutes. Includes list of members., 1954.
Box 5 Folder 12
Meeting minutes., 1957.
Box 5 Folder 13
Meeting minutes., 1958.
Box 5 Folder 14
Meeting minutes., 1959.
Box 5 Folder 15
Meeting minutes. Joint Meeting of the Board of Managers and Auxiliaries., 1959.
Box 5 Folder 16
Meeting minutes. Joint Meeting of the Board of Managers and Auxiliaries., 1960.
Box 5 Folder 17
Meeting minutes. 1:2., 1961.
Box 5 Folder 18
Meeting minutes. 2:2., 1961.
Box 5 Folder 19
Memorial service., 1961.
Box 5 Folder 20
Meeting minutes., 1962.
Box 5 Folder 21
Meeting minutes., 1963.
Box 5 Folder 22
Meeting minutes., 1964.
Box 5 Folder 23
Meeting minutes., 1965.
Box 5 Folder 24
Meeting minutes., 1966.
Box 5 Folder 25
Meeting minutes., 1967.
Box 5 Folder 26
Meeting minutes., 1968.
Box 5 Folder 27
Meeting minutes., 1969.
Box 5 Folder 28
List of Board Members and contributers., 1960s.
Box 5 Folder 29
Meeting minutes., 1970.
Box 5 Folder 30
Meeting minutes., 1971.
Box 5 Folder 31
Meeting minutes., 1972.
Box 5 Folder 32
Meeting minutes., 1973.
Box 5 Folder 33
Meeting minutes., 1974-1975.
Box 6 Folder 1
Meeting minutes., 1976-1977.
Box 6 Folder 2
Meeting minutes., 1978-1979.
Box 6 Folder 3
Meeting minutes., 1980-1981.
Box 6 Folder 4
Meeting minutes., 1982-1983.
Box 6 Folder 5
Meeting minutes., 1984.
Box 6 Folder 6
Meeting minutes., 1997.
Box 6 Folder 7
Meeting minutes., 2000.
Box 6 Folder 8
Annual meeting., 1962.
Box 6 Folder 9
Annual meeting., 1963.
Box 6 Folder 10
[Annual meeting]. Joint meeting of the Board of Managers and the Auxiliaries., 1963.
Box 6 Folder 11
Annual meeting. 1:3., 1964.
Box 6 Folder 12
Annual meeting. 2:3., 1964.
Box 6 Folder 13
Annual meeting. 3:3., 1964.
Box 6 Folder 14
Annual meeting. 1:2., 1965.
Box 6 Folder 15
Annual meeting. 2:2., 1965.
Box 6 Folder 16
[Annual Meeting]. Joint meeting of the Board of Managers and the Auxiliaries., 1965.
Box 6 Folder 17
[Annual Meeting]. Memorial service., 1965.
Box 6 Folder 18
Annual meeting. 1:2., 1966.
Box 6 Folder 19
Annual meeting. 2:2., 1966.
Box 6 Folder 20
[Annual Meeting]. Joint meeting of the Board of Managers and the Auxiliaries. 1:2., 1966.
Box 6 Folder 21
[Annual meeting]. Joint meeting of the Board of Managers and the Auxiliaries. 2:2., 1966.
Box 6 Folder 22
Annual meeting. 1:4., 1967.
Box 6 Folder 23
Annual meeting. 2:4., 1967.
Box 6 Folder 24
Annual meeting. 3:4., 1967.
Box 7 Folder 1
Annual meeting. 4:4., 1967.
Box 7 Folder 2
Annual meeting. Luncheon meeting between the Board of Managers and the Auxiliaries., 1967.
Box 7 Folder 3
Annual meeting. Luncheon meeting between the Board of Managers and the Auxiliaries., 1967-1968.
Box 7 Folder 4
Lists of Board members., 1967-1978.
Box 7 Folder 5
Annual meeting. 1:3., 1968.
Box 7 Folder 6
Annual meeting. 2:3., 1968.
Box 7 Folder 7
Annual meeting. 3:3., 1968.
Box 7 Folder 8
Annual meeting. Joint meeting of the Board of Managers and the Auxiliaries., 1968.
Box 7 Folder 9
Annual meeting. Luncheon meeting between the Board of Managers and the Auxiliaries., 1968.
Box 7 Folder 10
Annual meeting. 1:2., 1969.
Box 7 Folder 11
Annual meeting. 2:2., 1969.
Box 7 Folder 12
Annual meeting. Joint meeting of the Board of Managers and the Auxiliaries., 1969.
Box 7 Folder 13
Annual meeting. Joint meeting of the Board of Managers and the Auxiliaries., 1969.
Box 7 Folder 14
Annual meeting. 1:2., 1970.
Box 7 Folder 15
Annual meeting. 2:2., 1970.
Box 7 Folder 16
Annual meeting. 1:2., 1971.
Box 7 Folder 17
Annual meeting. 2:2., 1971.
Box 7 Folder 18
Annual meeting. Correspondence., 1971.
Box 7 Folder 19
Annual meeting., 1972.
Box 7 Folder 20
Annual meeting., 1973.
Box 7 Folder 21
Lists of Board members., 1977-1990.
Box 7 Folder 22
Meeting minutes and notices., 1978-1984.
Box 7 Folder 23
Annual meeting., 1980.
Box 7 Folder 24
[Annual meeting]. Unidentified draft document., 1980.
Box 7 Folder 25
General meetings., 1981.
Box 8 Folder 1
Annual meeting., 1982.
Box 8 Folder 2
General meetings., 1982.
Box 8 Folder 3
General meetings. 1:2., 1983.
Box 8 Folder 4
General meetings. 2:2., 1983.
Box 8 Folder 5
Annual meetings., 1984-1985.
Box 8 Folder 6
General meetings., 1984.
Box 8 Folder 7
List of Board members., 1984.
Box 8 Folder 8
General meetings., 1985.
Box 8 Folder 9
General meetings., 1985-1988.
Box 8 Folder 10
General meetings., 1987.
Box 8 Folder 11
Annual meeting., 1988.
Box 8 Folder 12
Annual meeting., 1989.
Box 8 Folder 13
Annual meeting., 1990.
Box 8 Folder 14
Meeting minutes and other records. 1:2., 1990-1993.
Box 8 Folder 15
Meeting minutes and other records. 2:2., 1990-1993.
Box 8 Folder 16
Lists of members and committees., 1990-1992.
Box 8 Folder 17
Annual meeting., 1991.
Box 8 Folder 18
Meeting minutes and other records., 1991.
Box 8 Folder 19
Correspondence., 1991.
Box 8 Folder 20
Annual meeting. Includes article: "A history of SCI of Philadelphia and its predecessor ministries.", 1992-1993.
Box 8 Folder 21
Meeting minutes and other records., 1992.
Box 8 Folder 22
Board retreat., 1992.
Box 8 Folder 23
Annual meeting., 1993.
Box 8 Folder 24
Annual meeting., 1994.
Box 8 Folder 25
Annual meeting., 1995.
Box 8 Folder 26
Annual meeting., 1996.
Box 8 Folder 27
Annual meeting., 1997.
Box 8 Folder 28
Acknowledgements., n.d.
Box 8 Folder 29
25th Anniversary Committee. 1:2, 1945.
Box 9 Folder 1
25th Anniversary Committee. 2:2, 1945.
Box 9 Folder 2
Budget/ Personnel/ Salary Committee., 1985-1986.
Box 9 Folder 3
Building Committee. Report, "Determination of a site for the Institute.", n.d. ca 1920.
Box 9 Folder 4
See also

Series VI. Early Records / Building. Walnut Street Hotel. 1921-1945 (multiple files).

Series VII. Correspondence and Subject Files / Buildings. Walnut Street Hotel. Retail spaces rental agreements. 1950-1956.

Series IX. Photographs and Multimedia / Buildings. Walnut Street Hotel, exterior and interior. ca. 1925, 1930, 1940 (multiple files).

Building Committee. Land acquisition, deeds, titles for property on Dock and Walnut St., 1866-1921, n.d.
Box 9 Folder 5
Building Committee. Miscellaneous., 1920, n.d.
Box 9 Folder 6
Building Committee. Resolution signed by local shipping companies., 1923.
Box 9 Folder 7
Building Committee. Correspondence., 1923.
Box 9 Folder 8
Building Committee. Memorials in building., 1923-1936, n.d.
Box 9 Folder 9
Building Committee. Statement of contract costs., 1924.
Box 9 Folder 10
Building Committee. Meeting minutes., 1924.
Box 9 Folder 11
Building Committee. Laying of the corner stone., 1924.
Box 9 Folder 12
Building Committee. Clippings., 1924.
Box 9 Folder 13
Building Committee. Building dedication., 1925.
Box 9 Folder 14
Building Committee. Property and Buildings Fund., 1927.
Box 9 Folder 15
Building Committee. Report on proposed new building for Seamens Church Institute., 1930.
Box 9 Folder 16
Building Committee. Assorted records., 1927.
Box 9 Folder 17
Building Committee. Correspondence and other documents., 1929-1932, n.d.
Box 9 Folder 18
Central Committee of the Auxiliaries. Meeting minutes., 1928.
Box 9 Folder 19
Central Committee of the Auxiliaries. Meeting minutes., 1929.
Box 9 Folder 20
Chester-Marcus Hook Committee (SCI of Delaware County). Meeting minutes., 1930-1941.
Box 9 Folder 21
Emergency Relief Committee., 1935-1936.
Box 9 Folder 22
Executive Committee., 1923.
Box 9 Folder 23
Executive Committee. Meeting minutes., 1923-1924.
Box 9 Folder 24
Executive Committee. Meeting minutes, correspondence, reports., 1925-1927, n.d.
Box 9 Folder 25
Executive Committee. Meeting minutes., 1927.
Box 9 Folder 26
Executive Committee. Meeting minutes., 1929.
Box 9 Folder 27
Executive and Operating Committees. Joint meeting., 1929.
Box 9 Folder 28
Executive Committee. Meeting minutes and reports., 1929-1931.
Box 9 Folder 29
Executive Committee. Meeting minutes., 1930-1932.
Box 9 Folder 30
Executive Committee. Meeting minutes., 1933.
Box 9 Folder 31
Executive Committee. Meeting minutes., 1934-1935.
Box 9 Folder 32
Executive Committee. Meeting minutes., 1936-1938.
Box 9 Folder 33
Executive Committee. Meeting minutes., 1938-1939.
Box 9 Folder 34
Executive Committee. Meeting minutes., 1939-1942.
Box 9 Folder 35
Executive Committee. Meeting minutes., 1943-1946.
Box 10 Folder 1
Executive Committee. Meeting minutes., 1947-1949.
Box 10 Folder 2
Executive Committee. Meeting minutes., 1954.
Box 10 Folder 3
Executive Committee. Meeting minutes., 1991-1992.
Box 10 Folder 4
Evaluation Committee. Meeting minutes and other records., 1972-1973.
Box 10 Folder 5
Finance Committee. Meeting minutes, budgets, and other records., January to June 1920.
Box 10 Folder 6
Finance Committee. Meeting minutes, budgets, and other records., July to December 1920.
Box 10 Folder 7
Finance Committee. Meeting minutes, budgets, and other records., 1921, n.d.
Box 10 Folder 8
Joint Committee Representing the Pennsylvania Seamen's Friend Society and SCI. Meeting minutes and other related records, including an original deed for Front Street property., 1891-1943 (Bulk, 1930-1943).
Box 10 Folder 9
Joint Committee Representing the Pennsylvania Seamen's Friend Society and the SCI. Meeting minutes., 1936.
Box 10 Folder 10
Joint Committee Representing the Pennsylvania Seamen's Friend Society and the SCI. Correspondence. 1:2., 1930.
Box 10 Folder 11
Joint Committee Representing the Pennsylvania Seamen's Friend Society and the SCI. Correspondence. 2:2., 1930.
Box 10 Folder 12
Maritime Committee. Meeting minutes and correspondence., 1963-1965, n.d.
Box 10 Folder 13
Nominating Committee., 1927.
Box 10 Folder 14
Nominating Committee., 1948.
Box 10 Folder 15
Nominating Committee. Correspondence and submissions to the board., 1957-1959.
Box 10 Folder 16
Nominating Committee. Correspondence., 1960-1961.
Box 10 Folder 17
Operating Committee. Monthly Report., December 1922.
Box 10 Folder 18
See also

Series V. Financial Records / Subseries c. Book keeping and other financial records / Monthly reports. 1988-1995 (multiple files)

Series V. Financial Records / Subseries c. Book keeping and other financial records / Operating reports. 1940-1973 (not inclusive) (multiple files).

Series VII. Correspondence and Subject File / Chaplain's Reports (multiple files).

Operating Committee. Meeting minutes and correspondence., 1922, 1929-1931, n.d.
Box 10 Folder 19
Operating Committee. Correspondence and reports., 1923.
Box 10 Folder 20
Operating Committee. Meeting minutes., 1923-1924.
Box 10 Folder 21
Operating Committee. Meeting minutes., 1926.
Box 10 Folder 22
Operating Committee. Meeting minutes., 1927.
Box 10 Folder 23
Operating Committee. Meeting minutes and correspondence., 1927.
Box 10 Folder 24
Operating Committee. Reports., 1931-1933.
Box 10 Folder 25
Operating Committee. Meeting minutes, correspondence, and reports., 1933-1934.
Box 10 Folder 26
Operating Committee. Meeting minutes., 1935-1936.
Box 10 Folder 27
Operating Committee. Reports and correspondence., 1935-1936.
Box 10 Folder 28
Operating Committee. Meeting minutes., 1937-1939.
Box 10 Folder 29
Operating Committee. Meeting minutes and reports., 1946-1949.
Box 10 Folder 30
Operating Committee. Meeting minutes, correspondence, and statistical reports., 1946-1948.
Box 10 Folder 31
Operating Committee. Meeting minutes, correspondence, and reports., 1947-1948.
Box 10 Folder 32
Operating Committee. Reports., 1948-1950.
Box 11 Folder 1
Operating Committee. Meeting minutes and statistical reports., 1950.
Box 11 Folder 2
Operating Committee. Statistical reports., 1956-1959.
Box 11 Folder 3
Operating Committee. Statistical reports., 1960-1961.
Box 11 Folder 4
Operating Committee. Meeting minutes., 1961.
Box 11 Folder 5
Operating Committee. Meeting minutes., December 1963.
Box 11 Folder 6
Operating Committee. Statistical reports., 1964.
Box 11 Folder 7
Operating Committee. Meeting minutes., 1965-1966.
Box 11 Folder 8
Operating Committee. Meeting minutes., 1967-1968.
Box 11 Folder 9
Operating Committee. Meeting minutes., 1969-1970.
Box 11 Folder 10
Operating Committee. Meeting minutes., 1971-1972.
Box 11 Folder 11
Operating Committee. Report, "Financial projection for operating new facility.", 1973.
Box 11 Folder 12
Operating Committee. Meeting minutes., 1973-1974.
Box 11 Folder 13
Operating Committee. Meeting minutes., 1975-1976.
Box 11 Folder 14
Operating Committee. Meeting minutes., 1977-1978.
Box 11 Folder 15
Operating Committee. Meeting minutes., 1979-1980.
Box 11 Folder 16
Operating Committee. Meeting minutes. 1:2., 1981-1982.
Box 11 Folder 17
Operating Committee. Meeting minutes. 2:2., 1981-1982.
Box 11 Folder 18
Operating Committee. Agendas., 1982-1985.
Box 12 Folder 1
Operating Committee. Meeting minutes., 1983.
Box 12 Folder 2
Operating Committee. Meeting minutes., 1985.
Box 12 Folder 3
Operating Committee. Meeting minutes., 1986.
Box 12 Folder 4
Operating Committee. Meeting minutes., 1987.
Box 12 Folder 5
Operating Committee. Meeting minutes., 1988.
Box 12 Folder 6
Operating Committee. Meeting minutes., 1989.
Box 12 Folder 7
Operating Committee. Meeting minutes., 1990.
Box 12 Folder 8
Operating Committee. Meeting minutes and other records., 1973-1982, n.d.
Box 12 Folder 9
Operating Committee. Meeting minutes and other records., 1983-1985.
Box 12 Folder 10
Personnel Committee. Includes reports and hierarchy tree., n.d.
Box 12 Folder 11
Planning Committee. Meeting agendas, minutes, and other records., 1997.
Box 12 Folder 12
Planning Committee. Meeting agendas, minutes, and other records. 1:2, 1998.
Box 12 Folder 13
Planning Committee. Meeting agendas, minutes, and other records. 2:2, 1998.
Box 12 Folder 14
Planning Committee., n.d.
Box 12 Folder 15
Port Richmond Committee., 1965-1966.
Box 12 Folder 16
Review Committee. Reports and correspondence., 1966-1967.
Box 12 Folder 17
Special Committee called to consider the needs of Merchant seamen in Philadelphia., n.d. [ca.1944].
Box 12 Folder 18
Special Committee on Memorial Plaque., 1958-1959.
Box 12 Folder 19
State Committee [of Endorsement]., 1926-1927.
Box 12 Folder 20
Women's Committee., 1923, 1942.
Box 12 Folder 21
See also

Series III. Women's Auxiliaries.

Waterfront Committee., 1966-1967, n.d.
Box 12 Folder 22

Scope and Contents note

From its founding years in the early 1920s and throughout its history, many of SCI's successes could not have been realized without the help of its devoted network of Women's Auxiliaries. Women's Auxiliaries throughout the Delaware Valley played an integral role in fundraising, especially during the construction of the Walnut Street Hotel, initiated book drives for libraries and entertained seamen at SCI sponsored events. Auxiliaries were also leaders in the annual ditty bag program, knitting scarves and sweaters, and collecting other items to give to seamen during the winter holiday season.

The Women's Auxiliaries series houses meeting minutes, correspondence, financial reports, and other related materials that describe the auxiliaries and their many projects at SCI. Researchers should note that there are correspondence files for individual auxiliary members throughout Series VII Correspondence and Subject Files.

Series III is arranged alphabetically by auxiliary name, subject or type of record and then chronologically within those subgroups.

Physical Description

0.5 Linear feet

Account book., 1949-1969.
Box 13 Folder 1
Bethlehem Auxiliary., 1955-1965.
Box 13 Folder 2
Bryn Mawr Auxiliary., 1955-1959, 1965-1966.
Box 13 Folder 3
Bryn Mawr Auxiliary., 1968-1969, n.d.
Box 13 Folder 4
Bryn Mawr Auxiliary., 1969-1970.
Box 13 Folder 5
Bryn Mawr Auxiliary. Meeting minutes., 1964-1969.
Box 13 Folder 6
Bryn Mawr Auxiliary. Arntdt, Alice (treaurer). Records., 1963-1964.
Box 13 Folder 7
By-laws for the Auxiliaries of the Seamen's Church Institute., 1922.
Box 13 Folder 8
Card Party., 1956-1962.
Box 13 Folder 9
Card Party., 1965-1967, n.d.
Box 13 Folder 10
Central City Auxiliary., 1954-1964.
Box 13 Folder 11
Central City Auxiliary., 1960.
Box 13 Folder 12
Central City Auxiliary., 1961-1962.
Box 13 Folder 13
Central City Auxiliary. Checkbook., 1960-1962.
Box 13 Folder 14
Chestnut Hill Auxiliary. Address book., 1930-1946.
Box 13 Folder 15
Council of Auxiliaries., 1963-1966.
Box 13 Folder 16
Council of Auxiliaries., 1964.
Box 13 Folder 17
Council of Auxiliaries. Barrette, J. Roy (treasurer). Correspondence., 1955-1959, 1961-1962.
Box 13 Folder 18
Council of Auxiliaries. Meeting minutes., 1958-1959.
Box 13 Folder 19
Council of Auxiliaries. Meeting minutes., 1960-1962.
Box 13 Folder 20
Central Committee of the Auxiliaries. Meeting minutes., 1939.
Box 13 Folder 21
Central Committee of the Auxiliaries. Barrette, J. Roy (treasurer). Reports., 1954-1955.
Box 13 Folder 22
Central Committee of the Auxiliaries. Barrette, J. Roy (treasurer). Financial reports., 1956-1961.
Box 13 Folder 23
Delaware County Auxiliary., 1955-1959, 1963.
Box 13 Folder 24
Delaware County Auxiliary., 1970-1973.
Box 13 Folder 25
Financial Reports., 1928-1929.
Box 14 Folder 1
Financial Reports., 1935-1936.
Box 14 Folder 2
General correspondence, reports, and newspaper clippings., 1931-1938, 1945, n.d.
Box 14 Folder 3
General correspondence and other records. Includes photograph., 1962.
Box 14 Folder 4
General correspondence., 1969-1972.
Box 14 Folder 5
Guidelines for formation of a Women's Auxiliary., n.d.
Box 14 Folder 6
Knitting Committee., 1956-1958.
Box 14 Folder 7
See also

Series III. Women's Auxiliaries / "Wool."

Member lists and officers., 1953-1954, n.d.
Box 14 Folder 8
Merchant Marine League of Norristown., 1955-1965.
Box 14 Folder 9
North Philadelphia Auxiliary. Meeting minutes., 1928-1936.
Box 14 Folder 10
North Philadelphia Auxiliary. Meeting minutes., 1921-1928.
Box 14 Folder 11
North Philadelphia Auxiliary., 1955-1957.
Box 14 Folder 12
Sunday Supper Committee., 1957-1958.
Box 14 Folder 13
Testimonial Luncheon., 1927.
Box 14 Folder 14
Testimonial Luncheon in honor of Miss Elliss Jackson., 1934.
Box 14 Folder 15
Wayne Auxiliary Trust Fund., 1932.
Box 14 Folder 16
Wayne Auxiliary., 1955.
Box 14 Folder 17
"Wool.", 1956-1973.
Box 14 Folder 18
See also

Series III. Women's Auxiliaries / Knitting Committee.

Wyoming Valley Auxiliary., 1955.
Box 14 Folder 19
Wyoming Valley Auxiliary., 1955-1961.
Box 14 Folder 20
Wyoming Valley Auxiliary., 1964-1967.
Box 14 Folder 21
Southern Hemisphere World Cruise. Scrapbook compiled by Mrs. Rutherford Mead Shepard., 1934.
Volume 29
Southern Hemisphere World Cruise. Scrapbook compiled by Miss Mary Murry Kay., 1934.
Volume 30

Scope and Contents note

Series IV Publications and Other Printed Materials, is comprised of newsletters and ephemera produced by SCI from 1919 to the 1990s. There are also non-SCI produced printed materials, but very few. The series is divided into two subseries; a. Publications and b. Ephemera.

Subseries a. Publications, offers a near-complete run of SCI's newsletter, "The Crow's Nest," from 1920 to 1985, providing a thorough and succinct accounting of the organization's history. In it SCI reported on all of its work and on other important maritime related topics. Many issues detail the activities and developments of the Port of Philadelphia and maritime commerce as well as assorted other subjects pertaining to seamen or seamen's rights. The subseries also contains the 1997 issue of SCI's later publication, "The Anchor," as well as miscellaneous non-SCI created publications. The materials are arranged in chronological order with all publications not created by SCI filed at the end.

Subseries b. Ephemera contains a wide assortment of printed materials dating from 1919 to the 1990s. A substantial number of documents are not dated, however approximate dates have been assigned due to a majority of the ephemeral items relating to the construction of the seamen's hotel in the 1920s. Materials are presented in chronological order, with materials produced by other agencies filed at the end.

Physical Description

2.0 Linear feet

Crow's Nest., 1920.
Box 14 Folder 22
Crow's Nest., 1921.
Box 14 Folder 23
Crow's Nest., 1922.
Box 14 Folder 24
Crow's Nest. 1:2., 1923.
Box 14 Folder 25
Crow's Nest. 2:2., 1923.
Box 15 Folder 1
Crow's Nest., 1924.
Box 15 Folder 2
Crow's Nest. Miscellaneous pages., [before 1925] n.d. .
Box 15 Folder 3
Crow's Nest., 1925.
Box 15 Folder 4
Crow's Nest., 1926.
Box 15 Folder 5
Crow's Nest., 1927.
Box 15 Folder 6
Crow's Nest., 1928.
Box 15 Folder 7
Crow's Nest., 1929.
Box 15 Folder 8
Crow's Nest. 1:2., 1930.
Box 15 Folder 9
Crow's Nest. 2:2., 1930.
Box 15 Folder 10
Crow's Nest. Miscellaneous pages., [1930s] n.d. .
Box 15 Folder 11
Crow's Nest., 1931.
Box 15 Folder 12
Crow's Nest., 1932.
Box 15 Folder 13
Crow's Nest., 1933.
Box 15 Folder 14
Crow's Nest., 1934.
Box 15 Folder 15
Crow's Nest., 1935.
Box 15 Folder 16
Crow's Nest., 1936.
Box 15 Folder 17
Crow's Nest., 1937.
Box 15 Folder 18
Crow's Nest., 1938.
Box 15 Folder 19
Crow's Nest., 1939.
Box 15 Folder 20
Crow's Nest., 1941.
Box 15 Folder 21
Crow's Nest., 1943.
Box 15 Folder 22
Crow's Nest., 1944.
Box 16 Folder 1
Crow's Nest., 1945.
Box 16 Folder 2
Crow's Nest., 1946.
Box 16 Folder 3
Crow's Nest., 1947.
Box 16 Folder 4
Crow's Nest., 1948.
Box 16 Folder 5
Crow's Nest., 1950.
Box 16 Folder 6
Crow's Nest., 1951.
Box 16 Folder 7
Crow's Nest., 1952.
Box 16 Folder 8
Crow's Nest., 1953.
Box 16 Folder 9
Crow's Nest., 1954.
Box 16 Folder 10
Crow's Nest., 1955.
Box 16 Folder 11
Crow's Nest., 1956.
Box 16 Folder 12
Crow's Nest., 1957.
Box 16 Folder 13
Crow's Nest., 1958.
Box 16 Folder 14
Crow's Nest., 1959.
Box 16 Folder 15
Crow's Nest., 1960.
Box 16 Folder 16
Crow's Nest., 1961.
Box 16 Folder 17
Crow's Nest., 1962.
Box 16 Folder 18
Crow's Nest. Necrology and memorials., 1962.
Box 16 Folder 19
Crow's Nest., 1963.
Box 16 Folder 20
Crow's Nest., 1964.
Box 16 Folder 21
Crow's Nest., 1965.
Box 16 Folder 22
Crow's Nest. Correspondence., 1965.
Box 16 Folder 23
Crow's Nest. Drafts., 1965.
Box 16 Folder 24
Crow's Nest., 1966.
Box 16 Folder 25
Crow's Nest., 1967.
Box 16 Folder 26
Crow's Nest., 1968.
Box 16 Folder 27
Crow's Nest., 1969.
Box 16 Folder 28
Crow's Nest., 1970.
Box 16 Folder 29
Crow's Nest., 1971.
Box 16 Folder 30
Crow's Nest., 1972.
Box 16 Folder 31
Crow's Nest. Drafts., 1972.
Box 17 Folder 1
Crow's Nest., 1973.
Box 17 Folder 2
Crow's Nest. Correspondence., 1973.
Box 17 Folder 3
Crow's Nest., 1974.
Box 17 Folder 4
Crow's Nest., 1975.
Box 17 Folder 5
Crow's Nest. Correspondence., 1975.
Box 17 Folder 6
Crow's Nest. Drafts and layouts., 1975.
Box 17 Folder 7
Crow's Nest., 1976.
Box 17 Folder 8
Crow's Nest. Correspondence., 1976.
Box 17 Folder 9
Crow's Nest. Drafts and layouts., 1976.
Box 17 Folder 10
Crow's Nest., 1977.
Box 17 Folder 11
Crow's Nest. Correspondence., 1977.
Box 17 Folder 12
Crow's Nest. Drafts., 1977.
Box 17 Folder 13
Crow's Nest., 1978.
Box 17 Folder 14
Crow's Nest. Drafts., 1978.
Box 17 Folder 15
Crow's Nest., 1979.
Box 17 Folder 16
Crow's Nest. Correspondence., 1979.
Box 17 Folder 17
Crow's Nest. Drafts and layouts., 1979.
Box 17 Folder 18
Crow's Nest., [1980].
Box 17 Folder 19
Crow's Nest. Correspondence., 1980.
Box 17 Folder 20
Crow's Nest. Drafts and layouts., [1980].
Box 17 Folder 21
Crow's Nest., 1981.
Box 17 Folder 22
Crow's Nest. Drafts., 1981.
Box 17 Folder 23
Crow's Nest., 1982.
Box 17 Folder 24
Crow's Nest., 1983.
Box 17 Folder 25
Crow's Nest. "Future article ideas.", 1983.
Box 17 Folder 26
Crow's Nest., 1984.
Box 17 Folder 27
Crow's Nest. Correspondence., 1984.
Box 17 Folder 28
Crow's Nest. Drafts and layouts., 1984.
Box 17 Folder 29
Crow's Nest. Correspondence., 1985.
Box 17 Folder 30
Crow's Nest. Drafts., 1985.
Box 17 Folder 31
Crow's Nest (volume)., 1930-1939.
Volume 2
Crow's Nest (volume)., 1950-1959.
Volume 3
Crow's Nest. Advertising form., n.d.
Box 17 Folder 32
[Crow's Nest]. Cartoons, pen and ink drawings reproduced on numerous covers of Crow's Nest and others. 1:2, n.d., [1960s].
Box 148 Folder 2
[Crow's Nest]. Cartoons, pen and ink drawings reproduced on numerous covers of Crow's Nest and others. 2:2, n.d., [1960s].
Box 148 Folder 3
The Anchor., 1997.
Box 18 Folder 1
The Anchor. Correspondence., 1997.
Box 18 Folder 2
The Anchor. Drafts and layouts., 1997.
Box 18 Folder 3
The Lookout (newsletter, Seamen's Church Institute of New York)., 1963.
Box 18 Folder 4
Newsletter, Merchant Seamen's Center., 1981.
Box 18 Folder 5
Newsletter, Seamen's Church Institute., 1987.
Box 18 Folder 6
Newsletter, Seamen's Church Institute., 1988.
Box 18 Folder 7
NOT SCI. Article, "The Distinctive Dress of the Clergy.", 1943.
Box 18 Folder 8
NOT SCI. Article. "Put Her in a Bottle.", 1960.
Box 18 Folder 9
NOT SCI. Article. "The Influence of the Alcoholic Parent on Episcopal Seminarians Ministry to Alcoholics.", 1977.
Box 18 Folder 10
NOT SCI. Catholic Maritime News., June, 1997.
Box 18 Folder 11
SCI. Assorted ephemera., 1919, 1920, n.d.
Box 18 Folder 12
SCI. "Information Concerning SCI...," and letterhead with institutional information., 1921.
Box 18 Folder 13
SCI. Promotional calendar., 1921.
Box 18 Folder 14
SCI. Postcard, "Our Soup Kitchen.", 1922.
Box 18 Folder 15
SCI. Invitations., 1924, 1925, 1954.
Box 18 Folder 16
SCI. Ephemera relating to the new building campaign., 1922-1925, n.d.
Box 18 Folder 17
SCI. Dedications of the Chapel of the Redeemer, memorial windows and baptismal bowl., 1925, 1926.
Box 18 Folder 18
SCI. "A House of Memory" and other ephemera created to help raise money., 1926-1927.
Box 18 Folder 19
SCI. "A Home For Men of the Merchant Marine.", 1929.
Box 18 Folder 20
SCI. Ten year anniversary., 1930.
Box 18 Folder 21
SCI. Women's Auxiliaries. "Collection Day" post card, and "Ten Years of Service.", 1930, 1942.
Box 18 Folder 22
SCI. Assorted pamphlets., 1934, 1943.
Box 18 Folder 23
SCI. Pledge card for Seamen's Temperance Society of the Church of the Redeemer., n.d. [1930s].
Box 18 Folder 24
SCI. Service of Ordination. Chapel of the Redeemer. Program., 1952.
Box 18 Folder 25
SCI. Pamphlets., n.d. [1960s, 1970s].
Box 18 Folder 26
SCI. Pamphlet, "The New Headquarters, 1222 Locust Street.", n.d. [1960].
Box 18 Folder 27
SCI. Pamphlet, Ports Seafarer Endowment Fund., n.d. [1990s].
Box 18 Folder 28
SCI. Korean hymnal., n.d. [1990s].
Box 18 Folder 29
SCI. "Afloat and Ashore," pamphlet for Marine Week exhibit., n.d.
Box 18 Folder 30
SCI. Guest registration card., n.d.
Box 18 Folder 31
SCI of New York. Broadside, "Missing Seamen.", 1930.
Box 18 Folder 32
Service programs for Old Swedes and Christ Church., 1883, 1938, 1940, n.d.
Box 18 Folder 33
Miscellaneous printed materials (mostly scraps)., 1849, 1909, 1920, 1956, n.d.
Box 18 Folder 34
Alphabetical Roll of Ministerial Members., n.d.
Box 18 Folder 35
Merchant Marine League., 1828, ca. 1930, n.d.
Box 18 Folder 36
American Merchant Marine Library Association. "Books for the Merchant Marine," postcard., n.d.
Box 18 Folder 37
"Order of Service for Last Supper.", n.d.
Box 18 Folder 38
Philadelphia ephemera., n.d.
Box 18 Folder 39
Young Men's Christian Association of Philadelphia, pamphlet., n.d. [1920s].
Box 18 Folder 40

Scope and Contents note

Series V Financial Records houses account books, audit reports, monthly reports, bank statements, donor files, records of the business office and other materials that together evidence SCI's finances from 1920 to 2000 [bulk: 1922-1999]. The different components of the series were brought together during archival processing to facilitate access. It is divided into six subseries.

Subseries a. Audit Reports contains official year end financial reports for the years 1922, 1928, 1929, and 1960 to 1996. Many years, especially files for the 1980s and 1990s are augmented with working papers and monthly reports. The subseries is arranged chronologically.

Bank and Investment Statements comprise Subseries b. Researchers will find monthly and quarterly statements for savings accounts and other investments from 1969 to 1996. There are no checking account statements. Additional bank statements are housed in Subseries c within the monthly reports files. The subseries is arranged chronologically.

Subseries c. Bookkeeping and Other Financial Records houses various documents and account books maintained by staff members to track institutional finances from 1940 to 1996. Researchers will find account books, records of bank deposits, cash receipts and disbursements, budget planning, petty cash receipts, and, finally, an account book for the Seamen's Savings Bank. The largest file categories in the subseries are the operating and monthly reports, which collectively cover the years 1940 to 1973 and 1988 to 1995. Monthly reports are extremely detailed, offering documentation of multiple bank accounts and investments, and other streams of revenue, including the store. The records are arranged alphabetically by record type, and then chronologically within these groups. Researchers interested in monthly financial reports should also consult Series II Board of Managers / Subseries c. Committee Records, where additional operating reports are housed.

The fourth subseries, d. Hotel Records, consists of a small cache of receipts and cash statements, arranged monthly, that relate to the operations of SCI's Locust Street Hotel in the 1960s and 1970s. The subseries houses two outliers at the end, cash register balance sheets that date from the 1990s—long after SCI vacated the building on Locust Street and ceased its hotel operations.

Subseries e. Donor Records is comprised of two separate document groups that evidence donor giving from 1950 to 2000. The first is an unbound volume called "Donor Master Record," which records a history of donor giving from as far back as 1950 to 1982. Following are a series of files for individual donors dating from 1964 to 1999; a majority of these records date from the 1990s. Donor files typically house correspondence and copies of receipts, though some contain biographical or anecdotal tidbits. Mary Bond's file, for example, is especially noteworthy. It records her reminisces of SCI from when she was a child. This more-than-ninety-year-old woman was involved with SCI out of respect for her mother, who was a founding member. A majority of correspondence found in the donor records is signed by either Business Manager Daniel Charter or Neale Secor. Donor records are filed alphabetically by the donor name. Researchers should also consult Series VII Correspondence and Subject Files for similar records. It is not clear why, but a number of donor files from the 1990s were found interfiled in this larger record group.

By the 1980s, SCI had formally established a Business Office to manage its financial matters and institutional development. This office took charge of budgeting, operating, investments, membership, strategic planning and the annual appeal, among other tasks. Subseries f. Business Office houses files created during the day to day activities of this department in the 1980s and 1990s. The subseries' primary creators were SCI's Business Manager Captain Daniel Charter and Director Neale Secor. The files are arranged alphabetically by name or subject. Other records produced by the Business Office such as monthly reports, donor, estate, events and fundraising records are filed elsewhere. Monthly reports and donor files are housed in other subseries within Series V, while estate, events and fundraising records can be found in Series VII Correspondence and Subjects, under those headings.

Physical Description

11.6 Linear feet

Audit report., 1922.
Box 19 Folder 1
Audit report., 1928.
Box 19 Folder 2
Audit report., 1929.
Box 19 Folder 3
Audit report., 1960.
Box 19 Folder 4
Audit report., 1961.
Box 19 Folder 5
Audit report., 1962.
Box 19 Folder 6
Audit report., 1963.
Box 19 Folder 7
Audit report., 1964.
Box 19 Folder 8
Audit report., 1965.
Box 19 Folder 9
Audit report., 1966.
Box 19 Folder 10
Audit report., 1968.
Box 19 Folder 11
Audit report. 1:2., 1969.
Box 19 Folder 12
Audit report. 2:2., 1969.
Box 19 Folder 13
Audit report., 1970.
Box 19 Folder 14
Audit report., 1971.
Box 19 Folder 15
Audit report., 1972.
Box 19 Folder 16
Audit report., 1973.
Box 19 Folder 17
Audit report., 1974.
Box 19 Folder 18
Audit report., 1975.
Box 19 Folder 19
Audit report., 1976.
Box 19 Folder 20
Audit report., 1977.
Box 19 Folder 21
Audit report., 1978.
Box 19 Folder 22
Audit report., 1979.
Box 19 Folder 23
Audit report., 1980.
Box 19 Folder 24
Audit report., 1981.
Box 19 Folder 25
Audit report., 1983.
Box 19 Folder 26
Audit report., 1984.
Box 19 Folder 27
Audit report., 1985.
Box 19 Folder 28
Audit report., 1986.
Box 19 Folder 29
Audit report., 1987.
Box 19 Folder 30
Audit report. Working papers. 1:2., 1987.
Box 19 Folder 31
Audit report. Working papers. 2:2., 1987.
Box 20 Folder 1
Audit report., 1988.
Box 20 Folder 2
Audit report. Working papers. 1:2., 1988.
Box 20 Folder 3
Audit report. Working papers. 2:2., 1988.
Box 20 Folder 4
Audit report (draft only)., 1989.
Box 20 Folder 5
Audit report. Working papers., 1989.
Box 20 Folder 6
Audit report., 1990.
Box 20 Folder 7
Audit report. Working papers. 1:2., 1990.
Box 20 Folder 8
Audit report. Working papers. 2:2., 1990.
Box 20 Folder 9
Audit report. Related correspondence., 1987-1990.
Box 20 Folder 10
Audit report., 1991.
Box 20 Folder 11
Audit report. Working papers., 1991.
Box 20 Folder 12
Audit report., 1992.
Box 20 Folder 13
Audit report. Working papers. 1:4., 1992.
Box 20 Folder 14
Audit report. Working papers. 2:4., 1992.
Box 20 Folder 15
Audit report. Working papers. 3:4., 1992.
Box 21 Folder 1
Audit report. Working papers. 4:4., 1992.
Box 21 Folder 2
Audit report. Working papers. 1:2., 1993.
Box 21 Folder 3
Audit report. Working papers. 2:2., 1993.
Box 21 Folder 4
Audit report. Working papers., 1994.
Box 21 Folder 5
Audit report., 1998.
Box 21 Folder 6
Audit report., 1999.
Box 21 Folder 7
Bank and investments, agreements., 1948.
Box 147 Folder 1
Bank and investment statements. Checking account., 1969-1974.
Box 21 Folder 8
Bank and investment statements., January-May, 1987.
Box 21 Folder 9
Bank and investment statements., July-December, 1987.
Box 21 Folder 10
Bank and investment statements. [Churchmen's Missionary Association]., 1987.
Box 21 Folder 11
Bank and investment statements. Correspondence and informational materials., 1987.
Box 21 Folder 12
Bank and investment statements., 1988.
Box 21 Folder 13
Bank and investment statements. Statement of transactions., 1988.
Box 21 Folder 14
Bank and investment statements. [Churchmen's Missionary Association]., 1988.
Box 21 Folder 15
Bank and investment statements. Statement of transaction., 1989.
Box 21 Folder 16
Bank and investment statements., 1989.
Box 22 Folder 1
Bank and investment statements., June-December, 1989.
Box 22 Folder 2
Bank and investment statements. Portfolio report., 1989.
Box 22 Folder 3
Bank and investment statements. 1:2., 1990.
Box 22 Folder 4
Bank and investment statements. 2:2., 1990.
Box 22 Folder 5
Bank and investment statements. Correspondence and other records., 1990.
Box 22 Folder 6
Bank and investment statements. Miscellaneous materials., January, 1991.
Box 22 Folder 7
Bank and investment statements., January-April, 1991.
Box 22 Folder 8
Bank and investment statements., June-December, 1991.
Box 22 Folder 9
Bank and investment statements., 1991.
Box 22 Folder 10
Bank and investment statements. Portfolio, quarterly investment performance reports., 1991-1992.
Box 22 Folder 11
Bank and investment statements., January-May, 1992.
Box 22 Folder 12
Bank and investment statements. Performance evaluations and others., 1992-1993.
Box 22 Folder 13
Bank and investment statements., May-December, 1992.
Box 22 Folder 14
Bank and investment statements., January-May, 1993.
Box 22 Folder 15
Bank and investment statements., June-December, 1995.
Box 22 Folder 16
Bank and investment statements., January-May, 1996.
Box 23 Folder 1
Bank and investment statements. Trust statement (anonymous)., 1985-1987.
Box 23 Folder 2
Bank and investment statements. Trust statement (anonymous)., 1987-1988.
Box 23 Folder 3
Bank and investment statements. Trust statement (anonymous)., 1989-1990.
Box 23 Folder 4
Bank and investment statements. Trust statement (anonymous)., 1991-1993.
Box 23 Folder 5
Bank and investment statements. General fund., 1991-1993.
Box 23 Folder 6
Bank and investment statements. General fund., 1993-1994.
Box 23 Folder 7
Account book, Tradesman National Bank and Trust Company (volume)., 1950-1966.
Volume 4
Account book (volume)., 1963-1971.
Volume 5
Account book (volume)., 1971-1974.
Volume 14
Account book (volume)., 1966-1974.
Volume 6
Account book (volume)., 1976-1980.
Volume 15
Accounts receivable, A-N., 1960-1974.
Box 23 Folder 8
Accounts receivable, O-U., 1960-1974.
Box 23 Folder 9
Accounts receivable, V-Z., 1960-1974.
Box 23 Folder 10
Accounts receivable., November-December, 1969.
Box 24 Folder 1
Accounts receivable., January-February, 1970.
Box 24 Folder 2
Accounts receivable., January, 1973.
Box 24 Folder 3
Accounts receivable., February, 1973.
Box 24 Folder 4
Accounts receivable., March, 1973.
Box 24 Folder 5
Accounts receivable., April, 1973.
Box 24 Folder 6
Accounts receivable., May, 1973.
Box 24 Folder 7
Accounts receivable., June, 1973.
Box 24 Folder 8
Accounts receivable., July-August, 1973.
Box 24 Folder 9
Accounts receivable., September, 1973.
Box 24 Folder 10
Accounts receivable., October, 1973.
Box 24 Folder 11
Accounts receivable., November, 1973.
Box 24 Folder 12
Accounts receivable., December, 1973.
Box 24 Folder 13
Accounts receivable., January-March, 1974.
Box 24 Folder 14
Bank deposit transmittals., December, 1979.
Box 25 Folder 1
Bank deposit transmittals., January-March, 1980.
Box 25 Folder 2
Bank deposit transmittals., April-July, 1980.
Box 25 Folder 3
Bank deposit transmittals., August-October, 1980.
Box 25 Folder 4
Bank deposit transmittals., November-December, 1980.
Box 25 Folder 5
Bank deposit transmittals., January-February, 1981.
Box 25 Folder 6
Bank deposit transmittals., March-June, 1981.
Box 25 Folder 7
Bank deposit transmittals., July-October, 1981.
Box 25 Folder 8
Bank deposit transmittals., November-December, 1981.
Box 25 Folder 9
Bank deposit transmittals., January-April, 1982.
Box 25 Folder 10
Bank deposit transmittals., May-August, 1982.
Box 25 Folder 11
Bank deposit transmittals., September-December, 1982.
Box 25 Folder 12
Bank deposit transmittals., January-April, 1983.
Box 25 Folder 13
Bank deposit transmittals., May, 1983.
Box 25 Folder 14
Bank deposit transmittals., June-August, 1984.
Box 25 Folder 15
Bank deposit transmittals., September-December, 1984.
Box 25 Folder 16
Bank deposit transmittals., January-April, 1985.
Box 25 Folder 17
Bank deposit transmittals., May, 1985.
Box 25 Folder 18
Budget., 1961-1962.
Box 26 Folder 1
Budget., 1962-1963.
Box 26 Folder 2
Budget., 1967-1968.
Box 26 Folder 3
Budget., 1968-1969.
Box 26 Folder 4
Budget., 1969-1970.
Box 26 Folder 5
Budget., 1970-1971.
Box 26 Folder 6
Budget., 1971-1972.
Box 26 Folder 7
Budget., 1972-1973.
Box 26 Folder 8
Budget., 1973-1974.
Box 26 Folder 9
Budget., 1974-1975.
Box 26 Folder 10
Budget., 1976-1984.
Box 26 Folder 11
Budget., 1982-1983.
Box 26 Folder 12
Budget., 1983-1984.
Box 26 Folder 13
Budget., 1984-1985.
Box 26 Folder 14
[Budget]., 1985-1986.
Box 26 Folder 15
Budget., 1986-1987.
Box 26 Folder 16
Budget. 1:2., 1987-1988.
Box 26 Folder 17
Budget. 2:2., 1987-1988.
Box 26 Folder 18
Budget., 1988-1989.
Box 26 Folder 19
Budget., 1989-1990.
Box 26 Folder 20
Budget., 1990-1991.
Box 26 Folder 21
Budget., 1991-1992.
Box 26 Folder 22
Cash receipts (volume)., 1972-1976.
Volume 16
Cash disbursements (volume)., 1972-1974.
Volume 17
Cash disbursements (volume)., 1974-1978.
Volume 18
Cash disbursements and voucher register (volume)., 1980-1984.
Volume 19
Cash receipts and disbursements, and voucher register (volume)., 1984-1985.
Volume 20
Cash receipts and disbursements, and voucher register (volume)., 1985.
Volume 21
Combined Fund Statements., 1974-1975.
Box 26 Folder 23
Combined Fund Statements., 1975-1976.
Box 26 Folder 24
Combined Fund Statements., 1976-1977.
Box 26 Folder 25
Combined Fund Statements., 1977-1978.
Box 27 Folder 1
Combined Fund Statements., 1978-1979.
Box 27 Folder 2
Combined Fund Statements., 1979-1980.
Box 27 Folder 3
Combined Fund Statements., 1980-1981.
Box 27 Folder 4
Combined Fund Statements., 1981-1982.
Box 27 Folder 5
Combined Fund Statements., 1982-1983.
Box 27 Folder 6
Combined Fund Statements., 1983-1984.
Box 27 Folder 7
Combined Fund Statements., 1984-1985.
Box 27 Folder 8
Income, deposits and disbursements., June-August, 1988.
Box 37 Folder 1
Income, deposits and disbursements., September-December, 1988.
Box 37 Folder 2
Income, deposits and disbursements., January-April, 1989.
Box 37 Folder 3
Income, deposits and disbursements., May-August, 1989.
Box 37 Folder 4
Income, deposits and disbursements., September-December, 1989.
Box 37 Folder 5
Income, deposits and disbursements., January-April, 1990.
Box 37 Folder 6
Income, deposits and disbursements., May-August, 1990.
Box 37 Folder 7
Income, deposits and disbursements., September-December, 1990.
Box 37 Folder 8
Income, deposits and disbursements., January-April, 1991.
Box 37 Folder 9
Income, deposits and disbursements., May-August, 1991.
Box 37 Folder 10
Income, deposits and disbursements., September-December, 1991.
Box 37 Folder 11
Income, deposits and disbursements., January-April, 1992.
Box 38 Folder 1
Income, deposits and disbursements., May-September, 1992.
Box 38 Folder 2
Income, deposits and disbursements., October-December, 1992.
Box 38 Folder 3
Income, deposits and disbursements., January-April, 1993.
Box 38 Folder 4
Income, deposits and disbursements., May-August, 1993.
Box 38 Folder 5
Income, deposits and disbursements., September-December, 1993.
Box 38 Folder 6
Income, deposits and disbursements., Junary-June, 1994.
Box 38 Folder 7
Income, deposits and disbursements., January-April, 1995.
Box 38 Folder 8
Income, deposits and disbursements., May-August, 1995.
Box 38 Folder 9
Income, deposits and disbursements., September-December, 1995.
Box 38 Folder 10
Monthly reports., June, 1988.
Box 27 Folder 9
Monthly reports., July-September, 1988.
Box 27 Folder 10
Monthly reports., October-December, 1988.
Box 27 Folder 11
Monthly reports., January-March, 1989.
Box 27 Folder 12
Monthly reports., April-June, 1989.
Box 28 Folder 1
Monthly reports., July-September, 1989.
Box 28 Folder 2
Monthly reports., October-December, 1989.
Box 28 Folder 3
Monthly reports., January-March, 1990.
Box 28 Folder 4
Monthly reports., April-May, 1990.
Box 28 Folder 5
Monthly reports., 1991.
Box 28 Folder 6
Monthly reports., June, 1992.
Box 28 Folder 7
Monthly reports., July, 1992.
Box 28 Folder 8
Monthly reports., August, 1992.
Box 28 Folder 9
Monthly reports., September, 1992.
Box 28 Folder 10
Monthly reports., October, 1992.
Box 28 Folder 11
Monthly reports., November, 1992.
Box 28 Folder 12
Monthly reports., December, 1992.
Box 28 Folder 13
Monthly reports., January, 1993.
Box 28 Folder 14
Monthly reports., February, 1993.
Box 28 Folder 15
Monthly reports., March, 1993.
Box 28 Folder 16
Monthly reports., April, 1993.
Box 29 Folder 1
Monthly reports., May, 1993.
Box 29 Folder 2
Monthly reports., June, 1993.
Box 29 Folder 3
Monthly reports., July, 1993.
Box 29 Folder 4
Monthly reports., August, 1993.
Box 29 Folder 5
Monthly reports., September, 1993.
Box 29 Folder 6
Monthly reports., October, 1993.
Box 29 Folder 7
Monthly reports., November, 1993.
Box 29 Folder 8
Monthly reports., December, 1993.
Box 29 Folder 9
Monthly reports., January, 1994.
Box 29 Folder 10
Monthly reports., February, 1994.
Box 29 Folder 11
Monthly reports., March, 1994.
Box 29 Folder 12
Monthly reports., April, 1994.
Box 29 Folder 13
Monthly reports., May, 1994.
Box 29 Folder 14
Monthly reports., June, 1994.
Box 29 Folder 15
Monthly reports., July, 1994.
Box 30 Folder 1
Monthly reports., August, 1994.
Box 30 Folder 2
Monthly reports., September, 1994.
Box 30 Folder 3
Monthly reports., October, 1994.
Box 30 Folder 4
Monthly reports., November, 1994.
Box 30 Folder 5
Monthly reports., December, 1994.
Box 30 Folder 6
Monthly reports., January, 1995.
Box 30 Folder 7
Monthly reports., February, 1995.
Box 30 Folder 8
Monthly reports., March, 1995.
Box 30 Folder 9
Monthly reports., April, 1995.
Box 30 Folder 10
Monthly reports., May, 1995.
Box 30 Folder 11
Operating reports., 1940, 1942-1944.
Box 31 Folder 1
See also

Series II. Board of Managers Records / Subseries c. Committee Records / Operating Committee. 1922-1985 (multiple files).

Series VII. Correspondence and Subject File / Chaplain's Reports, 1962-1969 (multiple files).

Operating reports., 1947, 1949-1950.
Box 31 Folder 2
Operating reports., 1955-1956.
Box 31 Folder 3
Operating reports., 1956-1957.
Box 31 Folder 4
Operating reports., 1957-1958.
Box 31 Folder 5
Operating reports., 1958-1960.
Box 31 Folder 6
Operating reports., 1959-1961.
Box 31 Folder 7
Operating reports., 1960-1961.
Box 31 Folder 8
Operating reports., 1961-1962.
Box 31 Folder 9
Operating reports., 1963-1965.
Box 31 Folder 10
Operating reports., 1964-1966.
Box 31 Folder 11
Operating reports., 1965-1967.
Box 31 Folder 12
Operating reports., 1966-1968.
Box 31 Folder 13
Operating reports., 1967-1969.
Box 31 Folder 14
Operating reports., 1968-1970.
Box 31 Folder 15
Operating reports., 1969-1971.
Box 31 Folder 16
Operating reports., 1970-1973.
Box 31 Folder 17
Operating reports., 1972-1973.
Box 31 Folder 18
Payroll ledger., 1964.
Box 32 Folder 1
See also

Series VII. Correspondence and Subject Files / Personnel (multiple files).

Payroll ledger., 1965-1966.
Box 32 Folder 2
Payroll ledger., 1966-1967.
Box 32 Folder 3
Payroll ledger., 1968-1969.
Box 32 Folder 4
Payroll ledger., 1970.
Box 32 Folder 5
Payroll ledger., 1971.
Box 32 Drawer 6
Payroll ledger., 1972.
Box 32 Folder 7
Payroll ledger., 1973.
Box 32 Folder 8
Payroll ledger., 1974.
Box 32 Folder 9
Payroll benefits summary (removed from front and back boards of payroll ledger)., ca. 1970.
Box 32 Folder 10
Payroll ledger., 1969-1974.
Box 32 Folder 11
Petty cash receipts., 1965-1966.
Box 33
See also

Series V. Financial Records / Subseries f. Business Office / Petty cash log.

Petty cash receipts., 1969-1972.
Box 34
Petty cash receipts., 1972-1973.
Box 35
Petty cash receipts., 1973.
Box 36
Petty cash receipts. 1:2., 1983.
Box 32 Folder 12
Petty cash receipts. 2:2., 1983.
Box 32 Folder 13
Petty cash receipts. 1:2., 1984.
Box 32 Folder 14
Petty cash receipts. 2:2., 1984.
Box 32 Folder 15
Petty cash receipts., 1985.
Box 32 Folder 16
Daily balance record., 1992-1996.
Box 38 Folder 11
Repayment receipts., 1973-1974.
Box 41 Folder 4
Seamen's Savings. Account book (volume)., 1956-1969.
Volume 7
Hotel desk cash statements., June 5,8, 1965.
Box 39 Folder 1
Hotel desk cash statements., January 1-15, 1967.
Box 39 Folder 2
Hotel desk cash statements., January 16-31, 1967.
Box 39 Folder 3
Hotel desk cash statements., February 1-15, 1967.
Box 39 Folder 4
Hotel desk cash statements., February 16-28, 1967.
Box 39 Folder 5
Hotel desk cash statements., March 1-15, 1967.
Box 39 Folder 6
Hotel desk cash statements., March 16-31, 1967.
Box 39 Folder 7
Hotel desk cash statements., April 1-15, 1967.
Box 39 Folder 8
Hotel desk cash statements., April 16-30, 1967.
Box 39 Folder 9
Hotel desk cash statements., September 1-15, 1967.
Box 39 Folder 10
Hotel desk cash statements., September 16-30, 1967.
Box 39 Folder 11
Hotel desk cash statements., October 1-15, 1967.
Box 39 Folder 12
Hotel desk cash statements., October 16-31, 1967.
Box 39 Folder 13
Hotel desk cash statements., November 1-15, 1967.
Box 39 Folder 14
Hotel desk cash statements., November 16-30, 1967.
Box 40 Folder 1
Hotel desk cash statements., December 1-15, 1967.
Box 40 Folder 2
Hotel desk cash statements., December 16-31, 1967.
Box 40 Drawer 3
Hotel desk cash receipts., November-December, 1973.
Box 40 Folder 4
Hotel desk cash receipts., January, 1974.
Box 40 Folder 5
Hotel desk cash receipts., February, 1974.
Box 40 Folder 6
Hotel desk cash receipts., March, 1974.
Box 40 Folder 7
Hotel receipts., January-March, 1973.
Box 40 Folder 8
Hotel receipts., April-June, 1973.
Box 40 Folder 9
Hotel receipts., July-August, 1973.
Box 40 Folder 10
Hotel receipts., September-October, 1973.
Box 41 Folder 1
Hotel receipts., November, 1973.
Box 41 Folder 2
Hotel receipts., January-February, 1974.
Box 41 Folder 3
Store. Cash register balance sheets., n.d.
Box 38 Folder 12
Store. Cash register daily balance sheets., 1992-1996.
"Contributions," (unbound during processing)., 1965, 1968.
Box 42 Folder 1
"Record of giving," (removed from binder during processing)., 1972.
Box 42 Folder 2
"Donor Master Record, " Eisenbiegler to Eysmans., 1978-1982.
Box 42 Folder 3
"Donor Master Record, " Farber to Futcher., 1962-1982.
Box 42 Folder 4
"Donor Master Record, " Galbraith to Guthridge., 1960-1982.
Box 42 Folder 5
"Donor Master Record, " Haas to Hebrew., 1972-1982.
Box 42 Folder 6
"Donor Master Record, " Heins to Hutchison., 1964-1982.
Box 42 Folder 7
"Donor Master Record, " Ilsemann to Joss., 1960-1982.
Box 42 Folder 8
"Donor Master Record, " Kaercher to Krentel., 1958-1982.
Box 42 Folder 9
"Donor Master Record, " Lacey to Lyons., 1966-1982.
Box 42 Folder 10
"Donor Master Record, " MacGarrigle to Myers., 1964-1982.
Box 42 Folder 11
"Donor Master Record, " McAlister to McPherson., 1969-1982.
Box 42 Folder 12
"Donor Master Record, " Nagel to Nuttall., 1975-1982.
Box 42 Folder 13
"Donor Master Record, " Oakley to Putnam., 1972-1982.
Box 42 Folder 14
"Donor Master Record, " Quindlen to Ryner., 1964-1982.
Box 42 Folder 15
"Donor Master Record, " Sarne to Shelly., 1964-1982.
Box 42 Folder 16
"Donor Master Record, " Shemble to Szalejko., 1958-1982.
Box 43 Folder 1
"Donor Master Record, " Tamaccio to Tyson., 1961-1982.
Box 43 Folder 2
"Donor Master Record, " Uhl to Von Hemert., 1965-1982.
Box 43 Folder 3
"Donor Master Record, " Wadleigh to Wynott., 1963-1982.
Box 43 Folder 4
"Donor Master Record, " Yamana to Zullo., 1950-1982.
Box 43 Folder 5
"Donor Master Record, " [Board of Managers or businesses]. 1:2., 1964-1982.
Box 43 Folder 6
"Donor Master Record, " [Board of Managers or businesses]. 2:2., 1952-1982.
Box 43 Folder 7
Archer, Mary Joy., 1991-1997.
Box 43 Folder 8
Baker, F. Gertrude., 1994-1997.
Box 43 Folder 9
Barrett, Tupper., 1993-1997.
Box 43 Folder 10
Bernstein, Jack., 1998.
Box 43 Folder 11
Boakes, Ann., 1990-1996.
Box 43 Folder 12
Bond, Mary., 1990-1998.
Box 43 Folder 13
Carmody, D. Michael., 1997.
Box 43 Folder 14
Champion, Madeleine., 1995-1997.
Box 43 Folder 15
Charter, Kelly (staff member)., 1996.
Box 43 Folder 16
Christensen, Cindy and Per (board member)., 1986-1998.
Box 43 Folder 17
Clark, David (board member)., 1964-1986.
Box 43 Folder 18
Clark, David (board member)., 1987-1997, n.d.
Box 43 Folder 19
Clark, David (board member). Donations made in his memory., 1997.
Box 43 Folder 20
Corbishley, Sally and William., 1993-1995.
Box 44 Folder 1
Cragg, Edward G., 1993-1996.
Box 44 Folder 2
Crowe, Charles H., 1995, 1997.
Box 44 Folder 3
Czeiner, Frank., 1997-1998.
Box 44 Folder 4
Deming, Mrs. George (Betty) (board member)., 1969-1997.
Box 44 Folder 5
Dorsey, William., 1996-1997.
Box 44 Folder 6
Fernley, Robert C., 1989-1997.
Box 44 Folder 7
File, Anna., 1999.
Box 44 Folder 8
Giglio, Lawrence., 1996-1998.
Box 44 Folder 9
Grill, John R., 1997-1998.
Box 44 Folder 10
Gold, William., 1991-1999.
Box 44 Folder 11
Goodsir, Graeme., 1998.
Box 44 Folder 12
Gregory, Marjorie and Vincent., 1994-1997.
Box 44 Folder 13
Hansen, Willard., 1993-1997.
Box 44 Folder 14
Harris, Nancy Gwathmey., 1997-1998.
Box 44 Folder 15
Henderson, J. Welles., 1996.
Box 44 Folder 16
Hill, Janice and John., 1991-1997.
Box 44 Folder 17
Hooper, Adrian S., 1990-1997.
Box 44 Folder 18
Kalban, Sidney., 1990-1998.
Box 44 Folder 19
Knox, Stephen (board member)., 1990-1993.
Box 44 Folder 20
Krusen, Evans and Byrne., 1990-1995.
Box 44 Folder 21
LaRue, John P. (board member)., 1992-1994.
Box 44 Folder 22
Lavino, Virginia (board member)., 1989-1997.
Box 44 Folder 23
Lingafelter, Mark T. (board member)., 1993-1994.
Box 44 Folder 24
Lippman, Eugene (board member)., 1988-1994.
Box 44 Folder 25
Liriano, Ricardo (staff). Includes personnel related materials., 1990-1997.
Box 44 Folder 26
Lohmeyer, Emily., 1989-1993.
Box 44 Folder 27
London 400, Ltd., 1991-1993.
Box 44 Folder 28
Mapa, Loretto., 1994-1995.
Box 44 Folder 29
Marshall, Ann and Charles., 1996-1997.
Box 44 Folder 30
Martin, Virginia and Howard., 1991, 1996.
Box 44 Folder 31
McCafferty, Thomas., 1993.
Box 44 Folder 32
McElroy, Ladonna., 1987-1994.
Box 44 Folder 33
Meyle, Jane and Kenneth., 1985-1996.
Box 44 Folder 34
Michalski, Katherine., 1994-1998.
Box 44 Folder 35
Miller, Capt. Henry., 1995.
Box 44 Folder 36
Miller, Stanley., 1993-1996.
Box 44 Folder 37
Mullaney, James G., 1991-1994.
Box 44 Folder 38
Nash, Ted., 1998.
Box 44 Folder 39
Nicolo, Mary., 1996.
Box 44 Folder 40
O'Donnell, James., 1992-1997.
Box 44 Folder 41
Palmer, Francis B., 1991-1995.
Box 44 Folder 42
Read, Eleanore and William., 1994-1997.
Box 45 Folder 1
Reinhardt, Catherine., 1988-2000.
Box 45 Folder 2
Smith, Mary., 1976-1997.
Box 45 Folder 3
Strawbridge, Steven., 1920, 1990-1997.
Box 45 Folder 4
Strong, George V. (board member)., 1987-2000.
Box 45 Folder 5
Swensen, Paul., 1989-1994.
Box 45 Folder 6
Taylor, Mrs. Edward., 1995.
Box 45 Folder 7
Taylor, Roberta., 1993-1997.
Box 45 Folder 8
Thompson, Leslie J., 1996-1997.
Box 45 Folder 9
"No solicitations; keep on mailing list.", 1996.
Box 45 Folder 10
"No solicitations or mailings.", 1996.
Box 45 Folder 11
Accounting. Recommendations for record keeping and other procedures., 1987.
Box 45 Folder 12
Accounting. Re: Audit., 1988.
Box 45 Folder 13
Accounting procedures., 1990.
Box 45 Folder 14
Accountant search., 1987-1988.
Box 45 Folder 15
Bank resolutions. Photocopies of certified resolution., 1988-1992.
Box 45 Folder 16
Bank receipts., 1971.
Box 45 Folder 17
Blank forms., n.d.
Box 45 Folder 18
Bookkeeper job description., 1986, n.d.
Box 45 Folder 19
Business manager search., 1987.
Box 45 Folder 20
Chart of accounts., 1986-1992.
Box 45 Folder 21
Check signing authorization., 1969.
Box 45 Folder 22
Check stubs., 1960-1967.
Box 45 Folder 23
Credit application., 1987.
Box 45 Folder 24
Drinker, Biddle, and Reath., 1986-1990.
Box 45 Folder 25
Dun and Bradstreet, Inc., 1990, 1991.
Box 45 Folder 26
"Economic Trends" clippings., 1986.
Box 45 Folder 27
Event, Cruise Aboard Gazela., 1989.
Box 45 Folder 28
See also

Series VII. Correspondence and Subjects / Events(multiple files).

Financial Reporting Committee., 1987-1988.
Box 45 Folder 29
See also reference

Series II. Board of Managers / Subseries c. Committee Records / Finance Committee (multiple files).

Series II. Board of Managers / Subseries c. Committee Records / Planning Committee (multiple files).

Five Year Plan., 1986-1990.
Box 45 Folder 30
See also

Series II. Board of Managers / Subseries c. Committee Records / Planning Committee (multiple files).

Five Year Plan., 1990-1995.
Box 46 Folder 1
Five Year Plan., 1990-1995.
Box 46 Folder 2
Five Year Strategic Plan., 1998.
Box 46 Folder 3
Investment profile., 1989.
Box 46 Folder 4
See also

Series V. Financial Records / Subseries b. Bank and Investment Statements (multiple files).

Invoices., 1989.
Box 46 Folder 5
Joseph M Hilger and Co. (accountants)., 1980-1989, n.d.
Box 46 Folder 6
MacDade, Abbott, and Co. (audit)., 1988-1990.
Box 46 Folder 7
MacDade, Abbott, and Co. (audit)., 1989-1990.
Box 46 Folder 8
Notes, memo, bank statement., 1984-1985, 1999.
Box 46 Folder 9
Petty cash log., 1988.
Box 46 Folder 10
See also

Series V. Financial Records / Subseries c. Book keeping and other financial records / Petty cash receipts.

Philadelphia National Bank., 1983, 1989.
Box 46 Folder 11
Reconciliation., 1986.
Box 46 Folder 12
Reconciliation., 1988-1989.
Box 46 Folder 13
"Relief Moneys Due.", n.d.
Box 46 Folder 14
Risk management. 1:3., 1995-1998.
Box 46 Folder 15
Risk management. 2:3., 1995-1998.
Box 46 Folder 16
Risk management. 3:3., 1995-1998.
Box 46 Folder 17
Statistical review of services., 1986-1992.
Box 46 Folder 18
Store inventory., 1984-1988.
Box 46 Folder 19
Store inventory., 1989-1991, n.d.
Box 46 Folder 20
Store inventory and price list., 1997.
Box 46 Folder 21
Telephone bill., 1995.
Box 46 Folder 22
"Trust Info." Miscellaneous records., 1989, n.d.
Box 46 Folder 23
Voluntary Vessel Contribution Program., 1996-1997.
Box 46 Folder 24

Scope and Contents note

Series VI Early Records is comprised of subject and correspondence files on a variety of topics from 1920 to 1940. In particular, researchers will find documents relating to the Walnut Street Hotel, SCI's merges with the Churchmen's Missionary Association and Pennsylvania Seamen's Friend Society, state appropriations and other subjects. A majority of the records were created by SCI Superintendent and Chaplain Percy Stockman. Files are arranged alphabetically.

Please review the folder list for more details.

Physical Description

0.75 Linear feet

Annual Report., 1922.
Box 47 Folder 1
Baptisms, confirmations and burials officiated by Percy Stockman., 1914-1950.
Box 47 Folder 2
Bequests., 1931.
Box 47 Folder 3
See also

Series VII. Correspondence and Subject File / Estates (multiple files).

Board of Revision of Taxes., 1924.
Box 47 Folder 4
Book drive poster, "Deposit books here for ships' libraries.", n.d.
Box 148 Folder 4
Boston Seamen's Friend Society. "House Rules.", n.d.
Box 47 Folder 5
Building. Walnut Street Hotel. Mortgages and bonds sold to riase money for construction., 1925-1931.
Box 47 Folder 6
See also

Series II. Board of Managers Records / Subseries c. Committee Records / Building Committee. 1920-1932 (multiple files).

Series VII. Correspondence and Subject Files / Buildings. Walnut Street Hotel. Retail spaces rental agreements. 1950-1956.

Series IX. Photographs and Multimedia / Subseries a. Portraits and Snapshots / Buildings. Walnut Street Hotel, exterior and interior. ca. 1925, 1930, 1940 (multiple files).

Building. Walnut Street Hotel. Improvements and renovations., 1921, 1933.
Box 47 Folder 7
Building. Walnut Street Hotel. Subscriptions to building fund., 1927, 1938, 1945.
Box 47 Folder 8
Building. Walnut Street Hotel. Memorials., 1930, n.d.
Box 47 Folder 9
Building. Walnut Street Hotel. Gymnasium Equipment., 1933.
Box 47 Folder 10
Building. Walnut Street Hotel. Building appraisal and architectural drawings., 1934, 1935.
Box 47 Folder 11
Building. Walnut Street Hotel. Blueprints, building improvements and renovations., 1933-1935.
Map Case Seamen's Church Institute Folder 5
See also

Series II. Board of Managers / subseries c. Committee Records / Building Committee.

Series VII. Correspondence and subjects / Buildings

Building. Walnut Street Hotel. Chapel of the Redeemer., 1935.
Box 47 Folder 12
Building. Walnut Street Hotel. Re: retail units for rent in building., 1921-1924.
Box 47 Folder 13
Chaplain's Monthly Reports. Provides statistical information on all services rendered including medical treatments., 1926-1936.
Box 47 Folder 14
See also

Series II. Board of Managers / Subseries c. Committee Records / Operating Committee (multiple files).

Series V. Financial Records / Subseries c. Book keeping and other financial records / Monthly Reports and Operating Reports (multiple files).

Series VII. Correspondence and Subject File / Chaplain's Reports (multiple files).

Charter Members. Card file with names and addresses., 1920-1922.
Box 47 Folder 15
Churchman's Missionary Association for Seamen. Re: merge with SCI. 1:2, 1923-1925, 1936.
Box 47 Folder 16
Churchman's Missionary Association for Seamen. Re: merge with SCI. 2:2, 1923-1931.
Box 47 Drawer 17
Churchman's Missionary Association for Seamen. Re: 10 year anniverary of institutional merge, and opening of Chapel of the Redeemer., ca. 1922-1935, n.d.
Box 47 Folder 18
Community Fund of Philadelphia and Vicinity., 1936-1938.
Box 47 Folder 19
Contributers., 1920, n.d.
Box 47 Folder 20
Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania., 1935, 1937, 1938.
Box 47 Folder 21
Financial reports., 1921-1938.
Box 47 Folder 22
See also

Series V. Financial Records.

Financial reports and other records., 1931-1935.
Box 47 Folder 23
Financial reports and other records., 1938-1939.
Box 47 Folder 24
Financial reports. List of campaign contributers., 1923-1924, 1932.
Box 47 Folder 25
Francis E. Clark Memorial Fund., 1937.
Box 47 Folder 26
General correspondence and other records., 1919-1925.
Box 47 Folder 27
General correspondence and other records. Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964., 1925.
Box 47 Folder 28
General correspondence and other records., 1926-1939.
Box 47 Folder 29
General correspondence and other records., n.d.
Box 47 Folder 30
Grocery bills., 1937.
Box 47 Folder 31
History of the Port of Philadelphia. Reference file., 1938, 1939, 1940, n.d.
Box 47 Folder 32
Holy Cross Cemetery., 1929.
Box 47 Folder 33
Journal of daily activities and services rendered at SCI., April-November, 1924.
Box 47 Folder 34
John Brown Memorial School of Navigation. Publication, "Delaware River Pilot.", 1936, 1937.
Box 47 Folder 35
Library., 1936, 1937.
Box 48 Folder 1
Library. Book, "How to Make a Sextant," by W. E. Partridge., 1907.
Box 48 Folder 2
Lusitania., 1915, 1920.
Box 48 Folder 3
National Maritime Day., 1936.
Box 48 Folder 4
See also

Series VII. Correspondence and Subject Files / Port Cruise.

Newspaper clippings., 1925-1935, n.d.
Box 48 Folder 5
Newspaper clipping. [Removed from 1976-1985 Guest register]. Article Re: Reformation of seamen., 1828.
Map Case Seamen's Church Institute Folder 1
Operating reports., 1923-1927.
Box 48 Folder 6
See also

Series II. Board of Managers / Subseries c. Committee Records / Operating Committee (multiple files).

Series V. Financial Records / Subseries c. Book keeping and other financial records / Monthly Reports, and Operating Reports (multiple files).

Series VI. Early Records / Chaplain's Reports.

Series VII. Correspondence and Subject File / Chaplain's Reports (multiple files).

Packard, C.S.W. Correspondence and financial reports., 1928-1930.
Box 48 Folder 7
Pennsylvania Seamen's Friend Society., 1930-1934.
Box 48 Folder 8
See also

Series VII. Correspondence and Subject File / Pennsylvania Seamen's Friend Society (multiple files).

Personnel. Re: adding a chaplain to SCI staff., 1922.
Box 48 Folder 9
See also

Series VII. Correspondence and Subject File / Personnel (multpile files).

Personnel. Report., 1937.
Box 48 Folder 10
Philadelphia (Pa.). Department of Welfare, reports., 1938.
Box 48 Folder 11
Port Richmond Branch., 1929, 1931, 1935-1936, 1949, n.d.
Box 48 Folder 12
See also

Series VI. Early Records / Churchman's Missionary Association.

Series VI. Early Records / Real Estate. Cambria Street, Northeast Philadelphia, titles, indentures, deeds (two files).

Prospectus., 1920.
Box 48 Folder 13
Real Estate. Cambria Street, Northeast Philadelphia. Titles, indentures, deeds., 1748-1842.
Box 48 Folder 14
See also

Series VI. Early Records / Port Richmond Branch.

Series VII. Correspondence and Subject Files / Port Richmond Branch (multiple files).

Real Estate. Cambria Street, Northeast Philadelphia. Titles, indentures, deeds., 1901-1948, n.d.
Box 48 Folder 15
Relief. Reports and other records., 1931-1933.
Box 48 Folder 16
Samuels, Captain Samuel, "A Mutiny on a Packet Ship...," essay., n.d.
Box 48 Folder 17
Seamen's Church Institute of America, "Weston Reports.", 1931-1933.
Box 48 Folder 18
Seamen's Church Institute of New York., 1935, 1936.
Box 48 Folder 19
Seamen's riot., 1932.
Box 48 Folder 20
Shipping companies and correspondence., 1928, 1929.
Box 48 Folder 21
State Appropriations., 1928-1929.
Box 48 Folder 22
State Appropriations., 1929.
Box 48 Folder 23
State Appropriations., 1930-1931.
Box 48 Folder 24
State Appropriations., 1932-1933.
Box 48 Folder 25
State Corridor Fund., 1930.
Box 48 Folder 26
Statistical reports of credit and services rendered, incl. financial information., 1920-1922, 1938.
Box 48 Folder 27
Solicitation registration., 1930-1933.
Box 48 Folder 28
Testimonials., 1927.
Box 48 Folder 29
Tressler, Rev. O.M., 1937, 1948.
Box 48 Folder 30
Van Rensselaer, Alexander (incl. correspondence with Mrs. Van Rensselaer)., 1928-1933, n.d.
Box 48 Folder 31
Van Rensselaer, Alexander (estate)., 1933-1934.
Box 48 Folder 32
Unidentified notes., n.d.
Box 48 Folder 33
Welfare Federation., 1921-1936, n.d.
Box 48 Folder 34

Scope and Contents note

Series VII Correspondence and Subject Files is by far the largest and most varied record group in the collection. Dating from 1814 to 1999 [bulk: 1950 to 1997], the series is reminiscent of a traditional "central file," housing intermingled correspondence and subject files, financial papers, development records, and a wide assortment of miscellaneous materials that are arranged in one continuous alphabetical system. Presumably, it began with SCI Superintendent and Chaplain Percy Stockman's "permanent file," however at some point it appears to have been considered a depository or "archive" for staff members' non-current records. Unfortunately, any specific procedure employed in the creation of the record group is not apparent. Its principal creators were SCI administrators Percy Stockman and James McElroy. Secondary creators include SCI Directors Robert Peoples and Neale Secor, Business Manager Daniel Charter and others.

The series represents sixty years of SCI's activities and complements other series in the collection, often providing a more personal perspective. More specifically, researchers will find files on topics such as SCI's buildings, including the Port Richmond Branch and the International Club, the ditty bag program, estates, events, fundraising campaigns, and personnel. There are also newspaper clippings and, especially unique, two volumes of arrest records that were maintained by the hotel staff from 1949 to 1971. Detailing relationships SCI maintained with other maritime and religious organizations are records of the Coast Guard League, International Council of Seamen's Agencies, SCI chapters in other cities and the Pennsylvania Schoolship Association.

Series VII also maintains an abundance of correspondence with corporations, individuals and seamen. Correspondence is housed in either general correspondence files, that contain alphabetically arranged letters to and from multiple individuals, or in individual files. Individuals' files contain letters from, to, or about a single person. Researchers will note that many of these folders contain correspondence with members of the Board of Managers as well as the Women's Auxiliaries and should be cross referenced with those series. A majority of files that date from the 1980s and 1990s are development files containing donor records and thank you letters signed by Neale Secor or Daniel Charter. These are similar in content and format to files housed in Series V Financial Records, Subseries e. Donor Records.

Seamen's letters are intermingled in the general correspondence files, individual files, or under the headings "Letters from Seamen" and "Letters from Grateful Seamen." The latter two headings were created by Stockman and McElroy to collect "thank-you" notes. Correspondence with seamen is especially revealing. Notes written on prison letterhead and by seamen's families fully uncover the important role SCI played as advocate for seamen, and how much the men depended on its services. Advocacy extended to seamen as a population as well as to individual men who for countless reasons were down and out. Seamen that are especially well documented include Heinrich (Henry) Eckes and Hoyt McCormick. The processing team made every effort to denote files that pertain to seamen or board members however, this was not always possible.

The series is arranged alphabetically by name or subject. Correspondence and subject files are commingled. Researchers should note that many files were brought together during processing based on their subject matter. For example, files related to special events are filed first under the heading "event," then alphabetically by event name. Likewise, researchers will find records pertaining to SCI "buildings," "estates" and "fundraising" filed under those headings. Estate files generally deal with deceased seamen's and private citizens' estates that included bequests to SCI.

Please review the folder list for more details.

Physical Description

17.3 Linear feet

150th Anniversary of SCI. 1:2., 1993.
Box 49 Folder 1
150th Anniversary of SCI. 2:2., 1993.
Box 49 Folder 2
Albrecht, Franklin J., 1929, 1935, 1946-1949.
Box 49 Folder 3
All Saints Hospital for the Treatment of Chronic Diseases., n.d.
Box 49 Folder 4
American Bible Society., n.d.
Box 49 Folder 5
American Church News., 1959.
Box 49 Folder 6
American Church Union of the Episcopal Church. "ACU News.", 1959.
Box 49 Folder 7
American Dredging Company., 1965-1967.
Box 49 Folder 8
American Seamen's Friend Society., 1945, 1964-1968, n.d.
Box 49 Folder 9
American Seamen's Friend Society., 1967.
Box 49 Folder 10
Analysis of Seafarers' Healthcare., 1997.
Box 49 Folder 11
Anderson, Oscar (seaman)., 1955.
Box 49 Folder 12
Apostleship of the Sea., 1997-1998.
Box 49 Folder 13
ARCO Transportation Company., 1980.
Box 49 Folder 14
Arrest record. Maintained by Seamen's Church Institute hotel staff., 1949-1953, 1957.
Box 147 Folder 2
Arrest record. Maintained by Seamen's Church Institute hotel staff., 1953-1971.
Box 147 Folder 3
Art Auction., 1983-1984.
Box 49 Folder 15
Art Auction. Receipts., 1984.
Box 49 Folder 16
Art Auction. Board members., 1984.
Box 49 Folder 17
Art Auction. Non board members., 1984.
Box 49 Folder 18
Art Auction., 1984-1985, n.d.
Box 49 Folder 19
Association to Commemorate Merchant Seamen Lost at Sea from the Area of the Port of Philadelphia., 1944.
Box 49 Folder 20
Atlantic Marine Terminals, Inc., 1994-1997.
Box 49 Folder 21
Atlantic Refining Company., 1963.
Box 49 Folder 22
"Beatty-Bryson," general correspondence., 1956, 1969.
Box 49 Folder 23
B.H. Sobelman and Company, Inc., 1972-1973.
Box 49 Folder 24
B.H. Sobelman and Company, Inc., 1992-1993.
Box 49 Folder 25
B. Onal. Law suit., 1996.
Box 49 Folder 26
Babies' Hospital., 1956.
Box 49 Folder 27
Baily, Mrs Charles., 1954, n.d.
Box 49 Folder 28
Baptismal certificate (blank)., n.d.
Box 50 Folder 1
Baptisms., 1989.
Box 50 Folder 2
Barbara Warden Foundation., 1965-1966.
Box 50 Folder 3
Barnes, Capt and Mrs. Robert B., 1993-1996.
Box 50 Folder 4
Barthco International., 1986-1995.
Box 50 Folder 5
Beattie, John. Re: Fund Raising Committee., 1971-1973.
Box 50 Folder 6
Bell Telephone Company., 1964-1971.
Box 50 Folder 7
Bell Telephone Company., 1979-1981.
Box 50 Folder 8
Benefit ideas., 1980.
Box 50 Folder 9
Bequests., 1965, 1984.
Box 50 Folder 10
Benze, Chaplain W. Theodore (incl. photo)., 1956-1960.
Box 50 Folder 11
Bible. Gideon International., 1963.
Box 50 Folder 12
Bird, Donald. (memorial fund)., 1995-1996.
Box 50 Folder 13
Bostwick, Ms. Margaret Bacon., 1993.
Box 50 Folder 14
Brown Brothers, Harriman, and Company., 1956.
Box 50 Folder 15
Buildings. Walnut Street Hotel. Retail spaces rental agreements., 1950-1956.
Box 147 Folder 4
See also

Series II. Board of Managers Records / Subseries c. Committee Records / Building Committee. 1920-1932 (multiple files).

Series VI. Early Records / Building. Walnut Street Hotel. 1921-1945 (multiple files).

Series IX. Photographs and Multimedia / Buildings. Walnut Street Hotel, exterior and interior. ca. 1925, 1930, 1940 (multiple files).

Buildings. 1222 Locust Street. Reports concerning change in location and services of SCI., 1953-1954.
Box 50 Folder 16
See also

Series VII. Correspondence and Subject File / Carrol, Grisdale, and Van Alen, Architects (multiple files).

Series VII. Correspondence and Subject File / International Seamen's Club (trailer) (multiple files).

Buildings. 1222 Locust Street., 1955, 1957, 1971.
Box 50 Folder 17
Buildings. [1222 Locust Street]. Chapel of the Redeemer., 1955, 1960.
Box 50 Folder 18
Buildings. 1222 Locust Street. Elevator., 1964-1970.
Box 50 Folder 19
Buildings. 1222 Locust Street. Purchase of building., 1949, 1954-1957.
Box 50 Folder 20
Buildings. 1222 Locust Street. Purchase of building. Richard J. Seltzer, realtor., 1954-1957.
Box 50 Folder 21
Buildings. 1222 Locust Street. Report on economic efficiency., 1960.
Box 50 Folder 22
Buildings. 1222 Locust Street. Sale of building., 1973-1974.
Box 50 Folder 23
Buildings. 249 Arch Street. Dedication of building., 1976.
Box 50 Folder 24
Buildings. 249 Arch Street. Stairway and other renovations. 1:2., 1974-1976.
Box 50 Folder 25
Buildings. 249 Arch Street. Stairway and other renovations. 2:2., 1974-1976.
Box 50 Folder 26
Buildings. 249 Arch Street., 1998-1999.
Box 50 Folder 27
Buildings. Unidentified. Floorplan sketches and room lists., n.d.
Box 50 Folder 28
Burden, Doctor George. Memorial contributions., 1982.
Box 50 Folder 29
Burial at sea., 1965.
Box 50 Folder 30
Burial records., 1957-1973.
Box 50 Folder 31
Burnstein, Ms. Frances. Greater Cherry Hill Chamber of Commerce., 1991.
Box 50 Folder 32
"Clark-Curtiss," general correspondence., 1959-1967, n.d.
Box 51 Folder 1
Camden, NJ. Marina dedication., 1967.
Box 51 Folder 2
Campbell Soup Company., 1987, 1991.
Box 51 Folder 3
Campanella, Donna M. (parking lot)., 1997-1998.
Box 51 Folder 4
Candee, Terry (seaman)., n.d.
Box 51 Folder 5
Carl and Startare International Corp., 1989-1993.
Box 51 Folder 6
Carrol, Grisdale, and Van Alen, Architects. Correspondence., 1954-1958.
Box 51 Folder 7
See also

Series VII. Correspondence and Subject File / Buildings. 1222 Locust Street (multiple files).

Carrol, Grisdale, and Van Alen, Architects. Blueprints for building, 1222 Locust Street., 1955-1957.
Map Case Seamen's Church Institute Folder 4
Casinos., 1993-1995, n.d.
Box 51 Folder 8
The Cathedral (Nassau, Bahamas). "The Leaflet.", 1960.
Box 51 Folder 9
Cemetaries., 1913, 1962-1968.
Box 51 Folder 10
Center for Seafarer's Rights. 1:2., 1990-1991.
Box 51 Folder 11
Center for Seafarer's Rights. 2:2., 1990-1991.
Box 51 Folder 12
Central Manual Training High School., 1955-1960.
Box 51 Folder 13
Central Manual Training High School., 1965, 1967.
Box 51 Folder 14
Central Manual Training High School. Class of 1910. 50th Reunion., 1960.
Box 51 Folder 15
Chandler, Carl., 1977-1984.
Box 51 Folder 16
Chapel of Four Chaplains., 1980.
Box 51 Folder 17
Chapel of the Redeemer. Anniversary service., 1940.
Box 51 Folder 18
Chapel of the Redeemer., 1947-1948.
Box 51 Folder 19
[Chapel of the Redeemer]. Burials (volume)., 1959-1984.
Volume 8
[Chapel of the Redeemer]. Parish register, births, baptisms, marriages, burials (volume)., 1922-1976.
Volume 9
[Chapel of the Redeemer]. Service record book (volume)., 1925-1955.
Volume 10
Chapel of the Redeemer. Service record book (volume)., 1951-1974.
Volume 11
Chaplain's Reports., 1962.
Box 51 Folder 20
See also

Series II. Board of Managers / Subseries c. Committee Records / Operating Committee (multiple files).

Series V. Financial Records / Subseries c. Book keeping and other financial records / Monthly report files and Operating report files (multiple files).

Chaplain's Reports., 1965.
Box 51 Folder 21
Chaplain's Reports., 1966.
Box 51 Folder 22
Chaplain's Reports., 1967.
Box 51 Folder 23
Chaplain's Reports., 1968.
Box 52 Folder 1
Chaplain's Reports., 1969.
Box 52 Folder 2
Charter, Capt. Daniel., 1998, 1999, n.d.
Box 52 Folder 3
Charter, Kelly. Memorandums., 1997.
Box 52 Folder 4
Chinese Christian Church and Center. Episcopal Cooperating Committee., 1959-1960.
Box 52 Folder 5
Chinese Christian Church and Center. Station wagon., 1959-1961.
Box 52 Folder 6
Chinese Christian Church and Center. (photos)., 1961-1693, n.d.
Box 52 Folder 7
Chinese Christian Church and Center., 1963-1964.
Box 52 Folder 8
Chinese Christian Church and Center. Meeting minutes and correspondence. 1:2., 1965.
Box 52 Drawer 9
Chinese Christian Church and Center. Meeting minutes and correspondence. 2:2., 1965, n.d.
Box 52 Folder 10
Chinese Christian Church and Center., 1967-1968.
Box 52 Folder 11
The Christian Century., 1963.
Box 52 Folder 12
Christian Endeavor., 1929, 1932, 1935, n.d.
Box 52 Folder 13
Christian Endeavor., 1965-1966.
Box 52 Folder 14
Christianity Today., 1959-1960.
Box 52 Folder 15
Christmas., 1957-1967, n.d.
Box 52 Folder 16
See also

Series III. Women's Auxiliaries.

Series VII. Correspondence and Subjects / Ditty Bags (multiple files).

Christmas., 1962.
Box 52 Folder 17
Christmas cards to/from McElroy., 1965, n.d.
Box 52 Folder 18
Christmas. Service and dinner menus., 1969-1972.
Box 52 Folder 19
Christmas carol songbooks., 1971, n.d.
Box 52 Folder 20
Christmas letter to Board of Managers., 1964-1972, n.d.
Box 52 Folder 21
Christmas Fund. Board of Managers., 1962-1963.
Box 52 Folder 22
Christmas Fund., 1965-1970.
Box 52 Folder 23
Christmas Fund., 1970-1971.
Box 52 Folder 24
Choudhury, Braja Gopal., 1990.
Box 53 Folder 1
See also

Series VII Correspondence and Subject Files / Whitlock, Margay.

Chuang, Rev. Stephen., 1992-1995.
Box 53 Folder 2
Chubb Group Insurance., 1993-1995.
Box 53 Folder 3
Church of the Advocate (Philadelphia, PA), annual report., 1964-1965.
Box 53 Folder 4
Church contributions., 1977-1979.
Box 53 Folder 5
Church file, "All Saints Church" to "Triumphant Faith Revival Ministries" (development letters)., 1983-1995.
Box 53 Folder 6
Church Gazette and Intelligencer., 1962, n.d.
Box 53 Folder 7
Church, J. Horace., 1966-1978.
Box 53 Folder 8
Church Pension Fund., 1962-1966.
Box 53 Folder 9
Church Pension Fund., 1968-1969.
Box 53 Folder 10
Church of the Redeemer., 1962-1963, n.d.
Box 53 Folder 11
Churches, "C-T.", 1962-1991.
Box 53 Folder 12
The Churchman., 1959-1963.
Box 53 Folder 13
Churchmen's Missionary Association. Transcription of meeting minutes (1879-1913), charter and by-laws., n.d.
Box 53 Folder 14
Churchmen's Missionary Association. History file., 1947, 1951, n.d.
Box 53 Folder 15
Citizens Good Friday Observance Committee., 1962-1966, n.d.
Box 53 Folder 16
Citizens Good Friday Observance Committee., 1963-1967, n.d.
Box 53 Folder 17
Citizens Good Friday Observance Committee., 1967-1968, n.d.
Box 53 Folder 18
Clark, Ladner, Fortenbaugh, and Young., 1991-1996.
Box 53 Folder 19
Clarke, Herbert (case of)., 1968-1970.
Box 53 Folder 20
Clarke, Rosemary (contributor)., 1970.
Box 53 Folder 21
Clarke, Rosemary., 1991-1996, n.d.
Box 53 Folder 22
Clergyman's records., 1974-1984.
Box 53 Folder 23
Coast Guard League., 1956-1963, n.d.
Box 53 Folder 24
Coast Guard League. (incl. photos)., 1957-1965, n.d.
Box 53 Folder 25
Coast Guard League. 4th District. (incl. photos)., 1958-1962, n.d.
Box 54 Folder 1
Coast Guard League., 1961, 1964-1965, n.d.
Box 54 Folder 2
Coast Guard League., 1965-1967, n.d.
Box 54 Folder 3
Coast Guard League. Academy Activities Week., 1960-1965.
Box 54 Folder 4
Coast Guard League. Christmas. (incl. photo)., 1957-1964, n.d.
Box 54 Folder 5
Coast Guard League. Convention., 1959.
Box 54 Folder 6
Coast Guard League. Convention., 1964.
Box 54 Folder 7
Coast Guard League. Memorial Services. (incl. photos)., 1961-1672, n.d.
Box 54 Folder 8
Coast Guard League. National., 1948, 1965-1966.
Box 54 Folder 9
Coast Guard League. Necrology., 1965-1967.
Box 54 Folder 10
Coast Guard League. "Operation Santa Claus.", 1965-1966.
Box 54 Folder 11
Coast Guard League. "Operation Santa Claus.", 1966-1968.
Box 54 Folder 12
Coast Guard League. Plaque., 1963-1965.
Box 54 Folder 13
Coast Guard League. Plaque., 1965-1966.
Box 54 Folder 14
Coast Guard League. River Ceremony., 1959-1962, n.d.
Box 54 Folder 15
Coast Guard League. River Ceremony., 1962-1963, n.d.
Box 54 Folder 16
Coast Guard League. River Ceremony., 1961, 1963, n.d.
Box 54 Folder 17
Coast Guard League. River Ceremony., 1964, 1965, 1967, n.d.
Box 55 Folder 1
Coast Guard League. River Ceremony., 1962-1965.
Box 55 Folder 2
Coast Guard League. River Ceremony. (incl. photo)., 1965-1966, n.d.
Box 55 Folder 3
Coast Guard League. River Ceremony., 1964-1967, n.d.
Box 55 Folder 4
Coast Guard League. River Ceremony., 1969-1971.
Box 55 Folder 5
Coast Guard League. Washington Square Chapter. Includes photographs., 1942, 1959-1967, n.d.
Box 55 Folder 6
College Settlement of Philadelphia., 1955.
Box 55 Folder 7
College Settlement of Philadelphia., 1956-1960.
Box 55 Folder 8
College Settlement of Philadelphia., 1962-1968.
Box 55 Folder 9
Colonial Philadelphia Historical Society., 1967.
Box 55 Folder 10
Community Chest of Philadelphia and Vicinity. Polies on Agency Relations., 1950.
Box 55 Folder 11
Community Chest Studies., 1956.
Box 55 Folder 12
Community Chest of Philadelphia and Vicinity., 1950, 1957, 1959, n.d.
Box 55 Folder 13
Community Chest., 1958-1959.
Box 55 Folder 14
Community College of Philadelphia., n.d.
Box 55 Folder 15
Community Services of Philadelphia., 1958, 1967.
Box 55 Folder 16
Community Services of Philadelphia., 1970.
Box 55 Folder 17
Connelly Foundation Grant Application., 1992-1993.
Box 55 Folder 18
Conrail., 1988-1992.
Box 55 Folder 19
Conrail., 1992-1996, n.d.
Box 55 Folder 20
Contributors. Lists for publication in Crows Nest., 1980-1983.
Box 56 Folder 1
Contributors poster., n.d.
Map Case Seamen's Church Institute Folder 2
Convocation of South Philadelphia. By-laws and correspondence., 1960, 1966-1967.
Box 56 Folder 2
Co-operative Shop of Philadelphia. Financial reports., 1954-1955, n.d.
Box 56 Folder 3
Co-operative Shop of Philadelphia. Financial reports., 1956.
Box 56 Folder 4
Co-operative Shop of Philadelphia. Financial reports., 1957.
Box 56 Folder 5
Co-operative Shop of Philadelphia. Financial reports., 1958.
Box 56 Folder 6
Co-operative Shop of Philadelphia. Financial reports., 1959.
Box 56 Folder 7
Co-operative Shop of Philadelphia. Financial reports., 1960.
Box 56 Folder 8
Co-operative Shop of Philadelphia. Financial reports., 1961.
Box 56 Folder 9
Co-operative Shop of Philadelphia. Financial reports., 1962-1963.
Box 56 Folder 10
Co-operative Shop of Philadelphia. Financial reports., 1966.
Box 56 Folder 11
Co-operative Shop of Philadelphia. History., n.d.
Box 56 Folder 12
Corestates and Philadelphia National Bank. Correspondence, contributions, and grants., 1986-1994, n.d.
Box 56 Folder 13
Corporate memberships., 1963, 1965.
Box 56 Folder 14
See also

Series VII. Correspondence and Subject Files / Fundraising. Corporate Campaign. (multiple files).

Corporate memberships. Form letters., 1964.
Box 56 Folder 15
Corporate memberships. Thank you letters., 1964.
Box 56 Folder 16
Corporate memberships., 1969-1971, n.d.
Box 56 Folder 17
Council of Churches. Women's Committee., 1956.
Box 56 Folder 18
Council of Seamens Agencies. "Present and Proposed Facilities...for active Merchant Seamen.", 1946.
Box 56 Folder 19
Crissey Memorial Fund., 1994.
Box 56 Folder 20
"Crow's Nest" bills., 1961-1962.
Box 56 Folder 21
Cruise Ship Ministry Survey. Florida and New England., 1997.
Box 56 Folder 22
Cruise ships (Galileo and Bermuda Star)., 1991-1993.
Box 56 Folder 23
Cruiser Olympia Association., 1976-1982, n.d.
Box 56 Folder 24
"Current" [Tom Ita-as' file]., 1997-1998.
Box 56 Folder 25
Customs receipts., 1877, 1880, 1881.
Box 56 Folder 26
"Daher-Dyer," general correspondence., 1954, 1955, 1962-1967.
Box 56 Folder 27
"Davidyan-Duncan," general correspondence., 1976-1982, 1984.
Box 56 Folder 28
D'Amico, Elbert., 1964-1965.
Box 56 Folder 29
Dana, Mark (seaman)., 1972.
Box 56 Folder 30
Dance Committee., 1985-1990, n.d.
Box 56 Folder 31
Dances (SCI)., 1992.
Box 57 Folder 1
Danguvich, Michael., 1965.
Box 57 Folder 2
Danish Brotherhood., 1986-1992.
Box 57 Folder 3
Dartmouth College. Alumni Association., 1964-1966, n.d.
Box 57 Folder 5
Dartmouth College. Alumni Association., 1962-1968, n.d.
Box 57 Folder 4
Dartmouth College. Alumni Association., 1968-1971, n.d.
Box 57 Folder 6
Davidge, George (seaman)., 1972-1973.
Box 57 Folder 7
Davies, Turner and Co., 1986, 1989, 1991.
Box 57 Folder 8
Deanery of Southwark., 1960, 1966-1967.
Box 57 Folder 9
See also

Series VII. Correspondence and Subject Files / Convocation of South Philadelphia.

Delaware Bay Launch Service. (development file)., 1991.
Box 57 Folder 10
Delaware River Port Authority., 1962-1968.
Box 57 Folder 11
Delaware River Port Authority., 1965.
Box 57 Folder 12
Delaware River Port Authority. Includes photographs., 1970-1971.
Box 57 Folder 13
Delaware River Port Authority (info re: donations to SCI)., 1987-1994.
Box 57 Folder 14
Delaware River Port Authority. Magazine "DRPALog.", 1968.
Box 57 Folder 15
Delaware River Port Authority. Newspaper clippings., 1992-1994.
Box 57 Folder 16
See also

Series VII. Correspondence and Subjects / Newspaper Clippings (multiple files).

Delaware River Power Squadron., 1989-1991.
Box 57 Folder 17
Delaware Valley Council., 1963-1964.
Box 57 Folder 18
Delaware Valley Music Carnival., 1964.
Box 57 Folder 19