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Ozone Club Photographs


Held at: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081

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Overview and metadata sections

The Club was founded by Walter P. Stokes, Walter Smedley, and James G. Biddle as an afternoon of golf once a month with Quaker friends. The success of the group spawned additional social golfing clubs - the Divotee (1921) whose first president was D. Robert Yarnall, then the Niblick Club, first president Benjamin S. Thorp, and a woman's group, the Hit or Miss Club. The groups mingled Hicksite and Orthodox Friends, but membership was largely Hicksite. In the early years, there was a close relationship with the meeting for worship in Atlantic City and the hotels and golf courses located there. Until the 1970s, a requirement was membership in Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, but gradually the requirement was loosened to include persons with "friendly connection."

A popular annual event was the match between the Ozone and Divotees Clubs formally began in 1955.

The collection contains various group and individual photos as well as courses played. The collection contains two photograph albums and loose materials in folders and sleeves.

Donor: Ozone Club, Acc. 2003.003. Donor: Smedley family, 2018.055

Photographs were separated from RG4-055 (Ozone Club Records).

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
Finding Aid Author
Alison Sielaff
Finding Aid Date
February 2019
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

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Collection Inventory

"Ozone Through the Years, 1901-1960" poster, 1960.
Box 1

Photographs were removed from poster and placed into sleeves. Text written on the poster was photographed and printed.

Pictures, 1975-2003.
Box 1
Pictures, 1910-1956.
Box 1
50th Anniversary, 1900-1950.
Box 1
Green bound photo album, (approximately 1956).
Box 2
Black bound photo album, (approximately 1918-1936).
Box 2
Slides of Members and Courses, 1918.
Box 3

Print, Suggest