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This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

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PG6 Subject Reference Files consists primarily of pamphlets, newspaper clippings, ephemera, and other materials (mostly secondary source), collected at various times from various sources, and organized by topic. It does not include files on individual people or families (see PG 7), Quaker meetings (see PG 1), Quaker schools (see PG 2), or Quaker organizations (see PG 3)

Files are in alphabetical order.

Materials were collected at various times from various sources by Friends Historical Library staff.

This collection is maintained in filing cabinets in the Friends Historical Library workroom. In December 2021, an outdated internal finding aid was updated to match the current contents. At that time, a small number of folders were discarded or consolidated. A few folders whose titles included potentially offensive or harmful terms were renamed, although researchers may still encounter these terms on the folder contents.

Publisher
Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
Finding Aid Author
FHL staff
Finding Aid Date
2021
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Collection Inventory

Adult Schools.
Affirmative Action.
Africa.
African American Museum, Phila., Pa.
African American Quakers.
African Americans.
African Americans - Black Manifesto, PYM, 1969-1970.
African Americans - Education (2 folders).
African Americans - Education, annual reports.
African Americans - Education, John Slater Fund.
African Americans - History.
African Americans - New York State.
African Americans - Philadelphia.
African Americans - Religion.
Aging and Elderly Friends.
AIDS.
Alaska.
American Academy of Political and Social Science.
American Association for State and Local History.
American Revolution, 1775-1783.
Amish.
Anecdotes.
Animals.
Anthroposophy and Quakers, 1970.
Anti-Quakerism.
Antiques (items associated with Quakers).
Arbitration.
Architecture.
Art: Quakers pictured in art.
Artists.
Asia.
Atwater Kent Museum.
Austria.
Authors (Quaker).
Balch Institute.
Barbados.
Bartram Gardens.
Batsto.
Bermuda, Tortola.
Bethel flag.
Bible.
Bible- Study.
Bibliography, General.
Bibliography, Peace.
Bibliography, Quakerism.
Bibliography - Printing.
Biography: Prominent Quakers (listing).
Black Economic Development Conference / Black Manifesto (1969-1970).
Blue Church, Springfield, Pa.
Bolivia.
Book clubs.
Book plates.
Book reviews.
Bookbinding.
Bookmarks.
Bosnia.
Boy Scouts of America (Scouting and Friends Meetings).
Brandywine Battlefield Park.
Bruderhof Communities (Society of Brothers; Sanatorio Primavera, Paraguay).
Buck Hill Falls Inn, Pa.
Bucks County, Pa.
Burial Grounds.
Burlington Co., NJ.
Business.
Business meetings.
Cabinetmakers.
Calendar reform.
Calendars, 1909-1913.
Calendars, 1914-1958.
Calendars, 1959-1991.
Calendars, 1991-2015.
Calendars, Tract Association, 1960-1986.
Calendars, Tract Association, 1987-2014.
California.
Calligraphy.
Camden County Historical Society.
Camps.
Canada.
Capital punishment.
Catalogs, Booksellers.
Cayuga County, NY.
Centre Co., Pa.
Chadds Ford Historical Society.
Chester County Historical Society, Bulletins.
Chester County Historical Society, Pa.
Chester County, Pa.
Cheyney University.
Child Abuse.
Children.
Children's literature.
China.
Christ Church.
Christmas.
Church of the Brethren.
Civil Defense.
Civil Liberties.
Civil War: Quaker response.
Civilian Public Service, 1940-1944.
Civilian Public Service, 1945-.
Clothing and Dress.
Co-education.
Collective settlements (Traditional, formal units, based on idealogy).
Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation.
Colonization Movement.
Communal living (Informal, most post 1960).
Conferences.
Conscientious objectors.
Conservative Friends.
Continental Congress.
Cooperative societies.
Costa Rica.
Council of Proprietors of the Western Division of NJ.
Cumberland Cemetery.
Cuba.
Czechoslovakia.
Danish Language.
Darby Library Company.
Death.
Death Penalty.
Decision Making.
Delaware.
Delaware County Historical Society.
Delaware County Institute of Science.
Delaware County, Pa.
Delaware Genealogical Society.
Democracy.
Disabilities.
Disarmament.
Discipline.
Doctrine.
Dress: See Clothing and dress.
Drugs.
Dukhobors (Doukhobors).
Dunkards.
Dutch language.
Dutchess Co., NY.
Earlham College.
Eastern State Penitentiary.
Ecumenical relations.
Education (2 folders).
Education, Higher.
England.
Environmentalism.
Epistles.
Esperanto.
Europe.
Evangelicalism.
Fair Housing Council of Delaware Valley.
Family Relations.
Fellowship Groups.
Fellowship House.
Fellowship of Reconciliation.
Fiction.
Fifth Amendment.
First Day Schools.
First Garden City, Ltd.
Flushing Remonstrance (and Bowne House).
France.
Franklin Inn Club.
Franklin Stove.
Fraud cases.
Free Produce Movement.
Free Quakers.
French Language.
Friendly Persuasion (motion picture/film).
Friends Community Meeting.
Friends of the Caleb Pusey House.
Friends Social Union.
Funeral announcements.
Funeral rites and ceremonies.
Gambling.
Games.
Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania.
Genealogy - Quaker.
George Fox Players.
Georgia.
German language.
Germantown.
Germantown Friends' Protest Against Slavery.
Germany.
Gloria Dei (Philadelphia).
Gramercy Park, NYC.
Gun Control.
Gurneyites.
Haddonfield, NJ.
Handwriting.
Harford County, MD.
Harned.
Haverford Assoc. of Chester County.
Haverford College Quaker Collection.
Haverford Township Historical Society.
Heraldry.
Hicksite controversy.
Highland Park Florida Club.
Hiroshima Maidens.
Historic American Buildings Survey.
Historic Delaware County.
Historic Fallsington, Inc.
Historic Sites.
Historical Societies.
Historical Society of Delaware.
Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
History, Society of Friends.
Home Cluster.
Home Missions Council of North America.
Homosexuality (LGBTQIA+).
Honduras.
Hope Lodge.
Horticulture.
Housing.
Humor.
Hutterian Society.
Illinois.
India.
Indian King Tavern Museum.
Indian Orchards.
Indiana.
Industrial relations.
Inquisition - Spain.
Intentional Communities.
Interfaith .
International centers (Friends Centers).
International cooperation.
International House of Philadelphia.
International organizations.
International relations.
Invitations.
Iowa.
Iraq.
Iraq War.
Ireland.
Irish Quakers in America and Canada.
Jamaica.
Japan.
Japanese Americans - Evacuation and relocation.
Jesse H. Holmes School.
Jewish people.
John Carter Brown Library.
John Woolman Association.
Journals.
Kendal, Lexington.
Kirkridge.
Korea.
Korean War.
Labor Party (US).
Lancaster County, Pa.
Land use.
Latin America.
Laurel Hill Cemetery.
Leiper House.
Liberty of conscience.
Libraries.
Library Company of Philadelphia.
Local History.
Long Island, NY.
Longwood Gardens.
Lower Merion Township, Pa.
Loyalty oaths.
Lynching.
Madagascar.
Manumission.
Marriage customs and rites.
Martha's Vineyard.
Martyrs (Quaker).
Maryland.
Maryland Genealogical Society.
Maryland, Hall of Records Commission.
Maryland Historical Society.
Maryland State Archives.
Mason Dixon Line.
Media Fellowship House.
Media, Pa.
Meditation.
Meeting houses.
Meetings.
Membership.
Mennonites.
Methodist Church.
Mexico.
Michigan.
Migrations.
Military education.
Military service, Compulsory (conscription) - Great Britain.
Military service, Compulsory (conscription) - US.
Millerridge Inn.
Ministering Friends.
Ministry.
Minnesota.
Missions.
Mohonk Consultation with Foreign Students.
Mohonk Trust.
Money.
Monroe County, Pa.
Montgomery County, Pa.
Moorestown, NJ.
Moravian Church.
Mormons and Mormonism.
Mount Holly, NJ.
Movement for a New Society.
Mt. Laurel, NJ.
Music.
Muslims.
Mysticism.
Nantucket.
National Federation of Religious Liberals.
National Park Service.
National Peace Conference (United States).
Native Americans.
Native Americans - Missions.
Native Americans - Pennsylvania (includes Walking Purchase).
Native Americans - Schools.
Native Americans - U.S. government relations.
Netherlands.
New Castle, Del.
New England Historical Society.
New Jersey.
New York.
New York Colored Mission.
New York Colored Orphan Asylum.
New York Historical Association.
New Zealand.
Newport Historical Society.
Nicholites.
Nobel Prizes.
Nonviolence.
North America.
North Carolina.
Norway.
Norwegian-American Quakers.
Norwich Burial Ground.
Notable Quakers (lists).
Oaths.
Occupations and Trades.
Octavia Hill Association.
Odessa, Delaware.
Ohio.
Older people.
Older people - homes for (Retirement homes).
Old Sturbridge Village.
Oregon.
Overseers.
Oxford County, Ontario.
Palestine.
Peace.
Peace Corps.
Peace - Drama.
Peace Testimony, 1650-1800.
Peace Testimony, 1800-1814.
Peace Testimony, 1915-1927.
Peace Testimony, 1928-1939.
Peace testimony, 1940-1949.
Peace testimony, 1950-1976.
Peace testimony, 1977-.
Peace testimony, n.d.
Peace: Witness for Peace, 1961.
Penn Heritage Day (Del. and Chester Cos.).
Pennsbury Manor.
Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania Abolition Society.
Pennsylvania - Census Data.
Pennsylvania German Society.
Pennsylvania Hall.
Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Pennsylvania - Western Counties.
Periodicals.
Perkins Mill Property (Uriville Mill House).
Peru.
Petition, Right of.
Philadelphia, Pa.
Philadelphia. Apprentices' Library Company.
Philadelphia Athenaeum.
Philadelphia Ethical Society.
Philadelphia Fellowship Commission.
Philadelphia Historical Center.
Philadelphia Inquirer.
Philadelphia Life Center.
Philadelphia Suburban Water Company.
Photographers, photography.
Plainness/Simplicity (language, lifestyle, etc.).
Poetry.
Polish language.
Political activity.
Postage stamps: Quaker images.
Postmarks.
Poverty.
Prayer.
Printers.
Prison Reform.
Progressives.
Psychiatry/Psychology.
Publishers and publishing.
Quaker camps.
Quaker Heritage Showcase.
Quaker Oats Co.
Quaker organizations.
Quaker Shop, NYC.
Quaker Tapestry.
Quakerism: General articles.
Quarries: See Delaware Co.
Queries.
Quilts.
Race relations (2 folders).
Railroads, Delaware County.
Reading.
Realignment Conference, 1991.
Records.
Refugees, Political.
Relief work.
Religious education.
Reunification.
Rhode Island.
Rhode Island Historical Society.
Ridley Creek State Park.
Rogerenes.
Rogues.
Rokeby Museum.
Rose Valley, Pa./ Rose Valley Association.
Roses.
Rosine Association.
Rural Life Assoc.
Russia.
Russian language.
Salem County, NJ.
Salvation Army.
Samplers.
Sanctuary.
Sandy Bank Burial Ground, Media, Pa.
Schools and school masters.
Scientists.
Scouting (Boy Scouts).
Seekers (Sect).
Seneca Falls Women's Convention.
Seneca People.
Seneca Nation of Indians - Kinzua Dam Controversy.
Seneca Nation of Indians - Kinzua Dam Controversy, 1957-1963.
Seneca Nation of Indians - Kinzua Dam Controversy, 1964-1965 and undated.
Separations.
Sexuality (2 folders).
Shakers.
Sharon Hill, Pa.
Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital.
Sherwood.
Ships.
Signal Hill.
Silhouettes.
Silver Bay Association (YMCA).
Silver Bay, NY.
Slavery.
Slavery in the US.
Slavery in the US - Anti-slavery movements.
Social life and customs.
Social testimony, Great Britain, 1997.
Socialists.
Society of Friends: Branches, divisions.
Society of Universal Friends.
South Africa.
Soviet Union.
Spain.
Spanish Language.
Speakers Bureau on International Affairs.
Speedwell passenger list, 1656.
Springfield Free Fountain Society.
Springfield Historical Society.
Springfield Township, Pa.
Squirrel Inn.
Stand by the River (Drama/musical performance).
Stories.
Stuyvesant area, NYC.
Suburban Fair Housing, Inc.
Swarthmoor Hall.
Swarthmore Education Centre.
Swarthmore Refugee House.
Sweden.
Switzerland.
Sword of Peace Summer Celebration.
T. Wistar Brown Teachers Fund.
Taiwan.
Tax protests and appeals.
Television in Religion (includes "Gentle Persuaders").
Temperance: Delaware County.
Temperance: Friends Temperance Union, PYM.
Temperance: General, WCTU, etc.
Temperance: Publications.
Tennessee.
Testimonies.
Texas.
Theater.
Thomas Massey House.
Tortola, Virgin Islands.
Toys.
Tracts.
Trademarks.
Travel.
Trees.
Tyler Arboretum.
Underground Railroad.
Unemployed.
United Nations.
United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Assoc.
United States.
Unity.
University of Pennsylvania Museum.
Urban Archives.
Valentines.
Vermont.
Victoria Plush Mill.
Vietnam War.
Virginia.
Virginia Exiles.
Visiting-cards (Calling cards).
Wagner Free Institute of Science, Philadelphia.
Wales.
War relief.
War relief - World War I - American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) lantern slides.
War taxes.
Welcome (Ship).
Welcome Society of Pennsylvania.
Welsh in Pennsylvania.
West Chester, Pa.
White Quakers.
Wilkinson-Story controversy.
William Penn Memorial Museum.
Winchester, Va.
Witches.
Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania.
Women - History and condition of women.
Women's rights.
Woodlands, Philadelphia.
Work Camps.
Workshop of the Children, NYC, 1960s.
World Council of Churches.
World Hunger Education Service.
Worship.
Wrightsboro.
Yearly Meeting Clerks, List of.
Young People's Interracial Fellowship.
Yugoslavia.

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