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Friends Sesqui-Centennial Commission


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

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.

Overview and metadata sections

The commission was organized "to carry our Quaker participation in the Sesqui-Centennial from 6/1/26 to 11/30/26, and undertake matters pertaining to the Sesqui-Centennial during the summer of 1926 in Philadelphia and vicinity." It arose from a meeting held at Fourth and Arch Street Meeting House on 10th month 8, 1925, called by Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting, Arch Street. Friends of both Hicksite and Orthodox branches were invited to form the Friends Sesqui-Centennial Commission. Officers were Charles F. Jenkins, Chairman, and Howard W. Elkinton, Secretary.

The collection contains a minute book containing committee and treasurer's reports, registration books, printed material and other records.

The collection is organized into 2 series. The series are:

  1. Minutes
  2. Registration Books

For current information on the location of materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Gift of the Estate of Wilbur Thomas, 1957

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
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Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

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Collection Inventory

Scope and Contents

Includes lists of the officers, members of the commission, reports of subordinate committees, treasurer's report, and samples of literature issued by the commission

Physical Description

1 volume

William Penn's Prayer for Philadelphia.
Box 1
Jones, Rufus M. "The Quaker Faith".
Box 1
Friends' Meeting House.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Leaflet of Friends past, present, and on Quaker worship

Yarnall, Stanley R. "Quaker contributions to education".
Box 1
Foundations, a pageant in America.
Box 1

Registration books., 6/24/1926-11/27/1926.
Box 1
Physical Description

3 volumes

Print, Suggest