Oral History Among Friends in Chester County (Pa)
Held at: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081
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Audio cassettes and some transcripts of interviews with 55 Quakers, chiefly born in Chester County between 1889-1910. Interviews contain largely autobiographical data, as well as information about Quaker life in general, recollections of Chester County, and descriptions of farm life and histories of Friends meetings in Chester County. The project was conducted by the Chester County Library District, funded by Chester County Manpower Programs and the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.
The collection contains 76 audio cassettes and some transcripts.
The collection is divided into two series:
- Cassette Tapes (76)
Chester County Public Library in Exton digitized the audio from this collection and has made them available at their listening stations within the library (except for five, which they have classified as restricted: Ann Passmore Webb, J. Smedley Thomas, Milo and Mabel Jackson, Ellen Cope, and Julian Baldwin.
Donor: Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, 1979
Material arranged and placed in 4 documents boxes, stored with RG 4 in basement of Friends Historical Library. Includes 76 audio cassette tapes, not all transcribed.
- Quakers -- Pennsylvania -- Chester County
- Farm life -- Pennsylvania -- Chester County
- Quakers -- Social life and customs
- Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
- Finding Aid Author
- FHL staff
- Finding Aid Date
- Encoding made possible by a grant by the Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation to the Philadelphia Consortium of Special Collections Libraries
- Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research.
- Use Restrictions
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Includes pamphlet, "Oral History among Friends in Chester County," which explains the oral history project and contains capsule summaries of the individual interviews. The interviewers were Robert Carlson, Nicolette Murray, and Judy Perego. The following interviews are contained in this series:
Tapes containing which have not been transcribed, in addition to tapes of the transcribed interviews. The following interviews are contained in the series:Physical Description