The Harned (Moylan, Pa.)
Held at: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081
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Phebe Harned was born October 12, 1841, and died May 3, 1927, and her sister, Katherine S. Harned, was born December 17, 1848, and died November 16, 193 1. The Harned sisters were Orthodox Friends and lived in Springfield Township, Delaware County, PA.
The Harned, a non-profit boarding home for elderly men and women, was established through bequests from Katherine S. and Phebe Harned. A trust fund was initiated upon the death of Katherine Harned in 1931. In their wills, the Harned sister called for the appointment of a committee under the oversight of Chester (later Media) Monthly Meeting. They intended for the Home to be established in their home in Springfield, PA, but allowed for the Committee to have full authority to build or change locations. In February 1938, the Harned Committee, or Board of Directors, was appointed by Chester Monthly Meeting. In April 1940, subcommittees were established, including Advisory and Finance Committee, Admission Committee, and House and Grounds Committee. The first residents moved in during the fall of 1940. It was decided in 1943 that the Committee would buy the "Stellwagen property" in Moylan, PA, and the move was made in 1944.
The Harned was a very small, home-like facility with only eleven residents at full capacity. It was closed in June 1994 due to financial difficulties. The Harned Trust was continued, with income going to three established Quaker retirement homes: Barclay/Friends Hall, Stapeley Hall, and the Estaugh group in NJ (Medford Leas, etc.).
Records of the Harned, 1931- 1996, including legal papers, financial records, correspondence, information regarding guests and historical material.
The collection is divided into five series:
- Historical Committee Material
- Minutes and Reports
- Financial Records
- Admission Information and Guest Records
- Miscellaneous Documents
Donor: Media Monthly Meeting Harned Committee, 1994, 1996
Photos removed and filed in the Picture Collection [see PA 73]. Duplicates and envelopes of returned checks, 1958-1962, were returned to the donors. In 1996, Media Monthly Meeting deposited additional material, including photographs (removed to PA 73), Harned Committee minutes, 1991-1996, and trust accounts according to the wills of Katharine and Phebe Harned. Parts of the collection are restricted.
The photographs that were originally part of this collection have been removed to PA 73.
- Quakers -- Pennsylvania -- Delaware County
- Old Age Homes -- Pennsylvania
- Church work with older people -- Society of Friends
- Quakers -- Social service
- Society of Friends -- Charities -- Pennsylvania
- Nonprofit Organizations -- Pennsylvania
- Quaker philanthropists
- Society of Friends -- Charities
- Old Age Homes -- Pennsylvania -- Moylan
- Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
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- Encoding made possible by a grant by the Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation to the Philadelphia Consortium of Special Collections Libraries
- Access Restrictions
Parts of the collection are restricted.
- Use Restrictions
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Includes bequests for the foundation of the Harned.
Also includes map with directions.
Photos removed and filed in PA 73
Records of Chester Monthly Meeting minutes regarding the foundation of the Harned; copies of the minutes of the Harned Committee regarding the Harned Trust and the discussion as to the location of the Harned.Physical Description
Includes the 1991-2 Reports of the Director, the 1987 Census of Service Industries, lists of Harned Committee members, 1985, 1988, 1991-2, information pamphlets and promotional correspondence, newspaper articles related to members of the Harned community, job descriptions, 1988, census information, 1990, obituaries about and writings by Harned residents, and the 1991 Pennsylvania Bulletin of Personal Home Care regulations.
Also includes the 1940-2 Annual Reports of the Harned Committee
Also includes the 1943-5 and 1947-9 Annual Reports of the Harned Committee, the 1946 Annual Report of the Treasurer, miscellaneous financial papers, and correspondence.
Also includes the 1950-1 and 1953-6 Annual Reports of the Harned Committee, and the 1950-6 Annual Reports of the Treasurer.
Also includes the 1957-9 and 1961-3 Annual Reports of the Treasurer, the 1957, 1959 and 1962 Annual Reports of the Harned Committee, and excerpts from the will of Phebe Harned.
Also includes the 1963-4 and 1966 Annual Reports of the Harned Committee, and the 1964-9 Annual Reports of the Treasurer
Also includes the 1974 and 1976 Annual Reports of the Harned Committee, the 1968, 1970, 1972 and 1976 Annual Reports of the Treasurer, miscellaneous financial papers, and correspondence
Also includes contracts and advertisements, correspondence, the 1977 and 1979 Annual Reports, monthly income and expenses and other financial papers, 4/1978-8/1982, and poetry.
Also includes the 1983 Annual Report, monthly income and expenses and other financial papers, 11-12/1981 and 11/1982-12/1987, and correspondence. Photos photocopied and originals filed in PA 73.
Also includes sketch of floor plans, 12/1986
Also includes monthly income and expenses, 12/1986-12/1988 (incomplete), correspondence, 1987, and the 1986 annual report.
Also includes monthly income and expenses and other financial papers, 1/1988-12/1990, correspondence, Jeanes Fund application, 1988, and information about the Harned and the Harned Committee.
Also includes monthly income and expenses and other financial information, 1987 and 1/1988-1/1989, and correspondence, 1988.
Also includes monthly income and expenses and other financial information, 3/1989-4/1990, the 1988-89 Annual Report and correspondence, 1989-90.
Also includes reports, financial papers, and correspondence.
Also includes reports, financial papers, and correspondence.
Also includes Friends Boarding Homes Committee Minutes, 10/1991, and the Annual Treasurer's report, 1990.
Arranged alphabetically.Physical Description
Also includes lists of contributions made in memory of guests, n.d. Loose papers removed, see folder 24.Physical Description
Includes contributions made in memory of guests, n.d.
Subdivided into categories of expenses
Original folder titled "Harned House Reports." (monthly)
Also includes payroll information.Physical Description
Loose papers removed (see folder 38).Physical Description
Loose papers removed (see folder 41).Physical Description
Removed from folder 33.
Removed from folder 34.
Also includes proposed monthly budget and savings account summaries, 5-12/1990.
Also includes proposed monthly budget, 1-8/1991, and comparison of projected budgets, 1987-91
Also includes landscaping contract (copy), 1992, proposed monthly budget, 11/1991-1/1993, and W-3 tax form, 1992.
Also includes record of the Harned's use of the Jeanes Grant, 1993, correspondence regarding employee tax deductions, 1993, and payroll record, 11-12/1993.
Also includes bank statements of the Harned trust, 1963-5, and miscellaneous correspondence
Also includes proposed budget, 11/1992-2/1993, and letter sent to Media Monthly Meeting, 1992
Many stubs are restricted access.
"Harned House Reports," 1957-63, were removed and filed separately. (see folder 28)Physical Description
Also includes wages and tax records for 1980.Physical Description
Originally in folder with paid bills from 1958
Includes Harned trust fund statements and related correspondence, budgets, reports of the treasurer, and more.
Includes Employee's Withholding Exemption Certificate, 1958-72, salary information for the W-2, 1974, employer's quarterly report of employment and total wages, 1974-5, and account of monthly income, expenses and distribution, 1-12/1974. Also includes miscellaneous financial documents 1/1991-4/1996--See Harned Committee Minutes, 1/1991-4/1996, folders 96, 97
Not alphabetized. Also includes miscellaneous business cards, contracts and advertisements.
The original folder was marked "The Harned Chronicle".
Includes information regarding alterations made to the Harned facilities, and related contracts, correspondence and receipts.
Includes information regarding alterations made to the Harned facilities, and related contracts, correspondence and receipts. Also includes blueprints, 7/1962, the 1961 and 1963 Annual Reports of the Treasurer, and fire safety information, 1962.
Includes 1974 Annual Report, letters regarding employment, and sewer regulations, and correspondence with the architect.
Includes information and application packets for each home, minutes of 10/1986 and 4/1987, the 12/1986 Newsletter of the Friends Committee on Aging, a FCA Boarding Home Survey of the local homes, 1985-6, and a list of Friends retirement facilities in the U.S., 11/1986.
Includes FSA Staff Directory, Minutes and Reports, FSA Directory of Member Facilities (Southeast PA, NJ), notes and information on the Harned, and 3-4mo/1991 monthly income and expenses of the Harned.
Includes FSA Directory of Member Facilities, minutes, reports and announcements.
Includes FSA Staff Directory, 1992, a `Study to assist FSA in deciding whether or not to increase the services they provide to inquirers,' 12/1993, FSA's three-year Strategic Plan, 1/1994, minutes and announcements, 1993-1994.
Includes Media MM Directory, Fall 1992, a series of articles from The Christian Century on "the Church and Older People," 1955, information from the Health and Welfare Council and the Retirement Research and Welfare Association, information on tax exemption, 1958-9, fire safety regulations for building standards, 1968, and articles on the leadership in the black community by the North City Congress, 1968.
Also includes bank statements for the Harned Trust, 5/1955 and 5/1959.
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Includes related correspondence, 4/1991Physical Description
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