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In 1963, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting appointed a Committee on the Care of Aging Friends to examine Quaker facilities for the elderly. Four years later, the first Quaker-sponsored lifecare community in the Delaware Valley was built by Gwynedd Friends Meeting at Foulkeways. Kendal at Longwood was the third such Quaker-sponsored project. Under the auspices of Friends Hall at West Chester, a committee met to investigate sites, and were able to purchase 77.6 acres at Longwood in Kennett Square in 1971. They formed a new corporation, Kendal at Longwood, in 1973. The first residents moved into their apartments in October that same year. The Kendal at Longwood Residents Association was founded a month later, on November 28, 1973, when 200 people met to adopt a constitution and elect officers.
Contains the records of the Kendal Residents' Association, an organization of people who live at Kendal at Longwood, a Quaker-sponsored retirement community. Includes records of its History Committee and copies of The Kendal Reporter, an in-house newsletter that was published in 1972 and 1973 before and just after its opening.
Organized into series: 1. History Committee; 2. Publications.
Donor: Kendal Residents' Associaion, 1996.
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Collection is open for research.
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Most if not all of the History Committee materials were accumulated by Ruth Malone for her 1995 book on Kendal History, and include earlier efforts.
Minutes of June 23, 1994.Physical Description
Frank C. Roe wrote a history of the Kendal land in 1991. He provided information to Ruth Malone for her later history, The Story of Kendal at Longwood, published in 1995.Physical Description
Ruth Malone also corresponded with Lawton A. Burrows, son of Lawton Burrows Sr.Physical Description
Includes photocopies of the original deeds, maps, and other histories that mention Kendal or Longwood.Physical Description
Photo and photocopied illustrations for the history of Kendal.Physical Description
Includes the text of the 1983 celebration, a brief history written in 1988 (2), and the program for the 20th anniversary dinner party in 1993.Physical Description
The first newsletter of Kendal at Longwood.Physical Description