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Philadelphia Friends Housing Inc. records


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

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Overview and metadata sections

A group of members of the Peace and Social Concerns Committee of Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting decided in 1967 to form a corporation, Philadelphia Friends Housing Inc., to play a role in urban renewal. They raised money to purchase a home on Mt. Vernon Street and to rehabilitate it for a needy family. Later they lent money to the Crosstown Development Corporation and to the Cedar Park Community Development Corporation. According to Margaret Bacon's history of Central Philadelphia Meeting, the corporation was laid down in 1981.

Records of Philadelphia Friends Housing Inc., 1967-1982.

Arranged in series: 1. Minutes; 2. Projects; 3. Financial.

Philadelphia Friends Housing Inc. Records were donated to Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College in 2017 by Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting.

Processed by Patricia C. O'Donnell; completed August 2017.

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
Finding Aid Author
Patricia C. O'Donnell
Finding Aid Date
August, 2017
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Collection Inventory

RG4/130. Minutes, 1968-1972.
Box 1
Physical Description

1 volume

Discussion paper and minutes, 1971-1973.
Box 1

Loan to Crosstown Community Development Corporation, 1971-1976.
Box 1
Correspondence, 1976-1980.
Box 1
Finance and Property records, 1977-1982.
Box 1
Financial Transaction, 1977-1980.
Box 2
Revised Application to 12th Street Fund, 1976.
Box 2
Proposal to City, about 1975.
Box 2
HUD Property List, 1976.
Box 2

Financial Statements, 1968-1974.
Box 2
Loan agreements and promissory notes, 1968-1976.
Box 2
General Financial records, 1977-1982.
Box 2

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