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This collection of material constitutes primarily oversize items too large to be stored with the manuscript collections from which they came. Included are documents, graphics, newspaper advertisements, and cloth items (mostly banners). These items are often important for the peace propaganda they conveyed and/or for the biographical information they contain about peace leaders. It should be noted that the numbering starts over within each sub-category (or type of item), as noted above.

2947 items

Peace Collection Ephemera

Two of the oldest and most frequently used photograph collections at the SCPC come from the Jane Addams Collection (DG 001) and from the Universal Peace Union Records (DG 038). In the former, only those images that showed Jane Addams, members of her family, or Hull-House were scanned for this project. Additional images reside in the SCPC, including those of Addams' classmates at Rockford Seminary [now College] and Addams' later colleagues in the international peace movement. All images from the UPU Records owned by the SCPC have been scanned and are included in this database. In 2012, the photographs and lantern slides from the Devere Allen Papers (DG 053) were added, and more from other collections will appear here in the future.

969 items

Peace Collection Photographs

Penn Sewing School was founded in 1868 as the Friends Sewing School. The name was changed in 1871 and classes suspended in 1899. Known first as the “Friends Sewing School,” Penn Sewing School was organized with the help of Dillwyn Parrish and William C. Biddle by two young Quaker women, Annie Caley and Augusta Taber. Friends of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting (Hicksite) held at Fifteenth and Race Streets granted the use of a room, and the children were gathered from the neighborhood. The first four teachers were Augusta Taber, Mary Biddle (later Wood), Sallie Cooper, and Annie Caley (later Dorland). 

13 items

Penn Sewing School Records

This collection contains minutes of the Board of Managers of the Pennsylvania Hall Association, 1838-1847, financial and legal papers, and other related materials concerning the financing and opening of the Hall and the events and litigation which followed. The destruction of Pennsylvania Hall marked the extreme of anti-abolition violence in the City of Philadelphia.

44 items

Pennsylvania Hall Association Records

The Quaker Broadsides and Pamphlets collection consists of over 800 titles from the collections of Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College and Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections. It includes works from 1657 to the present. Some of the items in the collection are composed of a single, unfolded sheet with printing on only one side. Many others, however, are multiple pages and smaller sizes. Topics of the broadsides include: exhortations by Quakers against the slave trade; testimonials regarding deceased Friends; petitions to government authorities for recognition of various Quaker testimonies, including conscientious objection to war and refusal to take oaths; advice and caution to Quakers regarding their conduct of life; and theological arguments both within the Society of Friends and regarding other religions.


593 items

Quaker Broadsides and Pamphlets


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