Friends Neighborhood Guild Records

Collection ID: 
FNG/Acc. 1008
Date: 
1903-2004
Footage: 
19 linear feet (24 boxes)
Collecting Area: 

Collection Summary

Title
Friends Neighborhood Guild Records

Dates
1903-2004

Collection ID
Acc. 1008

Creator
Friends Neighborhood Guild

Quantity
19 linear feet (24 boxes)        

Repository
Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries

Language
Materials in English

           

Detailed Collection Information

Historical Note

The Friends Neighborhood Guild social settlement was founded by Quakers in the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia in 1879; its mission, “...to serve and respond to the needs of the people in its community, particularly those people who are less able to help themselves,” (FNG, p.3). Throughout its more-than-hundred-year history, this mission has guided the Guild’s programs, which have evolved to meet its ever-changing constituents’ needs. At different times, its work has focused on education, Americanization, recreation, housing, community organization and other areas of social need.

The Friends Neighborhood Guild was established in 1879 as the Friends Mission No. 1. It was started by a group of Hicksite Quakers who were concerned over the large numbers of impoverished European immigrants crowding into the neighborhood at the time and, according to the Quakers, living with “no refining influences,” (FNG, p.9). The Mission initially organized as a school that taught “bible and deportment” as well as sewing. When the Mission officially opened its doors in January, 1880, there were fifty-three scholars.

In 1899, its expanding program necessitated a move to larger facilities at 151 Fairmount Avenue, as well as a name change to Friends Neighborhood Guild. By 1901, the Guild’s programs included: kindergarten; manual training; savings fund (bank); Evening Department, which kept children off the streets, offering readings and recreation to eight to sixteen year-olds; sewing school; and First Day School. The Guild sponsored “Reward of Merit Trips” to the Zoological Gardens, Atlantic City and other fun destinations, which rewarded children and adults for their good behavior. There was also a yearly scholarship awarded to a student attending the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Philanthropy, who used the Guild as their practice field. The Guild eventually established a “Fuel Savings Society,” a “Flower, Fruit and Ice Mission,” a dental clinic and a general health program. The health program proved especially important in 1919 during the influenza epidemic. Until 1903, when the Guild hired its first full-time superintendent, Emily Wilbur, all of the above-mentioned programs were staffed by volunteers. The Guild responded to the Great Depression of the 1930s in a couple of ways. Among other things, it opened earlier and closed later, offering opportunity for recreation or simply a place for people to go. Together with the American Friends’ Service Committee, the Guild established the Philadelphia Work Camp in 1934, which among other projects renovated one of the Guild’s buildings and refurbished a neighborhood playground. During World War II, the Guild shifted its focus from a “Boys’ House” to a family center. The arts and the elderly were also given considerably more attention. In fact, the Guild partnered with the Philadelphia Center for Older People, and refurbished a house for that agency at 921 N. Sixth Street.

After World War II, the Guild’s program focus shifted towards vocational guidance; counseling; student aid, in particular the provision of scholarships for leadership; crime prevention, especially the establishment of Franklin House, a halfway house for youths recently discharged from correction with no place else to go; and health programs, including a well baby clinic, dental clinic, free chest x-ray program, sex education and venereal disease prevention/awareness programs.

In the 1950s, an overall concern for the deteriorating inner city and poor housing became central to the Guild’s mission. In 1952, the Bedford Street Mission, which taught self-help home and furniture refurbishing, affiliated with the Guild and moved into the basement of a Guild-owned building at 735 Fairmount Avenue. Around the same time, the Guild helped organize a large scale urban renewal effort in the Poplar section of the neighborhood, which was selected by the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority. On a private level, the Guild partnered with the American Friends Service Committee and established a housing co-operative. They acquired a row of dilapidated houses to convert into apartment units, and hired architect Oscar Stonorov (already well known for his design for the public housing units called the Carl Mackley Houses) to design the project. The laborers used to actually complete the construction were the future tenants of the apartments. Shortly after the completion of the cooperative apartments, the Guild embarked on the construction of Guild House, an apartment building for the elderly. This building, which was built on Spring Garden Street and completed in 1966, was a modern apartment house with ninety-one units, an elevator, community room and other useful amenities.

In the 1960s, the Guild, which was still entirely governed by Quakers, was faced with backlash from the community who wished for a greater say in the administration and programming of the settlement. Members of the Black Panthers held sit-ins at Board Meetings and held a conference at the Guild headquarters. As a result, eventually, the Guild created a parallel Community Board, which worked in conjunction with the existing board. This proved a poor solution to the problem, forcing the organization to change its by-laws in order to establish a new board comprised equally of both Quakers and community members.

All of the activity spurred by the Black Power movement instigated a change in the focus of the Guild’s programs towards community organization, and it began to take leadership roles in organizing the community to solve the problems facing the neighborhood. For example, when the Pennsylvania Railroad and the Reading Railroad wanted to construct a tunnel connecting the commuter lines that ran right through the neighborhood, the Guild instituted the “Stop the Tunnel Committee.”

By the 1970s, the Guild’s programs and/or affiliations had expanded to include: Association for the Improvement of the Richard Allen Homes, Crime Prevention and Protection Service, Consumer Protection Program, Welfare Rights Organization, Stoddart-Fleisher Academic Alternative Program, Health Center, Neighborhood Youth Corps, summer camps, welfare reform and others. The National Federation of Settlements selected the Guild to act as one of five pilot programs of the Preparing Teenagers for Parenthood, which was designed to help young people make good decisions about sex and was a successful program. In 1979, The Guild opened Guild House West, which was another housing facility built for the elderly.

In the 1980s, the Guild was selected by the Greater Philadelphia Federation of Settlements to run the following programs: Services to Children In Their Own Homes and Day Treatment Program for Adjudicated Youth. In addition, it continued to run camp for music, art and reading; after school programs, which included art, dancing, ceramics; sewing and drama. According to their website, in 2007, Friends Neighborhood Guild offered or was affiliated with the following programs: adult education, after school enrichment program, community learning center, food pantry, neighborhood Energy Center, Philadelphia Freedom School, and a truancy prevention program.

Bibliography:  “A Century Plus of Service, 1879-1989,” [Box 6, Folder 44], Friends Neighborhood Guild records, Accession 1008, Temple University Urban Archives.

Description of Collection

The Friends Neighborhood Guild records dates from 1903 to 2004, with the bulk of materials dating from the second half of the twentieth-century. The records evidence the social programs and activities of the Guild, as well as its relationships with other agencies, such as the Greater Philadelphia Federation of Settlements, Philadelphia Housing Authority, and the United Way. In addition to general administrative records and meeting minutes, there is a nice collection of candid snapshots of Guild activities and scrapbooks that document Guild work from the 1950s to 1960s. Researchers interested in the history of settlement houses and social welfare programs, or in the history of the Northern Liberties/Kensington neighborhoods of Philadelphia during the twentieth century would find this collection useful.

The collection is divided into six series: “Administrative Records,” “Photographs and Scrapbooks,” “Affiliated Agencies,” “Program Files” and “Audio/Visual materials.” The last series, “Client in-take files,” is not open for research.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is arranged into 6 series as follows: 

Series 1:  Administrative Records, 1903-2003, bulk 1960-2002
          Subseries 1.1:  Meeting Minutes, 1967-2002
          Subseries 1.2:  Correspondence 1989-2002
          Subseries 1.3:  Agreements and Proposals for Services, 1990-1996
          Subseries 1.4:  Financial Records, 1933-2003
          Subseries 1.5:  Grants and Other Funding, 1987-2000
          Subseries 1.6:  Memoranda, 1985-1997
          Subseries 1.7:  Personnel Records, 1971-1999
          Subseries 1.8:  Long-Range and Other Strategic Planning Studies, 1961-1994
          Subseries 1.9:  Publications, 1903-2002
          Subseries 1.10:  Retirement Plan Records, 1946-1991
          Subseries 1.11:  Subject Files, 1952-2003
Series 2:  Photographs and Scrapbooks, 1945-2000
          Subseries 2.1:  Snapshots, 1945-2000
          Subseries 2.2:  Portraits, 1950-1984
          Subseries 2.3:  Color Slides, 1980 and undated
          Subseries 2.4:  Scrapbooks, 1950-1961
Series 3:  Affiliated Agencies, 1985-1997
          Subseries 3.1:  Greater Philadelphia Federation of Settlements, 1985-1997
          Subseries 3.2:  Pennsylvania Abolition Society, 1955-1967
          Subseries 3.3:  Philadelphia Housing Authority, 1990-1996
Series 4:  Programs, 1951-2004
Series 5:  Audio/Visual Materials, 1995-1998 and undated
Series 6:  Client Take-In Files (CLOSED TO RESEARCHERS), circa 1990-2000

The first series of this collection, “Administrative Records,” which dates primarily from 1960 to 2002, is divided into eleven subseries: “Meeting Minutes,” “Correspondence,” “Agreements and proposals for services,” “Financial Records,” “Grants and other Funding,” “Memoranda,” “Personnel Records,” “Planning Studies,” “Publications,” “Retirement Plan Records” and “Subject Files.”

The first subseries, “Meeting Minutes,” contains minutes and related records for meetings of the Board of Directors, numerous committees and special projects or programs. The files are arranged alphabetically by name of the committee or program, with Board of Directors’ meetings filed first. The Board minutes encompass the bulk of the subseries, which spans from 1967 to 2002.

The second subseries, “Correspondence,” contains incoming and outgoing correspondence of Friends Neighborhood Guild from 1989 to 2002. First, researchers will find a few files containing general correspondence. Next, there is one file of correspondence belonging to Philip Fazah, an employee of the Guild. Following that, are files of correspondence regarding specific topics, such as the annual appeal, the Board of Directors, the Richard Allen Council, and the United Way. The correspondence also includes some examples of bulk mailing letters sent by Friends Neighborhood Guild on a variety of topics from 1991 to 1997.

The third subseries, “Agreements and proposals,” contains agreements and proposals related to the contracting of Friends Neighborhood Guild services. There are proposals for grants and program development. The subseries is arranged alphabetically by record type and dates from from 1990 to 1996. The fourth subseries, “Financial Records,” documents Friends Neighborhood Guild’s financial activity from 1933 to 2003. The subseries is arranged alphabetically by record type, with budget, journal, and payroll records from 1987 to 1996 representing the bulk of material. There are also year-end financial statements from 1980 to 2001, filed under the headings Audit report and/or Financial statements.

The fifth subseries, “Grants and other funding,” houses records related to obtaining funding from major grant agencies such as Pew Charitable Trusts, Hunt Manufacturing Company and the Philadelphia Mayor’s Office, as well as more grassroots donor appeal campaigns. The files are arranged alphabetically by either the title of the funded project or the funding agency, with other files mixed in that are filed by document type. Major programs represented include “From Soup to Nuts,” a nutrition program, the Leadership Development and Training program, and the Summer Arts Enrichment Program.

The sixth subseries, “Memoranda,” contains memoranda put out or received by the Board of Directors and various offices and committees from 1985 to 1997. The memoranda are arranged by subject and/or recipient. Memoranda to the Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Financing Committee, Housing Committee, Nominating Committee, Program Committee and Resource and Development Committee are all included in this subseries. “Personnel records,” the seventh subseries dates from 1971 to 1999. Researchers will find lists of Board members and a file related to a Board retreat in 1996. In addition, there are employee contracts and descriptions of positions. There are also a series of blank human resources forms. There are personnel files for individual employees, which are restricted and filed at the end of the subseries. It is arranged alphabetically by document type.

The eighth subseries, “Long-range and other strategic planning studies,” contains records related to long-term planning of the Friends Neighborhood Guild. The studies, among other things, analyze the need for and success of Guild services and programs. There is data related to the surrounding neighborhood, long-range planning, and the Friends Neighborhood Guild’s “Three-year plan” from 1986. It is arranged by the subject of each study, and spans from 1961 to 1994.

The ninth subseries, “Publications,” contains published material produced by Friends Neighborhood Guild. It is arranged alphabetically by type or name of publication, and includes Annual Reports, and issues of the “Friends Neighborhood Guild Reporter,” and“The Neighbor.” The subseries also contains a booklet on the history of Friends Neighborhood Guild from 1903.

The tenth subseries, “Retirement Plan Records,” contains documents related to Friends Neighborhood Guild’s employee retirement plans from 1946 to 1991. There are a few files related to one of the Guild’s earliest pension plans, followed by a group of correspondence and related records pertaining to a later plan offered by National Health and Welfare. Following these files are alphabetically arranged subject files pertaining to a later plan offered by Mutual of America. The subseries also contains records related to payroll from 1990. The eleventh subseries, “Subject Files,” contains records of numerous Guild activities and organizations with which Friends Neighborhood Guild was involved. The subseries is arranged alphabetically, and includes material on Friends Neighborhood Guild’s Annual Day celebration, Freedom School, and youth services. Of note are files documenting protests of the placement of a new drug rehabilitation center in the neighborhood in 1990, maps of the surrounding area, and Wister School Committee information. The subseries spans from 1952 to 2003. Researchers are advised to peruse the folder list for additional details.

The second series, “Photographs and Scrapbooks,” contains photographs, negatives, color slides and scrapbooks that document the activities, programs and company environment of Friends Neighborhood Guild. The series is divided into two subseries: “Photographs” and “Scrapbooks.” The “Photographs” subseries is grouped by type of visual image, of which there are three: snapshots, portraits and color slides. Snapshots offer candid photographs of activities and programs, while portraits are posed photographs of Friends Neighborhood Guild staff, participants in events and activities, and influential people related to the organization. Similarly, color slides also depict events in the life of the organization. The groups of images are each arranged in loose alphabetical order by event name, personal name and /or subject. Newspaper clippings, photographs and records relating to programs of Friends Neighborhood Guild make up the “Scrapbooks” subseries. The images date from 1945 to 2000, with the bulk of the materials dating between the 1960s and 1990s.

“Affiliated Agencies,” the third series, consists of records relating to Philadelphia region social service organizations that either collaborated with Friends Neighborhood Guild, or contributed to its programs. Three subseries are included in this series: “Greater Philadelphia Federation of Settlements,” “Pennsylvania Abolition Society” and “Philadelphia Housing Authority.” The “Greater Philadelphia Federation of Settlements” subseries is arranged alphabetically and contains contracts, financial records, funding requests and other documents regarding the settlement organization. The records date from 1985 to 1997. “Pennsylvania Abolition Society,” the second subseries, contains primarily correspondence and scholarship information, and is arranged alphabetically. The third subseries, “Philadelphia Housing Authority,” holds records concerning the Ludlow area, the Richard Allen Homes housing project, and testimonies regarding public housing developments in Philadelphia. Arranged alphabetically, the records date from 1990 to 1996.

The fourth series, “Programs,” contains records of various programs administered by the Friends Neighborhood Guild or of which they were affiliated. Major programs represented include the Bedford Homes Workshop, Friends Rehabilitation Program, and the United Way, which was a direct financial sponsor for many of the projects and programs originating from Friends Neighborhood Guild. Records are arranged alphabetically and date from 1951 to 2004. However, the bulk of documents date from 1980 to the early 2000s.

The series “Audio/Visual materials,” consists primarily of public service announcements, and tapes regarding topics such as the Gingrich Plan of 1995, children and youth. The series is predominantly VHS tapes; however there are a few cassette tapes and some LP records.

 

Patron Information

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Diamond, Temple University’s online library catalog: http://diamond.temple.edu/record=b5541482~S30

Research Access

Collection is open for research. Payroll records in Subseries 1.4, donor receipts in Subseries 1.5, personnel employee records in Subseries 1.7, certain retirement plan records in Subseries 1.1.0, and client take-in files in Series 6 are closed to researchers. Contact the Special Collections Research Center for more information.

Collections Stored Off-Site

This collection may be housed off-site at the Library Depository, and require up to two business days to retrieve. Please review the finding aid and be prepared to identify specific materials to be retrieved. Contact the Special Collections Research Center in advance of your visit, so that materials may be relocated to the reading room for research.

Technical Access

Original audiovisual materials, as well as preservation and duplicating masters, may not be played. Researchers must consult use copies, or if none exist must pay for a use copy. Certain digital files may also be inaccessible. Please contact the Special Collections Research Center for more information.

Publication and Copyright Information

The Friends Neighborhood Guild Records are the physical property of the Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries. Intellectual property rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for determining the identity of rights holders and obtaining their permission for publication and for other purposes where stated.

Preferred Citation

[Description and date of item], [Box/folder number], Friends Neighborhood Guild Records, Accession 1008, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Related Material

Friends Neighborhood Guild Records, SCRC 19, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Donated by the Friends Neighborhood Guild in 2004.         

Processing Information

Finding aid prepared by Megan Good, Forrest Wright, and Courtney Smerz, December 10, 2010. The creation of the electronic guide for this collection was made possible through generous funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, administered through the Council on Library and Information Resources’ “Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives” Project.

This collection was minimally processed in 2009-2011, as part of an experimental project conducted under the auspices of the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries to help eliminate processing backlog in Philadelphia repositories. A minimally processed collection is one processed at a less intensive rate than traditionally thought necessary to make a collection ready for use by researchers. When citing sources from this collection, researchers are advised to defer to folder titles provided in the finding aid rather than those provided on the physical folder.

Employing processing strategies outlined in Mark Greene's and Dennis Meissner's 2005 article, More Product, Less Process: Revamping Traditional Processing Approaches to Deal With Late 20th-Century Collections, the project team tested the limits of minimal processing on collections of all types and ages, in 23 Philadelphia area repositories. A primary goal of the project, the team processed at an average rate of 2-3 hours per linear foot of records, a fraction of the time ordinarily reserved for the arrangement and description of collections. Among other time saving strategies, the project team did not extensively review the content of the collections, replace acidic folders or complete any preservation work.

Finding aid revised according to contemporary archival standards in July 2015.

 

Index Terms

The following headings have been used to index the description of this collection in Temple University’s electronic catalog:

Corporate Names:
Friends Neighborhood Guild
Friends’ Mission No. 1 (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Society of Friends

Subjects:
Community centers
Community development
Community organization
Housing – Pennsylvania – Philadelphia
Public housing
Social settlements
Urban renewal

Places:
Philadelphia (Pa.)

Material Types:
Administrative records
Case files
Clippings
Correspondence
Financial records
Minutes
Photographs

 

Inventory

Series 1: Administrative Records, 1903-2003, bulk 1960-2002

The first series of this collection, “Administrative Records,” which dates primarily from 1960 to 2002, is divided into eleven subseries: “Meeting Minutes,” “Correspondence,” “Agreements and proposals for services,” “Financial Records,” “Grants and other Funding,” “Memoranda,” “Personnel Records,” “Planning Studies,” “Publications,” “Retirement Plan Records” and “Subject Files.”

Subseries 1.1: Meeting Minutes, 1967-2002

The first subseries, “Meeting Minutes,” contains minutes and related records for meetings of the Board of Directors, numerous committees and special projects or programs. The files are arranged alphabetically by name of the committee or program, with Board of Directors’ meetings filed first. The Board minutes encompass the bulk of the subseries, which spans from 1967 to 2002.

1          2          Board of Directors' meeting agenda          1967
1          3          Board of Directors' meeting minutes          1986-1989
1          4          Board of Directors' agenda, meeting minutes and staff reports          1990
1          5          Board of Directors' agenda, meeting minutes and staff reports          November 10, 1993, June 12, 1996
1          6          Board of Directors' agenda, meeting minutes and staff reports          1996
1          7          Board of Directors' agenda, meeting minutes and staff reports          1997-1998
1          8          Board of Directors' meeting minutes          1997, 2001
1          9          Board of Directors' meeting minutes and memoranda regarding amendment to by-laws          January 8, 1997
1          10          Board of Directors' meeting minutes          May 15, 2002
1          11          Board of Directors' absence forms          undated
1          12          Executive Committee agenda          October 16, 1996
1          13          Finance Committee meeting minutes and memoranda          1996-1997
1          14          Management team meeting and memoranda          1998-2000
1          15          Neighborhood Advisory Subcommittee agenda          July 23, 1977
1          16          Penn Town meeting notes, 2000.
1          17          Personnel Committee meeting material          1973
1          18          Planning Committee minutes          1980-1997
1          19          Program Planning Committee minutes and memoranda          1993
1          20          Program Planning Committee minutes and memoranda          1993
1          21          Program Planning Committee minutes, guidelines and description of goals          1994-1995
1          22          Resource Development Committee minutes          September 17, 1992

 

Subseries 1.2: Correspondence 1989-2002

The second subseries, “Correspondence,” contains incoming and outgoing correspondence of Friends Neighborhood Guild from 1989 to 2002. First, researchers will find a few files containing general correspondence. Next, there is one file of correspondence belonging to Philip Fazah, an employee of the Guild. Following that, are files of correspondence regarding specific topics, such as the annual appeal, the Board of Directors, the Richard Allen Council, and the United Way. The correspondence also includes some examples of bulk mailing letters sent by Friends Neighborhood Guild on a variety of topics from 1991 to 1997.

1          23          General correspondence          1991
1          24          General correspondence          1991
1          25          General correspondence and memoranda          March-November 1994
1          26          General correspondence, facsimiles and memoranda          1995-1996
1          27          General correspondence from Friends Neighborhood Guild          1990
1          28          Correspondence of Philip Fazah          1991-1997
1          29          Correspondence regarding 35th Anniversary of the Puerto Rican Week Festival          1997 July 15
1          30          Correspondence regarding Annual Appeal          September 24, 1992
1          31          Correspondence regarding board member nominations and reviews          1991-1992
1          32          Correspondence regarding board member resignations          April 9, March 15, 1992
2          1          Correspondence regarding board operations          April, August 1993
2          2          Correspondence regarding contributions          1991-1992, June 1997
2          3          Correspondence regarding contributions          1991-1992, June 1997
2          4          Correspondence regarding contributions of Annual Community Festival          1992, 1995-1996
2          5          Correspondence regarding contributions, thank-yous          1990-1997
2          6          Correspondence regarding contributions, thank-yous          1990-1997
2          7          Correspondence regarding contributions, thank-yous          1990-1997
2          8          Correspondence regarding contributions, thank-yous          1990-1997
2          9          Correspondence regarding contributions, thank-yous          1990-1997
2          10          Correspondence regarding contributions, thank-yous          1990-1997
2          11          Correspondence regarding Councilman Clarke for Bill no. 020284          June 5, 2002
2          12          Correspondence regarding donations          1996-1997
2          13          Correspondence regarding donations          1996-1997
2          14          Correspondence regarding donations          1996-1997
2          15          Correspondence regarding the Grandom Institute, thank-yous          1993, 1994, 1996
2          16          Correspondence regarding job openings          1994
2          17          Correspondence regarding Richard Allen resident council proposals and planning          1992
2          18          Correspondence regarding United Way donations          July 1997
2          19          Correspondence regarding United Way donor option, thank-yous          1996
2          20          Donor request form mailing          1989
2          21          Letters of concern from Felecia Coward (Executive Director)          1998
2          22          Mailing list, computer print-out          October 1989
2          23          Membership mailing donation form letters and check copies of member contributions          1989

 

Subseries 1.3: Agreements and Proposals for Services, 1990-1996

The third subseries, “Agreements and proposals,” contains agreements and proposals related to the contracting of Friends Neighborhood Guild services. There are proposals for grants and program development. The subseries is arranged alphabetically by record type and dates from from 1990 to 1996. The fourth subseries, “Financial Records,” documents Friends Neighborhood Guild’s financial activity from 1933 to 2003. The subseries is arranged alphabetically by record type, with budget, journal, and payroll records from 1987 to 1996 representing the bulk of material. There are also year-end financial statements from 1980 to 2001, filed under the headings Audit report and/or Financial statements.

2          24          Agreement and proposal between Energy Coordinating Agency and Friends Neighborhood Guild          1995-1996
2          25          Agreement between City of Philadelphia Office of Emergency Shelter and Services and Friends Neighborhood Guild          June 20, 1996
2          26          Agreement between Karen Smith and Friends Neighborhood Guild          December 22, 1995
2          27          Agreement for the Philadelphia Target Cities Treatment Improvement Project          November 8, 1995
2          28          Formal complaint and petition to intervene in the investigation into electric power competition, Docket no. 1-00940032          October 26, 1995
2          29          Grant approval for Leadership Development and Training Program          December 11, 1992
2          30          Proposals for After-School Enrichment program to the Mayor's Office of Community Services          January 1993
2          31          Proposal for employment and training pilot program to the Mayor's Office of Community Services          February 9, 1990
2          32          Proposal for Housing Counseling Program to City of Philadelphia Office of Housing and Community Development          1992, 1995
2          33          Proposal for Leadership Development and Training Program          1992 September 4
2          34          Proposal for Leadership Development and Training Project and final grant reports          1990-1991
2          35          Proposal for Summer Camp Project for Children to the William Penn Foundation          February 1991
2          36          Proposal for Youth and Family Achievement Project to the Pew Charitable Trusts          September 1995
2          37          Proposal for Youth Empowerment and Prevention Project to the Pew Charitable Trusts          undated
2          38          Proposal request support for Neighborhood Empowerment Initiative          1994 December 12

 

Subseries 1.4: Financial Records, 1933-2003

3          1          Auditor's Report and financial statements of Friends Neighborhood Guild and Friends Guild Housing, Inc.          2001
3          2          Bank accounts/investments, escrow account and bank statements          1981
3          3          Bank statements/investments, interest statements and various funds          1978-1980
3          4          Bank statements/investment capital and investment certificate          1982
3          5          Budgets and quarterly/monthly reports submitted to the Community Chest          1933-1944
3          6          Budgets and quarterly/monthly reports submitted to the Community Chest          1933-1944
3          7          Budgets and quarterly/monthly reports submitted to the Community Chest          1933-1944
3          8          Budgets and quarterly/monthly reports submitted to the Community Chest          1944-1956
3          9          Budgets and quarterly/monthly reports submitted to the Community Chest          1944-1956
3          10          Budgets and quarterly/monthly reports submitted to the Community Chest          1944-1956
3          11          Budgets (revised)          1983-1984
3          12          Budgets (revised)          1983-1984
3          13          Budget          1989-1990
3          14          Budget and United Fund material          1992-1993
3          15          Budget          1995-1996
3          16          Check receipt books          1980s
3          17          Financial statements for Friends Neighborhood Guild and Friends Guild Housing, Inc.          1980-1999
3          18          Financial statements for Friends Neighborhood Guild and Friends Guild Housing, Inc.          1980-1999
3          19          Financial statements for Friends Neighborhood Guild and Friends Guild Housing, Inc.          1980-1999
3          20          Financial statements for Friends Neighborhood Guild and Friends Guild Housing, Inc.          1980-1999
3          21          Financial statements for Friends Neighborhood Guild and Friends Guild Housing, Inc.          1980-1999
3          22          Financial journal          1984-1985
4          1          Financial journal          1985-1986
4          2          Ludlow Social Services Center budget material          1977-1982
4          3          Management advisory letter financial report          1996-1997
4          4          Management advisory letter financial report          1996-1997
4          5          Neighborhood Services Review Committee budget proposal          1983
4          6          Payroll, Labor distribution (RESTRICTED)          1995-1996
4          7          Payroll, Labor distribution (RESTRICTED)          1995-1996
4          8          Payroll, Labor distribution (RESTRICTED)          1995-1996
4          9          Payroll records (RESTRICTED)          1987
4          10          Payroll records (RESTRICTED)          1991-1992
4          11          Proposed budget for fiscal year          2003-2004, 2003
4          12          Personal Report for the Professional Secretary          1987-1988
19-20                    Receipts for donations (index card files)          1957-1977, 1984-1985 [Oversized]
4          13          Security deposit and trust          April 1980
4          14          Securities          1981
4          15          Tax coupon book          1989-1991

 

Subseries 1.5: Grants and Other Funding, 1987-2000

The fifth subseries, “Grants and other funding,” houses records related to obtaining funding from major grant agencies such as Pew Charitable Trusts, Hunt Manufacturing Company and the Philadelphia Mayor’s Office, as well as more grassroots donor appeal campaigns. The files are arranged alphabetically by either the title of the funded project or the funding agency, with other files mixed in that are filed by document type. Major programs represented include “From Soup to Nuts,” a nutrition program, the Leadership Development and Training program, and the Summer Arts Enrichment Program.

4          16          After-School Enrichment Program application and application kit to the Support Community Outreach Project (SCOP) of City of Philadelphia Department of Human Services          1995
4          17          After-School Enrichment Program proposal          September 13, 1993
4          18          Contract awards          1991-1993
4          19          Contribution receipts          1996-1997
4          20-21          Donor receipts (RESTRICTED)          1987
4          20-21          Donor receipts (RESTRICTED)          1987
4          22          Donor receipt for New Garden monthly meeting of Friends (RESTRICTED)          2000.
4          23          "From Soup to Nuts" Community-wide Health and Nutrition Program          1993 June.
4          24          Hunt Manufacturing Company Foundation guidelines for applications, after 1982.
4          25          Leadership Development and Training Program proposal and press release          1990.
4          26          Leadership Development and Training Program proposal narratives          1994
4          27          Leadership Development and Training Program proposal narratives          1994
4          28          Mayor's Office of Community Services request for proposals          1989 December.
4          29          Neighborhood Assistance and Community Organizing component of Neighborhood Empowerment Initiative          July 29, 1994
4          30          The Neighborhood Energy Center, undated.
4          31          The Pew Charitable Trusts recent grants          September 1996
4          32          Philanthropic organizations list          undated.
4          33          Program to Serve Vulnerable Adults proposal to the Pew Charitable Trusts          June –July 1994
5          1          Randolph Street Housing Project ribbon cutting ceremony          February 16, 1990
5          2          Richard Allens Homes Project proposal request, grant approval and second-year report          1987-1990
5          3          Summer Arts Enrichment Program "We Are the Wild" proposal          February 1995
5          4          Summer Camp Enrichment Program proposal, agreement, guidelines and final report          1994-1996
5          5          Water Conservation Treatment Program contract          1993-1995
5          6          Youth and Families Achievement Project proposal to the Pew Charitable Trusts          September 25, 1995

 

Subseries 1.6: Memoranda, 1985-1997

The sixth subseries, “Memoranda,” contains memoranda put out or received by the Board of Directors and various offices and committees from 1985 to 1997. The memoranda are arranged by subject and/or recipient. Memoranda to the Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Financing Committee, Housing Committee, Nominating Committee, Program Committee and Resource and Development Committee are all included in this subseries. “Personnel records,” the seventh subseries dates from 1971 to 1999. Researchers will find lists of Board members and a file related to a Board retreat in 1996. In addition, there are employee contracts and descriptions of positions. There are also a series of blank human resources forms. There are personnel files for individual employees, which are restricted and filed at the end of the subseries. It is arranged alphabetically by document type.

5          7          Memoranda regarding Agreement for Securing Children in their Own Homes between Greater Philadelphia Federation of Settlement and Friends Neighborhood Guild          1985
5          8          Memoranda regarding changes to employee benefits and vouchers          1996-1997
5          9          Memoranda regarding filing from Felecia Coward          April 1, 1997
5          10          Memoranda regarding Office of Housing and Community Development          October 15, 1991
5          11          Memoranda to Board of Directors          December 7, 1992, March 19, 1993
5          12          Memoranda to Board of Directors regarding proposal for Self-Help Housing Project          1947
5          13          Memoranda to Executive Committee          April 17, 1991, November, and May 20, 1992
5          14          Memoranda to Finance Committee          July 3, November 22, 1991
5          15          Memoranda to Housing Committee          March 12, 1992
5          16          Memoranda to Nominating Committee          October 1, 1992
5          17          Memoranda to Program Committee          October 25, 1991
5          18          Memoranda to Resource and Development Committee          August 26-October 11, 1991

 

Subseries 1.7: Personnel Records, 1971-1999

5          19          Board of Directors list          January 1992 - March 1995
5          20          Board of Directors retreat          1996
5          21          Employee compensation drafts          1983-1984
5          22          Employee contracts          1982-1985
5          23          Employee contracts          1982-1985
5          24          Fax referral for community organizer position          October 1996
5          25          Forms, board members          undated
5          26          Forms, criminal background check requests          undated
5          27          Forms, employee absence          undated
5          28          Forms, employee disclosure statement          undated
5          29          Forms, employee warning          undated
5          30          Forms, monthly expenses          undated
5          31          Forms, performance evaluation          undated
5          32          Forms, personnel profile          undated
5          33          Forms, reference          undated
5          34          Forms, salary advance          undated
5          35          Insurance binder, 2003
5          36          Legal claimant testimony of Edith Governatore vs. Friends Neighborhood Guild          March 11, 1994, June 21, 1994
5          37          Operations manual for staff          1971
5          38          Projected pay periods          1975-1976
5          39          Staff sign-in sheets          1988-1992
5          40          Staff sign-in sheets          1988-1992
5          41          Staff sign-in sheets          1988-1992
6          1-5          Staff sign-in sheets          1992-1993, 1996-1999
6          6          Personnel employee files (RESTRICTED)          undated
6          7           Personnel employee files (RESTRICTED)          undated
6          8           Personnel employee files (RESTRICTED)          undated
6          9           Personnel employee files (RESTRICTED)          undated
6          10           Personnel employee files (RESTRICTED)          undated
6          11           Personnel employee files (RESTRICTED)          undated
6          12           Personnel employee files (RESTRICTED)          undated
6          13           Personnel employee files (RESTRICTED)          undated
6          14           Personnel employee files (RESTRICTED)          undated
6          15           Personnel employee files (RESTRICTED)          undated
6          16           Personnel employee files (RESTRICTED)          undated
6          17           Personnel employee files (RESTRICTED)          undated
6          18           Personnel employee files (RESTRICTED)          undated
6          19           Personnel employee files (RESTRICTED)          undated
6          20           Personnel employee files (RESTRICTED)          undated
6          21           Personnel employee files (RESTRICTED)          undated
6          22           Personnel employee files (RESTRICTED)          undated
6          23           Personnel employee files (RESTRICTED)          undated
6          24           Personnel employee files (RESTRICTED)          undated
6          25           Personnel employee files (RESTRICTED)          undated
6          26           Personnel employee files (RESTRICTED)          undated
6          27           Personnel employee files (RESTRICTED)          undated

6          28           Personnel employee files (RESTRICTED)          undated

Subseries 1.8: Long-Range and Other Strategic Planning Studies, 1961-1994

The eighth subseries, “Long-range and other strategic planning studies,” contains records related to long-term planning of the Friends Neighborhood Guild. The studies, among other things, analyze the need for and success of Guild services and programs. There is data related to the surrounding neighborhood, long-range planning, and the Friends Neighborhood Guild’s “Three-year plan” from 1986. It is arranged by the subject of each study, and spans from 1961 to 1994.

The ninth subseries, “Publications,” contains published material produced by Friends Neighborhood Guild. It is arranged alphabetically by type or name of publication, and includes Annual Reports, and issues of the “Friends Neighborhood Guild Reporter,” and“The Neighbor.” The subseries also contains a booklet on the history of Friends Neighborhood Guild from 1903.

The tenth subseries, “Retirement Plan Records,” contains documents related to Friends Neighborhood Guild’s employee retirement plans from 1946 to 1991. There are a few files related to one of the Guild’s earliest pension plans, followed by a group of correspondence and related records pertaining to a later plan offered by National Health and Welfare. Following these files are alphabetically arranged subject files pertaining to a later plan offered by Mutual of America. The subseries also contains records related to payroll from 1990. The eleventh subseries, “Subject Files,” contains records of numerous Guild activities and organizations with which Friends Neighborhood Guild was involved. The subseries is arranged alphabetically, and includes material on Friends Neighborhood Guild’s Annual Day celebration, Freedom School, and youth services. Of note are files documenting protests of the placement of a new drug rehabilitation center in the neighborhood in 1990, maps of the surrounding area, and Wister School Committee information. The subseries spans from 1952 to 2003. Researchers are advised to peruse the folder list for additional details.

6          29          Agency self-study report and materials          1977-1982
6          30          Agency self-study report and materials          1977-1982
6          31          Data gathering of neighborhood          1990-1994
6          32          Data gathering material from Grant Thornton          undated
6          33          Data gathering material from Grant Thornton          undated
6          34          Five-year review: A Study of the Agencies Work in Consideration of Needs and Priorities of the Future          1961-1966
6          35          Long-range plan, draft          1981
6          36          Long-range planning of staff and board          1992
6          37          Long-range Planning Task Force          1991-1994
6          38          Management review          1986
6          39          Three-year plan          1994-1997

 

Subseries 1.9: Publications, 1903-2002

6          40          Annual reports, published          1981-1984
6          41          Annual reports, published          1988-1994
6          42          Annual report, published and related material          1985-1986
6          43          Annual report, published and preparation materials          1988-1989
6          44          Booklet on the history of Friends Neighborhood Guild          1903
6          45          "Citizen's Participation: A Private Agency's Response"          1970
7          1          "Everyone is Deserving: A Toolkit on Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) reauthorization and welfare reform"          September 30, 2002
24                    Friends Neighborhood Guild Daily News Reporter, printer's plate          March 1, 1955 [Oversized].
7          2          Friends Neighborhood Guild Reporter          November 1998
7          3          Newsletter, with photographs          1990.
7          4          "The Neighbor" newsletter issues and related material          1973-1974
7          5          "The Neighbor" newsletter issues          1974-1976

 

Subseries 1.10: Retirement Plan Records, 1946-1991

7          6          Early retirement plan records          1946-1959
7          7          Early retirement plan records          1946-1959
7          8          Early retirement plan records          1946-1959
7          9          Early retirement plan records          1946-1959
7          10          General correspondence and other records          1958-1969
7          11          General correspondence and other records          1958-1969
17          1          General correspondence and other records (RESTRICTED)(Mold)          1968-1969. [Oversized]
17          2          General correspondence and other records (RESTRICTED)(Mold)          1968-1969. [Oversized]
17          3          General correspondence and other records (RESTRICTED)(Mold)          1968-1969. [Oversized]
7          12          General correspondence from National Health & Welfare Retirement Association          1966
7          13          General correspondence and other records, including individuals' retirement fund statements (RESTRICTED)          1978-1981
7          14          General correspondence          1981
7          15          General correspondence, reports and other records          1983-1990
7          16          "A Retirement Plan Study for Friends Neighborhood Guild"          1989
7          17          Actuarial report          1989
7          18          Birth certificates and forms of identification (photocopies)          undated
7          19          Board of Directors resolution for pension plan          January 9, 1991
7          20          Contract with National Health & Welfare Retirement Association          1975
7          21          Contract for Tax Deferred Annuity Plan          1984/1985
7          22          Employer's Handbook          1970
7          23          Friends Guild Rehabilitation Program, Inc. employee list (RESTRICTED)          1984
7          24          General information          1984-1989
7          25          General information about program          undated
7          26          Group life insurance          1989
7          27          Insurance certificate          1976
7          28          List of employees credited service          1989
7          29          Payment options and forms (blank)          1985
7          30          Plan Administrator's Guide to ERISA          1980
7          31          Premium and long-term disability          1975
7          32          Reports, monthly statements (not for individuals)          1969-1970
7          33          Reports, quarterly and tax deferred annuity plan          1986-1987
7          34          Reports, quarterly          1988-1989
7          35          Reports, pension fund          1988
7          36          Reports, gross wage and tax balancing          1990
7          37          Reports, payroll processing          1990
7          38          Reports, return resolution          1990
7          39          Reports, tax jurisdiction totals          1990
7          40          Tax Deferred Annuity Plan          1989
7          41          Retirement fund statements for individual employees and other records (RESTRICTED)          circa 1965-1977, 1983-1986
7          42          Retirement fund statements for individual employees and other records (RESTRICTED)          circa 1965-1977, 1983-1986
7          43          Retirement fund statements for individual employees and other records (RESTRICTED)          circa 1965-1977, 1983-1986
7          44          Retirement fund statements for individual employees and other records (RESTRICTED)          circa 1965-1977, 1983-1986
7          45          Retirement fund statements for individual employees and other records (RESTRICTED)          circa 1965-1977, 1983-1986
7          46          Retirement fund statements for individual employees and other records (RESTRICTED)          circa 1965-1977, 1983-1986

 

Subseries 1.11: Subject Files, 1952-2003

8          1          Adult education schedule          2000
8          2          Advisory Committee report, with contributions from Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce          1992
8          3          After-school standards material          1999-2000
8          4          Annual Community Day planning materials, financial statements and report          1991.
8          5          Annual Day Festival materials          1996-1997
8          6          Annual Day Festival posters          1981, 1982
8          7          Application to support community outreach project          1996
8          8          Appraisal of Southeast corner of 4th and Greene Streets, and 534 North 4th Street          1957.
8          9          Articles of incorporation          1988
8          10          Award ceremony and dinner dance          1994
8          11          Brochures, flyers and ephemera          1996
8          12          Cambridge and Harrison Plaza administrative material          1992-1993
8          13          Citizen's Collaborative to Reform Public Housing Task Force final report          1990, 1993
8          14          Civic engagement material          1997-1998
8          15          Community Awards Ceremony and Dinner Dance program and invitation          1994
8          16          Contracts with clients (blank)          undated.
8          17          Drug rehabilitation center protest notices          1990
8          18          Eastern North Philadelphia Housing Consortium          1992
8          19          Eighth and Brown Housing Corporation employee and loan material          1952
8          20          Estate of Robert J. Wright          1959
8          21          The Family Center at Ludlow School, A Community Development Plan for the Ludlow Neighborhood of North Philadelphia, presented to Friends Neighborhood Guild          December 6, 1993
8          22          Fiduciary Corporation of Philadelphia yearly Meeting of Friends          1987-1989, 1993
8          23          Freedom School of Friends Neighborhood Guild closing program          2002
8          24          Freedom School of Friends Neighborhood Guild informational packet with brochures, after 1989
8          25          Friends Neighborhood Guild library creation          2001
8          26          Friends Self-Help Housing informational pamphlets          1967
8          27          General announcements          1996
8          28          Goals for youth services          1973.
8          29          Greater Philadelphia Federation of Settlements Award presented to Friends Neighborhood Guild for staff development          1994
8          30          Group activity schedule forms          undated.
8          31          "Guidelines for Working With Hispanics" by Catalina Herrerias          undated.
8          32          Guild House West articles and by-laws          1985, 1987
8          33          Home Ownership for People Everywhere (HOPE) from United States Department of Housing and Urban Development material          1994-1996
8          34          Housing Authority of Delaware Valley annual meeting material          1988
8          35          Housing Committee activities in Poplar area, draft          1956
8          36          Informational guides on housekeeping and community services          1962
8          37          Information pamphlets regarding Friends Neighborhood Guild          1989-2003
8          38          Kwanzaa celebration pamphlet          undated
8          39          The Latin Swing Band entertainment information and photograph          undated
8          40          Ludlow Social Services Center retreat itinerary          1996
8          41          Map of East Poplar neighborhood          undated
8          42          Maps of Friends Neighborhood Guild area          undated
8          43          Membership statistical charts          undated
8          44          Mission statement, draft          2003
8          45          Neighborhood Transformation Initiative bill hearing material          2002
8          46          Newsletters submission forms          undated
8          47          Non-profit board report          November 1995
8          48          North Philadelphia service needs assessment and maps          1993-1994
8          49          Officer selection cords          1997
8          50          Pennsylvania Abolition Society scholarship          1956
8          51          The Pennsylvania Prison Society          1994
8          52          Permission slips          undated
8          53          "People in Partnership II" feasibility study          1978
8          54          The Philadelphia Foundation          1995, 1997
8          55          Philadelphia Self-Help Housing Project oral history interview of Polly Cannon, number 305          February 19, 1991
8          56          Philadelphia yearly Meeting of Friends Fiduciary Corporation          1997
8          57          Plans for Friends Neighborhood Guild Centennial celebration          1978
8          58          Program list          1994
8          59          Public relations materials and information          undated
8          60          Questionnaires for Friends Neighborhood Guild          1996
8          61          Racism in Friends Neighborhood Guild discussion          2003
8          62          Rental applications and lease forms          undated
8          63          Resource and Development Committee fundraising strategies          1991-1992
8          64          Russell F. Floyd consultant material          1994-1995
8          65          Security Online security system          1995
8          66          Strategic considerations for social change          undated
8          67          Temple University School of Social Administration field placement agreement          1996
8          68          The Organization of Positive Youth (TOPY)          undated
8          69          Vehicle use requests          1990
8          70          Wister community meetings material          1994
8          71          Wister School Committee concept development          1994
8          72          Wister School Committee site control          1994
8          73          Youth services and opportunity descriptions          1988-2000
8          74          Youth services and related materials          1997-2000
8          75          Miscellaneous unidentified documents          1994, undated

 

Series 2: Photographs and Scrapbooks, 1945-2000

The second series, “Photographs and Scrapbooks,” contains photographs, negatives, color slides and scrapbooks that document the activities, programs and company environment of Friends Neighborhood Guild. The series is divided into two subseries: “Photographs” and “Scrapbooks.” The “Photographs” subseries is grouped by type of visual image, of which there are three: snapshots, portraits and color slides. Snapshots offer candid photographs of activities and programs, while portraits are posed photographs of Friends Neighborhood Guild staff, participants in events and activities, and influential people related to the organization. Similarly, color slides also depict events in the life of the organization. The groups of images are each arranged in loose alphabetical order by event name, personal name and /or subject. Newspaper clippings, photographs and records relating to programs of Friends Neighborhood Guild make up the “Scrapbooks” subseries. The images date from 1945 to 2000, with the bulk of the materials dating between the 1960s and 1990s.

 

Subseries 2.1: Snapshots, 1945-2000

9          1          100th Anniversary celebration (negatives)          1980
9          2          Annual Community Day/Fair/Festival          1978, 1980, 1997, undated
9          3          Annual Community Day/Fair/Festival          1978, 1980, 1997, undated
9          4          Annual Community Day/Fair/Festival          1978, 1980, 1997, undated
9          5          Annual Community Day/Fair/Festival          1978, 1980, 1997, undated
18          1          Arts and crafts          undated. [Oversized]
9          6          Ballet dance class          undated
9          7          Board retreat          1996-1997
9          8          Boys athletic teams, especially basketball          1945, undated
18          2          Children playing          undated. [Oversized]
9          9          Christmas party          undated
9          10          Claire McCarthy dinner          undated
18          3          Classroom settings          undated. [Oversized]
9          11          Community entertainment, possibly for Annual Community Day (negatives)          undated
9          12          Community workshop          1984
9          13          Conference for the Hispanic Woman workshop          November 1981
9          14          Dedication of Guild House West (negatives)          April 1982
9          15          Dental clinic          undated
9          16          Franklin House (negatives)          undated
9          17          Freedom School          undated
9          18          Friend's Co-op: Before and After (oversize negative)          undated
9          19          Friends Neighborhood Guild main building          1984
9          20          Guild House, during and after construction          1966, undated
9          21          Guild House East and West sewing and exercise classes          1984
9          22          Guild House West exterior          undated
9          23          Jimenez, Nazario receiving check for Hispanic Scholarship Foundation          1966
9          24          Leadership Development and Training Program          undated
9          25          Ludlow Service Center activities, women's support group and intake          1984
9          26          Painting class          undated
9          27          Painting mural          1998 or after
9          28          Philadelphia          2000
9          29          Playground activities          undated
9          30          Prevention Program for Teens activities          undated
9          31          Protest demonstration          undated
9          32          Senior citizen transportation and grocery shopping services          1980
9          33          Social event held at German Society of Philadelphia          undated
9          34          Summer Career Exploration Program          undated
9          35          Summer Day Care, Summer Day Camp at Friends Select School and unidentified man          undated
9          36          Voter education and talent show          1983, 1984
9          37          Well Baby Clinic          1955
9          38          Miscellaneous unidentified photographs          undated
9          39          Unidentified image of men working on dilapidated house          undated
9          40          Unidentified people          1970s
18          4          Unidentified photographs          undated
18                    Unidentified subjects          undated. [Oversized]
9          41          Unidentified social event (negatives)          undated
9          42          Unidentified subjects (negatives)          undated

 

Subseries 2.2: Portraits, 1950-1984

9          43          Francis Bosworth          undated
9          44          Boy Scouts          undated
9          45          Children dressed up for Halloween          1984
9          46          City of Philadelphia City Council citation award and staff with certificates          undated
16                          Framed portrait of Anna Walker Ely          undated. [Oversized]
9          48          Anna Meno, posed in her apartment on Buttonwood Street          1961

 

Subseries 2.3: Color Slides, 1980 and undated

9          49          Annual Day          1980
9          50          Unidentified subjects          undated
9          51          Unidentified woman and couple          undated
9          52          Unidentified various slides          undated

 

Subseries 2.4: Scrapbooks, 1950-1961

21          Scrapbooks          1950-1951 [Oversized]
16          Scrapbooks          1954-1955 [Oversized]
22          Scrapbooks          1960-1961 [Oversized]

 

Series 3: Affiliated Agencies, 1985-1997

“Affiliated Agencies,” the third series, consists of records relating to Philadelphia region social service organizations that either collaborated with Friends Neighborhood Guild, or contributed to its programs. Three subseries are included in this series: “Greater Philadelphia Federation of Settlements,” “Pennsylvania Abolition Society” and “Philadelphia Housing Authority.” The “Greater Philadelphia Federation of Settlements” subseries is arranged alphabetically and contains contracts, financial records, funding requests and other documents regarding the settlement organization. The records date from 1985 to 1997. “Pennsylvania Abolition Society,” the second subseries, contains primarily correspondence and scholarship information, and is arranged alphabetically. The third subseries, “Philadelphia Housing Authority,” holds records concerning the Ludlow area, the Richard Allen Homes housing project, and testimonies regarding public housing developments in Philadelphia. Arranged alphabetically, the records date from 1990 to 1996.

 

Subseries 3.1: Greater Philadelphia Federation of Settlements, 1985-1997

9          53          "A Short History of the Greater Philadelphia Federation of Settlements"          1985
9          54          Contracts          1993
9          55          Contract agreements          1994
9          56          Department of Human Services contract review          1996
9          57          Directory of Settlement Houses          1993
9          58          Financial information for audit          199
9          59          Funding report from Fairmount Capital Advisors          1997.
9          60          Funding request from the William Penn Foundation          1996
9          61          History and description of the Greater Philadelphia Federation of Settlements          1985-1995
9          62          Meeting minutes and other affiliated records          1996
9          63          Membership agreement with the United Way          1990
9          64          Organizational project with the William Penn Foundation          1996
9          65          PAC Leadership Team meeting, includes proposal for Mayors Children and Families Cabinet          1996
9          66          Political education group          1996
9          67          Request for funding of the United Way          1994
9          68          Scholarship application forms          undated
10          1          Service offerings          1995-1996
10          2          Survey of member agencies' Executive Directors and Board Presidents          1993


10          3          Miscellaneous          1996

Subseries 3.2: Pennsylvania Abolition Society, 1955-1967

10          4          Correspondence and financial reports          1955-1967
10          5          Correspondence, minutes, and other records          1963-1967
10          6          Correspondence regarding scholarship for Earl Wilson          1958-1966
10          7          Scholarship applications          1957-1961
10          8          Scholarship Committee          1955-1967
10          9          Scholarship Committee, Laing High School in South Carolina          1956-1966

 

Subseries 3.3: Philadelphia Housing Authority, 1990-1996

10          10          Comprehensive grant program, submission for funding          1993
10          11          Demolition of eight high-rise buildings information          1992.
10          12          Information on Philadelphia Housing Authority services          1991-1992
10          13          Lease agreement forms          1991-1992
10          14          Ludlow area meeting minutes          1991
10          15          Ludlow scattered site plans and proposals          1991-1993
10          16          Mailing from Elton Jolly (Special Master) on goals of new leadership          1992
10          17          Objectives for after-school projects          1991
10          18          Press newspaper clippings          1991-1992
10          19          Randolph Street          1996
10          20          Regular meeting agenda and operations figures          September 25, 1991
10          21          Repairs steps and guidelines          1990
10          22          Richard Allen Homes audit report for Tenant Council          1991
10          23          Richard Allen Homes Resident Council correspondence regarding tenant service funds          1991
10          24          Richard Allen Homes project for health screenings          1991
10          25          Richard Allen replacement housing plan          1992
10          26          Testimony for the National Commission on Severely Distressed Public Housing          October 21, 1991
10          27          Testimony on the state of public housing in Philadelphia, by Nellie Reynolds          1991
10          28          Testimony of State Representative C. Thomas regarding Philadelphia Housing Authority          1993
10          29          Violations of tenants' rights notices issued for 515 West Girard Avenue          1991

 

Series 4: Programs, 1951-2004

The fourth series, “Programs,” contains records of various programs administered by the Friends Neighborhood Guild or of which they were affiliated. Major programs represented include the Bedford Homes Workshop, Friends Rehabilitation Program, and the United Way, which was a direct financial sponsor for many of the projects and programs originating from Friends Neighborhood Guild. Records are arranged alphabetically and date from 1951 to 2004. However, the bulk of documents date from 1980 to the early 2000s.

11          1          Bedford Home Workshop minutes, correspondence, notes and other records          1951-1971
11          2          Bedford Home Workshop minutes, correspondence, notes and other records          1951-1971
11          3          Bedford Home Workshop minutes and other records related to management          1953-1956
11          4          Bedford Home Workshop receipts and invoices          1968-1970
11          5          Bedford Street Mission financial records and savings accounts          circa 1972-1982
11          6          Delinquency program report          1999
11          7          Leadership development program material          1991, 1993, undated
11          8          Leadership development program material          1991, 1993, undated
11          9          Project REACH memoranda          1999
11          10          Summer Camp Enrichment Program grant approval          2001
11          11          Welfare to Work survey          2000
11          12          Friends Rehabilitation Program: Board resolution request          October 16, 2002, January 14-January 21, 2004
11          13          Friends Rehabilitation Program: Budget and modified comparative income statement          2003-2004
11          14          Friends Rehabilitation Program: Commitments and loans requiring board approval          undated
11          15          Friends Rehabilitation Program: Correspondence, general (email)          2002
11          16          Friends Rehabilitation Program: Correspondence regarding 4200 Mitchell Street HUD firm commitment          June 2001
11          17          Friends Rehabilitation Program: Correspondence regarding board meetings          December 6, 2001, March 1, July 30, August 19, 2002, August-September 2003
11          18          Friends Rehabilitation Program: Correspondence regarding Executive Director resignation (email)          September-October 2002
11          19          Friends Rehabilitation Program: Correspondence regarding Friends Rehabilitation Program board members (email)          August 2, November 3, December 2, 2002 January 27, 2003
11          20          Friends Rehabilitation Program: Correspondence regarding PresbyHomes and Pensdale Construction          April 2004
11          21          Friends Rehabilitation Program: Correspondence regarding proposed by-laws and Paramount Realty Advisors          July 28, 2003, March 14, 2004
11          22          Friends Rehabilitation Program: Goals and objectives          undated
11          23          Friends Rehabilitation Program: Memoranda to board members          November 2000, June, August 2001, June 2002, February 2003
11          24          Friends Rehabilitation Program: Memoranda to Social Service Committee          June, September, November 2001, June 2002
11          25          Friends Rehabilitation Program: Minutes, Board of Directors annual meeting          June 23, 1999
11          26          Friends Rehabilitation Program: Minutes, Board of Directors monthly meeting          June, August, September, 1999
11          27          Friends Rehabilitation Program: Minutes, Board of Directors monthly meeting, September 2000
11          28          Friends Rehabilitation Program: Minutes, Board of Directors monthly meeting          January, March-June, September 2001
11          29          Friends Rehabilitation Program: Minutes, Board of Directors monthly meeting          January, June, December 2002
11          30          Friends Rehabilitation Program: Minutes, Board of Directors monthly meeting          February, April, June, September, November, December 2003
11          31          Friends Rehabilitation Program: Minutes, Board of Directors monthly meeting          January 2004
11          32          Friends Rehabilitation Program: Minutes, Executive Director Search Committee          January 14, 2002, January 9, January 22, 2003
11          33          Friends Rehabilitation Program: Minutes, Executive Committee meeting          February 13, 2003
11          34          Friends Rehabilitation Program: Minutes, North Philadelphia Health System Community Advisory Council          September 16, 2003
11          35          Friends Rehabilitation Program: Minutes, Property Committee meeting          October-December, 2001
11          36          Friends Rehabilitation Program: Minutes, Social Service Committee meeting          October 24, 2001, 2002-2003
11          37          Friends Rehabilitation Program: Proposal between Friends Rehabilitation Program and Community Ventures for Marshall Street Site          1999
11          38          Friends Rehabilitation Program: Report, Board of Directors from James Wilcox          July, November 2001, February, March 2002
11          39          Friends Rehabilitation Program: Reports, Development Department, Finance Department and Property Management          January 2004
11          40          Friends Rehabilitation Program: Report, Executive Directors          July 2003
11          41          Friends Rehabilitation Program: Report, Monthly property          July 2001
11          42          Friends Rehabilitation Program: Report, Summary of Operations          2001-2002
11          43          Friends Rehabilitation Program: Resume of Jim Miller          after 2001
11          44          Friends Rehabilitation Program: Tenant Selection Plan          undated
12          1          United Way: Allocations report          1991-1992
12          2          United Way: Budget and Friends Neighborhood Guild request for funds          1988-1993, 1995
12          3          United Way: Budget and Friends Neighborhood Guild request for funds          1988-1993, 1995
12          4          United Way: Budget and Friends Neighborhood Guild request for funds          1988-1993, 1995
12          5          United Way: Budget and Friends Neighborhood Guild request for funds          1988-1993, 1995
12          6          United Way: Budget and Friends Neighborhood Guild request for funds          1988-1993, 1995
12          7          United Way: Budget submissions          1994-1996
12          8          United Way: Budget submissions          1994-1996
12          9          United Way: Budget submissions          1994-1996
12          10          United Way: Campaign minutes          1996
12          11          United Way: Correspondence, general          1992, 1995-1996
12          12          United Way: Fiscal report          1996-1997
12          13          United Way: Fiscal report          1996-1997
12          14          United Way: Funding materials          1983-1985
12          15          United Way: Funding materials          1983-1985
12          16          United Way: Fundraising packet          1987
12          17          United Way: Membership agreement          1992
12          18          United Way: Receipts, notes and other financial related papers          1986-1989
12          19          United Way: Report, year-end          1994, 1995
12          20          United Way: Report forms, year-end fiscal          1996-1997
12          21          United Way: Requests for funding          1986, 1988-1992, 1994, 1996
12          22          United Way: Requests for funding          1986, 1988-1992, 1994, 1996
12          23          United Way: Requests for funding          1986, 1988-1992, 1994, 1996
12          24          United Way: Requests for funding          1986, 1988-1992, 1994, 1996
12          25          United Way: Requests for funding          1986, 1988-1992, 1994, 1996
12          26          United Way: Requests for funding          1986, 1988-1992, 1994, 1996
12          27          United Way: Requests for funding          1986, 1988-1992, 1994, 1996
12          28          United Way: Requests for funding          1986, 1988-1992, 1994, 1996
12          29          United Way: Requests for funding          1986, 1988-1992, 1994, 1996
12          30          United Way: Requests for funding          1986, 1988-1992, 1994, 1996
12          31          United Way: Request for funding and review of membership agreement          1996
12          32          United Way: Strategic planning suggestions          undated
12          33          United Way: Miscellaneous documents          1997

 

Series 5: Audio/Visual Materials, 1995-1998 and undated

The series “Audio/Visual materials,” consists primarily of public service announcements, and tapes regarding topics such as the Gingrich Plan of 1995, children and youth. The series is predominantly VHS tapes; however there are a few cassette tapes and some LP records.

13                      VHS tape: National Briefing on the Gringrich Plan, Session I: The Gringrich Plan          1995
13                      VHS tape: National Briefing on the Gringrich Plan, Session II: What Americans Know About and Support in the Gringrich Plan          1995
13                      VHS tape: National Briefing on the Gringrich Plan, Session III: Key Messages and Themes Policy Wonkisms and Buzzwords to Avoid          1995
13                      VHS tape: National Briefing on the Gringrich Plan, Session IV: Briefing on Affirmative Action          1995
13                      VHS tape: National Briefing on the Gringrich Plan, Session V: How We Win: Back Home Strategies for Protecting the Federal Safety Net for Children, the Poor, Families, and Average Americans          1995
13                      VHS tape: National Briefing on the Gringrich Plan, Session I: The Gringrich Plan          1995
13                      VHS tape: The Door: Generations at Risk          undated
13                      VHS tape: The Door's Program for Young People with Physical Disabilities          undated
13                      VHS tape: The Door: "PSA" Spots Generation at Risk-ABC Weekend Style-CBS Evening          undated
13                      VHS tape: "Children in Need" Committee on Economic Development          undated
13                      VHS tape: United Way Campaign Film X2          1997
13                      VHS tape: Pew Charitable Fund Welfare Reform Implementation Meeting, Parts I and II (2 tapes)          undated
13                      VHS tape: AFL/CIO 400 Sales video          1996
13                      VHS tape: Invest Learning Partnership for Family Independence          1997
13                      VHS tape: Invest Learning Pointe Coupee-The School of Hope          1997
13                      VHS tape: Haley Farm Homecoming Speeches Celebrating our Children's Past: A Tribute to John Hope Franklin          undated
13                      VHS tape: Haley Farm Homecoming Speeches: Our Children's Present and Future: Non Market Values          undated
13                      Cassette tapes          undated
23                      Exhibit placards          undated
23                      Movie posters          1998
13                      Long-playing (LP) record          undated

 

Series 6: Client Take-In Files (CLOSED TO RESEARCHERS), circa 1990-2000

14                 Client Take-In Files          circa 1990-2000
15                 Client Take-In Files          circa 1990-2000

 

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