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Philadelphia Association of Day Nurseries Records

Collection ID

URB 5

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Collecting Area(s)

Description

Collection Summary

Title
Philadelphia Association of Day Nurseries Records

Dates
1898-1971

Collection ID
URB 5

Creator
Philadelphia Association of Day Nurseries

Quantity
1.5 linear feet (3 boxes)

Repository
Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries

Language
Materials in English.        

Detailed Collection Information

Historical Note

The Philadelphia Association of Day Nurseries was a coordinating agency composed of day nurseries committed to the care of children and to providing constructive services to families. It was founded in 1898 by members of the Germantown Day Nursery, Kensington Day Nursery, Jewish Day Nursery, Baldwin Day Nursery, Jane D. Kent Day Nursery, Willing Day Nursery, and Northern Day Nursery. Membership was open to any day nursery in the Philadelphia area.

The Philadelphia Association of Day Nurseries affiliated with the Children’s Department of the Council of Social Agencies in 1928, later the Health and Welfare Council of Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Association for Day Nurseries was active well into the 1950s and officially ceased operations in 1971.

Description of Collection

This collection contains correspondence, minutes, administrative records, financial records, photographs, and other materials related to the Philadelphia Association of Day Nurseries.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is arranged into 3 series as follows:

Series 1: Administrative, 1898-1971
Series 2: Financial, 1907-1949
Series 3: Photographs, Pamphlets, Miscellaneous Documents, 1916-1936

Patron Information

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Temple University’s online library catalog: http://diamond.temple.edu/record=b1614208~S12

Research Access

Collection is open for research.

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.

Publication and Copyright Information

The Philadelphia Association of Day Nurseries Records is in custody 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], Philadelphia Association of Day Nurseries Records, URB 5, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Deposited by the Health and Welfare Council through Merrill B. Conover, January 1969 (Accession 29) and Dorothy Tate, October 1972 (Accession 126).

Processing Information

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

Index Terms

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

Corporate Names:
Health and Welfare Council (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Philadelphia Association of Day Nurseries

Subjects:
Day care centers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Nursery schools -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Child welfare -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Charities -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia

Places:
Philadelphia (Pa.)

Material Types:
Administrative records
Articles of incorporation
Broadsides
Bylaws (administrative records)
Correspondence
Financial records
Manuscripts
Minutes
Pamphlets
Photographs
Reports

Inventory

Series 1: Administrative, 1898-1971

1                    Constitution and Bylaws          1933

1                    Directors          1933, 1941

1                    Minute Book          1898, 1904

1                    Minute Book          1907, 1913

1                    Minute Book          1904, 1918         

1                    Treasurer Report          1905, 1918

1                    Annual Meeting, Minutes          1920, 1921

1                    Annual Meeting, Minutes          1944, 1952

1                    Director's Meeting          1920, 1927

1                    Director's Meeting, Minutes          1933, 1936

1                    Director's Meeting, Minutes          1941, 1942

1                    Director's Meeting, Minutes          1951, 1952

1                    Executive Meeting, Minutes          1920, 1924

1                    Executive Board Minutes          1925, 1928

1                    Executive Board Minutes          1930, 1935

1                    Executive Board Minutes          1936, 1944

1                    Executive Board Minutes          1945, 1953

1                    General Meetings          1920, 1923

1                    Miscellaneous Community Minutes          1920, 1925, 1943

2                    Correspondence          1910, 1914

2                    Correspondence          1915, 1917

2                    Correspondence          1918

2                    Correspondence          1919

2                    Correspondence          1920

2                    Correspondence          1924

2                    Correspondence          1925, 1934

2                    Correspondence          1935, 1939

2                    Correspondence          1940, 1958

2                    Correspondence, Closeout of Assets          1968, 1971

2                    Annual Reports          1919, 1926, 1929

2                    President's Report          1939

Series 2: Financial, 1907-1949

2                    Treasurer's Report          1918, 1925, 1933, 1941

2                    Treasurer's Report          1946, 1949

2                    Audits          1933, 1944

2                    Bank Check Stubs          1907, 1920

2                    Bank Account Book          1909, 1919

2                    Bills, Receipts, Statements          1909, 1911

2                    Bills, Receipts, Statements          1912, 1914

2                    Bills, Receipts, Statements          1915

3                    Bills, Receipts, Statements          1916

3                    Bills, Receipts, Statements          1917

3                    Bills, Receipts, Statements          1918

3                    Bills, Receipts, Statements          1919

3                    Bills, Receipts, Statements          1920

3                    Bills, Receipts          1936, 1937

3                    Jeanes Estate          1907, 1914

3                    General Fund and Special Fund          1918, 1920

3                    Journal of Receipts & Expenditures, Jeanes Fund

3                    Securities and Contributions to Joint Annual Report          1930, 1948

Series 3: Photographs, Pamphlets, Miscellaneous Documents, 1916-1936

3                    Photographs          undated

3                    Broadsides          undated

3                    Pamphlets printed by the Association          1916, 1931, 1936

3                    Outline of first Foster Home Day. Nursery Extension Plan          1927

3                    Miscellaneous Documents          undated

3                    Other Organizations, Directors of Day Nurseries          undated