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Student Welfare Council (Philadelphia, Pa.) Records

Collection ID

Acc. 374

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Description

Collection Summary

Title
Student Welfare Council (Philadelphia, Pa.) Records

Dates
1939-2005      

Collection ID
Acc. 374. Acc. 1032

Creator
Student Welfare Council (Philadelphia, Pa.)

Quantity
18 linear feet (15 boxes)        

Repository
Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries

Language
Materials in English.

           

Detailed Collection Information

Historical Note

The Student Welfare Council (SWC) began operation in 1939 under the leadership of 21 women with the goal of overcoming the high school dropout problem by providing supplementary aid and guidance so that African-American students could attain a higher education. Formally incorporated in 1943, the council provides small grants to undergraduates and loans to graduate students. The council's evaluation of potential recipients is based on their high school record, financial need, and acceptance by a college, and over the years of the collection currently held, the organization disbursed more than $400,000 in aid.. The Urban Archives holds the organization's archives through 1977; later records are still held by the council.

During much of its history, the Student Welfare Council's primary sources of income were private trust funds, such as the Helen Beatty Fund, which in 1952 asked the council to screen and recommend high school graduates with potential for a higher education and to provide guidance and a liaison relationship with the students and with the institutions they attended. The Helen Beatty Fund's goal was to assist students "whose character, personality, scholarship, and leadership gave promise of success in college and possibility of future development." Over the years, the council has raised money through personal donations, membership fees, and various fund-raising activities.

Description of Collection

The collection includes the organization's charter, annual reports, the minutes from meetings, correspondence, financial records, information on scholarships and donors, newsletters, a scrapbook, news clippings, guidance committee files on aid recipients, and information about other organizations.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is arranged into 9 series as follows:

Series 1: Administrative, 1966-1978
Series 2: Correspondence, 1939-1977
Series 3: Finances, 1941-1978
Series 4: Public Relations, 1950-1975
Series 5: Guidance Committee, 1952-1978
Series 6: Fund raising/Scholarship Funds, 1951-1978
Series 7: Recipients of Aid (Restricted), 1940-1977
Series 8: Outside organizations, undated
Series 9: Accession 1032 (Portions Restricted), 1967-2005

Series 1: Administrative. Records relating to the operation of the council, including its charter, annual reports, minutes of meetings, personnel records, and history.

Series 2: Correspondence. Incoming and outgoing correspondence.

Series 3: Finances. Financial records, including reports of annual outlays for scholarships and records of the council's tax-exempt status.

Series 4: Public Relations. Records of the publicity about the council, including newsletters, press releases, news clippings, and a scrapbook.

Series 5: Guidance Committee. Records of the committee that established awards to students and provided liaison to their schools of higher education.

Series 6: Fund raising/Scholarship funds. Records of membership drives and grants from trust funds, such as the Helen Beatty Scholarship Fund and the McKee Scholarship Fund.

Series 7: Recipients of Aid. Files on scholarship recipients, organized by name. These materials are restricted. Contact the Special Collections Research Center for more information.

Series 8: Outside organizations. Files relating to other scholarship organizations and the Science of Mind Society.

Series 9: Accession 1032. Includes administrative reports, histories, correspondence, and financial records. Also includes student recipient lists (restricted).

 

Patron Information

Research Access

Collection is open for research. Materials in Series 7: Recipients of Aid, and student recipient lists in Series 9: Accession 1032 are restricted. 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.

Publication and Copyright Information

The Student Welfare Council (Philadelphia, Pa.) 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], Student Welfare Council (Philadelphia, Pa.) Records, Acc. 374, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Donated by Eunice White, Student Welfare Council, March 1979 (Acc. 374), and by Katherine Dockens, Student Welfare Council, on May 29, 2006 (Acc. 1032).

Processing Information

Finding aid revised according to contemporary archival standards in March 2016 by Katy Rawdon, Coordinator of Technical Services.    

           

Index Terms

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

Subjects:
Education

Places:
Philadelphia (Pa.)

Material Types:
Correspondence
Financial records
Minutes
Reports

Inventory

Series 1: Administrative, 1966-1978

1                    Minutes, scrapbooks, correspondence, and newsletters          undated

2          1          Annual report, Director’s Copy          undated

2          2          Annual report, Director’s Copy          1966-1967

2          3          Annual report, Director’s Copy          1967-1968

2          4          Annual report, Director’s Copy          1968-1969

2          5          Annual report, Director’s Copy          1969-1970

2          6          Annual report, Director’s Copy          1970-1971

2          7          Annual report, Director’s Copy          1971-1972

2          8          Annual Meeting          1976

2          9          By-laws          undated

2          10          Constitution

2          11          Minutes          1959-1961

2          12          Minutes          1972-1973

2          13          Minutes          1974

2          14          Minutes          1975

2          15          Minutes          1976-1977

2          16          Minutes          1978

History

2          17          Directorate

2          18          Miscellaneous

2          19          Miscellaneous, Vol. II

2          20          Miscellaneous, Vol. III

2          21          Officers, Statement

2          22          Personnel

2          23          Miscellaneous

Series 2: Correspondence, 1939-1977

3          1          Sample Forms

3          2          Incoming          1939-40

3          3          Outgoing          1940

3          4          Incoming          1941-1942

3          5          Outgoing          1941

3          6          Incoming          1942

3          7          Outgoing          1942

3          8          Incoming          1943

3          9          Outgoing          1943

3          10          Incoming          1944

3          11          Outgoing          1944

3          12          Incoming          1945

3          13          Outgoing          1945

3          14          Incoming          1946

3          15          Outgoing          1946

3          16          Incoming          1947

3          17          Outgoing          1947

3          18          Incoming          1948

3          19          Outgoing          1948

3          20          Incoming          1949

3          21          Outgoing          1949

3          22          Outgoing          1950

3          23          Incoming          1951

3          24          Outgoing          1951

3          25          Incoming          1952

3          26          Outgoing          1952

3          27          Outgoing          1953

3          28          Outgoing          1954

3          29          Outgoing          1955

3          30          Outgoing          1956

3          31          Outgoing          1957

3          32          Outgoing          1958

3          33          Outgoing          1959

3          34          Outgoing          1960

3          35          Outgoing          1961

3          36          Outgoing          1962

3          37          Outgoing          1963-1964

3          38          General          1965

3          39          General          1966

3          40          Correspondence, General, B

3          41          James and Cassandra Birnie          1974

3          42          Correspondence, General, C

3          43          Cheyney State College

3          44          College Board Corp.

3          45          Correspondence, General, D

3          46          Drexel

3          47          Correspondence, General, G

3          48          John McGee Scholarship

3          49          Correspondence, General, N

3          50          National Defense Student Loan Program

3          51          Correspondence, General, O

3          52          Overbrook High School

3          53          Correspondence, General, P

3          54          Penn (William) High School

3          55          PA Higher Education Assistance Agency

3          56          Pennsylvania State University

3          57          Philadelphia Board of Education

3          58          Philadelphia Commission on Higher Education

3          59          Philadelphia Foundation

3          60          Philadelphia Foundation

3          61          Philadelphia Foundation-- Sidney Repplier

3          62          Dr. Robert Poindexter, Supt. of Schools          1959-1967

3          63          Dr. Robert Poindexter, Supt. of Schools          1969-1977

3          64          Correspondence, General, R

3          65          Rittenhouse Foundation

3          66          Correspondence, General, S

3          67          Settlement Music School

3          68          Smith, Kline, and French

3          69          Correspondence, General, T

3          70          Temple University

3          71          Correspondence, General, V

3          72          Correspondence, General, W

3          73          White-Richardson Fund

3          74          Correspondence, General, Y

Correspondence: Officers

3          76          Leon Bass

3          77          Marie Chase, Treasurer

3          78          Addie Holman, president

3          79          Edith Hurley

3          80          Edith Hurley

3          81          Edith Hurley

3          82          Edith Hurley

3          83          Edith Hurley

3          84          Cordelia McCants, Vice-President

3          85          Mabel Payton          1970-75

3          86          Ethel Sargent, Treasurer

Series 3: Finances, 1941-1978

4          1          Financial Aid to Students, with photograph          June 1961

4          2          Financial Aid to Students          September 1941 to June 1970

4          3          Financial Aid to Students          1958-1959

4          4          Financial Aid to Students          1959-1960

4          5          Financial Aid to Students          1961-1962

4          6          Financial Aid to Students          1962-1963

4          7          Financial Aid to Students          1964-1965

4          8          Financial Aid to Students          1965-1966

4          9          Financial Aid to Students          1966-1967

4          10          Financial Aid to Students          1967-1968

4          11          Financial Aid to Students          1968-1969

4          12          Financial Aid to Students          1969-1970

4          13          Financial Aid to Students          1970-1971 (Missing)

4          14          Financial Aid to Students          1972-1973

4          15          Financial Aid to Students          1973-1974

4          16          Financial Aid to Students          1974-1975

4          27          Financial Aid to Students          1975-1976

4          28          Financial Aid to Students          1976-1977

4          19          Treasurer’s Reports          1939-1940

4          20          Treasurer’s Reports          1941-1945

4          21          Treasurer’s Reports          1958

4          22          Treasurer’s Reports          1973-1978

4          23          Accounting Statements          1962-1973

4          24          Accounting Statements          1973-1976

4          25          Office Expenses          1965-1970

4          26          Office Expenses          1971-1975

4          27          Audit Committee

4          28          Tax Exemption

 

Series 4: Public Relations, 1950-1975

5          1          Publicity          1950s (w/photograph)

5          2          Publicity          1960s

5          3          Photo, clippings

5          4          Publicity Pamphlets

5          5          Newsletter material, published          1960-1961

5          6          Newsletters          1960-1963

5          7          Newsletters          1965-1968

5          8          Newsletters          1971-1975

5          9          Newsletters Public Relations Award

Series 5: Guidance Committee, 1952-1978

5          11          Certificates

5          12          Committee Notes          1952-1972

5          13          Scholarship Aid          1960-1961

5          14          Applicants for Aid

5          15          Guidance Committee Form Letters

5          16          Guidance Committee          1950-1972 (inclusive)

5          17          Guidance Committee          1965-1967

5          18          Guidance Committee          1973-1975

5          21          Guidance Committee          1976

5          22          Guidance Committee          1977-1978

Series 6: Fund Raising/Scholarship Funds, 1951-1978

5          23          Membership/Fundraising Correspondence          1951-1970

5          24          Scholarship/Fundraising Correspondence          1970-1972

5          25          Membership Drive          1962-1966

5          26          Membership Drive          1969

5          27          Memberships          1961-1977

5          28          Membership Forms/Letters

5          29          Information on other scholarships and legislation

5          30          Beatty Scholarship Fund Reports/Correspondence           1952-1960

5          31          Reports          1961-1962

5          32          Reports          1962-1963

5          33          Girard Trust          1952-1969

5          34          Girard Trust          1970-1973

5          35          Girard Trust          1978

Series 7: Recipients of Aid (Restricted), 1940-1977

6          1-023          “Ad—Gri” (RESTRICTED)          1940-1976

7          1-019          "H—Owe" (RESTRICTED)          1940-1976

8          1-020          "Pag—Z" (RESTRICTED)          1942-1973

9          1-020          "A—Q" (RESTRICTED)          1970-1977

10          1-009          "Ree—Y" (RESTRICTED)          1971-1977

Series 8: Outside Organizations, undated

10          10          Fellowship Commission, General

10          11          Fellowship Commission Jr. College Drive

10          12          Inter-Church Child Care Society

10          13          Miscellaneous

10          14          National Scholarship Service and Fund for Negro Students

10          15          Philadelphia Foundation

10          16          Science of Mind Society

Series 9: Accession 1032 (Portions Restricted), 1967-2005

1          1          Administration, annual reports          1973-1988

1          2          Administration, application forms          Undated

1          3          Administration, constitution          December 6, 1967

1          4          Administration, form letters for general SWC applicants          1988-2005, undated

1          5          Administration, form letters for Wolf Foundation Applicants          1996-2002, undated

1          6          Administration, history          undated

1          7          Administration, internal memos          1996-2003, undated

1          8          Administration, membership lists          1986-1988

1          9          Administration, minutes and assembly programs          1988-2006

1          10          Administration, officers and directorate          December 28, 1992

1          11          Administration, student selection criteria          1981-1982, undated

1          12          Correspondence, Katherine Dockens (incoming)          1991-2004

1          13          Correspondence, letters of appreciation from students to funders          1992-2004

1          14          Correspondence, Benjamin and Fredora K. Wolf Memorial Foundation (outgoing)          1987-2004

1          15          Correspondence, Elizabeth Howard and Thornton H. Taylor Trust Fund (outgoing)          August 3, 1994

1          16          Correspondence, Helen D. Groome Beatty Trust (outgoing)          1987-2003

1          17          Correspondence, Philadelphia Foundation (outgoing)          January 4, 1989

1          18          Correspondence, W.W. Smith Charitable Trust (outgoing)          1987-1994

1          19          Correspondence, White and Richardson Trust (outgoing)          1987-2004

1          20          Correspondence, AFNA National Education and Research Fund (incoming)          1994-1995

1          21          Correspondence, Benjamin and Fredora K. Wolf Memorial Fund (incoming)          1981-2003

1          22          Correspondence, Elizabeth Howard and Thornton H. Taylor Trust (incoming)          1994

1          23          Correspondence, Helen D. Groome Beatty Trust (incoming)          1996-2003

1          24          Correspondence, Girl Friends Fund, Inc. (incoming)          1994, undated

1          25          Correspondence, Jack and Jill of America (incoming)          June 28, 1995

1          26          Correspondence, Philadelphia Foundation (incoming)          1998

1          27          Correspondence, W.W. Smith Charitable Trust (incoming)          1990-1995

1          28          Correspondence, White and Richardson Trust (incoming)          1991-1999

1          29          Financial, card party reports          1994-2001

1          30          Financial, check copies and financial notes          1994

1          31          Financial, treasurer's reports          1985-2005

1          32          Financial, financial statements          1985-2005

1          33          Financial, financial statements          2003-2005

1          34          Publications, newsletters, programs, pamphlets          Undated

1          35          Publications, misc. external publications          1995-1996, undated

2          1          Student recipient lists, Student Welfare Council (Restricted)          1995-2004

2          2          Student recipient lists, Beatty Trust, George and Minnie Short (Restricted)          1987, undated

2          3          Student recipient lists, W.W. Smith Trust, White-Richardson, Wolf Foundation (Restricted)          1987-2001

2                    Abdul-Jihad, Dennis – Durham, Anthony (Restricted)          Undated

3                    Easton, Erica – Justice, Eric (Restricted)          Undated

4                    Kane, Kelli Ann – Quintanilla, Chris (Restricted)          Undated

5                    Raiford, Ricky D. – Woodley, Alicia (Restricted)          Undated