Lighthouse records

The Lighthouse, a settlement house, was founded as a social center for the mill workers of the Kensington section of Philadelphia. It shortly expanded to include a Boys' Club, Men's Club, Girls' Club, Women's Club, Baldwin Day Nursery, and a several other activities, with the boys' sports program a... Full description

Record Source: Archival Materials
Collection Information: Lighthouse Records (#1970)
Online Access: Link to finding aid
Corporate Author: Lighthouse
Format: Manuscript
Language: English
Subjects and Genres: More/Less
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Physical Description: 105.0 Linear feet 175 boxes, 238 volumes, 3 flat files
Summary: The Lighthouse, a settlement house, was founded as a social center for the mill workers of the Kensington section of Philadelphia. It shortly expanded to include a Boys' Club, Men's Club, Girls' Club, Women's Club, Baldwin Day Nursery, and a several other activities, with the boys' sports program as its most viable activity. The records contain, in varying series, minutes, accounts, other operational records, scrapbooks and photograph albums of the Lighthouse, its' clubs and programs. General: Executive Committee minutes, 1911-1918; cash receipts, disbursements, ledgers, and other account books, 1909-1963; front desk book diaries, 1908-1965, with messages, appointments, and activities. Boys' Club: Council minutes, 1931-1951; "Reports" on finances and other proceedings, 1940-1949; scrapbooks of clippings, programs, photographs and photograph albums, 1895-1951?, of activities, especially sports, camps, and Websterians. Old Timers' Association minutes, 1941-1943. Men's Club minutes, 1934-1941. Women's and Girls' Club minutes, 1907-1912. Girls' Club: minutes, 1912-1934; daybooks, 1946-1964; group leader reports, 1957-1964; camp applications, 1950s; reports, 1930-1958; membership records of "dropouts," 1940-1959; scrapbooks, 1911-1930. Women's club minutes, 1919-1954. Baldwin Day Nursery: minutes, 1898-1923; and application book, 1922-1925. Lighthouse Beneficial Society minutes, 1917-1945. There are assorted dues books, address books, and roll books of the clubs.