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The Diocesan Committee of the Women's Auxiliary of the Diocese of Pennsylvania, covering southeastern Pennsylvania, was formed in 1898 to increase the number of parishes and to assist established missions. The Diocesan Committee concentrated its early efforts of missionary work by assisting the fem... Full description

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Collection Information: Episcopal Church, Diocese of Pennsylvania, Episcopal Churchwomen Records (#2106)
Corporate Author: Episcopal Church. Diocese of Pennsylvania. Episcopal Churchwomen
Format: Manuscript
Language: English
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Physical Description: 1.3 Linear feet 1.3 linear feet, 4 boxes
Summary: The Diocesan Committee of the Women's Auxiliary of the Diocese of Pennsylvania, covering southeastern Pennsylvania, was formed in 1898 to increase the number of parishes and to assist established missions. The Diocesan Committee concentrated its early efforts of missionary work by assisting the female population in orphanages, reformatories, prisons and hospitals. Subsequently, the Committee concerned itself with cultural displacement, prison and hospital conditions, orphans, the impact of the Depression and finally with employment and job training. Sometime after 1970, the Committee was subsumed together with two other branches of Episcopal Churchwomen into the new "Department of Dicocesan Ministries." Records, 1898-1975, include minutes, 1898-1972, (1923-24 are missing) with indexes, 1898-1970 & a card index, 1989-1970; newsletters, 1921-1942; miscellaneous reports, memos and background papers, 1920-1969; correspondence, 1908-1974; files on missions, ca. 1938; treasurers' files, 1920-1963; auditors' reports, 1941-1956 and a volume of A History of the Diocese of Pennsylvania, annotated by Betsey Tilden Wells ( last chairperson of the Committee).