Lighthouse records 1893-2000

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Corporate Author: Lighthouse
Format: Manuscript
Language: English
Subjects: Boys--Societies and Clubs--Philadelphia--20th century
Child Welfare-Philadelphia
Community Centers--Philadelphia--20th century
Girls--Societies and Clubs--Philadelphia--20th century
Kensington (Philadelphia, PA)
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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.
Physical Description: 105.0 Linear feet 175 boxes, 238 volumes, 3 flat files
Collection Number: 1970
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