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"Education of the Freedmen By Philadelphia and Baltimore Quakers During the Civil War and Reconstruction Period"

975.07.094

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Summary Information

Repository:
Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Creator:
Wargny, Frank O., 1917-2009
Title:
"Education of the Freedmen By Philadelphia and Baltimore Quakers During the Civil War and Reconstruction Period"
Date:
1947
Call Number:
975.07.094
Extent:
06 Linear feet
Language:
English
Cite as:
"Education of the Freedmen By Philadelphia and Baltimore Quakers During the Civil War and Reconstruction Period" (MC.975.07.094), Quaker & Special Collections, Haverford College, Haverford, PA.
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Biography/History

Frank O. Wargny (1917-2009) was born in Punxsutaweny, Pa., August 27, 1917, the son of Oscar and Anna Wargny. He received his B.A. in education from Glassboro State College (now Rowan University), an M.A. from Johns Hopkins University, and a Ph.D. in education from the University of Maryland. He was the principal of Taneytown Elementary School from 1953, until he retired in 1977. He married Florence Golding Wargny (1916-2008), and the couple had two children: Nancy and Patricia. Frank O. Wargny died May 20, 2009 in Taneytown, Md.

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of the single volume manuscript of Frank O. Wargny's 1947 M.A. thesis at John Hopkins University, entitled, "Education of the Freedmen by Baltimore Quakers during the Civil War and Reconstruction Period." The manuscript describes the efforts of Philadelphia and Baltimore area Quakers to provide education to freed slaves during and after the Civil War. It provides a brief history of Philadelphia area Quakers' abolition efforts prior to the Civil War, including the work of Benezet and Woolman, but the majority of the manuscript focuses on the years during the Civil War and Reconstruction. The volume includes the following chapters: Preliminaries, Efforts of Philadelphia Orthodox Friends, Efforts of Philadelphia Hicksite Friends, The Baltimore Association for the moral and educational Improvement of the Colored People, and Teaching the Freedmen.

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Publication Information

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections,  October 2015

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Kara Flynn

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17).

Acquisition

"Education of the Freedmen By Philadelphia and Baltimore Quakers During the Civil War and Reconstruction Period," was donated to Quaker & Special Collections, Haverford College, by Frank O. Wargny.

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed October 2015.

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Manuscripts
Subject(s)
  • Baltimore Yearly Meeting
  • Quakers--Education
  • Quakers--History
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

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Collection Inventory

Manuscript, 1947.