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Society of Friends (Syracuse, N.Y.) Housing Project Report

An inventory of the collection at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 1 Feb 2018

Biographical History

The Society of Friends, also known as Quakers, arose in the 17th century in England and shortly thereafter could also be found in the American colonies. Sir William Penn was a Quaker and many Quakers settled in the province granted to him by King Charles II in 1681, today known as Pennsylvania. Theological beliefs vary widely, but most Quakers espouse nonviolence and tolerance, and some in North America and England became well known for their involvement in the abolition of slavery.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Society of Friends (Syracuse, N.Y.) Housing Project Report consists of a report on a housing project undertaken by the Housing Committee of the Society of Friends in Syracuse, New York in the 1950s, as an experiment in community service. The project included promoting integrated housing, encouraging the city to provide affordable housing for the poor, and a pilot project.

Arrangement of the Collection

Single item.


Access Restrictions:

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Subject Headings

Corporate Bodies

Quakers -- New York (State) -- Syracuse.
Society of Friends -- New York (State) -- Syracuse.


African Americans -- Housing.
Discrimination in housing.


Syracuse (N.Y.) -- Race relations.
Syracuse (N.Y.) -- Religious activity.

Genres and Forms


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Society of Friends (Syracuse, N.Y.) Housing Project Report,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information


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