Documenting the Friends Collection

This online exhibit features some of the materials from the Friends Historical Association collection within the Atwater Kent Collection. You can find all the objects in the online portal with individual information. Within these exhibit pages are some highlights from our documentation project 2023-2024 graciously funded by the Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation.

Letter and certificate from Friends in Dublin, Ireland to Friends in Philadelphia, regarding the work of Rebecca Jones (c.1786)



Navigating the Collection

Discover more about the collection!

Background & History

General history of the Friends Historical Association relationship with the Atwater Kent Collection.

Object Highlights

Check out some of the “collections” within the collection featuring some different themes.

“Tech” Corner

Learn more about the documentation of the textiles with our Collections Technician, Barbara Chernyavsky.

Staff Picks

Highlights from the Friends Historical Association Collection,
from the perspective of the AKC staff

Figuring Out Free Cotton

Pauline Male

Collections & Loan Coordinator

Five Fabulous Friends Favs!

Piper Burnett

Collections & Curricular Coordinator

Investigate More

Visit the online portal to discover more of the Friends Historical Association objects and ephemera in the Atwater Kent Collection at Drexel