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The Quakers, also known as the Religious Society of Friends or simply Friends, are a religious group that emphasizes individual relationships with God, abolitionism, pacifism, international volunteer work, and other socially progressive causes. On April 4, 1887, a group of Friends in Pasadena and Los Angeles established a new city in the Puente Hills/Los Nietos Valley that they called Whittier. The Quaker Collection is an extensive grouping of personal papers, novels, non-fiction books, periodicals, and artifacts of daily life developed by Whittier College for purposes of understanding this Quaker heritage.
Harris, Paige, "Quaker Collection Finding Aid" (2023). Finding Aids. 18.