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Haverford College
Quaker and Special Collections
L. Hollingsworth Wood Papers, 1903-1953

Ms. Coll. 1175
(81 boxes)

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Background: Wood is on the Board in 1913. Wood resigns in 1916 after some controversy regarding finances and role of Mrs. Gulick in the organization.

I. CAMP FIRE GIRLS - "Correspondence," 1913-1916. [1 folder in Box 11]

Notes on contents: letters.

Topics include controversy over a black Camp Fire Girls group in Nashville in 1914, financial problems, controversy over roles of Luther H. Gulick and wife in the organization. Correspondents include W. R. Barber, Luther H. Gulick and others.

II. CAMP FIRE GIRLS - "Minutes of meetings," 1913-1915. [1 folder in Box 11]

Notes on contents: minutes, letters (accompanying copy of minutes telling of bestowing Mrs. Gulick with title of "Founder" and $200 month salary - prompting Wood's resignation).

III. CAMP FIRE GIRLS - Reports, memoranda, etc., 1913-1915. [1 folder in Box 11]

Notes on contents: reports, memoranda, constitution, financial reports. Includes report (1913) with equipment and apparel catalog, essays "The desires of American Girls" by Gulick, "Team work in social life: an address to the girls of America" by Gulick.

IV. CAMP FIRE GIRLS - Printed items, ca. 1914-1915. [1 folder in Box 11]

Notes on contents: "Wohelo: a magazine for girls" [6 issues, 1914-1915], "Written thoughts: Wapa 3, Aims and policy" by Gulick [ca. 1915].


Background: the Cardinal Gibbons Institute was a black industrial school in southern Maryland affiliated with the Catholic Church for the purpose of providing "a boarding and day school for the education of colored youth, where they may be taught the usual branches of a sound English education, and ... also receive the instruction and practical training in agricultural, industrial and mechanical pursuits." Wood was appointed to the Board of Trustees in 1922.

I. CARDINAL GIBBONS INSTITUTE - "Miscellaneous correspondence," 1922-1929. [3 folders in Box 12]

Notes on contents: letters, photographs, brochures, handbills, clipping, press release, etc.

Wood wrote to N.Y. City Catholics asking for contributions for the Institute as well as to others in support of the school. Correspondents include Victor H. Daniel, Rev. John La Farge, A. C. Monahan, David I. Walsh and others.

  1. Misc. correspondence, 1922-1924.
  2. Misc. correspondence, 1925-1926.
  3. Misc. correspondence, 1927-1929.

II. CARDINAL GIBBONS INSTITUTE - Minutes, by-laws, constitution, etc. 1922-1929. [1 folder in Box 12]

Notes on contents: minutes of meetings (1922-1928), by-laws, constitution, pamphlets, printed promotional material, legal papers, reports. [Wood folder title "Minutes of Bd Meetings"]

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