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Archives & Manuscripts

Haverford College

 Organization

Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

Annals of Haverford

 Collection
Identifier: HCS-003-056
Overview This collection contains two copies of the Annals of Haverford, one being the original manuscript verson and the other a typed copy. The Annals was a contemporary account of the history of Haverford College, from its opening in 1833 through its first four years.

Wilmer A. Cooper manuscripts

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-025
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of the two volumes of manuscripts by Wilmer A. Cooper, and includes his Master's thesis for Haverford College and a paper written while at Yale University Divinity School.

J.P. Elkinton autobiography

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-116
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the two type-written volumes of J. P. Elkinton’s autobiography. The volumes describe Elkinton’s childhood and family, his attendance at Haverford College, where he graduated in 1908. He also describes his experiences with the Society of Friends, particularly his travels on religious visits, and his adult life with his wife, Mary Bucknell, and their children. In addition to stories from various periods of his life, he provides biographical sketches of his family...

"Foundations of English Literature"

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-135
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single typed manuscript entitled "Foundations of English Literature," written by F.B. Gummere, a professor of English at Haverford. The manuscript discusses the history of the English language, and the history of various genres of English literature.

"Growing up in College: Liberal Education and Maturity"

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-043
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the manuscript and proof Douglas Heath's "Growing up in College: Liberal Education and Maturity." The book expands upon Heath's work "Explorations of Maturity" and studies a small group of young men at a single college using the "theory of maturity" and aims to assist educators to clarify the goals of liberal education, and to explore what types of environmental determinants affect healthy development in young adults.

Theodore Brinton Hetzel papers and graphics

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-1168
Abstract Theodore Hetzel (1906-1990) was a Quaker professor of engineering at Haverford College in Haverford, Pennsylvania whose interests led him to involvement with Native American and Quaker issues. An avid photographer, the materials in this collection are primarily photographic, as well as correspondence and documents.

"The Trail of Life in the Middle Years"

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-054
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume, handwritten manuscript of Rufus M. Jones, entitled "The Trail of Life in the Middle Years." This manuscript is the third volume in an autobiographical series, of which the two preceding volumes were: "Finding the Trail of Life," and "The Trail of Life in College." The narrative begins in the year 1893, when Jones became the editor of "The Friends Review" and began teaching philosophy at Haverford College. In it, he discusses the state of the...

Rufus M. Jones papers

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Identifier: HC.MC-1130
Abstract Rufus Matthew Jones was born on January 25, 1863 in South China, Maine. His parents were Edwin and Mary Gifford Hoxie Jones. Their family had been Quakers, and he was brought up in a spartan and religious household. By his own estimate, Rufus M. Jones was deeply influenced as a child by his Aunt Peace Jones for her life of Quaker homily and, as a young man, the spirituality and philosophical powers of oratory and discourse of his other aunt and uncle, the ministers Eli and Sybil Jones. He...

Stephen Meader manuscripts

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Identifier: HC.MC-950-126
Scope and Content note The collection includes three unpublished stories: "The Fight for the Marsh", 1972, 129 p. (on saving NJ coastal marshlands); "The Freedom Trail," 96 p. (the Underground Railroad, the important part Quakers played in helping escaping slaves & Haverford's significant role in the story); and "The Hawley House Mystery", 135 p.

Vail T. Palmer manuscripts

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-950-144
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the two typed manuscripts written by T. Vail Palmer Jr., during his time as a T. Wistar Brown Fellow at Haverford College from 1976-1977.