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Archives & Manuscripts

Swarthmore College

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Found in 165 Collections and/or Records:

Mary Albertson Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG6-L8-001
Overview Mary Albertson was born in 1895 and earned a Ph.D. from Bryn Mawr College. She joined the Swarthmore faculty in 1927 and served as chairman of the History Department from 1942 until her retirement in 1963. She died in May 1986. The collection contains notes and bibliography on index cards for book on British royal castles in the 13th and 14th centuries.

William Hyde Appleton Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG6-D03
Overview This collection contains correspondence, a notebook, and an organic chemistry examination from the papers of William Hyde Appleton, third President of Swarthmore College (1890-1891).

Swarthmore College records on the Area Universities' Bicentennial Exhibition

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Identifier: SFHL-RG6-K03
Overview In conjunction with the United States Bicentennial Celebration in Philadelphia in 1976, Swarthmore College banded together with eleven other local colleges and universities to create the Area Universities' Bicentennial Exhibition, a public display titled "Learning, Revolution, and Democracy." This collection includes both internal Swarthmore documents about the college's contributions to the exhibit, as well as correspondence with other members of the University and College Consortium for the...

Frank Aydelotte Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG6-D07
Overview The Frank Aydelotte Papers consists of President Aydelotte's official correspondence, correspondence with faculty, and personal papers.

Hugh Barbour lecture papers

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-008
Abstract Includes outline and course materials for five lectures given at Pendle Hill in the winter of 1975, notes on "Ethics and Theology in the Hicksite Separation" and the manuscript of a lecture on "Quakers and the Trinity" given at Swarthmore College in the spring of 1975.

Carl Barus Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG6-L8-002
Overview Carl Barus was a professor of engineering and social activist. He taught in the Engineering Department at Swarthmore College from 1952 to 1985. He was active in negotiating a resolution to the 1969 admissions office sit-in by SASS and subsequently served on the Black Concerns Committee. Contains papers on African American student concerns at Swarthmore from the SASS sit-in in 1969 to minutes and papers of the Black Concerns Committee in the 1980s.

Arthur Beardsley papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG6-L8-003
Overview Arthur Beardsley was a Professor of Civil and Mechanical Engineering at Swarthmore College from 1872-1889 and Librarian of Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College from 1893-1917. The collection contains bound notebooks with handwritten math and science problems with solutions, diagrams, and proofs.

Biddle family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-177
Overview This collection contains the papers of Philadelphia Quaker Owen Biddle (1737-1799), his son, Clement Biddle (1778-1856), and numerous descendants. Owen Biddle, a scientist and merchant, was a member of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting and helped in the establishment of Westtown School (1799). Owen Biddle's papers, 1772-1793, (Series 1) include correspondence, and journals, some of which relate to his Revolutionary War activities. Three of his letterbooks, 1778-1779, have been microfilmed. The...

William W. Birdsall Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG6-D05
Overview This collection contains correspondence, lists of prospective students, class lists of alumni, and miscellaneous material of William W. Birdsall, fifth President of Swarthmore College (1898-1902).

Brand Blanshard Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG6-L8-012
Overview Brand Blanshard was a Quaker philosopher, writer, and teacher. He taught philosophy at Swarthmore College 1925-1944 and subsequently at Yale University until 1962 where he served as the chairman of the Philosophy Department. The collection contains primarily published writings and some correspondence and unpublished speeches.