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Archives & Manuscripts

Swarthmore College

 Organization

Found in 165 Collections and/or Records:

Insurance Company of North America fire insurance surveys of Quaker buildings in the Philadelphia area

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-127
Abstract This collection includes surveys by the Insurance Company of North America of Quaker schools and meetinghouses in the Philadelphia area, including Philadelphia Western District, Germantown Friends School, Swarthmore College, and Chester Preparative School. These surveys include detailed architectural information.
Dates: 1861-1907

Intercollegiate Conference on Disarmament and Arms Control Collected Records

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Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Intercollegiate Conference on Disarmament...-Swarthmore College

George B. Jackson Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-292
Overview George B. Jackson, Swarthmore College Class of 1921, was a New York Quaker businessman. A member of New York Monthly Meeting, he was interested in family history and compiled the collection which contains farm daybooks of his great grandfather James M. Jackson of Quakertown and the memoirs of his grandfather, William Morris Jackson, Quaker businessman, reformer, and Trustee of Swarthmore College. The collection also contains genealogical information on the Jackson, Bacon, Chapin and Morris...
Dates: 1694-1986

Leandre Jackson photographs of Black student life at Swarthmore College

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Identifier: SFHL-PA-179
Overview Leandre Jackson, a professional photographer, graduated from Swarthmore College in 1975 and served as Director of Swarthmore's Black Cultural Center 1975-1977 (full time from 1975-1976 and part time from 1976-1977. This collection consist of photographs taken by Leandre Jackson and displayed in a February 2015 exhibition at the Swarthmore College Library entitled "Proof of Black Life."
Dates: 1970 - 1995

Charles F. (Charles Francis) Jenkins Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-073
Overview Charles F. Jenkins (1864-1951) was a prominent Quaker who was involved with Green Street Monthly Meeting, the American Friends Service Committee, the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (1919-1934), and Friends Intelligencer. He was also a Manager of Swarthmore College for 40 years and President of the Board from 1933 to 1944. Includes correspondence about "Signers' Walk" at Far Country, 1939-46, and general correspondence, 1897-1947, relating to Swarthmore College, Quaker Meetings, William Penn,...
Dates: 1865-1950

Howard Malcolm Jenkins Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-074
Overview Howard Malcolm Jenkins (1842-1902), a birthright Quaker, was a scholar of Pennsylvania history and genealogy and published many books and articles based on his research. He was an active member of the Society of Friends, editor of the Friends Intelligencer, and served on the Board of Managers of Swarthmore College. The collection contains family papers and genealogical material on the Jenkins and Foulke families, correspondence of Howard M. Jenkins, and his publications and writings....
Dates: 1724-1904

Emily Cooper Johnson Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-078
Overview Emily Cooper Johnson was a Quaker author and reformer, born 1885 and died 1966 The collection contains correspondence, articles, reviews, and other papers, relating to Johnson's books, Dean Bond of Swarthmore: A Quaker Humanist (1927), and Under Quaker Appointment: The Life of Jane P. Rushmore (1955); together with business and financial papers, family marriage certificates, reference materials, clippings, and photos.
Dates: 1884-1964

Kaltenbach Family Correspondence

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-291
Overview The collection consists primarily of letters written by John E. Kaltenbach to his parents, Edward C. and Ethel Kaltenbach, from Wesleyan University, Yale Divinity School, and while working as the acting director for the Scattergood Hostel for European Refugees in Iowa. Also a small number of letters from his sister, Linda Kaltenbach, while a student at Swarthmore College.
Dates: 1933-1941

Kent-Barnard Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-079
Overview Daniel Kent, emigrated to Chester County, Pa. from Ireland, in 1785. He joined the Society of Friends (Quakers) in 1790, and married Esther Hawley in 1791. Their great-grandson Henry Simmons Kent (1833-1906) was active in the establishment of Swarthmore Monthly Meeting and the Borough of Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. The collection includes material used by Daniels' great-granddaughter Ella Kent Barnard in preparation for the writing of three books. Among these materials are genealogical charts and...
Dates: 1785/1928

Gertrude Gilmore Lafore letters received

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-R3-011
Overview Gertrude Gilmore Lafore (1905-1993) was an alumna of Swarthmore College and a nursery school teacher based in Moylan, Pa. The bulk of the Gertrude Gilmore Lafore letters received date from 1928 to 1933 and are personal in nature, although there are also letters relating to her education, employment, and finances. There are a few letters from later years, and a couple photographs.
Dates: circa 1890-1944; Majority of material found within 1928 - 1933