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Archives & Manuscripts

William Ambler papers

 Collection
Identifier: HCS-002-001

Scope and Contents

The collection includes a typescript and a manuscript of "History of Haverford College Football" written by William Ambler, and an article from The Haverfordian about football at Haverford dated 1908.

Dates

  • 1908, ca. 1990s

Access Restrictions

No restrictions

Biographical / Historical

William Ambler, class of 1945, was one of the longest serving directors of admissions at Haverford College. He was born in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, as a Quaker. He enrolled at Haverford in 1945, leaving half-way through his studies to join the Civilian Public Service during World War II, and then returning to the College to graduate with a major in Mathematics in 1949. During his tenure as Director of Admissions between 1956 and 1987, Haverford became co-educational, its enrollment more than doubled and the proportion of students of color increased significantly. He was 71 when he died in June 1995. Currently, the William W. Ambler Award is awarded to a student athlete exemplifying high academic standards.

Extent

0.21 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language

English

Overview

The collection includes a typescript and a manuscript of "History of Haverford College Football" written by William Ambler.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged thematically.
Title
William Ambler papers
Author
Alexandra Horkava
Date
October, 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

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