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Haverford College History Department Junior Seminar Papers and Other Course Papers Based on Haverford Collections

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-811

Overview

In 1969, the history faculty of Haverford College created a seminar for its student history majors requiring significant papers concerned with historical evidence and based on documents in Haverford's manuscript and photography collections. The papers are described here under the course number: History 361. The seminar came to an end in 2004.

Papers resulting from other coursework within the history department which faculty also deemed worthy for research purposes are also here, but housed separately from the 361 papers. Thus, here are papers from History 240, History of Quakerism (1991, 1999); papers from History 347a, Quakers in Asia (1989); and one paper from History 347b (1989). (Note: There is also 1 paper from 340a, spring 1990, filed in Box 1989-1). In 2012, papers from Independent College Program, Picturing War: Goya to Abu Ghraib were added to this collection.

Dates

  • 1969 - 2012

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

The collection is open for research.

Copyright and Rights Information

Standard Federal Copyright Law apply (U.S. Title 17) Please contact the Archives with requests for copying and for authorization to publish, quote or reproduce the material. These papers may only be used in-house, and photocopying is restricted to bibliography only.

Biographical / Historical

In 1969, the history faculty of Haverford College created a seminar for its student history majors requiring significant papers concerned with historical evidence and based on documents in Haverford's manuscript collections. The papers are described here under the course number: History 361. From 1970-1992, the papers are arranged by the call number of the document (e.g. collection #720). From 1993 on, the papers are arranged alphabetically by the student's last name. Over time, some of the documents were selected from Bryn Mawr College's manuscript collections and this is indicated as appropriate. The seminar came to an end in 2004.

In 1991, photographs from Haverford's collections were used as artifacts. The papers resulting from their documentation have been added as an exception to the above. (Note: no papers from 1991 can be found) A decision was made in 1990 that only those papers considered by the department as worthy of future reference would be preserved here.

Over the years some papers have been misplaced or perhaps were never even received. At one time they probably did exist though, as former inventories have listed them. Currently only those papers that are available are listed here. Those papers that are missing have been included in their respective "missing documents/ photo documents" lists. These lists are included here.

Papers resulting from other coursework within the history department which faculty also deemed worthy for research purposes are also here, but housed separately from the 361 papers. Thus, here are papers from History 240, History of Quakerism (1991, 1999); papers from History 347a, Quakers in Asia (1989); and one paper from History 347b, Gentry, Peasant and Family in later Imperial China (1989). (Note: There is also 1 paper for 340a, spring 1990, filed in Box 1989-1). In 2012, papers from Independent College Program, Picturing War: Goya to Abu Ghraib were added to this collection.

Extent

31 boxes (31 boxes)

Language

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

These are copies of papers written by Haverford College students and provided by the students for preservation and access.

Existence and Location of Copies

No papers are available for the year 1971.

General

Each paper in this collection has been listed, along with the document title on which it is based. This Finding Aid will use the following standard description: collection number of the document, document author name or subject of photograph, year document was written, student author name. For example, the first paper of 1975 reads: 115 [collection number]; Robert Burns, December 7, 1786 [document name, date written]; Debbie Bernstein [student author name].

There is a selection of papers with "Missing" written next to it. These papers were previously listed in the inventory as above, but as they cannot presently be found, they have been removed from the updated lists. They are recorded here for accuracy of the listing.
Title
Haverford College History Department Junior Seminar Papers and Papers of Courses Based on Haverford Collections, 1969-2012
Status
Completed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

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