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Jack Gummere photograph albums

Identifier: HC.MC-975-06-004

Scope and Content note

This collection is comprised of two volumes of photograph albums which are largely composed of the baby photos of John Flagg Gummere, nicknamed "Jack."


  • 1895-1911

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical note

John Flagg Gummere, or "Jack" Gummere (1901-1988) was born in July of 1901 in Pennsylvania, the son of Henry V. Gummere and Lydia F. Gummere. John F. Gummere graduated from Haverford College in 1922 and received his Ph.D. in Indo-European languages from the University of Pennsylvania. He married Gladys Wheeler Barnes in 1931. He taught at William Penn Charter School in Philadelphia and served as headmaster from 1941 to 1968. After his retirement he taught Latin and English at Haverford and contributed a weekly column, '"Words, Etc.,'" to The Philadelphia Inquirer. He was a long-time member of Haverford College's Board of Managers and was a founder of the National Association of Independent Schools. John Flagg Gummere died in 1988.


0.25 Linear Feet (2 volumes)




The Jack Gummere photograph albums were donated to Quaker & Special Collections, Haverford College, in 2001 by Mary Jane Small.

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Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed October 2015.
Jack Gummere photograph albums, 1895-1911
Kara Flynn
October 2015
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