SFHL/SCA/pers. Personal Papers - Alumni and Faculty
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Found in 20 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Eugene M. Lang (1919-2017) was an American businessman and philanthropist, known for founding an innovative intellectual property firm and for his support of higher education. A 1938 graduate of Swarthmore College, Lang served on the Board of Managers for decades and was one of its most generous donors. This collection consists primarily of letters between Eugene M. Lang and his wife Theresa, from 1944 (shortly before their marriage) into the 1960s, while Eugene was travelling extensively...
Dates: 1919 - 2012
Overview James A. Michener (1907-1997, Swarthmore College class of 1929) was a bestselling American author of more than four dozen books. His first, Tales of the South Pacific and published when he was 40, won the Pulitzer Prize. The bulk of this collection is clippings about James A. Michener and foreign stamps collected by him.
Dates: 1890 - 2012
Overview Roland Pennock was a prominent professor of Political Science at Swarthmore College where he taught from 1932 to 1976. This collection contains memorial letters which were received by the college following his death in 1995; writings including journal articles, speeches, contributions to reference publications, and reviews of his books; and his papers concerning the College committees on which he served, including Educational Policy, Divestment, and Honors.
Overview Jon A. Peterson was a Swarthmore College student (class of 1957) who went on to become a professor of history at Queens College, CUNY. This collection consists of his coursework from classes taught by three prominent Swarthmore College professors: Robert D. Cross, J. Roland Pennock, and Monroe C. Beardsley.
Dates: 1954 - 1957
Overview This collection contains the papers of Representative James H. Scheuer (1920-2005), Democrat from New York, Swarthmore College Class of 1942. It documents his long career as a politician and public servant. His early interests in housing and urban planning soon broadened to encompass the diverse needs of his constituents in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. Both in the House and in external committee work, Scheuer was actively involved in issues relating to the environment and the quality of life...
Overview Files created by the alumni office and added to over time by Friends Historical Library staff. These files typically contain basic information about the student (occupation, residence, etc.), newspaper clippings and obituaries, correspondence with the alumni office (usually about donations), and sometimes other material. Occassionally includes photographs.
Dates: 1869 - 2018
Overview Contains materials pertinent to each class, such as: class business records (constitution, accounts, meeting minutes); clippings; correspondence with Alumni Office; reunion planning materials; reunion yearbooks; class day materials (programs, speeches); commencement materials (press releases, information about honorary degree recipients, commencement speaker speeches/remarks); and more.
Dates: 1869 - 2015
Overview At its inception, Swarthmore College included a large preparatory department, but it began to play a secondary role by the early 1880s. In 1893, the preparatory division separated from the College and continued as a private institution, Swarthmore Preparatory School. This collection contains a card file of students who attended the Swarthmore College Preparatory School.
Dates: 1869 - 1893
Overview Phyllis Nelson Yuhas (1922-2006) was an emeritus professor of history and one of the founders of international education at Ball State University, Indiana. She graduated from Swarthmore College in 1944 and received a master’s degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Ph.D. from the University of Iowa.. The collection contains letters, 1940-1944, from Phyllis Ann Nelson, a student at Swarthmore College, to her family in Iowa. She wrote weekly letters, detailing her daily...