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SFHL/SCA/av. Photographs, Audiovisuals, and Other Formals

 Record Group Term
Identifier: SFHL/SCA/av

Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:

Peter Dechert photographs of Swarthmore College

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-PA-042
Overview Peter Dechert Associates, a photography company, took thousands of photographs of schools, colleges, and universities between 1952 and 1968. One of these colleges was Swarthmore College. This collection contains a box of negatives and a box of small black and white photographs of various Swarthmore College functions and activities.

Charles B. Doron "Views of Swarthmore" photographs

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-PA-149
Overview Approximately one dozen photographs of Swarthmore College and vicinity, from Charles B. Doron's "Views of Swarthmore" series. Collection is incomplete.

1992 "Halcyon" (Swarthmore College yearbook) photographs

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-PA-133
Overview This collection consists of the photographs that were used to produce the 1992 version of the "Halcyon," the Swarthmore College yearbook.

Walter Holt photographs of Swarthmore College

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-PA-178
Overview Walter Holt, a Media, Pa., professional photographer, was commissioned by Swarthmore College from 1965-1995. He photographed Commencements and Inaugurations, Alumni days, and other special events as well as campus scenes and student and faculty portraits.

William I. Hull glass plate negatives on Quaker history

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-PA-072
Overview William I. Hull, a Quaker pacifist, taught history at Swarthmore College from 1892 until his death in 1939. He was the Librarian of Friends Historical Library and also authored numerous books and articles, particularly on the subjects of Quakers in Holland, William Penn, peace, and international relations. This collection consists of glass plate negatives assembled for use in Hull's writings for the series Swarthmore College Monographs on Quaker History. Many pertain...

Leandre Jackson photographs of Black student life at Swarthmore College

 Collection
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."

James H. Scheuer Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-PA-080
Overview Photographs of Representative James H. Scheuer, Class of 1942, his family, associates, and constituents. As a Member of Congress, Scheuer met many famous people and many ordinary people and took care to document these meetings. The result is thousands of contact sheets, prints, and negatives recording everything from high level meetings with world leaders to discussions on the street with district residents. This collection complements the papers Sheuer donated at the same time.

Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College slide collection

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-PA-111
Overview The Arthur Hoyt Scott Horticultural Foundation was established at Swarthmore College in 1929 as a memorial to Arthur Hoyt Scott (1874-1927). The intention of the Foundation was to focus on plantings appropriate to Eastern Pennsylvania, creating a practical "garden of ideas" for amateur gardeners while at the same time improving the campus. The name changed to Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College in 1986. This collection consists of slides of plants, the Scott Arboretum, Arboretum employees,...

Stapleton interviews about Courtney Smith

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-X-OH-2
Overview This collection consists of audiocassette tapes of interviews created by Darwin H. and Donna Heckman Stapleton from 1991 to 1999 as research for their 2004 biography, Dignity, Discourse, and Destiny: The Life of Courtney C. Smith. Interviews were conducted with Swarthmore College faculty, staff, students, and Board members, as well as personal friends and family members of Courtney Smith. Courtney Smith (1916-1969) was the 9th president of Swarthmore College,...

Swarthmore College Astronomy Department photographs

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-PA-086
Overview This collection, dating from 1905 to 1975, consists of astronomy images taken or collected by Swarthmore College Astronomy Department students and professors. Most of the images are on glassplates, but there are also some paper photographs. Images depict the college, eclipses, constellations, comets, and more.