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Archives & Manuscripts

SFHL/SCA. Swarthmore College Archives

 Record Group
Identifier: SFHL/SCA
The Friends Historical Library collects, preserves, and provides access to the institutional archives of Swarthmore College.

Found in 117 Collections and/or Records:

Alfred H. Bloom papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-D13
Overview Alfred H. Bloom was the 13th President of Swarthmore College (1991-2009). One of Swarthmore's longest-serving presidents, he emphasized the importance of intellectual rigor, diversity, and social responsibility on campus, and is best known for revitalizing the Honors Program and eliminating varsity football. A linguistics scholar, Bloom formerly held faculty positions at Swarthmore College and Pitzer College, and resigned from his Swarthmore Presidency to become Vice Chancellor of NYU Abu...

Arthur Beardsley papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-L8-003
Overview Arthur Beardsley was a Professor of Civil and Mechanical Engineering at Swarthmore College from 1872-1889 and Librarian of Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College from 1893-1917. The collection contains bound notebooks with handwritten math and science problems with solutions, diagrams, and proofs.

Benjamin West Society Records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-S-002
Overview Inaugurated October 24, 1931, the Benjamin West Society was dedicated to promoting the arts at Swarthmore College and to promoting the memory of painter Benjamin West (1738-1820) whose traditional birthplace is on the campus of Swarthmore College. The Society organized annual lectures on art and exhibits, and each year sent its members an art print. Its activities were lead by a small group of officers, particularly New York Quaker art dealer, Frederic Newlin Price, a Swarthmore College...

Brand Blanshard Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-L8-012
Overview Brand Blanshard was a Quaker philosopher, writer, and teacher. He taught philosophy at Swarthmore College 1925-1944 and subsequently at Yale University until 1962 where he served as the chairman of the Philosophy Department. The collection contains primarily published writings and some correspondence and unpublished speeches.

Carl Barus Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-L8-002
Overview Carl Barus was a professor of engineering and social activist. He taught in the Engineering Department at Swarthmore College from 1952 to 1985. He was active in negotiating a resolution to the 1969 admissions office sit-in by SASS and subsequently served on the Black Concerns Committee. Contains papers on African American student concerns at Swarthmore from the SASS sit-in in 1969 to minutes and papers of the Black Concerns Committee in the 1980s.

Charles B. Shaw Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-L8-009
Overview Copy of "Seeing Things in Print" Popular Lectures on Typographic History

Charles De Garmo Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-D04
Overview This collection contains the official correspondence and other related documents, of Charles De Garmo, fourth President of Swarthmore College (1891-1898).

Chi Omega Fraternity Records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-Q-019
Overview Chi Omega Sorority, Gamma Alpha Chapter of Swarthmore College, was chartered in April 1919. This small collection contains membership cards and initiation stubs, 1919-1931.

Clippings about Swarthmore College

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-K002
Overview Original and photocopied clippings from newspapers and other publications cover topics relating to Swarthmore College, its students, faculty, and administrators.

Community Housing Project Group Records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-Q-023
Overview In 1976 a group of Swarthmore College students organized to propose a communal living experience within the context of the College housing. The experiment ended after the Spring 1982 semester due to student disinterest. The collection contains proposals and studies, The Ashton House log which includes meeting minutes, informal log entries, and topics of discussion, and miscellaneous notes.