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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 4 Collections and/or Records:

Debate Board Records (Swarthmore College)

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-Q026
Overview In 1903, the Oratorical Association, together with College faculty, invited representatives from preparative schools to compete in an Interscholastic Oratorical Contest held at Swarthmore College. Within a few years, public high schools were also invited to compete. In June 1903, Professor Pearson was elected president of the Swarthmore College Debate Board. The collection includes one bound volume containing the minutes of the Debate Board, 1903-1922, and literature and scoring of the...
Dates: 1903-1922

Delphic Literary Society Records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-Q002
Overview The Delphic Literary Society was a Swarthmore College men's literary society established in 1874. In 1913, the group merged with the Eunomian Society to became the Athenaeum. Records include the Delphic Literary Society's constitution, histories of the group, minutes, library and financial records, censor's accounts, miscellaneous papers and scattered issues from 1890 to 1902 of the Delphic Chronicle and Delphic Oracle.
Dates: 1874-1913

Delta Sigma Rho membership book

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-Q027
Overview Delta Sigma Rho was a collegiate honor society devoted to the promotion of public speaking (forensics). It was founded in 1906. This small collection contains one bound volume of membership records of members of the Swarthmore Chapter, ca. 1915-1929. Also the debate schedule for Swarthmore College 1903-1922, with debate topics.
Dates: 1915-1929

Eunomian Literary Society Records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-Q003
Overview The Eunomian Literary Society was a men's debating and speaking club founded at Swarthmore College, Pa., in 1871. In 1913, the group merged with the Delphic Literary Society, forming the Athenaeum. Records include minutes from 1871 to May 1913. Also includes printed copies of the constitution and by-laws and correspondence from 1872 to 1900.
Dates: 1872-1897