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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 10 Collections and/or Records:

Frank Aydelotte Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-D07
Overview The Frank Aydelotte Papers consists of President Aydelotte's official correspondence, correspondence with faculty, and personal papers.

William W. Birdsall Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-D05
Overview This collection contains correspondence, lists of prospective students, class lists of alumni, and miscellaneous material of William W. Birdsall, fifth President of Swarthmore College (1898-1902).

Friends Historical Library Records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-027
Overview This collection contains the records of Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College, Quaker reference library and archives, founded in 1871. Included are administrative records and correspondence, primarily that of the librarians and other staff, and miscellaneous records.

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).

Everett Lee Hunt Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-L8-006
Overview Everett Lee Hunt served on the faculty and administration of Swarthmore College from 1925 to 1956. The collection contains speeches and articles by Hunt (and some others) on topics such as Swarthmore College life, Frank Aydelotte, and College traditions, ranging 1935-1973.

Edward H. Magill Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-D02
Overview This collection contains the official and personal correspondences, genealogical material on the Magill family, and related manuscripts of Edward Hicks Magill, second president of Swarthmore College (1871-1889).

John W. Nason Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-D08
Overview In June 1940 at the age of thirty-five, John W. Nason (1905-2001) became the eighth president of Swarthmore College. A strong proponent of the Honors Program, he continued the mission of academic excellence established by Frank Aydelotte while adapting the campus to the pressures of World War. The first series of this collection, 1927-1965, contains John W.Nason's official correspondence and correspondence with faculty. There is also one box of reports collected by Nason's Vice President James...

Edward Parrish Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-D01
Overview This collection contains miscellaneous correspondence of Edward Parrish, first president of Swarthmore College (1864-1871).

Courtney C. Smith Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-D09
Overview Courtney C. Smith (1916-1969) was the ninth president of Swarthmore College, from 1953 to his death. The collection contains his official correspondence including correspondence with faculty. It includes extensive material on the controversy surrounding the construction of The Blue Route, Interstate Highway 476.

Joseph Swain Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-D06
Overview This collection contains the official and personal correspondences and related papers of Joseph Swain, sixth president of Swarthmore College (1891-1921). He was notable for presiding over the development of the college into a top-ranked academic institution.