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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:

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).
Dates: 1891-1898

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...
Dates: 1892 - 1939

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).
Dates: 1867-1907

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.
Dates: 1891-1921

Swarthmore Alumni Association records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-R1
Overview The Swarthmore Alumni Association, founded in 1882 and still active, engages Swarthmore graduates in activities that support current students, alumni, and Swarthmore College. The Swarthmore Alumni Association records, 1882-1990, include meeting minutes, correspondence, publications, brochures, mailings, and directories for a variety of organizations of Swarthmore College Alumni, both in the Philadelphia area and elsewhere.
Dates: 1882 - 1990

Swarthmore College Board of Managers Records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-C
Overview Includes the records that document the work of the Board of Managers of Swarthmore College beginning in 1862, together with the records of the Board of Managers of the Friends Educational Association (1862). Also included are the records of committees appointed by the Board to oversee the operation of the College from its founding to the present. Records consist of minutes, committees of the Board, lists of members, resolutions, reports, papers of individual members of the Board, and secondary...
Dates: 1862 - 2018

Swarthmore College Corporation Records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-B
Overview Collection contains the records that document the founding of Swarthmore College, its preceding bodies and founding committees, Charter and amendments, records of stockholders and stockholders’ associations, the Incorporators and the first Board of Managers. Records consist of minutes of the Corporation, letters, books of stock certificates and ledgers.
Dates: 1854-1964 (bulk 1854-1911)

Swarthmore College financial records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-G
Overview The Swarthmore College financial records include materials from the college's Treasurer, Development Office, Finance Office, committees of the Board of Managers, and other entities of the college. Included are bookkeeping records for college finances, student tuition records, both printed and handwritten fundraising materials, and more.
Dates: 1864-1999

Swarthmore College property records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-F
Overview The Swarthmore College property records include real estate and building appraisals; deeds, mortgages, and leases; reports by Swarthmore committees and external consultants; administrative documents such as budgets and correspondence; blueprints, maps, and plans; and other records pertaining to college buildings and grounds, construction and maintenance, and utilities and resource use.
Dates: 1687-1993

Somerville Literary Society Records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-Q001
Overview The Somerville Literary Society was a women students' literary organization founded at Swarthmore College in 1871. The purposes of the organization were to discuss literature, strengthen the friendship between its members, and prepare them for the wider field of action and influence opening to women, according to the group's constitution. The collection contains the records of the Somerville Literary Society, including constitution, minutes, financial papers,...
Dates: 1871-1978