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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 138 Collections and/or Records:

Robert C. Brooks Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-L8-004
Overview Robert Clarkson Brooks (1874-1941) was a Professor of Economics at Swarthmore College from 1904-1908 and Joseph Wharton Professor of Political Science from 1912. The collection includes personal papers, including letters to a student, and lecture notes for various courses in political science.
Dates: 1906-1940

Rebecca Chopp papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-D14
Overview Rebecca Chopp was the 14th President of Swarthmore College (2009-2014). She is a well-known scholar of religion and American culture. While at Swarthmore, Chopp researched changing structures and cultures of higher education, the role of liberal arts in a democratic society, and religion and higher education. She resigned from Swarthmore College in 2014 to become the 18th Chancellor of the University of Denver. This collection includes correspondence, speech texts, and other documents from...
Dates: 2009-2015

Morris L. Clothier papers on Swarthmore College

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-R3-008
Overview Morris Lewis Clothier (1868-1947) was a businessman associated with Strawbridge & Clothier department store and a Swarthmore College alum who remained involved with the college from his graduation in 1890 until his death. The Morris L. Clothier papers on Swarthmore College, 1885-1948, consist of coursework, ephemera, nostalgic memorials, photographs, and other papers relating to Morris L. Clothier's time as a Swarthmore student and his involvement with alumni activities.
Dates: 1885-1948

Joseph Conard Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-L8-005
Overview Joseph Conard (1911-1965) was a Professor of Economics at Swarthmore College from about 1949 until his early death in 1965. The collection contains his economics papers, lecture notes, and reading lists.
Dates: 1949-1963

David S. Cowden Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-L8-013
Overview Collection contains four unpublished manuscripts by David S. Cowden who taught English literature at Swarthmore College from 1949 until his death in May 1983. He was a 1942 graduate of Swarthmore College.
Dates: 1957-1981

Robert D. Cross Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-D10
Overview Contains official presidential papers and faculty papers, the bulk of which are correspondence, of Robert D. Cross, ninth president of Swarthmore College (1969-1971). The boxes are arranged into two series, General Correspondence and Faculty Correspondence.
Dates: 1969-1974

Alzina Stone Dale Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-R3-007
Overview This collection primarily contains records related to the writing and publishing of Alzina Stone Dale’s book, When the Postwar World was New. The book was based on her 1952 trip diary of her summer spent in Finland working at an AFSC work camp and the letters she wrote home.
Dates: 1939 - 2012; Majority of material found within 1997 - 2008

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.
Dates: 1961 - 1965

John T. Diebold scrapbooks

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-R3-002
Overview The American businessman John T. Diebold, founder of the Diebold Group, Inc. and author of the management classic Automation, was a graduate of Swarthmore College (class of 1949). This collection consists of 89 scrapbooks carefully constructed by Diebold to document his life and the major events of his business career and personal life.
Dates: 1880 - 1999; Majority of material found within 1937 - 1999

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.
Dates: 1879 - 1881