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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:

David W. Fraser papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-D12
Overview David Fraser was the 12th President of Swarthmore College (1982-1991). Trained as a physician with an emphasis on epidemiology, David W. Fraser (b. 1944) is also known as an advocate of liberal arts education, a scholar of public health, and an artist in traditional methods of textile construction. He joined Swarthmore College in 1982 after working at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, and resigned from Swarthmore in 1991 to to head the Social Welfare Department at the Aga Khan Secretariat....

Theodore Friend Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-D11
Overview Theodore Friend was President of Swarthmore College from 1973 to 1982. He is a teacher, historian, and novelist. His books include Indonesian Destinies (Harvard University Press, 2003) and Between Two Empires: The Ordeal of the Philippines (Yale University Press, 1965). He is President Emeritus of the Eisenhower Fellowship and a senior fellow of the Foreign Policy Research Institute.

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).

1992 "Halcyon" (Swarthmore College yearbook) photographs

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-PA-133
Overview This collection consists of the photographs that were used to produce the 1992 version of the "Halcyon," the Swarthmore College yearbook.

Walter Holt photographs of Swarthmore College

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-PA-178
Overview Walter Holt, a Media, Pa., professional photographer, was commissioned by Swarthmore College from 1965-1995. He photographed Commencements and Inaugurations, Alumni days, and other special events as well as campus scenes and student and faculty portraits.

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...

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.

Leandre Jackson photographs of Black student life at Swarthmore College

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-PA-179
Overview Leandre Jackson, a professional photographer, graduated from Swarthmore College in 1975 and served as Director of Swarthmore's Black Cultural Center 1975-1977 (full time from 1975-1976 and part time from 1976-1977. This collection consist of photographs taken by Leandre Jackson and displayed in a February 2015 exhibition at the Swarthmore College Library entitled "Proof of Black Life."

Ralph Keyes collection on Robert "Tiny" Maxwell

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-R3-012
Overview Robert "Tiny" Maxwell (1884-1922) was an influential college and professional football player who attended Swarthmore College from 1904-1906. In 1984, Ralph Keyes wrote an article about Maxwell for Sports Illustrated. This collection consists primarily of photocopied newspaper clippings and other research materials assembled by Ralph Keyes for his article. Of special note are a small collection of original photographs of Tiny Maxwell, from his boyhood,...