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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:

Gertrude Gilmore Lafore letters received

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-R3-011
Overview Gertrude Gilmore Lafore (1905-1993) was an alumna of Swarthmore College and a nursery school teacher based in Moylan, Pa. The bulk of the Gertrude Gilmore Lafore letters received date from 1928 to 1933 and are personal in nature, although there are also letters relating to her education, employment, and finances. There are a few letters from later years, and a couple photographs.
Dates: circa 1890-1944; Majority of material found within 1928 - 1933

Eugene M. Lang papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-R3-009
Overview Eugene M. Lang (1919-2017) was an American businessman and philanthropist, known for founding an innovative intellectual property firm and for his support of higher education. A 1938 graduate of Swarthmore College, Lang served on the Board of Managers for decades and was one of its most generous donors. This collection consists primarily of letters between Eugene M. Lang and his wife Theresa, from 1944 (shortly before their marriage) into the 1960s, while Eugene was travelling extensively...
Dates: 1919 - 2012

Olga Lang Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-L8-007
Overview Olga Lang (1897-1992) was a Russian Jew and Communist who lived in Nazi Germany, China, and, eventually, the United States. She taught Russian at Swarthmore College in the 1960s. After retiring from Swarthmore, she affiliated with Columbia University. The collection contains two versions of her unpublished manuscript “My Life in Germany Before and After January 30, 1933,” and correspondence pertaining thereto, with some additional miscellaneous documents.
Dates: 1940 - 1980

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

Pauline Marshall Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-L8-008
Overview Pauline Marshall was a serials specialist in McCabe Library of Swarthmore College and active on college staff committees. She retired in the late 1990s. The collection contains papers concerning Swarthmore College’s Equal Opportunity Action Committee.
Dates: 1971-1990

James Michener (Class of 1973) Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-R3-006
Overview James Michener, Class of 1973, attended Swarthmore College after serving in the U.S. Army in Asia twice during the Vietnam War. One of his letters was included in the book Letters from Vietnam (Random House, 2004) by Bill Adler. His experiences in the service drew him back to the region after graduation, where he has lived since 1987. This collection draws from his writings and correspondence with teacher Kingdon Swayne, a retired diplomat whose principal postings were in Asia.
Dates: 1998 - 2004

James A. Michener ('29) Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-R3-005
Overview James A. Michener (1907-1997, Swarthmore College class of 1929) was a bestselling American author of more than four dozen books. His first, Tales of the South Pacific and published when he was 40, won the Pulitzer Prize. The bulk of this collection is clippings about James A. Michener and foreign stamps collected by him.
Dates: 1890 - 2012

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...
Dates: 1927-1965

Edward Parrish Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-D01
Overview This collection contains miscellaneous correspondence of Edward Parrish, first president of Swarthmore College (1864-1871).
Dates: 1859-1872

J. Roland Pennock Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-L8-011
Overview Roland Pennock was a prominent professor of Political Science at Swarthmore College where he taught from 1932 to 1976. This collection contains memorial letters which were received by the college following his death in 1995; writings including journal articles, speeches, contributions to reference publications, and reviews of his books; and his papers concerning the College committees on which he served, including Educational Policy, Divestment, and Honors.
Dates: 1930-1995