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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:

Swarthmore College Book and Key Records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-Q005
Overview Book and Key was a senior men's honor society that was active at Swarthmore College from 1906 to 1957. The collection contains the records of the Book and Key and the Temple Trust Association including by-laws, history, minutes, financial papers, correspondence, scrapbooks, a large Bible, and a large plaque.

Swarthmore College Bulletin photographs

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-PA-078
Overview The Swarthmore College Bulletin is the official alumni magazine of Swarthmore College. This collection consists of photographs assembled for use in the magazine, some of which were ultimately published and some of which were not. Most of these are color photographs.

Swarthmore College Camera Club Records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-Q028
Overview The Swarthmore Camera Club was student organization devoted to the study of photography. It sponsored an annual Lantern Slide Exhibition beginning in 1894 for which the participants took the photographs and manufactured the slides for presentation. This small collection contains a volume of minutes, 1896-1902, with some financial records and program..

Swarthmore College Career Services records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-I002-A
Overview Although informal vocational lectures were offered on campus as early as 1916, it was not until 1938 that a formalized vocational guidance and job placement program was instituted at Swarthmore College. Initially, support was provided to male students through the Alumni Office and to female students through the Women's Student Government Association. The gender-segregated programs were later consolidated into a single Career Planning and Placement Office, today known as the Office of Career...

Chi Omega Fraternity Records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-Q019
Overview Chi Omega Sorority, Gamma Alpha Chapter of Swarthmore College, was chartered in April 1919. This small collection contains membership cards and initiation stubs, 1919-1931.

Swarthmore College Civilian Foreign Service Training Program records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-J03
Overview During World War II, Swarthmore College offered relief and reconstruction training programs, initially at the graduate level for men in the Civilian Public Service (CPS), and later as an undergraduate major. This collection consists of meeting minutes, correspondence, syllabi, reports, and other documents relating to Civilian Foreign Service (CFS) training programs at colleges and universities, particularly the CFS program at Swarthmore. The collection was compiled by J. Roland Pennock, a...

Swarthmore College classes records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-R4
Overview Contains materials pertinent to each class, such as: class business records (constitution, accounts, meeting minutes); clippings; correspondence with Alumni Office; reunion planning materials; reunion yearbooks; class day materials (programs, speeches); commencement materials (press releases, information about honorary degree recipients, commencement speaker speeches/remarks); and more.

Swarthmore Committee Opposed to Registration and the Draft (CORD) artwork

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-Q038
Overview This collection consists of twelve paintings created by Swarthmore College students as an expression of reactions to the Gulf War. The artworks were created as part of a group activity, "War Art Painting Session," sponsored by Junto and the Swarthmore Committee Opposed to Registration and the Draft (CORD).

Community Housing Project Group Records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-Q023
Overview In 1976 a group of Swarthmore College students organized to propose a communal living experience within the context of the College housing. The experiment ended after the Spring 1982 semester due to student disinterest. The collection contains proposals and studies, The Ashton House log which includes meeting minutes, informal log entries, and topics of discussion, and miscellaneous notes.

William J. Cooper Foundation Committee records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-P003
Overview The William J. Cooper Foundation provides funding for lectures, exhibits, concerts, and performances at Swarthmore College. The Cooper Foundation Committee, composed of students, faculty members, and staff members, works with members of all campus constituencies to arrange events and residencies. The William J. Cooper Foundation Committee records, 1943-1974, consists of administrative files that primarily document the committee's efforts to select, arrange, and publicize events.