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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 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.

Swarthmore College Dance Program records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-J02
Overview At Swarthmore classes in dance technique have been offered as part of the physical education curriculum for men and women since the 1940s. The study of dance at Swarthmore College became part of the performing arts program in the late 1970s and was established as a major and minor in course and Honors in 1999. The collection contains materials relating to the the Swarthmore Folk Festival and other folk dance activities at Swarthmore (known as the "Co-Ed Dance Club"), as well as documents dating...

Swarthmore College Dean's Office records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-M004
Overview The Dean of Students oversees vital aspects of student life, including pre-major academic advising, career services, health and psychological services, residential life, multicultural initiatives, and social and extracurricular activities. The Swarthmore College Dean's Office records, circa 1871-2005, include correspondence files, meeting minutes, reports, clippings from the student newspaper ("The Phoenix") and other publications, and other documents pertaining to student life on campus and...

Debate Board Records (Swarthmore College)

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-Q026
Overview In 1903, the Oratorical Association, together with College faculty, invited representatives from preparative schools to compete in an Interscholastic Oratorical Contest held at Swarthmore College. Within a few years, public high schools were also invited to compete. In June 1903, Professor Pearson was elected president of the Swarthmore College Debate Board. The collection includes one bound volume containing the minutes of the Debate Board, 1903-1922, and literature and scoring of the...

Delphic Literary Society Records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-Q002
Overview The Delphic Literary Society was a Swarthmore College men's literary society established in 1874. In 1913, the group merged with the Eunomian Society to became the Athenaeum. Records include the Delphic Literary Society's constitution, histories of the group, minutes, library and financial records, censor's accounts, miscellaneous papers and scattered issues from 1890 to 1902 of the Delphic Chronicle and Delphic Oracle.

Delta Sigma Rho membership book

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-Q027
Overview Delta Sigma Rho was a collegiate honor society devoted to the promotion of public speaking (forensics). It was founded in 1906. This small collection contains one bound volume of membership records of members of the Swarthmore Chapter, ca. 1915-1929. Also the debate schedule for Swarthmore College 1903-1922, with debate topics.

Delta Upsilon (Swarthmore College Chapter) Records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-Q014
Overview Contains records of Delta Upsilon fraternity (Swarthmore College Chapter). Includes published and a small amount of manuscript materials, 1894-1991.

Swarthmore College employee photographs

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SPA-207
Overview This collection consists of photographs of Swarthmore College faculty, staff, administrators, and Board Members, from the time of the College's founding into the 21st century. Photographs collected by the Friends Historical Library from various sources internal and external to the College.

Eunomian Literary Society Records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-Q003
Overview The Eunomian Literary Society was a men's debating and speaking club founded at Swarthmore College, Pa., in 1871. In 1913, the group merged with the Delphic Literary Society, forming the Athenaeum. Records include minutes from 1871 to May 1913. Also includes printed copies of the constitution and by-laws and correspondence from 1872 to 1900.

Swarthmore College faculty and staff committees records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-L3
Overview From an initial set of four standing committees of the faculty in 1881, the set of standing and ad-hoc committees of the faculty and staff at Swarthmore College has grown to include dozens of committees. The Swarthmore College faculty and staff committees records, circa 1900-2015, include committee meeting minutes, reports, correspondence, and related documents, arranged alphabetically by committee name.