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Archives & Manuscripts

Dora Anne Gilbert Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-050

Scope and Contents

The collection contains chiefly biographical and genealogical materials relating to the Gilbert, Strickland, Trego, and allied families, together with memorabilia relating to Swarthmore College Class of 1893, of which Gilbert was a member.

Dates

  • 1893-1958

Creator

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Collection is open for research.

Copyright and Rights Information

Copyright has not been assigned to Friends Historical Library All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in to the Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Friends Historical Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by reader.

Biographical / Historical

Dora Anne Gilbert, Swarthmore College alumna of the Class of 1893, was born in 1869 and died 12/2/1964. She lived in Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, was a member of Chester Monthly Meeting, and a librarian at the Lindsay Law Library in Chester;

Her parents grew up in Byberry, Pennsylvania. Until 1904, her father directed the Gilbert Academy, which was located at 9th St. and Potter Ave. in Chester, Pa. Miss Gilbert had no direct descendents, and her papers were given to the FHL by her close friend Elizabeth R. Lester.

Extent

0.42 Linear Feet (1 box (ca. 100 items)

Language

English

Overview

Dora Ann Gilbert (1869-1964), was Quaker librarian and genealogist from Chester, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Swarthmore College in 1893. The collection contains chiefly biographical and genealogical materials relating to the Gilbert, Strickland, Trego, and allied families, together with memorabilia relating to Swarthmore College Class of 1893, of which Gilbert was a member.

Arrangement

The collection is divided into four series:
  1. Manuscript biographical and genealogical material
  2. Memorabilia
  3. Pictures
  4. Printed reference material

Physical Location

For current information on the location of materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donor: Elizabeth R. Lester, 1964, 1965

Gift of Elizabeth R. Lester, 1964, 1965, who was a close friend.

Separated Materials

The following materials have been removed from the collection and recatalogued:
  1. Phoenix, Vol. 13, Com. No., 6mo. 1893. (See Swarthmore College Archives, RG 6, Student Publications.)
  2. Class of 1893 reunion minutes, 1938; 1943 (also program folder, typewritten copy of verses by Dora Anne Gilbert, 2 snapshots); 1958 verses by Dora Anne Gilbert. (See Swarthmore College Archives, RG 6, Series 10, Alumni papers.)
  3. Scrapbook (Swarthmore College memorabilia). See Swarthmore College Archives, RG 6, Series 10, pkg., Box 12c.1

Processing Information

Collection was partially processed when received, then sorted and placed in a document box and placed in RG5. A folder of reunion minutes, memorabilia, and photos of the Swarthmore College class of 1893, were transferred to Swarthmore College Archives, RG6, in Series 10, Alumni Papers.

Creator

Title
An Inventory of the Dora Anne Gilbert Papers (1893-1958)
Author
FHL staff
Date
1965
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English
Sponsor
Encoding made possible by a grant by the Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation to the Philadelphia Consortium of Special Collections Libraries

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