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Edgar Zavitz Palmer Meeting House Research Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-113

Scope and Contents

This collection includes correspondence and other material relating to Edgar Zavitz Palmer's activities in collecting pictures (mostly photographs) of Quaker meeting houses in the U.S. and around the world.

Dates

  • 1946-1974

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

Edgar Zavitz Palmer (1898-1977) was a graduate of Swarthmore College, Class of 1919. and a professor of economics at the University of Kentucky.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (1 box (and index drawers))

Language

English

Overview

Edgar Zavitz Palmer (1898-1977) was a graduate of Swarthmore College, Class of 1919. and a professor of economics at the University of Kentucky. This collection includes correspondence and other material relating to Palmer's activities in collecting pictures (mostly photographs) of Quaker meeting houses in the U.S. and around the world.

Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donor: Opal Y. Palmer, 1978

Separated Materials

The following material, originally part of the collection, has been removed and recatalogued:
  1. Pictures collected by Palmer are housed in the repository's Picture Collection.
  2. Articles and clippings were put in Pamphlet Groups, directories in PG 1, maps in map collection.

Processing Information

Processed by FHL staff. Pictures collected by Edgar Z. Palmer were transferred to the FHL Picture Collection. Most were placed in the Meeting House File, though the large slide collection has become PA 41. In addition reference material such as clippings, articles, maps, and directories were transferred to the appropriate FHL collection.
Title
An Inventory of the Edgar Zavitz Palmer Meeting House Research Papers, 1946-1974
Author
FHL staff
Date
1978
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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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