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Archives & Manuscripts

J.William Frost Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-253

Scope and Contents

Sylllabi and other materials from the courses taught by Dr. Frost at Swarthmore College, his writings, miscellaneous correspondence, and other papers.

Dates

  • 1966-2004

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 writing to the Curator. 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

J. William (Jerry) Frost, Emeritus Howard M. and Charles F. Jenkins Professor of Quaker History and Research, Swarthmore College, was born in Muncie, Indiana. He earned a BA at DePauw University, Greencastle, Ind., 1962, did postgraduate work at Yale Divinity School, 1962-63, and was awarded a M.A. (1965) and Ph.D (1968) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Jerry was an Instructor and Assistant Professor of History at Vassar College from 1967-1973.

He taught in the History and Religion departments of Swarthmore College from 1973 until his retirement in 2001. He also served as the Director of the Friends Historical Library and the Swarthmore College Peace Collection during that period, and was instrumental in the establishment of the Peace and Conflict Studies Concentration at the College.

The author of many books and articles and lecturer on Quaker history and peace studies, Jerry Frost's work has profoundly influenced the understanding of Quaker History and the advancement of Peace and Conflict Studies.

Extent

3.5 Linear Feet (5 boxes)

Language

English

Overview

Papers of J. William (Jerry) Frost, Emeritus Howard M. and Charles F. Jenkins Professor of Quaker History and Research, Swarthmore College.

Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit, Swarthmore College

Gift of J.William Frost

Separated Materials

Correspondence of J. William Frost as Director of Friends Historical Library may be found in RG4 Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College.

Processing Information

J. William Frost Papers processed by Charlotte Blandford, Administrative Assistant, Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College.
Title
An Inventory of the J.William Frost Papers, 1973-2004
Author
Finding Aid Prepared by FHL staff
Date
2006
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Undetermined
Script of description
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Language of description note
English

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