Collection of records from the Office of Theodore Friend while he was President of Swarthmore College. Consists primarily of topical files related to faculty, staff, board members, and others. Includes minutes and correspondence of the Board of Managers, campus and student activities and issues, as well as facilities and college services, such as the health center, development, and grants and scholarship funds. There is also material related to political and governmental issues like South Africa divestment, equal opportunity employment, and affirmative action employment. Other records include correspondence related to committees such as the Council on Educational Policy and the Curriculum Committee, minutes of the "Three Colleges" from 1949-1972, staff meeting minutes, notes for a 1982 course on Southeast Asia, files on the case Presseisen v. Swarthmore College, and photocopies of his research notes on Japan, Indonesia, and the Philippines.
Correspondents include: Charles Gilbert, Kendall Landis, Thomas J. Hallowell, Thomas B. McCabe, Dorothy Shoemaker McDiarmid, Michel C. Oksenberg, Marjorie Todd Simonds, William Poole, Hadassah Holcombe, Stephen G. Lax, Richard O.Turner, Barclay White, Harrison Wright, Barbara S. Smoyer, John W. Nason, Isabel Logan Lyons, Robert Browning, Edwin M. Bush Jr., Katherine Lindsley Camp, Edward K.Cratsley, Carl K. Dellmuth, Richard O. Smith, and Hildreth Strode.
Limitations on Accessing the Collection
Series 1 and 2 of the Theodore Friend Papers are closed to research until 2057.
Series 3, 4, and 5 are restricted and require the permission of the President of Swarthmore College or the Chairman of the Board of Managers of the College. Contact the repository for details.
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 to the Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the 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.