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Archives & Manuscripts

Swarthmore Alumni Association records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-R1

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a variety of bound volumes, manuscripts, and printed items from the Swarthmore Alumni Association and related regional alumni groups. Included are meeting minutes, correspondence, publications, brochures, mailings, and directories for a variety of organizations of Swarthmore College Alumni, both in the Philadelphia area and elsewhere. The documents focus on the organizations' efforts to aid current students and to provide interactive opportunities for alumni and parents to stay involved in the College and in the alumni community. These records span the years from 1882, when the Swarthmore Alumni Association was founded, until 1990.

The collection is organized into thirteen series, based on document type or subgroup (often geographically based). Note that the documents of this collection come from a spectrum of associations and organizations, and these series do not necessarily represent a categorization strictly by organization.
  1. Minutes, By-Laws, and Charters
  2. Financial Records
  3. Directories
  4. Programs
  5. Publications
  6. Miscellaneous
  7. New York Alumni Associations
  8. Philadelphia Alumni Associations
  9. Western Alumni Associations
  10. Washington, D.C. Alumni Associations
  11. Mid-West Alumni Associations
  12. Northern New Jersey Alumni Associations
  13. Other Alumnae Groups

Dates

  • 1882 - 1990

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 Curator. Permission for publication is given on behalf 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

The Swarthmore Alumni Association, founded in 1882, engages Swarthmore graduates in activities that support current students, alumni, and Swarthmore College. The organization is governed by the Alumni Council and receives support from the Swarthmore College Alumni Office. The Alumni Association and the Alumni Office coordinate events such as Alumni Weekend, national and international gatherings, and alumni travel. The Swarthmore Alumni Association has ties to regional alumni organizations, as well. Regional organizations represented in this collection include the Swarthmore Women's Club of New York, the New York Swarthmore College Association, the Swarthmore Club of New York, the Swarthmore Alumnae Club of Philadelphia, the Swarthmore Club of Philadelphia, and the Western Swarthmore Club. It is still active.

Extent

5.6 Linear Feet (13 document boxes and 1 oversized box)

Language

English

Overview

The Swarthmore Alumni Association, founded in 1882 and still active, engages Swarthmore graduates in activities that support current students, alumni, and Swarthmore College. The Swarthmore Alumni Association records, 1882-1990, include meeting minutes, correspondence, publications, brochures, mailings, and directories for a variety of organizations of Swarthmore College Alumni, both in the Philadelphia area and elsewhere.
Author
FHL staff
Date
2017
Description rules
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