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Barbara Bernhardt Swarthmore Schools Papers

Identifier: SFHL-RG7-023

Scope and Contents

The collection contains the school papers of Barbara Bernhardt of Swarthmore, Pa., who attended the local public schools from elementary through high school.


  • Circa 1950-1960


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

The Swarthmore School District, Delaware County, Pa., was created in 1893 with the incorporation of the Borough of Swarthmore. The District merged with Rutledge in 1955. In 1971, the Swarthmore-Rutledge School District was consolidated with Nether Providence School District to form the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District. The merger was completed in 1983 with the opening of Strath Haven High School.


2 Linear Feet (4 boxes)




Barbara Bernhardt was raised in the Borough of Swarthmore, Pa., and attended the local public schools from elementary through high school. She saved many of her workbooks and papers. They provide a perspective into the coursework and standards of mid-twentieth century public education in Pennsylvania.


The collection arranged chronologically.

Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donor: Barbard Bernhardt, Acc. SHS 2016.005

Processing Information

The papers were organized by the donor. The original order was retained and her folders were replaced with acid free folders.
An Inventory of the Barbara Bernhardt Swarthmore Schools Papers
Susanna Morikawa
June 2016
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