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Ash-Schofield Family Papers

Identifier: SFHL-RG5-004
Overview Samuel Shinn Ash and his wife, Sarah Jane Schofield Ash, were prominent Quakers, active in a variety of philanthropic activities, including anti-slavery, peace, temperance, women's rights, and education. Samuel Shinn Ash was apprenticed as an engineer and machinist and worked in manufacturing. This collection consists of family papers, manuscript letters and memorabilia, largely of a domestic nature. Includes some descriptions of Meetings and religious journeys, of the early struggles of Samuel...
Dates: 1796 - 1933; Majority of material found within 1833 - 1912

Balderston Family Papers

Identifier: SFHL-RG5-299
Overview The collection contains correspondence of the family of C. Canby Balderston, a prominent Quaker and businessman. He served with the Friends Relief Service and the Relief Commission for Belgium during WWI and both of his sons, Frederick Emery Balderston and Robert W. Balderston, were COs in WWII, working as ambulance drivers. Frederick E. Balderston (1923-2007) married Judith Braude (1926-1993) in 1949. A significant part of the collection consists of her childhood and college correspondence...
Dates: 1853-1949

Rebecca Chopp papers

Identifier: SFHL-RG6-D14
Overview Rebecca Chopp was the 14th President of Swarthmore College (2009-2014). She is a well-known scholar of religion and American culture. While at Swarthmore, Chopp researched changing structures and cultures of higher education, the role of liberal arts in a democratic society, and religion and higher education. She resigned from Swarthmore College in 2014 to become the 18th Chancellor of the University of Denver. This collection includes correspondence, speech texts, and other documents from...
Dates: 2009-2015

Friends Historical Library collected miscellaneous lantern slides, glass negatives, and other formats

Identifier: SFHL-PA-199
Overview This collection contains assorted lantern slides from various sources and places. These include: Joseph Schmoe Collection; Spence Etchings; National Parks; George A. Hoadley Travel Collection; Flowers and Gardens; Unidentified and uncategorized Swarthmore Borough Gardens
Dates: 1890 - 1930

George A. Hoadley photograph collection

Identifier: SFHL-PA-213
Dates: Majority of material found in early 20th century

Dora Anne Gilbert Papers

Identifier: SFHL-RG5-050
Overview Dora Ann Gilbert (1869-1964), was Quaker librarian and genealogist from Chester, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Swarthmore College in 1893. The collection contains chiefly biographical and genealogical materials relating to the Gilbert, Strickland, Trego, and allied families, together with memorabilia relating to Swarthmore College Class of 1893, of which Gilbert was a member.
Dates: 1893-1958

Jesse Herman Holmes Papers

Identifier: SFHL-RG5-064
Overview Jesse Herman Holmes (1864-1942), was a Quaker philosophy professor at Swarthmore College, 1900-1937. Holmes was an active participant in AFSC relief after World War I, travelling to oversee work in reconstruction throughout Europe. Holmes was the president of the National Federation of Religious Liberals and an active member of the Socialist party. Collection contains correspondence, biographical data, writings, and sermons. Also audio cassettes of reminiscences of friends, former students, and...
Dates: 1905-1973

Asa M. Janney family papers

 Collection — Container: Box 1
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-310
Overview The collection consists of correspondence and other papers of the Virginia Quaker family of Asa M. Janney. The letters contain family news and note Quaker concerns and activities. Of special interest are letters from Asa's older brother, Samuel M. Janney, noted Quaker minister, author and abolitionist. Also included are an account book of Janney's Forest Mills flour mill, 1860-1862; a Swarthmore College student notebook kept by his grandson, Thomas Janney Brown; and a notebook of genealogy...
Dates: 1831 - 1950

E. Mae Myers papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-301
Overview The collection contains diaries and memorabilia of E. Mae Myers (1879-1953), a Quaker educator and graduate of the Martin Academy and Swarthmore College.
Dates: 1896 - 1942

Charles Palmer Papers

Identifier: SFHL-RG5-112
Overview Charles Palmer (1863-1966) was a Quaker teacher, lawyer, and real estate broker from Chester, Pennsylvania. The collection includes family correspondence, including that of Palmer as a student at Swarthmore College, diaries of Palmer's father, Lewis Palmer (1837-1917), mother, Hannah H. Palmer (1836-1917), and other family members in Chester and Delaware counties, Pa., account books, business and legal papers, essays, poetry, clippings, memorabilia, and other papers. Includes material relating...
Dates: 1829-1942

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Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 1
Ash, Samuel S. (Samuel Shinn), 1829-1911 1
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Balderston, Anna Elizabeth Marshall, 1856-1925 1
Balderston, C. Canby (Balderston, C. Canby (Caleb Canby), 1897-1979 ) 1
Balderston, John Lloyd, 1849-1921 1
Balderston, Judith Braude, 1926-1993 1
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Brown, Lydia Neal Janney, 1844-1925 1
Child, Mary H. (Mary Hough), 1803-1874 1
Chopp, Rebecca S., -1952 1
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Dora Anne Gilbert (1869-1864) 1
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Janney, Asa M., 1802-1877 1
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Jenkins, Mary Ash, 1875-1948 1
Kay, Mary Lou (FHL donor) 1
Lawrence, Lee and Paul (FHL donor) 1
MacMillan, Donald Baxter, -1874 1
McKee, Mary Lou (FHL donor) 1
Miller, John Anthony, 1859-1946 1
Myers, Albert Cook 1
Myers, E. Mae (Emma Mae Myers), 1879-1953 1
Palmer, Charles, 1863-1966 1
Palmer, Hannah H., 1836-1917 1
Palmer, Lewis, 1837-1917 1
Palmer, Samuel C., Jr. (FHL donor) 1
Palmer, Samuel Copeland 1
Parrish, Dillwyn, 1809-1886 1
Schmoe, Joseph 1
Schofield Normal and Industrial School (Aiken, S.C.) 1
Schofield, Lydia A. (Lydia Ann), 1835-1909 1
Schofield, Martha 1
Schofield, Oliver W. (Oliver Wilson), 1806-1852 1
Scull, David Hutchinson, 1914-1983 1
Sharp, Benjamin, 1858-1915 1
Sharp, Rebecca, 1823-1853 1
Sharp, Virginia Mae Guild 1
Stabler, Edward, 1769-1831 1
Strickland family 1
Swarthmore College. Advocacy Training Group Project 1
Swarthmore College. Astronomy Department 1
Swarthmore College. Class of 1893 1
Swarthmore College. Peace and Conflict Studies 1
Tolles, Frederick Barnes, 1915-1975 1
Trego family 1
Vail, James L. (James Lindley) 1
Wahl, Albert John, 1909-1996 1
Wexler, Lydia Valentine (FHL donor) 1
Wister, John C. (John Caspar), 1887-1982 1
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