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Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
Overview This small volume contains songs and poems collected by Thomas S. Downing Jr. (1852–1926) during his time at Haverford College. Downing, the son of a prosperous farmer in West Whiteland, Chester County, Pennsylvania, attended Haverford from 1869 through 1872. After graduating, Downing returned to Chester County and became a farmer. Various Haverford students wrote verses in Downing's songbook, some traditional and some original compositions. They cover a wide variety of topics and offer...
Dates: 1869–1872, 1882
Overview The Francis Barton Gummere songbook and notebooks consists of three volumes of papers created by Gummere. There is a songbook created during his time at Haverford College in addition to his notebooks on Germanic life and the philosphy of Baruch Spinoza.
Dates: 1869 - 1889
Overview This album contains about ten entries of autographs that were pasted into a volume between 1868 and 1871. These entries contain people's names and sometimes the date and their college affiliation. Most of the entries in this album are song lyrics. At the bottom of the lyrics are names of Haverford students, the year the lyrics were added to the album, their graduation year, and their hometown.
Overview The collection contains one songbook written by Walter Willits Pharo during his time at Haverford College, which was from 1871 to 1875. He compiled a number of songs during his time at the college before going on to become an iron manufacturer.
Dates: 1872 - 1874
Overview The collection contains William Reese's letters from and to Glee Club Members, a brochure of a Glee Club Alumni concert in honor of Reese and Haverford College Glee Club songbook edited by Reese.
Dates: 1947 - 1989
Scope and Contents The Songbook Collection houses the student songbooks published by Bryn Mawr College. This collection, which dates from 1889 to 2017, consists of printed booklets, published bound books, printed sheets, and handwritten sheets with annotations and music notations, evidencing the tradition of oral songs and singing in Bryn Mawr College undergraduate student life. The collection is not a full run of songbooks from every year, but contains a sampling of songbooks from every decade with large gaps in...
Dates: 1889 - 2017
Scope and Contents These two volumes contains handwritten song lyrics compiled by Edward M. Wistar and his classmates during his time at Haverford in the early 1870s. Some are specific to Haverford, while many were other popular songs of the time. Some of the entries were made by classmates of Wistar and include signatures, the date, and the school of the person writing. In the back of the second volume there is an index of the classes of 1871 and 1871 listing the names of the people who signed, the name of the...