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Archives & Manuscripts

Swarthmore (Pa.) -- History

 Subject
Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Friendly Open House Records, 1954-1996

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG7-007
Overview Friendly Open House was a senior citizens group founded in 1949 in Swarthmore, Pa., under the name "Older Persons Open House." In 1951, the name was changed to Friendly Open House. The group met in the Swarthmore Presbyterian Church with financial support from other local churches and organizations. The purpose was to provide stimulating programs and offer various activities and projects. The final meeting was in May 1996. An women's all-volunteer Sponsor Committee organized the program.
Dates: 1954-1996

Dave Narbeth Swarthmore History presentation collection

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG7-019
Overview Contains the script, slides, VHS tape, and DVD generated from Dave Narbeth's 1975 presentation on the history of Swarthmore Borough, Pa.
Dates: 1975-1992

Russell-Pownall-Walton Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-280
Overview Journals, correspondence, and miscellaneous papers of the Russell, Pownall and Walton families of Pennsylvania. Of particular interest is material relating to the Swarthmore Chatauqua and to Swarthmore College.
Dates: 1839-1983

Swarthmore College Lantern Slide and Glass Plate Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-PA-198
Overview The collection of Swarthmore College lantern slides contains historic images of the College and Borough of Swarthmore and photographs of College events and activities. The core of the collection was the selection presented by Professor George A. Hoadley at the Alumni Banquet on June 9, 1917. An avid amateur photographer, he served as the president of the Swarthmore College Camera Club which sponsored an annual lantern slide exhibition. The lantern slides were created from a number of sources...
Dates: 1897 - 1931

Writings related to the Early History of Swarthmore College

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-245
Abstract This collection of correspondence and reminiscences concerns the early history of Swarthmore College including its founding, formative years, and student life.
Dates: 1869-1956

Swarthmore Tree Committee Records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG7-021
Overview The Swarthmore Tree Committee was mandated by the borough of Swarthmore to fulfill the responsibilities of a Shade Tree Commission. The Tree Committee was created in 1971. The records include the mandate from the Borough of Swarthmore, minutes, and miscellaneoous papers.
Dates: 1977-2004