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Archives & Manuscripts

Swarthmore (Pa.)

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 32 Collections and/or Records:

Barbara Bernhardt Swarthmore Schools Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG7-023
Overview 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.

Bassett-Little Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-277
Overview The collection contain papers of the Bassett and Little families who resided in Swarthmore, Pa., in the first half of the twentieth century. In the 1980s, May Virginia Bassett Little (1913-1994) created a series of family scrapbooks accompanied by short memoirs and excerpts from her diaries. Her father was a birthright Quaker, and the family had deep roots in Swarthmore College and the Borough of Swarthmore. Her husband, Ralph V. Little, Jr., (1909-2001), also was raised in Swarthmore. Their...

Alfred H. Bloom papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG6-D13
Overview Alfred H. Bloom was the 13th President of Swarthmore College (1991-2009). One of Swarthmore's longest-serving presidents, he emphasized the importance of intellectual rigor, diversity, and social responsibility on campus, and is best known for revitalizing the Honors Program and eliminating varsity football. A linguistics scholar, Bloom formerly held faculty positions at Swarthmore College and Pitzer College, and resigned from his Swarthmore Presidency to become Vice Chancellor of NYU Abu...

Chautauqua memorabilia collected by the Swarthmore Historical Society

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Identifier: SFHL-RG7-006
Overview The Chautauqua movement grew out of the American Lyceum and had its beginnings in 1874 at Chautauqua Lake, New York. In the late 1800s, this movement to provide entertainment and education to the American public was extended by circuit Chautauquas which expanded its influence from coast to coast. The Swarthmore Chautauqua was the youngest of the circuits and was founded in 1912 by Paul M. Pearson of Swarthmore College. This small collection of Chautauqua memorabilia contains programs, news...

Rebecca Chopp papers

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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...

David W. Fraser papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG6-D12
Overview David Fraser was the 12th President of Swarthmore College (1982-1991). Trained as a physician with an emphasis on epidemiology, David W. Fraser (b. 1944) is also known as an advocate of liberal arts education, a scholar of public health, and an artist in traditional methods of textile construction. He joined Swarthmore College in 1982 after working at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, and resigned from Swarthmore in 1991 to to head the Social Welfare Department at the Aga Khan Secretariat....

Theodore Friend Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG6-D11
Overview Theodore Friend was President of Swarthmore College from 1973 to 1982. He is a teacher, historian, and novelist. His books include Indonesian Destinies (Harvard University Press, 2003) and Between Two Empires: The Ordeal of the Philippines (Yale University Press, 1965). He is President Emeritus of the Eisenhower Fellowship and a senior fellow of the Foreign Policy Research Institute.

Friends World Conference report

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-11-016
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume stenographic report of the Friends World Conference, 1937, at Swathmore, Pa. The volume includes the transcript of meetings, discussions, and speeches given at the conference.

Friends Historical Library collected miscellaneous lantern slides and other formats

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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

Girl Scout Troop #16 records

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Identifier: SFHL-RG7-010
Overview Records of Girl Scout Troop #16, the first Girl Scout troop in Swarthmore, Pa., founded 1922.