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Swarthmore (Pa.) -- Social life and customs

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 6 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

Girl Scout Troop #16 records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG7-010
Overview Records of Girl Scout Troop #16, the first Girl Scout troop in Swarthmore, Pa., founded 1922.
Dates: 1930-1963

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

Poets' Circle Records

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Identifier: SFHL-RG7-013
Overview Records of the Poets' Circle of Swarthmore, Pa., founded in 1918.
Dates: 1942-1996

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

Swarthmore Nativity Pageant Records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG7-012
Overview Records of the Swarthmore Nativity Pageant, presented in the Borough of Swarthmore, Pa., since 1938. Performances are staged on the campus of Swarthmore College. Includes correspondence, scripts, financial records, and other related papers.
Dates: 1938-1993