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SFHL/SCA. Swarthmore College Archives

 Record Group
Identifier: SFHL/SCA
The Friends Historical Library collects, preserves, and provides access to the institutional archives of Swarthmore College.

Found in 141 Collections and/or Records:

Swarthmore Alumni Association records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-R1
Abstract

The Swarthmore Alumni Association, founded in 1882 and still active, engages Swarthmore graduates in activities that support current students, alumni, and Swarthmore College. The Swarthmore Alumni Association records, 1882-1990, include meeting minutes, correspondence, publications, brochures, mailings, and directories for a variety of organizations of Swarthmore College Alumni, both in the Philadelphia area and elsewhere.

Dates: 1882 - 1990

John W. Nason Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-D08
Abstract In June 1940 at the age of thirty-five, John W. Nason (1905-2001) became the eighth president of Swarthmore College. A strong proponent of the Honors Program, he continued the mission of academic excellence established by Frank Aydelotte while adapting the campus to the pressures of World War. The first series of this collection, 1927-1965, contains John W.Nason's official correspondence and correspondence with faculty. There is also one box of reports collected by Nason's Vice President...
Dates: 1927-1965

Swarthmore College property records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-F
Abstract

The Swarthmore College property records include real estate and building appraisals; deeds, mortgages, and leases; reports by Swarthmore committees and external consultants; administrative documents such as budgets and correspondence; blueprints, maps, and plans; and other records pertaining to college buildings and grounds, construction and maintenance, and utilities and resource use.

Dates: 1687-1993

Swarthmore College Sager Committee records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-P004
Abstract

The Sager Symposium is an annual conference at Swarthmore College focusing on different issues relevant to the LGBTQ community. The first Sager Symposium was held in 1989. The collection contains records of the Sager Committee and event-related materials, 1988-2002.

Dates: 1988-2002

Swarthmore College Penguin Club records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-L4-A
Abstract The Penguin Club, previously known as the Campus Club and before that the Faculty Club, served as the primary social organization for Swarthmore faculty and their spouses from around 1920 until 1989. The Penguin Club records, 1920-1989, include minutes of the Penguin Club and predecessor organization (including some Men’s and Women’s minutes), 1920s-1980s; faculty-staff drama production materials, such as programs, scripts, planning materials, and flyers, 1960s-1989; files on other...
Dates: 1920 - 1989

Stapleton interviews about Courtney Smith

 Collection — Othertype RG6-X-OH-2
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-X-OH-2
Abstract This collection consists of audiocassette tapes of interviews created by Darwin H. and Donna Heckman Stapleton from 1991 to 1999 as research for their 2004 biography, Dignity, Discourse, and Destiny: The Life of Courtney C. Smith. Interviews were conducted with Swarthmore College faculty, staff, students, and Board members, as well as personal friends and family members of Courtney Smith. Courtney Smith (1916-1969) was the 9th president of Swarthmore College,...
Dates: 1991 - 1999

Eugene M. Lang papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-R3-009
Abstract Eugene M. Lang (1919-2017) was an American businessman and philanthropist, known for founding an innovative intellectual property firm and for his support of higher education. A 1938 graduate of Swarthmore College, Lang served on the Board of Managers for decades and was one of its most generous donors. This collection consists primarily of letters between Eugene M. Lang and his wife Theresa, from 1944 (shortly before their marriage) into the 1960s, while Eugene was travelling extensively...
Dates: 1919 - 2012

Swarthmore College Astronomy Department records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-J01
Abstract Swarthmore College offered its first elective course in Astronomy in the mid 1870's. In 1885, the Board reported a proposal to erect an observatory near the east end of the College property. After Professor Susan Cunningham retired in 1906, Dr. John A. Miller was appointed as Professor of Mathematics and Astronomy. Until 1952, courses were listed under the Department of Mathematics and Astronomy; a separate Department of Astronomy existed until it became the Department of Physics and...
Dates: 1899 - 1986

Swarthmore Committee Opposed to Registration and the Draft (CORD) artwork

 Collection — Othertype RG6-Q038
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-Q038
Abstract

This collection consists of twelve paintings created by Swarthmore College students as an expression of reactions to the Gulf War. The artworks were created as part of a group activity, "War Art Painting Session," sponsored by Junto and the Swarthmore Committee Opposed to Registration and the Draft (CORD).

Dates: 1991-02-16

Jon A. Peterson Swarthmore College coursework

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-R3-010
Abstract

Jon A. Peterson was a Swarthmore College student (class of 1957) who went on to become a professor of history at Queens College, CUNY. This collection consists of his coursework from classes taught by three prominent Swarthmore College professors: Robert D. Cross, J. Roland Pennock, and Monroe C. Beardsley.

Dates: 1954 - 1957