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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:

James A. Michener ('29) Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-R3-005
Abstract

James A. Michener (1907-1997, Swarthmore College class of 1929) was a bestselling American author of more than four dozen books. His first, Tales of the South Pacific and published when he was 40, won the Pulitzer Prize. The bulk of this collection is clippings about James A. Michener and foreign stamps collected by him.

Dates: 1890 - 2012

Gertrude Gilmore Lafore letters received

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-R3-011
Abstract

Gertrude Gilmore Lafore (1905-1993) was an alumna of Swarthmore College and a nursery school teacher based in Moylan, Pa. The bulk of the Gertrude Gilmore Lafore letters received date from 1928 to 1933 and are personal in nature, although there are also letters relating to her education, employment, and finances. There are a few letters from later years, and a couple photographs.

Dates: circa 1890-1944; Majority of material found within 1928 - 1933

Swarthmore Gay and Lesbian Alumni Network records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-R8-01
Abstract

In 1987, several alumni of Swarthmore College proposed to the Alumni Office the idea of forming a gay and lesbian alumni network. The network produced several issues of a newsletter, Out Together, before apparently becoming dormant. This collection includes copies of the newsletter, letters from alumni (often featuring memoirs of gay life at Swarthmore), and other materials used for the creation and production of the newsletter.

Dates: 1987 - 1989

Swarthmore College photographs

 Collection — Othertype PA-200-210
Identifier: SFHL-PA-200-210
Abstract

This collection consists of photographs of Swarthmore College from the time of the College's founding into the 21st century. College buildings, students, alumni, employees, activities, events, and other subjects are depicted. Photographs collected by the Friends Historical Library from various sources internal and external to the College.

Dates: 1864 - 2009

Swarthmore College General Reference Files

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

Contains topical reference files on Swarthmore College including buildings and grounds, history, activities, events, etc. Files compiled by staff of Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College.

Dates: 1921 - 2017

John T. Diebold scrapbooks

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-R3-002
Abstract

The American businessman John T. Diebold, founder of the Diebold Group, Inc. and author of the management classic Automation, was a graduate of Swarthmore College (class of 1949). This collection consists of 89 scrapbooks carefully constructed by Diebold to document his life and the major events of his business career and personal life.

Dates: 1880 - 1999; Majority of material found within 1937 - 1999

Swarthmore Living Wage and Democracy Campaign records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-P006
Abstract The Swarthmore Living Wage and Democracy Campaign (SLW&DC), composed primarily of students with participation of staff and faculty, lobbiyed for a comprehensive living wage on campus and for greater transparency in the College's decision-making. SLW&DC formed in 2000 wound down in 2004 after the Board of Managers passed a proposal that met most of their demands. This collection was assembled by Kae Kalwaic, a staff member in the Education Department at Swarthmore from 1993-2017, who...
Dates: 1970 - 2016

Swarthmore College employee photographs

 Collection — Othertype PA-207
Identifier: SFHL-PA-207
Abstract

This collection consists of photographs of Swarthmore College faculty, staff, administrators, and Board Members, from the time of the College's founding into the 21st century. Photographs collected by the Friends Historical Library from various sources internal and external to the College.

Dates: 1864 - 2009

Swarthmore College Photograph Albums

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-PA-010
Abstract

This collection contains 31 photograph albums, dating from approximately 1876 to 1975, that document Swarthmore College social life and campus views. Various sources donated the material, and the Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College made an artifical collection in 3/2005 that combined all the photos into one group.

Dates: 1876 - 1975

Ralph Keyes collection on Robert "Tiny" Maxwell

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-R3-012
Abstract Robert "Tiny" Maxwell (1884-1922) was an influential college and professional football player who attended Swarthmore College from 1904-1906. In 1984, Ralph Keyes wrote an article about Maxwell for Sports Illustrated. This collection consists primarily of photocopied newspaper clippings and other research materials assembled by Ralph Keyes for his article. Of special note are a small collection of original photographs of Tiny Maxwell, from his...
Dates: circa 1890-2015; Majority of material found within circa 1984