Skip to main content

SFHL/SHS. Swarthmore Historical Society

 Record Group
Identifier: SFHL/SHS
The Swarthmore Historical Society was founded in 1988, and its collections were deposited in Friends Historical Library in 1996.

Found in 27 Collections and/or Records:

Barbara Bernhardt Swarthmore Schools Papers

 Collection
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.

Dates: Circa 1950-1960

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

Swarthmore Village Business and Professional Association Records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG7-011
Overview

Records of the Swarthmore Village Business and Professional Association, a group organized to encourage a healthy business district. The Association sponsored a sidewalk sale, Christmas Carol sing, and other activities in an effort to promote the local businesses. It dissolved in January 1994 due to lack of participation of its membership.

Dates: 1983-1994

Wheelock family papers, 203 Park Avenue, Swarthmore, Pa.

 Collection — Othertype RG7-025
Identifier: SFHL-RG7-025
Overview

The collection contains publications relating to the house at 203 Park Avenue, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, and Wheelock family memorabilia including a family tree and photographs.

Dates: 1904-ca. 1980

Woman's Club of Swarthmore records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG7-001
Overview

This collection contains the records of the Woman's Club of Swarthore, founded in 1898. The Club offered women of the community a means of support and education, a place to meet and find common interests and nurtured the founding of a number of community organizations. The Club disbanded in 2002.

Dates: 1898-1995

Irma E. Zimmer Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG7-014
Overview Irma Elizabeth Zimmer was a life-long Swarthmore resident who taught at Swarthmore High School from 1946 to 1976. After her retirement, she was active in groups that attempted to prevent the merger into the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District. After these efforts were unsuccessful, she participated in projects to start a charter school, reopen the Swarthmore K-8 School, and develop a senior community center on Wallingford-Swarthmore School District property. She also served on Borough...
Dates: 1960-2004