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Swarthmore College Photograph Albums

Identifier: SFHL-PA-010

Scope and Contents

Photograph albums include cyanotype and albumen pictures and snapshots of Swarthmore College student life, campus buildings, sports teams, campus views and landscapes of the Crum and surrounding areas.


  • Creation: 1876 - 1975

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is available for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Some of the items in this collection may be protected by copyright. The user is solely responsible for making a final determination of copyright status. If copyright protection applies, permission must be obtained from the copyright holder or their heirs/assigns to reuse, publish, or reproduce relevant items beyond the bounds of Fair Use or other exemptions to the law. See

Biographical / Historical

Founded in 1864, Swarthmore College is a private liberal arts college located in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania.


4.12 cubic ft. (16 boxes)

Language of Materials



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.


Albums are stored in boxes based on the order in which they were processed by FHL staff. They are listed in the inventory in order by graduating class year, or roughly by date of creation.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Albums donated by various different sources.

Related Materials

See PA 158, Mary Sullivan Patterson Collection, album, Class of 1928 with photographs of Bond, Crum. etc.

Processing Information

The Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College created the collection in 3/2005. Previously the items were scattered, some stored with College scrapbooks, General Pictures vertical files, and individually catalogued as Picture Albums.


Kemi Oladipo
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