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Swarthmore Borough Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-PA-064

Scope and Contents

This collection includes original and reproduction photographs, negatives and black and white photos, circa 1880-2005. Schools, government buildings, churches, gardens, landscape and ariel views, organizations and transportation are depicted in the collection.

The nucleus of this collection is images used in the book Swarthmore Illustrated: A Centennial History by Susanna K. Morikawa and Patricia C. O'Donnell (1993). Subsequently, other photographs from the Swarthmore Historical Society were added to the collection for ease of access.

Dates

  • 1880 - 2005

Creator

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

This collection is available for research use.

Copyright and Rights Information

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 http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/UND/1.0/.

Biographical / Historical

Swarthmore is a borough located in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. After the founding of Swarthmore College in 1864, a residential community and small business hub developed, centered on the College and the train station which was named Westdale until 1872. The Borough of Swarthmore was incorporated in 1893, and its history has since been intertwined with that of the College. Many of its citizens had close associations -- as graduates, employees, or members of the Quaker meeting -- on campus.

The Swarthmore Historical Society was founded in 1988, and its collections were deposited in Friends Historical Library in 1996.

The nucleus of this collection is images used in the book Swarthmore Illustrated: A Centennial History by Susanna K. Morikawa and Patricia C. O'Donnell (1993). Subsequently, other photographs from the Swarthmore Historical Society were added to the collection for ease of access.

Extent

1.5 Cubic Feet (4 binders)

Language

English

Overview

This collection consists of 4 binders of original and copy photographs and negatives, dating from approximately 1880 to 2005, of the Swarthmore Borough, located in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. Many of the images were used in the book Swarthmore Illustrated: A Centennial History by Susanna K. Morikawa and Patricia C. O'Donnell (1993).

Arrangement

The photographs are arranged by volume. Within each volume, pictures are filed in the order in which they appear in Swarthmore Illustrated by item number. Negatives are filed with the photograph when there is a full sized, individual negative. 33mm negatives are filed at the back.

Processing Information

Many of the older pictures used in the Centennial Exhibition, with copy photos and negatives originally were catalogued as PA 89, Swarthmore College Lantern Slide Copy Print Collection. For ease of access, the pictures used in Swarthmore Illustrated have been removed from PA 89 and instead stored with PA 64 since more requests for duplication come through that publication. What remains in PA 89 (stored in box with PA 90) are Swarthmore College Pictures not used in Swarthmore Illustrated and not pertaining to the Borough of Swarthmore.
Author
Kemi Oladipo
Date
11/06/17
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Find It at the Library

Most of the materials in this catalog are not digitized and can only be accessed in person. Please see our website for more information about visiting Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College Library

Contact:
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Swarthmore Pennsylvania 19081 USA