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Swarthmore College War Years Photographs

Identifier: SFHL-PA-062

Scope and Contents

The collection includes black and white photographs, postcards, loose prints, contact sheets, and negative slides depicting Swarthmore College students, the Navy V-12 Unit, the Chinese Naval Unit, O'Rourke's campaign for congress, the war years reunion, and war years memorabilia.


  • Creation: 1943 - 1946

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

This collection is available for research use.

Copyright and Rights Information

Copyright has not been assigned to Friends Historical Library. All requests for permission to reproduce images must be submitted to the Curator. Permission for publication is given on behalf Friends Historical Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by reader.

Biographical / Historical

In 1992, Swarthmore College alumni from the classes of 1943 through 1949 held a collective "War Years Reunion" for students at Swarthmore during World War II. Many photographs located for the reunion, or subsequently due to the reunion, were donated to the Friends Historical Library to form this collection.


.5 Cubic Feet (1 box and 1 binder)




This collection consists of 2 boxes of black and white photographs, postcards, loose prints, contact sheets, and negative slides, dating from approximately 1943-1946. Items were donated by alumni for the College's War Years Reunion in 1993.


The photographs are organized in boxes by donor.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Joseph J. Schott (Navy), acc. no. 93-017; Milton A. Wohl (Navy '46), acc. no. 93-018; Frank Trinkle (Navy), acc. no. 93-023; Joan P. Castone '44, acc. no. 93-022; Dewitt C. Baldwin, Jr. '43, acc. no. 93-024; Milan S. Cerstvik '46, acc. no. 93-025; Han-Chung Meng, acc. no. 93-032; and the Swarthmore College Alumni Office, acc. no. 94-004.



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