Oral History Among Friends in Chester County (Pa)
Scope and Contents
The collection contains 76 audio cassettes and some transcripts.
Limitations on Accessing the Collection
Collection is open for research.
Copyright and Rights Information
Permission to reuse, publish, or reproduce items in this collection beyond the bounds of Fair Use or other exemptions to copyright law must be obtained from the copyright holder or their heirs/assigns. See http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC-RUU/1.0/.
Biographical / Historical
Audio cassettes and some transcripts of interviews with 55 Quakers, chiefly born in Chester County between 1889-1910. Interviews contain largely autobiographical data, as well as information about Quaker life in general, recollections of Chester County, and descriptions of farm life and histories of Friends meetings in Chester County. The project was conducted by the Chester County Library District, funded by Chester County Manpower Programs and the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.
2 Linear Feet (4 boxes)
Audio cassettes and some transcripts of interviews with 55 Quakers, chiefly born in Chester County between 1889-1910. Interviews contain largely autobiographical data, as well as information about Quaker life and Chester County in general.
The collection is divided into two series:
- Cassette Tapes (76)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donor: Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, 1979
Existence and Location of Copies
Chester County Public Library in Exton digitized the audio from this collection and has made them available at their listening stations within the library (except for five, which they have classified as restricted: Ann Passmore Webb, J. Smedley Thomas, Milo and Mabel Jackson, Ellen Cope, and Julian Baldwin.
Material arranged and placed in 4 documents boxes, stored with RG 4 in basement of Friends Historical Library. Includes 76 audio cassette tapes, not all transcribed.
- An Inventory of the Oral History Among Friends in Chester County (Pa), 1978-1979
- FHL staff
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Encoding made possible by a grant by the Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation to the Philadelphia Consortium of Special Collections Libraries
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 or requesting reproductions from Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College Library
500 College Avenue
Swarthmore Pennsylvania 19081 USA