J.William Frost Papers
Scope and Contents
Sylllabi and other materials from the courses taught by Dr. Frost at Swarthmore College, his writings, miscellaneous correspondence, and other papers.
- Frost, J. William (Jerry William) (Person)
Limitations on Accessing the Collection
Collection is open for research.
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Biographical / Historical
J. William (Jerry) Frost, Emeritus Howard M. and Charles F. Jenkins Professor of Quaker History and Research, Swarthmore College, was born in Muncie, Indiana. He earned a BA at DePauw University, Greencastle, Ind., 1962, did postgraduate work at Yale Divinity School, 1962-63, and was awarded a M.A. (1965) and Ph.D (1968) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Jerry was an Instructor and Assistant Professor of History at Vassar College from 1967-1973.
He taught in the History and Religion departments of Swarthmore College from 1973 until his retirement in 2001. He also served as the Director of the Friends Historical Library and the Swarthmore College Peace Collection during that period, and was instrumental in the establishment of the Peace and Conflict Studies Concentration at the College.
The author of many books and articles and lecturer on Quaker history and peace studies, Jerry Frost's work has profoundly influenced the understanding of Quaker History and the advancement of Peace and Conflict Studies.
3.5 Linear Feet (5 boxes)
Papers of J. William (Jerry) Frost, Emeritus Howard M. and Charles F. Jenkins Professor of Quaker History and Research, Swarthmore College.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Deposit, Swarthmore College
Gift of J.William Frost
Correspondence of J. William Frost as Director of Friends Historical Library may be found in RG4 Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College.
J. William Frost Papers processed by Charlotte Blandford, Administrative Assistant, Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College.
- An Inventory of the J.William Frost Papers, 1973-2004
- Finding Aid Prepared by FHL staff
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