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Official Publications of Swarthmore College

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-A

Scope and Contents

Publications of Swarthmore College including pre-opening issues relating to its establishment and construction. Collection includes Bulletins, Directories, Calendars, Fundraising Publications, Special Events Publications, The Halcyon (yearbook), and Student Publications.

The official depository of the publications of Swarthmore College is maintained by the McCabe Library of Swarthmore College. All titles are accessible through Tripod, the library online catalog. Consult the McCabe Library Reference Desk for information about these materials.

Friends Historical Library maintains a reference collection of official College publications of special importance as part of the Swarthmore College Archives. Most notable is the series of the Swarthmore College Bulletin, a publication that includes the Annual Reports, Catalogue issues, Alumni Issues, Reports of Stockholders, Presidents and Treasurer. Also included in Official College Publications are early (1866-1871) pre-Bulletin publications, alumni directories, college calendars, fund-raising publications, special events publications such as those associated with commencements and presidential inaugurations, College community and departmental publications, Halcyon (the College yearbook), and student publications. Inclusive dates are 1866–ongoing.

Organized in ten series:

  1. College Publications, 1866-1869
  2. College Publications, 1870-1902
  3. Bulletins, 1902-
  4. Alumni Directories, 1920-1999
  5. Calendars, 1902-
  6. Fundraising Publications, 1871-
  7. Special Events Publications, 1869-
  8. College Community, 1878-
  9. The Halcyon, 1887-
  10. Student Publcations, 1882-

Dates

  • 1866-2014

Creator

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Collection is open for research.

Explore Digitized Content

Many of the publications in this collection, including the Swarthmore College Bulletin course catalog and alumni issues, Halcyon yearbook, Phoenix student newspaper, and more, have been digitized and are available in our Digital Library.

Copyright and Rights Information

Copyright has not been assigned to Friends Historical Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in 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

Swarthmore College was incorporated in 1864; opening ceremonies were held in 1869, and its first class graduated in 1873. The first Swarthmore Phoenix (student newspaper) was published in 1881, and the first yearbook, The Halcyon, appeared in 1883.

Extent

70 Linear Feet

Language

English

Overview

Publications of Swarthmore College including pre-opening issues relating to its establishment and building. Collection includes Bulletins, Directories, Calendars, Fundraising Publications, Special Events Publications, The Halcyon (yearbook), and Student Publications. McCabe Library is the official depository of the Swarthmore College publications; the archival collection is incomplete and forms part of the larger Swarthmore College Archives.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The bulk of this collection consists of items collected by FHL Staff as they were published, over time. There have also been donations of runs of publications from the producing department or student group, as well as donations of publications collected by individual alumni or college staff.

Title
Finding aid for the Official Publications of Swarthmore College, 1866-2014
Author
FHL staff
Date
2017 September
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

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

Contact:
500 College Avenue
Swarthmore Pennsylvania 19081 USA