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Swarthmore College Faculty Handbooks

 Collection — othertype: RG6-L1
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-L1

Scope and Contents

This series includes various issues of Faculty Regulations and Faculty Handbooks, as well as handbooks for Instructional Staff, Chairs, and Departmental Administrative Assistants. It is organized by type and then chronologically.


  • Creation: 1947 - 2008


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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

The Faculty Handbook provides members of the Swarthmore College faculty with information about various policies, procedures, practices, facilities, and conventions that pertain to their positions. The Handbook includes four sections: structure of administration and faculty; academic and administrative policies and procedures; faculty employment and compensation; and services and facilities. The Faculty Handbook expanded upon the information found in the Faculty Regulations and superseded the latter publication in 1970.


0.5 linear ft. (1 document box)

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This series contains various editions of the Swarthmore College Faculty Handbook and its predecessor publication, Faculty Regulations, as well as handbooks for Instructional Staff, Chairs, and Departmental Administrative Assistants.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposited by the Provost’s Office, first ca. 1972, and at various times since.

Related Materials

Staff manuals and employee handbooks can be found in the Official Publications of Swarthmore College, RG6/A, Ser.8 College Community, under "Personnel/Human Resources Department."

Processing Information

The original deposit was received circa 1972 and processed as part of Swarthmore College Archives, Series 2, Official Records of the College. As necessary, materials were reorganized and refiled and a new inventory and finding aid produced. This work was completed in July 2000. Additional materials have been added since.

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