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Swarthmore Halcyon financial records

 Collection — othertype: RG6-Q034
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-Q034

Scope and Contents

This small collection contains an advertising accounts book, receipt and expenditures journal, and banking records, 1924-1925.


  • 1924-1925


Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Collection is open for research.

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 Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf of 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 first Swarthmore College yearbook, Halcyon, was published in 1883 by the junior class. It focused on the 1882-1883 academic calendar, with printed lists of Board members, administrators, faculty, and students by class; club and team histories and members lists; some poetry, silly prose, short histories, and illustrations; and paid advertisements. The volume includes some coverage of the Class of 1882. The following year, the Eunomian Literary Society published The Eunomian, an annual with similar content. The Halcyon resumed publication soon afterwards and has been published annually ever since.

The 1891 Halcyon was the first to contain photographs, but only of the faculty and of the 1889 football team. An image of the Swarthmore Mandolin, Guitar, and Banjo Club as well as some pictures of College buildings were added the following year. It wasn’t until the next issue that there was a group photograph of the Class of 1893. 1952 is the last year the Halcyon was billed as a publication of the junior class.


3 Linear Feet (1 box)




The first Swarthmore College yearbook, Halcyon was published in 1883. It has appeared annually nearly every year since. This small collection contains an advertising accounts book, receipt and expenditures journal, and banking records, 1924-1925.


The collection is contained in 1 box.

Related Materials

Copies of the Halcyon can be found in the Friends Historical Library, Official Publications of Swarthmore College, 1866-2014, RG6/A; and in McCabe Library, +LD5198.H2. The Halcyon was digitized in 2011 and can be accessed online in our digital library.

Swarthmore Halcyon financial records, 1924-1925
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