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Swarthmore College Scrapbooks and Albums

Identifier: SFHL-RG6-U001

Scope and Contents

Contains autograph books, scrapbooks, and albums donated to College Archives.


  • Creation: 1870-1960

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. In some cases, the scrapbooks are extremely fragile and must have limited handling.

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22 scrapbooks and albums from this collection have been digitized and can be viewed in our Digital Library. Explore this collection online.

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 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.


18 linear ft.

Language of Materials



Contains scrapbooks, autograph books, and albums compiled by Swarthmore College students, 1870-1960.


Scrapbooks and albums are listed in the finding aid in two series: (1) Individual students' scrapbooks and albums, listed chronologically based on graduation class of the creator; and (2) Other scrapbooks and albums.

The collection is not physically organized according to this scheme. Rather, the scrapbooks and albums are stored in boxes according to the order in which they were received by the Friends Historical Library.

Related Materials

See also Swarthmore College Photograph Albums, SFHL-PA-010.

Processing Information

This collection was collected informally by Friends Historical Library as part of College Archives. In 2004 a draft inventory was created. In 2013, the inventory was reviewed and item descriptions expanded. Three notebooks of Aubrey Edward Fox, 1915 and 1922, concerning mechanical engineering were transferred to RGR/Papers of Individual Alumni.


Swarthmore College Scrapbooks and Albums, 1870-1960
Finding Aid Prepared by FHL staff
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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 repoductions from Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College Library

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