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Poets' Circle Records

Identifier: SFHL-RG7-013

Scope and Contents

Records of the Poets's Circle of Swarthmore, Pa., founded in 1918 by a group of residents to share an appreciation for poetry.


  • Creation: 1942-1996


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Collection is open for research.

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Biographical / Historical

The Poets Circle began in 1918 when Mrs. Charles Joyce gathered a group of women at her home to read poetry. The group decided to meet regularly to share an appreciation for poetry, reading favorite and original poems. In 1993, the informal club celebrated its 75th anniversary.


0.25 linear ft. (1 box)

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Records of the Poets' Circle of Swarthmore, Pa., founded in 1918.


The collection is divided into two series:

  1. History and membership
  2. Accounts of Meetings, by Leanore Perkins

Physical Location

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donor: Estate of Leanore Perkins

Date: 2001

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