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Collins Family papers

Identifier: HC.MC-1237

Scope and Contents

The collection primarily consists of journals of trips taken and recorded by Anne Collins in the period of 1936 to 1965. In addition, there is a diary and trip journal kept by Anna Albertson in 1907 and another trip journal kept by Anna A. Collins in 1912.


  • Creation: 1780-1965


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical / Historical

There is no concrete information on any of the journal writers, although there is an Anna J. Albertson (1854-1914) and an Anna Newlin Albertson (1846/7-1930). Although Anne Collins may have been nee Balderston and a Quaker, there is no proof that can be made from the materials in the collection.


1.25 linear ft. (5 boxes)

Language of Materials



Though much of the contents of the journals contain commentary that is mundane and seemingly trivial, this set of works offers broad social history and insight into the imagination and perceptions of primarily 20th-century middle-class American women, probably Quaker, as they perceive the world beyond their own spheres of reference. (Written by Emma Lapsansky-Werner)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Collins Family papers were donated to Special Collections, Haverford College in 1995 by Dan Collins.

Processing Information

Oricessed by Diana Franzusoff Peterson.

Collins Family papers, 1780-1965
Diana Franzusoff Peterson
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