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Haverford College student registers

Identifier: HCF-007

Scope and Contents

This collection includes three student registers dating from 1834 to 1943.The first student register includes names, ages, and residences of students who attended the Haverford School (now Haverford College) from 1833-1856. The students ranged in age from 9 to 25 years old and were mostly from Pennsylvania and New York, though some hailed from other states along the East Coast. The next student register includes information on students who entered Haverford College from 1855-1859, with a few entries for students who entered as early as 1853. The book includes name, date of admission, date of birth, name of parent or guardian, post office address, and school last attended for these students. The last student register includes around 400 pages of information about students who entered Haverford College from 1900-1943. The categories students filled out were Class and Course, Name in Full, Post-Office Address, Place Born, Date of Birth, Father's Name in Full, Mother's Name in Full (Full Maiden Name), and School or College Last Attended. While the first student register is entirely handwritten, the following two contain a mix of handwritten and printed text.


  • Creation: 1834-1943


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Historical Note

This collection spans from the inception of The College until the mid-twentieth century. The student registers include the names of the first-ever students of the Haverford School in 1833 and the first students to attend Haverford once it was officially declared a college in 1856. These registers were used to catalog the students that entered Haverford from 1833-1859 and from 1900-1943.


0.375 linear ft. (3 volumes)

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This collection includes three student registers dating from 1834 to 1943.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The 1834-1856 register was donated anonymously in 1931.

Processing Information

Processed by Maia Schwallie; completed November, 2023.

Haverford College student registers
Maia Schwallie
December, 2023
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