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Haverford College press releases

Identifier: HCK-001

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of press releases created by the Haverford College Public Information Office, and later the Public Relations Department, between 1966 and 1984. The releases include information pertaining to the activities of faculty, students, staff members, the Board of Managers, and the Corporation. Some releases also discuss visitors to campus, including writers, scientists, artists, and musicians.


  • Creation: 1966-1984


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17)

Historical Note

The earliest releases in this collection were issued by the Haverford College Public Information Office. Barclay M. Bollas was the director of this office from 1962 until 1967. By late 1967, the office had become the Public Relations Department and William F. Balthaser was appointed Director of Public Relations. Balthaser remained at Haverford until 1978; when he resigned, he was the Director of Development and Public Relations. Following Balthaser's departure, John Wesley "Jack" Gilbert, Jr., became Director of Development and Paula Singer became Director of College Relations.


5.46 Linear Feet (13 boxes)




This collection consists of press releases created by the Haverford College Communications Office between 1966 and 1984.


Materials are arranged by information project number and are mostly in chronological order.

Processing Information

Processing and folder-level description completed by Andrea Brokate Castillo (Haverford College Class of 2026) and Emily Cotrufello (Penn State University Class of 2025), August 2023. Collection-level description completed by Elizabeth Jones-Minsinger, October 2023.

Haverford College press releases
Andrea Brokate Castillo, Emily Cotrufello, and Elizabeth Jones-Minsinger
October, 2023
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Find It at the Library

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