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Best Buddies Club Collection

Identifier: HCQ-003-136

Scope and Contents

This collection contains various documents relating to the function and history of the Haverford College chapter of the international nonprofit organization Best Buddies. It includes a short history of the Haverford club, a poster for a kickball event the group organized, and two presentations relating to the initial creation, operation, and changes of the club.


  • Creation: 2019-2022


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Biographical / Historical

Best Buddies International is a nonprofit organization that attempts to create a worldwide network of volunteers and connections to create opportunities for, and relationships and friendships with, people living with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs). Founded in 1989 by Antony K. Shriver, the organization now has over 3,000 members worldwide, postively impacting the lives of other 1.3 million people. // The Haverford College chapter was founded in 2019 by students including Laurel Benjamin '21, Kiri Bartels '21, Maya Wernick '22, Zarin Mohsenin '21, and Eric Beery '22. It remained in operation throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, switching to digital operation throughout the period, and organized various events and provided a number of opportunites for connection. Throughout its existence the group continued to grow in numbers, and focused especially on pairing individuals with IDDs with members of the club, creating meaningful connections.


4 items

Language of Materials



Contains various documents and presentations on the operation and history of the Haverford College Best Buddies Club, founded in 2019.


Gift of Maya Wernick '22, May 2022.

Processing Information

Processed by George Allan, completed November, 2023.

Best Buddies Club Collection
George Allan
November, 2023
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