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Friends Historical Library art reference collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SFHL-PA-250


This is a collection of copies of artwork relating to Quakers (by or about). In some cases, the originals are held by Swarthmore and copies were used to fulfill reproduction requests in the era before digital scans were possible; more often, the originals are not held at Swarthmore.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1900 - 2000

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is available for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Some of the items in this collection may be protected by copyright. The user is solely responsible for making a final determination of copyright status. If copyright protection applies, permission must be obtained from the copyright holder or their heirs/assigns to reuse, publish, or reproduce relevant items beyond the bounds of Fair Use or other exemptions to the law. See


.63 linear ft. (2 boxes)

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The collection is roughly sorted by artist or topic. Individual item ID numbers were assigned to many items at some point in the past, but those numbers are no longer used.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was assembled by staff of the Friends Historical Library throughout the the mid-late 20th century.

Related Materials

See PA 4 for art originals and PA 100 for photographs.

Processing Information

In 2023, the binders which were storing the collection at that point were disassembled. Obvious duplicates were thrown away, and the remainder were placed in folders. For the most part, topics written on the back of the images were maintained; in some cases, topics were changed. Individual item ID numbers had been assigned at some point in the past, but were not maintained, and the collection was no longer in order according to those ID numbers. The ID numbers were ignored during reprocessing.

Description rules
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Find It at the Library

Most of the materials in this catalog are not digitized and can only be accessed in person. Please see our website for more information about visiting or requesting repoductions from Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College Library

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