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Swarthmore (Pa.)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 40 Collections and/or Records:

George A. Hoadley photograph collection

Identifier: SFHL-PA-213

The collection contains photographs taken by George A. Hoadley, long-time professor of physics at Swarthmore College and secretary of the Franklin Institute. A founder of the Swarthmore College Camera Club, he was a avid amateur photographer. Approximately 2,000 of his glass negatives were preserved in the family home; they illustrate Swarthmore College and local homes and sites from circa 1899-1929.

Dates: Majority of material found in circa 1890-1929

Girl Scout Troop #16 records

Identifier: SFHL-RG7-010

Records of Girl Scout Troop #16, the first Girl Scout troop in Swarthmore, Pa., founded 1922.

Dates: 1930-1963

John Russell Hayes Papers

Identifier: SFHL-RG5-180

John Russell Hayes (1866-1945) was a Quaker educator, poet, and Librarian of Swarthmore College, 1906-1927 and Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College, 1927-1935. The collection contains letters received by Hayes, 1887-1936, diaries covering the period 1880-1935, and miscellaneous papers including an album of collected manuscript samples of contemporary poets. The diaries include poetry and cover personal and Swarthmore College activities and concerns.

Dates: 1880-1936

Henry A. Peirsol memorial scrapbooks, ca. 1959-1975

 Item — Box 3
Scope and Contents

Memorial scrapbooks for Henry A. Peirsol of Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. He was born and died in the same house in Swarthmore. He served in the Swarthmore Police, worked for Swarthmore National Bank, and was head of Security at Swarthmore College at the time of his death. The scrapbook contains clippings and photos, etc., of his life and career. Also family estate documents.

Dates: ca. 1959-1975

Janet Speakman Papers

Identifier: SFHL-RG5-353

The collection largely contains correspondence of Janet Speakman, a lifelong member of Swarthmore Monthly Meeting. The significant correpondence dates between 1922-1939 when she worked in civilian relief in France and Russia and later traveled through pre World War II Europe.

Dates: ca. 1918-1971

League of Women Voters of Swarthmore, Pa.

Identifier: SFHL-RG7-008

The League of Women Voters was established in 1920 as a nonpartison organization to promote political responsibility through informed and active participation in government. The Swarthmore Branch was founded in 1948 and in 2006 merged with the League of Women Voters, Central Delaware County. The collection contains minutes, financial reports, publications, and miscellaneous papers of the League of Women Voters of Swarthmore, Pa.

Dates: 1956-2006

Lungren-Raiman Family Papers

Identifier: SFHL-RG7-005
Abstract C. Howard Lungren (b. 1855) and Rebecca C. Allen were married in Philadelphia in 1880. They moved to Swarthmore in 1901 and lived at 230 Rutgers Avenue. Their daughter Rebecca married Dr. William A. Raiman in 1879. The Raimans lived at 501 Harvard Avenue, and the house remained in the family until 2001. The collection contains Lungren genealogical material and a record book recording the move to Swarthmore and published booklets by C. Howard Lungren. Also miscellaneous material including...
Dates: 1880-1926

Swarthmore Borough Memorabilia Collection

Identifier: SFHL-RG7-017

The Swarthmore Historical Society was founded in 1988, and its collections are deposited in Friends Historical Library. The Memorabilia Collection is composed of objects donated by Swarthmore residents, largely athletic and business items.

Dates: 1905 - 1981

Poets' Circle Records

Identifier: SFHL-RG7-013

Records of the Poets' Circle of Swarthmore, Pa., founded in 1918.

Dates: 1942-1996

Swarthmore Historical Society scrapbooks collection

Identifier: SFHL-RG7-018

Personal scrapbooks from various donors. They were compiled by students of the Mary Lyon and Swarthmore Preparative Schools and Swarthmore residents.

Dates: 1918 - 1969