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Swarthmore (Pa.)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 40 Collections and/or Records:

Swarthmore Recreation Association Records

Identifier: SFHL-RG7-015

Contains the records of the Swarthmore Recreation Association (SRA) which include material on the organization from its founding in 1940 up to the year 1990. SRA was established to provide and supervise recreational facilities for residents of the Borough of Swarthmore and to encourage participation in indoor and outdoor games, sports, and athletic competitions. Among other programs, SRA offered a summer day camp for children in kindergarten through fourth grade.

Dates: 1940-1990

Swarthmore Rotary Club Records

Identifier: SFHL-RG7-003

The Swarthmore Rotary Club was organized April 1, 1937, and held its first luncheon on April 9th. It was chartered on April 26, 1937, with fifteen charter members. The Club's activities include supporting various charitable causes. It is active in the community with a web site at

Dates: 1955-1997

Swarthmore Schools Collection

Identifier: SFHL-RG7-022

The Swarthmore School District, Delaware County, Pa., was created in 1893 with the incorporation of the Borough of Swarthmore. This is an artificial collection, composed of records and memorabilia from various sources and organized by the staff of Friends Historical Library.

Dates: 1896-2011

Barbara Bernhardt Swarthmore Schools Papers

Identifier: SFHL-RG7-023

Barbara Bernhardt was raised in the Borough of Swarthmore, Pa., and attended the local public schools from elementary through high school. She saved many of her workbooks and papers. They provide a perspective into the coursework and standards of mid-twentieth century public education in Pennsylvania.

Dates: Circa 1950-1960

Swarthmore Village Business and Professional Association Records

Identifier: SFHL-RG7-011

Records of the Swarthmore Village Business and Professional Association, a group organized to encourage a healthy business district. The Association sponsored a sidewalk sale, Christmas Carol sing, and other activities in an effort to promote the local businesses. It dissolved in January 1994 due to lack of participation of its membership.

Dates: 1983-1994

Wheelock family papers, 203 Park Avenue, Swarthmore, Pa.

 Collection — Othertype RG7-025
Identifier: SFHL-RG7-025

The collection contains publications relating to the house at 203 Park Avenue, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, and Wheelock family memorabilia including a family tree and photographs.

Dates: 1904-ca. 1980

Alice Putnam Willetts Swarthmore papers

Identifier: SFHL-RG7-027

William Edward Bratten: Swarthmore Preparative School scrapbook, 1921 - 1924

 Item — Box 3
Scope and Contents

Ephemera mounted in commercial scrapbook, embossed Swarthmore Prepative School on cover. Includes clippings, theater and schools memorabilia, and photographs. Of special interest, interior of the School swimming pool. Mounted personal photographs at back album.

Dates: 1921 - 1924

Woman's Club of Swarthmore records

Identifier: SFHL-RG7-001

This collection contains the records of the Woman's Club of Swarthore, founded in 1898. The Club offered women of the community a means of support and education, a place to meet and find common interests and nurtured the founding of a number of community organizations. The Club disbanded in 2002.

Dates: 1898-1995

Irma E. Zimmer Papers

Identifier: SFHL-RG7-014
Abstract Irma Elizabeth Zimmer was a life-long Swarthmore resident who taught at Swarthmore High School from 1946 to 1976. After her retirement, she was active in groups that attempted to prevent the merger into the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District. After these efforts were unsuccessful, she participated in projects to start a charter school, reopen the Swarthmore K-8 School, and develop a senior community center on Wallingford-Swarthmore School District property. She also served on Borough...
Dates: 1960-2004