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SFHL/SHS. Swarthmore Historical Society

 Record Group
Identifier: SFHL/SHS
The Swarthmore Historical Society was founded in 1988, and its collections were deposited in Friends Historical Library in 1996.

Found in 24 Collections and/or Records:

Swarthmore Tree Committee Records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG7-021
Overview

The Swarthmore Tree Committee was mandated by the borough of Swarthmore to fulfill the responsibilities of a Shade Tree Commission. The Tree Committee was created in 1971. The records include the mandate from the Borough of Swarthmore, minutes, and miscellaneoous papers.

Dates: 1977-2004

Swarthmore Village Business and Professional Association Records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG7-011
Overview

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

Woman's Club of Swarthmore records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG7-001
Overview

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

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG7-014
Overview 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