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Friends Historical Library miscellaneous photographs collection

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-PA-100

Scope and Contents

This collection contains miscellaneous photographs, engravings, illustrations, and other images, acquired over time from various sources by the Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College. Most depict Quaker schools or the the homes of Quaker families. There are also historically Quaker senior homes, conference and retreat centers, colleges and universities, and social service agencies (hospitals, orphanages, etc.). There are images of additional miscellaneous organizations and topics related to the Society of Friends, as well as some subjects and locales with no direct or obvious connection to Quakerism.

Dates

  • circa 1850-2000

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

This collection is available for research use.

Copyright and Rights Information

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 http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/UND/1.0/.

Extent

10 Linear Feet

Language

English

Overview

This collection contains miscellaneous photographs, engravings, illustrations, and other images, acquired over time from various sources by the Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College. Most depict Quaker schools or the the homes of Quaker families. There are also historically Quaker senior homes, conference and retreat centers, colleges and universities, and social service agencies (hospitals, orphanages, etc.). There are images of additional miscellaneous organizations and topics related to the Society of Friends, as well as some subjects and locales with no direct or obvious connection to Quakerism.

Arrangement

Photographs are arranged to the file level in binders, alphabetically by topic within the following series. Oversized photographs are stored at the end of the collection, in flat boxes, mirroring the order of the binders.

  1. (PA 100/B6) Senior Homes
  2. (PA 100/C4) Conference and Retreat Centers
  3. (PA 100/C6) Colleges and universities
  4. (PA 100/R4) Homes
  5. (PA 100/J3) Jails
  6. (PA 100/L6) Localities (Scenery)
  7. (PA 100/M5) Miscellaneous
  8. (PA 100/P7) Individual Portraits
  9. (PA 100/PG) Group Portraits
  10. (PA 100/S3) Schools
  11. (PA 100/S6) Social Service
  12. (PA 101) Oversize

Other Finding Aids

PA 100/P Friends Historical Library Miscellaneous Portraits Collection, including individual and group photographs, are not included in this inventory. An inventory is available on-site.

Processing Information

In 2018-2019, the collection was inventoried and some of the series names were changed. The PA 100/R3 Race Relations series was removed, and the photographs it contained were distributed into other series within the collection as appropriate. AFSC photographs were removed to a new collection, PA 211 American Friends Service Committee Miscellaneous Photographs.

Date
2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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 Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College Library

Contact:
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Swarthmore Pennsylvania 19081 USA