History Collections
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History Collections

Find out more about history collections and History Day

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

https://www.swarthmore.edu/friends-historical-library

 

The mission of the Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College is to collect, preserve, and promote the use of materials that document the history of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), its members and attenders, and its principles and connections.
 
Besides the obvious focus on Quaker history, the holdings are a significant research collection for
  • Regional and local history of the middle-Atlantic region of the United States and the history of American social reform
  • Abolition
  • African-American history
  • Indian rights
  • Women’s rights
  • Prison reform
  • Humane treatment of the mentally ill
  • Temperance
  • The significant role Friends played in the development of science, technology, education, and business in Britain and America

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