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Clarence Pickett collection

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Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

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Collection Inventory

Datebook, 1912-1917.
Volume 1
Scope and Contents

A datebook kept by Clarence Pickett across a span of five years. Most pages include an entry for the given date from 1912-1916, with some also including entries from 1917. Each entry is a line or two long and describes the activity Pickett did that day.

Datebook, 1933.
Volume 2
Scope and Contents

A datebook kept by Clarence Pickett which is partially filled (the entries stop after May 21). Most entries consist of observations about the weather and Pickett's activities or travelling for the given day.

Letters to Charles and Lilly Pickett, 1950.
Volume 3
Scope and Contents

A bound volume of correspondence addressed to Clarence and Lilly Pickett from friends and admirers in 1950. There is an index at the beginning of the volume which details the individual and organizational correspondents who wrote to the Picketts on behalf of the Testimonial Committee which was organizing the ceremony to honor them in May.

Letters to Charles and Lilly Pickett, 1950.
Volume 4
Scope and Contents

The second volume of correspondence addressed to Clarence and Lilly Pickett which was compiled in 1950 in order to honor their life work. There is an index of correspondents (both individual and organizational) which wrote to the Picketts at the Testimonial Committee's behest.

Charles E. Pickett Middle School, 1972.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Includes newspaper clippings, photographs, and programs related to the development of and dedication event for the Charles E. Pickett middle school in Germantown.

Portraits, 1915-1965.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

This folder contains photographs of Charles E. Pickett (sometimes including others such as Lilly Pickett or other family members.) Most of the photographs are undated, but there are two rough time periods: portraits around 1915 and photographs after approximately 1950.

Passport, Letter, Memoir, 1910-1965.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

This folder includes a letter from Charles E. Pickett to Elizabeth Maxwell of Iowa (dated September 25, 1910), a passport with dates ranging from 1930 to 1939, and a brief memoir written in the aftermath of Pickett's death in 1965.

Newspaper Clippings and Photographs, 1947-1965.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Contains newspaper clippings and four photographs related to activities of Charles and Lilly Pickett. Most of the clippings center on Pickett's work in the American Friends Service Committee, but others also note awards received or events hosted at his home. The photographs depict a visit by President Franklin Roosevelt to a farm in Idaho.

Occasion to Honor Clarence and Lilly Pickett, 1950.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

This folder includes two copies of a photograph, miscellaneous letters not bound in either volume 3 or 4 of this collection, and a set of programs for "an occasion to honor Clarence and Lilly Pickett"--an event held at Haverford College in May of 1950.

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