Margaret Bacon collection
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.
Overview and metadata sections
Margaret Hope Bacon (1922-2011), the daughter of artist Norman Borchardt, was a graduate of Antioch College. After marrying S. Allen Bacon, she became a Quaker and author of more than a dozen books relating to Quakers and Quakerism-- among the most prized was Mothers of Feminism, but she also wrote biographies of Henry J. Cadbury, Lucretia Mott, and others. She served as assistant director of information for the American Friends Service Committee from 1962 to 1984. She was a T. Wistar Brown Fellow in Quaker Studies at Haverford College and a Friend in Residence at Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre in Birmingham, England.
This collection contains the papers and writings of Margaret Hope Bacon. Included within the collection are research materials compiled about Edward Townsend, William Biddle, and Lucretia Mott; documents relating to the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, the Friends Historical Library, the Fair Hill Board, the Farmington Meeting House, and the Fair Hill Burial Grounds; and personal writings including Memorial poetry, correspondance, and historical writings.
This collection is arranged in two series: Papers and Writings
Processed by Alexandra Stern; completed November, 2018.
- Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
- Finding Aid Author
- Alexandra Stern
- Finding Aid Date
- November, 2018
- Access Restrictions
The collection is open for research use.
- Use Restrictions
Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).