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Stephen Meader manuscripts


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

Stephen Meader (1892-1977), a Quaker, graduated from Haverford College in 1913. After college, he worked with the Children's Aid Society as a social worker, and soon took up writing stories for boys. His job with Curtis Publishing Company brought him in contact with the well-known author, Christopher Morley, another Haverford graduate. Morley helped him, and several of his books were published. He later took a job in advertising at N.W. Ayer. He wrote over 40 novels for young readers. He was married to Betty Hoyt and then Patience Ludlum.

The collection includes three unpublished stories: "The Fight for the Marsh," 1972, 129 p. (on saving New Jersey coastal marshlands); "The Freedom Trail," 96 p. (on the Underground Railroad, the important part Quakers played in helping escaping enslaved people, and Haverford's significant role in the story); and "The Hawley House Mystery," 135 p.

The Stephen Meader manuscripts were donated to Special Collections, Haverford College in 1997 and 1998 by John Meader.

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed February, 2016.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Kara Flynn
Finding Aid Date
February, 2016
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Collection Inventory

"The Fight for the Marsh", Undated.
Box 29 Folder 1
"The Freedom Trail", Undated.
Box 29 Folder 2
Scope and Content note

Manuscript of fiction, centering on the John Greenleaf Whittier High School basketball team.

"The Hawley House Mystery", Undated.
Box 29 Folder 3

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