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Opal Thornburg collection on Marcus Mote


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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Marcus Mote (1817-1898) was a self-taught Quaker artist from Ohio. He lived and worked in Ohio until 1864, when he moved to Richmond, Indiana.

Opal Thornburg (1899-1975) conducted research on artist Marcus Mote. She was the executive assistant to the president of Earlham College, a Quaker college located in Richmond, Indiana.

This collection is comprised of the clippings, illustrations, and correspondence of Opal Thornburg, related to her research on Marcus Mote. The collection includes biographical sketch of Marcus Mote.


Processed by Kara Flynn; completed February, 2016. Revised by Allison Hall; completed July, 2020.

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

Papers, 1947.
Box 30 Folder 1

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