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T. Vail Palmer manuscripts


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

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T. Vail Palmer, Jr. is an author and a minister at the Freedom Friends Church in Salem, Oregon. He graduated from the Quaker George School of Newtown, Pennsylvania, before receiving his bachelor's from the University of Pennsylvania and his Ph.D. from the divinity school at the University of Chicago in 1965. He was a postdoctoral T. Wistar Brown fellow at Haverford College from 1976 to 1977. Palmer was arrested and imprisoned for being a non-registrant conscientious objector. He participated in the 1963 March on Washington, and was present at Martin Luther King Jr.'s I Have a Dream speech. He married Izzy Covalt; they had eight children and currently reside in Albany, Oregon.

Information from Barclay Press.

This collection is comprised of two typed manuscripts written by T. Vail Palmer Jr., during his time as a T. Wistar Brown Fellow at Haverford College from 1976 to 1977.


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

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

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Collection Inventory

"A Revisionist Revised: A New Look at Bernstein's Cromwell and Communism", Undated.
Box 32 Folder 1
Scope and Content note

"A Revisionist Revised: A New Look at Bernstein's Cromwell and Communism" was delivered as a speech at the Rosemont Christian/Marxist Conference.

"Experience and Ethics".
Box 32 Folder 2

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