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Jessamyn West photographs


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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Mary Jessamyn West (1902-1984) was an American author of short stories and novels, notably The Friendly Persuasion (1945). A Quaker from Indiana, she graduated from Fullerton Union High School in 1919, and Whittier College in 1923. There, she helped found the Palmer Society in 1921. She died following a stroke in 1984 at the age of 81.

This collection contains two photographs taken in 1981 of Jessamyn West, Max McPherson, and Harriet Terrell.

This collection is arranged in a single folder.


Processed by Alexandra Stern; completed April, 2019.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Date
April, 2019
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Collection Inventory

Jessamyn West Photographs, 1981.
Box 58

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