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
The goal of this finding aid is to help users navigate the series that organize the manuscript collections in MC.975. This collection consists of bound items, including manuscript journals & diaries, commonplace books, scrapbooks, financial records, correspondence and letterbooks, and other miscellaneous items, related to Quaker individuals and families, or to Quakerism and Quaker history.
These manuscript volumes are arranged on the shelves in 11 different record groups:MC.975.01: Diaries &JournalsMC.975.02 Correspondence & LetterbooksMC.975.03: Commonplace books MC.975.04: Scrapbooks MC.975.05: Signature albumsMC.975.06: Photo albumsMC.975.07: Manuscripts, Autobiographies & Biographies MC.975.08: Financial RecordsMC.975.09: Meeting MinutesMC.975.10: Genealogies & biblesMC.975.11: Miscellaneous
Collection created from single item or similar donations from various donors, and have been grouped for ease of access.
Processed by Kara Flynn; completed April 2016.
- 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 Law Applies (U.S. Title 17).
This record group is comprised of diaries and journals in a variety of formats, including handwritten manuscripts, typed transcripts, and photocopies. The majority of collections in this record group date to the 19th century, though there a number of collections from the 18th and 20th centuries as well.
This record group is comprised of collections of correspondence and volumes of letterbooks, books in which letters or copies of letters are kept to provide a running account of correspondence.
This record group is comprised of collections of handwritten commonplace books. Commonplace books are books into which one copies extracts from other (often published) works, for personal use. Commonplace books in this collection often feature extracts of poetry and extracts related to morality and ethics. The majority of the commonplace books are written by women, although there are a number written by men.
This record group is comprised of collections of scrapbooks related to influential Quaker individuals, organizations, and/or Quaker history. Scrapbooks in this record group include clippings, sketches, photographs, and embroidery samples.
This record group is comprised of collections of signature albums, small volumes in which individuals would collect the signatures of friends, familiy, or influential figures. Many of these albums are collections of signatures from classmates, and many signers include a quote or extract with their signature.
This record group is comprised of collections of photograph albums.
This record group is comprised of collections of manuscripts written by and/or about Quakers. The collections include both handwritten volumes and typed manuscripts. Many of the volumes in this record group are academic papers written on Quaker topics.
This record group is comprised of collections of financial records of Quaker individuals and families. Volumes in this record group include: personal and business account books, receipt books, estate record books, trustee account books, and order books.
This record group is comprised of volumes of the meeting minutes for various Quaker social and philanthropic organizations.
This record group is comprised of collections of the genealogies, family histories, and bibles of various Quaker families.
This record group is comprised of collections of Quaker miscellany. Examples of volumes in this collection are Quaker notebooks and recipe books.