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Charters, by-laws, rules, and related documents


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

Haverford College was founded in 1833 as Haverford School by a group of New York and Philadelphia Quakers who sought to create an institution of learning grounded in Quaker values.

The collection contains published by-laws, laws, and other documents that document the founding of Haverford College.

The records are arranged in chronological order.

Processed by Krista M. Oldham, completed 2018

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Krista M. Oldham
Finding Aid Date
August, 2018
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17).

Collection Inventory

An Act to establish a Seminary by the Name of "Haverford School Association", 1833.
Box 1
An Account of Haverford School, 1835.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

An Account of Haverford School From Its Institution To the Close of the Winter Session--Fourth Month, 1835: With The Constitution And By-Laws Of The Association. Published by Direction of the Board of Managers (Philadelphia: William Brown, Printer, 1835)

Laws of Haverford College, 1857-1865 and undated.
Box 1
The Corporation of Haverford College Charter and Supplements, 1875-1908.
Box 1
Act of Incorporation Supplements and Amendments By-laws, 1932-1981.
Box 1
Proposed changes and amendments to Haverford College charter, 1899-1939, undated.
Box 1
Amended Bylaws of The Corporation of Haverford College, 1984-1990.
Box 1
Statement of authority granting Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts, and Master of Science degree, undated.
Box 1

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