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Haverford College historical examinations


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

Many of these exams were administered before the establishment and implementation of the College Board examinations.

This collection consists of historical examinations and related materials pertaining to admission to Haverford College as well as examinations administered during the academic year. The majority of the collection's contents are related to Haverford's entrance exams that were given to high school students to help determine admission into the college.

Materials in this collection are arranged topically and then chronologically.

Several of the examination regulations and schedules dating from 1839 to 1898 were donated by John Butler in 1942, Alfred C. Garrett in 1949, and a Mrs. Nordoff in 1936.

Processed by Rachel McQueen; completed December, 2023.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Rachel McQueen
Finding Aid Date
December, 2023
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Collection Inventory

Examination regulations and schedules, 1839-1898.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

The folder contains lists of the contents of the Haverford School's Winter and Summer exams and study guides for the exams.

Master of Arts degree exam, 1874.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

This folder contains documents related to the first Master of Arts Degree given by Haverford College. There is an envelope, a small letter from Thomas Clark, and the Randolph Winston's answers to the exam. On the back of the exam answers is a note that says, "This was the first examination ever given at Haverford College for the Degree of Master of Arts." All of these documents belong to Randolph Winston.

Entrance exams, 1912-1919.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

This folder contains entrance exams for Haverford in the early 1900s. Each document has the questions for a different subject area of the exam.

Curricular exams, 1927-1951.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

This folder contains mid-year exams for enrolled Haverford students. It also includes two exam booklet covers.

Study of the Relations of Secondary and Higher Education in Pennsylvania, College Sophomore Examination, ca. 1930.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

The folder contains a large book that has 20 different tests, all on various subjects, for college sophomores. The inside of the front cover notes that this version is the experimental form of the exam. This copy is one of Haverford's copies.

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