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The Scarlet


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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Begun in December, 1914, The Scarlet defined itself as being interested in "clean, wholesome humor" and noted that its purpose was to "foster the sarcastic spirit among the undergraduates and to provide an organ for the discussion of questions not relative to college life and policy." They accepted submissions from the student body, which were revised by the editoral board.

Contains issues of The Scarlet, a student humor magazine from 1914 to 1916. The magazine was scheduled to be published monthly on the first of each month. The last volume in the collection notes that the current board of editors will be stepping down as new editors have been elected; it is unclear if the new editorial board produced further issues. Each issue includes anecdotes, stories, photographs, and drawings.

Arranged chronologically.


Processed by Sarah Horowitz, completed November 2020.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Sarah Horowitz
Finding Aid Date
November, 2020
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Collection Inventory

vol. 1 no. 1, 1914.
Volume 1
vol. 2 no. 1, 1915.
Volume 2
vol. 2 no. 2, 1915.
Volume 3
vol. 2 no. 3, 1916.
Volume 4
vol. 2 no. 4, 1916.
Volume 5
vol. 2 no. 5, 1916.
Volume 6
vol. 2 no. 6, 1916.
Volume 7

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