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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

According to its webpage, "Foetid was the brainchild of Deborah Kaplan, who realized, after having read some of the published material in one of Haverford College's other fine literary publications, that a college campus needs a place where overly pretentious, poorly written, sophomoric poetry, angst-ridden and soul-felt photographs and other artwork, and prose with long, drawn-out sentences that you think will never end, as if the author had nothing better to do than to write half-assed self-referential claptrap in a futile attempt to try to appear clever, can be published.

So Foetid came along. Deborah and a few of her cronies scammed some money from HC budgeting, then went on to get some submissions from the rest of the community, and then, one night in late April, threw the whole thing together, took it to a printer to get some cheap photocopies done (we didn't manage to scam that much money), and then released it to the rest of campus."

"Foetid Home Page" (accessed February 9, 2021)

Includes a variety of short poems.

Arranged chronologically

Processed by Lauryn White and Sarah Horowitz, completed November 2020, updated February 2021 by Elizabeth Jones-Minsinger

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Lauryn White and 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

Archival Resource Key. 1997.
Box 1

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