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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.

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The creation of the Muckquaker was inspired by a Collection speech given by Lucius Outlaw, a Haverford philosophy professor, in which he remarked that Haverford students were no longer willing to ask tough questions. The Muckquaker sought to ask these tough questions as well as provide Haverford with a community newspaper they could call exclusively their own. The Muckquaker recognized the importance of the Bi-College News but felt that because it was a united paper with Bryn Mawr, it did not adequately cover life at Haverford. The Muckquaker acknowledged the potential bias in their articles, but said they would not apologize to anyone who was offended. Instead, they would encourage them to write an article for the Muckquaker.

This collection contains two copies of the first edition of Muckquaker, a Haverford alternative newspaper. The Muckquaker published articles about life at Haverford, and some articles from this issue cover Haverford's endowment, issues with the Dining Center, Haverford's political divide, and a case of sexual assault on campus. The bottom of each page contains statistics from a light-hearted survey given to Haverford students. This issue also includes an explanation of "Who and what the hell is the Muckquaker?"

Arranged chronologically.

Processed by Maia Schwallie, completed March 2023.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Maia Schwallie
Finding Aid Date
March, 2023
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use

Use Restrictions

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

Collection Inventory

Muckquaker, 2002 May 9.
Box 1

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