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Haverford College Rules for Freshmen collection


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

"Rules for Freshmen" was a tradition amongst Haverford sophomores. They are a large list of rules made by the sophomores for the new freshmen in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. They were written at the beginning of the school year in the fall. The rules detailed things that the freshmen could and couldn't do, all dictated by the sophomores.

This collection consists of "Rules for Freshmen" made by the Haverford College Classes of 1899, 1901, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910 and 1931 at the start of their sophomore years. There is also one undated set of rules. All of the rules are professionally printed, many on paper the size of a small poster. The rules written by the Class of 1931 are a photocopy of the original document. Many of the rules are similar between years, notable repeats being the "no hissing" rule and the rules that require freshmen to give precedence to upperclassmen.

Materials are arranged chronologically within the folder.

The rules for Class of 1909, and rules for Class of 1910, and one set of rules for the Class of 1908 were donated by Francis R. Taylor on September 25, 1944. Taylor was a member of the Haverford College Class of 1906.

Processed by Rachel McQueen, completed December 2023.

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

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Collection Inventory

Haverford College Rules for Freshmen collection, 1897-1932.
Map Case 1 Drawer 2

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