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Class of 1954 records


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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This class graduated from Haverford College in 1954.

Many of the materials in this collection were created or donated by William (Bill) G. Kaye (1933-2023), Class of 1954. Following his graduation from Haverford, Kaye attended Harvard Business School. He joined the Lyndon B. Johnson administration in 1963, working first for the Department of Commerce and then for the Executive Office of the President. Following Johnson's departure from office, Kaye moved to the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress, where he worked for 23 years prior to retirement. He served as his Class Agent at Haverford for more than six decades. As President of Haverford's Executive Committee, he oversaw a restructuring of the Development Office and the creation of Haverford Magazine. Haverford created an annual award in his name to honor exemplary service in student career development. Kaye and his wife, Cindy, also endowed the Kaye Prize in Theatre Arts, which recognizes student contributions to theater in the Haverford community.

The collection contains materials pertaining to the Haverford College Class of 1954. These include class letters, reports, materials pertaining to Class of 1954 student life, and reunion materials.

The materials are arranged thematically and then chronologically.

All materials except the class letters were donated by William Kaye, Class of 1954, in 2015.

Processed by Alexa Horkava, completed March 2022. Additional processing by Elizabeth Jones-Minsinger, June 2023.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Alexa Horkava
Finding Aid Date
March, 2022
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Collection Inventory

Student materials, 1950-1954.
Box 1
Class Night materials, 1951-1954.
Box 1
William Kaye correspondence, 1950-1953.
Box 1
Haverford Trends, 1950-1954.
Box 1
Class of 1954 profile, ca. 1999-2004.
Box 1
Reunion materials, 1984-2004.
Box 1
Honorary degrees and awards, 1979-2002.
Box 1
Class of 1954 letters, 1968-1997.
Box 1
Class of 1954 letters, 1998-2004.
Box 1
Miscellaneous, 1913-2004.
Box 1

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