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Best Buddies Club 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.

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Best Buddies International is a nonprofit organization that attempts to create a worldwide network of volunteers and connections to create opportunities for, and relationships and friendships with, people living with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs). Founded in 1989 by Antony K. Shriver, the organization now has over 3,000 members worldwide, postively impacting the lives of other 1.3 million people. // The Haverford College chapter was founded in 2019 by students including Laurel Benjamin '21, Kiri Bartels '21, Maya Wernick '22, Zarin Mohsenin '21, and Eric Beery '22. It remained in operation throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, switching to digital operation throughout the period, and organized various events and provided a number of opportunites for connection. Throughout its existence the group continued to grow in numbers, and focused especially on pairing individuals with IDDs with members of the club, creating meaningful connections.

This collection contains various documents relating to the function and history of the Haverford College chapter of the international nonprofit organization Best Buddies. It includes a short history of the Haverford club, a poster for a kickball event the group organized, and two presentations relating to the initial creation, operation, and changes of the club.

Gift of Maya Wernick '22, May 2022.

Processed by George Allan, completed November, 2023.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
George Allan
Finding Aid Date
November, 2023
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The collection is open for research use.

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

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