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Rainbow Fords 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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Rainbow Fords is a new name and iteration of a group that has existed on Haverford College's campus for a number of years called the Queer Discussion Group (QDG). The Queer Discussion Group was created as a safe, confidential space for queer students to meet up and discuss topics related to gender, sexuality, community, and life. In fall 2019, QDG surveyed the community and found that people wanted the group to shift towards being more involved on campus. As part of this, QDG decided to change their name to Rainbow Fords after input and a vote from the community. Rainbow Fords now exists a safe space for questioning, gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans* and other queer Haverford students. The membership and meetings are kept confidential to maintain a supportive environment and open conversation.

This collection consists of 2 documents related to the Haverford College affinity group Rainbow Fords. One document is a brief history of the group, and the other is the group's anti-racist statement in reponse to the Haverford College student strike of 2020.

Gift of Alissa Vandenbark, Class of 2022, July 2021

Processed by George Allan, completed November 2023.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
George Allan
Finding Aid Date
November, 2023
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

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