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The materials in this collection were composed by students enrolled in courses taught by Professor Edwin B Bronner. Bronner became a professor of History at Haverford and Curator of the Quaker Collection in 1962. He was named College Librarian in 1969 and served as clerk of the College faculty from 1974-1979. He stepped down as Librarian and Professor of History in 1986 and fully retired in 1990 when he stepped down as Curator of the Quaker Collection.
This collection contains four student reports written for history courses taught by Professor Edwin B. Bronner. All reports pertain to the history of Haverford College. Two of the reports are formulated around oral history interviews with Archibald MacIntosh. The report about MacIntosh written by David Ford Walton (Class of 1974) focuses mostly on what the atmosphere of Haverford was like during the years MacIntosh was a student, professor, or acting president. The essay about MacIntosh written by Steven Blake Shubert highlights how MacIntosh's experiences at Haverford correlate with larger moments in Haverford's history. Another report contains findings from oral history interviews with two retired Haverford professors, Leon Rittenhouse and Cletus Oakley. The report was completed by Richard L. Falk Jr. Falk writes about his methodology for collecting and documenting both interviews and describes both interviews in detail. The report includes a summary of both interviews and an explanation for why it is important to speak with former Haverford professors. The last report was written by George R. Conyne and chronicles how Gilbert White's presidency ushered in an era fo reform for Haverford. The report also considers White's role as a Quaker president and examines how students and faculty received his presidency.
This collection is arranged topically and chronologically.
Processed by Maia Schwallie, completed November 2023.
- Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
- Finding Aid Author
- Maia Schwallie
- 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)
This report examines Archibald MacIntosh's impact on and perception of Haverford during the years 1917-1965. The report was written by David Ford Walton (Class of 1974). The report is 14 pages long and focuses mostly on the "feel" or atmosphere of Haverford during the years MacIntosh was a student, professor, and acting president. Walton found most of his information through oral history interviews with MacIntosh, but he also describes in length other sources he examined for this report, including Reports of the President and minutes of the Board of Managers.
This item contains a report by Steven Blake Shubert completed for a history course taught by Edwin B. Bronner. The report contains information about Haverford's history collected from primary and secondary sources, as well as two oral history interviews with Archibald MacIntosh. The report includes stories about MacIntosh's time at Haverford, as a student, a professor, and as an acting president. MacIntosh tells of student activities, traditions, admissions, and scholarships. Shubert contextualizes MacIntosh's input with outside sources about Haverford's history.
This report contains findings from oral history interviews with two retired Haverford professors, Leon Rittenhouse and Cletus Oakley. The report was completed by Richard L. Falk Jr., who wrote the report for a history class taught by Edwin B. Bronner. Falk writes about his methodology for collecting and documenting both interviews and describes both interviews in detail. The report is about ten pages long and includes a summary of both interviews and why it is important to speak with former Haverford professors.
This historical report contains ten handwritten pages and one typed page about Gilbert White's presidency at Haverford from 1946 to 1955. The report was written by George R. Conyne as an assignment for a history course taught by Edwin B. Bronner. The report begins by chronicling Haverford presidents who served before White and describes how when White took up the role of president, he sought to make changes to Haverford immediately. Conyne analyzes White's role as a Quaker president and explores how students and faculty received White's presidency. The final typed page of the reports explains how Conyne gathered information for his report.