William Henry Gibbons 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
William Henry Gibbons entered the sophomore class in 1869 and graduated in 1872. He was class valedictorian. He received a Master of Arts degree from Haverford in 1875. After graduating, he was a member of the Merion Cricket Club and the Pennsylvania Historic Society. He was vice president of various iron companies and the National Bank of Chester Valley, before retiring in 1919.
This collection contains a variety of materials related to William Henry Gibbons and the Haverford College Class of 1872. There are handouts about a junior exhibition that was indefinitely postponed due to students violating a college law; information about the 1872 commencement ceremony; a newspaper article about the Loganian society; letters addressed to Gibbons about his Master of Arts degree; and three speeches written by Gibbons, including his valedictorian speech.
Processed by Maia Schwallie, completed April 2023.
- Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
- Finding Aid Author
- Maia Schwallie
- Finding Aid Date
- April, 2023
- Access Restrictions
This collection is open for research use.
- Use Restrictions
Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17)