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Roger Easton 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

Roger Easton graduated from Haverford in the Class of 1972. He obtained his master's degree from the University of Maryland, and his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona. He is a professor in the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). During the time at Haverford, he was one of the creators of the fictitious character George Stephens, which became a famous myth in the 1970s and 1980s. He was also a member of the Haverford College baseball team.

This collection consists of materials related to the fictitious George Stephens created and collected by Roger Easton, a football explainer created by Dana Swan, and a schedule for the junior varsity baseball team. The collection of "Stephansiana" relates to the First Annual George Stephens Memorial Dinner held in 1970, an exhibit of George Stephens memorabilia, and various pieces of evidence regarding Stephens' existence and exploits, including exams, student submissions, letters, and a telegram. The football explainer was created by Head Coach Dana Swan to introduce football to novice Haverford faculty members.

Arranged thematically

Gift of Roger L. Easton Jr., Haverford College Class of 1974, June 2022.

Processed by George Tran, completed April 2024.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
George Tran
Finding Aid Date
April, 2024
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Collection Inventory

George Stephens Memorial Dinner, 1970.
Box 1
George Stephens evidence, 1970-1971.
Box 1
Dana Swan football explanation, 1971.
Box 1
Greg Kannerstein baseball schedule, 1971 April 6.
Box 1

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