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C. C. Morris Cricket Library Association records


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

The C. Christopher Morris Cricket Library Association is the largest collection of cricket literature and memorabilia in the United States. It includes over a thousand volumes and other printed and photographic materials relating to the history of cricket. The primary goal of the association is to preserve American cricket in all forms, which now includes digitizing its records and preserving video recordings of cricket matches of interest.

The association originates in 1964. It was founded by John Lester on the occassion of the 100th anniversary of the first Haverford-University of Pennsylvania match. The library is headquartered at Haverford College and is named after C. Christopher Morris, a Haverford College alumnus and also an exceptionally talented cricket player.

The collection primarily contains the Cricket Library newsletters from the years 1970 - 2010. Included also are correspondence regarding the library's activities, such as invitations to annual meetings and brochures which describe the history of the affiliated cricket team.

The materials are arranged thematically and chronologically.

Processed by Alexa Horkava, completed February 2022

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Alexa Horkava
Finding Aid Date
February, 2022
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Collection Inventory

Cricket Library Newsletters, 1970 - 1977.
Box 1
Cricket Library Newsletters, 1978 - 1985.
Box 1
Cricket Library Newsletters, 1986 - 1994.
Box 1
Cricket Library Newsletters, 1995 - 1999.
Box 1
Cricket Library Newsletters, 1999 - 2010.
Box 1
Miscellaneous, 1968 - 2011.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

This folder contains correspondence pertaining to the library, such as notices of the annual meetings and invitations to receptions, and cricket matches. Changes in the structure of the library association, such as appointment of new leadership is also noted in the letters. The folder also contains two brochures with membership lists, from 1969 and 1981, and a commemoration of 20 years of the association in the form of a magazine.

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