Friends Historical Library collection of miscellaneous photographs
Held at: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College. 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
This collection contains miscellaneous photographs, engravings, illustrations, and other images, acquired over time from various sources by the Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College. Most depict Quaker schools or the the homes of Quaker families. There are also historically Quaker senior homes, conference and retreat centers, colleges and universities, and social service agencies (hospitals, orphanages, etc.). There are images of additional miscellaneous organizations and topics related to the Society of Friends, as well as some subjects and locales with no direct or obvious connection to Quakerism.
Photographs are arranged to the file level in binders, alphabetically by topic within the following series. Oversized photographs are stored at the end of the collection, in flat boxes, mirroring the order of the binders.
- (PA 100/B6) Senior Homes
- (PA 100/C4) Conference and Retreat Centers
- (PA 100/C6) Colleges and universities
- (PA 100/R4) Homes
- (PA 100/J3) Jails
- (PA 100/L6) Localities (Scenery)
- (PA 100/M5) Miscellaneous
- (PA 100/P7) Individual Portraits
- (PA 100/PG) Group Portraits
- (PA 100/S3) Schools
- (PA 100/S6) Social Service
- (PA 101) Oversize
PA 100/P Friends Historical Library Miscellaneous Portraits Collection, including individual and group photographs, are not included in this inventory. An inventory is available on-site.
In 2018-2019, the collection was inventoried and some of the series names were changed. The PA 100/R3 Race Relations series was removed, and the photographs it contained were distributed into other series within the collection as appropriate. AFSC photographs were removed to a new collection, PA 211 American Friends Service Committee Miscellaneous Photographs.
- Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
- Finding Aid Date
- Access Restrictions
This collection is available for research use.
- Use Restrictions
Some of the items in this collection may be protected by copyright. The user is solely responsible for making a final determination of copyright status. If copyright protection applies, permission must be obtained from the copyright holder or their heirs/assigns to reuse, publish, or reproduce relevant items beyond the bounds of Fair Use or other exemptions to the law. See http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/UND/1.0/.