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Wayne Bassett Hadley photograph collection


Held at: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081

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Wayne B. Hadley (1926-2001) was a family historian whose particular interest was in Quaker history and genealogy. Some of his research was published in the NGS Quarterly and other journals.

Born in Kinsman, Ohio, in 1926, he was the son of John Henry and Bessie Belle Bassett Hadley. He earned a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Chicago in 1954 and married Hazel Mason Hadley the same year. Hadley was employed as a research chemist and also taught Chemistry at Ohio State and at the University of California at Berkeley. He also worked at Zenith and at AMP where he did research in the field of fiber optics.

This collection contains family photographs, both in photo albums and loose, and slides of various meeting houses and residences.

Gift of Hazel M. Hadley, 2008 (2008-021). Part of Wayne B. Hadley Genealogical Collection, RG5/272.

This collection was removed from Wayne B. Hadley Genealogical Collection, RG5/272.

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
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Zoe Peyton Jones
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Access Restrictions

This collection is available for research use.

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Collection Inventory

Hadley family.
Scope and Contents

Includes Larson. Up to Edwin Hadley and children.

Bassett family.
Scope and Contents

Also Dresser, Henn, and other Bassett-related families

John and Bessie Hadley and their children.
Scope and Contents

Wayne Hadley through high school

Wayne Hadley.
Scope and Contents

College, Army, marriages, through 1955

Salem Meeting, 1976.
London Grove, 1975.
Newlin Mills.
Family residences and homesteads.
Warrington Meeting, 1974.
Concord Meeting, 1973.
Sadsbury Meeting, 1975.
John and Bessie Hadley, 1952-1968.
Scope and Contents

Family photographs

Series 3: Wayne B. Hadley loose family photographs, 1926-2001.
Scope and Contents

Immediate family--parents, children, gravestones.

Series 4: Bessie Bassett Hadley photo album.
Scope and Contents

Snapshots mounts in acidic black album. Family scenes, homes. Some are labeled.

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