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Clara R. Dewees photograph collection


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.

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Clara Rosella Dewees (1906-1997) was the daughter of Ohio Quakers Jesse H. Dewees and Mary C. Binns. Jesse died in 1918, and Mary married Edward Woolman the following year. Mary and her children transferred from Salem Monthly Meeting, Ohio, to Birmingham Monthly Meeting, Pennsylvania, in 1920. Clara graduated from Westtown in 1925 and taught in the primary level from 1925-1928. In 1935, Clara married Richard Hallstram Baker under the care of Birmingham Monthly Meeting.

Picture collection that includes labeled formal photographs of Westtown classmates, all adddressed to Clara R. Dewees; three small albums containing snapshote of Westtown and Binns and Dewees family members; large formal family portraits, most not labeled.

Delivered by Adam Levine, Media Historical Society, Acc. FHL 2020.030.

Marriage certicate of Clara and Richard Barker cataloged separately in ++Marriage Certificates, chart case.

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
Finding Aid Author
Susanna Morikawa
Finding Aid Date
July 2021
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Friends Historical Library believes all of the items in this collection to be in the Public Domain in the United States, and is not aware of any restrictions on their use. However, the user is responsible for making a final determination of copyright status before reproducing. See

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