Reproduction pictures used in exhibitions or book illustrations
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
Most of these collections were compiled by Friends Historical Library Director Jerry Frost or FHL Curator Mary Ellen Chijioke.
- Barbour, Hugh
- Frost, Robert, 1874-1963
- Hicks, Elias, 1748-1830
- Woolman, John, 1720-1772
- Gurney, Joseph John, 1788-1847
- Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892
- Bean, Hannah E. (Hannah Elliott), 1830-1909
- Bean, Joel, 1825-1914
- Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
The materials in the collection include slides, negatives, and black and white photographic reproductions as well as catalogue entries for items from Friends Historical Library Collections ranging from 1676 to 1889. The Friends Historical Library contributed examples of two letters, two books, and an album of silhouettes cut by Augustin Édouart in the mid 19th century.
The files are organized by document type: catalogue entries, negatives, slides, and 8x10 photographs.Physical Description
0.1 cubic ft.1 file folder, stored with PA-046
General historical notes, as well as exhibit labels for: ALS to Lucretia Mott from William Lloyd Garrison, ALS to Joseph Wharton from Andrew Carnegie, silhouette album by Augustin Amant Constant Fidèle Édouart.
Color negatives (35mm) of complete exhibit contribution. Black and white negatives (4"x 5") of complete exhibit contribution.
3 of Édouart silhouettes. Title page of "Good Order Established." by Thomas Budd, 1685. Society of Friends Minutes, 1678-1696 (title page). ALS to Lucretia Mott. ALS to Joseph Wharton.
This collection consists of black and white reproductions of images used in A Perfect Freedom: Religious Liberty in Pennsylvania by J. William Frost (1990), a book about the development of religious tolerance in the state and its impact on the nation's religious landscape. There are portraits of famous Quakers such as William Penn and Lucretia Mott, but as well as images of Quaker Meeting Houses and even an African Methodist Episcopal Church.Physical Description
0.1 cubic ft.Half box, stored with PA-067
Color slides by the Swarthmore College Library Media Department of items from the exhibit mounted by the Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College and Swarthmore College Peace Collection in McCabe LIbrary of Swarthmore College in honor of Black History Month, Feburary 1990. Slides are individually numbered and there is an inventory with the collection. There are a few 8x10 photographic prints.Physical Description
.2 cubic ft.1 binder
This collection features black and white glossy photographs, color slides, and black and white negatives of John G. Whittier's personal letters to friends such as Helen Keller and William LLoyd Garrison, poems, abolitionist essays/publications, and other writings. The black and white glossy photographs are either 5"x7" or 3"x5" while the color slides and negatives are 35mm.Physical Description
.4 cubic ft.1 box and 1 binder
35mm black and white negatives; each black and white print possesses a negative copy (see inventory checklist); negatives are arrranged in files from A to I.
Color slides are copies of existing black and white prints (see inventory checklist). Not all prints possess a color slide copy. Color slides arranged in album in ascending order.
The photographs in this collection mainly consist of loose copies of both black and white prints (including a rare pencil sketch) and negatives. They depict a variety of images, from prominent Friends like Elias Hicks and John G. Whittier to images of Friends' Monthly Meetings and groups of gathered Friends and children. Some other images include copies of publication title pages, anti-slavery bags, and even a copy of one of John Woolman's journal entries.
All photographs in this collection are copies of original items in the holdings of Friends Historical Library.Physical Description
.1 cubic ft.1 box
Printed and published by S. Probasco in Philadelphia, 1829.
Interior and exterior photographs taken in the late 19th century.
Illustration from Harper's Bazar, May 19, 1888, drawn by George Errington.
After her husband's death, Rachel Kirk assisted her cousin, Elizabeth Test, in the school at the Kickapoo station, twelve miles from Shawnee. This photogrpah was probably taken at that time.
Dr. Charles W. Kirk and his wife, Rachel, Friends from Richmond, Indiana, began their work with the American Indian community in Oklahoma in the year 1878, during the period of Grant's Peace Policy. They first took charge of the Wyandotte Government School, then worked at the Shawnee under the Associated Executive Commitee of Friends. In the mid 1880s, Charles Kirk was appointed General Superintendant of the work of the Committee in Oklahoma, a position which he held until his death in 1893.
Interior and exterior photographs taken at the time of the annual session of the Northwest Yearly meeting.
The theme was "Game Plan for the Fourth Quarter... A World-Wide Strategy of Friends in the Final 25 Years of the Twentieth Century." When all present and former missionaries were asked to come forward, over seventy responded.
The sale of these work bags financed anti-slavery activities.
American Friends Service Committee
This collection contains an information guide to the exhibit along with various negatives and slides of the exhibit.Physical Description
.15 cubic ft.1 box, stored with PA127.
This collection is arranged in two binders. Binder 1 has pictures from the front cover to page 62, while Binder 2 has pictures from page 63 to the back cover.
Philadelphia Quakers, 1681-1981: A Tercentenary Family Album by written by Robert H. Wilson, designed by Raymond A. Ballinger, and published by Philadelphia Yearly Meeting to celebrate its 300th anniversary in 1981. This collection consists of image reproductions used in the book. It includes photographs and illustrations of statues, buildings, furniture, houses, schools, settled land, famous Quakers, and documents.Physical Description
.8 cubic ft.2 binders