Christopher Densmore Research Papers
Held at: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081
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Overview and metadata sections
Christopher Densmore retired in 2018 after seventeen years as Curator of the Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College. Before coming to Swarthmore he worked at the State University of New York at Buffalo, serving as Acting Director of the University Archives (1995-98) and University Archivist (1998-2001). He earned his Master's in American History at the University of Wisconsin (1973) and a Bachelor's in History at Oberlin College (1971). Chris has served on the Board of Friends Historical Association, Vice President of the Pennsylvania Abolition Society, and Chair of the Canadian Friends Historical Association.
This collection includes both raw research materials and finished papers. Topics include Quakers in Canada, Native American history, Progressive Friends, the Underground Railroad and Abolition, and Women's Rights.
Folders are arranged in series by topic, then chronologically or topically within the series or subseries. The contents of the folders are as arranged by the donor.
Gift, Christopher Densmore, 2018.
Two of Chris Densmore's unpublished papers, previously given to the Library, have been added to this collection.
- Underground Railroad -- New York (State) -- Rochester
- Women's rights -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Sources
- Underground Railroad -- Pennsylvania
- Progressive Quakers
- Seneca Indians
- Oneida Indians
- Society of Friends -- Canada
- Quakers -- Canada
- Abolitionists -- United States -- History -- 19th century
- Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
- Finding Aid Author
- Patricia C. O'Donnell
- Finding Aid Date
- June, 2020
- Access Restrictions
This collection is open for research.
- Use Restrictions
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Folders arranged chronologically.