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Swarthmore College Peace and Conflict Studies Records


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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Peace and Conflict Studies was founded, as a concentration, is 1991. The program was founded in large part due to the work of J. William Frost; Jenkins Professor of Quaker History and Research, and Director of the Friends Historical Library and the Swarthmore College Peace Collection. Through the 1990s and early 2000s Frost pushed the program forward and served as head of the oversight committee for the concentration.

In 1991 the Lippincott Foundation granted the Peace and Conflict Studies program money to pay for a series of visiting lecturers to teach Peace and Conflict Studies classes and offer grant money to students doing projects related to the work of Peace and Conflict Studies. This collection includes records related to various Lippincott Grant projects from 1991 to 1999.

This collection includes materials related to the earlier years of the Peace and Conflict Studies program at Swarthmore College. This includes concentration proposls, grant applications, course materials, syllabus, academic papers, committee correspondence, correspondence related to faculty hiring.

This collection has been arranged into two series. The first series includes materials related to the founding and administration of the Peace and Conflict Studies concentration from 1991-2003. The second series includes materials from 1992-1999 related to the Lippincott Grant, which the Peace and Conflict Studies committee oversaw and which faciliated Peace and Conflict Studies related research on campus. Folders have been arranged in roughly chronological order within their series.

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Access Restrictions

Some of the information in this collection may be redacted in order to safeguard students' personal information

Use Restrictions

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in to the College Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Friends Historical Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by reader.

Collection Inventory

Peace and Conflict Studies program and concentration proposals , 1991.
committee correspondence , 1993-1995.
Mission to Northern Ireland materials , 1994-1995.
Committee correspondence and Tri-College concentration materials , 1995-1996.
Peace and Conflict Studies course proposals , 1992-2000.
Program evaluation and related correspondence , 1997-1999.
Shoemaker Fund materials and correspondence , 1994.
Syllabus, lecture notes and other course materials , 1992.
Correspondence related to faculty hires , 1993-2003.
Grant applications (various) , 2000-2003.

Lippincott materials miscellaneous , 1992-1993.
Lippincott grant applications , 1993.
Lippincott grant applications , 1994.
Lippincott grant applications, 1995.
Lippincott grant applications, 1996.
Lippincott grant applications, 1997.
Lippincott grant applications , 1997.
Lippincott grant applications , 1999.

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