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Swarthmore College Faculty Handbooks


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

The Faculty Handbook provides members of the Swarthmore College faculty with information about various policies, procedures, practices, facilities, and conventions that pertain to their positions. The Handbook includes four sections: structure of administration and faculty; academic and administrative policies and procedures; faculty employment and compensation; and services and facilities. The Faculty Handbook expanded upon the information found in the Faculty Regulations and superseded the latter publication in 1970.

This series includes various issues of Faculty Regulations and Faculty Handbooks, as well as handbooks for Instructional Staff, Chairs, and Departmental Administrative Assistants. It is organized by type and then chronologically.

Deposited by the Provost's Office, first ca. 1972, and at various times since.

The original deposit was received circa 1972 and processed as part of Swarthmore College Archives, Series 2, Official Records of the College. As necessary, materials were reorganized and refiled and a new inventory and finding aid produced. This work was completed in July 2000. Additional materials have been added since.

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Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Copyright has not been assigned to Friends Historical Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf 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

Faculty Regulations, 1947, 1951, 1956, 1960.
Faculty Handbooks, 1970, 1973, 1980.
Faculty Handbooks, 1983, 1984, 1985.
Faculty Handbooks, 1987, 1996, 2001.
Departmental Handbook for Chairs and Administrative Assistants, 2008.
Handbook for Instructional Staff, 2008.

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