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Swarthmore Phoenix 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.

Overview and metadata sections

The Swarthmore Phoenix, Swarthmore College's newspaper, began as a monthly publication in 1881, edited by J. E. Verre, Class of 1883. It took its name from the bird that arose from the ashes in Greek mythology since it was founded in the year that College's main building was gutted by fire. The building reopened in 1882.

It remains the official campus newspaper under the name The Phoenix.

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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 to the Director. 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

Account book, 1884-1899.
Scope and Contents

Business manager's record

Physical Description

1 folder

Miscellaneous receipts, etc., 1898-1901, n.d.
Scope and Contents

Includes Phoenix Handbook, ca. 1921

Physical Description

1 folder

Letters to the Phoenix, 1933.
Scope and Contents

Concerning abolition of women's fraternities. Includes letters from Dorothy Canfield Fisher whose daughter graduated from Swarthmore College and Isabel Briggs Myers, Class of 1919. The majority supported the decision, arguing that at a College as small as Swarthmore, sororities had a negative impact on members and those outside the system.

Physical Description

1 folder

Scrapbook on Adlai Stevenson prank issue, 1953.
Physical Description

1 folder

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