Swarthmore Phoenix Records
Held at: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081
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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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Collection is open for research.
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Business manager's recordPhysical Description
Includes Phoenix Handbook, ca. 1921Physical Description
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