Dave Narbeth Swarthmore History presentation collection
Held at: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081
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J. David Narbeth presented an informal slide lecture, "A brief history of Swarthmore from about 1680 to the 1930s," in September 1975 at the Swarthmore Woman's Club. It was based on photographs that he and a committee of twenty had collected. The committee included West Cochrane, Ellie Bassett, Casper and Roz Garrett, Florence Hoadley, Kay Bassett, Helen and George Warren, Marje Told, "Bus" Blundin, Cresson Prichard, Nancy Speers of Friends Historical Library, Beulah Green, and Jane Rittenhouse. In 1992 a VHS tape was created as part of the Borough of Swarthmore Centennial celebration using the original script and slides. Subsequently the Swarthmore Historical Society produced a DVD from the VHS tape.
Donor: Swarthmore Historical Society
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Collection is open for research.
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Dave Narbeth presented an informal slide lecture in 1975 based on photographs he collected. VHS The script was used to create a surrogate for the Swarthmore Centennnial Celebration.Physical Description
Images were collected from sources at Friends Historical Library and the community.Physical Description
"A Brief History of Swarthmore As told through the pictures collected by Dave Narbeth." Narration by Charles F. Seymour, Jr. Video production by Robert J. Kerr. Revising and consolidating original text by Anne N. Cochrane and Elric C. Gerner.Physical Description
"A Brief History of Swarthmore As told through the pictures collected by Dave Narbeth." Narration by Charles F. Seymour, Jr. Video production by Robert J. Kerr. Revising and consolidating original text by Anne N. Cochrane and Elric C. Gerner. Digital version created from the VHS.Physical Description