Swarthmore College Archives: Faculty & Staff

Some records of the Faculty are restricted, and access requires permission of the President of the College or the Provost. Please click on headings for detailed finding aids, if available.

Faculty Handbooks, 1947-

The Faculty Handbook includes information about policies, practices, facilities, and conventions that relate to a position.
Call number: RG6/L1

Meetings of the Faculty, 1877-

The Faculty of Swarthmore College probably met from the beginning of the College's operation, and formal meetings were routine by 1877, when the available minutes begin.
Call number: RG6/L2

Faculty and Staff Committees

Meeting minutes, reports, correspondence, and other materials relating to various committees composed of the faculty and/or staff. Arranged alphabetically by committee.
Call number: RG6/L3

Faculty and Staff Social Organizations

The Penguin Club, previously known as the Campus Club and before that the Faculty Club, served as the primary social organization for Swarthmore faculty and their spouses from around 1920 until 1989. The Penguin Club records, 1920-1989, include minutes of the Penguin Club and predecessor organization (including some Men’s and Women’s minutes), 1920s-1980s; faculty-staff drama production materials, such as programs, scripts, planning materials, and flyers, 1960s-1989; files on other activities of the Campus Club, such as museum tours, potlucks, and picnics; and materials on "The Kovalenko," an annual dinner dance for faculty. Also stored with this collection is one slim volume of records of Jocoseria, a faculty club for Robert Browning enthusiasts (1898-1899), call number RG6/L4-B.
Call number: RG6/L4

Memorandums to the Faculty and Staff

Memorandums issued to the faculty and/or staff of Swarthmore College, organized alphabetically by topic.
Call number: RG6/L5

Provost's Office

The Provost is the chief academic officer of the college and is responsible for the faculty and the curriculum. All academic departments report to the Provost, as do academic support departments including the Library and Information Technology Services, and athletics. Access to some Provost records is restricted.
Call number: RG6/L6

Syllabi and Course Materials

Syllabi and course materials from various classes offered at Swarthmore College, organized by department, circa 1900-2011 (0.1 linear feet). See also papers of individual faculty members (RG6/L8) and directors of the Friends Historical Library (William Isaac Hull, RG5/069; Frederick Barnes Tolles, RG5/218; J. William Frost, RG5/253.
Call number: RG6/L7

Papers of Individual Faculty and Staff Members:

Mary Albertson (RG6/L8/001)
Carl Barus (RG6/L8/002)
Arthur Beardsley (RG6/L8/003)
Robert Clarkson Brooks (RG6/L8/004)
Joseph Conard (RG6/L8/005)
Everett Lee Hunt (RG6/L8/006)
Olga Lang (RG6/L8/007)
Pauline Marshall (RG6/L8/008)
Charles B. Shaw (RG6/L8/009)
Harrison M. Wright (RG6/L8/010)  
J. Rolland Pennock (RG6/L8/011)
Brand Blanshard (RG6/L8/012)
David S. Cowden (RG6/L8/013)

Faculty and Staff Reference Files

Primarily clippings and other secondary materials relating to individual members of the  Faculty and Staff of Swarthmore College.  Arranged alphabetically, index available in the Library.
Call number: RG6/L9

Photographs of Faculty and Staff

Arranged by department.
Call number: SPA/207/F

Presidential files on faculty

Many of the papers of former Swarthmore College Presidents include faculty correspondence files, which typically include documents about the faculty member's hiring, career at Swarthmore, and departure from the institution. Check the papers of the president who was in office at the time the faculty member retired or departed from Swarthmore. Note that certain access restrictions are applied to presidential papers, and that personnel information is restricted due to privacy considerations.
See: President's Office