An Inventory of the Dorothy G.Harris Papers, 1927-1959

(5 boxes ; 2.5 linear feet)

RG 5/216


© Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College.  
Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081-1399 U.S.A.  

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Abstract
Dorothy Gladden Harris (1902-1972), Quaker librarian, archivist, scientific illustrator, was a librarian and archivist at Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College and a researcher in Quaker history. This collection contains correspondence, articles, scientific drawings, and course, research, and reference notes relating to Dorothy Harris's activities as librarian and archivist at Friends Historical Library and as a Quaker researcher. Includes correspondence relating to her work in London, England, as part of an exchange of Quaker librarians in 1947.

Background note:
BIOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL NOTE Dorothy Harris (1902-1972), Quaker librarian, archivist, scientific illustrator, was a librarian and archivist at Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College and a researcher in Quaker history.

Scope and content
SCOPE AND CONTENT OF THE RECORDS This collection contains correspondence, articles, scientific drawings, and course, research, and reference notes relating to Dorothy Harris's activities as librarian and archivist at Friends Historical Library and as a Quaker researcher. Includes correspondence relating to her work in London, England, as part of an exchange of Quaker librarians in 1947.

Organization
Organization

Administrative information

Restrictions
None.

Preferred citation
Preferred Citation [Indicate the cited item or series here], Dorothy G. Harris Papers, RG 4/028, Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College.

Provenance
Accession information Gift of Dorothy Harris, 1971

Processing information
Processing information Placed in document boxes as part of the records of Friends Historical Library and catalogued as a separate Record Group 4, Harris papers.


Added entries

Subjects
  • Archivists -- Pennsylvania
  • Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
  • Great Britain -- Libraries
  • Harris, Dorothy G. (Dorothy Gladden), 1902-1972
  • Illustrators -- United States
  • Librarians -- Interchange of
  • Librarians -- Pennsylvania
  • Libraries -- Great Britain
  • Libraries -- Pennsylvania
  • Quaker women -- Great Britain
  • Quaker women -- Pennsylvania
  • Quakers -- Great Britain
  • Quakers -- History
  • Quakers -- Pennsylvania
  • Scientific illustrators -- United States
  • Women archivists -- Pennsylvania
  • Women librarians -- Pennsylvania
  • London (England) -- Libraries
  • Pennsylvania -- Libraries
  • Swarthmore (Pa.) -- Libraries
Additional Authors and Contributors
  • Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
Genre terms
  • Drawings
Credits
Processed by: Finding Aid Prepared by FHL staff
Date: 2000
Restrictions: 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 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.
Sponsor: Encoding made possible by a grant by the Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation to the Philadelphia Consortium of Special Collections Libraries


Inventory

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE RECORDS
Notes
Note to Researchers: To request materials, please note both the location and box numbers shown below:

Ser. 1. Correspondence

General correspondence
Arranged alphabetically by author. Largely pertains to library exchange with Friends House Library (1947) and Quaker contacts resulting from visits to England.
1937-1959 Box 1

Correspondence and reports about Friends House Library exchange 1947 Box 1

Correspondence about library training and positions. 1936-1955 Box 1

Correspondence with the Gottstein family
German family assisted by Dorothy Harris following World War II
Box 1

Ser. 2. Writings

Published articles:

“Friends' Work with the Indians—1945” Friends Intelligencer 9/1/1945 Box 2

“Old Friends Record Book Found,” Bulletin of Friends Historical Association Spring, 1946 Box 2

“History of Friends Meeting Libraries,” Bulletin of Friends Historical Association Autumn, 1946 Box 2

“Quaker Librarian's Exchange,” Bulletin of Friends Historical Association Autumn, 1950 Box 2

“Grellet Letters at Swarthmore,” Friends Intelligence 2/17/1951 Box 2

“Baltimore to Waynesville in 1805: Extracts from the Memoirs of Rebecca Wright Hill,” Bulletin of Friends Historical Association Spring, 1951 Box 2

“From the Library of Pastorius,” Bulletin of Friends Historical Association Autumn, 1953 Box 2

“Friends Historical Library, Swarthmore,” Friends Intelligencer 10/3/1953 Box 2

“Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College: Its History and its Manuscript, Collections,” Then and Now 1960 Box 2

“Old Salem Record Found,” Friends Journal 7/1/1962 Box 2

“Friends and the Emancipation Proclamation,” Friends Journal 7/1/1962 Box 2

Review of The Farthing Family Box 2

“Archival Collections at Swarthmore” Box 2

Unpublished articles:

Swarthmore College Library: reports while on the staff of the Circulation Department 1939 Box 2

Radnor Monthly meeting, History of. Box 2

University of Pennsylvania M.A. paper: “Factors Influencing the Architecture of Nineteenth Century Quaker Meeting Houses in America.”
Some notes and pictures for this paper are included. Microfilm copy of picture album used for the paper; most of the actual pictures removed from the article.
Box 2

University of Pennsylvania M.A. paper: “Benjamin West, 1738-1820,” and other papers. Box 2

Drexel Institute School of Library Science, papers submitted for courses 1936-1937 Box 2

Ser. 3. Scientific Illustrations

Correspondence regarding scientific illustrations 1927-1931 Box 3

Drawings published in scientific journals 1930-1938 Box 3

Drawings, published and unpublished Box 3

Drawings, sketchbooks and photographs Box 3

Ser. 4. Notes

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College: notes for talks on the library and on Quaker history. Box 4

Archives, courses and conferences 1951-1955 Box 4

Friends House Library exchange: notes and reports; travel papers 1947 Box 4

School of Field Studies in European Archives, Libraries and Museums 1955 Box 4

Survey for college archives 1951 and later Box 4

Swarthmore College: notes for course 1954 Box 4

Woodbrooke College: notes for course 1947 Box 4

Young Friends Seminar 1936 Box 4