Quaker Historian Frost to Present Friends Library Curators Lecture at Swarthmore

For Immediate Release:  March 30, 2006
Contact:  Marsha Nishi Mullan     
610-328-8535      
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Quaker Historian Frost to Present Friends Library Curators Lecture at Swarthmore

J. William (Jerry) Frost, senior research scholar and Howard M. and Charles F. Jenkins Professor Emeritus of Quaker History and Research at Swarthmore College will present the Friends Historical Library's 2006 Honorary Curators' Lecture on Monday, April 17.  His talk "The Enigma of William Penn:  A Biographer's Dilemmas" is at 7:30 p.m. in the Scheuer Room, Kohlberg Hall.  The event is free and open to the public.

The author of many books and articles on Quaker history and peace studies, including The Quaker Family in Colonial America: A Portrait of the Society of Friends (1973), The Quakers (1988), A Perfect Freedom: Religious Liberty in Pennsylvania  (1990), and A History of Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, and Muslim Perspectives on War and Peace (2004), Frost has profoundly influenced the understanding of Quaker history.  Frost also served as director of the Friends Historical Library from 1973 to 2001.

For information contact Chris Densmore, 610-328-8499.